Privacy

Data protection declaration

Unless stated otherwise below, the provision of your personal data is neither legally nor contractually obligatory, nor required for conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide your data. Not providing it will have no consequences. This only applies as long as the processing procedures below do not state otherwise.
“Personal data” is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
 

Server log files

You can use our websites without submitting personal data. 

Every time our website is accessed, user data is transferred to us or our web hosts/IT service providers by your internet browser and stored in server log files. This stored data includes for example the name of the site called up, date and time of the request, the IP address, amount of data transferred and the provider making the request. The processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1) f) GDPR due to our legitimate interests in ensuring the smooth operation of our website as well as improving our services.
 


Customer account      Orders      
 

Customer account

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.
 

Collection, processing, and transfer of personal data in orders

When you submit an order we only collect and use your personal data insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment and handling of your order as well as processing of your queries. The provision of data is necessary for conclusion of a contract. Failure to provide it will prevent the conclusion of any contract. The processing will occur on the basis of Article 6(1) b) GDPR and is required for the fulfilment of a contract with you. 

Your data is transferred here for example to the shipping companies and dropshipping providers, payment service providers, service providers for handling the order and IT service providers that you have selected. We will comply strictly with legal requirements in every case. The scope of data transmission is restricted to a minimum.
 


Contact       Evaluations       Newsletter      
 

Collection and processing when using the contact form 

When you use the contact form we will only collect your personal data (name, email address, message text) in the scope provided by you. The data processing is for the purpose of making contact. By submitting your message you agree to the processing of your transmitted data. 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. We will only use your email address to process your request. Finally your data will be deleted, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.
 

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.
 

Käufersiegel customer rating tool 

Our website uses the ‘Käufersiegel’ customer rating tool by Händlerbund Management AG (Torgauer Straße 233 B, 04347 Leipzig). Following your order, we would like to ask you to evaluate and comment on your purchase with us.

We will write to you for this purpose via email, making use of the technical system of the provider of the ‘Käufersiegel’ rating tool in processing the order.

As part of this, your data is processed either with your consent or on the basis of our legitimate interests.

Processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) GDPR with your consent, insofar as you have expressly consented to the receipt of feedback requests. You can withdraw your consent at any time using the corresponding link in the email, without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. Your email address will then be removed from the distributor.

Processing is carried out without your express consent on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR due to our justified interest in truthful, verified evaluations of our services as part of direct advertising. For this purpose we send you a feedback request electronically for our own goods or services which you have already purchased from us. Emails are sent to the address that we obtained from you in the course of selling a good or service. The sending of feedback requests is subject to the proviso that you have not objected to the use of your email address.

You can object to this at any time by notifying us. You will find the contact details for exercising your right to object in our imprint. You can also use the link provided in the feedback request. This will not involve any costs other than transmission costs at basic tariffs.

The personal data saved for this purpose in the technical system of the ‘Käufersiegel’ rating tool will be deleted three months after the delivery of goods recorded for evaluation.
 

Use of your email address for mailing of direct marketing 

We use your email address, which we obtained in the course of selling a good or service, for the electronic transmission of marketing for our own goods or services which are similar to those you have already purchased from us, unless you have objected to this use. You must provide your email address in order to conclude a contract. Failure to provide it will prevent the conclusion of any contract. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR due to our justified interest in direct marketing. You can object to this use of your email address at any time by contacting us. You will find the contact details for exercising your right to object in our imprint. You can also use the link provided in the marketing email. This will not involve any costs other than transmission costs at basic tariffs.
 


Shipping companies       Merchandise management      
 

Forwarding of your email address to shipping companies for information on shipping status

We forward your email address to the shipping company in the course of contractual processing, if you have explicitly agreed to this in the order process. The forwarding is for the purpose of informing you by email on the shipping status of your order. 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 or the transport company without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal.
 

Use of an external merchandise management system

We use a merchandise management system in the course of order processing for the purposes of contractual processing. For this purpose your personal data as collected in the course of the order will be sent to

JTL-Software-GmbH, Rheinstr. 7, 41836 Hückelhoven, Germany 


Payment service providers       Credit ckeck      

Using PayPal
All PayPal transaction are covered by the PayPal Data Privacy Statement. You can found this at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=en
 

Data collection and processing when registering for payment in instalments via easyCredit

Payment in instalments via easyCredit is subject to the supplementary data protection instructions on payment in instalments by easyCredit.
 

Data collection and processing when paying by credit card, direct debit and invoice via secupay AG

We have integrated the components secupay.Lastschrift (direct debit), secupay.Rechnungskauf (payment by invoice) and secupay.Kreditkarte (credit card) by secupay AG (Goethstr. 6, 01896 Pulsnitz; “secupay”) into our website. secupay is a payment institute in the sense of the Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz (Payment Services Supervision Act - ZAG) registered with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Graurheindorfer Str. 108, 53117 Bonn; “BaFin” (register number: 126737) and facilitates cashless payment for products and services online. secupay forms a procedure allowing the claim for the purchase price to be assigned to secupay. This allows a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after the order is placed. If you choose “direct debit”, “payment by invoice” or “credit card” via secupay when ordering from us, your data will automatically be transmitted to secupay. By choosing one of these payment options you agree to transmission of your personal data as necessary for handling the payment. When handling the purchase via secupay, your payment method data is transmitted to secupay. secupay then carries out a technical check on the risk of payment default. The online retailer is then automatically notified that the financial transaction has been carried out. The personal data exchanged with secupay includes first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, phone number and other data which is required for handling the payment. Data is transmitted in order to process your payment and prevent fraud. We will also transmit other personal data to secupay if there is a justified interest in doing so. The personal data exchanged between us and secupay may be transmitted by secupay to credit agencies. This transmission is for the purpose of identity and credit checking. secupay may forward the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors where this is necessary for the fulfilment of contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on its behalf. You have the option of withdrawing your consent for secupay to handle your data at any time. Withdrawal will not affect personal data which have to be processed, used or transmitted for (contractually compliant) payment processing. secupay’s applicable data protection provisions can be found at https://www.secupay.com/en/privacy-policy.
 


Cookies 

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are saved in a user’s internet browser or by the user’s internet browser on their computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie may be saved on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string which allows the browser to be clearly identified when the website is called up again.
We use these cookies to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies also allow our systems to recognise your browser after a page change and to offer you services. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These services require the browser to be recognised again after a page change.
Processing is carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR due to our largely justified interest in ensuring the optimal functionality of the website as well as a user-friendly and effective design of our range of services.
Cookies will be stored on your computer. You therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By choosing corresponding technical settings in your internet browser, you can be notified before the setting of cookies and you can decide whether to accept this setting in each individual case as well as prevent the storage of cookies and transmission of the data they contain. Cookies which have already been saved may be deleted at any time. We would, however, like to point out that this may prevent you from making full use of all the functions of this website.
Using the links below, you can find out how to manage cookies (or deactivate them, among other things) in major browsers:
Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac


Analysis      

The data processing described subsequently in this section, especially the setting of cookies, will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR due to our largely justified interest:

- in the needs-based and target-oriented design of our website, for example, with tools for analysis and statistics

You have the right to veto this processing of your personal data according to art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, for reasons relating to your personal situation.

 

Use of PHP Web Stat
Our website uses the analysis tool PHP Web Stat by PHP Web Stat (Sternbuschweg 2, 46562 Voerde).The processing of data serves to analyse this website and its visitors. Data is collected and saved for marketing and optimisation purposes. A usage profile can be generated from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be deployed for this purpose. Cookies facilitate recognition of your internet browser. The data collected with PHP Web Stat technologies will not be used to identify the website user personally in future or combined with personal data on the bearer of the pseudonym without the separately issued consent of the affected party. You can prevent the storage of cookies by choosing corresponding technical settings in your internet browser. We would, however, like to point out that this may prevent you from making full use of all the functions of this website.
 


Plug-ins
 

Use of social plug-ins via “Shariff”

Our website uses social network plug-ins. We use data protection-compliant “Shariff” buttons to ensure that you retain control over your data.No connection is made to the social network servers and no data submitted without your explicit consent. “Shariff” was developed by specialists at the computer magazine c't. It enables more personal privacy in the network and replaces the usual social network "share" buttons. You can find more information on the Shariff project here https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html.

When you click the buttons a pop-up window appears, allowing you to log on with the relevant provider using your data. It is only after you actively login that a direct connection to the social network is set up. By logging in, you give your permission for the transfer of your data to the respective social media provider. At this time, information such as your IP address and which websites you have visited is transmitted. Should you be connected simultaneously with one or more of your social network accounts, the information collected is also assigned to your corresponding profiles. Therefore, you can only prevent this assignment by logging yourself out before visiting our website and before activating the button for your social media accounts. The social networks listed below are integrated with the “Shariff” function. You can find more detailed information on the scope and purpose of collection and use of the data, your associated rights and options for protecting your privacy in the provider’s privacy policy via the link.
 

Google+ by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA) https://www.google.com/+/policy/+1button.html

Facebook by Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) 
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Twitter by Twitter Inc. (1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) https://twitter.com/privacy

Pinterest by Pinterest Inc. (635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
 

AddThis by Oracle America, Inc. (500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA) https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy
 

Instagram by Instagram LLC. (1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA) https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

Xing by XING SE (Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg) https://www.xing.com/privacy
 

Use of YouTube

Our website uses YouTube LLC’s function for the embedding of YouTube videos. (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; “YouTube”).

YouTube is an affiliated company of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;“Google”).This feature shows YouTube videos in an iFrame on the website. The option “advanced privacy mode” is enabled here. This prevents YouTube from storing information on visitors to the website. It is only if you watch a video that information is transmitted to and stored by YouTube.
Your data may also be transmitted to the USA. Following the US-EU Data Protection Agreement, Google has become “Privacy Shield“ certified and is therefore obliged to observe European data protection laws. 
Further information on the data collected and used by YouTube and Google, your rights and privacy can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy (https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy).
 

Use of GoogleMaps 
Our website uses Google Inc.’s feature for the embedding of Google Maps (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).
This feature visually represents geographical information and interactive maps. Google also collects, processes and uses data on visitors to the website when they call up pages with embedded Google maps. Your data may also be transmitted to the USA. Following the US-EU Data Protection Agreement, Google has become “Privacy Shield“ certified and is therefore obliged to observe European data protection laws. 
Processing is carried out on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 point (f) GDPR due to our justified interest in needs-based and targeted design of the website.
Further information on the data collected and used by Google, your rights and privacy can be found in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. You also have the option of changing your settings in the data protection centre, allowing you to administer and protect the data processed by Google.

Use of Google reCAPTCHA 

Our website uses the reCAPTCHA service by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). The request serves to distinguish whether the input was made by a human or automatic machine processing. For this purpose your input will be transmitted to Google and used by them further. In addition, the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service will be transferred to Google. This data will be processed by Google within the EU and potentially also in the USA. Transmission of data to the USA is covered by an adequacy decision by the European Commission, the “Privacy Shield”. Google participates in “Privacy Shield” and has submitted to its requirements. 

Processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)f) GDPR due to our legitimate interest in protecting our website from automated spying, misuse and SPAM.

You can find more detailed information on Google reCAPTCHA and the associated data protection declaration at: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html and https://www.google.com/privacy
 


Rights of persons affected and storage duration
 

Duration of storage 

After contractual processing has been completed, the data is initially stored for the duration of the warranty period, then in accordance with the retention periods prescribed by law, especially tax and commercial law, and then deleted after the period has elapsed, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.
 

Rights of the affected person

If the legal requirements are fulfilled, you have the following rights according to art. 15 to 20 GDPR: Right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability. You also have a right of objection against processing based on art. 6 (1) GDPR, and to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, according to art. 21 (1) GDPR.
 

Contact us at any time. Our contact details can be found in our imprint.
 

Right to complain to the regulatory authority

You have the right to complain to the regulatory authority according to art. 77 GDPR if you believe that your data is not being processed legally.
 

Right to object

If the data processing outlined here is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1)f) GDPR, you have the right for reasons arising from your particular situation to object at any time to the processing of your data with future effect.

If the objection is successful, we will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests or rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If personal data is being processed for the purposes of direct advertising, you can object to this at any time by notifying us. If the objection is successful, we will no longer process the personal data for the purposes of direct advertising.
 

last update: 19.11.2018