Data protection declaration

1. Data transmitted to the web server:
For technical reasons, your internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server when you access our website. Among others, these data include the date and time of access, the URL of the redirecting website, the file accessed, the volume of data transmitted, the browser type and version, the operating system and your IP address. These data are stored separately from other data that you enter when using our web offering. It is not possible for us to assign these data to a certain person. These data are evaluated for statistical purposes and subsequently deleted.

2. Customer data:
If a contractual relationship is to be formed, structured or changed between you and us, we will record and use your personal data to the extent that this is necessary for such purposes. Such data include in particular features to identify you and details concerning the beginning and end as well as the scope of use of our web offering as well as other details provided voluntarily by you, in particular during the order process.

3. Information on customer data vis-à-vis authorities etc.:
In individual cases, we are permitted on instruction from the competent authorities to provide information on such data (customer data) to the extent that this is necessary for prosecution, risk aversion, to meet the statutory duties of the constitutional authorities or of the Federal Armed Forces Counter-Intelligence Office or to assert intellectual property rights.

4. Usage data:
We will record and use your personal data to the extent that this is necessary to allow you to use our web offering or to charge for it (usage data). Such data include in particular features to identify you and details concerning the beginning and end as well as the scope of use of our web offering as well as other details provided voluntarily by you, in particular during the order process.

5. Creating usage profiles:
For advertising and market research purposes and for the design of our internet offering to meet users’ needs, we are permitted to use pseudonyms to create usage profiles. You are entitled to object to your data being used for this purpose. We are not permitted to combine the usage profiles with data relating to the owner of the pseudonym.
In individual cases, we are permitted on instruction from the competent authorities to provide information on such data (customer data) to the extent that this is necessary for prosecution, risk aversion, to meet the statutory duties of the constitutional authorities or of the Federal Armed Forces Counter-Intelligence Office or to assert intellectual property rights.

6. Passing on your data to third parties:
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if and to the extent that this is necessary to fulfil our contractual duties. We will not sell your personal data to third parties or market your personal data in any other manner.

7. Cookies:
In order to expand the functionality of our internet offering and make use more convenient for you, we use what are referred to as “cookies”. These “cookies” are used to store data on your computer when you access our website. You can use the corresponding settings in your browser to prevent cookies from being saved on your computer. However, this could restrict the functionality of our web offering.

8. Right to information:
As a user of our internet offering and/or as our contractual partner, you are entitled to demand information on the data stored regarding your person or your pseudonym. The information can also be provided electronically at your request. You are entitled to receive free of charge information concerning the data stored that relate to you and if applicable you are entitled to have such data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you require information or require data to be corrected, blocked or deleted, please contact:

Person responsible for data collection:

Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG
Design Publisher
Frau Jana Zec
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen
Germany

Phone: +49 201 8141-800
Fax: +49 201 8141-810
E-mail: reddot@red-dot.de

9. Google analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses the “cookies” described above. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will first shorten the IP address within EU member states or in other countries that have signed the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services for the website operator relating to website and internet use. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics with other data. You can use the corresponding setting in your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved. We would like to point out, however, that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website in full in that case. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded for Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.