Privacy and Data Protection

1) Information on the Collection of Personal Data and Contact Details of the Controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller in charge for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Charles & Marie GmbH & Co. KG, Taubenweg 7, 61462 Königstein, Deutschland, Tel.: +49 6174 203045, Fax: +49 6174 203044, E-Mail: info@charlesandmarie.com. The controller in charge of the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data Collection When You Visit Our Website

When using our website for information only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the moment of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

Data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently, if there are any concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

In order to make your visit to 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 end 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 terminal and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values according to individual requirements. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the content of a virtual shopping basket for a later visit to the website). If personal data are also processed by individual cookies set by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.
We work together with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). You will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the following sections.

Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and you can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/websites/#cookies
Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

4) Contacting

In the context of contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

5) Data Processing When Opening a Customer Account and for Contract Processing

Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide them to us for the execution of a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. It is possible to delete your customer account at any time. This can be done by sending a message to the above-mentioned address of the controller. We store and use the data provided by you for contract processing. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked in consideration of tax and commercial retention periods and deleted after expiry of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved by our site, about which we will inform you accordingly below.

6) Use of Single Sign-on Procedures

6.1 On our website, you can create a customer account and/or register using the social plug-in, "Facebook Connect", provided by the Facebook social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"), by means of so-called single sign-on technology, provided you have a Facebook profile. The "Facebook Connect" social plug-in on our website is identified by a blue button featuring the Facebook logo and the words, "Connect with Facebook" or "Log in with Facebook" or "Sign in with Facebook".
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. The content of the plug-in is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser and included on the page. As a result of this inclusion, Facebook is informed that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US, where it is stored. These data processing processes are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on Facebook's legitimate interest in the insertion of personalized advertising on the basis of surfing behavior.

Using this "Facebook Connect" button on our website allows you to log in and/or register on our website using your Facebook user data. Only if you give your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR prior to the registration process on the basis of a corresponding notice about the exchange of data with Facebook, we will receive the publicly accessible information stored in your profile when using the "Facebook Connect" button from Facebook, depending on your personal Facebook privacy settings. This information includes your user ID, name, profile picture, age and gender. We would like to point out that following changes to Facebook's privacy and usage policies, your profile pictures, your friends' user IDs and your friends list may also be transmitted, if these are marked as "public" in your Facebook privacy settings. The data transmitted by Facebook is stored and processed by us to create a user account using the necessary data (title, first name, surname, address details, country, e-mail address, date of birth), if you have shared this information on Facebook. Conversely, data may be transmitted by us to your Facebook profile; this may include information about your browsing and/or purchasing behavior.

The consent given can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the controller named at the beginning of this declaration.
Facebook Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy in this regard, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not wish Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plug-ins using add-ons for your browser, e.g. "Adblock Plus" (https://adblockplus.org/en/).

6.2 If you have a Google+ profile, you can log in using the Single Sign-in technique for the purpose of creating a customer account or registering with the help of the social plugin "Google+ Sign-In" of the social network Google+ operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google+"). The social plugins of "Google+ Sign-In" or "Register with Google" on our website can be recognized by a red button with the Google+ logo and the words "Google Sign-In" or "Register with Google" or "Sign in with Google" or "Sign in with G".

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google+ servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google+ directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration gives Google+ the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Google+ profile or are not currently logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Google+ server in the USA and stored there. These data processing processes are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on Google's legitimate interest in the insertion of personalized advertising on the basis of surfing behavior.

By using this Google+ button on our website, you also have the option of logging in or registering with your Google+ user data on our website. Only if you give your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR prior to the registration process on the basis of a corresponding notice on the exchange of data with Google, we will receive the general and publicly accessible information stored in your profile when using the Google+ button of Google+, depending on your personal data protection settings at Google+. This information includes the user ID, name, profile picture, age and gender.

Please note that after changes to Google+'s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, your profile pictures, your friends' user IDs and your friends’ list may also be transferred if they are marked as "public" in your Google+ privacy settings. The data transmitted by Google+ will be stored and processed by us to create a user account with the necessary data, if you have given Google+ permission to use that data (title, first name, surname, address data, country, e-mail address, date of birth). Conversely, we may transfer data (e.g. information about your surfing or purchasing behavior) to your Google+ profile on the basis of your consent.

The consent given can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the controller named at the beginning of this declaration.

Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google+ as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google+'s privacy policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

The terms of use for the use of "Google+ Sign-In" or "Register with Google" can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en.

7) Commentary Function

Within the scope of the commentary function on this website, in addition to your comment, information on the time of writing the comment and the name of the commentator you have chosen are stored and published on the website. Furthermore, your IP address is logged and stored. This IP address is stored for security reasons, in case the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. We need your e-mail address to contact you if a third party should object to your published content as unlawful. The legal basis for the storage of your data is Art. 6 (1) point b and f GDPR. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.

8) Use of Your Data for Direct Advertising

8.1 If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The indication of additional possible data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will not send you an e-mail newsletter, unless you have expressly confirmed to us that you agree to the sending of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive future newsletters by clicking on an appropriate link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration so that we can trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later time. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the responsible person named above. After your cancellation, your e-mail address will immediately be deleted from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data in excess thereof, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

8.2 Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider, The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This disclosure is made in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.

MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent single-pixel image files stored on our website. This allows us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data are raised exclusively in a pseudonymized format and are not linked with other personal data from you. A direct personal relationship is excluded. This data is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Furthermore, MailChimp can use this data according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR even on the basis of its own legitimate interest in the demand-oriented design and optimization of the service as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine from which countries recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address those recipients or pass that data on to third parties.

To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement ("Data-Processing-Agreement") with MailChimp on the basis of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transmission of your personal data to MailChimp. If interested, this data processing agreement can be viewed at the following Internet link: http://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/.

MailChimp is also certified under the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and thus undertakes to comply with EU data protection regulations.

The data protection regulations of MailChimp can be viewed at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

9) Processing of Data for the Purpose of Order Handling

9.1 To process your order, we work together with the following service provider(s), which support us wholly or partially in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transferred to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery within the scope of contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We will pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution within the framework of payment processing, if this is necessary for payment handling. If payment service providers are used, we explicitly inform you of this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR.

9.2 We work with external shipping partners to fulfil our contractual obligations to our customers. We pass on your name as well as your delivery address exclusively for the purpose of delivering goods to a shipping partner selected by us, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR.

9.3 Use of Special Service Providers for Order Processing and Handling

- SendCloud
Shipping is done via the SendCloud shipping portal (SendCloud GmbH, Kanalstr. 10, 80538 München). In accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 letter b GDPR, we exclusively pass your data on to SendCloud for the purpose of processing your online order. Transmission of data only takes place, as far as this is necessary for the completion of the order. Details of SendCloud's privacy policy can be found on the SendCloud website at https://www.sendcloud.com/privacy-policy/.

9.4 Passing on Personal Data to Shipping Service Providers

- DHL
If delivery of goods takes place by the transport service provider DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn), we will pass on your e-mail address to DHL in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, prior to delivery of the goods, for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery or of a notice about the shipment status, if you have given your express consent during the ordering process. Otherwise, only the name of the recipient and the delivery address will be passed on to DHL for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The data will only be passed on if this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior agreement of the delivery date with DHL or transmission of status information for shipment delivery is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future either with the controller or with the transport service provider DHL.
- UPS
If delivery of goods takes place by the transport service UPS (United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG, Görlitzer Straße 1, 41460 Neuss), we will pass on your e-mail address to UPS in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, prior to delivery of the goods, for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery or of a notice about the shipment status, if you have given your express consent during the ordering process. Otherwise, only the name of the recipient and the delivery address will be passed on to UPS for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The data will only be passed on if this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior agreement of the delivery date with UPS or transmission of status information for shipment delivery is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future either with the controller or with the transport service provider UPS.

9.5 Use of Payment Service Providers

- Heidelpay
When paying by credit card via Heidelpay, payment is processed by the payment service provider Heidelberger Payment GmbH, Vangerowstraße 18, 69115 Heidelberg (hereinafter "Heidelpay"), to whom we pass on your data provided during the ordering process exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The data will only be passed on if it is necessary for payment processing. To the extent necessary, Heidelpay will then transmit your data to HUELLEMANN & STRAUSS ONLINESERVICES S.A., 1, Place du Marché, 6755 Grevenmacher, Luxembourg, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR.
If you choose the payment method "Purchase invoice via Heidelpay" or "Direct debit via Heidelplay", you will be asked to enter your personal data (first and last name, street, house number, postcode, city, date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number) during the order process. In order to safeguard our legitimate interest in determining the solvency of our customers, we will forward this data to Heidelberger Payment GmbH, Vangerowstr. 18, 69115 Heidelberg (hereinafter "Heidelpay") for the purpose of a credit assessment in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. Based on your personal data and other data (such as shopping cart, invoice amount, order history, payment experience), Heidelpay will check whether the payment option you have selected can be granted with regard to payment and/or default risks. In order to decide on the establishment or implementation of a contractual relationship, identity or creditworthiness, information from the following credit agencies may also be included pursuant to Article 6 (1) point f GDPR:
- SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden
- CRIF Bürgel GmbH, Gasstraße 18, 22761 Hamburg
- Arvato Infoscore GmbH, Rheinstraße 99, 76532 Baden-Baden
- Deltavista GmbH, Kaiserstraße 217, 76133 Karlsruhe
- UNIVERSUM Business GmbH, Hugo-Junkers-Straße 3, 60386 Frankfurt am Main
- Bisnode International Group, Robert-Bosch-Straße 11, 64293 Darmstadt
- Regis24 GmbH, Wallstraße 58, 10179 Berlin
- Creditreform AG, Hellersbergstraße 12, 41460 Neuss
The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on recognized scientific, mathematical-statistical methods. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data.
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to the controller responsible for data processing or to Heidelpay. However, Heidelpay may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.
- Paypal
When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, we transmit your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"). The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR and only insofar as this is necessary for payment processing.
PayPal reserves the right to carry out credit checks for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or, if offered, "purchase on account" or "payment by installments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. PayPal uses the result of the credit assessment in relation to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on recognized scientific, mathematical-statistical methods. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration at: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.

10) Use of Social Media

10.1 Facebook as Standard Plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Facebook operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are labeled with a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook Social Plug-in" or "Facebook Social Plugin". An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is directly sent from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a server of Facebook in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "I like" button or by submitting a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and signaled to your Facebook friends.

The described data processing processes take place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of Facebook's legitimate interests in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of demand-oriented design of the service.
If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

Facebook Inc., based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook data protection information at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

10.2 Google as Standard Plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Google+ operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The plugins can be identified, for example, by buttons with the "+1" character on a white or colored background. An overview of the Google plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. The integration gives Google the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Google+ profile or are not currently logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is directly transmitted from your browser to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Google+, Google can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "+1" button, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and signaled to your contacts.

The described data processing takes place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of demand-oriented design of the service.
If you do not want Google to associate the information collected through our site directly with your profile on Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our site.

You can also prevent the loading of the Google+ plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

10.3 Pinterest as Standard Plugin

We use so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Pinterest operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA ("Pinterest"). The plugins are labeled with a Pinterest logo (e.g. "Pin it" button). An overview of the Pinterest plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest's servers. The plugin transfers so-called protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log information may include the IP address, the address of sites visited that have Pinterest functionality, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest, and cookies. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Pin it" button, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a Pinterest server and stored there. The information will also be published on Pinterest and displayed on your Pinterest account.

The described data processing processes take place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of Pinterest's legitimate interests in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of the demand-oriented design of the service.

If you do not want Pinterest to collect your information through our website and possibly merge it with your user data at Pinterest, you should log out of Pinterest before visiting our website.

You can also prevent the loading of the Pinterest plug-ins and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
Please refer to Pinterest's privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Pinterest and your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy at: https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy

10.4 Twitter as Standard Plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the microblogging service Twitter operated by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are labeled with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue "Twitter bird". An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter's servers. The content of the plugin is directly transmitted from Twitter to your browser and integrated into the page. The integration gives Twitter the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is directly transmitted from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Twitter" button, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a Twitter server and stored there. The information will also be published on your Twitter account and signaled to your contacts.

The described data processing processes take place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Twitter in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of demand-oriented design of the service.

If you are a member of Twitter's social network and wish to limit the collection of information about our site and the aggregation of your user data with the information about you stored on the Twitter social network, you should log out of Twitter before visiting our site.

You can prevent the loading of the Twitter plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above also with Add-Ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
Twitter Inc., based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Twitter data protection information at: https://twitter.com/privacy.

11) Use of Videos

Use of Youtube Videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding function for display and playback of videos offered by the provider Youtube, which belongs to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information will only be stored once the playback function of the video is started. When the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider sets "YouTube" cookies in order to collect information about user behavior. According to indications from Youtube, the use of those cookies is intended, among other things, to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to avoid improper actions. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation takes place in particular according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

Regardless of whether the embedded video is played back, a connection to the Google network "double click" is established when visiting this website. This may trigger further data processing beyond our control.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information on YouTube data protection can be found in the provider's data protection statement at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

12) Online-Marketing

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

This website uses the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). We use the program of Google Adwords to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising materials (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine, in relation to the advertising campaigns data, how successful the individual advertising measures is. We are interested in showing you advertisements that are of interest to you. We want to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.

The conversion tracking cookie is set on a user’s browser, if he clicks on an AdWords ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords customer gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be traced via the website of AdWords customers. The information collected by the conversion cookies is used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWords customers who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Customers are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can refuse the use of this program by deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking cookie via your Internet browser through the user settings. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Adwords on the basis of our legitimate interest in targeted advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR.

Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://privacy.google.com/intl/en-GB/take-control.html?categories_activeEl=sign-in

You can permanently deactivate cookies for advertising preferences by blocking them via a respective setting of your browser software or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, available under the following link:
https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996

Please note that certain functions of this website may not be used or only to a limited extent, if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

13) Web Analysis Services

Google (Universal) Analytics

- Google Universal Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including the shortened IP address) is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures an anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes a direct personal relationship. As a result of the extension, your IP address will previously be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them. You can download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie which disables Google Analytics to collect data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only functions for this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies on this browser, you must click again on this link):
Disable Google Analytics
Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
This website also uses Google Analytics for a device-independent analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out via a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under "My data", "Personal data".
More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

14) Retargeting/Remarketing/ Referral Advertising

Facebook Custom Audience via the Pixel Process
This website uses the "Facebook Pixel" of Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Facebook"). If the user has given us his explicit consent, his behavior can be tracked after he has seen or clicked on a Facebook advertisement. This process is designed to evaluate the impact of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and may help to optimize future advertising efforts.
Data collected shall remain anonymous and cannot be used to draw any conclusion about the identity of the user. However, those data are stored and processed by Facebook to enable a connection to the respective user profile and to allow Facebook to use those data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook Privacy Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). You may allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and outside of Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. These processing operations only take place if express consent is given in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR.
Consent to the use of the Facebook pixel may only be given by users who are older than 13 years of age. If you are younger, please ask your legal guardian for permission.
Facebook Inc., based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
If you want to disable the use of cookies on your computer, you can set your Internet browser so that cookies can no longer be stored on your computer in the future and/or cookies that have already been stored will be deleted. However, when disabling all cookies, some functions of our internet pages may no longer be able to be executed. You can also disable the use of cookies by third parties such as Facebook on the following Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

Google AdWords Remarketing
Our website uses the functions of Google AdWords Remarketing, which enable us to advertise our website in Google search results, as well as on third-party websites. Provider is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). To this end, Google places a cookie in the browser of your terminal device, which automatically uses a pseudonymous cookie ID on the basis of pages you visited to allow interest-based advertising. Processing is based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR.
Any additional processing will only take place if you have agreed with Google that your Google Internet and app browsing history will be linked to your Google Account and information from your Google Account will be used for personalized ads you view on the web. If you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google will use your data in connection with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing. To this end, Google temporarily links your personal data with Google Analytics data to create target groups.
You can permanently disable the setting of cookies for advertising preferences. You may download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Alternatively, you can contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info to find out how to set cookies and to make the relevant settings. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.
Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
Further information and the data protection regulations regarding advertising and Google can be viewed at:
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

15) Tools and Miscellaneous

15.1 On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). This function is mainly used to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or misused by automatic and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining the individual willingness of actions on the Internet and avoiding misuse and spam.

Google LLC, based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB

15.2 Google Web Fonts

This site uses web fonts provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must have a connection to Google's servers. In this way, Google will be informed that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used for the purpose of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers and its use is in our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

15.3 The Trusted Shops Trustbadge is included on this website to display our Trusted Shops seal of approval and to offer Trusted Shops membership to buyers after placing an order.

In this way, our legitimate interests in an optimal marketing of our offer are protected, within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. The Trustbadge and the services advertised with it are a service of Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne.

When the trust badge is called up, the web server automatically stores a so-called server log file, which contains e.g. your IP address, date and time of the call, transferred data volume, the requesting provider (access data) and it documents the call. This access data is not evaluated and is automatically overwritten at the latest seven days after the end of your page visit.

Further personal data will only be transferred to Trusted Shops if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or if you have already registered for use. In this case, the contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops applies.

16) Rights of the Data Subject

16.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, about which we inform you below :

  • Right of access by the data subject pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erase (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to be informed pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to withdraw a given consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR

16.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON THE GROUNDS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS WORTHY OF PROTECTION FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHICH ARE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

17) Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods). After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided they are no longer necessary for the performance or initiation of the contract and/or there is no longer any legitimate interest on our part in the further storage.