kumkju Commitment to Data Privacy Protection

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to kumkju. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data may be collected, how that data may be used and safeguarded, and with whom the data may be us.

Personal data

Through our internet sites, kumkju GmbH & Co.KG will not directly collect any personal data about you (such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide it (such as by registration, subscription survey or order placement), or unless otherwise required by applicable laws and regulations.

Non-Personal Data Collected

When you access our internet sites or use our applications, we may automatically (that is, not by registration) collect non-personal data (such as type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the internet site which directed you to our site, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates or third parties to monitor the attractiveness of our internet sites and mobile applications, improve the performance or content, tailor content for you or for other marketing purposes.

Purpose of Use

We may use your personal data to respond to your inquiry or request, to process your order or to provide you with access to specific information or offers, as well as to support our existing or potential customer relationship with you.   kumkju may store and process personal data (on our own or via a third party on our behalf) and share it with our worldwide affiliates (meaning entities controlled by, controlling, or under common control with kumkju) to understand  better your business needs and how to implement and improve our business practices, products and services. We (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about an offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers’ needs.  We may collect, use, disclose, and share your information:

  • as provided herein;
  • with your consent,
  • where it is necessary to carry out your instructions;
  • to prepare, negotiate or perform a contract with you;
  • as reasonably necessary  to provide our features and functionality to you;
  • to create and administer your account;
  • to verify your identity in connection with the other purposes listed here;
  • to communicate with you regarding employment;
  • when we reasonably believe it is required by law or  governmental or judicial authorities;
  • as reasonably necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense, to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, including attacks on kumkju’s information technology systems, or protect the rights of kumkju or others;
  • for those purposes that were identified at the time the data was collected; and/or
  • for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected.

We may employ third party companies and individuals to host or support our Internet sites, applications, or the services to which they relate.  These third parties may have access to your information to perform such tasks.  We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to other third parties, except to as described.

To the extent required to help us fulfill your orders or requests, we may share personal data with others, such as our business partners, postal/logistics companies, or customs agents/authorities.

We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence.  We may transfer your information if we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets.

“Cookies” – Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer or Device

When you view one kumkju’s internet sites, we may store some data on your computer or device in the form of a “cookie” to recognize automatically your computer or device the next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, such as by allowing us to tailor an Internet site to match your interests better or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. By visiting our sites, you consent to the placement of cookies in your browser and device in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your device or computer hard drive, to block all cookies, or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.  If you do decide to block cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the site features.

To the extent that our internet sites do collect personally identifiable information about an individual’s online activities, these sites may, in our discretion, be configured to allow collection of such personally identifiable information over time and across different Internet sites.

Use of Third Party Analytics

Our Internet sites use a variety of third party analytics in order to improve the site, identify errors, and/or customize the information included in the site.  In order to exclude your computer or device from the data aggregation and analysis by third parties due to your visit to this Internet site, a cookie will be placed on your machine. While the cookie contains no personal data, it enables third parties to recognize your preference.  To manage your preferences regarding the analytics cookie, please click here.

Marketing

In addition, we may advertise using online marketing technology. In doing so, a third-party will place or read a unique ad-serving cookie on your computer or device and will use non-personal information about your browser and your activity at this site to serve kumkju ads on their content network. The ad-serving cookie is a persistent cookie.

kumkju’s e-mail communications may include web beacons to determine whether the emails have been opened or whether any included links have been clicked on.

Do Not Track

At this time our Internet sites do not recognize or respond to “Do Not Track” browser signals.  For more information on “Do Not Track”, please visit your browser’s support page.

Children

This website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen.  We will not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent, pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child.

Security

To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, use, or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, kumkju is using reasonable physical, technical and organizational security measures.  Unfortunately, there is no complete assurance of security in transit or storage of any information that you transmit. Your information may be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of the physical, technical, or organizational assets.

Questions and Comments

kumkju will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or desire to review and update your personal data, please click on “Contact” and send us your questions and feedback.

We may make changes to the privacy policy from time to time and will post changes to our Privacy Policy on this page. Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

Links to Other Internet sites

This Privacy Policy only applies to those sites and applications that include a link to this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to other sites owned by kumkju that either have or link to a separate Privacy Policy or Privacy Statement, or that have or link to no Privacy Policy or Privacy Statement.

kumkju’s Internet sites and mobile applications contain links to other Internet sites, which sites may have their own privacy statements or policies. kumkju is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Internet sites.

Trademarks and Copyrights

kumkju GmbH & Co. KG retains all rights regarding its trademarks, trade names and brand names,  including all such rights to all of the graphics, logos, page headers, scripts, service marks or other marks as may appear on this Site (“Trademarks”), each of which is protected by German law and other jurisdictions. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit distribute or modify the Trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this Site, without the prior written consent of kumkju GmbH & Co. KG. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on this Site is strictly prohibited. All Trademarks not owned by kumkju that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by, kumkju.

Unless otherwise indicated, this Site and its contents, including without limitation, the information, data, software, photographs, images, text, graphics, logos, illustrations, designs, and other material and compilations (collectively, the “Content”), are the exclusive property of kumkju GmbH & Co. KG and/or one of its affiliates or third-party providers and are protected by the German copyright law or other German and international intellectual property laws.