The use of our website www.silksofine.com is in principle possible without the need to specify personal data. Derogating rules can apply for the use of individual services which will in this case be separately described in the following. You find the legal provisions for data protection in the German Federal Data Protection Act “Bundesdatenschutzgesetz” (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act “Telemediengesetz” (TMG). Pursuant to § 3 para.1 BDSG, personal data are individual details of personal or material circumstances relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. We will only process your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail, telephone number, etc.) according to the provisions of the German data protection law.

These data give information about the used terminal (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.), the used browser, (Internet Explorer, Safari, Fire-Fox, etc.), the time of your access to the website, the so-called referrer and the quantity of data transmitted. The actual IP address yet not being stored, these data do not make direct references to specific persons.

The following rules thus inform you of the way, the scope and the purpose of the collection, the use and the processing of personal data by

SilkSoFine GmbH, Solitüder Bogen 31, 24944 Flensburg

Telephone: 0049 0461 / 18 26 273

m.schmidt@silksofine.com

We would like to point out that the internet-based transmission of data may involve security breaches, which makes it impossible to completely protect such data against the access by third parties.

1.) IP addresses

The visit of our website (www.silksofine.com) does not lead to the storage of IP addresses which were assigned to you by your internet service provider. However, your IP address will be stored when ordering our newsletter and using the comment feature. You find more information concerning this matter expressed in the respective points further down in this statement.

In addition, the blog software on this website by default also stores the users’ IP addresses for safety reasons (e.g. when commenting). When visiting www.silksofine.com, additional data are also collected from the web server for transmitting data and partly stored in log-files.

2.) Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files which your internet browser saves and stores on the terminal you use. Cookies serve to make the navigation and use of www.silksofine.com as user-friendly as possible. You will find for example that we will in a way recognise you after the multiple use of our online service. This has the advantage for you that e.g. the language you have selected will be set automatically when visiting www.silksofine.com the next time. On our part, these cookies serve to further optimise the website and our services to you. We are unable to establish a connection to you as a user with cookies.

Most of the time, these constitute so-called “session-cookies” which are automatically deleted after you have ended your visit. However, we also use cookies which remain on your terminal for a specific amount of time beyond the browser session (depending on the cookie between one day and five years). When visiting www.silksofine.com again, these cookies then ensure for instance the recognition of the language which you selected during your last visit. These so-called “persistent cookies” are deleted from your terminal by your browser after the specified time frame has expired. We would like to point out that these cookies may also be supplied by third parties.

You can prevent the installation of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We yet point out that you might in this case not be able to make full use of all features on www.silksofine.com.

We use the following different cookies on www.silksofine.com:

a.) Necessary cookies:

These are cookies which we urgently need for the operation of www.silksofine.com. They comprise for example cookies which enable you to log in to the password-protected areas, to use a shopping card, or enable us to offer a service with electronic invoicing.

b.) Analysis cookies:

These cookies allow us to observe and count the amount of visitors on www.silksofine.com. They also enable us to see how visitors “move” on www.silksofine.com, what is being looked at and when the site is being visited. This provides us with the opportunity to optimize the functioning of our website, for example by allowing us to ensure that you as user of www.silksofine.com easily find what you are after. We use “Google Analytics” for this purpose, a service by Google Inc., USA. If you do not want such a cookie to be stored on your terminal or if you wish to delete these cookies, you can find the instructions by clicking on the following link:

http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

c.) Functional cookies:

These cookies are used in order to recognize you when you return to www.silksofine.com. It allows us to establish a personal reference to you and to welcome you with your name and also to display your personal preferences (e.g. the selected language or region).

d.) Targeted cookies:

These cookies trace your visit on www.silksofine.com, the pages you visited coming from our page and which links you followed to reach us. We only use this information in order to make www.silksofine.com and the advertisements displayed on this page even more interesting for you and to personalize them according to your interests.

e.) Affiliate

Furthermore, so-called affiliates are used on www.silksofine.com. These are cookies from third-party suppliers which are installed for marketing reasons. It may be that a cookie is stored on your terminal by the respective supplier. We do not influence the scope of data which the respective supplier collects. This privacy statement does not apply to these third parties. For this reason, we do not assume any liability in this respect.

3.) Server data

For technical reasons, we collect amongst others the following data which your internet browser transmits to us or rather our web-space provider (so-called server log files):

– browser type and version
– the operating system used
– the website from which you visit us (referrer URL) – the website which you visit coming from us
– date and time of your access.

These anonymous data are stored separately from the personal data you potentially specified and therefore cannot be traced back to a specific person. They are used for statistical purposes in order to further optimise www.silksofine.com and our offers to you.

4.) Contact feature

On www.silksofine.com, we provide you with the option to get in touch with us. You can do this amongst others through e-mail or our contact form. In this case we store the information you provide us with in order to process your inquiry. These data are neither passed on to third parties nor synchronised with data which may be collected through other components on www.silksofine.com.

5.) Comment feature

On www.silksofine.com, you can leave comments on individual articles. On this occasion we store for our own safety the IP address of the author/subscriber, in the event that the author violates the rights of third parties through his comment and/or publishes illegal contents. We consequently have an own interest in the stored data of the respective author, the more so as we can be held legally responsible for such infringements. Again, the thereby stored data is neither passed on to third parties here, nor synchronised with data which may be collected through other components on www.silksofine.com.

6.) Use of social plug-ins

On www.silksofine.com, we use so-called “social plug-ins” by the following providers in their respective default integration:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • Bloglovin

It may be that a cookie by a provider of the respective plug-in is stored on your terminal. We do not influence the scope of data which the respective provider collects through the plug-in. Please request information on this matter from the respective provider. If you are no member of the respective provider, the possibility may exist nevertheless that the respective provider obtains and stores your IP address. Please retrieve your rights and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy in this regard from the privacy notices of the respective provider.

a) Facebook

We have integrated the “facebook button” on www.silksofine.com in order for you to be able to share the pages you like with your friends and/or to show that you like them. This is a service by Facebook Inc., USA. You can find more information on the data which Facebook collects in this respect here:

http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=115180708570932#How-does-Facebook-use-cookies

b) Twitter

On www.silksofine.com, we have integrated the “tweet button” by the Twitter Inc., USA to enable you to share our website with friends and to follow us. You can find more information on the data which Twitter collects here:

https://twitter.com/Privacy

c) Pinterest

In order to enable you on www.silksofine.com to set small bookmarks, we use “pins” by the Pinterst Inc., USA. You can find more information on the personal data which Pinterest collects at:

http://de.about.pinterest.com/privacy/

d) Instagram

On www.silksofine.com, you can post and edit pictures you like on Instagram. You can get information on which personal data Instagram collects here:

http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/#

e) Bloglovin

On www.silksofine.com you can register your favorite blogs with the feed reader “bloglovin” and follow other users and their blogs. You can find information on the personal data which “bloglovin” collects for this purpose at:

http://www.bloglovin.com/privacy

If you are member of a social network or one of the above mentioned providers and do not want that the respective provider synchronises the data collected through your visit on www.silksofine.com with the data originating from your membership on their website, you need to log out of the respective social network or provider before visiting www.silksofine.com.

7.) Newsletter

You have the option of subscribing to our free newsletter. With this newsletter, we inform you at regular intervals about the latest news on www.silksofine.com. In order to receive the newsletter you need a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address you register to see whether you are the actual owner of the registered e-mail address and whether its owner is respectively authorized to receive our newsletter. We will do this by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address you register, whose receipt you will then confirm. After confirming the e-mail you will be subscribed to the newsletter on www.silksofine.com.

With your newsletter subscription, we will store your IP address, the date and time of your subscription. This is purely done for safety reasons in the event that a third party misuses your e-mail address and subscribes to our newsletter without your knowledge. We will not collect any additional data for this purpose and these will solely be used for the receipt of the newsletter. Your data will not be passed on to third parties in this case either, nor will we synchronize it with data that may be collected through other components of our website. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. You can retrieve detailed information on the cancellation of our newsletter in our confirmation e-mail and also in every single newsletter. After the cancellation, we immediately delete your data which were collected for the receipt of the newsletter.

8.) Links to websites and other providers

In case you use external links that are offered in the context of www.silksofine.com, this privacy statement does not cover these links as well. Unfortunately we do not influence other providers’ compliance with privacy and safety regulations. We would therefore like to refer you to the data protection conditions stated by the respective providers.

9.) Disclosure/revocation/deletion

If you have questions on the collection, processing and use of your personal data and on their rectification, blocking, deletion or if you would like to revoke a given consent, you can contact us on the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act free of charge:

SilkSoFine GmbH, represented by Managing Director Magdolna Schmidt, Solitüder Bogen 31, 24944 Flensburg

Telephone: 0049 0461 / 18 26 273

info@silksofine.com

We would like to point out that you have the right of rectification of inaccurate data or deletion of personal data insofar as this claim does not conflict with any legal obligation to retain such data.

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