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Privacy

Data protection and privacy policy

We appreciate your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We will provide you with detailed information on the handling of your data.

Storage of access data in server log files

You can visit our website without giving any details about yourself. We merely store access data in so-called server log files, e.g. the name of the requested file, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred, and the requesting provider. These data are evaluated solely to ensure a trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our offer and do not allow us to draw any personal conclusions.

Data collection and use for contract processing and opening of a customer account

We collect personal data if you voluntarily communicate this to us within the scope of your order, by contacting us (for example via a contact form or e-mail) or by opening a customer account. Which data are collected can be seen in the respective input forms. We use the data you provide to process and process your inquiries. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and will be deleted after expiration of the tax and commercial storage periods, unless you expressly consent to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use additional data that is  legally permitted and to which we will inform you below. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be carried out either by means of a message to the contact option described below or by means of a function provided for this purpose in the customer account.

Data transfer to contract fulfillment

For the fulfillment of the contract, we will pass on your data to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, as far as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. Depending on which payment service provider you choose in the order process, we will pass on the payment data collected for this purpose to the credit institution commissioned by the payment institution and, where applicable, payment service providers commissioned by us, or to the selected payment service. In some cases, the selected payment service providers also collect these data themselves, as long as you create an account there. In this case, you must register with the payment service provider in the order process with your access data. The data protection declaration of the respective payment service provider applies to this extent.

Data usage when signing up for e-mail newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the data required for this purpose or separately provided by you, to send you regularly our e-mail newsletter according to your consent. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending a message to the contact form described below or via a link provided in the newsletter.

Data use for postal advertising and your right of objection

In addition, we reserve the right to include your first and last name, your postal address and, insofar as we have received such additional information from you within the scope of the contract, your title, academic degree, year of birth and your professional, Lists and to use them for their own advertising purposes, e.g. to send interesting offers and information about our products by mail. You may at any time object to the storage and use of your data by means of a message to the contact option described below.

Use of cookies

In order to make the visit of our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on the next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and decide on their acceptance individually, or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. If the cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow you to analyze the use of the website, such as "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer. The generated information about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating the IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address will be shortened before transmission within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You may prevent Google's processing of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of the website, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link : http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this link to prevent the Google Analytics collection on this site in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your terminal. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

Use of AddThis Plugins

On our website we use so-called Social Plugins ("Plugins") of the Bookmarking service AddThis which is pursued by the AddThis LLC, Inc in 8000 West Park Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA. The Plugins are mostly marked with an AddThis logo, for example, in the form of a white plus sign on orange background. You find an overview of the AddThis Plugins and their appearance here: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing. If you call a side of our web site which contains such a Plugin, your browser produces a direct connection with the servers of AddThis. The contents of the Plugins are transmitted by AddThis directly to your browser and are integrated into the side. By the integration AddThis receives the information that your browser has called the suitable side of our web site and stores to the identification of your browser a Cookie on your terminal. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of AddThis in the USA and is stored there. AddThis uses the dates for the production of anonymous user profiles which serves as a basis for a personalised and interest-related advertising address of the visitors of Internet sites with AddThis-Plugins. To see the use of the dates by AddThis, please see the privacy-policy of AddThis: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy. If you like to disagree the survey by AddThis for the future, you can place a so-called Opt-Out-Cookie which you can download under the following link:http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. You can prevent the loading of the AddThis Plugins also with Add-Ons for your browser completely, e.g., with the script tailor "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

Right of access and contact

You have a right to free information about the data stored with us on your person and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. If you have any questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data, in the event of information, rectification, blocking or deletion of data and the revocation of consent or objection to a specific data use, please contact us directly via the contact details in our imprint.

Aachen, January 2017