Data Privacy

LEUCHTTURM handles your personal data for processing orders and insofar as it is necessary for this purpose relays it to third parties, for example distributors. We acquire information on your previous payment practices from InFoScore Consumer Data ltd., Rheinstr. 99,76532 Baden-Baden. LEUCHTTURM further uses your data for advertising purposes and, if applicable, relays address data in list form for its own marketing purposes and for the marketing purposes of partner companies.

You can revoke the passing on of your data for advertising purposes at any time. In accordance with the German Data Protection Act you have the right to access information concerning data stored about you free of charge, as well as the right to correct, block and delete this data. Please address enquiries to:

LEUCHTTURM Albenverlag

Mr. Thomas Hoffmann
Am Spakenberg 45
21502 Geesthacht
Germany

eMail: service@leuchtturm.com

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Cookie Policy

What are Cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files saved on your personal Computer, Tablet and on Mobile device.
A cookie is a file that allows a website to recognize a user via a browser after the first visit. We use cookies to keep track of your shopping cart, to display recently viewed items, to provide you with relevant product recommendations and also to remember you when you return to our website.

Our Cookie policy:
Our cookies never contain personal data. Cookies are not a security risk for your data. Cookies are not constantly running applications; they will not copy or obtain files on your computer, besides they are not able to transmit viruses.
Many sites use cookies to simplify their offers for the users and to increase their usability: for example the cart of our online store or displaying site-directed advertising. If cookies are disabled, only a limited use of specific web offers will work.

Why we use Cookies:
There are many reasons why we use cookies. They range from an automated log-in to the facilitation of online purchases, for the optimization of websites, eg. by matching an offer to the special needs of a user. Cookies allow website operators to constantly update their offers to their customer’s needs and interests.

Which Cookies do we use?
We have different cookies set by our website:

1st Party Cookie
First-party cookie is a cookie also known as persistent cookie. Persistent (permanent) cookies are stored on your computer and cease to be valid only if their assigned expiration date has passed. Depending on that date, a persistent cookie could be valid for a few seconds, over days to several of years.

3rd Party Cookie
A third-party cookie is a tracking cookie set by a third party. The advantage of 3rd party cookies, however, is that you must not install a code on the landing page. Therefore, 3rd party cookie tracking is technically easier than 1st party cookie. Google AdWords uses 3rd party cookies to determine the conversion rate. Google Analytics for example uses 1st party cookies.

If you like to know more about cookies, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Cookie list:

Cookie Name Description of usage
PHPSESSID The Cookie is retained for up to 5 hours. This information will appear on the page that the user entered but not anymore on the following page.
SID_VIEWEDARTICLE This cookie can remember the articles that you visited on our website before. The cookie is retained for 1 year.
ID Doubleclick is used to report on response rates and effectiveness of our banner advertising campaigns. Any data passed through Doubleclick is anonymised statistical data. The cookie is retained for 2 years.
etcnt_146105 This site uses technologies of etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect data for marketing and optimization purposes. This data can be saved using an anonymous user profile. The cookie is retained for 30 days.
awXXXX An Affiliate Window cookie is used to track websites which are sending customers to our website from theirs so that we can reward them for the referral. When a customer clicks through to our website from an affiliate site a cookie is dropped on that website’s server. When the customer actually arrives on our site, we drop a cookie onto your computer to track the source and the destination. There is always only 1 Affiliate Window cookie on your PC per transaction. An Affiliate Window cookie captures click date / time, IP address, affiliate ID, click reference, product ID. The cookie is retained for 30 days.

Managing Cookies:

Windows PC

Google Chrome Click on Tools and select Options. Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab and locate the "Privacy" section, and choose the "Content settings" button. Click the "Cookie settings" tab and choose your preferred settings.
Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x, 9.x Choose Tools and then Internet Options. Click the Privacy tab. Move the slider to choose your preferred settings.
Mozilla Firefox Click on the Tools tab on the menu areas of your browser. Choose “Options” from the drop down menu and a pop up window will appear with tabs along the top. Select the privacy tab. You should now have some options for Tracking and History. Choose the History under the drop down menu, select “Use customer settings for history” if you wish to adjust your cookie settings.
Opera Go to Tools in the main menu. Go to Preferences at the bottom of the File menu. Click Privacy and select one of the available options.

Apple Macintosh

Apple Safari Choose Preferences from Safari menu. Select Security icon. Cookie settings will be shown on the screen. Choose your preferred settings.
Mozilla Firefox Choose Preferences from the Edit menu. Select Privacy & Security, and then select Cookies. Choose your preferred settings.
Opera Go to Opera in the main menu and select Preferences (or press Alt+P to access them directly). Select Privacy.
Google Chrome Choose Preferences from the Explorer menu. Select Receiving Files options. Select Cookies and choose your preferred settings.

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How is the data transmitted to LEUCHTTURM?

Personal data such as names, addresses and credit card information are relayed over a secure, encrypted SSL mode (Secure Socket Layer) connection. If you use a browser with a security function such as Microsoft Internet Explorer from Version 2.1 on or Netscape Navigator from 2.0 on, the data sent to us will be encrypted.

Should you have technical problems with the relaying of the encrypted data or if you are still unconvinced that the transmission is secure enough, please send an e-mail to service@leuchtturm.com or you can reach us from Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on the following number:

Tel.: +49 4152 / 801 - 0

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What security measures are taken by LEUCHTTURM to guarantee the safety of your personal data?

  • • We make no use at all of 'executable contents' such as Active X.
  • • We do not store credit card details but delete them after processing an order.
  • • We use a secure SSL mode (Secure Socket Layer, 128 BIT) data transmission to relay your personal data.
  • • We will both allow you to inspect data stored on you at any time and delete it for you on request.
  • • We send you emails to inform our customers about new products etc. only on your express wishes and discontinue these as soon as you request.
  • • The password-protected area 'Your Account' gives you the possibility of inspecting and updating the data we store on you at any time. Your password can also be changed at any time.
  • • LEUCHTTURM is a member of trusted shops, the most important test certificate for online shops.

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What further options do you have for protecting your data?

Check whether the secure SSL mode data connection is active. You can see this from the URL (Internet address in the command line of your browser). The 'http' becomes 'https' for secure connections.
A padlock will also be displayed in the lower border of your browser.

You can receive more detailed information by bringing up the properties of the site with your right mouse button, allowing you to read about the nature of the site's security certificate.

You can further protect yourself by adjusting your browser's security settings. For example, with the majority of browsers you can receive a warning when transferring from secure to non-secure mode, when an invalid web ID is received from an Internet site to which you wish to send data or when cookies are going to be stored on your computer. Check your browser's security settings and get the appropriate advice.

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Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses Cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In advance your IP-address is being shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or another Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your IP-address will be transferred in full to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the website operator Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can avoid 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. In addition you can avoid the collection of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP-address) as well as the processing by Google by clicking the following button:

Google Analytics Optout

For more detailed information on this please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html (general information regarding Google Analytics and data protection). Please note that on this Site Google Analytics has been amended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to warrant an anonymous collection of IP-addresses (so called IP-Masking).

For further enquiries concerning the security of your data send us an email: service@leuchtturm.com or you can reach us from Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on the following number:

Tel.: +49 4152 / 801 - 0

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