Thank you for visiting our website. Protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find extensive information about how we handle your data.
1. Access data and hosting
You may visit our website without revealing any personal information. With every visit on the website, the web server stores automatically only a so-called server log file which contains e.g. the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the request, the volume of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), and documents the request.These access data are analysed exclusively for the purpose of ensuring the smooth operation of the website and improving our online appearance.
This serves according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f) GDPR the protection of our legitimate interests in the proper presentation of our online appearance that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. All access data are deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit on our website.Third-party hosting services
Data are also processed by a third-party provider that we have engaged to render hosting and website presentation services on our behalf. This provider processes on its servers all data that are collected in the manner specified below when you visit our website or fill in forms made available for this purpose. Data are processed on other servers only in the scope described herein.This service provider is based in an EU or EEA member state.
2. Email newsletterEmail advertising if you subscribe to the newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will regularly send you our email newsletter based on your consent according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a) GDPR, using the data required or disclosed by you separately for this purpose.You may unsubscribe from the newsletter service at any time.
For this purpose you can either send a message to the contact option specified below or use the opt-out link in the newsletter. Upon unsubscription, we will delete your email address unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your personal data in the scope and manner permitted by the law, of which we inform you in this notice.
The newsletter is sent to you by our service provider who processes data on our behalf and to whom we disclose your email address. This service provider is based in an EU or EEA member state.
3. Cookies and web-analysis
In order to make a visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages, provided that you have given your consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 a GDPR.Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies).
Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). You can see the storage duration in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for each browser under the following links:
Below we present information on cookies we use and how you can customise your browser in that respect.
These cookies are necessary to enable you to use our website. This includes e.g. cookies that enable you to log into the visitor area.
Analytical / performance cookies
These cookies enable collecting anonymised data about user behaviour on our website. We analyse them e.g. to improve the functionality of our website and recommend you products that will be interesting to you.
These cookies are used for certain features of our website, e.g. to improve the website’s navigation, or deliver to you customised and relevant information (e.g. ads that match your interests).
These cookies record information about your visit to the website, previously viewed pages and links you clicked. We use this information to tailor our website and displayed ads to your interests.
Using of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analytics
Insofar as you have given your consent according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a GDPR, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google
for the purpose of website analytics. Google Analytics is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods, like e.g. cookies, that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information collected automatically by cookies about your use of this website are as a rule transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. At the same time, as IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, the IP address will be shortened before being transmitted within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Generally, Google does not associate the anonymised IP address, transmitted from your browser through Google Analytics, with any other data held by Google.Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
You will see the up-to-date certificate here
Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has recognised entities certified to the Privacy Shield as those ensuring an adequate level of data protection.You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect by downloading and installing the browser plug that is available at this link
.This prevents the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google.Alternatively to the browser plugin, you may click this link
, to prevent Google Analytics from recording your data on this website in the future. In this process, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your end-user device. If you clear your cookies, you will be asked to provide your consent again.If you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a GDPR, this website also uses Google Signals. This is an extension function of Google Analytics that enables so-called "cross-device tracking". This means that if your Internet-enabled devices are linked to your Google Account, Google can generate reports on user behaviour (in particular the number of users across devices), even if you change your terminal device. Google will use data for this purpose if you have activated the setting "personalised advertising" in your Google account.
We do not process personal data in this respect, we only receive statistics based on Google Signals.You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under this link
. This will prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google. In addition, you can deactivate the setting "personalised advertising" in your Google account. Details you will find here
4. Online MarketingAmazon Affiliate Program
Our website participates in the Amazon affiliate program. This is offered by Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l. (Société à responsabilité limitée), 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg (hereinafter "Amazon"). This is an affiliate system designed to provide a medium for websites that can be used to earn reimbursement by placing advertisements and links to Amazon.
This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in optimising and commercially exploiting our online appearance accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f) GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests.
You can prevent cookies from being set by our contractual partners or our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in your Internet browser. In addition, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Further information on data processing at Amazon can be found here
No personal data is read out or saved from the input fields of the respective form.Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here
This website contains the script code "Google Fonts". Google Fonts is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.com). This serves to protect our legitimate interests in a uniform presentation of the contents on our website in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f) GDPR.
This will establish a connection between the browser you are using and Google's servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address.
Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here
. As a result of this agreement between the US and the European Commission, the latter has established an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.
5. Social MediaUsing of social network plugins of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
Our website uses so-called social network plugins (“plugins”).If you call a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct link to the servers of Facebook, Google, Twitter or Instagram. Then, the content of the plugin will be transferred by the relevant provider directly to your browser and integrated within the page you are viewing. This allows the providers to obtain information that you viewed the page of our website in your browser, also if you do not have an account with the relevant provider or are currently not signed in. This information (including your IP address) will be sent from your browser directly to the relevant provider’s server (which may be in the USA) and stored there.
If you have signed in to your social network account, the providers will be able to directly attribute your visit to our website to your social network account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. click the 'Like' or 'Share' button, this information will be also sent directly to the provider’s server and stored there. In addition, the information will be published on the social network page and your contacts will be able to see it. This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our website according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f) GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests.To find out more about the purpose and scope of collection, further processing and use of the data by the providers on their websites, and to learn about the available contact options and your rights in this respect and how you can customise your browser to better protect your privacy, please see the data privacy policies of the providers:https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php https://twitter.com/en/privacyhttps://help.instagram.com/155833707900388https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
If you do not want the social networks to attribute the data collected through our website directly to your social network account, you must sign out of the relevant account before visiting our website. You may also use add-ons for your browser, e.g. the "NoScript"
script blocker, to stop plugins.
Our online presence on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn
Our presence on social networks and platforms serves a better, active communication with our customers and interested parties. We inform there about our products and current special offers.
When you visit our websiteson social media, your data may be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. So-called usage profiles are created from these data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. For this purpose, cookies are usually used on your terminal. The visitor behaviour and the interests of the users are stored in these cookies. This serves in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interest in an optimised presentation of our offer and effective communication with customers and interested parties that are overriding in the balancing of interests. If you are asked by the respective social media platform operators for a consent into the data processing, e.g. with the help of a checkbox, the legal basis of data processing is Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If the aforementioned social media platforms are headquartered in the USA, the following applies: The European Commission has adopted a decision on appropriateness for the USA. This goes back to the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate for the respective company can be viewed here
For detailed information on the processing and use of the data by the providers on their pages as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, in particular opt-out options, please refer to the providers' data protection information linked below. If you still need help, you can contact us.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
The data processing is based on an agreement between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR, which you can view here
Further information on data processing within the framework of visiting a Facebook fan page (information on Insights data) can be found here
.Google/ YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB
Possibility to object (opt-out):Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
Google/ YouTube: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=en-GB
6. Contact possibilities and your rights
Being the data subject, you have the following rights according to:art. 15 GDPR, the right to obtain information about your personal data which we process, within the scope described therein;art. 16 GDPR, the right to immediately demand rectification of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;art. 17 GDPR, the right to request erasure of your personal data stored with us, unless further processing is requiredto exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;for compliance with a legal obligation;for reasons of public interest orfor establishing, exercising or defending legal claims;art. 18 GDPR, the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data, insofar asthe accuracy of the data is contested by you;the processing is unlawful, but you refuse their erasure;we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, oryou have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with art. 21 GDPR;art. 20 GDPR, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller;art. 77 GDPR, the right to complain to a supervisory authority . As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your habitual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.If you have any questions about how we collect, process or use your personal data, want to enquire about, correct, restrict or delete your data, or withdraw any consents you have given, or opt-out of any particular data use, please contact us directly using the contact data provided in our site notice.
Right to object
If we process personal data as described above to protect our legitimate interests that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests, you may object to such data processing with future effect. If your data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. If your data are processed for other purposes, you have the right to object only on grounds relating to your particular situation.After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.This does not apply to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. In such a case we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes.
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