Privacy policy

Data Protection

We, Grossräschener Orchideen, Hans-Joachim Wlodarczyk, Werner-Seelenbinder-Str. 21, 01983 Grossräschen, Germany thank you for visiting our homepage. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we only collect, use and process your personal data if you have given your express consent, or if there is a legal basis for granting permission.

We would like to inform you in detail about how your data is used when you visit our website:

We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act, as well as this data protection declaration.

Generally, you can use our website without providing any personal data. Insofar as any personal information (such as names, addresses, or email addresses) is collected on our site, this will always be done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This information shall not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmitted via the Internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to fully protect data from third-party access.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are "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 recognise your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies and you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions, or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

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

This data cannot be used to identify specific people. This data is not combined with data from other sources. We reserve the right to retrospectively examine this log data if there is concrete evidence of illegal activity.

Contact form and search request

If you use our contact form to send us an enquiry, the details you enter on the form, including the contact details entered, will be stored by us for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry and in case of any follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your permission.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data are collected. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. This means that your IP address will be used by Google within the Member States of the European

Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on the activities of the website and to provide further services relating to the use of the website and the internet usage vis-a-vis the operator of the website. The IP address sent by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics is not combined with any other Google data.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy:

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account, or you can generally forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Objection to data collection."

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).

Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotional messaging.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.

You may permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by disabling personalised advertising in your Google Account by following this link  : https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

For more information and the Google Privacy Policy, go to:

https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your  computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.

Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an Adwords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the Adwords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. By doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

For more information about Google AdSense and Google conversion tracking, please see Google's privacy policy at http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies and you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions, or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Facebook Pixel

Our website measures conversions using visitor action pixels from Facebook, Facebook Inc. to measure conversions. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These allow the behavior of site visitors to be tracked after they clcik on a Facebook ad to reach the provider's website. This allows an analysis of the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and their future optimization.

The data collected is anonymous for us as operators of this website, and we cannot use it to draw any conclusions about our users' identities. However, the data are stored and processed by Facebook, which may make a connection to your Facebook profile and which may use the data for its own advertising purposes, as stipulated in the Facebook privacy policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). This will allow Facebook to display ads both on Facebook and on third-party sites. We have no control over how this data is used.

Please see Facebook's privacy policy to learn more about protecting your privacy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also deactivate the "Custom Audiences" function at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do so, you will first need to log into Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising from Facebook on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/

+1 button from Google+

Our website also uses the " +1" button from the Google Plus social network operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The plug-ins are identifiable by the " +1" on a white or coloured background.

When a user calls up a website that contains such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The content of the "+1″ button is transmitted by Google directly to its browser and integrated into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal information is collected without clicking on the button. Such data - among others, the IP address - are only collected from logged-in members.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information on the "+1" button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our site. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these web pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data that is transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter's privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.

Your data protection preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The data input will only be used for the purposes of using the site or service for which you have registered.

To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address given during registration. The data collected are shown in the input fields during the registration process.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the enquiries you send to me as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, formulate, or modify legal relationships with us (master data). We collect, process and use your personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our service or to bill you for the same.

Data transmitted when entering into a contract for online shops, retailers, and dispatch

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary within the framework of contract processing; e.g. to the parties involved with the delivery of the goods,

the credit institution entrusted with the payment processing or PayPal. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.

Encrypted payments on this website

Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa/Mastercard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognise an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line.

In the case of encrypted communication, any payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

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 me at any time using the address given in my legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Objection 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 expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited marketing material, such as spam email, is received.