1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
You can visit our website without providing personal information. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily provide it to us when opening a customer account or registering for our newsletter.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure an error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions concerning data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analytic and we will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this data protection declaration.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (for example, when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible authority
The data controller on this website is:
Phone: 0521 55 60 68 11
The data controller is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending us an e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In case of data protection violations, the person concerned has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the Data Protection Officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in the performance of a contract handed over to you or a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this is only done as far as it is technically feasible.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to request information. a right to rectify, block or delete such data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this purpose and for further questions regarding personal data.
Objection to advertising emails
The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
3. Data collection on our website
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or change of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done according to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only insofar as this is necessary to enable or invoice the user to use the service.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transmission at the conclusion of the contract for online shops, retailers and goods dispatch
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the bank commissioned with the payment processing. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for the data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
4. Social Media
Facebook plugins (like & share button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" ("Like") on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
These functions are offered by Instagram Inc. 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we as the provider of the pages do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their use by Instagram.
On our website we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc. 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ("Pinterest").
If you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transmits log data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may contain your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.
Further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your related rights and options for protecting your privacy can be found in the data protection notice of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
On our site we use social plugins of the social network Ravelry, which is operated by Ravelry LLC, Privacy Matters, 39 Dodge St #134, Beverly, MA 01915.
If you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Ravelry. The plugin transmits log data to the Ravelry server in the USA. This log data may contain your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also contain Ravelry functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Ravelry and cookies.
If you wish to receive our B2B newsletter, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data provided for the newsletter takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data stored by you for the purpose of newsletter subscription will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after unsubscribing from the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes (e.g., e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.
This website uses the services of newsletter2go/sendinblue for sending newsletters. Provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin (Germany).
newsletter2go/sendinblue is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you enter data for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g., e-mail address), these are stored on the servers of Sendinblue GmbH in Germany.
newsletter2go/sendinblue is certified as a service provider with certified data protection management by TÜV Rheinland.
With the help of newsletter2go/sendinblue we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an e-mail sent with newsletter2go/sendinblue, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web beacon) connects to the servers of newsletter2go/sendinblue. This can be used to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g., time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you do not want any analysis by newsletter2go/sendinblue, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data processing is based on your consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data stored by you for the purpose of newsletter subscription will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after unsubscribing from the newsletter both from our servers and from the servers of newsletter2go/sendinblue. Data stored for other purposes (e.g., e-mail addresses for the customer area) remain unaffected.
Cookies allow our website to retrieve or store information from your browser. This may include information about you, your settings, or your device. They are mostly used to ensure the expected functioning of the website. Typically, this information doesn’t identify you directly, but it can provide you with a more personalized web experience.
Session cookies (transient cookies)
We use so-called session cookies (also called temporary or transient cookies) on our website. These session cookies are stored exclusively for the duration of your use of our website. The session cookies we use are only used to identify you while you are logged into our website. At the end of each session, session cookies are deleted and session cookies are not used for any other purpose.
These cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of our website and cannot be disabled in our systems. As a rule, these cookies are only set in response to actions you take in response to a service request, such as setting your privacy settings, logging in or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies or notify you of these cookies. Some parts of the website may not work.
These session cookies are used according to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR. Without the use of these cookies, the offer of the website and access and use of the website by you are technically not possible.