IGRO Import & Großhandelsges. mbhH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process data only in order to collect, process or use the necessary personal information in order to enable the rational and economically efficient use of our offer. Below you can find out when we store data and how we use the data when you access our internet site. We have taken the appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with the regulations on data protection. In particular, our offers are subject to the provisions of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Tele-Services Data Protection Act (TDDSG).
Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.
IGRO – Import- und Großhandelsgesellschaft mbH
D – 65582 Diez
00 49 6432 / 91 42 0
Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted once you leave our website.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Purpose of Registering
We offer you the opportunity to sign up for our website. The information entered when signing up, as shown in the registration form (Company, VAT No., Contact Person, Street + No., Postal Code, City, Country, Email, Phone) is collected and stored solely for use by our website. When signing up for our website, we also store your IP address and the date and time you registered. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your data to sign up for our site. None of this information is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.
Storage of Data When Accessing Our Site
When you access our site, data are stored on our servers for security purposes that may enable identification, for example, IP address, date, time and the pages looked at. These data are not used in any personalised form. In order to analyse and continually improve the quality of our internet site we carry out statistical analyses each time our pages are accessed. This is also done partly by the use of counter graphics installed on the pages of our site. The data obtained in this way are strictly anonymised so that no conclusions can be drawn concerning the personal data of the users.
Use without Disclosure of Identity
Essentially, you can use our online offer without disclosing your identity. If you participate in our personalised services, you will be asked separately about the data required to perform the services. It is your own decision as to whether you participate in these services and enter the corresponding data.
Transmission of Personal Data to Third parties
As a matter of principle, we do not transmit personal data to third parties. In particular, no data is passed on to third parties for advertising purposes. However, if you use personalised services of our offer, it may be necessary to collect and transmit personalised data to third parties for purposes of performing and processing the service. However, such data will only be stored or passed on to the extent necessary to process orders. For this purpose, it will be necessary to sign an explicit declaration of consent when filling in the relevant form. In addition, third parties to whom your data are forwarded for the purposes of processing orders are also bound by the legislative provisions on handling personal data. If we are required to do so by legislation or a court decision, we will transmit data to those quarters entitled to receive information.
Our web presence contains plug-ins (programmes) from the social network Facebook. These programmes are operated exclusively by Facebook itself. We have made the plug-ins recognisable by means of the Facebook logo and the “Like” button. If you visit a website in our internet presence that contains a plug-in of this nature, your browser will automatically establish a link with the Facebook servers. The contents of the plug-in to the browser will be transmitted via this connection and integrated into the website displayed. The data on your visit to our web presence will be transmitted to Facebook at the same time. If you are simultaneously registered with Facebook via your personal access data, your visit may be assigned to your Facebook account. Through interaction with plug-ins, for example by clicking on the “Like” button or leaving a comment, this information will be transmitted to Facebook directly and stored there. If you wish to prevent data being transmitted in this way, you will have to log out from your Facebook account before visiting our internet presence.
If you have any questions in the collection, processing or the use of your personal data and/or on information on, the blocking or deletion of data, please contact email@example.com.
We will never use your data to create user profiles of any kind.
Use of Google Analytics with anonymization
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site.
The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf.
Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Use of Pinterest
Our website employs the services of pinterest.com. Pinterest.com is a service of Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the “Pin it“ button integrated into our website, Pinterest is informed that you have accessed that particular page of our site. If you are logged into Pinterest, Pinterest can associate your visit to our site with your Pinterest account and thereby create a link to the data collected. Pinterest stores the data that is transferred through clicks on “Pin it“ buttons. You can find more information with respect to the purpose and extent of data collected, how it is processed and used as well as your rights in this regard and what settings you can use to protect your privacy by consulting the Pinterest data protection policy, which you can access at http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/.
To prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our website to your Pinterest account, you must first log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our site.
Links to Other Websites
If our internet pages contain links to the offers of other service providers, we cannot guarantee that, or accept liability for, these internet pages also comply with the provisions of the law. For further details, see the relevant pages with the help of the provider’s data protection declaration about the relevant applicable data protection standards.
On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data.
Last updated: April 2018