1. Subject of this data protection declaration
This declaration informs you on how we handle the personal data that is disclosed to us when you are using the website and the services offered by the website operator. Furthermore, the declaration includes the use of personal data obtained by the website operator through his business partners. However, it does not include the use of any data by enterprises independent from the website operator, or by people who are neither employed nor have been commissioned by the website operator. The examples given below are merely illustrations, they do not consitute a comprehensive list of all likely events and possible actions.
2. Collection and use of data
As soon as you open your user account or use particular offers and/or services, the website operator will collect your personal data. Sometimes the website operator will also receive personal data from his business partners.
When opening your user account, we ask you to give us your name, the name of your company as well as your e-mail address. Please note that not all fields are compulsory. Yet, once you have opened your user account, you will have disclosed your identity.
Furthermore, the website operator automatically collects and saves information transmitted by your browser to the webserver log files of the website operator. Such information includes for example your IP address, information stored by the website operator with your permission on cookies as well as the page you have just accessed.
The website operator uses the collected data to process your orders for offers or services, to enable you to work more efficiently and effectively with the products and services, and to inform you with your permission about special offers or new products.
3. Data transmission to third parties
The website operator will not transmit or disclose personal data to third parties except in one of the following cases. The website operator will transmit personal data to third parties only, if you have agreed to the transmission; the transmission becomes necessary in order to carry out the offers or services you wish to make use of; such data are required by a sub-contractor or a person employed by the website operator in the performance of his obligation, whom the website operator employs to carry out offers or services (however, unless expressly given other instructions, such assistants are only entitled to use the data to such an extent as is necessary in order to fulfil the offer or service);
we receive an enforcable directive, decree or judicial order; this becomes necessary to prevent, in accordance with the law, the improper use of our offers or services, especially if such use would violate the general terms and conditions of business or the particular terms and conditions of use of the website operator.
Cookies are small files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer, not on our server. The information contained in cookies facilitates the navigation and helps you to access our website without having to input the data required for registration each time you use the website.
Provided we have your permission, cookies can also be used to adapt the content of our advertisements and offers to your particular interests and needs, to carry out orders, offers or services, and/or to inform you about special offers or new products.
You can prevent us from storing cookies on your hard drive by selecting the option "turn off cookies" in your browser settings - please contact your browser provider for more details.
However, should you choose not to accept any cookies, this may restrict certain functions of our offers.
The data collected from you will be stored with your permission in the form of cookies on your hard drive by the website operator, and will be accessed each time you use the website.
5. Editing or deleting data on your user account
You are entitled to alter, edit or delete the information and settings saved on your user account at any given moment. If you have given us the permission to use your data in a particular way, you can revoke this permission at any time. Likewise, you can choose whether or not you wish to be informed about special offers and new products.
Under particular circumstances the website operator may refuse access to the data collected about you, for example, if confidential business information is concerned or the rights of a third person would be infringed by you accessing the data.
6. Data security
The website operator applies utmost care to protect you personal data and information against loss, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. In order to guarantee confidentiality and security, the data on your user account are protected by a password.
7. Amendments of this data protection declaration
The website operator reserves the right to alter this data protection declaration in the future. Should the website operator decide to use your personal data in any other way as stated in this data protection declaration at the time when the data were collected, the website operator will try to notify you by e-mail using the most recent information available. However, if we do not have the permission to contact you, we will neither inform you, nor will we use your personal data in any new or different way. We will, of course, announce any amendment of our data protection declaration in an appropriate way on our website.
8. Questions, complaints and suggestions
Should you have any questions, complaints, doubts or suggestions regarding this data protection declaration or the use and/or disclosure of your personal data, please fill in our feed-back form or send us an e-mail.