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Data Privacy Statement

4. Data Protection

a. Information about the collection of personal data and the provider's identification

Below we have provided information about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data is all data individually related to you e.g. name, address, email address, user behaviour.

The service provider pursuant to § 13 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz (TMG)) and competent authority pursuant to § 3 (7) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)) is Amscan Europe GmbH; see our legal notice for more details.

b. Collection of personal data in the case of informational use

Where the website is used for information only - i.e. if you do not log in to use the website, register with our online shop or otherwise send information to us - we do not collect any personal data other than the information your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website. These are:
- IP-address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Relevant quantity of data transferred
- Website from which the request comes
- Browser
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of browser software.

Furthermore, cookies are saved onto your computer when you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard-drive according to the browser you use; they allow certain information to be passed to the entity that placed the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot carry out programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the overall internet service more user-friendly and effective. If you wish to prevent cookies being used, you can refuse to accept cookies in your browser. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions for details of how this works.

c. Use of our website's functions

Alongside the purely informational use of our website, we offer different services that you can use if you are interested – in particular our online shop. In order to use these services, you will usually need to provide further personal information which will we use to provide the relevant service. If it is possible to provide further voluntary information, this is identified accordingly. We use and process the personal data provided exclusively for the purpose of performing the contract and processing your enquiries and requests.
If you contact the service provider by email or via the contact form, your email address and – if you provide them– your name and telephone number will be saved by us in order to respond to your questions.

d. Newsletter

To subscribe to our newsletter we use the so-called "double opt-in process". This means that, after you provide your email address, we send a confirmation email to the email address provided in which we ask you to confirm that you wish us to send the newsletter. If you confirm your wish following receipt of the newsletter, we will save your email address until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Your email address is only saved so that we can send you the newsletter. In addition, when you subscribe and provide confirmation, we always save your IP address and the time in order to prevent the misuse of your personal data.
The provision of your email address, company name and country is mandatory for the delivery of newsletters. The provision of further, separately marked information is voluntary and is used only for the purpose of personalising the newsletter. This information is also completely deleted upon cancellation.

When you open the first automatically generated confirmation email for newsletter subscription and every newsletter-email, the following information is also transmitted to us:
- Which subscriber opened the newsletter or clicked on links (including the number of clicks)
- The time of the subscription and, if applicable, whether the subscriber has unsubscribed from the newsletter
- Any returns that have occurred (e.g. if the email account is full or non existent).

We use this information to manage newsletter delivery. It is only evaluated for statistical purposes, so that we can optimise our services. By subscribing to the newsletter you consent to the use of this information. Your information will not be used for any other purpose. In particular, your information is not passed to third parties.

We use MailChimp components to send our newsletter. MailChimp is a service provided by the company The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA. The information about you that is saved when you subscribe to the newsletter (email address, name, IP address, date and time of subscription) are transmitted to a server belonging to The Rocket Science Group in the USA. Further information relating to data protection where MailChimp is used can be found here:

You may cancel your consent to the delivery of the newsletter at any time. You can declare the cancellation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter email, by email to or by message to the point of contact detailed in our legal notice. The data provided by you will not be passed to third parties.

e. Data security

We maintain up-to-date technical measures to guarantee data security. These particularly protect your personal data against risks during transmission, as well as from being obtained by third parties. These measures are always adapted in accordance with the current state of technology.

f. Rights to disclosure of information and cancellation

You have the right to demand, at any time, that we disclose what information we have saved about you, as well as the source of the information, the recipients or categories of recipient to whom this information is passed and the purpose for which it is saved.
If you have provided consent to the use of your data you may withdraw it at any time.

Please forward all requests for information, disclosure or objections to data processing to our data protection officer:

Hans Joachim Dionisius
Staufenstraße 5
73773 Aichwald

g. 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: <a href=""></a>.
As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can <a href="javascript:gaOptout()">click this link</a> in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). - See more at: An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you'll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.

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