Responsible contact according to the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) is AbeBooks Inc., 5th Floor, 655 Tyee Road, Victoria, BC, V9A 6X5, Canada and AbeBooks Europe GmbH, Ronsdorfer Str. 77a, 40233 Düsseldorf (both referred to as "AbeBooks").
Generally you can access our web services without disclosing personal data to us. It is always your choice whether or not to provide us with your personal data. If you would like to register, purchase or sell books via our web sites or subscribe to our newsletter, the disclosure of personal data is necessary. This data includes your name, your address, your e-mail and other personal data which is requested by AbeBooks in individual cases.
In addition, particular data like e.g. IP-addresses, browser types and access times are automatically transferred by your computer and saved on our server. The IP-address is the worldwide valid, unique identification of your computer that consists of four number blocks separated by dots. Mostly, as a private user, you will not use a constant IP-address because it is only temporarily assigned to you by your provider. Nonetheless, by static IP-addresses a definite assignment of user data is principally still possible. Except for the purpose of the prosecution of illegal access to our web services we generally do not use this personal data. On an anonymous basis we only evaluate which of our web sites are favoured, the number of daily accesses and similar details.
We collect, process and use personal data only with your consent. If the consent is electronically declared within the scope of our Internet services, we follow the statutory notice liability requirements.4. Use of your data
We use your personal data in order to constantly improve our range of services and to satisfy the user's needs.
AbeBooks uses your personal information to enable you the conclusion of contracts via our internet platform as well as for processing payments and book orders. In addition, your data is used for the establishment, processing and settlement of your user relationship with AbeBooks.
Furthermore, we use your data in order to communicate with you. This includes that we, as the case may be, inform you about novelties of our services via e-mail. Should you have subscribed to our e-mail newsletter, we use your data in order to inform you regularly about products, services or certain events which could be of interest to you. In the case that you no longer wish to receive these e-mail newsletters, you can cancel the subscription in the menu "your user account" at any time. Your personal data will also be used in order to enable third parties the execution of technical, logistical and other services by our behalf. Finally, we use your data in order to protect our web pages and to trace unauthorised accesses.5. Transmission of data
As a matter of course, your data will not be sold to third parties. AbeBooks exclusively transmits your personal data to the following extent: