Terms of Use

Terms of Use

1. General terms of use

The following terms of use apply in respect of access to and use of the www.koelln.com Website. 

We do not recognise any regulations to the contrary, unless they have been expressly agreed in writing: 

a) To use our online services and, more specifically, to enter into contracts, you must be at least 18 years of age and be fully competent to contract. If you are between the ages of 7 and 18, you must have the permission of your legal guardian. 

b) We reserve all rights pertaining to the layout and content of this Website, which are protected by copyright and other intellectual property legislation. You shall not copy or download the Website in whole or in part, unless we have invited you to do so (in requesting you to download certain forms or information, for example). Under no circumstances shall the Website content be reproduced or used for commercial purposes, in particular by passing it on for a fee, unless we have given our express prior permission, either in writing or via e-mail, for the reproduction or use in question. 

c) There are certain risks associated with using the Internet, as it is accessible to the public and because the potential exists for content to be modified by unauthorised third parties. These risks also arise when accessing and using www.koelln.com. No claims asserted against us as a result of such risks shall be admitted in cases where we cannot be held responsible. 

d) The utmost care has been taken in creating our Website. However, although the information and content we have provided is correct to the best of our knowledge, the possibility of errors or inaccuracies cannot be ruled out. The information and content are provided for promotional purposes only and are non-binding. We can accept no liability whatsoever for the accuracy of the information/content on our Website. In particular, we can accept no responsibility for ensuring that the information provided is appropriate for the user’s intended purpose. Any provisions to the contrary shall only apply if expressly agreed with the user or if we clearly wish to vouch for the accuracy of the information or content in question. 

e) We can accept no liability or responsibility for the content of third-party Websites to which we provide links. We hereby state that we have no influence on the content or layout of third-party Websites to which we provide links, nor do we adopt their content as our own. 

f) Access to and use of www.koelln.com shall be exclusively governed by German law. 

2. Data protection

All personal data shall be treated confidentially and shall be collected, processed and used in accordance with German data protection regulations. Where required for business transactions, data shall be stored. On fulfilment of contract, Peter Kölln GmbH & Co. KGaA shall only continue to store and use your data for ongoing customer service purposes as far as is legally permitted. We shall not forward your data to third parties.

To help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the “_anonymizeIp()” method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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.

You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

3. Information about content provider

Peter Kölln GmbH & Co. KGaA 

Westerstrasse 22-24 

25336 Elmshorn, Germany 

Telephone: +49 (0) 41 21 / 648-0 

Fax: +49 (0) 41 21 / 66 39 

Commercial Register: AG Pinneberg HRB 1793
Domicile: Elmshorn
Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Senator h.c. Prof. Dr. Hans Heinrich Driftmann
Honorary chairman of the Supervisory Board: Ernsthermann Kölln Snr.
General Partner: Kölln Industrie- und Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Elmshorn, Amtsgericht Pinneberg, HRB 100 EL represented by Dr. Christian von Boetticher as secretary.
Data Protection Officer: Marco Leal Romero

VAT reg. no.: DE 812 628 396

4. Final clauses

If one or more of the clauses contained in these conditions is or becomes invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining clauses. The regulation that is invalid shall be replaced by its legally acceptable equivalent. Provided that the user of this Website is a business user, the exclusive place of jurisdiction for the settlement of any claims arising from the business relationship shall be Elmshorn, Germany. 

All legal transactions relating to the use of our online shop shall be subject to German law to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods