Data privacy protection

Data protection notice
Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you about data protection in our company. We comply with the legal requirements of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz (BDSG)), the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz (TMG)), and other legal data protection provisions. You can trust us with your personal data. It will be encoded and transferred to us through a digital security system. Technical measures protect our webpages from damage, destruction or unauthorized access.

The subject of data protection
Diese Datenschutzerklärung klärt Nutzer über die Art, den Umfang und Zwecke der Erhebung und Verwendung personenbezogener Daten durch den verantwortlichen Anbieter auf dieser Website (im folgenden “Angebot”) auf.

F.-Martin Steifensand Büromöbel GmbH
Thundorfer Strasse 11
D-92342 Freystadt / Rettelloh
Phone: +49 (0) 91 79 / 96 55-0
Fax: +49 (0) 91 79 / 96 55-44

Scope of data collection and storage
In general, it is possible to use our website without having to provide any personal data. However, in order to actually provide our services, we may need your personal data. This is required to supply information material or goods ordered and in order to respond to individual inquiries.

When you contract us to provide services or ship goods, we only collect and store the personal details that we require in order for us to provide you with the service(s) ordered or to fulfil the contract. We may need to share your personal details with companies that we use to provide services or execute contracts. These may include shipping companies or other service providers. After the contract has been completely concluded, your data will be blocked and will be deleted as per legal fiscal and commercial regulations, unless you have expressly given consent for your data to be used further. If you have used your e-mail address to subscribe to our newsletter, we will continue to use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes after the contract has been fulfilled and will do so until you unsubscribe from our newsletter.

Collection and storage of usage data
To optimize our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time a page is accessed, the page used to reach our website, etc., unless you have expressed an objection to the collection and storage of such data. This data is anonymous and does not enable users of the site to be personally identified. Where applicable, a pseudonym will be created for user profiles. No link is made between the individual behind the pseudonym and the usage data collected.

In order to collect and store usage data, we use cookies. These are small text files which are saved on your computer and store statistical information about your operating system, web browser, IP address, the previously accessed website (referrer URL) and the time. We collect this data exclusively for statistical purposes, in order to further optimize our internet presence and make our internet offers even more attractive. Data is only collected and stored anonymously or under a pseudonym and cannot be traced back to you as an individual.

Appropriate data use
We adhere to the principle of appropriate data use and only collect, use and store your personal data for the purposes for which you provide us with the data. Your personal data is not transmitted to third parties without your express approval, provided that this is not necessary for the provision of the service or fulfilment of the contract. The transmission of data to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive such information only takes place within the scope of the German statutory disclosure requirements or if we are obliged to disclose information through a court order. Within the company, we also take data protection very seriously.Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of data protection law.

Right to information and right of revocation
You are entitled to have access to all your data stored by us at any time, at no cost, without giving any reason. You may block, correct or delete the data stored by us and object to anonymized or pseudonymized usage data being collected and stored by us in order to optimize our website at any time. You may also revoke the consent you have given us to collect and use data at any time, without giving any reason. To do so, please contact the address stated on the site information page. If you have any further questions about our data protection procedures and the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that data protection regulations and data protection handling, e.g. when using Google, may be changed regularly. It is therefore advisable and necessary to regularly verify changes to the legal requirements and the practice of companies, e.g. Google.

You must provide your e-mail address in order to receive our newsletter. Before newsletters are sent, as part of the double opt-in process, you must expressly confirm that you want us to sign you up for the newsletter. You will subsequently receive a confirmation and authorization e-mail from us, which contains a link that you must click on in order to confirm that you would like to receive our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter by clicking a link in the newsletter itself, by changing the settings in your profile area or by contacting the aforementioned address. Your e-mail address will only be used by us and will not be passed on to third parties. Source: (In German)

Integration of services and third-party content
Third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites may be integrated within this online offer. This always assumes that the provider of this content (hereafter “third-party provider”) has access to the user’s IP address. Without the IP address, the content cannot be sent the user’s internet browser. Therefore, the IP address is required in order for this content to be displayed. We endeavor to only use content from providers who use IP addresses exclusively to deliver content. However, we have no influence over whether third-party providers store IP addresses, e.g. for statistical purposes. We will inform users if we are aware that this is the case.

Registration function
The data provided as part of the registration process will be used by our trading partners for the purposes of the offer. Registration is reserved exclusively for our trading partners. Users may receive information relating to offers or registration, as well as changes to the scope of the offer or technical circumstances, by e-mail. The data collected can be seen from the form to be completed as part of the registration process. It includes: E-mail address, username, company, first name, surname, address, telephone number, fax number, postal code, town/city, country, website and IP address. The data is collected to check that you are the holder of the data provided and are already listed as one of our trading partners.

When contacting the provider (e.g. using the contact form or by e-mail), the user’s details are stored in order to deal with the query as well as for any possible follow-up questions that arise.

Social plug-ins
We use components of the social network on our website. Facebook is a service provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize this plugin from the Facebook logo on our website. You can also see it at the following address:

As the content of the Facebook plugin is transferred directly to your browser, which then incorporates it into the webpage, as a provider of this website, we have no influence over the scope of the data collected by Facebook. Therefore, please note the following information relevant to you as a user, which is accurate to the best of our knowledge:

By visiting our website, your browser downloads the respective representation of the components of the provider This process informs Facebook of your visit to our website. If you are logged into Facebook during this process, Facebook recognizes which page of our website you are visiting and associates this information with your personal Facebook account. Your browser will directly transfer your interaction with plugins, such as clicking on the “Like” button or leaving comments, to Facebook, where this information will be stored. If you are not a Facebook member, Facebook may still store your IP address in anonymized form.

You can find information about the collection, distribution, protection and use of your data by Facebook via the following link:  If you are a Facebook member and wish to prevent Facebook from collecting data about you from this website and associating it with your Facebook profile, you must sign out of Facebook before visiting this website and block Facebook plugins in your web browser.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
Users are entitled to request a copy of the information stored about their personal data at no cost. In addition, users are entitled to correct inaccurate data and to block and delete personal data, providing that there is no legal obligation to retain such data.