The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis whenever possible. But it is also clear that there is no other way, for example in our store – after all, we need your delivery address, for example. However, this data will of course not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
Remember that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating by e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Most websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make a website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. For example, a cookie stores the information that you have already been asked whether you would like to receive our newsletter. That way you won’t be annoyed over and over again. Another cookie “remembers” what you have already placed in the shopping cart.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.
When you visit our website for the first time, you will be asked to accept the cookies we use. You have the choice of whether you only accept the absolutely necessary cookies or also those that enable further functions. For example, there is a cookie that enables the display of YouTube videos. If you do not agree to the cookies, you will see a placeholder instead. If you are not sure, simply activate only the necessary cookies first. You can adjust these settings at any time (by clicking on the gray winker at the bottom right of the browser – this will open the cookie window). You can read in detail which cookies we set in this PDF document.
Server log files
The provider of our website 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
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.
We have also concluded an AV contract with the provider, which in the case of the lifeCYCLE website is IONOS. The contents of this contract can be read here.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is voluntary. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data, e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
We will send you a newsletter no more than once a week.
Browser plugin to prevent (Google) cookies
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Share” button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube video, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created, your e-mail address and the user name you have chosen will be saved. This data is not stored for any other purpose and we will not contact you using this generated data.
Storage of the IP address
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. We need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.
Subscribe to comments
As a user of the site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to check that you are the owner of the email address you entered. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info mails.
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This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Deletion or blocking of the data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for by the various storage periods stipulated by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Right to information, deletion & blocking of data
You have the right to receive 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 prescribed data storage for business processing, deleted. Please contact us directly. You can find the contact details in our legal notice, for example. To ensure that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data if there is no statutory archiving obligation. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request. You can make changes or withdraw your consent with effect for the future by notifying us accordingly.