Data Protection Regulations
At Marc O'Polo your satisfaction is always our top priority, and protecting your privacy is an important part of our job. With this declaration you are giving us your consent to use and process the personal details given below for the purposes listed here. This consent can be withdrawn at any time in the future.
Consent and the opportunity to withdraw that consent to store data.
By providing your personal details and accepting this data protection declaration you are declaring that you agree with your data being stored. You have the opportunity to view the content of your consent at any time. Furthermore, you have the right, free of charge, to receive information about the personal data stored about you. In this case, please contact us via the email address below. firstname.lastname@example.org. You have the right, at any point in the future, to withdraw your consent for your data to be stored. You can send your withdrawal of consent to us at the following address:
Marc O'Polo Online Shop
The point of contact for all matters relating to
the German Data Protection Act is:
Marc O'Polo Einzelhandels GmbH
What personal Information do we hold about you and how do we use it?
Information that we have received from you helps us to constantly improve the Marc O'Polo Internet presence so that you receive information from the Marc O'Polo world that is relevant to you, and which means the shopping experience in the Marc O’Polo Online Shop is individually tailored to your needs. In particular, we use your data for:
- processing orders, delivering goods and providing services
- processing payment (for purchases on invoice and also for the necessary checks)
- communincating with you about orders, products, services, marketing offers and other information from Marc O’Polo
- the purposes of updating and maintaining our databases and customer accounts
- the purposes of recommending products to you
- the purposes of making technical improvements to our Internet presence
- the puposes of protecting our Internet presence against misuse
- the purposes of enabling third parties to carry out logistical, technical and other services on our behalf
We collect the following information:
Information that you provide to us: We record and store all information that you enter on our website or which you provide to us in other ways. You can decide not to provide certain information to us, though this may mean that you are then unable to take advantage of some of our offers. You provide us with data, in particular, when you:
- enter an order and send it off to us
- register to receive the newsletter
- recommend an item
- register to receive information via email regarding the availability of an item
- fill out an entry for a competition
- fill out a questionnaire
- take part in an online auction
- contact us by phone, email, fax or by letter
- search for a product
- enter details into your customer account
The information that you provide to us comprises your name, address, telephone number, email address, your credit card details, a delivery address with a name, other people's email addresses and emails, faxes and letters you have sent to us.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers, which we transfer to your computer's hard disk via your web browser. They enable us to recognise your browser and allow you to have functions such as “Viewed” and to save the contents of your shopping basket. Via your browser, you can restrict the acceptance of cookies or deactivate it. Read the Help menu in your browser for more information on how to do this.However, deactivating cookies will mean that you will be no longer able to use our shopping basket function. We therefore advise you to accept cookies and information from other sources.
When you wish to purchase an item in the Marc O'Polo Online Shop, we will add data from other sources to your customer account. This enables us to uncover misuse – especially fraud, and also allows us to offer you the option to pay on invoice. In particular, we reserve the right to gather data from third parties (e.g. mail order companies and credit rating authorities) regarding your accounts and payment behaviour. In addition, we also receive information concerning your ordering address and delivery address from our parcel delivery companies and other transport companies.In particular, we gather information from infoscore Consumer Data GmbH, Rheinstraße 99, 76532 Baden-Baden and from informa Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Rheinstraße 99, 76532 Baden-Baden.
Does Marc O’Polo pass this information on to others?
It is part of the Marc O’Polo philosophy that we protect our customer data, and that this data is not passed on to third parties for advertising purposes. However, to be able to provide our service, we pass data on to third parties to the extent outlined below.- Affiliated companies: Affiliated companies, especially the parent company Marc O’Polo International GmbH. Of course, your data are protected to the same extent as has been described previously.
We commission other companies and individuals to understank duties on our behalf, e.g. parcel delivery, the sending of letters or emails, maintenance of our customer lists, analysis of our databases, advertising measures, processing of payments (by credit card, direct debit or on invoice) as well as customer service. These service providers all have access to customers' personal details, restricted to those data required for the fulfilment of their duties. We are contractually obliged not to use these data for any other purposes. Furthermore, we are also obliged to handle information in accordance with this data protection declaration and in accordance with the German laws on data protection.
We will make details of customer accounts and customers’ personal details public when we are legally obliged to do so.
How secure is the information about me?
We protect personal data with the appropriate state-of-the-art technology: "Secure Socket Layer" (SSL) transfer works with 128-bit-encryption. SSL-encrypted details relating to, inter alia, orders, names, addresses and possibly credit card details or bank details cannot be read by third parties. In addition, we prevent unauthorised third parties from accessing personal data by saving the data on a computer that is not connected to the Internet. It is important that you protect your password and your computer from unauthorised access if you share your computer with others.
Can I stop my details from being passed on?
You have the fundamental right to decide which information you make available to us. If you wish to withhold automatic information, you can find more information in the Help menu of your browser. However, you will then no longer be able to use certain functions – such as the Online Shop. You can deregister from the Marc O’Polo newsletter at any time by email or by clicking in the newsletter.
Am I liable and responsible for my information?
For the use of services where you consciously and independently generate information and publish this information –such as the "Tell a Friend" function or when you send e-cards – you are wholly responsible for the content of this information. The sending of illegal content or the sending of content to an unsolicited recipient who has not consented to receive such information is prohibited. In the event that claims are made against Marc O’Polo for the sending of such material as described above, you declare your consent to indemnify and release Marc O'Polo from all damages resulting from such claims.
Are children allowed to use the Marc O’Polo Online Shop?
The Marc O’Polo Online Shop does not offer any products for sale to minors. Even our products for children may only be purchased by adults. If you are under 18, you may only use the Marc O’Polo Online Shop with a parent or guardian.
If you have any question about data protection at Marc O’Polo, please contact us:
Telephone: 00 800 10221022 (freephone service number),
from Mon- Fri 8am to 8pm
or by fax: +49 (0) 231 96677889
Marc O’Polo Online Shop