We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. Below we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. Your data is protected within the framework of the legal regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Below you will find information on what data is collected during your visit to the homepage and how it is used.
Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible
Responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
quintessenz GmbH & Co KG
The full imprint is available here . The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
The person responsible has not appointed a data protection officer for his company.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible), we use an SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line.
Data collection when visiting our website
If you visit our website without registering or providing us with any other information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to show you the individual websites
The individual pages of our website (URL)
Date and time at the time of access
Amount of data sent in bytes
Source / reference from which you came to the page
Operating system used
IP address used (possibly in anonymous form)
Processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are specific indications of illegal use. Server log files that are not anonymised are automatically deleted after seven days at the latest.
Our website is stored by a hosting service provider who provides us with infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services. With this we have concluded an order processing contract. Data processing is carried out for the purpose of ensuring the operational readiness of our website, in which we have a legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In addition, the server log file data is also collected from third parties (see below).
We use so-called cookies on our website. These are small text files that are stored on your device. If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values to the individual extent. Some of the cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the content of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). The session cookies we set are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser the next time you visit. These are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either to implement the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit. Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browser under the following links
Internet Explorer: windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies  ;
Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py ;
If you contact us electronically (e.g. via the contact form or email), personal data will be collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. We cannot process your request without this mandatory information.
All other details are optional. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, then an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The legal basis for your voluntary information is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been finally clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention requirements. We have commissioned a service provider to carry out our e-mail communication, who provides us with infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services. With this we have concluded an order processing contract. Data processing is carried out for the purpose of ensuring the operational readiness of our email communication, in which we have a legitimate interest, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you monthly information about our goods, services and offers. Your e-mail address is required for sending the newsletter. The provision of any other data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. Before activating the newsletter, for security reasons, we will check your email address using the so-called double opt-in procedure. We will send you an e-mail with a confirmation link once. This is only valid for a limited time. After clicking on this link, you will be activated for our newsletter.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. When registering for the newsletter, we save your IP address as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace a possible misuse of your email address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for the newsletter will only be used for advertising purposes in the form of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided in the newsletter or by sending us a message. After unsubscribing, your email address will be deleted from our newsletter mailing list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use the data beyond that, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration . Without your data, we cannot send you the newsletter.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user's computer and that enable an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Our website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the "_anonymizeIp ()" extension, which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and prevents it from being directly linked to a person. The extension will shorten your IP address from Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. In these exceptional cases, this processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install:
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain, if you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again):
Deactivate Google Analytics
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again. The anonymized data obtained is stored for a maximum of 14 months. The data is then automatically deleted. Google, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
Rights of those affected
As a data subject, you have the following rights:
Confirmation of data processing
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether your personal data will be processed. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 15 GDPR.
You have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 15 GDPR.
You have the right to request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you immediately. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 16 GDPR.
You have the right to request the immediate deletion of your personal data. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 17 GDPR.
Restriction of processing
You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 18 GDPR.
You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have this data transmitted to another person responsible by us. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 20 GDPR.
Withdrawal of consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time if the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a or Art. 9 (2) lit. a GDPR is based. The data processing until the revocation remains legal. The revocation only applies to the future. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 7 (3) GDPR.
You have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 77 GDPR.
Right to object
You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, which we process based on our overriding legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) lit. E or F DSVGO), for reasons that arise from your particular situation To make an impact for the future. The requirements for this can be found in Art. 21 DSVGO.
Storage period of personal data and deletion
Unless a different storage period is mentioned, we store the data as long as it is necessary for its intended purpose and there are statutory retention requirements. According to legal requirements, the data is stored for 6 years in accordance with Section 257 (1) HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with Section 147 (1) AO (books, records, management reports, Booking vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.). After the retention period has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract and / or that we have no legitimate interest in further storage.
Changes to this data protection declaration
This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of May 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can call up and print out the current data protection declaration at any time here.