Privacy policy

How do we handle your data?

We only collect and use your personal data in accordance with the provisions of Germany’s data protection legislation. You can read below what personal data we record and use, how much and why. This information will always be available to you on our website.

Data transmission and logging for internal systems and statistics

Your web browser will automatically transmit data to our web server when you access our website. This includes the date and time you accessed it, the URL, the website you were referred from, the file you accessed, the volume of data transmitted, your browser type and version, operating system and IP address. This data is stored separately from any other data you might enter while using our website. It is not possible for us to associate this data with a particular person. It is evaluated for statistical purposes, then deleted.

Inventory data

Where a contractual relationship between us is established, amended or developed, we collect and use your personal data provided it is required for these purposes. We may, at the request of the relevant body, divulge information about this data (inventory data), in individual cases as necessary for criminal prosecution or protective measures, as required to fulfil the legal obligations of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) or the military counterintelligence service (MAD), or to assert intellectual property rights.

Usage data

We may collect, process and use your personal data as required so you can use our internet site and the services we offer (store locator) or so we can account for these (usage data). This includes in particular identification information, information on the start, end and extent of your use of our website, and data involved in using our services (store locator). We may create usage profiles by using pseudonyms for the purposes of advertising, market research and adapting the design of our website according to demand. You have the right to refuse such use of your data. We are not permitted to combine user profiles with data on the people behind pseudonyms. We may, at the request of the relevant body, divulge information about this data (inventory data), in individual cases as necessary for criminal prosecution or protective measures, as required to fulfil the legal obligations of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) or the military counterintelligence service (MAD), or to assert intellectual property rights.

Cookies

In order to expand the functionality of our website and make it more convenient for you to use, we use ‘cookies’. We use these cookies to store data on your computer when you call up our website. You have the option of preventing cookies from being stored on your computer using the relevant settings in your browser. However, this may restrict the range of functionality of our website.

Your right to information

All users of our website have the right to request information on the data we store about their person or pseudonym. We can also supply this information electronically upon request.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the United States. If IP anonymization has been activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within EU Member States or other European Economic Area countries. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website, for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports about website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent your browser from storing cookies using its settings; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookies relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: Download browser plug-in .

Further legal information is available in the Legal notice.

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