Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website. The protection of your person details is very important to us. With the following information, we would like to give you detailed information on how we use this information.

Just a few introductory sentences should prepare the visitor or user for the following details about data protection.

Data collection and processing

In general you do not need to divulge your personal details in order to use our website. The only information which will be saved is access data, which has no personal link. These could include, but are not limited to, the name of the internet service provider, the name of the website you visited before visiting our website, the name of data accessed and the date on which it was accessed. These data will be collected solely with the aim of improving our internet services and are in no way linked to your personal details.

Your personal details will only be collected if you freely disclose them to us. This may take place through the placement of an order, when opening a customer account or through subscribing to our newsletter.

If you offer a customer account service or subscription to a newsletter it is advisable to include in the registration process, in addition to the general data protection information, a check box for the user to tick and in doing so confirm their acceptance for their personal data to be used. You should also explicitly state that the acceptance can be retracted at any time.

Use and passing on of personal data

If you purchase one of our services or request delivery of a product from us, your personal details will only be used to the extent needed in order to permit the service to be carried out, unless you give special permission for any other use. Use of your personal data in this context includes passing on your data to a third party courier, credit companies or other service providers relevant for the completion of the order.

Unless you specifically permit your personal data to be used for further purposes, after completion of the required service any further use of your data will be blocked and after expiry of the data retention periods set by tax and commerce regulations your details deleted.

If you have subscribed to receive our newsletter, your personal details will be used for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Note: You need not inform a customer of any data activities which you do not pursue. Should you use personal data in a form beyond that which is described here (for example passing on data to a marketing company), you must disclose this to the customer and obtain their express consent.

Use of cookies

In order to understand how you use our website and to improve your experience, we use cookies on some of our webpages. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer. After you have finished your session and closed your browser many of the text files are deleted. So-called “persistent cookies” are also stored and these allow us to recognize you when you next visit our website. Our partner companies are not permitted to collect, process or use personal data stored in the form of cookies on our website. You can prevent cookies being saved on your computer by changing your browser settings. This may result in some functions used by our website being restricted.

The cookies referred to here are often used by online-shops. Express permission should be obtained from a visitor, if you intend to use persistent cookies for other purposes, such as to monitor the visitor’s shopping habits.