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Privacy

The protection of your data is very important for us! With this statement we would therefore like to inform you about the data protection in our company. We only collect, store and use personal data within the framework of the German Data Protection Act [BDSG], the German Telemedia Act [TMG], and other data protection provisions. In this statement, we would also like to inform you on what kind of data we process for which purposes and what rights you have.

 

1. Anonymised Data Collection and Processing on this Website

Our server automatically collects log file data and stores it in an internal log file that is transferred to us through your browser. This includes the following data:

– Type and version of the browser you use,

– Type and version of the operating system you use,

– URL of the site from which you came,

– Search terms through which you found our site,

– Date and time of your access to our website,

– Names of the sub-sites accessed by you.

This data is collected and processed anonymised; this means: that it cannot be assigned to any one person. The purpose of collecting and processing this data is evaluation for internal system-related and statistical purposes.

 

2. Pseudonymised Data Collection and Processing on this Website

If you are a registered user of our website, we will continue to collect and store the aforementioned information from your access of our pages under a pseudonym. This means: These data are associated exclusively with an internal tag, but not with your name or any other means of identification. The data will not be allocated to your person. The purpose of collecting and processing data under a pseudonym is to create user profiles, which enable us to customise our services and advertisements to your needs.

If you do not want a user profile to be created, you may object to this. Further information about exercising your right of objection can be found under the heading "Right of Objection and Right of Revocation".

 

3. Cookies

Our websites use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. By setting cookies, our web server can recognise your browser, your individual settings within our websites and possibly parts of the login data in encrypted form in order to facilitate your use of our sites as well as automated login.

In your browser settings, you are able to reject cookies, delete cookies from your computer, block cookies or have the computer ask before any cookie is stored.

The cookies placed by us are deleted from your computer again after each session.

 

4. Data collection using 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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.


You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Disable Google Analytics


Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Further information about this can be found at google.com or under section 3.

 

5. Privacy Statement regarding the Usage of Facebook Plug-Ins (Like Button)

Plug-ins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are embedded in our pages. The plug-ins can be recognised by way of the Facebook logo or the "Like" button ("Like") on our website. For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins visit: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our pages the plug-in will establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will then receive the information that you visited our page via your IP address. If you click on Facebook's "Like" button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages with your Facebook profile. Thus, Facebook can allocate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to clarify that Facebook does not inform us, the operators of this website, of the content of the data transmitted or how Facebook uses said data. For further information about this please refer to the privacy statement of Facebook at http://dede.facebook.com/policy.php. If you don't want Facebook to be able to allocate your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log yourself out of your Facebook user account.

 

6. Privacy Statement regarding the Usage of Google +1

Collection and Distribution of Information:

With the help of the Google +1 button you can publish information around the world. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you provided to the content you +1’d, as well as information about the page that you +1’d. Your +1 may be displayed in connection with your profile name and photo on Google services – such as Google search results or your Google profile – or in other locations on websites or ads on the Internet.

Google records information about your +1 activity in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you will need an internationally visible, public Google profile that must contain a name, even if it is only a name that was specifically chosen for that profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace another name that you previously used to share content via your Google account. Your Google profile identity can be displayed for users who know your e-mail address or who have other information that could be used to identify you.

Usage of the Information collected:

In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information that you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google data privacy regulations. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity, and/or it may pass this information on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or associated websites.

 

7. Privacy Statement regarding the Usage of Twitter

Functions of the online service Twitter are integrated in our website. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc.: Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public for other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter during the process. We would like to clarify that Twitter does not inform us, the operators of this website, of the content of the data transmitted or how Twitter uses said data. You can find further information on this subject in Twitter’s privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your Twitter data privacy settings under your account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.

 

8. Usage of your Personal Data

We will use your personal data, such as your name, address, email, telephone number and the bank details provided to process your order placed with us. These data will exclusively be disclosed to third parties also involved in the order transaction, such as suppliers, to process your order within the framework of an order-related data processing agreement. There will be no further data disclosure nor forwarding to third parties.

We will use your email address to send you our newsletter or other offers that are interesting for you, provided that you have given us your consent beforehand. You have the possibility to revoke your consent at any time and to end the receipt of newsletters and emails from our company.

Further information about exercising your right of objection can be found under the heading "Right of Objection and Right of Revocation".

 

9. Right of Information, Rectification, Blocking and Deletion of Data

Upon request, we will inform you at any time free of charge about the data stored with regard to your person, its origin, recipients, as well as the purpose of the storage. This information can be requested via the contact data stated below.

Where the statutory provisions are met, you have the right to have this information rectified, blocked or deleted. For this purpose, please use the contact address stated below.

 

10. Right of Objection and Right of Revocation

You have the right to object to the use of your data for the creation of user profiles and to revoke any consent previously granted to us. In this case, we will refrain from processing your data for this purpose.

You may submit your objection or revocation to us in an informal manner by post, telephone, fax or email without stating any reasons.

 

By post: Victor Mayer GmbH & Co. KG, Simmlerstr. 13-14, 75172 Pforzheim / Germany
By fax: +49 7231 33215
By email: info@victor-mayer.com