Data protection declaration and conditions of use

Respecting the personal rights of our customers and partners is a matter of fundamental principle for us. This includes how we handle personal data from your Internet visit. We know that you as an Internet user want your privacy sphere to be protected. We therefore act in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data and for data security. Below, you can find out what data we collect, process and use and for what purposes, what rights of information you have and lots more.

Area of application

This data protection statement applies to the use of the website (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Lamy website’) provided by C. Josef Lamy GmbH (hereinafter referred to as ‘Lamy’). This data protection statement does not apply to the websites of other service providers to which the Lamy website merely refers by means of a link.

Personal data

Personal data are individual details about personal or material circumstances of a specific or determinable natural person. The fundamental personal datum is your name. Your address, bank account, identity card or telephone number, your email or IP address, and information about which writing system you prefer, for example, are also deemed to be personal data if they are connected with your name or can be assigned to your name by us with the means at our disposal. Such data with which it is not possible to determine your actual identity or with which to do so would at least require considerable effort are not, however, deemed to be personal. These include for example the above-mentioned information if we receive it in anonymous form or under a pseudonym and cannot therefore assign it to a natural person.

Anonymity

When using the Lamy website you will remain anonymous unless you voluntarily and at your own discretion provide us with personal data, such as by completing our contact form.

Automatic gathering, processing and use of personal data

On each of your visits to the Lamy website, we will automatically collect information about which IP address is assigned to your computer, which browser and which operating system you use and which areas of the Lamy website you have viewed. These data are stored in log files on the Web server. To protect against misuse of our computer systems, it is necessary to store the IP address of each visitor for a temporary period. If in addition we use the log files to assess general user behaviour for the purposes of advertising, market research or to design our website to meet the needs of users, the IP addresses and the personal data that we have received or stored from the respective user will be rendered anonymous in advance. Otherwise, the IP addresses will be deleted from the log files. As a result, you will in any event remain anonymous in connection with the automatic collection and temporary storage of your IP address. Assessment of the user behaviour, incidentally, means a statistical assessment of the click stream – i.e. which website the user comes from, how long he/she stays on the Lamy website, which areas of the Lamy website are visited and in what sequence, and for what destination the visitor leaves them. This is not to be confused with the collection of use profiles in which the surfing behaviour of a specific person is registered and stored.

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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated 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 this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Other collection, processing or use of personal data

We will only collect, process or use your personal data if you provide such to us voluntarily at your own discretion and this is legally permitted or you have given your consent.

Purpose of collecting, processing or using personal data

We will use the personal data provided by you exclusively for the purposes stated in this data protection statement or expressly agreed with you.

Use of personal data for the purpose of advertising or market research

To nurture the customer relationship with you, we will be interested on occasion in using your personal data for advertising, market research and other purposes. We will, of course, inform you of this in advance and request your express consent.

Passing on, sale or transfer of personal data to third parties

Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or transferred otherwise to third parties unless this is required for the stated or agreed purposes and is permitted without express approval under data protection law or you have expressly given your consent.

Withdrawal of consent

Under the legal provisions you have the option at all times to withdraw your consent for the collection, processing and use of your personal data for the future. To do this, please get in touch with the contact mentioned below.

Use of cookies

On the Lamy website we as a rule use session cookies, which place data for technical session control in the memory of your browser. These data are not personal and are deleted at the latest when your browser is closed. If exceptionally we wish to store personal data in a cookie, we will seek your express consent in advance.

Security measures

Lamy will take technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data will be stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the general public. In certain cases your personal data will be encrypted on transmission by the Transport Layer Security (TLS) (formerly: Secure Socket Layer Technology (SSL)). This means that communication between your computer and the Lamy servers will take place using a recognised encryption method that in the current version at the time is deemed to be secure (at present: TSL Version 1.0, 128 bit). If your browser supports TSL, the transmission of personal data will be protected by this function. In this case most browsers will indicate to you by means of a short dialogue field or by a graphics symbol whether the security protocol is supported. You can find further information under the help function of your browser.
If you wish to get in touch with Lamy by email, please note that the confidentiality of the communicated information is not guaranteed. The content of unencrypted emails can – like postcards – be read by third parties. We therefore recommend you to send confidential information to us only by post.

Right to information

On request we will be pleased to inform you what personal data we store about you, if we do at all. To do this, please get in touch with the contact mentioned below.

Changes to this data protection statement

The fast technological development of the Internet and the changes to the law in the area of data protection make it necessary for us to adapt our data protection statement from time to time to the new requirements. Please therefore take notice of the latest version of the data protection statement. This data protection statement has the status of January 2010.

Contact

If you would like to make use of your rights to information or have any questions concerning this data protection statement or our data protection behaviour on the Web, please contact: Beate Oblau E-Mail: beate.oblau@lamy.de

Conditions of use

The use of Internet sites (hereinafter referred to as "Lamy websites") offered by C. Josef Lamy GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "Lamy") is permitted exclusively on the basis of these conditions. These general terms and conditions of use may be supplemented, modified or replaced in individual cases by other conditions. Use of Lamy websites indicates acceptance of the validity of the current version of these terms and conditions of use.

Content of the online offer

The individual pages of the online offer have been carefully edited and checked. However, Lamy accepts no liability for the currency, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against Lamy relating to damages of a material or immaterial nature caused by the use or non-use of the offered information or by the use of erroneous and incomplete information are excluded as a matter of principle in so far as there is no demonstrable intentional or grossly negligent fault on the part of Lamy. Lamy expressly reserves the right to amend, supplement and delete parts of sites or the entire offer without separate notice or to cease publication at times or entirely.

Liability for external links

Lamy shall only be liable for direct or indirect links to external Internet sites that are outside Lamy’s area of responsibility if Lamy has knowledge of the contents and it is technically possible and reasonable for Lamy to prevent use in the event that the contents are illegal. Lamy hereby expressly declares that at the time when the links were established there were no illegal contents apparent on the linked sites. Lamy has no influence of any kind on the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked sites. Lamy therefore hereby distances itself expressly from all contents of all linked sites that have been changed since the link was established. This statement applies to all links and references that come within Lamy’s own Internet offer. Solely the provider of the site to which reference has been made, and not Lamy, shall be liable for illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of this type of offered information.

Copyright and trademark law

Copyrights and trademark rights for information made available on Lamy websites are due to Lamy alone, in so far as there is no indication to the contrary. Text, pictures, graphics, sound, animations and videos, plus their arrangement on the Lamy websites, are subject to the protection of copyright and other protective laws.



The contents of Lamy websites may not be reproduced, distributed, changed or made available to third parties.



Unless stated otherwise, all trademarks on Lamy websites are protected under trademark law in favour of Lamy. This applies in particular to brands, model designations and logos.

Lamy has striven to observe valid copyrights for all information made available on Lamy websites. Should an infringement of copyright occur nonetheless, Lamy will remove the relevant information once informed or identify it with the relevant copyright. All brands and trademarks named within Lamy websites and, where applicable, protected by a third party are subject without restriction to the provisions of the relevant applicable trademark law and the possessive rights of the respective registered owner.