Data protection

Data collation: We collate data in order to relay enquiries to distributors. Following collation, such data are accordingly stored and processed.

Any visit you make to our Web pages is logged. Essentially, the elements collated are the IP address used by your PC at the time of access, the date and time of access, the browser type and the operating system of your PC, as well as the pages you have viewed. As a rule, it is not possible for us to identify individuals – and nor is this our intention.

Data utilisation and transmission: The personal data that you communicate to us in the course of an enquiry (e.g. your name and your address or your e-mail address are processed solely for the purpose for which you have made the data available to us. The data are transmitted to the local distributor within whose ambit you fall and who shall be identified to you at the end of the enquiry form. This distributor will utilise the data exclusively in order to offer you the service solicited.

We affirm that, over and above this, we shall not share your personal data with third parties unless we were to be legally bound to do so or in the event that you were to have provided your consent to us prior thereto. Insofar as we shall commission service providers to implement and handle procedures specific to processing, the contractual relationships shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.

Consent and revocation: Should you have entrusted us with personal data, you may have these deleted at any time. Data provided for accounting and book-keeping purposes shall not be affected by termination/revocation and/or by deletion.

Period of storage: Personal data that shall have been shared with us via our Web site shall be stored only until such time as the purpose for which they were entrusted to us shall have been achieved.

Customer account: The opening of a customer account (customer registration) shall constitute your consent to the storage of your inventory data, such as your name, address, e-mail address and banking details, as well as your usage data (user name, password). This enables you to submit enquiries to us using your e-mail address or your customer number in conjunction with your personal password.

Deployment of cookies: Usage of our Web site involves the deployment of cookies. A prerequisite for this is that you shall have activated cookies in your browser settings. A randomly generated session code and, if necessary, your customer ID shall be stored in the cookie. This enables you to be identified as a registered customer.

Google Analytics: This Web site uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your utilisation of the Web site. The information generated by the cookie in respect of your utilisation of this Web site (inclusive of your IP address) is transmitted to a server held by Google in the USA, where it is then stored. Google will use this information to evaluate your utilisation of the Web site, to compile reports about Web site activity for the Web site operators and to render further services associated with the utilisation of the Web site and Internet usage. Google may also share this information with third parties where necessary, insofar as this shall be prescribed by law or insofar as third parties shall process such data upon being commissioned thereto by Google. Under no circumstances shall Google link your IP address with other data held by Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies by accordingly adjusting your browser software settings; however, we would like to make you aware of the fact that in such an instance, you may not be able to wholly avail of the full functionality of our Web site. By using this Web site, you agree to the processing of data collated specific to you by Google in the manner detailed above and for the purpose stated above.

Your rights; information: In the event that you should no longer consent to the storage of your personal data, or should such data have become incorrect, upon being accordingly instructed, we shall arrange for your data to be deleted or blocked or shall make the necessary amendments (insofar as this shall be possible in accordance with applicable law). Upon request, you shall receive, free of charge, information about all your personal data that we shall have stored.

In the event of queries pertaining to the collation, processing or utilisation of your personal data and for information or the amendment, blocking or deletion of data, please send an e-mail to