data protection

We appreciate your interest in our website. For external links to third-party content we can assume no liability despite careful content control. The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our homepage is very important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with legal regulations. Below you will find information about which data is collected during your visit to the homepage and how it is used:

Data protection

Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal information is neither required by law nor by contract nor required to conclude a contract. You are not required to provide the data. A non-provisioning has no consequences. This applies only insofar as no other information is given in the subsequent processing operations. 
“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Server log files 
You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. Every time you access our website, usage data is transmitted through your Internet browser and stored in log data (server log files). These stored data include, for example, the name of the page accessed, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. These data are used solely to ensure trouble-free operation of our website and to improve our offer. An assignment of this data to a specific person is not possible.

Collection and processing using the contact form 
When using the contact form, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) only in the scope provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of establishing contact. By submitting your message, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. 
You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent to revocation. We only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted, unless you have consented to the further processing and use.

security Alert 
We endeavor to store your personal data by taking all technical and organizational possibilities so that they are not accessible to third parties. When communicating via e-mail, we can not guarantee complete data security, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

Using Google reCAPTCHA 
We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. on our website (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). The query is for the purpose of distinguishing whether the input is by a human or automated, machine processing. The query includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of this service.The IP address sent by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with other data provided by Google. If necessary, your data will also be transmitted to the USA.For data transfers to the US, there is an adequacy decision of the European Commission, the “Privacy Shield”. Google participates in the “Privacy Shield” and has submitted to the specifications. By pressing the query, you consent to the processing of your data. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent to revocation. 
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and its privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

customer account 
When opening a customer account, we collect your personal data in the scope indicated there. The purpose of data processing is to improve your shopping experience and simplify order processing. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent to revocation. Your customer account will be deleted afterwards.

Data collection when writing a comment 
When commenting on an article or article, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, commentary text) only in the scope provided by you. The purpose of the processing is to allow comments and comments. By submitting the comment you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent to revocation.Your personal data will be deleted afterwards.

When your comment is published, the name and the e-mail address you provided will be published.

Collection, processing and use of personal data for orders 
When ordering, we collect and use your personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfill and process your order and to process your requests. The provision of the data is required for the conclusion of the contract. Non-provisioning means that no contract can be concluded. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO and is required to fulfill a contract with you. A transfer of your data to third parties without your express consent is not. Excluded from this are only our service partners, which we need to process the contractual relationship or service providers of which we serve in the context of a processing order. In addition to the recipients named in the respective clauses of this privacy policy, these include, for example, recipients of the following categories: shipping service providers, payment service providers, merchandise management service providers, order processing service providers, web hosting providers, IT service providers and dropshipping retailers. In all cases, we strictly adhere to the legal requirements. The amount of data transmission is limited to a minimum.

Use of the e-mail address for sending newsletters 
Regardless of the contract, we use your e-mail address solely for our own advertising purposes to send you newsletters, if you have expressly consented to this. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until your revocation. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by notifying us. Your e-mail address will then be removed from the mailing list.

Use of PayPal 
All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy. These can be found at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-prev?locale.x=en_US

cookies 
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the computer system of a user. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened. We use cookies for the purpose of making our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Furthermore, cookies enable our systems to recognize your browser even after a page change and offer you services. Some features of our website can not be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page break.

In addition, we use cookies on our website for the purpose of enabling an analysis of the surfing behavior of our site visitors.

Processing is based on § 15 (3) TMG and Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from the legitimate interest in the above-mentioned purposes. 
The data collected by you in this way will be pseudonymised by technical means. An assignment of the data to your person is therefore no longer possible. The data will not be stored by you together with other personal data. 
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR. 
Cookies are stored on your computer. Therefore, you have full control over the use of cookies. By selecting appropriate technical settings in your internet browser, you can prevent the storage of cookies and transmission of the data contained therein. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. We point out, however, that you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full. 
Under the links below you can find out how to manage (among other things disable) cookies on the most important browsers: 
Chrome browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en 
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies 
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en/kb/cookies-allow-and-dispose 
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-us/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Use of PHP Web Stat 
On our website we use the PHP Web Stat analysis tool PHP Web Stat (Sternbuschweg 2, 46562 Voerde). 
Data processing is for the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors. For this purpose, data is collected and stored for marketing and optimization purposes. From this data, usage profiles can be created under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used. Cookies enable recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected by the PHP Web Stat technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor of this website without the explicit consent of the person concerned and will not be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. 
Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from the legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website. 
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR. 
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting appropriate technical settings of your browser software. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. 
The data collection and storage can be contradicted at any time with effect for the future.

Use of social plug-ins with the “2-click solution” 
We use social networking plugins on our website using the “2 click solution”. In doing so, no connections to the servers of the social networks will be established without your explicit consent and consequently no data will be transmitted. 
The standard plug-in integration creates a link between your computer and the social network providers’ servers when you visit the pages of our Web site that contain such a plug-in, and notify the plug-in by notifying your browser the page shown. Both your IP address and the information about which of our pages you have visited are transmitted to the provider server. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in to the social network. Even with non-registered or not logged in users will be transmitted. If you are also logged in the social network Facebook, this information will be assigned to your personal user account. When using the plug-in functions (eg by clicking the button), this information is also assigned to your user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. In order to keep control over your data, we have decided to deactivate the corresponding button first. You will recognize this by the grayed out button. Without your express consent - in the form of activation of the button - no link to the server of the social network will be established and consequently no data will be transmitted. 
Only when you activate the button, the button becomes active (highlighted in color) and a direct connection to the servers of the social network is established. 
By activating you give your consent to the transmission of your data to the respective provider of the social network. Among other things, both your IP address and the information on which of our pages you have visited are transmitted. If you are connected to one or more of your social network accounts at the same time, the collected information will also be associated with your corresponding profiles. You can only prevent this mapping by logging out of the social networks before visiting our website and before activating the buttons from your user accounts. 
The following social networks are integrated by means of the “2 click function”. For more information on the scope and purpose of the collection and use of data, as well as your related rights and ways to protect your privacy, see the linked privacy policy of the provider.

Google Inc. Google+ (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA) https://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Facebook of Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Instagram of the Instagram LLC. (1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA) https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Use of Facebook plug-ins 
This website uses the plug-ins of the facebook.com social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). When you visit any page of our site that has such a plug-in, it will connect to the Facebook servers and display the plug-in by notifying your browser on the page. This will be transmitted to the Facebook server, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of Facebook, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using the plug-in functions (eg clicking the “Like” button, submitting a comment), this information will also be assigned to your Facebook account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. 
If you do not want Facebook to associate the collected information directly with your Facebook profile, you must either log out of Facebook before visiting our website or block the loading of the Facebook plug-ins on our pages by using a “Facebook Blocker” , 
For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, about your rights in this regard and ways to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Use the Google “+1” button 
This website uses the “+1” button on Google Inc.’s Google Plus, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA (“Google”) social network. When you visit a page labeled “+1” on our website, it will connect to Google’s servers in the US and display the button on the page by notifying your browser. Here, both your IP address and the information of which of our pages you have visited, sent to the Google server. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in to Google Plus. Even with non-registered or not logged in users will be transmitted. The “+1” button is not used to track your visits to the Internet. Google does not permanently log your browsing history when displaying a “+1” button and does not otherwise evaluate your visit to a page with a “+1” button. Google stores about two weeks of data about your visit for system maintenance and troubleshooting purposes. However, this data is not structured according to individual profiles, usernames or URLs and will not be forwarded to us.Additionally, if you are a member of Google Plus and you log in to Google Plus at the time you use the plug-in, the information you collect about your page visit will be linked to your Google Plus account and shared with other users. Also in the case of interactions that are possible with the various Google plug-ins, the information about you will be collected, transmitted to Google and stored. For an overview of the different types of Google Plug-ins, please visit https://developers.google.com/+/web/

If you’ve made your profile public in Google Plus’s settings, Google may use your “+1” as a reference along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or other places on websites and advertisements on the Internet. If you do not want Google to map the collected information directly to your Google Plus profile, you’ll need to log out of Google Plus before visiting our website. 
For more information about Google’s collection and use of data, your rights, and ways to protect your privacy, see the Google Privacy Policy : www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html .

You also have the option to prevent Google plug-ins from being loaded by installing add-ons in your browser.

Use of Instagram plug-ins 
This website uses plug-ins from the Instagram online service operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). 
When you visit any page of our site that has such a plug-in, it will connect to the Instagram servers and display the plug-in by notifying your browser on the page. This will send to the Instagram server both your IP address and the information on which of our pages you have visited. 
If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram assigns this information to your personal user account. When using the plug-in functions (eg clicking the “Instagram” button), this information is also assigned to your Instagram account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. 
If you do not want Instagram to map the collected information directly to your Instagram account, you must either log out of Instagram before visiting our website, or log in using the add-on, such as the script blocker “NoScript” (noscript. net), block your browser from loading the Instagram plug-in on our website. 
For more information about how Instagram collects and uses your data, your rights and how to protect your privacy, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Use of YouTube 
We use the YouTube LLC Embedding feature on our website. (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, “YouTube”). 
YouTube is an affiliate of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). 
The feature displays videos deposited with YouTube in an iframe on the website. The option “Extended Privacy Mode” is activated. As a result, YouTube does not store information about visitors to the site. Only when you watch a video will information be transmitted to and stored on YouTube. 
For more information about the collection and use of data by YouTube and Google, your rights, and ways to protect your privacy, see the YouTube Privacy Policy ( https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy ).

Using Google Maps 
We use Google Inc.’s Embed Google Maps feature on our website (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). 
The feature allows the visual display of geographic information and interactive maps. 
In doing so, Google also collects, processes and uses data from the visitors to the pages in which GoogleMaps maps are integrated. For more information about Google’s collection and use of data, please see the Google Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html . There you can also change your settings in the privacy center so that you can manage and protect your data processed by Google. 
If necessary, your data will also be transmitted to the USA. There is an adequacy decision by the European Commission for data transfers to the US. 
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR. 
To do this, you must turn off the JavaScript application in your browser. We point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website, such as the interactive map display, in full.

Duration of storage 
After completion of the contract, the data are initially stored for the duration of the warranty period, then taking into account statutory, especially tax and commercial retention periods and then deleted after the deadline, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.

Use and use of Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The controller has integrated on this website the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. 
Web analysis is the collection, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website an affected person has come to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analytics via Google Analytics. By means of this addendum, the IP address of the Internet access of the data subject will be shortened and anonymised by Google if the access to our website is from a Member State of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our websites, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics uses a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By using this cookie Google is enabled to analyze the usage of our website. Each time one of the pages of this website is accessed by the controller and a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically initiated by the respective Google Analytics component To submit data to Google for online analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Google will be aware of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which serve, among other things, Google to track the origin of the visitors and clicks, and subsequently make commission settlements possible.

The cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as access time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of site visits by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. 
Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google.

To do this, the person must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must re-install the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or disabled by the data subject or any other person within their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html.Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

Rights of the person concerned 
You are entitled to the following rights under Art. 15 to 20 GDPR if the legal prerequisites are met: Right to information, to correction, to cancellation, to limitation of processing, to data portability. 
In addition, according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, you are entitled to a right of objection to the processing based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR and to processing for the purpose of direct mail.

Contact us on request. The contact details can be found in our imprint.

Right of appeal to the supervisory authority 
According to Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not legal.

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