Data protection

We are pleased you have chosen to visit our shop and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our websites. The protection of your privacy while you are using our websites is important to us. For this reason please take note of the following information:

1. Collecting, processing and using personal data

You can visit our websites essentially without us collecting personal information about you. Personal data are only collected, when you give us such information in order to carry out a contract, when opening a customer account or within the scope of making contact. These data are only used for handling the contract and processing your enquiries without your explicit permission respectively. After the completion of the contract and full payment of the purchase price your data are saved taking into account taxation and commercial law storage deadlines, after expiry of these deadlines however they will be deleted.

In addition, personal data are collected if you register for our e-mail newsletter. These data are used by us for our own advertising purposes in the form of our e-mail newsletter, if you have explicitly given your consent.

You can cancel the newsletter at any time by using the link in the newsletter provided for this purpose or by sending us a corresponding message. Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately after successful deregistration.

2. Forwarding of personal data

Personal data collected by us are forwarded to the transport company instructed with the delivery within the scope of the contractual handling, should this be necessary in order to deliver the merchandise.

3. Cookies

Among other things our Online Shop uses so-called “Cookies”, which are used to make our internet presence as a whole more user-friendly, more effective and more secure – such as when it is a question of increasing the speed of navigation on our platform. In addition, cookies make it possible for us to measure how often you access pages and general navigation. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer system. We point out that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, whereby it is mostly a question of so-called “session cookies” - “session cookies” are characterized by the fact that they are automatically deleted from your hard disk at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognize your computer system the next time you visit us (so-called permanent cookies). You can of course refuse cookies at any time, if your browser allows this. Please note that in this case certain functions of this website may not be used or only in a restricted form, if your browser is set so that no cookies (of our website) are accepted.

4. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. Information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google however within member states of the European Union or in other contractual countries of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operators of this website to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports regarding website activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and Internet use with regard to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data. You can prevent the memorization of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website fully. You can prevent the recording of data referring to your use of the website generated by the cookie (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

You can prevent the recording by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the recording of your data in future when you visit this website: Google Analytics deactivation.

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. We point out that our website uses Google Analytics with the extension code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to guarantee that IP addresses are only recorded in an anonymous manner (so-called IP masking).

5. Use of Google+ plug-ins

The “Google+” plug-in is also incorporated in our website. Google+ is a social network. This is made available by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With this plug-in you can publish personalized contents on the internet. When visiting our website, which includes a Google+ plug-in, your browser makes a direct connection to the Google server, whereby the content of the plug-in is transmitted to your browser and connected by this to the indicated website. In doing so the information that you have visited our website is passed on to Google.

Google will save the information on the content that you have clicked on with the “g+1” button by Google+. Google also saves information on your visits to websites that you have looked at. Your “g+1”-clicks can be and are usually used in your Google+ profile and in other Google services, e.g. in the search results of Google’s search engine, or used on pages on the internet or internet adverts in other ways. Should you be logged on via your personal user account at Google or Google Plus while visiting our website, Google can allocate the website visit to this account. Google saves information on your activities at Google+. In order to be able to use the “+1” button, you have to create a public profile and a profile name at Google. Google+ and all services of Google will use your profile name. Your identity behind the profile can be revealed to all those users who have knowledge of your e-mail address or possess other information with which you can be identified.

We have no influence on the extent and content of data that Google collects with the button. Google uses the information transmitted by you, by its own account, in compliance with their data protection regulations. Google possibly publishes summarized statistics about the +1 activities of users or passes these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites. You can find information on the purpose, scope and use of data collection by Google Inc. in the data protection notices on their websites. This website can be found under URL http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.

If you do not want Google to receive data about you via our websites, you must log off Google before visiting our websites.

6. Use of Facebook plug-ins

We have incorporated so-called plug-ins of the social network facebook.com (afterwards referred to as "Facebook") in our internet presence. Facebook is a company of Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Every time you call up one of our websites that is equipped with such a plug-in, the plug-in causes the browser you use to load and display the plug-in’s visual indicator by the Facebook server. In doing so the Facebook server is informed of which particular website of our internet presence you are visiting.

If you are a member of Facebook and logged in during your visit to our internet presence, Facebook recognises which particular website of our internet presence you are visiting due to the information sent by the plug-in and allocates this to your personal user account at Facebook. If you now activate one of the plug-ins, for example by clicking the “likes” button or by making a comment, this is sent to your personal user account at Facebook and saved there. In addition, the information that you have visited our internet presence is sent to Facebook, regardless of whether you activate one of the plug-ins or not. We point out that we, as providers of the pages, do not learn about any of the transmitted data or their use by Facebook.

In order to prevent transmission and saving of data about you and your surfing behaviour by Facebook, you must log off Facebook before visiting one of our websites. Facebook’s data protection notices can be found under the following internet address, both on your rights in this matter and on the setting options to protect your privacy: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

7. Information on the rights of the customer and contacts

You are entitled to free information on your saved data and if necessary a right of correction, blocking or deletion of these data. If you have any further questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please get in touch with us. The same applies for information, blocking, deletion and correction wishes regarding your personal data and for the cancelling of given consents. The address to contact is as follows:

EMIKO Handelsgesellschaft mbH
Mühlgrabenstraße 13
53340 Meckenheim
Tel.: +49 2225 / 95595-0, Fax: +49 2225 / 95595 -20
E-mail: info@emiko.de