data protection

Data protection

Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal data is neither required by law nor contractually, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the data. Failure to provide it has no consequences. This only applies if no other information is provided during subsequent processing operations.
โ€œPersonal dataโ€ 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 host/IT service provider through 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 GDPR out of our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring trouble-free operation of our website and in improving our offering.
Your data will be transmitted to Canada, among other places. There is an adequacy decision from the EU Commission for data transfers to Canada.

Contact

Responsible person /data protection officer
Contact us if you wish. The contact details of the person responsible for data processing can be found in our legal notice.

Initiative contact from the customer via email
If you initiate business contact with us via email, we will only collect your personal data (name, email address, message text) to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves to process and answer your contact request.
If the contact is used to carry out pre-contractual measures (e.g. advice if you are interested in buying, preparing an offer) or concerns a contract that has already been concluded between you and us, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR.

If contact is made for other reasons, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in processing and answering your request. In this case, you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR.
We only use your email address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted in compliance with statutory retention periods, unless you have consented to further processing and use.

Collection and processing when using the contact form
When you use the contact form, we only collect your personal data (name, email address, message text) to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of establishing contact.
If the contact is used to carry out pre-contractual measures (e.g. advice if you are interested in buying, preparing an offer) or concerns a contract that has already been concluded between you and us, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR.
If contact is made for other reasons, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in processing and answering your request. In this case, you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR.
We only use your email address to process your request. 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 you open 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. Processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on your consent before its revocation. Your customer account will then be deleted.

Collection, processing and transfer of personal data when placing orders
When you place an order, we only collect and process your personal data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill and process your order and to process your inquiries. 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 carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR and is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract with you.
Your data will be 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 amount of data transmission is limited to a minimum.
Your data will be transmitted to Canada, among other places. There is an adequacy decision from the EU Commission for data transfers to Canada.


Advertising

Use of the email address to send newsletters
Regardless of the contract processing, we use your email address exclusively for our own advertising purposes to send newsletters, provided you have expressly agreed to this. Processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on your consent before its revocation. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time 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 email marketing as part of order processing. It will not be passed on to other third parties.


Shipping service provider
Merchandise management


Passing on the email address to shipping companies for information about shipping status
We pass on your email address to the transport company as part of the contract processing, provided you have expressly agreed to this in the ordering process. The purpose of the transfer is to inform you by email about the shipping status. Processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us or the transport company, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on your consent before its revocation.

Use of an external merchandise management system
We use an inventory management system to process the contract as part of order processing. For this purpose, your personal data collected as part of the order will be sent to

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transmitted.


Payment service provider

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


Using PayPal Express
We use the PayPal Express payment service from PayPal (Europe) S.ร .rl et Cie, SCA (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. In order to integrate this payment service, it is necessary for PayPal to collect, store and analyze data (e.g. IP address, device type, operating system, browser type, location of your device) when you access the website. Cookies can also be used for this purpose. The cookies enable your browser to be recognized.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies is based on Section 15 Paragraph 3 Sentence 1 TMG. Your personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in a customer-oriented offer of various payment methods. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons relating to your particular situation.
By selecting and using PayPal Express, the data required for payment processing will be transmitted to PayPal in order to be able to fulfill the contract with you using the selected payment method. This processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR. Further information on data processing when using the PayPal Express payment service can be found in the associated data protection declaration at www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=de_DE#Updated_PS .


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 accesses a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is accessed 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 whether to accept them and prevent the storage of the cookies and the transmission of the data they contain. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
You can find out how you can manage cookies in the most important browsers (including deactivating them) using the links below:
Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de
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-ablassen
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

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 offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies also enable our systems to recognize your browser even after you change pages and to offer you services. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies is based on Section 15 Paragraph 3 Sentence 1 TMG. Your personal data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring the optimal functionality of the website and a user-friendly and effective design of our offering.
You have the right to object to this processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons relating to your particular situation.

Plug-ins and others

Use of YouTube
We use the function for embedding YouTube videos from Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "YouTube") on our website. YouTube is a partnership with Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; โ€œGoogleโ€) affiliated company.
The function displays videos stored on YouTube in an iFrame on the website. The โ€œExtended data protection modeโ€ option is activated. This means that YouTube does not store any information about website visitors. Only when you watch a video is information about it transmitted to YouTube and stored there. Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is no adequacy decision from the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks .
The use of cookies or comparable technologies is based on Section 15 Paragraph 3 Sentence 1 TMG. Your personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons relating to your particular situation.
Further information on the collection and use of data by YouTube and Google, your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy can be found in YouTube's data protection information at https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy .

Use of Google Fonts
We use Google Fonts from Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; โ€œGoogleโ€) on our website.
The data processing serves the purpose of uniformly displaying fonts on our website. In order to load the fonts, a connection to Google servers is established when the page is accessed. Cookies can be used here. Among other things, your IP address and information about the browser you use are processed and transmitted to Google. This data is not linked to your Google account.
Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is no adequacy decision from the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks .
The use of cookies or comparable technologies is based on Section 15 Paragraph 3 Sentence 1 TMG. Your personal data is processed on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in a user-friendly and aesthetic design of our website. For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of your personal data based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR by notifying us.
Further information on data processing and data protection can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/ and at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq .

Rights of those affected and storage period

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


Rights of the data subject
If the legal requirements are met, you are entitled to the following rights in accordance with Articles 15 to 20 of the GDPR: right to information, to correction, to deletion, to restriction of processing, to data portability.
In addition, according to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, you have the right to object to processing based on Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR, as well as to processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
According to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that your personal data is not being processed lawfully.


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

Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22, 7th floor
20459 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 428544040
Fax: +49 40 428544000
Email: mailbox@datenschutz.hamburg.de

Right to object
If the personal data processing listed here is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR, you have the right to object to this processing at any time with future effect for reasons arising from your particular situation.
Once you have objected, the processing of the data concerned will be terminated unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


last updated: October 27, 2020