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Privacy policy

Scope of application

This data protection declaration informs users about the nature, the scope and purposes of the recording and use of personal data by the responsible provider, Eduard KupferNähseiden Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG, Triesdorfer Str. 15, 91522 Ansbach, on this website (hereinafter: “Offer”).

The legal foundations of data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data/server log files

The provider (or its web space provider) records data on each access to the offer (so-called server log files). The provider only uses the protocol data in an anonymised form for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, the security and the optimisation of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to examine the protocol data subsequently if there is the justified suspicion of illicit use on the basis of specific indications. The protocol data are not used in order to draw conclusions about an individual person.

The access data include:

name of the website accessed, file, date and time of the call, quantity of data transmitted, report of successful access, browser type plus version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (the site visited beforehand), IP address and the inquiring provider.

The provider only uses the protocol data for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, the security and the optimisation of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to examine the protocol data subsequently if there is the justified suspicion of illicit use on the basis of specific indications.

Dealings with personal data

Personal data are information with the help of which a person can be determined, i.e. information which can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, the e-mail address or the telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites which somebody looks at are considered personal data.

Personal data are only recorded, used and forwarded by the provider if this is permitted by law or the users approve recording of the data.

Contact

In the contact with the provider (for example by contact form or e-mail), the user’s information is stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the event of subsequent questions arising.

Involvement of third party services and contents

It is possible that third-party contents, e.g. videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, are included within this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as “third-party provider”) perceive the users’ IP address, as they could not send those contents to the browser of the user in question without the IP address. Thus, the IP address is necessary for the portrayal of these contents. We endeavour only to use contents whose providers only use the IP address for providing the contents. However, we have no influence on the possibility of the third-party providers saving the IP address. To the extent that this is known to us, we inform the users about it.

Cookies

Cookies are small files making it possible to store specific device-related information on the users’ access device (PC, Smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they serve user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record statistical data of website use and to be able to analyse them for the purpose of improving the offer. The users can have an influence on the use of the cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies can be limited or completely prevented. However, reference is made to be fact that the use and in particular user comfort are limited without cookies.

You can administer a lot of online display cookies from companies via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Use of social plug-ins

This offer uses social plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) of the facebook.com social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or have been marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plug-in”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook Social Plug-ins can be inspected here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins 

When a user accesses a website of this offer which contains such a plug-in, his browser sets up a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The contents of the plug-in are transmitted directly to your browser by Facebook and integrated into the website by the browser. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the scope of the data which Facebook records with the help of this plug-in and therefore informs the users in accordance with its state of knowledge:

With the integration of the plug-in, Facebook is given the information that a user has accessed the site of the offer in question. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plug-ins, for example pressing the like button or making a comment, the information in question is transmitted directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook may find out his IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data recording and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the rights and possibilities of setting in this regard for protection of the users’ private sphere can be seen from Facebook’s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

If a user is a member of Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and connect it with his membership data stored at Facebook, he must logout at Facebook before visiting the Internet appearance.

Likewise, it is possible to block Facebook Social Plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.

Twitter

This offer uses the buttons of the Twitter service.

These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be recognised by terms such as “Twitter” or “Follow”, connected with a stylised blue bird. With the help of the buttons, it is possible to share a contribution or page of this offer at Twitter or to follow the provider at Twitter.

If a user accesses a website of this Internet appearance which contains such a button, his browser sets up a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The contents of the Twitter buttons are transmitted directly to the user’s browser by Twitter. Therefore, the provider has no influence on the scope of the data which Facebook records with the help of this plug-in and therefore informs the users in accordance with its state of knowledge. According to it, merely the user’s IP address, the URL of the website in question with reference to the button are transmitted, but not used for purposes other than the portrayal of the button. Further information on this can be found in the Twitter data protection information: twitter.com/privacy.

Further social media offers

In addition, we enable you to use further social media functions. By clicking on the matching plug-ins from Xing, LinkedIn and YouTube, data are transmitted to these service providers. We have no influence on the recording, storage, use and forwarding of the data transmitted and therefore recommend only using these offers following a prior examination of these partners’ data protection guidelines.

The currently valid version of the data protection declarations can be found under:

Xing: www.xing.com/privacy

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

YouTube: www.google..de/intl/de/policies/privacy

External links

To the extent that you use external links offered as part of our Internet sites, this data protection declaration does not extend to these links. If we offer links, we endeavour to ensure that they also comply with our data protection and security standards. However, we have no influence on compliance with the data protection and security standards by other providers. Therefore, please inform yourself on the other providers’ Internet sites about the data protection declarations provided there.

Revocation, changes, correction and updates

The user has the right to receive information free of charge about the personal data stored concerning him upon request. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blockage and deletion of his personal data to the extent that no statutory archiving duty contradicts.

Data protection specimen from Attorney Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it