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Privacy Policy

General Information and Legal Bases The following statement informs you about what type of personal data is collected for which purpose on this website by us as the responsible body and to what extent this data is made available to third parties.

1. Responsible body:
Musikcenter Scharte e.K.
Owner: Norbert Scharte
Thüler Straße 4
DE-33154 Salzkotten
Telephone number: 05258 5555
E-Mail address:

Commercial register: District Court Paderborn, HRA 4978

2. Legal Basis for Processing
The processing of personal data requires a legal basis, which we would like to introduce below. Article 6 para. 1 letter a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis for the processing of personal data for which we obtain the consent of the data subject. Article 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of personal data required to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is a party. This includes processing operations necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. Article 6 para. 1 letter c GDPR is the legal basis regarding the processing of personal data that is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject. If the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, then Article 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR serves as a legal basis for processing. The legitimate interest of our company is in the conduct of our business as well as in the analysis, optimization and maintenance of the security of our online service.

Log Files, Hosting

Such data are automatically stored in the server statistics, which the browser transmits to us within the scope of our legitimate interest of analysis and for security reasons ("logfiles").

These is the following data in detail:

  • Language and version of the browser software
  • Operating system used and its interface
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the requirement (concrete page)
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Access status / HTTP status code.

We usually cannot assign this data to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. The data will also be deleted within 7 days after a statistical evaluation. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from deletion until the decisive clarification of the incident.

We use hosting services. These serve to provide infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security and technical maintenance services to maintain the operation of this online service.

We and our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta- and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online service on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online service.

Contractual Processing

The personal data provided by you for contractual purposes, for example, the data used in requests for quotations, such as your name, address or e-mail address, will only be used internally to answer your inquiries, process your orders or provide you with access to certain contractual information.


This site uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and by which the body that sets the cookie receives certain information. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective and/or to facilitate navigation on our website.

Of course, you can also use our website without accepting cookies. You can also configure your browser settings according to your wishes and in total, that is, refuse to accept third party cookies or all cookies, or delete already stored cookies. If you do not accept cookies, please note that in this case our service may not function correctly. Please see the individual functions below to find out which functions on our website set cookies on your device.


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we need a valid e-mail address from you, which allows us to verify that you own the e-mail address given or that you agree to receive the newsletter.

After providing your e-mail address, we will send you a confirmation e-mail to the address provided, asking you to confirm that you would like the newsletter to be sent. If you do not confirm this within 24 hours, your data relating to the newsletter will be automatically deleted. If you confirm the desire to receive the newsletter, we will save

your e-mail address until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

We only send newsletters with your consent or legal permission.

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address, and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. A link to cancel your newsletter subscription can be found at the end of each newsletter. If users have only subscribed to the newsletter and have canceled their subscription, their personal data will be deleted.


Our website offers a registration option. The personal data entered during registration will be transmitted to the responsible body. The data is stored solely for our internal use.

The IP address of the user and the date and time of registration are saved when registering. This is to prevent misuse of the services. The data is not transfered to third parties. An exception exists if there is a legal disclosure obligation.

The registration of the data is required for the provision of content or services. Registered persons have the option to delete or modify the stored data at any time. The data subject can receive information about the personal data stored about him at any time.

Transmission of Data to Third Parties

We transmit data to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract and/or we are legally obliged and/or entitled to do so in individual cases.

Use of PayPal as a Payment Method

Should you choose to pay using the online payment service PayPal as part of your order process, your order details will be transmitted to PayPal through the order placed. PayPal is an service of PayPal (Europe) S.à.rl & Cie. SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. PayPal acts as an online payment service provider and trustee and offers buyer protection services.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is the data required for order processing as well as data related to the order, such as the number of items, item number, and invoice amount.

This submission is necessary to process your order using the payment method you have selected, in particular to confirm your identity, to administer your payment and for customer relationship purposes.

Depending on the payment method selected via PayPal, e.g., invoice or direct debit, the personal data transmitted to PayPal will be transmitted by PayPal to credit bureaus. This transfer serves to verify your identity and creditworthiness with regard to the order you have placed. You can find out which credit agencies are involved and which data are generally collected, processed, stored and transmitted by PayPal in the PayPal privacy policy at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

In some cases, we make use of external service providers within the scope of our legitimate interests with regard to the analysis, optimization and economic operation of the online service. This always presupposes that the third party providers of this content recognize the IP address of the users, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. Third parties may also use “pixel tags” (invisible graphics, also called "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and, among other things, contain technical information similar to the logfiles. We list our service providers below.

If your data is to be used for other purposes, we will inform you beforehand and only use the data if you have previously expressly agreed to this.

1. Service Provider Google

We use services provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google") within the scope of our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our online service.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection law.(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

a. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics as a web analytics service. Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()" and therefore Google's IP addresses will be shortened before being transferred to member states within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area in order to exclude a direct personal reference. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the provider to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for the website operators and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Google Privacy Policy at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/?hl=de and specifically for Google Analytics at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=de and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

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.

The collection and storage of data by Google may be revoked for the respective terminal device at any time with future effect in connection with the use of this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website with this device.

Warning: If you delete your cookies, the deactivation cookie will also be deleted and must be stored by you again.

b. Google Maps

This website has content from Google Maps. By visiting the website, the third party provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, data sent via your browser, such as your IP address, is transmitted to Google Maps in the USA and stored there. The provider may store this data in usage profiles and use it for advertising and market research purposes. If you are logged in to Google at the same time, this data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want this association with your profile, you must log out before pressing the button. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the data collected automatically and the data you have entered by Google, one of its representatives, or third-party providers. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Google. For detailed information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by Google Maps, please refer to the provider's privacy policy at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

c. Google AdWords and Conversion Tracking

This website uses "Google Adwords" and conversion tracking as part of Google Adwords. When you click on an ad served by Google, "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer, are set. The cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. This will allow Google and us to recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Conversion cookies are used to generate conversion statistics for advertisers. These customers receive information regarding the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. Personal identification is also not possible for these customers. You can opt-out by disabling the Google conversion tracking cookie in your internet browser. You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit the following internet address: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

2 . Facebook

We use, as part of our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online services, social networking service Facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

a. Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from Facebook. The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like", or a "thumbs up" sign) or the additional "Facebook Social Plug-In".

If you visit a website of our online presence that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers.

The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by it into the website. As a result, personal information, such as your IP address, URL, date and time and other browser-related information is transmitted to Facebook and stored in the US, and according to Facebook, only an anonymized IP is collected in Germany.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example, press the "Like" button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook, stored there and communicated to your Facebook contacts depending on your Facebook settings. If you do not want this, please log out of your Facebook account (before pressing the Opt-In button).

Facebook stores your data in the form of usage profiles and uses it for purposes of advertising, market research and/or the tailor-made design of its website and other websites. In doing so, Facebook uses cookies and similar technologies to display advertisements on or outside Facebook services, whether or not you have an account on Facebook and are logged in. Facebook already uses cookies for this if you have visited www.facebook.com and forwards your data to third parties.

We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the data transmitted and its use by Facebook. You can prevent the installation of these cookies by setting your Internet browser accordingly, by specifying that all third-party cookies are rejected; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook and your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, as well as specifically for Facebook's social plug-ins at https://de-de.facebook.com/help/443483272359009/.

You can also change your privacy settings on Facebook in your account settings.

3. Trusted Shops

To display our Trusted Shops seal of approval and any collected reviews, as well as to offer Trusted Shops products for buyers after placing an order, the Trusted Shops Trust Badge is included on this website.

This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in an optimal marketing of our service, which predominate in the context of a balancing of interests. The Trust Badge and the services advertised are an offer of Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne.

When the Trust Badge is requested, the web server automatically saves a server log file, which contains, for example, your IP address, date and time of the request, amount of data transmitted and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the request. This access data will not be evaluated and will be automatically overwritten within seven days after the end of your page visit.

Further personal data is only transferred to Trusted Shops if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or have already registered for use. In this case, the contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops applies.

Rights of the Data Subject

You have a right to information regarding your personal data that we have stored. By law, you also have the right to correct inaccurate data, block, transfer data, and delete your personal information. Please send us an e-mail with the subject "Privacy". You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to the statutory provisions.

If you have given your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

You can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with legal requirements at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Storage Period for Personal Data

We store personal data for the duration of the respective statutory retention period or as long as the purpose of its collection exists. After expiry of the retention period, the data will be routinely deleted, unless there is a need to initiate a contract or to fulfill a contract. Unless the users' data is deleted because it is required for other and legally permitted purposes, their processing will be restricted as much as possible. The data will accordingly be blocked if possible and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data of users that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

Security Information

We make great efforts to process your personal data by taking all technical and organizational possibilities into account in such a way that the regulations of the data protection laws are observed and in order to protect this data. Our website or communication with us via our website is encrypted via HTTPS.

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