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Data Protection and Privacy

Using this site is generally possible without personal data. For the use of individual services available on this site, however, it may be necessary to collect personal information about you. Your personal data (such as name, address, phone number, email) is stored and processed according to the General Data Protection Regulation. The following text informs you in detail about how your personal data is collected, stored and used.

Your personal data is only passed on to third parties if this is part of processing an order or fulfilling a contract, such as passing data on to a bank, payment processor or a logistics/delivery company. There is no further passing on of your data unless you have explicitly consented to this. Your data will never be given to others for advertising purposes.

SSL Encryption

This site uses SSL for better security and to protect your data when you send private comments or requests. You can confirm that SSL encryption is active by checking your browser address bar, which should show a closed lock and read "https://" at the start.

With active SSL, the data that you send cannot be read by third parties. Please note that data transmitted outside an SSL encryption, such as emails, might possibly be insecure, and that it is not possible to protect all data at all times from being accessed by third parties.

Cookies

This site uses cookies to recognise returning visitors to the pages. Cookies are small textfiles that are saved to your computer. These cookies may pass on information to recognise your return to this site using your IP address. You can block cookies by setting your browser accordingly; in that case it may be possible that not all functions of this site are fully available to you.

Server data

Due to technical reasons, some data sent by your browser is stored in server logfiles:

  • Browser type and Version
  • your operating system
  • the site from which you came if following a link (Referrer URL)
  • the pages you visit
  • date and time of your visit
  • your IP address.

This data is stored separately from any personal data you have transmitted to this site, and thus is not traceable back to you personally. The server data is collected for statistical evaluation about the use of this website.

Registering

It is possible to register yourself on this site. During registration, you are asked to provide personal data such as name, company name, address, email address and phone number. These data are used exclusively for the use of services such as the online shop. Your IP address is also collected together with date and time of your registration; this is to prevent misuse of your personal data by registering you through a third party without your consent.

Newsletter

You have the possibility to subscribe to a newsletter on these pages. The newsletter will regularly inform you about offers and provide information about the site and the shop. You need a valid email address to subscribe to the newsletter. The address you provide when subscribing is confirmed with a confirmation email. When you register for the newsletter, your IP address as well as time and date of your subscription is also stored. No further data is connected to your email address for the newsletter subscription, and it is only used for this purpose.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time; details on how to do that can be found in the confirmation email as well as at the bottom of each newsletter.

Contact Form

You can contact me via email or via a contact form. If you do so, any personal data you send is used to process your request and contact you back.

Comment Function

In the blog, you can comment on posts. If you do so, your comment is saved along with date and time of your comment, your email address and, if the comment is not anonymous, your username. The comment function also saves your IP address.

YouTube video components

This site uses YouTube functions to embed and show videos. YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, is part of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

On pages with embedded videos, a connection to the YouTube servers is made to display the video to you. In this process, data is transmitted back to the YouTube servers, including regarding which pages you visited to watch a video. If you are logged in on YouTube, these information are connected to your account at YouTube. You can avoid this by logging out from YouTube before visiting these pages.

Further information about YouTube's data protection and privacy policies can be found here:
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

PayPal

If you choose PayPal for your payment processing in the online shop, your contact data is passed on to PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg as the payment processor.

The data transmitted to PayPal is usually your full name, address, telephone number, IP address, email address and other data necessary to process your order, such as number of items ordered, invoice total, tax percentage, invoice number etc. This data transfer is used to confirm your identity, administer your payment and transfer money.

Please note that PayPal may further pass on data to subcontractors, partners or other connected companies if this is necessary to fulfill their obligations from your order. Depending on which method of payment you use within PayPal (for instance direct debit), PayPal may pass on your personal data to credit reporting agencies to check your credit rating and your identity. For more information about how PayPal handles your data, please refer to

https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Shipment with Deutsche Post/DHL

To fully process your order and send your goods, it is necessary to pass on your address data (possibly including your email address and telephone number) to logistics partners and delivery companies. When you place an order in the online shop, you are explicitly consenting to this transfer of your address data. Only necessary data is transmitted.

For the privacy policies of the German logistics partners, please refer to

https://www.dhl.de/de/toolbar/footer/datenschutz.html
for DHL and

https://www.deutschepost.de/de/f/footer/datenschutz.html
for Deutsche Post.

Information/Withdrawal of Consent/Deletion

If you have any questions regarding the collection, use and storage of your personal data or requests to correct, change or delete some or all of it, please contact me. You can also withdraw your previously given consent to use and collection of your data. You have the right to corrections or deletion of your personal data if there is no legal obligation for storage due to previous interactions such as orders in the shop.