Privacy Note

Privacy and access to your personal data

Personal data is only needed for technical reasons and to conduct your order. DESIGNSTRAPS does not provide a third party with your private data.

When you enter our website, our web server will temporarily save the information your browser is sending. These are for example your system software, the type of your browser, the time of the server request, the refferer-url and our websites you are visiting. This means we are only saving your access information without being able to allocate it to a specific person.

Personal data such as your name, address, telephone number or E-mail address will not be detected, unless you gave them to us voluntarily. The details needed for completing your order are handled with the upmost privacy. We only keep your details on our system in order to provide you with a fast and efficient order process, to send you the requested newsletter, in case you contacted us or because you took part in a survey or a competition.

Use and transfer of your personal data
We value your trust in DESIGNSTRAPS and ensure that we operate with the highest care and security standards when it concerns your personal data. The personal data that you provided throughout the shopping process will be only used to fulfill your wishes and requests, so generally spoken for the processing of your order as well as to answer your questions.

With complete transaction and after we received your total payment, we will freeze your data until they will be deleted according to tax and commercial law in case you did not explicitly express the want of still using your personal data.

If you gave us your consent for the utilization of your personal data we will use them for product related surveys and for other marketing reasons.

DESIGNSTRAPS will only provide a third party with your private data in case it is necessary for completing your order e.g. your address will be forwarded to the shipping company, as well as the paying information will be transferred to the chosen credit institute.

E-Mail advertisement advise
In case you applied for our newsletter we will save your E-Mail address and use it for advertising purposes until you signed off. You can unsubscribe any time by clicking the button “unsubscribe” at the end of the newsletter without having any other costs than accessing the internet via your internet provider.

Right of access to personal data
At anytime you have the right to be provided with information concerning your personal data free of costs. You can as well correct them, block them, or ask for the cancellation of the saved data. Of course you also have the right to cancel the given consent. In any of these cases please feel free to contact us:

DESIGNSTRAPS
Schäfergasse 29
D-60313 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
E-Mail: info@designstraps.com

Security of your personal data
For a secure transfer of your customer data we use a secure transfer system – the so called „Secure Socket Layer“(SSL) transfer. The access to your client account is only permitted by providing the right password. You should take care of your access information at any time. It is advisable to close the web browser after you finished communicating with us. In particular if you are not the single user of the computer you are working with.

Use of cookies
Our website uses cookies, small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. These help us provide our range of products more user-friendly and effective. A cookie itself does not contain or collect personal information about you or your use of the web.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by setting your browser to not accept cookies.
If you choose not to accept cookies at all, you can still visit our website, however, when cookies are disabled, we cannot guarantee an optimum experience and there may be content that is not available.

Use of Facebook Plugins
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue or black background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins please see here.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge.

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook Social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker“.

Use of Google + Button
Our website uses the "+1″ button provided by the social network Google Plus that is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button is identifiable through the "+1″ sign on a white or colored background. When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly with the servers of Google. The content of the "+1″ plugin is transmitted directly to your browser from Google, which is then used to incorporate it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data that Google collects through the button. According to Google, if one does not click on the button, no personal data is collected. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for logged-in members.

The purpose and extent of data collection, the further processing and use of data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and the various possible settings to protect your privacy can be found in Google's data protection guidelines.  If you are a Google Plus member and do not wish for Google to use our Internet presence as a way to collect information about you and to link this information with the membership data about you which Google has stored, then you must log out of Google Plus before visiting us on the Internet.


Use of Twitter Plugins
This website uses Twitter-Buttons (e.g. "Twitter this", "Twitter", "Follow @twitter") provided by the service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When a user visits a page of this website that contains a Twitter-Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the Twitter-Button's content to user's browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Twitter to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider have no influence on the data gathered by Twitter and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Twitter, its buttons doesn't collect any personally identifiable data on users. If you are a Twitter member and do not want Twitter to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Twitter, please log off from Twitter and delete all Twitter related cookies in your browser before entering our website. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as user's rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user's privacy please visit Twitter's privacy policy.

Use of Pinterest Plugins
On our website we use plugins of the social network Pinterest. These are operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, United States. The Plugins are indicated on our website by the Pinterest logo or "Pin it". If you visit one of our websites containing such a plugin, your browser will set up a direct connection with Pinterest servers, whereby in turn the content of the Plugin is transmitted to your browser and integrated in the page shown. A notification that you have visited our website is sent to Pinterest. If you are logged into your personal user account at Pinterest during your visit to our website, Pinterest can associate your visit to our website with this account. Through interaction with plugins, for example by clicking the "Pin it" buttons or writing a comment, this information will be transmitted directly to Pinterest and stored there.
If you wish to prevent this type of data transmission, you must log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our website.
The purpose and scope of data collection and subsequent processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your corresponding rights and possibilities of settings for protecting your privacy can be found in the Pinterest data protection information at this link.

Use of Youtube Videos
Our website contains embedded videos of YouTube. These functions are provided by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. More information can be found here.

Use of Vimeo Videos
Our website contains embedded videos of Vimeo, LLC 555 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011th. More information can be found here.

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google, by downloading the browser plugin under this link.

 
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