Privacy Policy

1. Introduction
s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG takes the protection of personal data very seriously, and would like you to feel safe when visiting our website. As a rule, you can visit our website without needing to submit any personal data. Personal data is only collected when you supply it on your own initiative, for example when taking part in raffles, requesting services, participating in surveys or fulfilling a contract. s.Oliver and companies affiliated with s.Oliver may use this voluntarily supplied data for advertising purposes via mail. This includes the use of data by vicarious agents and service providers commissioned by s.Oliver to operate the website in our name. Should you object to this use of your data, you may dissent for example by sending an email to info@soliver.com or via mail to s.Oliver Bernd Freier GmbH & Co. KG, s.Oliver-Straße 1, 97228 Rottendorf.

2. Validity of data protection regulations
These data protection regulations apply to the s.Oliver website and to the websites of all companies affiliated with s.Oliver. These websites may contain links to external sources not covered by our data protection regulations. We have no influence on the content of other providers' websites linked from the s.Oliver website. Therefore, we can accept no guarantee or liability for such content. The respective provider or operator is invariably responsible for the content of these web pages. The linked web pages were examined for possible statutory violations and recognisable infringements at the time the links were inserted. No illegal content was recognisable at the time the links were created. However, the content of the linked pages cannot reasonably be checked on an ongoing basis unless there is concrete evidence of infringements. Should we become aware of statutory violations, the respective links will immediately be removed.

3. Confidentiality of your personal data
s.Oliver guarantees the confidentiality of your personal data by ensuring that our personnel are bound to secrecy and that our security measures are up to the latest technological standards; moreover, the company's data protection officer and internal auditing department ensure that the data protection regulations are complied with.

4. Use of your personal data
The personal data sent to us via a website (e.g. name, address or email address) is only used to correspond with you and only processed for the purpose for which you made the data available to us.

We would be pleased to send you customised information about the world of s.Oliver. Insofar as you have expressly accepted it, we will also collect, store, process and use your data for marketing campaigns, especially for newsletters, text messages and phone campaigns; moreover, we will forward your data to third parties commissioned by s.Oliver, where the data is stored, processed and used according to the above mentioned purposes on behalf of s.Oliver.

You may object to further use of your data by s.Oliver for advertising purposes anytime by sending a notification to s.Oliver or by emailing to info@soliver.com. We will immediately cease sending you further advertising material upon receipt of your objection.

5. Data transmitted by browser/internet technology
Your visits to our websites are recorded. The IP address currently used by your PC, the date and time, the browser type and your PC's operating system are recorded along with the pages viewed. The data is only recorded for the purposes of data security. The data is not evaluated in any other way except for statistical purposes, in which case it is kept anonymous. Neither are any personal surf profiles or similar created or processed.

6. Cookies
Our web pages use 'cookies' for several purposes. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are deposited on your computer and stored by your browser (locally on your hard disk). Thanks to cookies we are able to analyse how users move through our web pages. Thus, we can adjust our website's contents to the needs of the users. Moreover, cookies enable us to evaluate the efficiency of individual advertisements and to place them depending on the thematic interests of the users.

We use two different types of cookies: 'session cookies' and 'persistent cookies'.

Session cookies are temporary cookies; they are automatically deleted when the browser is closed.

In addition, data is stored in persistent cookies and deposited on your computer when you visit our websites. Such cookies are automatically deleted from your computer when their period of validity is reached or if you delete them yourself before their validity expires. All persistent cookies used by us expire within 6 months.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Usually, you can also modify your browser settings if you prefer not to send such information. Doing so, however, you will not be able to use the offers of our website in full. You determine the extent to which you wish to accept cookies. Please use the support functions of your browser to accept, decline, see or delete cookies.

Visitors of this website may to their data being collected and stored by means of cookies anytime for the future.

(By clicking on this button, I object to data being collected and stored by means of cookies anytime for the future.)

7. Econda GmbH
In order to provide a demand-oriented website design and to optimise this website, anonymous data is collected and stored through solutions and technology from econda GmbH (http://www.econda.de). Such data is used to create user profiles under pseudonyms. For this purpose cookies are used with which it is possible to recognise internet browsers. Without the express permission of the visitor, however, user profiles are not linked to the data about the bearer of the pseudonym. In particular, IP addresses are rendered unreadable as soon as they are received. Thus, it is not possible to associate user profiles with IP addresses. Visitors of this website can here to the collection and storage of their data anytime for the future.

8. Use of Facebook social plugins
The brand site www.soliver.com uses plugins of facebook.com, the social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ('Facebook'). The plugins are marked with the Facebook logo or with the addition 'Like it on Facebook' or 'Like s.Oliver on Facebook'.

When you enter a website of our internet presence containing such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of Facebook. Facebook transmits the information contained in the plugins directly to your browser, which will integrate the plugin into a website. By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that you have visited the corresponding site of our Internet presence.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook is able to associate this visit with your Facebook account even if you have not confirmed the 'Like' button. Everytime you interact with plugins, e.g. when you click on the 'Like' button, or when you post a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. Even if you do not have a Facebook account, Facebook is able to collect data about you, e.g. your IP address.

In Facebooks' data protection policy, you will find additional information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as on your related rights and the setting options available to protect your privacy. Should you wish to prevent Facebook from collecting your data while you visit our Internet presence, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. In addition, you can install blockers for your browser through the use of add-ons.

9. Use of Google+ social plug-ins
Our Internet presence uses the Google +1 plug-in from Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043), identified by the corresponding ‘+1’ symbol. When you visit a website which contains such a plug-in, your browser will connect to the Google servers. As a result, the content of this plug-in button is forwarded and therefore Google also receives the information that you have visited our website.

We have no influence over the data which is compiled by Google. If you would like further information about the purpose, scope and use of your data and how ‘+1’ works, you can access this at http://www.google.com/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/. If you have a Google user account and do not wish the above-mentioned information to be passed on to Google, you must log out of Google before accessing websites which have a relevant plug-in.

If, during a visit to a website which uses Google +1, you are logged into your Google Plus account or another Google account and become active by clicking on social plug-ins or online comments on such a homepage, then information about these activities will be transmitted to Google. You will find further information about data protection in relation to Google +1 at: http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1319578&rd=1



Updated: 04.08.2012