1. Data protection at a glance
In the following, we will provide you with a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data through which you may be personally identified. For detailed information on data protection, please refer to our privacy statement, as set out in the following.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the legal notices on this website.
How do we collect your data?
First, we collect your data when you provide it to us. This may, for example, concern data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected in order to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What are your rights regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain information, free of charge and at any time, regarding the origin, recipient and purposes of the personal data stored about you. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notices for details regarding the above and if you have any additional questions regarding data protection. In addition, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your browsing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This is done primarily through cookies and analysis tools. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is usually carried out anonymously; the browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to such analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. For further information in this regard, please refer to the privacy statement below.
You may object to such analysis. We will provide further details on ways to in this privacy statement.
2. External hosting
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This can include, in particular, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access and other data generated through a website.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with our potential and existing clients (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of a safe, fast and efficient provision of our online services via a professional provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and will comply with our instructions regarding this data.
We use the following host:
1&1 IONOS SE
Elgendorfer Str. 57
56410 Montabaur, Germany
Conclusion of a contract for commissioned data processing
In order to ensure that data is processed in accordance with data protection laws, we have concluded a contract for commissioned data processing with our host.
3. General and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with data protection legislation and this privacy statement.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data through which you may be personally identified. This privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (for example, email communications) may give rise to security issues. It is not possible to completely safeguard data against third-party access.
Information about the controller
The controller in charge of data processing on this website is:
Margittes Fashion GmbH
Grosse Brinkgasse 26-28
50672 Cologne, Germany
Telephone: +49 – (0)22 1 – 28 06 59 – 0
The controller is the natural or legal person who decides, either alone or together with others, on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, email addresses etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You may revoke your consent at any time. Just send us an informal email. The lawfulness of any data processing carried out prior to the revocation is not affected by the revocation.
Right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority
In the case of breaches of data protection law, the data subject has a right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. The relevant supervisory authority for matters of data protection is the Data Protection Commissioner in the German Land in which our company is based. For a list of Data Protection Commissioners and their contact details, please click on the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive data, which has been processed by us automatically on the basis of your consent or in the performance of a contract, in a commonly used and machine-readable format either yourself or to have it transmitted to a third party. If you require the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done where technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For reasons of security and in order to protect the transfer of confidential content, for instance any orders or requests you send to us in our capacity as the site operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can ascertain whether a connection is encrypted by checking whether the address bar of the browser has changed from “http://” to “https://” and whether there is a padlock icon in the address bar of the browser.
If SSL or TLS encryption has been enabled, any data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access to information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right, free of charge and at any time, to obtain information about your personal data stored by us, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data where applicable. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notices for details regarding the above and if you have any additional questions regarding personal data.
Objection to promotional emails
We hereby expressly object to promotional and information materials that we have not expressly requested being sent via the contact details published as part of the obligation to include certain legal notices on our website. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited promotional materials are sent, for example by means of spam emails.
4. Data protection officer
Data protection officer as required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Margittes Fashion GmbH
Grosse Brinkgasse 26-28
50672 Cologne, Germany
Telephone: +49 – (0)22 1 – 28 06 59 – 0
5. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.
You can adjust your browser setting to ensure that you will be notified about the placing of any cookies and allow cookies only in particular cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The deactivation of cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are required to implement the electronic communication process or to provide certain features (e.g. shopping cart feature) are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically fault-free and optimised provision of its services. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this privacy statement.
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:
- type and version of the browser
- operating system used
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
- IP address
This data will not be merged with any other sources of data.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for steps prior to entering into a contract.
Getting in touch with us
If you contact us (e.g. via our contact form, by email or by telephone) and send us an enquiry, your data will only be processed for purposes of dealing with the enquiry.
The legal basis for the processing is your express consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.
The data provided by you will remain stored until the purpose for the data storage has lapsed (e.g. once your enquiry has been dealt with) or until you ask us to delete it. If there is a statutory retention period that takes precedence, the data will only be deleted once that period has expired.
7. Google Web Fonts
Our website uses Google Web Fonts. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By using these Web Fonts, we are able to present you with our desired design of our website, regardless of which fonts you have available on your computer. This is done by retrieving the Google Web Fonts from a server located in the USA and the associated transfer of your data to Google. The data in question is your IP address and information on which of our pages you visited. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the best possible representation and transmission of our website.
Google is certified under the US-European Privacy Shield. This data privacy treaty is designed to ensure compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU.
8. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses features of the web analytics service Google Analytics. This is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
Google Tag Manager
On our website we use Google Tag Manager provided by Google (see “Google Tools in general”). Google Tag Manager itself does not collect any personal data. Using Google Tag Manager, website tags can be easily integrated and managed. Tags are small elements of code. The tool triggers these tags, which in turn may log data. This means, for example, that Google Analytics including any opt-out options can be integrated into a website. If tags have been deactivated, Google Tag Manager will take this into account.
On our website we use Google Maps provided by Google (see “Google Tools in general”). Google Maps allows us, for example, to display locations of sales outlets. The processed data includes, in particular, IP addresses and location data of users, which is, however, only collected with a user’s consent. Default settings for location data can, on the one hand, be configured in any browser and, on the other, may have to be manually entered for certain features (e.g. route planner).
Contrary to the legal basis referred to under “Google Tools in general”, the legal basis for processing is the user’s consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR with regard to data provided voluntarily.
We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. Within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated by Google prior to transfer to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it will be abbreviated. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your usage of the website, compile reports about website activities and provide the website operator with further services related to website and internet usage. The IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can change the appropriate settings in your browser software to prevent cookies from being stored. However, we must point out that doing so may mean that you can no longer use the full features of the website. In addition, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent your data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed, which prevents the collection of your data in any future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics.
Google Analytics “Demographics and Interests”
This website uses the “Demographics and Interests” feature of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interest of the visitors of a website. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be linked to a specific person. You can deactivate this feature at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described above under “Objection to data collection”.