General note and compulsory information
Designation of the responsible body
The use of our site is possible without providing personal data. Different regulations may apply to the use of individual services on our website, which are explained separately below. Your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German data protection law. Data is personal if it can be clearly assigned to a specific natural person. The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).
The following regulations inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, use and processing of personal data by the provider.
The responsible party for data processing on this website is
Silk Road 57, 70174 Stuttgart
Phone +49 711 284 977 21
The responsible body decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact details, etc.)
We would like to point out that there are security gaps in Internet-based data transmission, making complete protection against access by third parties impossible.
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you can contact us free of charge if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and the correction, blocking, deletion or revocation of a granted consent. We would like to point out that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or personal data deleted if there is no legal obligation to retain such data.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Only with your express consent are some data processing operations possible. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
As the person concerned, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. The following link provides a list of the data protection officers and their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. The data will be provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place to the extent that it is technically feasible.
Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. In this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time using the contact options listed in the imprint.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– IP address
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
– Time of the server request
The IP address is automatically anonymised by the provider after 7 days and can then no longer be assigned to specific persons.
This data is not merged with other data sources.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.
Data transmission on conclusion of contract for the purchase and dispatch of goods
Personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if it is necessary in the context of the execution of the contract. Third parties may be, for example, payment service providers or logistics companies. Further transmission of data does not take place or only if you have expressly agreed to it.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
Data transmitted via the contact form will be saved including your contact data in order to be able to process your enquiry or to be available for follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to revocation remains unaffected by revocation.
Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or until there is no longer any need to store the data. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Our website uses YouTube plugins for the integration and display of video content. The video portal is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When a page with integrated YouTube plugin is called up, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells YouTube which of our pages you have called up.
YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile if you are logged in to your YouTube account. By logging out beforehand, you have the possibility to prevent this.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Some cookies are “session cookies. Such cookies are automatically deleted after your browser session ends. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognise you when you return to our website.
With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when you close the program. Disabling cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.
The setting of cookies, which are necessary for electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions you require (e.g. shopping basket), is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO. As operators of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.
Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analysis service is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your end device and enable an analysis of website use. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. Server location is usually the USA.
The setting of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our website and, where applicable, advertising.
We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymisation function. It ensures that Google truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before sending it to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transfers the full IP address to a server in the USA and shortens it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activities and to provide us with further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. There is no consolidation of the IP address transmitted by Google Analytics with other Google data.
The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, some functions of our website could be restricted as a result. You can also prevent the collection of data concerning your website use, including your IP address, and subsequent processing by Google. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plugin accessible via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to our site: Disable Google Analytics.
In order to fully comply with the legal data protection requirements, we have concluded a contract with Google for order processing.
Demographic characteristics at Google Analytics
Our website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to generate reports that contain information on the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site. This data comes from interest-based advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do this via the ad settings in your Google Account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section “Objection to data collection”.
Our website allows payment via PayPal. The provider of the payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
If you pay with PayPal, the payment data you entered will be transmitted to PayPal.
The transmission of your data to PayPal is based on art. 6 par. 1 letter a DSGVO (consent) and art. 6 par. 1 letter b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. Data processing procedures in the past remain effective in the event of revocation.
Our website allows payment via Klarna. The payment service is provided by Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.
The transmission of your data to Klarna takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. Data processing procedures in the past remain effective in the event of revocation.
Immediate bank transfer
Our website allows payment via “instant bank transfer”. The provider of the payment service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich.
With the help of the “Sofortüberweisung” procedure, we receive a payment confirmation from Sofort GmbH in real time and can immediately begin to fulfil our obligations.
When paying by “Sofortüberweisung”, your PIN and TAN are transmitted to Sofort GmbH. The payment provider logs into your online banking account, automatically checks your account balance and makes the transfer. An immediate transaction confirmation follows. Your turnover, the credit limit of your overdraft facility and the existence of other accounts and their balances are also automatically checked after logging in.
In addition to PIN and TAN, the transmission to Sofort GmbH also includes payment data as well as data about your person. Personal data includes first and last name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, IP address and, if applicable, other data necessary for payment processing. There is a need for this data transmission in order to determine your identity beyond doubt and to prevent fraud attempts.
The transmission of your data to Sofort GmbH takes place on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the fulfilment of a contract). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. Data processing procedures in the past remain effective in the event of revocation.
Details of payment by instant bank transfer can be found at: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
Our website uses features of the social network Pinterest. The provider is Pinterest Inc, 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA.
When you access a page with Pinterest functions, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. Log data is transmitted to the Pinterest servers. The servers are located in the USA. The log data may allow conclusions to be drawn about your IP address, websites visited, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies.
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
Our website uses Google AdWords. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
AdWords is an online advertising programme. As part of the online advertising programme we work with conversion tracking. After a click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your end device. Google AdWords cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. The cookie enables Google and us to recognise that you have clicked on an ad and been redirected to our website.
Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies are not trackable through websites of AdWords customers. Conversion cookies are used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. Adwords customers find out how many users clicked on their ad and were redirected to pages with conversion tracking tags. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that allows for personal identification of the users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to any use. In this case the conversion cookie must be deactivated in the user settings of the browser. In this way, no inclusion in the conversion tracking statistics takes place.
The storage of “conversion cookies” takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As website operators, we have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise our website and our advertising.
Details on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in the Google data protection regulations: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Disabling cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.
Source: Privacy Configurator from mein-datenschutz
Userlike – Chat function
This website uses the messaging software Userlike, it allows you to communicate with us. Userlike needs to store some cookies on your device. However, your data is secure and will not be used to identify you personally. The cookies last for 24 hours and do not contain any personal data.