Privacy policy

Data Privacy Statement

The body responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data as defined by the German Data Protection Law (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is

The Edge GmbH, Benesisstraße 31, 50672 Cologne.

Protecting your data and your personal privacy is a matter of utmost importance to us. In the following, we inform you how your data is collected and used when you use our website

1. When you visit this site, our web server automatically records log files. These files record such information as browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address of accessing computer, access date and time used by server and file request of the client (file name and URL). This data is collected only for statistical purposes. The data is not passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

2. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, small text files which are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and saved on a Google server in the USA. We would like to point our that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()" and that IP addresses are therefore truncated by Google in member states of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement prior to transmission in order to prevent them from being linked to a specific individual. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website owner and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Insofar as this is prescribed by law or provided this data is processed by third parties on Google's behalf, Google may also pass on this information to third parties. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser settings accordingly; however, we would like to point out that this may prevent you from being able to use all the website's functions to their full extent. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further use of data by Google as well your rights in this regard and possible adjustments for the protection of your privacy are detailed in the data privacy information of Google under and specifically for Google Analytics under and under

By using this website, you declare that the data about you collected by Google may be processed in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

You can also prevent the information (incl. your IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website from being recorded and used by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin which is available under:

You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie which prevents your data from being collected in future when you visit this website from this device:




If you delete your cookies, the deactivation cookie is also deleted and this will have to be reset by you.


We also collect personal data which you give us when you place an order (e.g. first name, name, address and e-mail address, payment data) or when you use our website in another way (e.g. your e-mail address for subscription to a newsletter).

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

Processing orders and payment transactions
To process your orders and payment transactions, we use your e-mail address, your home address, delivery address and depending on method of payment, your credit card or PayPal details. If problems occur with the delivery of your ordered goods, we may use your telephone number for inquiries.

To process your order, it is sometimes necessary to pass on your personal data to third parties, for example to suppliers and forwarding agents. The data passed on to third parties shall be used by them solely for the purpose of fulfilling their obligations or duties.

To process payments using credit card or PayPal, we pass on your payment data (e.g. first name, name, e-mail address, purchase price) to the credit card institute or PayPal or other payment service providers that have been commissioned to process the payment. This transfer of data is necessary to process your order with your chosen method of payment, especially to confirm your identity, to process your payment and manage customer relations.

If you decide to pay for your order with the online payment service provider PayPal, your contact data will be transferred to PayPal as part of the order which is placed in this way. PayPal is a service provided by PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. PayPal acts as an online payment service and trustee and offers buyer protection services.

However, please note: Personal data may also be passed on by PayPal to service providers, sub-contractors or other affiliated companies if this is necessary for fulfilment of the contractual obligations resulting from your order or if personal data has to be processed in the order.

Depending on the method of payment chosen through PayPal, e.g. invoice or direct debit, the personal data transmitted to PayPal will be transferred by PayPal to credit agencies. This data is transferred in order to check your identity and creditworthiness for the order you have placed. To find out which credit agencies are used and which information is generally collected, processed, saved and passed on by PayPal, read PayPal's data protection declaration under

Answering your questions
To answer your questions, we use your e-mail address and if necessary your telephone number.

When you subscribe to the newsletter, your e-mail address is used for our own advertising purposes (transmission of newsletters and advertising mails for our own products) until you cancel your subscription. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending us appropriate notification to or by letter to the following address:

The Edge GmbH, Benesisstraße 31, 50672 Cologne.

The e-mail address to which our newsletter was sent will be deleted immediately after you unsubscribe.

5. Storage
Your personal data is kept only as long as is necessary for the performance of our services. Data retention beyond this period is sometimes necessary as a result of statutory or legal requirements.

6. Data security
We have taken technical and organisational precautions to protect your data, especially against loss, manipulation or unauthorised access. We regularly adapt our safety precautions to ongoing technical developments.

7. Information
You may request information about the data we have saved about you free of charge at any time. You are also entitled to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data, with the exception of data needed for invoicing purposes or which is subject to a statutory period of retention. Please send your request by e-mail to or by post to the following address:

The Edge GmbH, Benesisstraße 31, 50672 Cologne.