Privacy Policy

The company favius (hereinafter referred to as “we”) in its capacity as provider of the online offering available at is the data controller within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) responsible for the collection, processing, and use of the personal data of the user of the online offering. We are strongly committed to protecting your privacy and your private and personal data. We collect, process, and use your personal data in accordance with the provisions of this Data Protection Statement and the applicable German data protection laws, including without limitation the BDSG and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). With this Privacy Statement, we wish to inform you which of your personal data we collect, process, and use.

We reserve the right to change these security and data protection measures as far as this will be required due to technological developments. In these cases we will also revise our notices on data protection accordingly. Please make sure that you always use the current version of our data privacy statement.

Personal data is information about your personal or material circumstances. This includes information about your identity such as your name, your e-mail address, or your postal address. Information that cannot be directly linked to your identity (e.g. the number of users of the online offering) is not considered personal data. You can generally use our online offering without disclosing your identity and without providing any personal data. However, for some of the services on offer, e.g. if you wish to order one of our catalogues, we need to collect personal data from you. We collect, store, and use such data exclusively in relation with the use of the site more specifically for handling your inquiries.

Storage and processing of personal information
We store your information on protected dedicated servers. Technical and organisational measures are taken to protect such servers against loss, destruction, access, modification, or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. Access to your data will be permitted only to a limited number of persons in charge of the technical, commercial, or editorial support of the servers. Notwithstanding regular controls, full protection against all risks cannot be provided. Our web pages and your entries on our web pages are transmitted over the Internet in encrypted form through HTTPS.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties
We will use your personal information exclusively for the fulfilment of the services requested by you (e.g. when handling your order). Insofar as we use external service providers in performing the service requested, such external service providers will also access the data exclusively for the purpose of performing the service. By taking the necessary technical and organisational measures we ensure compliance with privacy policies and we demand the same of our external partners. Moreover, we will not disclose the data to any third parties, including without limitation for advertising purposes, without your express consent. We will disclose your personal data only if you have given your consent to disclosure of the data or insofar as we are entitled or obligated to do so pursuant to legal provisions and/or administrative or judicial orders. This may include, without being limited to, giving information for purposes of criminal prosecution, in order to avert danger, or in order to enforce intellectual property rights.

Communication to other countries
As a globally operative company favius is dependent upon being able to communicate its data to other countries, e.g., if the central server on which the data is stored is located in a third country. If your data has been communicated to a third country we do everything it can to prevent this causing you inconvenience. We only communicate data to countries that can guarantee an appropriate level of data security. Data can be transferred to countries that are not members of the European Union.

Information relating to your computer
Every time you access our online offering, we will collect the following information relating to your computer, regardless of whether or not you have registered: the IP address of your computer, the inquiry of your web browser, and the time stamp of that inquiry. In addition, the status and the amount of data transmitted in the course of the inquiry are collected. We also collect product and version information about the web browser used and the operating system of the computer. Furthermore, we record the website from which our online offering has been accessed. The IP address of your computer is stored only for the duration of your use of our online offering; afterwards, it is deleted or anonymised by truncation. The remaining data is stored for a limited period of time. We use this data to operate the online offering, more specifically for troubleshooting, or in order to assess the degree of utilisation of the online offering, or to carry out adjustments or improvements thereof.

For sending our email newsletters, we are using the provider MailChimp. MailChimp is a service of The Rocket Science Group LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA. This company is a member of the Safe Harbor Agreement, a special data protection agreement between the European Union and the United States.

When you sign up for our newsletter, the data that you specify in the newsletter registration is transferred to MailChimp and stored there. After registration you will receive an email to confirm your subscription (“double opt-in”). MailChimp offers extensive analysis options about how the newsletter is opened and used. These analyzes are at group basis and will not be used by us for individual evaluation. MailChimp also uses the analysis tool Google Analytics in the newsletters, if necessary. More details about Google Analytics, see the notes on using Google Analytics above. For more information about MailChimp and MailChimp’s privacy policy, see

You can unsubscribe from our newsletters by using the unsibscribe-link at the bottom of each newsletter.

Mail orders
If you wish to order one of our catalogues by using the online form on our website, you have to provide personal data such as your name and address. The compulsory details required for this purpose are highlighted by an asterisk in the relevant entry forms. All other data may be entered by you on a voluntary basis.

Use of cookies
Like many other websites, our online offering uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and store certain settings and data of your web browser for the exchange with our online offering. A cookie as a rule contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file has been sent as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. Cookies enable us recognise your computer and make any default settings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve the online offering and to provide you with an even better service customised to meet your particular requirements. The cookies we use are so-called session cookies that are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set up your web browser to inform you when you receive a cookie. Please note that your use of our online offering may be limited or restricted if you refuse to accept cookies.

Protection of minors
Children and minors under the age of 18 years should not forward any personal information to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not aim to request personal information from children or youngsters, do not knowingly collect such information, and do not forward such information to third parties.

Links to other websites
Our online offering contains links to other websites, including but not limited to our areas at Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Generally, these links are identified as such. We cannot control to what extent linked websites comply with the applicable data protection provisions. We therefore recommend that you inform yourself on the websites of other providers about their respective privacy statements.

Rights of persons concerned
You have the right to receive information about your stored data and, if applicable, the right to revise, block or delete this data. Your contact is our data protection officer. You may at any time revoke your consent with future effect. Your contact is our data protection officer.

For more information about our handling of personal data please contact our Privacy Officer:

Amendments of this Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Statement at any time with effect for the future. The revised version is available on our website. Please visit our online offering from time to time and inform yourself of the applicable privacy statement.