Data protection

Data protection notice

The security of your data is extremely important to us. In most instances, you can visit our website without disclosing any personal information. Your data will only be processed in accordance with legal requirements or with your permission. In addition to the data we are legally allowed to collect and for which you have given us your consent, we will only gather and use anonymous data which contains no personal information for statistical purposes or to improve our internet site.

Our web servers will automatically save the information which your browser sends to us in your server log files. These are type and version of your internet browser, the operating system used, the previously visited site, the IP-address of the accessing computer and the time of the server inquiry. This information cannot be attributed to any specific person by C&A. This data will not be combined with other data sources, the data will automatically be deleted after a short time. For the purpose of further improving the way you surf our website, the information collected in this way will be analysed exclusively for statistical purposes and cannot be traced back to you.

We also use so-called cookies on our website. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves to improve navigation on our website. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your visit to our website. You may prevent the storage of cookies on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your internet browser. In this case however, your experience of navigating our website may be restricted.
Social plugins for various online social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and Pinterest) are integrated into our websites. These allow you to place bookmarks on these sites and share them with other members of the online social networks. You can recognise social plugins by means of the logos that can be seen on the websites of the online social networks.

If you call up a webpage containing these social plugins on our internet site, a direct connection is established with the servers of the online social network and from there the plugin image (which is now visible to you) and associated functions are communicated directly to your browser, which integrates them into the layout of our internet site. If you are logged into the online social network under your username and password at this point, the fact that you are visiting our site is communicated to said network and information to this effect can be assigned to your user account. When you interact with the social plugins, for example if you share one of our sites or use the Facebook "Like" or "Share", the Pinterest "Pin It" or the Twitter "Tweet This" function, the content of our sites will be linked with your profile within the online social network. If you are not a member of the online social network or have logged out from these providers before visiting our shop, there is still a possibility that at least your IP address will be communicated and stored there.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ – text files that are stored on users’ computers and can be used to analyse their usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about users’ usage of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. IP anonymisation has been activated on this website so that Google shortens user IP addresses within the European Union Member States or other Signatory States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the information is transmitted. Only on exceptions shall the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and then shortened. Google shall use this information on behalf of this website’s operator to evaluate the usage of the website by users, create reports about the website activities and provide the website operator with further services associated with the website usage and the internet usage. The IP addresses transmitted from users’ browsers within the scope of Google Analytics shall not be consolidated with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by activating the relevant settings in their browser software. Please note, however, that doing so may prevent the ability to use all of this website’s functions in full. Users can also prevent Google from collating and processing the cookie-generated website usage data (incl. their IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the link below.

The current link is: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

We would like to point out that different data protection guidelines and liability regulations apply for these linked websites offered by third party operators. The storage and use of data by the operators, which occurs when using these linked sites, may exceed the scope of this data protection declaration. Further processing within the connected online social networks, storage time and intended use are defined exclusively by these providers. The following link gives you more detailed information on the social plugins used and the data protection notices of these providers.

Social Plugin Operator of the online social network Data protection declaration of the online social network
Facebook Like / Share Button Facebook, Inc., 1601 South California AvenuePalo Alto, CA 94304, USA www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Twitter Tweet This Button Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA twitter.com/privacy
Pin-It Button Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA pinterest.com/about/privacy/
Google+ Button Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
Youtube Button Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/