The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as personal data is raised on our side (for example name, address or email addresses), this always takes place, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.
We point out that data transmission on the Internet (e,g, in communication via email) may exhibit gaps in security. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
Below you will find information about what data is generated during your visit to our website and how it is handled.
For technical reasons, among other things, the following data, which your Internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider, is recorded in the form of server log files:
Browser type and version
used operating system
Website from which you visit us (Referrer URL)
Website you visit
Date and time of your access
Your IP address
This data will be separated from your any personal data we specified stored and will not be associated with them. They are evaluated for statistical purposes to improve our website and our offer. After evaluation, these data are deleted.
Data collection, data storage and data processing will only take place if:
it for the provision of our contractual services and services within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR is necessary
within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. c. GDPR is required by law
your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 GDPR
we have a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR (e.g., analysis, optimization, safety, range measurement)
Personal data includes all data containing information about personal or factual circumstances of a particular or identifiable person (Art. 4 Abs. 1 GDPR). These include, for example, name, email address, home address, gender, date of birth, telephone number or even age.
Password-protected login area
We set up a password-protected login area for you. Personal data as per the preceding paragraph is also used in this context to enable login to the personal login area. The login area provides direct access to stored personal data and its management by you. Access data for the login area must be kept confidential and may not be disclosed to third parties.
Purposes of collecting personal data
We require your personal data for the following purposes:
to process your orders: Your email address and your permanent home address
for registration as an author: Your email address, your permanent home or business address, your bank details
to answer your questions: Your email address, if applicable
for sending system and status mails, such as purchase-related notifications, notifications about received messages, account status regarding shopping lists and similar: Your email address, your first name. You can turn these notifications on and off in your account settings.
when you sign up for the newsletter your email address will be used for your own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. De-registration is possible at any time through changing the corresponding setting in your user account or via an "Unsubscribe" link, which is included in each newsletter.
You agree with your registration to the targeted collection and use of this personal information.
Automatic data collection through cookies
A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the cache of your browser and allows an analysis of your use of our website. The following data is automatically recorded by our computer system when our website is accessed using cookies:
Your Internet address (IP address)
Browser type and version
Website from which you visit us (Referrer URL)
Operating system used
Website from which you are redirected to other websites
Date and time of your access
This data is stored separately from any other data that you may provide us with. There is no linking of the data with your other data. They are evaluated for statistical purposes in order to optimize our websites and our offers. The data will be deleted after evaluation.
collection and storage by payment service providers
During the payment process and the payment itself, we do not store bank, PayPal or credit card information. Only the transfer numbers of the respective payment providers assigned to your payment will be stored.
For the processing (instant transfer), Paypal and credit card payments, your bank, PayPal and credit card data are stored and processed exclusively by our payment service providers. The data provided by us may only be used by the receiving payment service provider to fulfill its task.
Google Universal Analytics
We use Google “Universal Analytics” as the services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Universal Analytics uses "cookies" (text files stored on your computer) that allow data / interactions and sessions across multiple devices to be assigned to a pseudonymous user ID, analyzing device interactions / activities across devices. These allow an analysis of the use of our website offer by Google. The information collected by the Cookie about the use of the pages of //www.crotsy.com (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
We point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp ();" in order to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). If the anonymization is active, Google truncates IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and therefore no identification of your identity is possible. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address provided by your browser (as part of Google Analytics) will not be merged with any other Google information collected.
By setting your browser software accordingly, you can prevent the storage of cookies. However, we would like to point out that you may no longer be able to use all features of this website in this case. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, if you download and install the browser add-on: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. The future collection of your data when visiting www.crazypatterns.net will prevent by opt-out cookies. To prevent Universal Analytics capturing across devices, you must opt-out on all the systems you use. Click here and the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics
We use the Google advertising tool "Google Adwords" to promote our website. As part of this, we use the "Conversion Tracking" analysis tool from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, "Google", on our website.When you reach our website through a Google ad, a "conversion cookie" will be placed on your device that does not serve your personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie is still active, we and Google may recognize that you as a user have clicked on one of our Google ads and have been redirected to our site.The information obtained through the "Conversion Cookies" is used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. Through these statistics we gain knowledge of the total number of users who clicked on our ad and which pages of our website were subsequently accessed by the respective user.We and others through "Google Adwords" advertisers do not receive any information that personally identifies users. You can prevent the setting of a "conversion cookie" by deactivating the automatic setting of cookies in your browser settings or by blocking the domain "googleadservices.com".
Conversion measurement with the Facebook visitor action pixel
With your consent, we use the "visitor action pixel" without extended adjustment from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") on our website. With its help, we can track users' actions after they've seen or clicked on a Facebook ad. This allows us to track the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, about which we inform you as per our own knowledge. Facebook can connect this data to your Facebook account and also use it for its own advertising purposes, according to Facebook's data usage policy //www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can enable Facebook and its affiliates to place ads on and off Facebook. Also for these purposes, a Cookie may also be stored on your computer. Consent to this may only be granted by users older than 18 years of age. If you are younger, we ask you to ask your guardians for advice.
You can revoke your consent at any time. Click here to revoke your consent. An "opt-out" cookie is set on your device that prevents the data collection by the Facebook pixel. Please note that you must always revoke the consent again if you delete your cookies in the browser used. Furthermore, the opt-out applies only within the browser you use and only within our web domain on which the opt-out has been activated. The types of advertisements that you see within Facebook, you can also view in your Facebook account and set. You can use the following link: //www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. Your settings will be platform independent and will be applied to all used devices.
This website uses so-called social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from the social network Facebook operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Social Plug-In from Facebook" or "Facebook Social Plug-In". An overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance can be found here: //developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you visit a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by this into the website.
By integrating the plug-ins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or by leaving a comment, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be posted on Facebook and displayed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook may use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and needs-based design of the Facebook pages. For this purpose, Facebook uses user, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed via Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities on our website and to further inform you about the use of related Facebook-provided services.
If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.
We also leverage features from Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you visit our pages with Twitter plug-ins, a connection is established between your browser and Twitter's servers. Data is already being transmitted to Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, this data can be linked to it.
If you do not wish to assign this data to your Twitter account, please log out before visiting our page on Twitter. Interactions, especially clicking on a "re-tweet" button, will also be shared with Twitter.
More information can be found at //twitter.com/privacy.
We use plug-ins from the social network Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, United States. If you visit one of our Instagram plug-in sites, you will be connected to the Instagram servers. It tells the Instagram server which of our pages you visited.
If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you allow Instagram to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Instagram account.
For more information, visit //help.instagram.com/155833707900388/.
We use plug-ins from the social network Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, California 94301, United States. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a Pinterest plug-in, it will connect to Pinterest's servers. This tells the Pinterest server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your Pinterest account, you allow Pinterest to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Pinterest account.
For more information, visit //policy.pinterest.com/privacy-policy.
We use plug-ins from the Google-operated YouTube page. Site Operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit any of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug0in, you will be connected to the YouTube servers. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
According to information provided by YouTube, in the "extended privacy mode" only data will be sent to the YouTube server, in particular which of our websites you have visited as soon as you watch the video. If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information will be assigned to your membership account on YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
When IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google Inc. within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a server of Google Inc. in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address submitted by reCaptcha from your browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google.
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Secure data transfer
Your personal data will only be transmitted by us in encrypted form. We use the SSL coding system (Secure Socket Layer). We also take care to protect our websites and other systems as far as possible through technical and organizational measures against unauthorized access, modification or dissemination of data by unauthorized persons.
We have set up technical and organizational security measures to protect your data, in particular against loss, manipulation or unauthorized access. We regularly adapt our safety precautions to ongoing technical developments.
Duration of data storage
Your personal information will only be kept for as long as necessary for the provision of our services. From time to time, data retention may be required due to legal or statutory obligations.
If you would like to send us a request via our contact form, you must enter a valid email address and your request. If you are logged in on crotsy.com when using the contact form, the input field "Email" will be pre-filled with the email address stored in the account. You can replace it with another valid email address. We store and use the information entered by you exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contact. A transfer to third parties is generally not held unless applicable privacy regulations justify a transfer or we are legally obliged to do so. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In case of cancellation your data will be deleted immediately. Your data will always be deleted if we have processed your request or the purpose of the storage is omitted.
Notification of responses to posts
You can register to be notified via e-mail responses to your posts on our forum, blog, our gallery and product comments from us. You can decide this with each of your new posts and activate. When activated, we use your - in your registration - defined and activated email address. You can deactivate these notifications in your account settings at any time.
Mailing newsletters and system notifications
You can sign up for our newsletter. In this we inform you about our offers, for example new releases, bestsellers, discount offers and the like. For the registration you just have to enter your email address. The e-mail address entered for the subscription to the newsletter is used by us exclusively for the dispatch of the newsletter subscribed to by you. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by either changing your newsletter settings in the account or by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the received newsletters. The unsubscribe link can be found at the end of each newsletter sent by us. Your personal data used for the newsletter dispatch will be deleted after the deregistration. A passing of your email address will only be encrypted to our shipping service provider. This is based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) used. The shipping service provider may use the data of the recipient in a pseudonymized form, without assignment to a user, to optimize their own services (technical optimizations and presentation optimizations) or for statistical purposes.
Your e-mail address specified at your registration we use from our own legitimate interests (Article 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR) to inform you about important changes (for example updating the GTC or technical changes) and your account status (for example the content your shopping list, news from your subscribed authors, your open shopping carts, confirmations to your active actions, purchases and the like). You can contradict this use at any time by deactivating the dispatch in your account settings under the point "E-Mail settings". Excluded from the deactivation is the legally obligatory email dispatch (processing and use within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR), for example with changes of our AGB.
Transfer of personal data to third parties
Personal data will only be made available to third parties if required by law or if this is necessary for the purpose of contract execution (billing, etc.) (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR) or if you have consented to the disclosure beforehand (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR) or a legitimate interest exists (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR). Disclosed data may only be used by the recipients to fulfill legal obligations or contractual obligations.
If third-party content, tools or other means are used in relation to this privacy statement and the company is located in a third country, you can assume that data transfer to the third-party states will take place. Third countries are to be understood as countries in which the GDPR is not directly applicable law (countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area). The transfer of data to third countries occurs when there is an adequate level of data protection or your consent or other legal permission.
Your rights, deletion, contradiction
You have a right to:
Free of charge information on request about the personal data - which we have stored about you - to receive.
Correction of incorrect data.
Limitation of processing.
Deletion of your personal data.
File a complaint with the competent authority - in case of the assumption of unlawful data processing.
You can also individual consents revoked only with effect for the future.
Deletion of data
Your data stored with us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their purpose and the deletion no legal storage requirements. Unless your data is deleted because it is required for other legitimate purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means your data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that has to be kept for legal or tax reasons. The retention period corresponds to the legal requirements.
You can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with legal requirements at any time.
The contradiction may take such to the processing for direct marketing purposes. If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, rectification, blocking or deletion of your data, for information and for the revocation of granted consent, you can send your inquiries by e-mail or letter with a clear identification of your person to the in the following contact details: