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Privacy policy

§ 1 Personal Data

a) Personal Data

Personal data are data which disclose or can disclose the customer’s identity. Aimeos GmbH adheres to the policy of data avoidance. As far as possible, collection of personal data is avoided.

b) Dealings

Personal data exclusively serves to initiate contracts, draft content, execute or process a contractual relationship. As a matter of principle, data are not forwarded to third parties. Use of personally-related data only takes place to the extent that is necessary, especially to establish a customer account, to fulfill and process an order, or where Aimeos GmbH is legally or by court order required, or if necessary, to prohibit abuse against the General Terms and Conditions in a legitimate manner.

c) Objection

The customer can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. Data, which must be kept ready for the purpose of processing the contract, is exempt from this.

d) Right to Information

Upon written request, Aimeos GmbH shall inform the customer about the storage of their data.

e) Right to Correction, Deletion, and Blocking of Data

The customer has the right to correct, delete or block inaccurate personal data upon request at any time. The use of this right is free-of-charge and can simply be requested by filling out the contact form. As a matter of principle, this service is free-of-charge.

§ 2 User and Registration Data

To set up the Internet page, user and registration data are collected, processed, and used, as necessary. Customer data and IP address are registered with a time and date stamp in the log file, and used and saved for the purpose of this webpage’s statistical evaluation. User and registration data will not be merged with personal data.

§ 3 Data Security

a) Data Security

All data on and are secured through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification and distribution. Aimeos GmbH will, however, not assume any liability against the destruction and damage of data.

b) Sessions and Cookies

To operate the Internet site, Aimeos GmbH may use cookies or server-based sessions to store data. Cookies are, for instance, used here for personalized greetings by using the member’s name. Cookies are files, which are stored by a website on the customer’s hard drive to automatically recognize this particular computer at the next visit to the website, and adjust the website based on the customer’s use. Cookies can also be rejected through the browser’s settings by deactivating the storage of cookies or by setting the browser in such a way that it informs about the changes upon transmission. Aimeos GmbH ensures that data related to a person is not transferred from sessions or through cookies.

§ 4 Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data you provided to send you this newsletter. In this case, your email address is being used for our own marketing purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can object to this agreement with effect to the future by unsubscribing from the newsletter at any time.

§ 5 Services by Third-Party Providers

Use of Piwik

This website uses Piwik, which is a web analytics service. Piwik uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and which allow you to analyze the website’s usage. Information generated by cookies about your usage of this website will be transmitted to our server (including your shortened IP address) and stored for usage analysis purposes, which serves us to optimize the website. Your IP address is anonymized immediately during this process so that you, the user, remain anonymous to us. The information generated through the cookies about your usage of this website will not be forwarded to third-parties. You can prevent the usage of cookies through the appropriate setting of your browser software; however, it is possible that you will in this instance you will not be able to use all functions of this website in its full scale, as the case may be. If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of data from your visit, you can object to the storage and usage at any time. In this case, a so-called Opt-Out Cookie is stored in your browser, which results in the fact that Piwik will not collect any session data. Caution: If you delete your cookies, it is possible that the Opt-Out Cookie is also deleted, as a result and that it has to be newly activated by you, as the case may be. Following this link will deactives Piwik.

Use of Facebook Plug-Ins

On these Internet pages, plug-ins of the social media network are used which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The appropriate address for information collected by Facebook is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

When you open a web page on our Internet website with such a plug-in, a connection to the Facebook server is made through data transmission of your browser, showing the plug-in on the Internet website. The plug-in connects to the Facebook server and transmits which of our websites you visited. Should you be logged in as Facebook member, Facebook will match this information to your personal Facebook user account. When using plug-in functions (i.e. Like-Button, writing commentary), this information is also matched to your Facebook account which you can only prevent by logging out of the service before using this plug-in. More information about collecting and using data through Facebook, your respective rights, options to protect your privacy, you will find at Facebook’s Data Use Policy page.

Use of Twitter

This website contains functions to the service Twitter. These functions are offered through Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, your Twitter account is connected to websites you visited and shown to other users. Data are also transmitted to Twitter. We advise you that we, as provider, do not have any knowledge about the content of the transmitted data as well as its use by Twitter. More information on this subject, you will find at the Twitter Privacy Policy page. 

Use of XING (Share Button)

This website uses the “XING Share Button”. When opening this website through your browser, a short-term connection is established to XING AG’s (“XING”) servers which generates “XING Share Button” functions (especially calculation/index of counter value). XING does not store data related to your person by opening this web page. XING especially does not store IP addresses. An analysis of your user behavior through the use of cookies in connection with “XING Share-Button” does not take place. You can find the corresponding current data protection information about the “XING Share-Button” and supplemental information at the XING Data Protection page.

§ 6 Contact information

To contact us regarding data protection, the customer can contact the appropriate contact person listed in the Legal Notice or use the contact form.