§ 1 Collection and saving of personal data
Personal data is considered to be individual specifications about personal or professional relationships with a particular natural person or a natural person that can be determined, for example, your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, you bank details or your IP address. The following data is logged when using the websites. The storage of this information serves internal system-related and statistical purposes only.
- The name of the pages you call up, the operating system and the querying domain, date and time of access,
- the search machine used,
- names of downloaded files and your IP address.
All information regarding utilisation will be deleted as soon as possible, in particular, the IP address. However, for credit card payments, in particular, it may be necessary to save the data for handling the payment for a longer period of time. Further, personal information, for example, yout full name, your email address, address, credit card data, user name and passwords are only logged if these are required within the framework of a query, order or registration. Only the data required for the relevant purpose will be queried. We will store you data until such time as your query or order plus any payments are completed or as long as your registration remains intact. You have the right to call up your registration data at any time, to correct it or to delete it. We will delete your registration whenever a deletion is prescribed in law, but at the latest two years after your last login.
§ 2 Utilisation, transfer and deletion of personal data
The personal data made available by you to us will only be used for the intended purpose, for example, to answer your queries, to handle your order, to enter a competition, to check your authorisation to use a given credit card as well as for the technical administration of the websites.
Your personal data will never be sold. The transfer or other transmission of your personal data to third parties is only carried out for the purposes of contractual handling or invoicing or to deduct payment or if you have expressly permitted it. No other utilisation of the information is permitted. In addition, during the course of orders, we are permitted to pass personal data to collection agencies and reserve the right to exchange data with credit agencies. Furthermore, we cannot guarantee that we will not use anonymous utilisation data for the purposes of market research. If we do so it will be impossible to identify individual users.
We also indicate that we, at the orders of the appropriate authorities, and in individual instances, are authorised to give out information concerning data insofar as this is intended for the purposes of a criminal investigation, to help the police authorities to prevent risks, to fulfil the legal requirements of the constitutional protection authorities of the states and the country, the intelligence services or the military intelligence services or the implementation of right to intellectual property.
§ 3 Security notes
We have taken a number of security steps to ensure personal information is protected adequately and at an appropriate level. Our databases are protected by physical and technical measures as well as procedural measures designed to limit access to information to specially authorised persons in conjunction with this data protection declaration. Our information system is located behind a software firewall to prevent access from other networks connected to the Internet. Only those members of staff that require information in order to fulfil a specific task will be given access to personal information. Our members of staff are trained with regard to security and data protection practices. If data is collected via our Internet pages for the purpose of payment processes, the transfer is encrypted using the industry standard Secure-Socket-Layer (SSL) technology. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers and account information will be encrypted to ensure additional protection.
Your password that enables access to our Internet pages should never be passed on to a third-person, you should also change this password regularly. When you leave our pages, use the log out function and then close your browser to ensure that unauthorised users are unable to access your user account.
When communicating with us by email, we are not able to ensure complete data security.