1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
60389 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: +49 (0)69 2649 1122
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
4. PRESS RELEASES
If you, as a journalist and press representative, want to receive our press releases about our customers or us and have provided us with your e-mail address or any further data to this end (e.g. by handing over a business card), you will receive the requested press releases about our customers and us by e-mail.
The personal data you have provided to us to receive press releases will be retained by us until you de-register from the press release mailing list and erased once you have unsubscribed from the press releases.
5. EXTENDED PRESS E-MAIL NEWSLETTER
If you, as a journalist and press representative, want to receive our extended press e-mail newsletter with information about our customers and us, covering the topics of design, furniture, furnishings, architecture, decoration, arts and culture including product information, invitations to press conferences, product presentations, trade fair events, openings and events or the like, we need your e-mail address along with your consent. Consent is based on a double opt-in procedure.
The data stored by us about you to receive the extended press e-mail newsletter will be retained by us until you de-register from the newsletter and erased once you have unsubscribed from the newsletter.
We use the services of MailChimp to dispatch press releases and our extended press e-mail newsletter to journalists and press representatives. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service which can be used, inter alia, to organise, statistically analyse and evaluate the dispatch of newsletters. In this context, your e-mail address is stored on the MailChimp servers in the US. Where this relates to data collection on the MailChimp website by MailChimp or its partners, the scope of data processing is not known to and cannot be influenced by us. More details can be found in the data protection regulations of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.
MailChimp is certified acc. to the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA with the aim of ensuring compliance with European privacy standards in the US. Moreover, we have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with MailChimp, under which we oblige MailChimp to protect our customers’ data and to not disseminate it to third parties. This agreement can be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.
Using MailChimp, we can analyse our newsletter campaigns. If you open an e-mail sent to you using MailChimp, a file contained in the e-mail (web beacon) connects to the MailChimp servers in the US. This makes it possible to ascertain whether a newsletter notification was opened and, if yes, which links were clicked on. Moreover, technical information is gathered (e.g. retrieval date, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It exclusively serves to statistically analyse newsletter campaigns. The results of such analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the recipients’ interests and to optimise them.
The legal basis for data processing using MailChimp in relation to our press releases is our legitimate interest in a straightforward organisation and smooth dispatch of press releases to journalists and press representatives as well as our legitimate interest in the statistical gathering and evaluation of the response of recipients to our press releases for the purpose of designing them in a more customer-friendly manner and to optimise them (s. 1 of point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR).
The legal basis for data processing using MailChimp in relation to our extended press e-mail newsletter, besides our legitimate interest in a straightforward organisation and smooth dispatch of the press e-mail newsletter to journalists and press representatives and our legitimate interest in the statistical gathering and evaluation of the response of recipients to our extended press e-mail newsletter for the purpose of designing them in a more customer-friendly manner and to optimise them (s. 1 of point (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR), is your consent given to that end (s. 1 of point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR).
If you do not want any analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from our press releases and/or our extended e-mail press newsletter. To this end, we provide a corresponding link in each press release and each press e-mail newsletter.