Privacy Policy

When you visit our website, we will process some of your personal details in connection with this visit.

In section 1, we inform you about how we process your personal data. In addition, in Sections 2 and 3 below, you can find out about international data communication and your rights in connection with the processing of your personal data.

1.1 Categories of processed data and purposes of data processing

In the course of your visit to this website, we will automatically collect the following personal data about you:

  • Date and time of when you called up a page on our website;
  • IP address;
  • Name and version of your web browser;
  • The website (URL) that you visited before calling up this website;
  • Certain cookies (cf. Section 1.7.5 below)

In addition, we will ask you on our website to enter personal data such as your name and your e-mail address in order to enable you to order products offered in our webshop and to download products you have bought.

We process your data for the following purposes:

  • in order to provide this website to you and in order to further improve and develop this website;
  • in order to be able to create usage statistics;
  • in order to be able to recognise, prevent and investigate attacks against our website and
  • if applicable, to provide our customers with a user account on our website.

1.2 Legal bases of the processing

We process your personal data on the basis:

  • Need for the performance of a contract to which we and you are a party, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and
  • Our overriding legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR that exists in designing our website in a user-friendly manner and protecting our website from attacks.

1.3 Transmission of your personal data

If this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes, we will communicate your personal data to the following recipients:

  • In case of the performance of a contract, to our tax advisor and accountant.
  • In case of the necessity of acquiring an export permit to the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs.

1.4 Duration of retention

We will fundamentally save your data for a duration of three months. Data is are only saved for longer if necessary in order to examine attacks against our website that we have ascertained and in addition only until the end of relevant limitation periods, statutory retention periods or any legal disputes in which the data are required as evidence. We also save the data that we collect to provide your user account and your order history as long as your account exists and/or as long as legally required.

1.5 Cookies

So-called cookies are used on our website. A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a website. As a fundamental rule, cookies are used to offer users additional functions on a website. They can, for instance, be used to make the navigation on a website easier for you, to make it possible for you to continue using a website where you left it and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access any other data on your computer or read or change them.

Most of the cookies on our website are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave our website again. Permanent cookies, however, remain on your computer until you delete them manually in your browser. We may use such permanent cookies in order to recognise you again when you next visit our website.

If you wish to check cookies on your computer, you can select your browser settings so that you receive a notification when a website wants to save cookies. You can also block or delete cookies if they have already been saved on your computer. If you would like to find out more about how you can do these steps please use the “Help” function in your browser. Please note that the blocking or deletion of cookies can impair your online experience and could prevent you from making full use of this website.

In order to protect input forms on our site, we use, if necessary, the service “reCAPTCHA” of the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Through the use of this service, a differentiation can be made as to whether the corresponding input was made by a human, or misused by automated mechanical processing.

According to our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of the website visitors, information about operating system, browser and time spent on the website, cookies, depiction instructions and scripts, the input behaviour of the user and mouse movements in the area of the “reCAPTCHA” check box are transmitted to Google.

The IP address communicated within the framework of “reCAPTCHA” is not merged with other data of Google unless you are registered in your Google account at the time when you use the “reCAPTCHA” plugin. If you wish to prevent this communication and saving of data about you and your behaviour on our website by Google, you must log out of Google before you visit our page or use the reCAPTCHA plugin.

The usage of the “reCAPTCHA” service is done pursuant to the Google terms and conditions of use: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ 

1.6 Newsletter

Our newsletter records opening and click characteristics. Specifically, the following information is tracked: time of delivery, time of opening, duration of opening, IP address of the opening, e-mail program used (mail client), what link was clicked and the time of the click.

Saving and processing of data is done solely for the purpose of being able to send the recipients customised and relevant content. Such data is processed solely within the European Union and not forwarded to third parties or merged with other data. The data are saved until the newsletter is unsubscribed.

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