Many thanks for your interest in our website. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to inform you about our company's data protection policy. It goes without saying that we comply with the requirements of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), of the German Telecommunications and Electronic Media Act (TMG), and with other legal requirements relating to data protection.

You can trust us with your personal data! It is encrypted using digital security systems before being sent to us. Our websites have systems in place to protect them against damage, destruction or unauthorised access.

Data Protection

Data protection concerns personal data. This is defined by Section 3 Par. 1 of the BDSG as personal or factual details relating to a specific or identifiable natural person. These include, for example, information such as your name, postal address, email address or telephone number, but also could include user data such as your IP address.

Scope of Data Collection and Storage

Generally speaking, it is not necessary to provide personal data in order to be able to use our website. However, in order for us to be able to provide you with our services, we will require your personal data. This applies both to the sending out of information or any quotes requested, and to the answering of individual queries.

When you place an order for us to provide you with a service, we essentially only collect and store your personal data to the extent that this is necessary for the provision of the service or the fulfilment of the contract. It may be necessary for us to pass on your personal data to companies which we employ to provide the service or fulfil the contract. This might include, for example, couriers or other service providers. Should we carry out any of the activities described below, or any other related activities, or provide any other services, we would like to collect and store your personal data, and will request your express consent in the relevant part of our website:

  • Mailout of newsletters
  • Credit or age check in order to provide our services or facilitate payment
  • Personalisation of our website
  • Further services and offers for which we require your express consent for data collection.

If you have signed up for our newsletter using your email address, we will also use your email address for our own advertising purposes beyond the performance of the contract, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Data Collection through the Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files which are saved onto your computer and which enable an analysis of your usage of the website. For example, this might include information about the operating system, your IP address, the previous website which you called up (referring URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website. The information about the usage of our website that is generated by this text file is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate the usage of our website, in order to compile reports about website activity for the website operator and to provide additional services connected with the usage of the website and of the Internet. Insofar as this is required by law or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google, Google will also pass on this information to such third parties. This usage takes place under cover of anonymity or of a pseudonym. You may find out more detailed information on this topic by going directly to Google's website at:

http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information 

Google uses the DoubleClick DART-Cookie 

Users can deactivate the use of DART-Cookies, by accessing the Privacy Policy for Google ads and the Google Display Network

In this case, no direct personal data is saved, only the Internet Protocol address. This information allows you to automatically recognise our website next time you visit it and makes your browsing an easier experience. Cookies allow us, for example, to tailor a website to your interests or to save your password, so that you do not have to enter it every time you visit the website.

You can, of course also navigate our website without using cookies. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the relevant settings in your system preferences. In addition, you must disable the saving of cookies in your internet browser. For more information on this topic, please refer to the user information provided by your Internet browser.

Right to Information and Withdrawal

You are entitled to access the data which we are storing about you at any time and without giving a reason. You can request that the data we have collected be blocked, amended or deleted at any time. You can also withdraw your consent for data collection and processing which you have issued us with at any time. To do so, please notify us at the address provided on our contact page. We are always at your disposal for any further questions about our data protection policy and how we process your personal data.

Please note that privacy regulations and procedures for data protection, for example those followed by Google, can change frequently. It is therefore advisable and essential that you keep yourself continuously informed about any changes to legal regulations and to the practices of companies such as Google.