Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as “data”) are only processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its content and the services offered there.
According to Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”), “processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data, such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.
With the following data protection declaration, we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, as far as we decide either alone or together with others about the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.
I. Information about us as responsible
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information on data processing
I. Information about us as the controller
Responsible provider of this website in terms of data protection law is:
II. Rights of users and data subjects
With a view to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right
- for confirmation as to whether the relevant data is being processed, for information about the processed data, for further information about data processing and for copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
- for the correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
- to the immediate deletion of the data concerning you (see also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
- to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transfer this data to other providers / responsible parties (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
- on complaint to the supervisory authority, provided that they are of the opinion that the data concerning them are being processed by the provider in violation of data protection regulations (cf. also Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the provider is obliged to notify all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that takes place on the basis of Articles 16, 17 Paragraph 1, 18 GDPR teach. However, this obligation does not exist if this notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Irrespective of this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.
According to Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects also have the right to object to the future processing of the data concerning them, provided that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.
III. Information on data processing
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements and no other information on individual processing methods is given below.
For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable website, your internet browser transmits data to us or to our web space provider. With these so-called server log files, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you switched to our website (referrer URL), the website (s) of our website that you are visiting, the date and time of the respective access as well as the IP address of the internet connection from which our website is used.
The data collected in this way is temporarily stored, but not together with other data from you.
This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.
The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage is required for evidence purposes. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially excluded from deletion until an incident has been finally clarified.
a) Session cookies / session cookies
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored and stored on your device by the internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you on an individual basis, such as your browser or location data or your IP address.
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our website in different languages or the offer of a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit b.) GDPR, provided that these cookies are used to process data to initiate or process contracts.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
When you close your internet browser, these session cookies are deleted.
b) Third party cookies
Please refer to the following information for details on this, in particular on the purposes and legal basis for processing such third-party cookies.
c) Elimination option
You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time. The steps and measures required for this, however, depend on the specific Internet browser you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. In the case of so-called flash cookies, however, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings. Instead, you have to change the setting of your Flash player. The steps and measures required for this also depend on the specific Flash player you are using. If you have any questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Flash player or contact the manufacturer or user support.
However, if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.
The data transmitted by you to make use of our range of goods and / or services will be processed by us for the purpose of processing the contract and are required in this respect. It is not possible to conclude and process the contract without providing your data.
The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.
We delete the data when the contract is fully processed, but must observe the retention periods under tax and commercial law.
As part of the contract processing, we pass on your data to the transport company commissioned with the delivery of goods or to the financial service provider further, insofar as the transfer is necessary for the delivery of goods or for payment purposes.
The legal basis for forwarding the data is then Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Customer account / registration function
If you create a customer account with us via our website, we will use the data you entered during registration (e.g. your name, address or e-mail address) exclusively for pre-contractual services, for the fulfillment of the contract or for the purpose of Customer care (e.g. to provide you with an overview of your previous orders with us or to be able to offer you the so-called memo function) collect and save. At the same time, we then save the IP address and the date of your registration along with the time. This data will of course not be passed on to third parties.
As part of the further registration process, your consent to this processing will be obtained and reference will be made to this data protection declaration. The data collected by us will only be used to provide the customer account.
If you consent to this processing, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis for the processing.
If the opening of the customer account also serves pre-contractual measures or the fulfillment of the contract, the legal basis for this processing is also Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.
The consent given to us to open and maintain the customer account can be revoked at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation.
The data collected in this regard will be deleted as soon as processing is no longer necessary. In doing so, however, we must observe retention periods under tax and commercial law.
Checking creditworthiness and scoring
Insofar as we offer you the basic option of paying by invoice as part of our range of goods or services and you make use of this, we reserve the right to obtain a mathematical credit report from a credit agency (such as Creditreform, Schufa, Bürgel or infoscore) -to obtain statistical procedures. For this purpose, your data, insofar as it is relevant to the contract, such as your name and address, will be forwarded to the credit agency. We use the following information about the statistical probability of a payment default to decide whether to offer you payment by invoice.
The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in the reliability of the claim in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
If you register for our free newsletter, the data you have requested for this purpose, i.e. your e-mail address and – optionally – your name and address, will be transmitted to us. At the same time, we save the IP address of the Internet connection from which you access our website, as well as the date and time of your registration. As part of the further registration process, we will obtain your consent to the sending of the newsletter, describe the content in detail and refer to this data protection declaration. We use the data collected in this way exclusively for sending the newsletter – therefore, in particular, it is not passed on to third parties.
The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. To do this, all you have to do is inform us of your revocation or use the unsubscribe link contained in every newsletter.
Contact inquiries / contact options
If you contact us via the contact form or email, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The specification of the data is necessary for processing and answering your request – without this provision we cannot answer your request, or at most only to a limited extent.
The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted if your request has been finally answered and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements, for example in the event of a subsequent contract processing.
User contributions, comments and ratings
We offer you the opportunity to post questions, answers, opinions or ratings, hereinafter referred to as “contributions”, on our website. If you take advantage of this offer, we will process and publish your contribution, the date and time of submission and the pseudonym you may have used.
The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation.
In addition, we also process your IP and email address. The IP address is processed because we have a legitimate interest in initiating or supporting further steps if your contribution encroaches on the rights of third parties and / or it is otherwise unlawful.
In this case, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the legal defense that may be necessary.
Subscription to contributions
If you publish articles on our website, we also offer you the option of subscribing to any follow-up articles by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up posts by e-mail, we process your e-mail address.
The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent to this subscription at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. To do this, all you have to do is inform us of your revocation or use the unsubscribe link contained in the respective email.