The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis, as far as is possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the website explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam mails.
PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK-PLUGINS (LIKE-BUTTON)
Plugins from the social network Facebook, based at 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States of America are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins on our site by the Facebook logo or the "Like” button. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like” button while logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visiting our website with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of this site, have no knowledge regarding the content or
use of the transmitted data and that Facebook does not provide us with such. For more information, please refer to Facebook’s privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visiting our pages with your Facebook
account, please log out of your Facebook account.
If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g., with the "Facebook Blocker" (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/)
PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF GOOGLE +1
Collection and dissemination of information:
The Google +1 button lets you publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have provided for a +1 content and information about the page you viewed when clicking +1. Your +1 can be displayed as a clue along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and online ads.
Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and contains at least the name selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name with which you used to share content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information of yours.
If you do not want Google+ to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Google+ profile, you must log out before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Google+ plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g., with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE USE OF TWITTER
The Twitter service functions are integrated on our pages. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States of America. By using Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter.
You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings
If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected from our website directly with your Twitter profile, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Twitter plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g., with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
DATA USAGE WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE EMAIL NEWSLETTER
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data required or separately provided by you for this purpose in order to send you our email newsletter on a regular basis. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done via a link in the newsletter.
DATA USAGE FOR CONTRACT PROCESSING
We use the data you provide to fulfill and process your order. In order to fulfil the contract, we pass your data on to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery. In order to process payments, we pass on the payment data required for this purpose to the bank and, if applicable, payment service providers commissioned by us or to the payment service provider you selected while completing the order.
In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. You can adjust the settings in your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and can decide on an individual basis whether or not to accept the cookies or whether to accept cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.
WEB ANALYSIS WITH GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files saved to your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally sent to and stored by Google on a server in the United States. In the case of an IP anonymization for this website, the IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within the Member States of the European Union or in other States that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing further services relating to the website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies in your preferences on your web browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookies and relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and from Google processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click here to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your mobile device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again.
CREDIT CHECK AND SCORING
Provided that we make advance payments, e.g., in the case of a purchase on account, we will obtain a credit check on the basis of mathematical-statistical procedures from PowerPay MF Group AG, P. O. Box 336, CH-9004 St. Gallen, Switzerland in order to protect our legitimate interests. For this purpose, we will transmit the personal data required for a credit check to Powerpay and will use the information we have received on the statistical probability of a payment default to make a decision on the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship. The information regarding creditworthiness can contain probability values (score values) which are calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical methods and which include address data in their calculation. Your protected interests will be considered in accordance with the statutory provisions.