Data protection

ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH are serious about protecting your personal data and maintaining data security. Toward that end, we collect, process and use your personal data only in accordance with the principles described below, and we abide by the terms of all national and European laws including, in particular, the Telemedia Act and the Federal Data Protection Act.

 

1. Data Controllers

2. Your Personal Data

3. Data Collection, Processing and Use by Escada SE and Escada Online GmbH

4. Use of the E-Store / Customer Account

5. Use of Logistics Providers and other Service Providers

6. Identity and credit check by selection of Billpay payment methods

7. Use of Contact Forms

8. Newsletter Requests

9. Cookies

10. Use of Web Analytics Tools (Google Analytics/Google Conversion-Tracking)

11. Facebook Like Button / Twitter / Pinterest

12. Retargeting

13. Rights of Access and Revocation of Consent

14. Links to other Websites

15. Security

16. Amendments

 

1. Data Controllers

The data controller for the operation of the ESCADA SE website (referred to below as the “Website”) is

ESCADA SE

Einsteinring 14-18

85609 Aschheim

Deutschland

(referred to below as “ESCADA SE”).

The data controller for the operation of the ESCADA Online Store integrated with the Website (referred to below as the “E-Store”) is

ESCADA Online GmbH

Einsteinring 14-18

85609 Aschheim

Deutschland

(referred to below as “ESCADA Online GmbH”).

 

2. Your Personal Data

Personal data are individual items of information concerning personal or factual circumstances relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. When visiting the ESCADA SE Website or the E-Store, you are not required to disclose to us your personal data. We collect only personal data that you provide to us voluntarily or, as the case may be, with respect to the collection of which you have consented. Such data may include your name, telephone number, mailing address, email address, date of birth, telephone number, bank account number and credit card number.

 

3. Data Collection, Processing and Use by Escada SE and Escada Online GmbH

ESCADA SE collects, processes and uses your personal data exclusively for the purpose of sending you informational materials and for other advertising purposes (including delivery of catalogs, email marketing and off-line direct marketing). Furthermore, you consent to ESCADA SE transmitting your personal data for advertising purposes (including email marketing and off-line direct marketing) to ESCADA Online GmbH. You can revoke this consent at any time with prospective effect without statement of reasons. For details, see § 12. ESCADA Online GmbH collects processes and uses personal data collected during the ordering process in connection with the creation, performance and processing of purchase contracts entered into in the E-Store. Furthermore, address and ordering data are collected and processed for our own marketing purposes. You consent to ESCADA Online GmbH transmitting your personal data for advertising purposes (including email marketing and off-line direct marketing) to ESCADA SE. You can revoke this consent at any time with prospective effect without statement of reasons. For details, see § 12. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH will collect, process and use the personal data disclosed by you only for the purposes specified. We will not disclose such data to third parties without your express consent, except to companies belonging to the ESCADA group as necessary to provide services or perform our contractual obligations.

 

4. Use of the E-Store / Customer Account

ESCADA Online GmbH operates the E-Store and is your sole contract counterparty with respect to all orders from the E-Store. In order to to shop in the E-Store, you can either open a customer account or checkout as a guest without opening a customer account. The customer account is operated by ESCADA Online GmbH. This customer account is intended to facilitate your entry of future orders by automatically populating the order form with information that you entered when setting up your customer account. In doing so, the information entered in the customer account is stored in the central customer database of ESCADA Online GmbH and is also transmitted to ESCADA SE. The transfer of the data to ESCADA Online GmbH occurs only when you initiate the transfer by clicking on the “Register” button in the course of your registration as a new customer. Additionally, with the customer account, ESCADA Online GmbH offers you additional conveniences such as a summary of your purchase history and the creation of a personal wish list in which you can save items for future purchase. You can review, update and augment the information in your customer account at any time. To create your personal customer account, you must provide your first and last name, your mailing address and your email address, and you must select a password of your choosing. The provision of other information is optional. After successful registration, you will automatically receive a confirmation via email.

 

5. Use of Logistics Providers and other Service Providers

To process your order, ESCADA Online GmbH will disclose the necessary personal data to logistics providers DHL, DHL Express and UPS, which will process and use these data in compliance with these data protection provisions, applicable law and all necessary data security measures to fulfill the order. To process your order, ESCADA Online GmbH will also provide your personal data to its fulfillment partner, ESCADA Logistik GmbH. Depending on the method of payment you have selected, the data necessary to process your payment will be transmitted to the respective financial institution, Credit Card Company or PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie, S.C.A. or Sofort AG. All third-party service providers process these data in compliance with the necessary data security measures.

 

6. Identity and credit check by selection of Billpay payment methods

When choosing a payment method provided by our partner Billpay GmbH https://www.billpay.de/endkunden/, you will be asked in the ordering process to agree to provide data required for payment processing and for identity and credit checks conducted by Billpay. After your approval, your data (first and last name, street, house number, postcode, place, date of birth, telephone number and bank account details for Direct Debit) and other data associated with your order will be transmitted to Billpay.

For the purpose of distinct identity and credit check, Billpay or a Partner company authorized by Billpay, transmits data to credit reporting agencies (credit bureaus) and obtains from these information and if necessary additional information on credit checks based on mathematical and statistical methods. This credit check is influenced by your place of residence. Detailed information on this and employed credit agencies can be found in Billpay’s (GmbH) privacy policy https://www.billpay.de/allgemein/datenschutz/.

Furthermore Billpay utilizes when necessary a third party for the settlement and prevention of fraud. Data gained from this third party is encrypted so that the stored data is only accessible to Billpay. This data will only be used when you select a payment option in cooperation with Billpay, otherwise the data will automatically expire after 30 minutes.

 

7. Use of Contact Forms

You can contact ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH at any time via the contact form provided on the respective website. The personal data submitted in this manner are collected, processed and used exclusively for the purpose of processing your inquiry.

 

8. Newsletter Requests

ESCADA SE periodically sends newsletters to persons who have registered to receive them. If you have registered for one of ESCADA SE’s newsletters, ESCADA SE will collect, process and use your personal data exclusively for the purpose of sending you the respective newsletter. For technical processing of the delivery of the newsletter, your email address will be transmitted to Emarsys eMarketing Systems AG, which will process these data in compliance with the necessary data security measures. If you terminate your subscription to the newsletter, your data will be promptly deleted.

 

9. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are transmitted to your computer together with the requested data from the Internet. Such data are stored there to be accessed in the future. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH use cookies for several purposes. We do this so that your order information, such as your virtual shopping cart, is not lost before your next visit to the Website or the E-Store. This is a common practice on Internet websites and is intended for your convenience. Cookies also allow your surfing patters to be analyzed in anonymized form. By way of example, cookies allow recording of the date and time a page is accessed, the URL (address) of the referring website, the pages visited by you, the type and version of the browser used as well as your operating system. It is not possible to attribute this data to any particular person. The data also contain no information from which conclusions can be drawn about individual users. Most browsers are set in such a way that they automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are stored. To do this, you must change the preferences or options for your browser settings. Please review the documentation or the online help function of your browser to learn how you can delete cookies from your computer. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH would like to advise you, however, that doing so may cause some parts of the Website or the E-Store to no longer function properly.

 

10. Use of Web Analytics Tools (Google Analytics/Google Conversion-Tracking)

This Website and the E-Store use Google Analytics as well as Google Conversion Tracking, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics, Google Conversion-Tracking 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) are 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 the website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transmit such information to third parties if required by law or to the extent that such third parties process these data on behalf of Google. In no event will Google connect your IP address with other Google data. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH note that they use Google Analytics and Google Conversion Tracking with the extension, “_anonymizeIp()”, so that your IP address is further processed in truncated form only, which prevents it from being traced directly to a specific user. You can opt out of the collection and use of information by Google at any time with prospective effect by installing the deactivation add-on made available by Google. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH would like to advise you, however, that deactivating or opting out of these tools may prevent you in some instances from fully using all of the functions of this Website or the E-Store.

 

11. Facebook Like Button / Twitter / Pinterest

On the Website and in the E-Store, ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH use social plugins offered on Facebook by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) and by Twitter, Inc.,1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 (“Twitter”) and Pinterest, Inc., Delaware, 808 Brannan Street, 94103 San Francisco, California, USA (“Pinterest”). The contents of the plugins are transmitted directly by Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to your browser and tied to the Website by your browser. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH, therefore, have no control over the scope of data that Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest collect with the aid of these plugins and, accordingly, provide you with the following information that reflects our understanding of how those entities process your data: Through the plugins, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest receive information that you visited certain pages on the websites of ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH. If you are logged in with Facebook or Twitter, those entities can attribute this information to your respective account. It cannot be ruled out, that this is also the case with Pinterest. The same applies if you use a plugin (such as clicking on the “Like” button). In this case, the corresponding information is transmitted to your personal user account at Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest and stored there. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH have no control over the content of the plugins or the transmission of information to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can find further information on the purpose and scope of data processing as well as your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy at the data protection pages of Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/policy.php, Twitter, http://twitter.com/privacy and Pinterest http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/.

 

12. Retargeting

This Website and the E-Store use retargeting technology such as Google-Retargeting offered by Google, Inc. in the United States, but exclusively for marketing purposes. This retargeting technology allows ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH to show you advertising and product highlights on websites of our partners. By displaying these personalized interest-based ads, ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH endeavor to show you interesting and personalized offers rather than impersonal ones. Retargeting technology uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. In this context, no personal data are stored and none of your personal data is combined with user profiles, as required by applicable data protection laws. Most browsers are set in a way that they automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are stored. To do this, you must change the preferences or options for your browser settings. Please review the documentation or the online help function of your browser to learn how you can delete cookies from your computer. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH would like to advise you, however, that doing so may cause some parts of the Website or the E-Store to no longer function properly.

 

You have a right to receive, free of charge, information about your personal data that we have stored. Please direct any such request by email to datenschutz@descada.com or by regular mail to ESCADA Online GmbH, Einsteinring 14-18, 85609 Aschheim, Germany. You also have the right at any time to revoke your consent as described in §§ 3 and 6 with prospective effect by directing your request to: ESCADA Online GmbH, Einsteinring 14-18, 85609 Aschheim, Germany, or datenschutz@escada.com. ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH would be pleased to respond to any further questions you may have relating to the protection and processing of your personal data. You can reach ESCADA SE at datenschutz@escada.com and ESCADA Online GmbH at datenschutz@escada.com. You can also reach ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH at the contact addresses listed in the Impressum (ESCADA SE) or the Impressum (ESCADA Online GmbH).

 

This data protection statement applies solely to the Internet presence of ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH. Our websites may contain links to third-party websites. This data protection statement does not apply to such third-party websites. When you leave the Website or the E-Store, we recommend that you carefully review the data protection policies of every website that collects personal data.

 

15. Security

ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH will take the necessary security measures to protect your personal data against any wrongful or accidental access or erasure, alteration or loss as well as against unauthorized disclosure.

 

16. Amendments

ESCADA SE and ESCADA Online GmbH reserve the right to amend this data protection statement from time to time.