We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. It is our declared intention to inform users of our website when and for what purpose we save data and how we use it. As a private law company we are subject to the German Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Law. We have taken measures to ensure that we and our external service providers comply with data protection regulation.
SECURE DATA TRANSMISSION
The personal data you enter when visiting our website, e.g. when you order online, is transmitted in encrypted form. Our encryption system is the industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which is in use worldwide for many leading web applications. In order to protect your data against unauthorised access or fraud, we have extensive technical and operative security measures in place. These security standards are regularly reviewed and are up-dated in line with technological developments. Subject to statutory provisions, we accept no liability for damages or adverse effects incurred by computer viruses.
DELIVERY BY DHL
In order to inform you of delivery up-dates and status, we transmit the data of the delivery address and your e-mail address to our carrier Deutsche Post DHL Group (Go Green).
FACEBOOK ‘LIKE’ BUTTON
On our sites we have integrated plugins for the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You will recognise the Facebook plugin by the Facebook logo or the ‘Like’ button on our website. An overview of Facebook buttons can be found here http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
USE OF GOOGLE +1
With the help of the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content by Google and their partners. Google saves the information that you have rated content with +1 as well as information on the site that you viewed while clicking +1. Your +1 together with your profile name and your picture may be displayed in Google services for information purposes such as in search results or in your Google profile or at other locations on websites and in advertisements on the internet. Google collects information on your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button you need a worldwide publicly available Google profile that contains at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases this name can replace other names that you have used for sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who either know your e-mail address or have other identifying information.
USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
RIGHT OF DISCLOSURE AND WITHDRAWAL
At all times you have the right to obtain information on any of your customer-related data we have saved, including the origin and the recipient of data for purposes of data processing. At all times you may request us to correct or block the saved data. Without giving reason you may withdraw your consent allowing us to process and use your data. Should you have any questions relating to the saving, processing or use of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer and he will be happy to discuss your issues.
ip me PRIVACY STATEMENT:
We use the tip me service to enable our users to send direct tips to the people behind the products. The service is offered by tip me UG (limited liability), Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin Berlin.
GENERAL INFORMATION ON tip me:
The tip me Global UG (limited liability) (hereinafter “tip me”) enables our users to tip the workers behind the products offered for fair globalization. tip me provides partners like us with a script that we insert on our product pages. This script shows three options for the amount of the tip and a selection element as well as other information that is relevant for our users. By interacting with the displayed module, information such as IP address, browser type, date, time and product information is recorded and stored anonymously on tip me's servers for internal, statistical evaluations. When you place an order, tip me - regardless of the use of tip me services - has access to your personal data and your orders. Tip me stores information such as IP address, browser type, date, time and product information for the processing of the tips given by our users within the orders placed.
tip me ORDER DATA PROCESSING CONTRACT:
We have signed a contract with tip me for data processing addendum. This contract serves to secure your personal data and ensures that tip me adheres to the applicable data protection regulations and does not pass on your personal data to third parties.
GRANT NOT REQUIRED FOR SALES:
The “tips” of the customers correspond to a donation according to ErbStG §7, because they are added voluntarily by the customer without corresponding consideration. The tip does not entitle you to any consideration in return. You are therefore not subject to VAT. The tips are not defined as donations and therefore cannot be stated to reduce the tax burden.