If not stated otherwise below, providing your personal data is not legally or contractually mandatory and is not necessary for entering into a contract. You have no obligation to share your data, and there will be no negative repercussions for not providing it. However, this condition only holds true if the processing procedures mentioned below do not specify otherwise. “Personal data” refers to any information concerning an identified or identifiable individual.
Server log files
You have the option to use our websites without providing any personal data. However, whenever you access our website, your internet browser automatically transfers user data to us or our web hosts/IT service providers, which is then stored in server log files. This data includes details such as the name of the visited site, date and time of the request, IP address, amount of data transferred, and the requesting provider. We process this information based on Article 6(1) f) of the GDPR, as it aligns with our legitimate interests in maintaining the smooth functioning of our website and enhancing our services.
Proactive contact of the customer by e-mail
If you proactively contact us via email, we will collect your personal data (name, email address, and message text) to the extent you provide it. The purpose of processing this data is to handle and respond to your contact request.
If the initial contact aims to carry out pre-contractual measures (e.g., consultation for potential purchase or order creation) or relates to an existing agreement between you and us, the data processing will be based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.
If the initial contact is for other reasons, the data processing will be based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which is justified by our legitimate interest in handling and responding to your request. However, if this processing of your personal data falls under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR and you believe it impacts your specific situation adversely, you have the right to object to it at any time.
We will only use your email address to process your request, and after that, we will delete your data in accordance with applicable legal retention periods, unless you have consented to further processing and use.
When utilizing the contact form, we will only collect your personal data (name, email address, and message text) as per the information you provide. The purpose of processing this data is to establish contact with you.
If the initial contact involves pre-contractual measures (e.g., consultation for potential purchase or order creation) or pertains to an existing agreement between you and us, this data processing will be conducted in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.
In case the initial contact is made for other reasons, the data processing will be carried out under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in handling and responding to your request. However, if this data processing falls under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR and you believe it adversely affects your specific situation, you have the right to object to it at any time.
We will solely use your email address to process your request. Eventually, your data will be deleted, unless you have consented to further processing and use.
When you open a customer account, we will collect your personal data in the scope given there. The data processing is for the purpose of improving your shopping experience and simplifying order processing. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. Your customer account will then be deleted.
When you place an order, we will only collect and utilize your personal data to the extent necessary for fulfilling and processing your order, as well as addressing any inquiries you may have. Providing this data is essential for concluding a contract, and failure to do so will prevent the contract from being formed. The processing will be carried out based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and is required for fulfilling the contract with you.
To ensure the successful handling of your order, your data may be transferred to shipping companies, dropshipping providers, payment service providers, order handling service providers, and IT service providers that you have chosen. Rest assured that we will strictly adhere to all legal requirements, and the extent of data transmission will be minimized to the necessary minimum.
Data collection when you post a comment
When you comment on an article or a contribution, we collect your personal data (name, email address, comment text) only in the scope provided by you. The processing serves to allow you to comment and to display comments. By submitting the comment you agree to the processing of the transmitted data. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. You personal data will then be deleted. On publication of your comment only the name you have entered will be published.
Your email address will be shared with the shipping company during the contractual processing if you have expressly consented to this during the order placement. The purpose of this forwarding is to provide you with email updates regarding the shipping status of your order. This processing is based on Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR, relying on your consent.
If you wish to withdraw your consent, you can do so at any time by contacting us or the transportation company. Please note that withdrawing your consent will not affect the legality of any processing that occurred before the withdrawal, which was carried out with your prior consent.
Our website employs cookies, which are small text files stored in a user’s internet browser or on their computer system by the browser. Whenever a user accesses our website, a cookie may be stored on their operating system. This cookie contains a unique character string that enables the browser to be identified clearly upon revisiting the website.
Please be aware that cookies will be stored on your computer, and you have full control over their usage. You can adjust the technical settings in your internet browser to receive notifications before cookies are set. This allows you to decide whether to accept each cookie on a case-by-case basis and also to prevent the storage and transmission of their data. You may delete previously saved cookies at any time. However, please note that this action might limit your ability to utilize all the functions of our website.
For major browsers, you can find information on how to manage cookies, including deactivating them, using the following links:
- Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Our website incorporates Google Maps by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; “Google”) to display geographical information and interactive maps. When you access pages with embedded Google Maps, Google collects, processes, and utilizes data about the website’s visitors.
Please note that your data may be transmitted to the USA, and there is currently no adequacy decision from the EU Commission for data transfers to the USA. However, suitable safeguards for the protection of personal data, such as standard contractual clauses, are in place for the data transfer. You can review these clauses at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.
The data processing, including the placement of cookies, is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, arising from our legitimate interest in designing the website to meet specific needs and preferences. However, you have the right to object to this processing of your personal data at any time on grounds related to your particular situation under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR
Rights of persons affected and storage duration
Duration of storage
Once the contractual processing is finalized, the data will be initially retained for the duration of the warranty period. Subsequently, it will be kept in accordance with the legal retention periods, particularly those specified by tax and commercial laws. After this specified period, the data will be deleted, unless you have given explicit consent for further processing and usage.
Rights of the affected person
If the necessary legal conditions are met, you possess the following rights in accordance with articles 15 to 20 of the GDPR:
- Right to be informed about the personal data we hold concerning you.
- Right to have any inaccurate or incomplete data corrected.
- Right to request the deletion of your personal data under certain circumstances.
- Right to request the restriction of processing your personal data in specific situations.
- Right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format for transfer to another data controller (data portability).
Furthermore, you hold the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6(1) of the GDPR and to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes under Article 21(1) of the GDPR.
Right to complain to the regulatory authority
If you believe that your data is being processed unlawfully, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, as outlined in Article 77 of the GDPR.
Right to object
If the data processing described here is justified by our legitimate interests according to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your data at any time for reasons arising from your specific situation, with future effect.
Should your objection be successful, we will cease processing your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
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