Data protection

1. Collection of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider and similar. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is compulsory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

Your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, bank details, credit card number) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data. This data protection declaration only refers to our web pages. If you are forwarded to other pages via links on our pages, please inform yourself there about the respective handling of your data.

 

2. Responsible party

The responsible party in terms of data protection laws is BT Merchandising GmbH, Wilhelm-Kabus-Straße 36, 10829 Berlin, Germany.

3. Automatic data collection

For technical reasons, the following data, among others, which your Internet browser transmits to us, is recorded:browser type and version

  • Operating system used
  • Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
  • Website you are visiting
  • Date and time of your access
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address.


This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and thus does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about a specific person. They are analysed for statistical purposes in order to optimise our website and our offers.

4. Inventory data

(1) Your personal data, insofar as it is required for the establishment, content or amendment of the contractual relationship (inventory data), will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing the contract. For example, your name and address must be passed on to the goods supplier in order to deliver the goods. Without your express consent or without a legal basis, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties outside the processing of the contract.

(2) By order of the competent authorities, we may in individual cases provide information on inventory data insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger by the police authorities of the federal states, to fulfil the statutory tasks of the federal and state authorities for the protection of the constitution, the Federal Intelligence Service or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or to enforce intellectual property rights.

(3) Affiliated enterprises: Affiliated companies controlled by BT Merchandising GmbH and its subsidiaries that are subject to this Privacy Policy or that are equivalent in scope to this Privacy Policy.

(4) Service Providers: We engage other companies and individuals to perform services. Examples include, but are not limited to, sending letters or emails, delivering packages, and processing payments. These service providers have access to personal information needed to perform their tasks. These service providers are not allowed to use this information for other purposes. In addition, they are obliged to treat the information in accordance with this privacy policy and the relevant data protection laws.

 

5. Information about cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system about your computer and your connection to the internet.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies enables us to facilitate your navigation and to display our web pages correctly.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

 

6. Registration on our website

When you register to use our personalised services, some personal data is collected, such as your name, address, contact and communication details such as telephone number and email address. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the option of changing or deleting the data provided during registration at any time, if necessary. Of course, we will also provide you with information about the personal data we have stored about you at any time. We will also be happy to correct or delete this data at your request, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details provided at the end of this data protection declaration.

7. Provision of chargeable services

For the provision of chargeable services, we request additional data, such as payment details.

8. SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

9. Comment function

When users leave reviews in the shop, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are stored in addition to this information. This serves our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

10. Newsletter

When subscribing to our newsletter, the data you provide will only be used for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter service or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the "double-opt-in" procedure. For this purpose, we log the order for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for newsletter dispatch at any time. There is a corresponding link in each newsletter. You can also unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us of your wish to do so using the contact option provided at the end of this privacy policy.

 

11. Contact Form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

12. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.

 

13. Use of script libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font.

Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible - although it is currently unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes - that the operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

14. Use of Google Maps

This website might use Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about visitors' use of the map functions. You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google privacy policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Privacy Centre.

Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

 

15. Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account first.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behaviour.

If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad programme, you will not have to expect any such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you wish to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the provider's data protection statement at:: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

16. Use of facebook plugins ("like button")

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on some of our websites. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins under the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

17. Use of PayPal as a payment method

If you decide to pay with the online payment service provider PayPal during the ordering process, your contact details will be transmitted to PayPal as part of the order process. PayPal is an offer of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. PayPal assumes the function of an online payment service provider as well as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal are mostly first name, last name, address, telephone number, IP address, e-mail address, or other data required for order processing, as well as data related to the order, such as number of items, item number, invoice amount and taxes in percent, invoice information, etc..

This transmission is necessary to process your order with the payment method you have selected, in particular to confirm your identity, to administer your payment and the customer relationship.

Please note, however, that PayPal may also disclose personal data to service providers, subcontractors or other affiliated companies to the extent necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations arising from your order or to process the personal data on your behalf.

Depending on the payment method selected via PayPal, e.g. invoice or direct debit, the personal data transmitted to PayPal will be transferred by PayPal to credit agencies. This transmission serves to check your identity and creditworthiness in relation to the order you have placed. You can find out which credit agencies are involved and which data is generally collected, processed, stored and passed on by PayPal in PayPal's data protection declaration at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

 

18. Use of Sofortüberweisung as a payment method

Should you decide to pay with the online payment service provider Sofortüberweisung during your order process, your contact data will be transmitted to Sofortüberweisung as part of the order triggered in this way. Sofortüberweisung is an offer of SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany. Sofortüberweisung assumes the function of an online payment service provider that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet.

The personal data transmitted to Sofortüberweisung are mostly first name, surname, address, telephone number, IP address, e-mail address, or other data required for order processing, as well as data related to the order, such as number of items, item number, invoice amount and taxes in percent, invoice information, etc..

This transmission is necessary to process your order with the payment method you have selected, in particular to confirm your identity, to administer your payment and the customer relationship.

Please note, however, that personal data may also be passed on by Sofortüberweisung to service providers, subcontractors or other affiliated companies if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations arising from your order or if the personal data is to be processed on your behalf.

Under certain circumstances, the personal data transmitted to Sofortüberweisung will be transmitted by Sofortüberweisung to credit agencies. This transmission serves to check your identity and creditworthiness in relation to the order you have placed.

You can find out which data protection principles Sofortüberweisung uses as a basis for processing your data in the data protection information displayed by Sofortüberweisung during the payment process.

If you have any further questions regarding the use of your personal data, you can contact Sofortüberweisung by e-mail (datenschutz@sofort.com) or in writing (SOFORT GmbH, Datenschutz, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich).

 

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked or, apart from the mandatory data storage for business processing, deleted. To do so, please contact us by e-mail at info@bt-merchandising.de or in writing at:

BT Merchandising GmbH
Wilhelm-Kabus-Strasse 21-35
10829 Berlin
Germany

In order that a blocking of data can be taken into account at any time, this data must be kept in a blocking file for control purposes. You may also request that the data be deleted, unless there is a legal obligation to archive the data. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data upon request.

You can make changes or revoke consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future.

Changes to our data protection policy

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.
Questions about data protection

If you have any questions about data protection, please send an e-mail to info@bt-merchandising.de or write to

BT Merchandising GmbH
Wilhelm-Kabus-Strasse 21-35
10829 Berlin
Germany

 

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