Privacy Policy

1. General
AUGUST STORCK KG, (hereinafter referred to as Storck) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and collects, processes and uses your data only in accordance with the standards of the legal data protection regulations.

Storck is the data controller and responsible for your personal data. Our contact details are:

E-mail address:
Postal address: AUGUST STORCK KG, Waldstraße 27, 13403 Berlin, Germany
Telephone number: +49 30 41773-03

We have appointed a data protection officer who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us::

If links to other pages online are found on this website, this policy does not apply for data collection and usage on the linked pages, as Storck does not have any kind of influence on their set up and content.
2. Processing of Personal Data; Purpose and Legal Basis
2.1 Categories of Personal Data
Storck processes the following personal data depending on your actions on our website: your IP address and the type and scope of the elements (e.g. webpages, buttons) accessed by you as well as the date and time of access and – if you provide this information by filling out forms on our website (e.g. the contact form or the registration form for a competition) – your title, first and last names and postal address, your e-mail address, your telephone number.
2.2 Website usage
When you visit our website, connection data is temporarily processed (in particular IP address, last visited URL, time and date, pages accessed). We process this data as far as necessary for offering the website (which is in our legitimate interest). We may also process this data in pseudonymous form for the purposes listed under section 2.3, based on your consent. Generally, the usage of our website is possible without providing data other than the data listed in this paragraph.

If you provide personal data by filling out forms on our website (such as the contact form), we will process this data to answer your request or if necessary to fulfil a contract with you, in particular in the case of a competition that you participate in.

In case you do not provide personal data, it may occur that you cannot use specific functions of this website (in particular, you will not be able to participate in a competition that is offered) but there would be no other consequences.

As far as the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.
2.3 Analysis for marketing purposes and for website optimisation (Piwik PRO)
If you give your consent either via our cookie banner or our checkbox below, Piwik PRO processes data for marketing and optimisation purposes on this Storck website. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deactivating the checkbox. In this case, a cookie is set to prevent further tracking by Piwik PRO.

For the above-mentioned purposes, pseudonymised profiles are created with the data mentioned in section 2.1. Furthermore, data about your activities on our website is tracked in particular which subpages and buttons you have used and when. These profiles do not contain any data with which you can be personally identified such as your name. In addition, these profiles are also not combined with such data. The legal basis for this analysis is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR).

The processing is carried out on behalf of Storck on servers of the Piwik PRO GmbH, Kurfürstendamm  21, 10719 Berlin, hosted in Germany.

2.4 Cookies
We use cookies on our website. Without your consent, we only use cookies that are absolutely necessary to provide you with this website in a flawless manner and with an engaging user experience as requested by you.

We only use cookies that analyse user behaviour for marketing and optimisation purposes, if you have given us your consent (§ 25 Abs. 1 TTDSG). If you have given your consent, you can withdraw it at any time. To withdraw your consent please follow the instructions in section 2.2.

The following cookies are set when you visit our website (the cookies marked as optional are only used, if you give your consent):
Cookie Category Processing by Purpose Retention period
_pk_id Tracking (optional) Piwik (s. 2.2) Piwik Tracking - Stores a page-specific ID for the assignment of the data record 12 months
_pk_ses Tracking (optional) Piwik (s. 2.2) Piwik Tracking - Stores an ID for the current browser session of the user to assign the record 30 minutes
stg_last_interaction Tracking (optional) Piwik (s. 2.2) Piwik Tracking - Stores the moment of the last user interaction 12 months
stg_returning_visitor Tracking (optional) Piwik (s. 2.2) Piwik Tracking - Stores whether it is a returning user 12 months
stg_externalReferrer Tracking (optional) Piwik (s. 2.2) About: Stores an URL of a website that referred a visitor to your website. During browser session only (Session Cookie)
stg_traffic_source_priority Tracking (optional) Piwik (s. 2.2) Piwik Tracking - Stores which source (campaign, search engine, direct input) the user came to the website from 30 minutes
stg_optout Tracking (optional) Piwik (s. 2.2) Piwik Tracking - Stores that no tracking is done 12 months
stg_pk_campaign Piwik (s. 2.2) About: Stores a name of the campaign that directed the visitor to your website. During browser session only (Session Cookie)
stg_fired_[...] Piwik (s. 2.2) About: Determines if the combination of a tag and trigger was fired during the current visitor’s session. During browser session only (Session Cookie)
piwikCampaign (only Piwik (s. 2.2) About: Saves the campaign through which a user entered the website. During browser session only (Session Cookie)
SERVERID Piwik (s. 2.2) About: to provide load balancing functionality. Enables faster loading of the page. During browser session only (Session Cookie)
hideCookieNotification Cookie notification (absolutely necessary) Storck Cookie Notification - Is set so that the Cookie Notification is not displayed again with every website visit 24 hours
hideLocationNotification Country selection (absolutely necessary) Storck Location Notification - Is set so that the Country Selector is not displayed every time you visit During browser session only (Session Cookie)
trackingAccepted Use of cookies (absolutely necessary) Storck About: Stores that tracking got accepted 24 hours
2.5 Social Media Links
We deliberately do not include any social plugins on our websites, which transfer personal data as soon as the website is loaded. Our website only contains links to social networks (e.g. Facebook and Twitter). This means, when visiting our website, no personal data is transmitted to the linked social networks. If, however, you click on a link to one of the social networks, some information (e.g. browser name) may possibly be transmitted to the providers of the social network – as with any internet link. If you have an account with the social network in question and are logged into your account, they can directly assign the visit to our website to your social media account. You may prevent this by logging out before clicking on the link. Please be aware that we have no influence on the contents of the linked websites and the data processing occurring there. The purpose and extent of data collection, processing and usage of data by social networks, as well as the setting options for the protection of your privacy, can be found in the data protection information of the respective provider.
2.6 Transfer of data to third parties
We do not transfer your personal data to other third parties unless this is necessary to fulfil a request of you (e.g. if you submit a request via the contact form asking to receive information from another company of the Storck group).
2.7 Deletion
We delete your personal data as soon as processing the data is no longer required for the pursued purposes and if there are no legal requirements for the retention of data. Relevant retention periods under German tax and commercial law are, in particular, six years for any business letters (also if received electronically) and 10 years for information relevant in the context of activities subject to taxation and accounting.
2.8 Data security
Storck took all necessary technical and organisational measures to protect your data against loss, damage, manipulation and unauthorised access. Our employees and all persons involved in the data processing are obliged to observe data protection laws and to handle personal data confidentially. Our employees are trained accordingly. Internal as well as external examinations secure compliance with all data protection processes at Storck.

In order to protect personal data of our users we use a secure online transmission method, the so-called “Secure Socket Layer” (SSL) transmission. This is recognisable by the added “s” behind http://, hence https://, respectively when a green, closed padlock symbol is showing in the address bar. By clicking on the symbol you may obtain information about the SSL certificate being used. The display of the symbol depends on the browser version you are using. The SSL encryption grants the encrypted and complete transmission of your data.
3. Your rights concerning personal data
The data protection law holds a number of rights concerning data affecting you as a person (so-called rights of the persons affected). In general, this is the right to demand access to the personal data relating to your person and stored by us as well as the right to correction, deletion and limitation of the processing of these data and to object to the processing. If and how far those rights will have established in each case and which conditions will apply is subject to the law (until May 25, 2018 Federal Data Protection Act, as of May 25, 2018 EU General Data Protection Regulation). The EU General Data Protection Regulation in addition grants you a right to data portability. If you gave consent to the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority. Insofar as you have questions or have a complaint regarding data protection at Storck, however, we recommend referring to Storck directly (see section 1).
4. No automated individual decision
Storck does not use your personal data for automated individual decisions.
5. Change of the privacy policy
New legal requirements, entrepreneurial decisions or technical developments might call for amendments of our privacy policy. Accordingly, this privacy policy shall be adapted. On our website, you can always find the latest version.