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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

Liability for contents

The contents of these Internet pages was created with the utmost care. However, we cannot assume liability for the content being correct, complete and up-to-date. In accordance with Section 7, paragraph 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) we, as a service provider, are responsible under general legislation for our own content on these pages. However, in accordance to  Sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we, as a service provider, are not responsible for monitoring information transferred or stored by third parties, or researching circumstances that may sugest an illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block  usage of information under general legislation remain unaffected. Any liability in this regard is, however, only incurred from the moment in time that knowledge of the specific breach of law is obtained. Upon discovery of any corresponding infringements of this type we will remove such content immediately.

Liability for links

Our offering contains links to external third-party websites on whose contents we have no influence. For this reason, we are not able to accept any liability for this third-party content. The provider or operator of these linked sites remains responsible for their content at all times. The linked sites were all verified at the time that the link was created for any possible legal infringements. No illegal contents were discernible at the time the link was established. Permanent checking of the contents of the linked websites is, however, unreasonlable without suspect that there has been a breach of the law. Upon discovery of any corresponding infringements we will remove such links immediately.

Copyrights and other property rights

The entire contents and works created for our website - unless expressly indicated otherwise -are our property and protected under copyright law., This  includes texts, pictures, graphics, audio and video files. The reproduction, processing, dissemination and any form of utilisation beyond the limits of copyright law require the written approval of Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG. Downloads and repeoductions of this site may only be authorized for private, non-commercial purposes. Insofar as the contents on this site were not created by the operator, third-party copyrights are to be respected. 

If a violation of copyright should nonetheless come to your attention, we ask you to inform us accordingly. The content will be immediately removed upon discovery of any corresponding  infringement. Let it hereby be noted that abuse of our copyright or other protection  rights may entail legal consequences under civil and/or criminal law. 

Call up of legal information

You can call up our reference to legal information on this Internet page at any time. We will also publish future changes to our legal information. The permanent Internet address for this page is:

www.ritter-sport.de/en/legal_notes.html.

Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is important to us. 

Protecting your privacy is important to us. For this reason, we would like to inform you in the following about how we collect and process your personal data when you visit our websites, and the purposes for which we use this data

Download our public privacy policy here as a PDF.

What data is collected and used when you visit this website?

You can visit the RITTER SPORT website without providing any personal information. We only save  access data without reference to persons. These  data are used for the sole purpose of improving our site and do not allow us to draw conclusions as to your person.

Web analysis with etracker

This website uses technology of etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect and save data for the purposes of marketing and optimisation. User profiles can be created under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this. Cookies are small text files which are saved locally in cache of the Internet browser of the visitor, Cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser.The data acquired with the etracker technology will not be used to identify visitors of this website personally and will not be merged with personal data by the holder of the pseudonym without the specific consent of those involved. The data collection and storage may be refused here at any time with future effect.

Facebook Social Plugins (e.g. “Like” button)

Our website uses what are known as social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) provided by the social network Facebook, run by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or the words “Facebook Social Plugin”. An overview of Facebook plu-gins and what they look like can be found here: http://developers.fb/plugins.

When you call up a page on our website which contains a plugin of this kind, your browser creates a direct link to the Facebook servers. The plugin's content is transmitted from Facebook straight to your browser and integrated into the page. A a result of this intetration,  Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page on our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are currently not logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted  by your browser straight to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in at Facebook, Facebook can directly  the visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or leaving a comment, this information is also transmitted straight to the Facebook server and saved there.The information is also published on your Facebook profile and shown to your Facebook friends.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the subsequent processing and usage of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights with regard to this and your options for making settings to protect your private sphere can be found in the data protection instructions of Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to directly link the data collected on our website to your Facebook profile, please log off of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely  prevent the loading of the Facebook plug-ins with add-ons for your  browser, e.g. with the  “Facebook Blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).

Twitter plugins (e.g. “Tweet” button)

At our website we use so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) run by the micro-blogging service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). These plug-ins are marked with a Twitter logo, e.g. in the form of a blue “Twitter bird”. An overview of Twitter plug-ins and what they look like can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.

When you call up a page on our website which contains a plug-in of this kind, your browser creates a direct link to the Twitter servers. The plug-in's content is transmitted from Twitter straight to your browser and integrated into the page.  Twitter receives the information that your browser has called up that corresponding page on our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are currently not logged into Twitter.This information (including your IP address) is sent from your browser straight to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged into Twitter, then Twitter can directly link your visit to our  website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the “Tweet” button, the information is also sent directly to a Twitter server and stored there. This information is also published on your Twitter account and shown to your contacts there.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the subsequent processing and usage of the data by Twitter, as well as your rights with regard to this and your options for making settings to protect your private sphere can be found in the data protection instructions of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not want Twitter to directly link the data collected on our website to your Twitter account, please log off at Twitter before visiting our website. You can also completely  prevent the loading of the Twitter plug-ins with add-ons for your  browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net).

When might we ask you to enter personal data and for what purposes?

Using certain features on our website, such as newsletters, contests or the online shop may require prior registration and the subsequent processing of personal data, for example the long-term storage of e-mail addresses, user ID and passwords. For example, we also require personal data to the extent necessary when you apply with us or send us an individual enquiry. Data of this kind isl only used after you have transmitted this to us and have provided advance consent for this usage.

Is personal data passed on to third parties?

Your personal data is used solely for the named purposes and to the extent necessary to achieve those purposes. The data will not be passed on to third parties.The transmission o f personal data to state institutions or authorities only takes place in the context of mandatory national legal regulations or if forwarding of such information is necessary in the event of attacks upon our network infrastructure for the purpose of prosecution or criminal prosecution. Forwarding for other purposes does not take place.

Security

RITTER SPORT takes technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data administered by us from random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in keeping  with technological development.

Right of access to information

You have a right to information with respect to the personal data stored with reference to you, as well as a right to correct, block and delete incorrect information.

Upon request, RITTER SPORT shall inform you in writing and without delay and in accordance with valid law, whether we save personal data about you and, if so, what is stored. If you are registered as a user, we also offer you the opportunity to view the information yourself and to delete or alter it as necessary.If, despite our efforts with respect to data accuracy and up-to-dateness, incorrect information is stored, we will correct that information at your request.

Please contact us if you should wish to receive information concerning your personal data or wish to correct or delete them, or have further questions concerning the use of the your personal data xxx provided us.

Calling up the data protection declaration

You cancall up  our data protection information from this website at any time. We will also publish future changes to our data protection information here. The permanent Internet address for this page is:

http://www.ritter-sport.de/en/legal_notes.html.

Cookies

Cookies

In order to design our website attractive and user-friendly, we make use of so-called “cookies”. Cookies are short text files which are saved on your terminal. Most of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session (“session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and allow the website to recognise your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies).

You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set, so that you can reach individual decisions as to whether to accept them or not, decide that only certain cookiesare accepted or principally prohibit the acceptance of cookies. Refusing cookies can, however, limit the functionality of our website.

To make things run as smoothly as possible, this site uses cookies. If preferred you can deactivate these at any time under  privacy law .

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