§ 1 Personal data

Your personal details (e.g. salutation, name, address, e-mail, telephone, bank details, credit card number) are processed only in accordance with the regulations of the German data protection declaration. The following regulations inform you about kind, range and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data. This privacy policy applies to our websites only. In case you are redirected to other websites via links on our websites, please inform yourself of the respective handling of your data.

§ 2 Inventory data

(1)       Your personal data, as far as required for the establishment, design or alteration of the contractual relationship (inventory data), are exclusively used for processing the contract. In order to deliver the goods, e.g. your name and address must be passed to the supplier of goods.

(2)       Without your express consent or a lack of legal basis your personal data will not be passed to third parties not involved in the processing of the contract. After completion of the contract further use of your data will be blocked. After expiry of the safekeeping periods in accordance with tax and commercial law your data will be deleted unless you have given your express consent to their further use.

 § 3 Credit check

In case we deliver before payment, e.g. if payment by invoice is selected, we may make a credit check via the following company: BÜRGEL Wirtschaftsinformationen Ringwald e.K. Böhmerwaldstr. 9 76228 Karlsruhe. For this purpose, we will pass your personal details (e.g. name and address) to this company. On the basis of mathematical and statistical procedures the risk of default will be determined. The conclusion of a contract depends on the the result of the credit check.

§ 4 Web analysis with Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse how you use the website. The information created by the cookie on how you use this website (including your IP address) will be transferred to a US-based Google server and stored there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate how you use this website, to produce reports on website activities for the website operators and to render further services related to the use of the website or the internet. Furthermore, Google may forward the information collected to third parties, as far as it is legally required or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will in no case relate your IP address to other Google data. You can prohibit the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in your browser software; we point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website, however. By using this website you give your consent to the processing of the data collected by Google in the way described above and for the purpose set out above.

You can object to the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics with effect for the future anytime. Further information can be found on:

§ 5 Use of cookies

In order to optimise our website we use cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored temporarily in the main memory of your computer. These cookies are deleted after the browser has been closed. You can prevent cookies from being stored by means of selecting "Block cookies" in the browser settings. This can limit the access to our website, however.

§ 6 Social Plugins by Facebook

We use social plugins provided by, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins are identifiable by the Facebook logo or the notice "Facebook Social Plugin". If you e.g. click the "Like" button or post a comment, the corresponding information will be directly transferred to Facebook and stored there. Details on how Facebook uses your personal data as well as your corresponding rights can be taken from Facebook's privacy policy: 

If you do not wish Facebook to collect your data via our websites, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

§ 7 Social Plugins by Twitter

We use Twitter and their re-tweet functions, i.e. so-called "social plugins" provided by, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use re-tweeting, the websites you visited are disclosed to third parties and connected with your Twitter account. Details on how Twitter uses your data as well as on your rights and setting options for protecting your personal data can be taken from Twitter's privacy policy:

§ 8 Newsletter

When subscribing to our newsletter your e-mail address is used for our own marketing purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Unsubsribe is possible anytime. The following authorisation has been given by you explicitly during the ordering process or separately:

We regularly provide you with selected offers from our range of products by e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be forwarded to other companies. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes anytime by sending an informal e-mail.

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. If you do not wish to receive the newsletter anymore, you can unsubscribe via

§ 9 Information

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act you have the right to be provided with information on your stored personal data free of charge as well as the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted, if applicable. If you have any questions, an e-mail can be sent e.g. to the following e-mail address:





1. Linking      

 Depending on the responses to the questions links to the websites of e.g. Google or Facebook can be found in the the text of the privacy policy. Although linking is not required by law it is nevertheless customer-friendly. It is explained in the pdf file attached to your order confirmation e-mail how links can be established.

 2. Double opt-in for newsletters

This subscription method requires the customer to confirm an e-mail / click on a confirmation link before the subscription of the newsletter takes place effectively. This is intended to prevent that a third party subscribes the customer to the newsletter against or without his wishes. Furthermore, the clicked registration e-mail can be used as proof for your consent in the case of a dispute. There is no legal obligation for using this method. There is a risk that the registration e-mail is seen as unlawful sending of advertisements. Jurisdiction tends to consider double opt-in as admissible, however.