Data Privacy Statement

In general, you may use our website without stating personal information. However, if prompted, you may provide personal information on a voluntary basis on our website such as name, ZIP code, phone number or email addresses. In the event that you sign up for personalized services offered by ALBA Group plc & Co. KG, your registration records will be used for market research, advertisement and for the further development of our electronic services provided that you consented thereto. We will use any of your personal information received in connection with your query only for the purpose to provide a satisfactory response thereto. As your query may concern affiliated companies of ALBA Group plc & Co. KG (which are companies that are affiliated with ALBA Group plc & Co. KG within the meaning § 15 of the German Stock Corporation Act), your personal information provided in that regard may be passed on to such companies. However, your personal information will not be provided to third parties without your explicit authorization. You may withdraw such authorization at any time with respect to the future.

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as e-mails, via the Internet, because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties. Accordingly, as the Web site provider, we shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a consequence of such security risks or for any related acts of omission on our part.

We oppose the use of any available contact information by a third party for sending unsolicited advertisements. As the Web site provider, we reserve the express right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

Usage of Cookies

In order to offer you an attractive user experience we use so-called „Cookies“ on several sub pages. These are small text files that are saved on the computer. At the end of a browser session these files usually are erased from the hard drive (“session cookies”). The so-called “permanent cookies” will stay on your computer and enable us to recognize you on your next visit.

We do not allow partner companies to survey, process or use personal data from cookies. You have the opportunity to block permanent cookies from your computer through specific browser settings. That however might limit the functionality of our services.

Facebook Plug-ins

Our website also contains programs („plug-ins“) oft he social network Facebook. Those are exclusively run by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). Those plug-ins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “like” button.

By visiting a page that contains a Facebook plug-in the browser connects to Facebook servers and transmits content of the plug-in to your browser that is implemented in the shown web page.

Information of your visit is forwarded to Facebook. If you are logged-in to your Facebok profile during your visit, Facebook may connect your visit directly to your personal user profile. Through interaction with the plug-in, e.g. clicking the “like” button or leaving a comment this information is directly forwarded to Facebook and saved by Facebook. If you want to prevent this data transfer, please log out from your Facebook account before visiting our website.

For information about reason and extend of data usage by Facebook, the further processing of your data, as well as for further information about your rights and privacy options please visit the privacy notices of Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

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.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html. 
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

We also use Analytics to statistically evaluate data originating from AdWords and from the Double-Click-Cookie. Should you not wish this function to b eenabled, you may deactivate this feature at the ad settings manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

Contact Forms

Various subpages of our web presence offer you the opportunity to enter information and send us a message. To use these services, you need to enter your name, post code, and provide a valid e-mail address. Further personal data is not mandatory. The provided personal data will only be used to answer your query. There will be no forwarding to third parties or other usage.

Contact person for data usage

Should you have any questions concerning surviliance, processing or usage of your personal data or want correction, clearance or modification of data please don't hesitate to contact:

Sven Alex
Manager E-Commerce