Privacy Notice

(Updated: November 2014)

What Is Personal Information?

Personal information is any information that renders an individual identifiable. It includes among other things your name, your address, your phone number and your email address.

How GoSt-Barefoots Protects Your Personal Information

Any personal information you provide when setting up your customer account and during the ordering process will be SSL encrypted (1024 Bit RSA keys in combination with a triple DES 1024 algorithm) before being transferred to our server. Bank card/credit card details are collected, processed, encrypted and stored by OGONE, our online payment provider. Secure internet connections are characterised by the URL displayed in the browser bar beginning with “https://...” instead of “http://...” as well as a lock icon shown at the bottom right corner of the browser window.

Furthermore, we have taken suitable physical and electronic, organisational and technical measures to this end, in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, damage or loss of your personal information. Access to your account can only be obtained via your password. So please keep your password safe at all times. Always log out of our webpage when you have finished using it, and close the browser window, in particular, when you were using a public/shared computer.

SSL Encryption

i) Whenever you shop online at GoSt-Barefoots, you are protected by state-of-the-art technology. Any personal information you provide in the process will be SSL encrypted without exception, preventing unauthorised access by remote web user.

ii) SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology ensures that the data transfer between client and server is protected by establishing a secure connection between your computer and our server. No unauthorised party can access this information.

iii) Payments are processed offline, i.e. not via the internet. This means that none of your personal information will be exposed to any third party. SSL encryption of information is a standard procedure at GoSt-Barefoots is standard when it comes to any data transfer – online as well as offline.

How GoSt-Barefoots uses your personal information

We know how important the appropriate use of your personal information is to you. The protection of your personal information is paramount to us. GoSt-Barefoots will only use your personal information in full compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Furthermore, you may browse our webpage without providing any personal or otherwise sensitive information.

The use of any personal information will be strictly limited to ensure a timely processing of your order and the smooth delivery of the purchased items. This information may also be used by us to notify you of the status of your order as well as of products, services, and offers available at GoSt-Barefoots.

Credit checks on behalf of GoSt-Barefoots are carried out by Germany-based Bürgel Wirtschaftsinformationen GmbH and Schufa Holding AG, respectively. Both companies provide GoSt-Barefoots with credit-related information, such as customer address information and credit scores for individual credit-worthiness, with the latter also including secondary data generated by mathematical-statistical analyses. However, both credit rating agencies will only provide GoSt-Barefoots with customer-related credit ratings if GoSt-Barefoots has been able to present sufficient evidence to justify a credit check in the first place.

Important information regarding Art. 28 (4) BGSG (Federal Data Protection Act):
Any decision by GoSt-Barefoots regarding entering or termination of a contractual agreement will be partly based on the outcome of stochastic procedures utilising postcode-related parameters. Unless you object, your personal information may be used to send you news and information about our products and services and general promotional material which we believe may be of interest to you. However, the use of your personal information in this context is limited to GoSt-Barefoots and GoSt-Barefoots subsidiaries. We will not pass on personal information to any other third party.

To object, please notify us in writing (send letter to:

GoSt-Barefoots Ltd.
Buchholzer Weg 17
41189 Mönchengladbach

oder per Fax an die Nummer 02166 99 811 45.
If you order online, please deactivate the field Privacy Policy before submitting your order.

Does GoSt-Barefoots use Cookies?

A cookie is a little text file created on your computer when browsing our (and any other) webpage. Cookies are not software. They cannot be programmed, don’t contain malware and cannot be used to obtain any personal data. Like the majority of online stores, we use cookies solely to identify your computer in order to enable us to personalise your session, making it as easy as possible for you to add items to your basket, manage your orders, compile wishlists etc.

Most of our cookies are session cookies, i.e. cookies which only last for the duration you are browsing our webpage and which will be deleted from your computer as soon as the browser window has been closed.

So-called persistent cookies enable us to recognise your computer when you revisit our webpage. These cookies also help you safe time as they render entering your email address over and over again (e.g. when it comes to recurrent orders) unnecessary. However, none of our business partners or affiliates are allowed to place cookies via our webpage on your computer.

If you do not agree with GoSt-Barefoots using cookies you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you wish to do so, go to the Extras menu of your browser and select “Settings” or “Internet Options”. However, declining cookies means that certain functional aspects of our webpage will no longer be available to you. N. B.: The use of our online shopping basket requires the presence of session cookies.

Google Analytics

“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”

http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/tos.html

N. B.: By using this webpage you agree to the terms and conditions outlined above.

Enquiries and notifications

If you have any questions about the protection of your personal data at GoSt-Barefoots or would like to request the personal data we hold on you to be deleted, please get in touch.

(Updated: November 2014)