Data protection

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data includes all data by which you can be personally identified. You can find further information on data protection beneath this text in our data protection declaration.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

Data processing on this website is performed by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the legal notice of this website.

How do we record your data?

Some data is collected after you have provided it. This may be data which you have entered into a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically recorded by our IT system when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). Data recording takes place automatically, as soon as you access our website.

For what purposes do we use your data?

Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have in terms of your data?

You have the right to receive information regarding the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address specified in the legal notice with regard to this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analytical tools and tools by third-party providers

Your browsing behaviour can be evaluated on a statistical basis when you visit our website. This takes place primarily using cookies and with analytical programs. Analysis of your browsing behaviour generally takes place on an anonymous basis; your browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find more detailed information on this in the following data protection declaration.

You can refuse this analysis. We will provide you with more information on your options to object in this data protection declaration.

2. General information and compulsory information

Data protection

The operators of these websites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data in confidence and in accordance with the legal obligations and this data protection agreement.

When you use this website, a range of personal data is recorded. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. The following data protection declaration explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this occurs.

We would also like to draw your attention to the fact that data transfer online (e.g. in communication by email) may involve security breaches. It is not possible to completely protect this data from being accessed by third parties.

Note to the responsible body

The body responsible for data processing on this website is:

Simm´s Collection GmbH
Neckarstraße 5
64853 Otzberg

Telephone: +49 (0) 6162-9449535
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or similar).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke any consent you have provided at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of data protection violation, the party affected is entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the German federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to information at no cost regarding your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address specified in the legal notice with regard to this and other questions on the subject of personal data protection.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The websites use ‘cookies’. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies play a role in making our range more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you next visit.

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are used and so that you only allow cookies in individual cases, refuse cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to perform the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of article 6, paragraph 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. In as far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing browsing behaviour) are saved, these are handled separately in this data protection agreement.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b of the General Data Protection Regulation, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up enquiries. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

Processing the data entered into the contact form takes place exclusively based on your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing operation carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. once we have completed processing your enquiry). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional functions on the website. We use the data entered for this objective only for the purpose of using the offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory fields requested during registration must be specified in full. If they are not specified, we will reject the registration.

For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or in the event of technically necessary changes, we use the email address provided during registration to inform you in this manner.

Processing the data during registration takes place exclusively based on your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can revoke any consent you have provided at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data collected during registration is saved by us for as long as you are registered on our website, and is ultimately deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Data processing (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or amendment of the legal relationship (inventory data). This takes place in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b of the General Data Protection Regulation, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data regarding the use of our websites (usage data) only insofar as this is necessary to enable the user to use the service or to charge for it.

The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transfer when concluding contracts for online shops, traders and goods dispatch

We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary within the framework of the processing of the contract, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or to the credit institution entrusted with the payment processing. Further transfer of the data will not take place, i.e. only when you have explicitly permitted the transfer. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission, e.g. for advertising purposes

The basis for data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b of the General Data Protection Regulation, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Data transmission upon conclusion of a contract for services and digital content

We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary within the framework of the processing of the contract, for example to the credit institution entrusted with the payment processing.

Further transfer of the data will not take place, i.e. only when you have explicitly permitted the transfer. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit permission, e.g. for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b of the General Data Protection Regulation, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Comment function on this website

In the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, details of when the comment was created, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored.

Saving IP addresses

Our comment function saves the IP address of the user making the comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are activated, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.

Storage duration of comments

Comments and their associated data (e.g. IP address) are saved and remain on our website until the content that has been commented on has been fully removed or the comments have to be removed for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).

Legal basis

Saving the comments takes place exclusively based on your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can revoke any consent you have provided at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by email. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

4. Social media

Facebook plugins (like and share button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is created via the plugin. This allows Facebook to receive the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content on our website with your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that as the website provider, we will not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this on Facebook’s data protection policy, at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

5. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

This site uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts takes place in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online range. This represents a legitimate interest under article 6, paragraph 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the Google data protection policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Using the Google Maps function means it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The website provider has no influence on this transfer of data.

The use of Google Maps takes place in the interests of an appealing presentation of our online range and ensuring that the places we indicate on the website are easy to find. This represents a legitimate interest under article 6, paragraph 1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation.

More information on handling user data can be found on Google's data protection policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.