We, Edel Germany GmbH, Neumühlen 17, 22763 Hamburg, take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The following information explains what data is collected in connection with your use of our website and how your data is handled.

 

Collecting, processing and using personal data
You can visit our website without giving any details about yourself. When you visit our website, only the following anonymous details of your visit will be collected and stored on our server: the date and time of the request to the server, the referrer URL and the pages you have viewed. This data will be evaluated totally anonymously for the purpose of improving our service and cannot be traced back to you.

Further personal data will be collected only if you willingly provide such information while registering, placing an order, contacting us by means of the contact form or subscribing to a newsletter, and no more than the information you have provided will be collected.

We will generally collect, process or store such personal data only to the extent necessary for the processing of your order and the overall performance of the contract. If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will collect, process or store such personal data for marketing and advertising purposes too until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. It is possible to unsubscribe at any time.

 

Cookies and user protocols
In some areas of our website we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on the user’s computer in order to enable user functions. These include the shopping basket facility in which products can be deposited and also the provisional storage of products that have recently been viewed. Some of the cookies we use will be deleted after you close your browser to end the browsing session (“session cookies”). Other cookies will remain on your device and enable us or our partners to recognise your browser when you next visit (“persistent cookies”).

Most browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. You can however prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; please note, however, that such settings may restrict the functionality of our website.

 

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer to make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. However, if the IP anonymisation feature on this website is activated and you are in the European Union or any other state that is party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated before transmission. It is only in exceptional cases that the complete IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and perform other services for the operator relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; please note, however, that such settings may mean you cannot use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

If you do not want information to be sent to Google, you can prevent Google from receiving and processing logs of data generated by the cookie in respect of your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Our settings are configured in such a way that Google Analytics deletes the last part of the IP address of any visitor to our website. We therefore do not acquire any data that can be traced back to you.

 

Use of AddThis plug-ins
Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) provided by the bookmarking service AddThis, operated by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA (“AddThis”). The plug-ins can usually be identified by an AddThis logo, typically a white plus sign on an orange background. For an overview of the AddThis plug-ins and to see what they look like, click here: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing

If you open a page of our website containing one of these plug-ins, your browser will automatically connect to an AddThis server. AddThis will transmit the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrate it into the page. This connection tells AddThis that your browser has requested the relevant page of our website and AddThis will store a cookie on your device in order to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted directly from your browser to one of AddThis’s servers in the USA and stored there. AddThis uses this data to create anonymous user profiles in order to customise advertisements to the personal interests of those visiting websites containing AddThis plug-ins.

To find out more about the purpose and scope of AddThis’s collection, processing and use of data, see AddThis’s privacy policy: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

If you do not want AddThis to collect your data in future, you can install an opt-out cookie by downloading it via the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

You can also block all AddThis plug-ins by installing an add-on for your browser, such as the script-blocker NoScript (http://noscript.net/).

 

Facebook plug-ins (Like buttons)
Our website uses plug-ins that are provided by the social networking service Facebook and operated exclusively by Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94205, USA (“Facebook”). Facebook plug-ins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (such as a white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs up” icon) or are labelled with the words “Facebook Social Plug-in”. Detailed information on the functions of individual plug-ins and what they look like can be found at developers.facebook.com/plugins.

If you access a website containing one of these Facebook plug-ins, your browser will automatically connect to a Facebook server and transmit information to Facebook. We have no control over the amount of data collected by Facebook by means of such plug-ins and the information we provide merely reflects our current knowledge and understanding: if you are currently logged into Facebook, your visit to our website and all your activities involving plug-ins (e.g. clicking the Like button, writing a comment etc.) may be linked to your Facebook profile and stored by Facebook. Even if you have no Facebook profile, it is still possible that Facebook may store your IP address. To find out more about the purpose and scope of Facebook’s collection, processing and use of data, your associated rights and how you can change your settings to protect your privacy, see Facebook’s data policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

To prevent Facebook from gathering the aforementioned data from your visit to our website and linking such data to your Facebook profile, you should log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also stop all Facebook plug-ins from accessing your data by installing an add-on for your browser (e.g. Facebook Blocker) at http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/.

 

Twitter social plug-ins
Our website uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) provided by the microblogging service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). These plug-ins can be identified by the Twitter logo, typically the blue Twitter bird. For an overview of Twitter plug-ins and to see what they look like, click here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.

If you open a page of our website containing one of these plug-ins, your browser will automatically connect to a Twitter server. Twitter will transmit the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrate it into the page. This connection tells Twitter that your browser has requested the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged into Twitter. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted directly from your browser to one of Twitter’s servers in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Twitter while visiting our website, Twitter may link the visit to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plug-ins (by clicking on the “tweet” button, for example), the relevant information will likewise be directly transmitted to one of Twitter’s servers and stored there. The information will also be published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts there.

To find out more about the purpose and scope of Twitter’s collection, processing and use of data, your associated rights and how you can change your settings to protect your privacy, see Twitter’s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy.
If you do not want Twitter to link the data it gathers via our website to your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also block all Twitter plug-ins by installing an add-on for your browser, such as the script-blocker NoScript (http://noscript.net/).

 

Google AdSense
This website uses Google AdSense, a program run by Google Inc. (“Google”) for the placement of advertisements on websites. Google AdSense uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on the user’s computer to make it possible to analyse how the website is used. Google AdSense also uses web beacons (invisible images). These web beacons enable information, such as visitor traffic on the website, to be evaluated.

The information generated by cookies and web beacons concerning the use of this website (including users’ IP addresses) and the distribution of advertising formats is transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. Google may share this information with its partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data you have stored.

Users can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting their browser software accordingly; in this case, however, the provider warns that users may not be able to make full use of the website’s functionality.

 

Amazon Associates Programme
Edel Germany GmbH is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an advertising scheme designed to provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by placing advertisements and links to amazon.de. Amazon uses cookies to track the number of orders made through each website. Amazon will be able to identify, among other things, that you have clicked the affiliate link on this website. Further information on Amazon’s use of data can be found in the company’s privacy policy: http://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401

 

Disclosure of personal data
Your details will be disclosed to the shipping company commissioned to deliver your order where such disclosure is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In order to handle your payments, we will forward your payment details to the bank authorised to process the transaction. In the case of credit card payments, the necessary payment details will be forwarded to the payment services provider PAYONE, which is authorised to process such transactions.

We will otherwise not disclose your personal data to third parties unless we are required by law to do so or you give your express consent beforehand. In the latter case, you do of course have the right to revoke your consent at any time in respect of future disclosure.

 

Right to information and right of objection
You may at any time request free-of-charge and immediate clarification of the data held on record about you and, where appropriate, request that it be corrected, blocked or deleted.
You furthermore always have the right to object to the further use of your personal data in future.

 

Points of contact for data protection
Any requests or queries concerning data protection should be sent to us at the following address:
Edel AG
Susanne Kelch
Neumühlen 17
22763 Hamburg
email address: susanne.kelch@edel.com

 

Confirmation of consent
The subscriber has implicitly or, where necessary, expressly given Edel their consent as detailed below and Edel has recorded this consent. Edel is required under the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) to ensure that details of such consent can be viewed at any time. Subscribers may revoke their consent at any time in respect of future activity.

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