Data protection declaration
1. Subject of this data protection declaration
We are pleased that you have taken an interest in our internet presence and the offers on our websites www.batonrougeguitars.com, www.lamanchaguitars.com and www.bestacoustics.eu. The protection of your personal data (hereafter 'data') is a very important matter to us. Therefore, we would like to let you know in this declaration what data is collected and how we process and use this data.
2. Responsible authority/service provider
The responsible authority in the sense of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) (Federal Data Protection Act) and the service provider in the sense of the Tel-emediengesetz (TMG) (German Telemedia Act) is Reinhardt GmbH ('us'), cf. our disclaimer. Please direct questions or comments regarding this data protection declaration or general data protection to the following e-mail address: info(at)bestacoustics.eu.
3. Collecting and using your data
The extent and type of collection and use of your data varies according to whether you only visit our internet presence to call up information or whether you make use of the services we provide (contact form; trader login):
a) Visiting our website
When visiting our internet presence it is generally not required for you to enter your personal data. Rather, in these cases we only collect and use data about you which is automatically transmitted to us by your internet browser, such as: ∗ date and time one of our websites was visited ∗ your browser type ∗ the browser settings ∗ the operating system used ∗ the last site you visited ∗ the amount of data transferred and the access status (the data transferred, file not found etc.) as well as ∗ your IP address We collect and use this data during such visits exclusively in a non-personal manner. We do this in order to enable you to use the internet sites you have called up, for statistical purposes and in order to improve our internet offer. We only save the IP address for the duration of your visit, there is no personal evaluation.
If you send us a message using a contact form we save the details you enter (for example, your name and e-mail address) in order to be able to process your request.
We use Session Cookies (also designated as temporary Cookies), meaning Cookies which are only interim stored for the time you use our internet sites. The purpose of these Cookies is to continue to identify your computer during your visit to our websites when switching from one of our websites to another and to be able to determine the end of your visit. These Cookies are deleted as soon as your browser session ends.
You can define whether Cookies can be used and called up through the settings in your browser. You can fully deactivate the storage of Cookies, restrict them on certain websites or configure your browser so that it automatically informs you when a Cookie is applied and asks your permission. In order to use the full functionality of the website it may be required for technical reasons to permit the use of Session Cookies.
We do not collect or store personal data in Cookies in this context.
5. Google Analytics
It is important to us to design our websites as optimally as possible and therefore make them attractive to our visitors. To this end, it is important that we know which parts of them appeal to our visitors and in what way.
The IP address transferred from your browser in the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data by Google.
You can prevent the storage of Cookies with the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case, it is possible that you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
Furthermore, you can prevent the transfer of the data created by Cookies and on your use of the website related data (inc. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugins available via the following link:
6. Facebook Social Plugins
Some of our websites also use the social plugins by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. Cali-fornia Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ('Facebook'). Among other things, these enable you to visit our Facebook fan page and/or recommend content on our website to other Facebook users even without visiting the Facebook fan page ('like') and to make comments. It is possible that even when visiting our website the information is transferred to Facebook that the pages containing the social plugin were called up by you. If you are logged into Facebook at this time, it is possible that any visit to our website as well as all your interactions in connection with the social plugin are assigned to your profile there and also stored by third parties. Even if you do not have a Facebook profile it cannot be certain that your IP address will not be saved by third parties. If you do not want your IP address and further information connected to your data saved with Facebook we recommend that you log out of Facebook before visiting our site and delete any Cookies set by Facebook on your computer or use a 'Facebook Blocker' in order to prevent the transfer of data to Facebook. In regard to the purpose and extent of this data collection as well as the processing and use of data by Facebook we refer to their data protection guidelines:
7. YouTube Social Plugin
On some of our websites we also use social plugins by YouTube LLC ('YouTube'), an affiliate of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ('Google').
It is possible that even when calling up the affected website a connection is made with YouTube and the DoubleClick advertising network of Google. In certain circumstances, information about the Cookies stored on your end device can be transferred to this company. If you call up videos embedded in our website pages this can trigger further data processing procedures over which we have no influence. If you are logged into YouTube or other Google services at this time, the visit to our website and all of your interactions in connection with the social plugin among other things, are assigned to your profile there and also stored with third parties. Even if you do not have a YouTube or Google profile it cannot be certain that your IP address will not be saved by third parties. If you do not want your IP address and further data to be connected to your data stored with YouTube or Google we recommend that you log out of YouTube and Google before visiting our website and delete any cookies set by Google, YouTube and DoubleClick on your computer. In regard to the purpose and extent of data collection as well as the processing and use of the data by YouTube and Google we direct you to their data protection guidelines:
8. Revocation and objection rights
We would like to point out that you can revoke any data protection consents with us at any time with effect in the future. You can also revoke any - in the scope of this data protection declaration - subsequent creation of user profiles by us for advertising and market research purposes at any time. The best way to do this is to send an e-mail to: info(at)bestacoustics.eu.