Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal data is neither legally or contractually required, nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the data. Failure to provide it will have no consequences. This only applies insofar as no other indication is made in the subsequent processing operations.
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.


Server log files
You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. 
Every time you access our website, usage data is transmitted to us or our web hoster / IT service provider by your internet browser and stored in log data (so-called server log files). This stored data includes, for example, the name of the page accessed, the date and time of access, the IP address, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO due to our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring the trouble-free operation of our website as well as for the improvement of our offer. 
 
Your data will be transferred to Canada, among other countries. The EU Commission has issued an adequacy decision for data transfers to Canada.

Contact

Responsible
Contact us if you wish. The contact details of the data controller can be found in our imprint.

Initiative contact of the customer by e-mail
If you initiate business contact with us by e-mail, we will only collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of processing and answering your contact request.
If the contact serves the purpose of carrying out pre-contractual measures (e.g. consultation in case of interest in purchase, preparation of an offer) or concerns a contract already concluded between you and us, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
If the contact is made for other reasons, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO due to our overriding legitimate interest in processing and responding to your enquiry. In this case, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data relating to you based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO for reasons arising from your particular situation.
We only use your e-mail address to process your enquiry. Your data will then be deleted in compliance with statutory retention periods, unless you have consented to further processing and use.

 


Customer account orders      

Customer account
When opening a customer account, we collect your personal data to the extent specified there. The data processing serves the purpose of improving your shopping experience and simplifying order processing. The processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. Your customer account will then be deleted.


Collection, processing and forwarding of personal data for orders
When you place an order, we collect and process your personal data only insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment and processing of your order and for dealing with your enquiries. The provision of the data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to provide it will result in no contract being concluded. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you. 
Your data is passed on, for example, to the shipping companies and dropshipping providers you have chosen, payment service providers, service providers for order processing and IT service providers. In all cases, we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of the data transfer is limited to a minimum.
 
Your data will be transferred to Canada, among other countries. The EU Commission has issued an adequacy decision for data transfers to Canada.


Reviews       Advertising      

Data collection when writing a comment
When commenting on an article or a contribution, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, comment text) only to the extent provided by you. The processing serves the purpose of enabling commenting and displaying comments. By sending the comment, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. Your personal data will then be deleted.


When your comment is published only the name you have given published.

In addition, when you submit a comment, your IP address is stored for the purpose of preventing misuse of the comment function and ensuring the security of our information technology systems. By submitting the comment, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. The processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. Your IP address will then be deleted.

Use of e-mail address for sending newsletters
We use your e-mail address exclusively for our own advertising purposes for sending newsletters, irrespective of the processing of the contract, provided that you have expressly consented to this. The processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. To do so, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by notifying us. Your email address will then be removed from the distribution list. 


Your data will be passed on to a service provider for e-mail marketing within the framework of order processing. Your data will not be passed on to any other third parties.

Use of the e-mail address for sending direct advertising
We use your e-mail address, which we have received in the context of the sale of a good or service, for the electronic sending of advertising for our own goods or services that are similar to those that you have already purchased from us, insofar as you have not objected to this use. The provision of the e-mail address is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to provide it will result in no contract being concluded. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in direct advertising. You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by notifying us. The contact details for exercising the objection can be found in the imprint. You can also use the link provided for this purpose in the advertising e-mail. This does not incur any costs other than the transmission costs according to the base rates.



Payment service provider      

Use of PayPal
All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal privacy policy. You can find this at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full


Use of PayPal Express
We use the PayPal Express payment service of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg; "PayPal") on our website. The data processing serves the purpose of being able to offer you payment via the PayPal Express payment service.
To integrate this payment service, it is necessary for PayPal to collect, store and analyse data (e.g. IP address, device type, operating system, browser type, location of your device) when you call up the website. Cookies may also be used for this purpose. The cookies enable the recognition of your browser.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG.
  in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Your personal data is processed with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
With the selection and use of PayPal Express, the data required for payment processing is transmitted to PayPal in order to be able to fulfil the contract with you with the selected payment method. This processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
For more detailed information on data processing when using the PayPal Express payment service, please refer to the associated data protection declaration at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=de_DE#Updated_PS.


Use of Amazon Payments
We use the Amazon Payments payment service of Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a. (38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg; "Amazon Payments") on our website.
The data processing serves the purpose of being able to offer you payment via the Amazon Payments payment service.
To integrate this payment service, it is necessary for Amazon Payments to collect, store and analyse data (e.g. IP address, device type, operating system, browser type, location of your device) when you call up the website. Cookies may also be used for this purpose. The cookies enable the recognition of your browser.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
With the selection and use of "Amazon Payments", the data required for payment processing is transmitted to Amazon Payments in order to be able to fulfil the contract with you with the selected payment method.
This processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
You can find more detailed information on data processing when using the Amazon Payments payment service in the associated data protection declaration at: https://pay.amazon.com/de/help/201212490


Use of personal data when selecting Klarna payment options
In order to be able to offer you Klarna's payment options, we will transmit personal data, such as contact details and order data, to Klarna. This enables Klarna to assess whether you are eligible for the payment options offered via Klarna and to adapt the payment options to your needs. For general information about Klarna, please visit: https://www.klarna.com/de/. Your personal data will be treated by Klarna in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and as specified in Klarna's privacy policy at: https: //cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy.



Cookies
 
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on a user's computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.
 
Cookies are stored on your computer. Therefore, you have full control over the use of cookies. By selecting the appropriate technical settings in your internet browser, you can be notified before cookies are set and decide individually on their acceptance as well as prevent the storage of cookies and transmission of the data they contain. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
 
You can find out how to manage (including disabling) cookies in the main browsers by following the links below:

 
Technically necessary cookies
Unless otherwise stated in the data protection declaration below, we only use these technically necessary cookies for the purpose of making our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Furthermore, cookies enable our systems to recognise your browser even after a page change and to offer you services. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change.
 
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place on the basis of § 25 para. 2 TTDSG. The processing of your personal data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO due to our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring the optimal functionality of the website as well as a user-friendly and effective design of our offer.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation.
 
Use of Usercentrics
We use the Usercentrics consent management tool from Usercentrics GmbH (Rosenthal 4, 80331, Munich, Germany; "Usercentrics") on our website.
The tool enables you to give consent to data processing via the website, in particular the setting of cookies, as well as to exercise your right of revocation for consent already given. Data processing serves the purpose of obtaining and documenting required consents to data processing and thus complying with legal obligations. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Among other things, the following information may be collected and transmitted to Usercentrics: Date and time of the page view, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using, anonymized IP address, opt-in and opt-out data.
Usercentrics uses the Google Cloud Platform of Google Ireland Limited, which means that your data may be transmitted to the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.
The data processing is carried out for the fulfillment of a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
The revocation receipt of a previously granted consent will be kept for a period of three years.
You can find more information on data protection at Usercentrics at: https://usercentrics.com/privacy-policy/

 

Analysis      

Use of Google Analytics
We use the web analytics service Google Analytics of Google Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website.
The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors as well as for marketing and advertising purposes. For this purpose, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. In the process, the following information may be collected, among other things: IP address, date and time of page view, click path, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using (device), pages visited, referrer URL (website from which you accessed our website), location data, purchase activity. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google .
Google Analytics uses technologies such as cookies, web storage in the browser and tracking pixels, which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by this about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/. Both Google and U.S. government agencies have access to your data. Your data may be linked by Google to other data, such as your search history, your personal accounts, your usage data from other devices, and any other data Google may have about you.
IP anonymization is enabled on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there.
The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in the demand-oriented and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data concerning you at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation.
You can prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
To prevent data collection and storage by Google Analytics across devices, you can set an opt-out cookie. Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website. You must opt-out on all systems and devices used for this to be fully effective. If you delete the opt-out cookie, requests will again be sent to Google . If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Google Disable Analytics.
For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html or https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/ and https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en.

 

Plug-ins and miscellaneous

Use of Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website.
This application is used to manage JavaScript tags and HTML tags that are used to implement tracking and analysis tools in particular. The data processing serves the purpose of demand-oriented design and optimization of our website.
The Google Tag Manager itself neither stores cookies nor does it process personal data. However, it enables the triggering of other tags that can collect and process personal data.
You can find more information on terms of use and data protection here.

 
Use of social plug-ins
We use social network plug-ins on our website. The integration of social plug-ins and the data processing that takes place in the process serve the purpose of optimising advertising for our products.
When integrating social plug-ins, a link is established between your computer and the servers of the social network providers and the plug-in is displayed on the page by notifying your browser, provided you have expressly consented to this. In this process, both your IP address and the information about which of our pages you have visited are transmitted to the provider servers. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in to the social network. Transmission also takes place for non-registered or non-logged-in users. If you are connected to one or more of your social network accounts at the same time, the collected information can also be assigned to your corresponding profiles. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. by pressing the button), this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your social media accounts before visiting our website and activating the buttons.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
The social networks named below are integrated into our website by means of social plug-ins. For more information on the scope and purpose of the collection and use of the data, as well as your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the linked data protection notices of the providers.


Facebook of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland)
Meta Platforms Ireland and we are jointly responsible for the collection of your data and the transfer of this data to Facebook when the service is integrated. The basis for this is an agreement between us and Meta Platforms Ireland on the joint processing of personal data, in which the respective responsibilities are defined. The agreement can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible in particular for fulfilling the information obligations pursuant to Art. 13, 14 of the GDPR, for complying with the security requirements of Art. 32 of the GDPR with regard to the correct technical implementation and configuration of the service, and for complying with the obligations pursuant to Art. 33, 34 of the GDPR insofar as a personal data breach affects our obligations under the joint processing agreement. Meta Platforms Ireland has the responsibility to enable data subject rights under Art. 15 - 20 GDPR, to comply with the security requirements of Art. 32 GDPR with respect to the security of the Service and to comply with the obligations under Art. 33, 34 GDPR insofar as a personal data breach affects Meta Platforms Ireland's obligations under the Joint Processing Agreement.
Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer is based, inter alia, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum.
For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

 
Instagram of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland):
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de.
 
Use of Google invisible reCAPTCHA
We use the invisible reCAPTCHA service of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website.
This serves the purpose of distinguishing input by a human or by automated, machine processing. In the background, Google collects and analyzes usage data that is used by Invisible reCaptcha to distinguish regular users from bots. For this purpose, your input is transmitted to Google and further used there. In addition, the IP address and any other data required by Google for the Invisible reCAPTCHA service are transmitted to Google .
This data is processed by Google within the European Union and possibly also in the USA. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.

Your personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO for our overriding legitimate interests to protect our website against automated spying, misuse and SPAM. You have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data relating to you based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO for reasons arising from your particular situation.
For more information on Google reCAPTCHA and the associated privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html and https://www.google.com/privacy

 

Use of Cloudflare
We use on our website the content delivery network Cloudflare CDN of Cloudflare Inc. (101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA; "Cloudflare"). This is a supra-regional network of servers in various data centres to which our web server connects and via which certain content on our website is delivered.
The data processing serves the purpose of optimising the loading times of our website and thus making our offer more user-friendly.
In the process, the following information may be collected, among others: IP address, system configuration information, information about traffic to and from customer websites (so-called server log files).
Your data may be transferred to the USA.transmitted. The EU Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as suitable guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de.
The processing of your personal data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO for our overriding legitimate interest The use of personal data for this purpose is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO on grounds relating to your particular situation.
You can find more information on data protection when using Cloudflare at https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/privacypolicy/.
 

Use of YouTube
We use the function for embedding YouTube videos of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "YouTube") on our website.YouTube is a company affiliated with Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").
The function displays videos deposited with YouTube in an iFrame on the website. The "Enhanced privacy mode" option is activated. As a result, YouTube does not store any information about visitors to the website. Only when you watch a video is information about it transmitted to YouTube and stored there. Your data may be transmitted to the USA. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.
The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in the demand-oriented and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data concerning you at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation.
For more information about the collection and use of data by YouTube and Google, about your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy.


Google Use of Google Fonts
We use fonts from Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website.
The data processing serves the purpose of the uniform display of fonts on our website. In order to load the fonts, a connection to servers of Google is established when the page is called up. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Among other things, your IP address and information about the browser you are using will be processed and transmitted to Google . This data is not linked to your Google account.
Your data may be transmitted to the USA. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.

Your personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO for our overriding legitimate interests In a user-friendly and aesthetic design of our website. You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to this processing of personal data concerning you based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO by notifying us.
You can find more information on data processing and data protection at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/ and at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.

 

Data subject rights and storage period

Duration of storage
Once the contract has been fully processed, the data will initially be stored for the duration of the warranty period, then taking into account statutory, in particular tax and commercial law retention periods, and then deleted after expiry of the period, unless you have consented to further processing and use.


Rights of the data subject
If the legal requirements are met, you have the following rights under Articles 15 to 20 of the GDPR: the right to information, to rectification, to erasure, to restriction of processing, to data portability.
In addition, you have the right to object to processing based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO and to processing for the purpose of direct marketing in accordance with Art. 21 (1) DSGVO.


Right tocomplain to thesupervisory authority
In accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful.


You can lodge a complaint with, among others, the supervisory authority responsible for us, which you can reach at the following contact details:

Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
P.O. Box 3163
65021 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 611 14080
Fax: +49 611 1408900 or +49 611 1408901
E-mail: poststelle@datenschutz.hessen.de


Right of objection
If the personal data processing listed here is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to this processing with effect for the future at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
After the objection has been made, the processing of the data concerned will be terminated unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.


If personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you can object to this processing at any time by notifying us. After the objection has been made, we will stop processing the data concerned for the purpose of direct marketing.

last update: 10.01.2022