Privacy policy

We take the protection of your personal data seriously. Since we attach great importance to data protection we adhere strictly to the legal provisions, particularly those of the Federal data protection law (BDSG) and the German teleservices data protection law (TDDG), during data acquisition, processing and use.

1. Data acquisition, processing and use

You can visit our website without leaving any personal data behind. Your personal data is only stored if you give us such in the process of registering, for example, or for the purposes of executing a contract. On no account is the data sold.

2. Data processing on this website

Standard access data that your browser transmits to us – browser type/version, used operating system, referrer URL (the last page visited), host name of the accessing computer (IP address), time of server enquiry – is stored for every request for a file on the websites of and

We are not able to allot this data to specific people. After statistical evaluation the data is deleted.

Personal data is only stored if such is given to us in the process of registering, for example, or for the purposes of executing a contract.

We use the collected data exclusively for our internal order process and pass it on to third parties for that purpose, if applicable. This might, for example, be necessary for dealing with payments or to a supplier which will deliver the ordered goods to you. Data passed on in this way may only be used by the recipient to fulfil the task with which it is charged; no other use of the information is permitted.


We use so-called cookies to gear our offer more accurately to your wishes and to acquire statistical data about the use of our website. Cookies are small text files that can be stored on the computer you are using in the memory of your Internet browser by a website. In particular, cookies allow the Internet browser to be recognised again. Our website cookies do not collect any personal data about you or your use. You can delete cookies yourself at any time by calling up the corresponding menu item or by deleting the cookies on your hard drive. Details on this matter are given in the help menu of your Internet browser.

3. 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 (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the “_anonymizeIp()” method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can 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:

4. Data security

We encrypt your personal data to prevent unauthorised access to it.

5. Right to information

You have the right to information about the data stored about you at any time, to the origin and receipts as well as the purpose of its storage. You can obtain information about the stored data from the Data Security Officer of Gerd Hofer GmbH at:

6. Further information

If you would like further information about data security please get in touch with the Data Security Officer any time at