Privacy Policy

With the following declaration we are complying with our legal obligation to provide information about the storage of data, the type of data we collect, the purpose of its collection and storage, and our identity. We also inform you about the initial transmission and type of data transmitted.

1. Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy concerns the protection of personal data. Personal data refers to any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual person, for instance, the name, postal address, email address, but also usage data such as the IP address of a computer.

2. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your computer by the browser. If you visit a website, a cookie may be stored on your operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive character string that enables unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit the website.

You can set up your browser so that the browser informs you when a cookie is to be stored and then allow this in individual cases. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

3. When and why we collect, process, and use personal data

In principle, the use of the website does not require the collection, processing or use of personal data. Furthermore, we do not collect or process your data unless you voluntarily provide it. This may be necessary in the following circumstances:

(1) Registration
In order to use some of the website's services, it is necessary to register. You will be required to provide personal data for this purpose. The following personal data will be collected during this process:

  • Name
  • Username
  • Password (saved in encrypted form and not viewable by us)
  • Email address
  • Physical address (optional)
  • City (optional)
  • Country (optional)
  • Post code (optional)

(2) Disclosure to state institutions and authorities
We only pass on data to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information within the framework of applicable legal obligations or based on a court decision.

(3) Newsletter
You can register for our newsletter on the website. Your email address will be saved for this purpose. Providing your name is optional.

The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. We use the service provider Mailchimp for sending our newsletter.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking the corresponding link in the newsletter.

(4) Data transmission abroad
We generally do not transmit any collected data to foreign countries.

(5) Use of telemedia
We collect and use personal data insofar as this is necessary to enable the use of telemedia (usage data). This usage data includes, in particular, features for identifying the customer, information about the beginning and end as well as the scope of the respective use, and information about the telemedia used by the customer.

(6) Use of usage data for billing
We use usage data once the use is complete and beyond that if required to bill the customer (billing data). We combine a customer's usage data about the use of various telemedia, insofar as this is necessary for billing. The service provider may block the data in order to meet existing legal, statutory or contractual retention periods.

(7) Ordering catalogs
You can order our catalogs on our website. There is a fee associated with this order. The following data is required and saved for such orders:

  • Chosen subscription
  • Salutation
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address
  • Street
  • House number
  • Post code
  • City
  • Country
  • Email address/telephone number for contact purposes (optional)

4. Minors

We pay particular attention to ensuring that children’s personal information is safeguarded. For this reason, no data pertaining to minor children is intentionally collected, processed or used without the consent of their parent/guardian. As soon as we become aware of the fact that a minor does not have the appropriate permission to provide their personal data or that personal data has been entered on behalf of such persons, we will delete that data immediately.

5. Right to information

The customer always has the option of requesting information about the personal data stored about them, including if it relates to the origin of this data, recipients or categories of recipients to whom data is forwarded, as well as the purpose of the storage.

6. Deleting and blocking

We are committed to deleting personal data that has been used for internal purposes, as soon as the information is no longer required and once the storage of data to fulfill those purposes is no longer necessary. The blocking of data will take place instead of deletion where deletion contravenes legal, statutory or contractual retention periods, and where there is reason to believe that the legitimate interests of the data subject would be adversely affected by deletion, or where deletion would not be possible due to the specific type of storage or where it would only be possible by incurring disproportionately high effort.
In addition, you can have the data we have collected blocked, corrected or deleted at any time. Deletion also takes place if you revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data. If the revocation occurs during an ongoing business transaction, the deletion will take place immediately upon its completion.
Further statutory deletion or blocking obligations remain unaffected.

7. Technical and organizational measures

We are committed to taking the technical and organizational measures necessary to ensure the implementation of the regulation concerning data protection, as long as the effort required is reasonable in relation to the desired purpose of protection. When communicating by email, complete data security cannot be guaranteed. We therefore recommend you send confidential information by post.

8. Identity of the data controller

The data controller per data protection legislation is
Lankes Auktionshaus e. K.
Triftfeldstr. 1, D-95182 Döhlau
Tel. 0049 928 695 050
Fax: 0049 928 695 054 0
Email: info@lankes-auktionen.com

9. Revocation

Customers have the option to revoke their consent to the collection, processing or use of their data at any time, with future effect. The revocation should be sent to:
Lankes Auktionshaus e. K.
Triftfeldstr. 1, D-95182 Döhlau
Tel. 0049 928 695 050
Fax: 0049 928 695 054 0
Email: info@lankes-auktionen.com