The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Where any personal data (such as name, address or email address) is provided, this is as far as possible on a voluntary basis. These data are not without your express consent used for any other purpose.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is impossible.
We understand the importance of your personal information and have appropriate procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information we collect to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information. However, we point out that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is impossible.
We take website and credit card security extremely seriously and always endeavour to provide a secure, safe platform from which to conduct online transactions. To ensure you are accessing a secure server, look for the unbroken key or closed lock symbol located either at the bottom left or top right of your browser window. If it appears, then SSL is active. You can double-check by looking at the URL. If SSL is active, then the first characters of the URL will read "https" rather than just "http". It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and your computer.
Ensure you sign out when you have finished visiting our websites especially if you have accessed the websites from a shared computer.
The websites make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do no harm on your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device memory until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
Server Log Files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information which your browser automatically sends to us in server log files.
The information stored includes –
- Browser type, version and operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name and IP address of accessing computer
- Time of server request
This data is not specific to individuals. A compilation of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively when concrete evidence of unlawful use are known to us.
If you want to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need your email address and information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this information only to send the requested information.
The consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.
Information, Erasure, Blocking
You always have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as other questions relating to personal data you can contact at us any time at the address stated in the imprint.
If you send us enquiries via contact requests, your data out of the request form (including contact information you provide there) will be stored for the purpose of processing the request only and for the purpose of follow-up questions. This data will not be disclosed without your consent.
Rejection of Promotional Emails
The use of contact date published under the obligatory imprint information for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the sites expressly legal steps in case of sending unsolicited promotional information, including spam emails.
For payment via "PayPal" we use the following service provider –
PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A
22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449 Luxembourg
We only use payment service providers that are certified according to PCI DSS* and thus fulfil the strictest requirements for the secure handling and storage of credit card data.
*(PCI DSS is the abbreviation for "Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard" and is based on the security programs Visa AIS (Account Information Security) and MasterCard SDP (Site Data Protection).
Apart from this, we do not pass on personal data to third parties without your request, nor sell or rent out data. However, we reserve the right to disclose information about you if we are legally obliged to do so, or if the publication of lawfully acting authorities or law enforcement agencies is required by us.
Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043.
Google Analytics uses "Cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
In case of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website your IP address from Google will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other with website and internet related services to the website operator. Google Analytics will not merge your IP address with other data from Google.
You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. Your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing from the following link the browser plugin https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Privacy Statement for the Use of Facebook
On our pages are incorporated plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA.
The Facebook plugin you recognise by the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" ("Like") on our side. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
Please log out from your Facebook account if you do not wish that Facebook receives data relating to visiting our pages.
Our site uses functions of the service Instagram. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc. 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
Privacy Statement for the Use of LinkedIn
Our site uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Our websites may use social plugins from the social network Pinterest. Provider of the plugins is Pinterest Inc. 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA.
When you visit a page that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits this log information to the server of Pinterest in the United States. This log data may include: your IP address, the address of the visited websites that also contain options functions, type and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your manner of use of Pinterest and cookies.
For more information about the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by options and your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please see the the privacy policies of Pinterest at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy
Privacy Statement for the Use of X
Functions of the X service are integrated on our sites. These functions are offered by X Corp., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Through the use of X and the "Repost" the web pages you visit are linked to your X account and is shared wit other X. This data is also transmitted to X.
We point out that we as providers of the sites no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use them through X. For more information, please see the privacy statement of X at https://twitter.com/privacy
Your privacy settings can be changed on your X account settings under https://x.com/settings/account
Our website uses plugins operated by Google site YouTube. Operator is the YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our websites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account you allow YouTube, to share your surfing habits directly attributable to your personal profile.