Legal Information

Legal Information

Black Star GmbH
Heidelberger Strasse 65/66
12435 Berlin
GERMANY

Phone: +49 (0)30 53 02 398-0
E-Mail: infoatcotton.de

Managing Director: Thomas Schönhoff
Registrated at Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg HRB 198023 B

VAT-ID: DE812534841

 

Disclaimer and Data Protection

 

Liability for Content

We make every effort to keep the information on our Web site current, but accept no liability whatsoever for the content provided. Pursuant to §7 par. 1 of TMG (German Tele-Media Act), the law limits our responsibility as a service provider to our own content on these Web pages.

According to §§8 to 10 of TMG, we are not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on our Web site. However, we shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. Our liability in such an instance shall commence at the time we become aware of the respective violation.

 

Liability for Links

Our site contains links to third-party Web sites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these Web sites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers.At the time third-party Web sites were linked to ours, we found NO GROUNDS WHATSOEVER of any likely contravention of the law. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.

 

Copyrights

The content and works provided on these Web pages are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator.

 

Data Protection

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as e-mails, via the Internet, because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties. Nevertheless, we shall safeguard your data, subject to this limitation. In particular, personal information will be transmitted via the Internet only if it does not infringe upon third-party rights, unless the respective party has given its prior consent in view of such security risks. Accordingly, as the Web site provider, we shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a consequence of such security risks or for any related acts of omission on our part.

We oppose the use of any available contact information by a third party for sending unsolicited advertisements. As the Web site provider, we reserve the express right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

Personal information we collect

We collect various personal information regarding you or your device. This includes the following:

The emails and other communications that you send us or otherwise contribute, such as customer support inquiries.

Information you share with us directly.

Information from your use of our services. This includes: IP addresses, preferences, information about your browser, network or device and information about how you interact with our website.

How we use your personal information

We use the personal information we obtain about you to:

Communicating with you. Communicate with you, including by sending you emails about your transactions and Service-related announcements.

Surveys and newsletters. Administer surveys, newsletters and other promotions.

Customizing the Services. Provide you with customized services. For example, we use your location information to determine your language. We also use cookies and similar technologies for this purpose.

Improving our Services. Analyze and learn about how the Services are accessed and used, evaluate and improve our Services.

Security. Ensure the security and integrity of our Services.

Third party relationships. For example, sharing your information with our stock, transporters like UPS and IT partners.

Complying with law. Comply with applicable legal requirements, such as tax and other government regulations and industry standards, contracts and law enforcement requests.

We process your personal information for the above purposes when:

Consent. You have consented to the use of your personal information in a particular way. When you consent, you can change your mind at any time.  

Performance of a contract. We need your personal information to provide you with services and products requested by you, or to respond to your inquiries. In other words, so we can perform our contract with you or take steps at your request before entering into one. For example, we need your email address so you can sign in to your account.

Legal obligation. We have a legal obligation to use your personal information, such as to comply with applicable tax and other government regulations or to comply with a court order or binding law enforcement request.

Legitimate interests. We have a legitimate interest in using your personal information. In particular, we have a legitimate interest in the following cases:

o To operate our business and provide you with communications to develop and promote our business.

o To analyze and improve the safety and security of our Services - we do this as it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in ensuring our website is secure, such as by implementing and enhancing security measures and protections and protecting against fraud, spam and abuse.

o To provide and improve our service.

o To share your personal information with business partners and other companies (e.g. our stock keeping partner or IT providers) that help us provide and improve our services.

o To anonymize and subsequently use anonymized information.

Protecting you and others. To protect your vital interests, or those of others. 

How we share your personal information

We share personal information in the following ways:

Affiliates. We share personal information with our affiliates when it is reasonably necessary or desirable, such as to help provide services to you or analyze and improve the services we or they provide.

Business partners.  We may share personal information with business partners. For example, we may share your personal information when our Services are integrated with their Third Party Services. For example, our stock keeping partner, UPS or other transporters, our bank and IT providers.

Following the law or protecting rights and interests. We disclose your personal information if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, protect our or others’ rights, property or interests.

Business transfers. If we're involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition or sale of some or all of our assets, your personal information may be transferred as part of that deal.

 

Your rights and choices

Where applicable law requires (and subject to any relevant exceptions under law), you may have the right to access, update, change or delete personal information.

You can access, update, change or delete personal information (or that of your End Users) by contacting us at info@cotton.de to request the required changes.

How we protect your personal information

While no service is completely secure, we are dedicated to keeping personal information safe. We employ security measures such as using firewalls to protect against intruders.

How we retain your personal information

We retain personal information for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, for example, to comply with our legal obligations, to protect us in the event of disputes and to enforce our agreements and to protect our and others’ interests. Personal information will otherwise be deleted.

How to contact us

If you have questions, comments or complaints about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices or if you would like to exercise your rights and choices, please email us at info@cotton.de