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Privacy Policy of PCO Group GmbH

§ 1 Introduction

We thank you for your interest in our website and are happy about your visit.
The protection and security of your data are also crucial to us, which is why we would like to hereby explain to you in detail the way in which we handle your information. You will learn which information we retrieve during your visit to our page (especially during purchase processes) and how all of this information is utilised.
We employ various techniques on our website to improve user friendliness, effectiveness and security. In this regard we, or authorised third parties, may retrieve information. Because our webpage and the underlying technology are subject to constant change and development, alterations to this privacy policy may become mandatory. All future alterations to our privacy policy will be announced on this webpage. You should thus regularly check for new items or alterations in our privacy policy.
Due to the necessity of the comprehensive protection of your personal information, we adhere to the pertinent legal terms of the German Privacy Policy Act - BDSG - and the German Teleservices Act - TMG. Any other data protection standards are also adhered to.
Please read this privacy policy carefully before using this website. In this policy we explain how we use your personal information and employ Cookies. By using this website you agree to these regulations.

§ 2 Accountability / (Hyper-) Links

We,
PCO Group GmbH
Holmer Berg 15 – 17
23942 Dassow
are the responsible party as defined by § 3 para 7 BDSG as the provider of this webpage, and are also a service provider as defined by §§ 12 ff in conj. with § 2 no. 1 TMG.
Should you have any questions or suggestions regarding this privacy policy during your visit to our webpage, please direct these to datenschutz@pco-group.com.

§ 3 Which (Personal) Information is Retrieved?

Regarding the extent of the retrieval and storage of data, it must be determined whether the data merely concerns a simple visit on your part to our webpage, or if you are conducting transactions - especially purchasing a product or concretely utilising services provided by us.
(1) Automatically (technologically) retrieved data upon a simple visit to our webpage
(a) Essentially no data directly provided to us by you is utilised upon a visit to our webpage out of pure interest and the search for information. For technical reasons, the internet browser you use automatically transfers data to our web server upon accessing our online webpage. We, or authorised third parties, automatically retrieve and store these data. These especially include the following information:
→ Your IP address
→ Date and time of your visit to our webpage
→ Websites you visit with us
→ The URL of the website you visited before our webpage (=referrer URL),
→ Information on the browser you use (browser type, version, operating system, etc.)
(b) This information is anonymously evaluated. It is solely used to improve the attractiveness, content and functionalities of our website. Should data be forwarded to external service providers, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the stipulations of the privacy policy are adhered to.
(2) Directly retrieved data // data provided by you
We only retrieve personal data to the extent that you provide it to us directly, and which you thus provide to us with your full consent. This is especially the case if you access our webpage for a (pre-) contractual business relationship, such as conducting a purchase, or if you are utilising a different service that we offer (inventory data). We require this to facilitate the usage of our services and especially to process purchases from beginning to end. This includes such identifying information as postal address (shipping goods).

§ 4 Using Our Web Shop

(1) If you would like to order something from our web shop, you must register beforehand. During the registration process we save your data for contract fulfilment purposes and delete these data once we are no longer legally obligated to store them. Upon creating an account under "My Account" the data entered by you is revocably stored, and you are always able to delete the account in the customer area.
(2) We use the data you provide to process your order. To do this we provide your address data to an authorised shipping company, and may send your payment information to our partner bank. We delete this information after processing the order and once the tax- and trade-related retention obligations have lapsed.

§ 5 Provision of Data to Third Parties

Should data be retrieved and utilised as described above, these data are only forwarded to third parties to the extent contractually required, and primarily to service providers such as post and parcel delivery companies to whom we provide your address for shipping purposes. We select these service providers to the best of our conscience.
There is no other provision of data to third parties for advertising and/or market research purposes.
Any other provisions to third parties are only performed to the extent that we are legally obligated, e.g. in the event of litigation or risk prevention.

§ 6 Data Management and Disclosure

Your data that have been saved can be revoked by clicking on "My Data", if you are logged into our homepage as a customer. Should you wish to alter the data entered here, you may inform us of such.
In addition, you are always able to request complete information on your data that has been saved, as well as information concerning the purposes of the data processing and type of usage thereof. Any such requests may be sent via post to PCO Group GmbH, Holmer Berg 15 – 17, 23942 Dassow or via e-mail to datenschutz@pco-group.com. You may also refer to our privacy policy consultants for any questions and complaints.

§ 7 Usage of Cookies

We use so-called "Cookies" to simplify your visit to the pages of our web and online shop. These small text files allow us to mark all of our different homepage visitors and users. These text files are only saved onto your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our webpages by the browser you are using; we thus only use temporary Cookies (so-called "session Cookies"). The reason we use these text files is so that we can identify your computer while you change pages within our website and so that we can view the duration of your visit. These Cookies neither retrieve any data stored on your hard drive, nor do these have any impact on the computer used. We also do not employ any systems that combine the data from the Cookies with any other user data. There is no retrieval or usage of personal data in this regard. Upon ending your usage of the internet, namely closing your browser, the Cookies are deleted.

§ 8 Allowing and Blocking Cookies

Cookies can be prevented. You can find information regarding this in the "Help" menu in your browser's menu bar. This will provide you with an explanation of how you can prevent the acceptance of new Cookies into your browser, and where you can set your browser to inform you of whether you are receiving new Cookies and if you can completely deactivate Cookies.
You can learn more about the function of Cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ können Sie mehr über die Funktionsweise von Cookies erfahren.

§ 9 Web Tracking

This website employs Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies", or text files stored on your computer to facilitate the analysis of the usage of the website. The information created by the Cookie regarding your usage of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that this website utilises IP anonymisation, your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases if the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. As commissioned by the administrator of this website, Google will use this information to assess your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to render services relating to website and internet usage for the website administrator.

Google does not compile the IP address retrieved from your browser with other data. You may prevent the storage of cookies via the respective setting in your browser software; however, in this event you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

You may also prevent the forwarding of the data created by the Cookie and the data concerning your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de This website uses Google Analytics with the expansion "_anonymizeIp()". IP addresses are thus truncated before being processed, and direct identification of your person is thereby eliminated.

Google Analytics is employed in compliance with the requirements agreed upon between the German data protection authorities and Google. Information of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html overview of the privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html and the privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy

§ 10 Sending Newsletters

Naturally we are interested in keeping you updated on our newest offers and products. One of the ways in which we do this is the electronic newsletter. If you would like to receive a newsletter from us and to sign up, we require your e-mail address and your confirmation that you wish to receive a newsletter. After registering you will receive an e-mail with a confirmation link that you must click on. This identifies you as the owner of the e-mail address (so-called double opt-in procedure). Should this confirmation not occur without a significant time delay, the registration process is terminated and the e-mail address provided is deleted from our servers, You may either request the newsletter directly under the "Newsletter" heading, or in the declaration of consent while placing an order. When using the latter, you may explicitly decline receipt of the newsletter. In any case the data provided for this is only utilised to send you the newsletter. No data, especially your e-mail address, are forwarded to third parties. You may rescind your consent as well as the storage of your e-mail address for newsletter purposes at any time. This can be done without any problems by sending an e-mail to datenschutz@pco-group.com or using the deregistration link at the end of each newsletter.

§ 11 Purview of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy solely applies to the contents stored in our own servers. Any links to third-party websites found within our webpages are explicitly not included.

§ 12 Right of Revocation

Any consent that you have provided to process your data can always be revoked by sending an e-mail to datenschutz@pco-group.com