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Privacy Policy

1. General
AUGUST STORCK KG, (hereinafter referred to as Storck) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and collects, processes and uses your data only in accordance with the standards of the legal data protection regulations.

Storck is the data controller and responsible for your personal data. Our contact details are:

E-mail address: datenschutz@de.storck.com
Postal address: AUGUST STORCK KG, Waldstraße 27, 13403 Berlin, Deutschland
Telephone number: +49 30 41773-03

We have appointed a data protection officer who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us:: datenschutz@de.storck.com

If links to other pages online are found on this website, this policy does not apply for data collection and usage on the linked pages, as Storck does not have any kind of influence on their set up and content.
2. Processing of Personal Data; Purpose and Legal Basis
2.1 Categories of Personal Data
Storck processes the following personal data depending on your actions on our website: your IP address and the type and scope of the elements (e.g. webpages, buttons) accessed by you as well as the date and time of access and – if you provide this information by filling out forms on our website (e.g. the contact form or the registration form for a competition) – your title, first and last names and postal address, your e-mail address, your telephone number.
2.2 Website usage
When you visit our website, connection data is temporarily processed (in particular IP address, last visited URL, time and date, pages accessed). We process this data as far as necessary for offering the website (which is in our legitimate interest). We may also process this data in pseudonymous form for the purposes listed under section 2.3, based on your consent. Generally, the usage of our website is possible without providing data other than the data listed in this paragraph.

If you provide personal data by filling out forms on our website (such as the contact form), we will process this data to answer your request or if necessary to fulfil a contract with you, in particular in the case of a competition that you participate in.

In case you do not provide personal data, it may occur that you cannot use specific functions of this website (in particular, you will not be able to participate in a competition that is offered) but there would be no other consequences.

As far as the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.
2.3 Analysis for marketing purposes and for website optimisation (Webtrends)
On Storck websites, data on your use of the website is processed with technologies of the provider Webtrends in our legitimate interest, namely to optimize the website and for marketing purposes. For this purpose, usage profiles that contain the data listed under 2.2 and data on your activities on our website (in particular which pages, buttons or other elements you accessed, and when) are created under a pseudonym. The profiles will not contain or be combined with data that directly identifies you (such as your name).

To facilitate the usage analysis, cookies (see section 2.4) can be used to recognize your internet browser. When you visit our website, we ask for your consent to such cookies (see section 2.4). Please refer to 2.4 on how you can withdraw such consent and browse our site without cookies, If you specifically want to deactivate the cookies used for the analysis described in this section, please use the following mechanism.

You may deactivate the analysis of your usage data in pseudonymous profiles using Webtrends at any time. You have two options to do so. First, you can activate the option “Do-Not-Track” in your browser (please refer to your browser’s help section for further information). Alternatively, you can click on the following link to set a cookie that indicates your choice not to be tracked using Webtrends: Click here.
2.4 Cookies
When you visit our website, we notify you that our website uses cookies in order to improve the functionality and to support the analysis of the use of our website (see section 2.3). We also inform you that by using our website, you consent to our use of cookies as described in this section 2.4 and section 2.3.

Cookies are small text files that are being sent from a web server to your browser and that are being stored on the hard disk of your computer. This will enable us to recognise repeat visits from you respectively your computer. This way we can offer a better functionality of the website and execute web analyses in our legitimate interest, as describe in section 2.3. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default.

After – by using our website – you have given your consent to cookies, you may withdraw this consent at any time. To specifically deactivate tracking cookies (and the analysis of usage data), please follow the instructions in section 2.3. You may also at any time choose to deactivate cookies in your browser settings, and/or delete cookies from your hard disk via your browser menu. Finally, you may install a plug-in in your browser to protect your privacy that offers the possibility to prevent tracking and/or related cookies.
2.5 Deletion
We delete your personal data as soon as processing the data is no longer required for the pursued purposes and if there are no legal requirements for the retention of data. Relevant retention periods under German tax and commercial law are, in particular, six years for any business letters (also if received electronically) and 10 years for information relevant in the context of activities subject to taxation and accounting.
2.6 Data security
Storck took all necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your data against loss, damage, manipulation and unauthorised access. Our employees and all persons involved in the data processing are obliged to observe data protection laws and to handle personal data confidentially. Our employees are trained accordingly. Internal as well as external examinations secure compliance with all data protection processes at Storck.

In order to protect personal data of our users we use a secure online transmission method, the so-called “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) transmission. This is recognisable by the added “s” behind http://, hence https://, respectively when a green, closed padlock symbol is showing in the address bar. By clicking on the symbol you may obtain information about the SSL certificate being used. The display of the symbol depends on the browser version you are using. The SSL encryption grants the encrypted and complete transmission of your data.
3. Your rights concerning personal data
The data protection law holds a number of rights concerning data affecting you as a person (so-called rights of the persons affected). In general, this is the right to demand access to the personal data relating to your person and stored by us as well as the right to correction, deletion and limitation of the processing of these data and to object to the processing. If and how far those rights will have established in each case and which conditions will apply is subject to the law (until May 25, 2018 Federal Data Protection Act, as of May 25, 2018 EU General Data Protection Regulation). The EU General Data Protection Regulation in addition grants you a right to data portability. If you gave consent to the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority. Insofar as you have questions or have a complaint regarding data protection at Storck, however, we recommend referring to Storck directly (see section 1).
4. No automated individual decision
Storck does not use your personal data for automated individual decisions.
5. Change of the privacy policy
New legal requirements, entrepreneurial decisions or technical developments might call for amendments of our privacy policy. Accordingly, this privacy policy shall be adapted. On our website, you can always find the latest version.
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