Data protection statement
1. Data protection at a glance
The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any information that identifies you personally. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to the data protection statement below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact data can be found in the Legal Information section of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Some of your data is collected by you communicating it to us – for example, data that you enter on a contact form. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of your data is collected to ensure that the website is provided error-free. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with regard to your data?
You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of the personal data held about you. You also have the right to request that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted. For this purpose and for other questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Information section. You also have the right of appeal to the supervisory authorities.
Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For details please refer to the data protection declaration under the section Right to Limitation of Processing.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement. If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection statement explains what information we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can never be completely secure. Total protection against access by third parties cannot be guaranteed.
The data controller for this website is:
Im Zollhafen 7
50678 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 0171 2055 954
The data controller is the natural or juristic person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purpose and means of personal data processing (e.g. names, email 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. For this purpose, email notification to us is sufficient. The legality of any data processing carried out prior to revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of objection to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
If data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this data protection statement. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or unless the processing serves the assertion or exercise of, or defence against, legal claims (objection under Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object to the processing. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection under Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).
Right of appeal to the supervisory authorities
In the event of infringement of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the EU state of their habitual residence, workplace or place of alleged infringement. The right of appeal shall be without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or for contractual purposes handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another data controller, this will be done insofar as is technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security purposes and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of its processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. For this and other questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Information section.n.
Right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Information section. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us. We usually need time to verify your claim. For the duration of the verification you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data has taken place unlawfully. You may demand that the data processing be restricted instead of deleted.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to assert or defend against legal claims. You then have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your and our interests. For so long as it remains unclear as to whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may be processed – apart from its storage – only with your consent or for the assertion of or defence against legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or juristic person or for reasons of public interest within the European Union.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, can accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
Cookies that are required for electronic communications purposes or for the performance of certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection statement.
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server logfiles, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of accessing computer
- Time of server request
- IP adress
This data will not be merged with other data sources. This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website, for which purpose the server logfiles must be recorded.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, email notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out prior to revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request its deletion or revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Inquiry by email, phone or fax
If you contact us by email, phone or fax, your request, including all personal data (name, request), will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
If your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, this data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR . In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries addressed to us.
The data you send us via contact requests will remain with us until you request its deletion or revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent necessary for the creation, content or modification of the legal relationship between us (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to make use of the service or to bill the user.
The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the commercial relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
4. Plugins und Tools
Google Web Fonts
For the uniform display of fonts, this website uses web fonts provided by Google. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.