Privacy Statement

The protection of personal data is a very important concern for us. Therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data protection and data security.

General

This privacy statement informs users about the kind, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider GEMBALLA GmbH, Hertichstr. 59, 71229 Leonberg on this website (in the following "the offer").
The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Law (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)) and the telemedia law (Telemediengesetz (TMG)).

Access data / server log files

The seller (or his webspace provider) collects data on each access to the offer (so called server log files). Access data include:

Name of the requested Web page, file, date and time of the call, amount of data transferred, notification of successful download, browser type plus version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log information only for statistical analysis for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of the offer. The provider reserves the right to log data to check later if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use based on specific indicators.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that will help to identify a person, thus information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address, or telephone number. However, data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone belong to personal data.

Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the seller, if permitted by law or the users agree on the data collection.

Getting in contact
 
When contacting the seller (for example, via contact form or e-mail), the information given by the user is saved for the purpose of processing the request and in case that follow-up questions arise.

Newsletter

The newsletter keeps you informed about us and our offers.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. After your registration, we therefore send a message to the specified e-mail address with the request for confirmation of the registration. Additional data is not collected. This data will only be used to send the newsletter and will not be disclosed to third parties.

By registration for the newsletter, we collect your IP address and the date of registration. This storage is solely for the proof in the case a third party abused an email address and subscribes to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the person entitled for this email address.

Your consent to the storage of the data, the email address as well as its usage to send the newsletter is revocable at any time. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile area or by notice to the above contact details.

Integration of services and content of third parties

It may occur that third party content from other websites such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics is integrated within this online offer. This assumes that the provider of such content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party") perceives the IP address of the user. Without the IP address, third party provider could not send the content to the browser of each user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of such content. We strive to integrate content of third parties that use the IP address only for content delivery. However, we have no control, if third parties save the IP address for statistical purposes.

Information about cookies

(1) To optimize our web presence, we use cookies. These are small text files stored in your computer's main memory. These cookies are deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain on your computer (long-term cookies) and permit its recognition on your next visit. This allows us to improve your access to our site.
(2) You can prevent storage of cookies by choosing a "disable cookies" option in your browser settings. But this can limit the functionality of our Internet offers as a result.

Registration

The data entered during registration will be used for the purposes of processing the offer. Users can be notified about supply-or registration-related information, such as changes of the offer, or technical circumstances via email. The data collected is shown in the appropriate input box during registration. These include [NAME, POSTAL ADDRESS, EMAIL ADDRESS, IP ADDRESS].

Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of website usage by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In case of activated IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf this website's owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website's operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google. You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by this website. In addition, you can prevent data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIP()", IP addresses being truncated before further processing in order to rule out direct associations to persons.

Usage of Facebook social Plug-Ins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please seehttp://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.
- See more at: http://rechtsanwalt-schwenke.de/das-rechtliche-risiko-bei-facebooks-like-button-inkl-muster-fuer-die-datenschutzerklaerung/#privacypolicy

Privacy notice regarding the use of the Google “+1“-button

Our website uses the “+1”-button of the social network Google+ (Google Plus), operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA, (hereafter “Google”).
When visiting a website of our web presence containing such a “+1”-button, your browser will establish a direct link with the servers operated by Google, in order to load and display the visual presentation of the “+1”-button. Information about which website of our web presence you are visiting will be passed on to the Google server. When a “+1”-button is displayed, Google will record your browser history for a period of up to two weeks for the purposes of system maintenance and bug-fixing. There will be no further processing of your visit to a website of our internet presence with a “+1”-button. If you click the “+1”-button while you are signed into your Google+ (Google Plus) user account, Google will access information about your recommended URL, your IP address, and other browser-related information through your Google user profile, so your “+1”-recommendation can be saved and published. Your “+1”-recommendations, in combination with your profile name and photo, may be shown in other Google services, such as search results or your Google user profile (as “+1”-tab in your Google user profile), or in other places on websites and online adverts.
Please refer to Google+’s privacy policy (http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html) for more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Google+, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy. Google’s privacy policy can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Social plug-ins from Twitter

With Twitter and its Retweet functions, we use social plug-ins from Twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107. If you use Retweet, the websites visited by you are announced to third parties and associated with your Twitter account. Details about handling of your data by Twitter as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your personal information can be found in Twitter's data privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy

Usage on purpose

There is no disclosure of personal data to third parties or no usage beyond the processing of the request or the processing of contractual relationships. If forwarding data to a third party is necessary to answer the request or to meet our contractual obligations, the consent of the requestor is taken for granted.
Data is in particular not being used for advertising purposes.


Security

We take care of technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, alteration or loss, and against unauthorized disclosure or unauthorized access.

Disclosure

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the following e-mail addresses: infoservice@gemballa.com.
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