Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

As operator of the Tamaris website, Wortmann Fashion Retail GmbH & Co. KG takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we collect the data, which data we collect and how we use it. We take technical and organisational precautions to sure that we and the service providers operating on our behalf observe data protection regulations.

a) Personal details

Personal data are information that can be used to establish your identity. This includes your name, address, postal address and telephone number. It does not include information that is not associated with your identity (for instance the number of users on our website). You can always use our web presence without revealing your identity.

But we will ask for your name and other personal information if you want to order products or would like to register a customer account. It is entirely at your discretion whether you enter these data. Some information is required for certain actions, for instance to order products. You can tell which information is mandatory, as it is marked with an asterisk denoting a "Compulsory field". If you are asked for other information that is not marked as a "Compulsory field", any information you provide will be voluntary.

b) Collection and processing of personal data

We store your data on specially protected servers. Technical and organisational precautions have been taken to protect these servers against the loss, destruction, access, alteration or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Only a few authorised persons have access to your data. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial management of the servers. Despite our regular checks, complete protection against all risks is not possible.

Your personal data is sent via the Internet in an encrypted form. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) to transmit data.

c) Analysis of IP addresses and other information

When you access out site, our servers store certain information, including IP address, date, time and page views. This information may permit identification of the individual users.

We do not use the IP address to identify users. But we may use the IP addresses we log for (anonymous) statistical analysis. Moreover, we use the information contained in your IP address and other data to prevent fraudulent use and to select the correct regional version of our website.

d) Transfer of personal data to third parties

We only use your personal information provided during orders inside of our company and affiliates or for the fulfilment of orders by the companies we contract. Otherwise we will not pass on your data to third parties without your explicit consent, especially if it is for marketing purposes. We will transfer your data to the requesting and authorised agency in the event that we are obliged to do so by law or court order.

2. Order fulfilment

We cooperate with a number of companies in order fulfilment, for instance for payment services and logistics. We make certain that our partners adhere to the data protection regulations.

a) Fulfilment of payment for orders

We may contract an external service provider to handle fulfilment of payment, depending on the selected method of payment. It will be necessary to transfer your personal data to the respective service provider in the event that payment is made by credit card or PayPal. Order fulfilment will not be possible otherwise.

b) Cookies and web analysis

We take care in the design of our website that its use is as convenient as possible for you. We regularly analyse our website and check where we can continue to improve our Internet presence. To do this, we use the technologies explained below.

c) Use of cookies

We use cookies on our website. A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. Cookies are frequently used to make a website easier to use and more effective. For instance, they are needed in the shopping cart to make sure the technology works.

There are various types of cookie, depending on the content and the length of storage. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies" that are deleted when you finish the browser session. There are also persistent cookies that recognise you as a user. Many of the cookies comes directly from us, although third parties are sometimes also responsible for the storage and analysis of individual cookies ("third-party cookies").

The majority of browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or configure your browser so that it informs you as soon as cookies are sent.

d) Web tracking

We use the services of the firm Webtrekk GmbH, Hannoversche Str. 19, 10115 Berlin (www.webtrekk.com) and Google Analytics for statistical analyses. Webtrekk GmbH is certified by TÜV Saarland for data protection in the area of web controlling software. This certification included an audit of procedures in place to log and process tracking data to ensure their compliance with data protection and data security.

Information is sent by your browser, logged and analysed each time you visit our website. It is used for the purposes of our web controlling. Besides cookies, a pixel integrated in each web page logs the information.

The information collected in this way is used to create anonymous user profiles that can be taken as a basis for web statistics. But this does not involve personal identification of individual users or a combination with other data.

Users are entitled to opt out of this data collection, processing and storage by Webtrekk GmbH at any time, effective for the future. To do this, simply access the following link: Webtrekk - Privacy Policy. The opt-out cookie is placed on your computer when you confirm the link.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94034, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is first abbreviated by Google in the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the EEA (European Economic Area) Agreement. Only in exceptional cases is your full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website, to evaluate your use of this website, to create reports about the website activities, and to provide additional services connected with the website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics is not combined with the other Google data. We use Google Analytics, including the functions of Universal Analytics. Universal Analytics allows us to analyse the activities on our online presence across devices. For this purpose, Google Analytics assigns a pseudonymous user ID to every user, which Google may link to your Google account, for example. You can prevent the cookie storage by a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all functionalities of this website. In addition, you may prevent the transmission of the data created by the cookie related to your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Please note that despite Universal Analytics, the opposition must be explained separately for each device used.
You will find additional information under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en and http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). Please be advised that we have added the code "anonymizeIp();" to Google Analytics on our website, which deletes the last eight digits.

e) Retargeting and remarketing

Retargeting and remarketing describe technologies in which users who have previously visited a certain website will be shown suitable advertising after leaving the particular website. To do this, it is necessary to recognise Internet users beyond a particular website. This system uses cookies by relevant service providers. Historical user behaviour is also analysed. For instance, if a user looks at certain products, these or similar products may be displayed once more on other websites. This is personalised marketing, which means it is adapted to suit the needs of the individual user. This form of personalised marketing does not require any identification of the user, beyond basic recognition. We do not combine the data used for retargeting and remarketing with other data. We use these technologies to place advertisements on the Internet. We draw on external providers to place these advertisements. Among others, we use Google services that enable the automatic superimposition of products that may be of interest to the user. Cookies are used to execute this function. You will find additional information on this technology in the Google Privacy Policy. You can deactivate the use of cookies by Google if you click on the following link: Google opt-out link

3. Communication with Tamaris

There are various ways for you to make contact with us. Among others you can use the contact form on our website or the various social media channels. You are also welcome to subscribe to our newsletter containing regular information.

a) Contact form

You will be asked to provide personal data such as your name and e-mail address if you wish to use the contact form on our website. We collect and use the data provided on the contact form exclusively for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or concerns.

After processing the matter, we will initially save the data in case there are any further questions. We can be instructed to delete the data at any time. The data will otherwise be deleted once the matter has been dealt with completely.

b) Social media channels

You will find links to the social networks Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and the video portal YouTube on our website. The links are shown by the logo of the respective provider.

Clicking on the links will open the social media page in question. This data protection policy does not apply to these pages. Please refer to the privacy policies on these pages as maintained by the respective provider for details; you will find them at:

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy (Google+ and YouTube)

https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

c) Newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from our newsletter. We may request your title, first name and last name in order to address you personally in the newsletter. Insofar as you volunteer your date of birth, you will receive a special e-mail congratulating you on your birthday. This data is not combined with other data.

When you subscribe to the newsletter, you will receive regular e-mail information on current issues and e-mails on special occasions, for example to announce particular promotions. We may personalise and individualise these e-mails based on the information we have stored about you. We ask for your consent to user-based analysis and profiling when you subscribe to the newsletter. We request that you only subscribe to the newsletter if you agree to this analysis and profiling. Your subscription will be cancelled automatically if you withdraw your consent.

Unless we have received written consent from you, we use a double opt-in procedure to subscribe to our newsletter. This means we will not send you a newsletter by e-mail until you have provided your explicit confirmation that you wish to activate the newsletter service. We will then send you a notification e-mail asking you to click on a link in the e-mail to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter.

Accessing the newsletter and clicking on the various links it contains will lead to the collection and analysis of data that is transmitted automatically. A persistent cookie is placed on your computer the first time you click on a link contained in the newsletter. The cookie will be placed once more if it is deleted at any time or if you use a different browser. The cookie means that you will be recognised and your behaviour on our website can be analysed. The information collected in this way is used to produce user profiles. We do this in order to continuously improve the service that you receive and to provide you with even more personal information on our products and promotions. The links in the newsletter contain a random and clear identifier. This numerical value is logged and saved by us or our external providers working on our behalf as soon as you use your computer to access these links and to obtain additional information from our website. The identifier in the link will be combined neither with your name nor with personally identifiable information without your explicit consent. You are entitled to opt out of the collection and analysis of link usage as described above by clicking on the following [Opt-out link]. If you use this right, an anonymous opt-out cookie will be saved in your browser to provide information on your opt-out and to prevent data collection. The opt-out cookie will remain effective in your browser until you use browser tools to delete it. However, you will no longer be able to see that you have opted out if you delete the cookie or use a different browser or computer. This is without prejudice to the analysis of newsletter usage and your consent to receiving the newsletter.

You are entitled to opt out at any time if you do not want to receive any more newsletters. You will not incur any costs beyond your own Internet plan if you wish to opt out. Simply click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter, or send a written message to our data protection officer (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter).

4. Further information

a) Protection of minors

Children and adolescents aged under 18 should not transmit data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians; the use of our online shop by children and adolescents aged under 18 is neither permitted nor possible. We do not ask children to send us any personal data, neither do we collect nor pass on to third parties data of this nature.

b) Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We do not have influence on how their operators adhere to data protection regulations.

c) Information

You have a right to receive information on your stored data and when necessary to correct, block or delete the corresponding data. Please contact our data protection officer in this respect.

d) Contact

You may contact our company data protection officer if you require further information:

Dr Sebastian Meyer

c/o BRANDI Rechtsanwälte

Adenauerplatz 1

33602 Bielefeld

sebastian.meyer@brandi.net

e) Amendment of the privacy policy

The version of the privacy policy is indicated by the date at the bottom. We reserve the right to amend the privacy policy at any time, effective for the future. The most recent version is always available online. Please visit the online version regularly to obtain information on our current privacy policy.

Version: July 2016