The contents of our website were compiled with the utmost care and are constantly updated. However, the contents provided are only meant to provide general information without obligation and are not a substitute for detailed individual advice to help make a purchase decision, particularly due to country-specific particularities.
On our website you will also find links to external websites of third parties, over whose contents we have no control. By clicking on the link, you will leave the range of information provided by Hamann GmbH. For this reason we cannot accept any guarantee for the timeliness, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided on such websites. The respective provider or operator of the website is always responsible for the contents on linked websites. At the time when the link was inserted the linked websites were checked for possible legal infringements. No illegal contents were identified at the time of inserting the link. If we gain knowledge of any legal infringements, we will remove such links without delay.
Unless otherwise indicated, all the texts, images, graphics and other works published on the website are subject to the copyright of Hamann GmbH. Any commercial duplication, distribution, storage, communication, broadcast and reproduction or transmission of the contents without written approval from Hamann GmbH is expressly prohibited if the works are not used and published by press institutions in print and online media in the context of editorial reporting.
1. Collection and processing of data
Our website can usually be used without providing personal data. Personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, if at all, on a voluntary basis, wherever possible. Your personal data will be stored and processed in compliance with German data protection laws. Please note that transmitting data over the internet (e.g. in e-mail communications) may not always be secure. It is not possible to fully protect data from being accessed by third parties.
We expressly object to any third party using the contact data published on our legal notice page to send unsolicited advertising and information materials. The website operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action against any party who sends unsolicited advertising information, for instance spam e-mails.
2. Disclosure of personal data to third parties
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise communicated to third parties if this is essential for contract processing or billing purposes or you expressly gave your consent to this in advance. However, in such cases, the extent of the data communicated shall be restricted to the minimum necessary. You have the right to revoke any consent given to the disclosure of your data at any time with effect in the future. Your personal data will be disclosed to other persons only if there is a legal obligation to do so. This applies to authorities, for example. In addition, we shall not disclose your personal data to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes under any circumstances.
Cookies are text files containing information that makes it possible to identify returning visitors only for the duration of their visit on our website. Cookies are stored on the hard drive of your computer where they do no harm. The cookies of our website contain no personal data on you whatsoever.
Cookies relieve you of the burden of entering data more than once, facilitate your communication of specific contents and help us to identify especially popular sections of our online offering. Among other things, they enable us to tailor the contents of our website exactly to your needs.
4. Data transfer for payment via PayPal
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated into our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” on our website. An overview of Facebook plugins is provided here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you do not wish Facebook to be able to allocate your visit on our site to your Facebook user account, please logout of your Facebook user account.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. However, if the IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to 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 truncated 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 website activities and to provide further services related to website use and internet use to the website operator. The IP address communicated by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting an appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) for Google and Google processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .
It is pointed out that this website uses Google Analytics with the addition “_anonymizeIp()“ so that IP addresses can only be processed in truncated form to rule out any individual identification of the user.
7. Privacy statement for the use of Google Adsense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can evaluate information such as visitor traffic on these webpages.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons on the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats are transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. Google may transfer this information to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not combine your IP address with other data stored on you.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting an appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. By using this website, you consent to Google processing the data generated on you in the manner described above and for the purpose named above.
8. Privacy statement for the use of Google +1
We continue to use the “+1” button of the Google+ (Google Plus) social network of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA, (hereinafter “Google“).
You can use the Google +1 button to publish information worldwide. You and other users receive customized contents from Google and our partners through the Google +1 button. Google stores both the information that you provided for +1 content and the information on the webpage that you saw when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be shown as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or in other places on websites and in advertisements on the internet.
Google records information on your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you used when sharing contents through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information on you.
The information provided is used in compliance with the applicable Google privacy regulations, http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacy/.
Google might publish summarized statistics on the +1 activities of users or forward these statistics to users and its partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites. For instance, Google may notify a publisher of the following: “10 percent of users that gave this webpage +1 are located in New York.”
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and notified to other users. In the process data is also transferred to Twitter.
If you wish to prevent the transfer of personal data to Twitter, please logout of your Twitter account when you visit our website.
You can change your privacy settings for Twitter in the account settings under https://twitter.com/account/settings/.
10. Right to information and deletion
You are entitled at any time to obtain information on your stored data or on the correction, blocking or deletion of your stored data free of charge. Please call us or send us your request by post, email or fax. Stored personal data is deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if knowledge of the data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored or if the storage of the data is not permitted for any other statutory reasons.
The data controller for data collection is:
Hamann GmbH, Kässbohrerstraße 3, D-88471 Laupheim; phone: +49 (0) 7392 / 9732 – 0, fax: +49 (0) 7392 / 9732 – 222, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact for privacy issues: Marion Hamann