Privacy

1. PERSONAL DETAILS AND THEIR USE

Personal details are individual pieces of information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. These include, for example, name, email address and telephone number.

In the context of the service, personal details are only collected and used to the extent permitted by law or to which the user has consented. The same applies to the communication of personal details to others.

2. COOKIES

The service stores cookies in the user’s browser. Cookies are text files that simplify visits to the service by storing details, for example, or recording when and how often a user visits the service. Saving of cookies can be switched off entirely in all standard browsers.

3.CONTACT

The service enables the user to contact the provider. This is possible, for example, by the provision of a contact form or sending of an email to the provider. The information that the user provides in making contact is saved in order to process the query and handle any subsequent correspondence.

4.ORDER PROCESS

Your personal data is encrypted during the ordering process using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) over the Internet. Credit card information is not stored, but charged directly by our payment service provider and processed. We secure our website and other systems through technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons.

5.VISITING OUR SITE

In addition to the entry of personal details, the provider and third parties also collect data automatically during use. The use of the service includes interaction with third parties.

6. ACCESS DATA/SERVER LOG FILES

The user’s visit to the provider’s website is saved in a record file (so-called server log files). For this purpose, the provider (e.g. a web space provider) collects the following data about each access to the service:

  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • Name of the file accessed
  • Date and time of access
  • Quantity of data transferred
  • Notification of successful access
  • Browser type and version and user’s operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Accessing provider

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the service. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log file retrospectively if there are specific and legitimate reasons to suspect illegal use.

7. 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 saved on your computer and that facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is saved. In the case of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, however, your IP address is first abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that have signed the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is abbreviated. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity and to provide other services for the website operator associated with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address communicated by your browser to Google Analytics is not associated with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved with the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we wish to point out that in this case it is possible that you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Moreover, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
This website and its sub-pages only send abbreviated, i.e. anonymised, IP addresses to Google.

8. FACEBOOK

The service uses plug-ins from Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). As soon as a page of the service on which a plug-in is installed is accessed by the user, the user’s browser automatically creates a connection to Facebook via the plug-in and loads content from there. The provider has no influence over the type and extent of the content displayed by the plug-in.

The provider also has no influence on the type and extent of the data that Facebook collects from the user. In any event, Facebook is notified by the plug-in that a user has accessed the service. If the user has not logged out of Facebook following the last visit, Facebook is able to link the use of the service with the Facebook account. Interaction with the plug-in (e.g. pressing the Like button) is saved by Facebook. Facebook also saves the (anonymised) IP addresses of users of the service who are not registered on Facebook. All of this access by Facebook can be blocked by add-ons that are available free of charge for any browser.

9. TWITTER

The service uses plug-ins from Twitter (Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). As soon as a page of the service on which a plug-in is installed is accessed by the user, the user’s browser automatically creates a connection to Twitter via the plug-in and loads content from there. The provider has no influence over the type and extent of the content displayed by the plug-in.

The provider also has no influence on the type and extent of the data that Twitter collects from the user. According to its own information, Twitter collects the IP address of the user and the address of the service on which the plug-in is installed.

6. INTEGRATION OF SERVICES AND MATERIALS FROM OTHER THIRD PARTIES

In order to extend the service, it may be expedient to integrate materials from third parties into the service. This includes in particular photos from Flickr and Instagram, videos from YouTube and maps from Google Maps. In order to load materials from the servers of the third-party provider, it is necessary to pass on the user’s IP address to it. The provider makes every effort only to use content from third parties who only save the IP address to deliver the content and not for other purposes.

IV. Right to information

Users may demand information free of charge to an extent reasonable for the provider about which personal details are saved about them

V. Changes, corrections and updates, withdrawal

Users have the right to demand the correction and update of their details if they cannot do so themselves. Users may also have personal details blocked or deleted unless the provider is subject to a statutory obligation to retain such information. Data is also deleted if a user withdraws consent to save it or if saving it is no longer permitted for legal reasons. Having given consent to the collection, processing or use of personal details, the user may revoke that consent at any time from that point on by sending an email to the following address: [email protected]