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We’re pleased about your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. In the following, we will provide a detailed account of how we deal with your information.
Acquisition, processing and utilization of personal data
You can visit our website without submitting any information about yourself. We simply save access data to analyze and improve our offers and do not permit any connection to your person.
Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily provide us with it, while opening a customer account or registering for our newsletter. We use the personal details you’ve shared to complete your order. As a customer, your information is used for contract-completion and our own advertisement purposes. When you separately sign up for our newsletter, your email will be used for our own advertisement purposes until you opt out of the newsletter. You can opt out at any time without charge (not taking into account internet provision costs) by clicking “unsubscribe” at the end of any newsletter.
Distribution of personal information
Your personal data will be transferred to the relevant delivery organization, as far as this is necessary for the delivery process. In order to complete payments, we pass on your payment details to the relevant banking institution.
Right to information
You have the right to gratuitous information (per e-mail) regarding your personal and saved data, as well as the right to correct, inhibit, cancel or revoke any granted permissions. Please contact:
Blue Tomato GmbH
Fax: 0043 3687/24 22 355
During the ordering process, your personal information is encoded via “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) and transferred through the Internet (excluding address transfer within newsletter subscriptions). We use a highly secure 128-Bit encoding system (SSL 3.0, RC4) by Thawte. Credit card details are not saved, but directly received and processed by our payment provider “Wirecard Central Eastern Europe GmbH”. We use both technical and organizational measures to secure our website and systems against data loss, destruction, access, manipulation or distribution by unauthorized persons. Access to your customer account is only possible by entering your personal password. Please keep your login details confidential at all times and always close your browser window once you have finished communicating with us, especially if you are using a shared computer.
Notice about E-mail advertisements
By separate registration for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link at the end of a newsletter, with no additional charge to the base tariffs of your Internet provider. As a newsletter subscriber, we will regularly send you carefully selected offers on related products from our online shop by e-mail. Your e-mail will not be given to other organizations. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes at any time by a simple unformatted e-mail, without incurring any additional costs to those of your Internet service provider.
Product recommendations by Criteo and Google
On this website, we use technologies by Criteo GmbH and Google Inc. to collect and save anonymized information about the surfing behaviours of our visitors for marketing purposes. This data is saved by using “Cookie” text files on your computer. Criteo uses an algorithm to analyse surfing behaviours in order to provide targeted product recommendations in the form of advertising banners on other websites (i.e. publishers). Under no circumstances can this data be used in order to personally identify any user of this website.
Further information about the Criteo technology is available in the Criteo Privacy Terms.
Use of Facebook Social Plugins
This website uses so-called Social Plugins (“Plugins”) by the social network Facebook, which is run by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The Plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or the additional phrase “Social Plugin by Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”.
An overview of the Facebook Plugins and how to recognize them is available here:
When you open up a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will create a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The contents of the plugin will be transferred directly to your browser and incorporated into the website you are viewing.
By using these plugins, Facebook receives notice that your browser has initiated the relevant page on our website, even if you do not own a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to your Facebook account. This information (including your IP address) is transferred straight from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and saved there.
When you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. When you interact with these plugins, for example by clicking on a “like” button or by submitting a comment, this information is also directly transferred to a Facebook server and saved there. This information is then also automatically published on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook can use this information for advertising purposes, market research and to tailor the appearance of Facebook pages to a specific user. To do this, Facebook creates profiles for usage, interests and connections. For example, this could be used to rate the usage of our website on account of Facebook adverts, to notify other Facebook users of your actions on our website and for other services that are associated with the use of Facebook.
If you would not like Facebook to associate the data collected from your visit to our website with your Facebook account, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
In order to provide a tailored appearance and to optimize this website, anonymous data is collected and saved by use of solutions and technologies by econda GmbH (http://www.econda.de),DC Storm (www.dc-storm.com), Optimizely, Inc. (https://www.optimizely.com/) and intelliAd Media GmbH (www.intelliad.de), and this data is used to create usage profiles with the use of pseudonyms. Cookies may be used to ensure that your Internet browser is recognized again at a later visit. Usage profiles are not associated with the visitor or with the data of the person using a pseudonym, unless with specific permission. In particular, IP addresses are made unrecognizable straight after use, making it impossible to create usage profiles for IP addresses. The users of this website can object to the collection and saving of this data in the future at any time by clicking on the following link:
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google analytics uses so-called “cookies”, in the form of text files saved to your computer in order to enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the case of the IP-anonymization on this website being activated, your IP address will however be shortened by Google beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area Treaty. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Acting under the authority of this website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide further services for the website operator linked to the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the parameters of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You are able to prevent the storage of the cookies by appropriate adjustment of your browser software. However, we should point out to you that in this case you may be unable to use the full range of functions of this website.
Furthermore you can prevent the collection by Google of the data (including your IP address) created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website, as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Links to other websites
On our website, you will also find links to other websites. We specifically do not hold any kind of liability for the accuracy, completeness, legality, objectivity and timeliness of the contents of these websites.
Any more questions? Then check out FAQ's here and you will hopefully find an answer. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please contact our Customer Service!