Privacy Notice

We thank you for visiting our website as well as for your interest in our products, which is why we take the protection of your privacy and personal data, that you have made available to us, very seriously.
We observe the regulations of the German Data Protection Act. In the following, we would like to inform you about which kind of data we may collect and how we process it.

Which personal data is collected and processed?
You can visit our pages without having to identify yourself. We only store access data without individual-related information such as, e.g. the name of your internet service provider, the page you are coming from or the name of the required file. This data is only evaluated to allow us to improve our offer and permits no conclusions concerning your person.

For which purposes do we collect and process personal data?
We only collect personal data that you have voluntarily made available to us within the context of ordering your goods, when opening a customer account or when registering for our newsletter. We exclusively implement the data you have made available, without your special consent, for the fulfillment and processing of your order.
Upon completion of processing of the purchase contract and complete remittance of the purchase price due, your data will be blocked for any further use and upon expiration of the fiscal and trade regulation terms, as far as you have not explicitly consented to further use of your data. At the time of your registration for our newsletter, your name and e-Mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes and market research, until you unsubscribe the newsletter.

Is personal data forwarded to third parties?
Transmission of your data takes place to the mail-order company assigned to the delivery as far as this information is required for the delivery of goods. For payment processing, we transfer your payment data to the bank responsible for receiving payments.
As far as we advance any funds, we will, for the protection of our own interests, seek a credit report from the SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden. Your issues worthy of protection will be taken consideration of in accordance with legal requirements.
Transmission of your data to third parties will not take place.
Another situation arises and applies if we are obligated to disclosure and transmission of the data based on legal requirements or through adjudication.

Right of Access to Data
According to the German Data Protection Act, you have the right to information, free of charge, concerning your stored data as well as, if necessary, the right of correction, barring or deletion of this data. Should you have any inquiries concerning data protection, please feel free to contact:

Name: Ms. Silke Hausdörfer
Street: Liebigstraße 4
Town: Neustadt / Coburg
ZIP: 96465
Telephon: +49 (0)9568-891458
Email: info (at) howa-spielwaren.de

Newsletter: use, registration, cancellation
When registering for our Newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. The cancellation is possible at any time in your customer account at the point to get information: "Subscribing to newsletter or cancelling newsletter".

Use of Cookies
Within a few areas located on our website, we implement cookies. This allows us to attractively design our website for visitors and to make the use of certain functions possible. In this case it concerns small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of those cookies used are deleted from your hard drive at the moment you end your browser session (so-called session-cookies).
Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to identify your computer during your next visit (so-called long term-cookies). These cookies serve the purpose of greeting your with your user name and in the event of placing a further order, waives the requirement of re-entering your password or having to newly fill out forms with your data. The cookies generated have a run-time of a few months.

You can set your browser to inform you about cookies being set, allowing you to decided case by case whether you decide to accept or decline the cookies to be set, or to exclude the acceptance from cookies in general.
In the event of declining cookies, the functionality of our online shop could be restricted. In the following, you will find a description of how to set the standard browser programs accordingly.

Internet Explorer 6.x: Tools | Internet Options | Privacy | Internet | disable stored cookies | always 'prompt' | OK | OK When visiting a page that uses cookies, a warning will be displayed. When clicking on the "Details" button, the characteristics as well as content of the cookie will be displayed.

Mozilla from 1.4: Edit | Settings | Privacy & Security | Cookies | Cookies When visiting a site that utilizes cookies, a warning will be displayed. After clicking on "Show Details", the characteristics a well as the content of the cookie will be displayed.

Firefox 1.x: Tools | Options | Privacy | Cookies -› 'allow sites to set cookies' and keep cookies-› 'always prompt' | OK. When visiting a site that utilizes cookies, a warning will be displayed. After clicking on "Show Details", the characteristics a well as the content of the cookie will be displayed.

Opera 8: Tools | Preferences | Advanced | Cookies | check the normal cookies combo box and/or Third-party cookies combo box depending on your needs. -› 'choose each cookie individually' | OK.
When visiting a site that utilizes cookies, a warning will be displayed. The text box will display the contents as well as the run-time of the cookie

Data Security
Your personal data is encoded by means of 128 Bit SSL technology and transmitted via the Internet.
Credit card data is not stored, instead, it is directly collected and processed by the payment provider: PayPal / Moneybrookers. Our website and other systems are protected through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.
Access to your customer account is only possible by entering your own personal password.
All of our employees as well as those third party/parties involved in data processing have been obligated to abide to the Federal Data Protection Act and to the confidential handling of personal data.

We reserve the right to change this declaration at any time. It justifies no contractual or other formal claim against or on behalf of a party.

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