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Privacy Policy

Proper handling of your information with due regard to your personal rights as well as observance of your right to informational self-determination when using your personal data is a major concern to us. Collection, processing and use of your personal data conform to relevant legal provisions, particularly to European data protection directives and their implementation in national laws. Work In Progress reserves the right to adapt this privacy policy to amended statutory provisions and regulations at any time. Please keep up with changes to our privacy policy by accessing it on our website using the appropriate link. 

(1) Automatic collection, processing and use of personal data 

(1.1) Web service log files 
When you access the web pages of our website with your browser, our online shop server automatically stores the information required for the operation of a web service in log files, including the name of your browser, the name of your internet service provider, the IP address of your PC, the address of the web page from which you accessed our online shop, the name of your operating system, the web pages you visit on our website, as well as the date and duration of your visit. This information is temporarily stored in the log files and automatically deleted afterward. The purpose of this storage is, in case of a problem, to enable an analysis of activities which possibly caused the fault. 

(1.2) Cookies 
Our online shop uses session cookies, which are small files transferred to your PC by the web server. These files are used to track your movement from page to page in our online shop or to manage a shopping cart. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. To disable this function, please change the corresponding settings of your browser. If your browser does not accept any cookies, you might not be able to visit all the web pages of our online shop without any trouble. To place an order, it is necessary for you to set your browser to accept session cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. The web analysis tool that we use, Google Analytics, stores a permanent cookie on your PC, when this function is enabled by the browser settings. A permanent cookie can be reread the next time you visit our website. To prevent this, you can delete the permanent cookie after your visit to our website. 

(1.3) Web analysis tool Google Analytics This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. To protect your privacy, this website will render your IP Address anonymous before it is transferred to Google. Only in exceptional cases your IP address will be transmitted in full length and rendered anonymous by Google in the US.

The operator of this website has commissioned Google to use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address collected by Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our online shop.  The deletion of permanent cookies after a visit to our online shop will not result in any impairment.

Regardless from your browser’s cookie handling, you can opt out from any collecting, transfering and processing of Google Analytics related data (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a Browser Plug In available from this link.

(1.4) Market research and optimization of our website 
To optimize our website and our advertising, we store individual usage data under pseudonyms. This will not result in our contacting you personally with advertisements. In addition, it is prohibited by law to combine these usage data with information on the bearer of the respective pseudonym. However, if you do not want us to collect and analyze your usage data in this manner, you can opt this out by sending a simple e-mail to orders@edwin-europe.com

(2) Collection and use of your information

(2.1) Information for processing your order
To enable optimum processing of your order, we collect and store information required for business purposes and communicate it, if required, to the companies (payment, logistics, shipping) involved in the completion of your order. 

The payment process is handled by an external service provider. For this purpose you will temporarily be redirected to the service provider’s website when you place your order (check out). Basically Work in Progress does not collect or store your credit card information your Paypal or Postfinance account information. Payment information may temporarily be stored as an exception only for returns or complaints and only if you provide this information to us. 

We will use your e-mail address to send you status information about your order. As an unregistered shopper, you will be asked to state your e-mail address with every order. It will not be used for any other purpose unless you expressly consent to this. 

(3) Further privacy policies 

(3.1) Controller of the data file 
The controller of the data file in terms of data privacy is the company stated in the site notice. This company is responsible solely for the web pages published on the domain shop.edwin-europe.com, however not for partner company web pages which may be linked from web pages of our website. 

(3.2) Linked web pages 
The respective partner company is responsible for data privacy on linked web pages. Please refer to the website notice information or privacy policy of the linked website. Please direct any queries or requests in connection with your rights as a person concerned with regard to access, correction, deletion and disabling to the corresponding controller of the partner company. 

(3.3) Privacy officer 
Work in Progress has appointed a privacy officer who can provide you with information about all data privacy issues at Edwin Europe GmbH. If you have any questions about data privacy, please feel free to contact our privacy officer directly: 

DSB Datenschutz Extern
Reinhard M. Novak 
Katharinenstr. 13 79104 Freiburg Germany
Tel. +49-761-58539335