Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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§ 1 General Remarks

We process your personal data only according to stipulations of the applicable Data Protection Act. Personal data is information that can be assigned to a certain person or that identifies a person (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number)

Data protection is of utmost concern to us. The provisions stipulated below are meant to inform you about the kind, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and usage of your personal data.

§ 2 Automatic Data Collection

For technical reasons, we collect the following data that is submitted to us by your internet browser:

·         browser type and version

·         the operating system you use

·         the website you are currently visiting

·         the website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL / the website visited before)

·         date and time of access and your IP address

This data and the personal data you might have submitted are saved separately.

§ 3 Inventory Data

Should data be required for constituting and executing the contractual relationship, your personal data (inventory data) will only be used for contract processing purposes. We need to know who we conclude a contract with. Without your consent, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless we are required to do so for contract processing purposes or should we be legally obliged to do so (e.g. for prosecution purposes or as an emergency response).

§ 4 Usage Data

Your personal data required to be submitted for you to make use of our services and for billing purposes (usage data) is used for contract processing purposes. We are permitted to pass on account data to other service providers or third parties if settlement with the user or the law requires us to do so. Following the complete settlement of our invoice, the usage and account data will be deleted. Instead of being deleted the data will be blocked should legal or contractual retention periods prevent deletion.

§ 5 Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are dropped on your computer by your web browser and might be stored. These text files contain user-specific information that results from your using our website. We use session cookies which are deleted when you end your session. Personal data is not collected by means of our session cookies. They are designed to optimise your visit to our website.

The use of cookies can be deactivated in your web browser. With cookies being deactivated, proper functioning of all services (first and foremost registered users’ log-in) cannot be guaranteed.

The setting of most internet browsers allows the use of cookies by default.


§ 6 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and is stored there.

Should IP anonymization be activated on this website, Google will, however, shorten your IP address within EU member states or other signatory states to the EEA Treaty beforehand. It is only in exceptional cases that your complete IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of this website’s host in order to analyse your use of this website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website host with further services related to the use of the website and the internet.

The IP address that is transferred as part of the Google Analytics service is not amalgamated with other Google data. You can prevent the storing of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. However, please note that in this case you might not be able to make use of the full scope of all functions this website offers. You also have the opportunity to prevent the data generated by the cookie and by your using this website (including your IP address) from being gathered and processed by Google by downloading a browser plugin available under the following link:

Please not that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_anaonymizelp()” extension and therefore only shortened IP addresses are passed on in order to prevent them from being directly linked to an individual.

§ 7 Data Security

For the purpose of safe transmission, we use a SSL certificate by thwate Inc., a VeriSign Inc. company that does encryption with up to 256 bit. The concrete encryption rate can be reduced by the browser you use.

The link to the PayPal payment service is also encrypted. Payment details such as credit card information or bank account details are neither collected nor gathered by us. Nor do we receive such data.

§ 8 Third-Party Providers

This website uses technologies supplied by the third party provider, which determines the current location of the user or the device used.

§ 9 Right to Information

On request, you will be given information on your personal data stored free of charge. If you so wish, this information can be provided electronically. Moreover, you can demand for incorrect data to be corrected and personal data to be blocked or deleted should this not be prevented by any legal retention periods.