1. Gathering, Processing and Use of Personal Datan
You may visit our site without entering any details to your person. We do collect information that has no bearing to your immediate person, such as information on your ISP, the site from which you were referred and the name of the requested page. This data is exclusively for the purpose of improving our website and provide no further private information. Personal data will only be collected if you agree to this in the course of your registration in conjunction with an order. We use your personal information gathered in the order process for this process exclusively. When the purchasing contract has been fulfilled, all personal data will be deleted, unless this data is to be kept for future orders, as expressly agreed to by the customer. If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes, until such time that you choose to cancel this service.
2. Third Party Use of Personal Data, Credit Assessment
Third party use of your personal data will occur with the transfer of this information to the assigned delivery company, should delivery be required. To resolve payments, your payment data will be provided to the relevant credit institute tasked with the transaction. If wares are to be delivered before payment, in order to protect our interests, we reserve the right to undertake a credit assessment through the SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden. Your right to privacy will be respected to the full extent of the law. A transfer of information to other third parties will not occur.
3. Data Security
Your personal data will be encrypted via a 128-Bit SSL connection and transferred via the internet. We protect our website and other systems through technical and organisational means against data loss, destruction, access to, and alterations of your data by unauthorised parties. Access to your personal account is only possible by entering a valid username and password. You should keep your access information secure at all times and remember to log off and close your browser when you have finished using our website, especially if you share a computer with other users.
On several of our pages we utilise cookies to make the use of our website more user-friendly and to allow certain functions. Cookies are small text-files that are saved on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard-drive after you leave our website (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your hard-drive and allow us to recognise you on your next visit, retaining things such as username and preferences and you are saved from filling in forms again. The created cookies have a data-life of 365 days. Our partner-businesses are not authorised to access your cookie information or to use this data to gain your personal information. You can set your browser to inform you about the creation of cookies and to be given the option on a case by case basis. If you choose not to accept certain cookies, the functionality of our website may be inhibited for you. The following instructions allow you to alter the cookie settings for your particular browser:
Internet Explorer 6 und 7:
Choose Tools and then Internet Options
Click the Privacy tab
Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
For more specialised cookie settings click on Advanced
Click on Tools, then Options (or Edit | Preferences on Linux)
Select the Privacy icon in the left-hand panel
Click on Cookies.
Choose your preferred settings.
Note that the option to block third-party cookies has been removed from Firefox 2's user interface. Firefox 2 users who wish to limit allowed cookies to those set by the originating website can use about:config to modify the preference network.cookie.cookieBehavior to "1". To modify this property simply type "about:config" (without quotes) in the Location Bar, press Enter and modify the value in the resulting page.
Other options for the network.cookie.cookieBehavior preference are set out below:
"0" All cookies are allowed. (Default)
"1" Only cookies from the originating server are allowed.
"2" No cookies are allowed.
Go to Tools in the main menu
Go to Preferences at the bottom of the File menu (or press Alt+P to access them directly).
Click Privacy and select one of the available options.
In addition to choosing different settings for first-party ("normal") and third-party cookies, you may edit cookie settings on a domain/server basis or even edit individual cookies by clicking the "Manage cookies" button.
5. Right of Information
According to the German data protection act you have a right to request any information on your stored data as well as a right to have this data blocked or deleted on request.
6. Withdrawal of Consent
You may have given the following express consent during the course of your order process. We would like to inform you that you can withdraw your consent at any time.
- I want to receive interesting product offers via email. My email address will not be disclosed to any other businesses. I can withdraw my consent to use my email address at any time, by writing to datenschutz@ThomasGardener.de and requesting that the subscription be cancelled.
7. Point of Contact in Data Privacy Matters
For questions pertaining to the gathering, processing and use of your personal data or for general enquiries, access, blocking, deleting of data, withdrawal of consent, we ask that contact us at:
Thomas Gardener GmbH & Co.KG
Managing director: Thomas Eckholdt
Am Kaiserkai 30
Telephone: +49 (0)40 800 80 88-0
Telefax: +49 (0)40 800 80 88-66