Privacy

A warm welcome to Exquisa!
Thank you for your interest in our internet presence and our company. We take the protection of your personal data and the safety of your private sphere very seriously. We collect personal information to a limited extent and only where necessary for:

  • Sending you information about us and our products in newsletters 
  • The organisation of competitions 
  • The processing and answering of requests (contact form) 
  • For the protection of our company 
  • For the improvement of our service
  • For the prevention, exposure, and investigation of potentially prohibited or illegal activities 

In order to ensure that you are fully informed in relation to your personal data that we collect and make use of on our website, we have gone to great effort to compile this information for you in a complete and comprehensible manner. We would like to assure you that all the necessary technical and organisational steps are taken for the purpose of protecting your data.

In accordance with Section 15 of the current version of the Teleservices Act, you, as a visitor to our website have the right to object to the collection, processing and use of your (anonymously recorded) visitor information – as described below in paragraphs 1 and 3 – effective for the future. Please send your objection by email to datenschutz@exquisa.com. You may furthermore contact us via the same email address or via the contact information provided on our Legal Notice page if you have further questions on the topic of privacy.

1. Anonymous Data Collection

You can visit our website without having to disclose who you are. For technical reasons, we automatically collect and store server log data transmitted by your browser: 

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (previously visited page)
  • IP address (spam protection, unique assignment)
  • Time of your visit

The data recorded by the server can and will not be connected to natural persons. The log data is automatically deleted following a statistical analysis. Please understand that server log data is essential for the safety and the protection of our online presence.


2. Collection and Processing of Personal Information

For technical reasons, the software on our homepage stores all information you voluntarily provide via input masks, (e.g. during the registration process, when leaving comments, etc.). That applies specifically to links, comments, email addresses, and other details and content you voluntarily provide with full knowledge. You are free to provide false information. In the event of misuse of our offering, attacks or publications of illegal content, the collected information shall be forwarded to the relevant authorities upon request.

2.1 Contact Form

The contact details you provide in the contact form, e.g. your title, first name, last name, email address, street address, postcode, city, and your message will be stored and used exclusively for the purpose of individual
communication with you and to process your requests.

2.2 Newsletter

We will use your email address to send you our newsletter, provided you have given your consent to do so. You can rescind your permission at any time with future effect free of charge by sending an email to datenschutz@exquisa.com. The newsletter contains information about our latest promotions, offers, and news.Your email address will remain saved in our system until you decide to unsubscribe from our newsletter, or you rescind your permission for its use by us. You can unsubscribe at any time by following the relevant link included in each newsletter or sending us an email to that effect.

2.3 Competitions & Sweepstakes

You have the option to participate in our sweepstakes and competitions. Where your participation necessitates the provision of personal information (e.g. your name and your postal address), we will use this information exclusively for the organisation of the sweepstakes or competition in accordance with the relevantly applicable conditions of participation.

3. Cookies

The software installed on our servers uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in your computer's internet browser as a temporary file. These cookies allow us to create a more user-friendly, effective, and safer online presence – for example to accelerate your navigation on our platform. Cookies furthermore allow us to monitor the frequency of visits to individual pages and general navigation. You can specify the settings for the length of time that cookies can be stored, when they should be deleted, and whether they should generally be refused via the setting options in your browser. Please read the relevant instructionsprovided in your browser. Please note that these settings may prevent you from using all available functions of our website.

4. Use of the Data Traffic Analysis Tool etracker

This website uses technology provided by etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes. From this data, user profiles can be created under a pseudonym. This procedure may rely on the use of cookies (see point 3). Cookies allow the recognition of internet browsers. The data collected using etracker technology will not be used without the separate permission of the relevant person to specifically identify the visitor of this website, and will not be collated with the personal information of thepseudonym's bearer. You can rescind your permission at any time with future effect free of charge at: https://www.etracker.com/privacy?et=vP3DSE

5. Use of Social Plugins

5.1 The "2 Click Solution"

We have integrated so-called plugins of social networks in our online presence. In their standard version, these transmit to e.g. the Facebook server without your active involvement or your permission information regarding the specific page of our online presence you are currently visiting.

That is why we have implemented the privacy-friendly 2 click solution by the IT specialist publishers heise.de for our social media buttons. Any data exchange with social networks, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc. on our online pages is prevented unless the visitor gives his explicit consent by clicking these buttons.

The share buttons for social networks on our online pages are deactivated by default. If you wish to recommend a specific page, you will first have to click the relevant button to confirm that the information is to be transmitted to Facebook & Co. Clicking it once will activate the button. Only then will our software establish communications with the social network of your choice.

Clicking one of these buttons therefore means that you provide your permission to transmit information to the relevant social network operator. Your permission will, however, only apply for that particular page. The deactivated button will reappear when you visit any of our other pages. You can therefore use social networks without providing them with the information needed to create a full surfing profile.

5.2 Facebook Plugins

We have integrated so-called plugins of the social network facebook.com  (hereinafter "Facebook") in our online presence. Facebook is a company of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

If you have a Facebook profile and are logged in at Facebook during your visit to our online presence, Facebook will recognise the information transmitted via the plugin and assigns the information regarding your current visit to a specific page of our online presence to your Facebook profile– provided you have given your express permission to do so by activating our 2 click solution. If you now activate one of the plugins, e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or by leaving a comment, this information will be forwarded to your personal user account with Facebook and stored there.

The Facebook privacy policy contains detailed information about the collection and use of your information by Facebook, about your relevant rights, and about the setting options for the protection of your personal information.

5.3 Google "+1" button

We use the "+1" button of the social network Google+ (Google Plus) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043 USA, (hereinafter "Google") on our website.

Upon receipt of your consent via the 2 click solution, Google will log your browser history when a "+1" button is displayed for up to two weeks for system maintenance and error correction purposes. A further analysis of your visit to one of the pages of our online presence using a "+1" button will not occur.

Clicking the "+1" button while you are logged in at Google+ (Google Plus) will result in Google logging information regarding the URL you have recommended, your IP address, and other browser-related information to allow the logging of your "+1" recommendation and its publication – provided you have given your consent to do so via our 2 click solution. Your "+1" recommendations may be used as tips in conjunction with your profile name and picture in Google services, e.g. in search results or in your Google profile ("+1" tab in your Google profile), or in other locations on websites and adverts on the internet.

You will find the Google privacy statement regarding the "+1" button and additional information about the capture, transmission, and use of data by Google and your relevant rights and profile setting options via the following URL:https://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html.

5.4 Twitter Button

We use features of the short message service Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter "Twitter") on our online pages. The function "Re-Tweet" allows the assignment of the web pages you visit to your Twitter account and the announcement of your activity to other Twitter users – provided you have given your consent via the 2 click solution. The process will also transmit other data to Twitter.

We, the providers of this website are not informed by Twitter regarding the scope or content of the transmitted data, their use or purpose. For more information, please read Twitter's privacy statement at twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter via the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

5.5 Pinterest

We use features provided by the social image network Pinterest owned by Cold Brew Labs, Inc., 2041 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA (hereinafter "Pinterest") on our online pages. The images on the online pages you visit will be connected to your Pinterest account and linked to the pinboard via a link – provided you have given your consent via the 2 click solution. The process will also transmit other data to Pinterest. Additionally there are the so-called rich pins for films, recipes and products.
These are automatically enriched with information about the photos and graphic images. The images must have first been pinned on a partner website, for which the partner has inserted some additional data of his own into the meta data, e.g. price, availability, and ingredients.

Here too we must point out that we as the provider of this online presence have no further information regarding the data transmitted or their use by Pinterest. For more information please read the Pinterest privacy statement at http://about.pinterest.com/privacy/.

6. Right to Information

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to request information regarding your stored private data and the right to correct, block, or delete this information. Please write an email to datenschutz@exquisa.com or use the contact information provided in our Legal Notice to contact us directly. You will have to provide identification documentation to verify who you are, before we can give out any personal information. Please let us know the exact information you are looking for so as to speed up the process.

7. Data Security

Any personal details you provide in input fields are transferred via the internet using SSL encryption technology. We protect our website and other systems with technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, unauthorised access, manipulation, and the dissemination of your personal information by unauthorised third parties.