Christina Oster-Daum, Javier González, Mathias Delor, Hilko Prahl
    Am Limespark 2
    65843 Sulzbach a. Ts. / Germany

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    Any liability for losses resulting from utilising this information is excluded. Liability claims which cosnova cannot exclude due to statutory provisions are not excluded thereby.


    Terms of use

    General terms and conditions of use for the cosnova website

    Section I: General Provisions

    The cosnova website is the online representation of the company cosnova GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “cosnova”), and provides information and data as well as using hyperlinks (Internet links) to make information on other websites available. The information and data in question are intended solely for information purposes. No assurance or guarantee can be given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or as to whether the information is up to date.

    § 1 Scope of validity

    cosnova is responsible solely for information which the company produces, publishes and disseminates itself. The terms and conditions of use are applicable to the content of the website cosnova.com.

    § 2 Liability

    cosnova shall not be held liable either for the content and software disseminated on the website, or for damages arising from such content or software, unless such damages have occurred as a result of deliberate acts or gross negligence on the part of cosnova, its employees or subcontractors. This applies to damages of all kinds, in particular damages which can arise as a result of faults, delays or interruptions in transmission, as a result of malfunctions of the technical equipment and of the service, inaccurate content, loss or deletion of data or viruses, or damages sustained in some other way when using the online services provided. cosnova assumes no responsibility for the content, accuracy, legality and functional capability of internet web pages belonging to third parties to which users are directed via links from cosnova.com. Pages are requested via links at user’s own risk.

    § 3 Copyright

    The content made available via the cosnova.com website is protected by copyright. Its use is subject to the copyright laws currently in force. This website cannot be amended, copied, published elsewhere, transmitted, disseminated or stored without the consent of cosnova. The material available through the cosnova website can only be used for private, non-commercial purposes, subject to strict observance of the copyright laws. Where applicable, a simple, non-exclusive and non-transferable license is issued specially for the software, directories, files and their contents which are made available for download by cosnova. This license is restricted to a single download and storage operation. cosnova retains all other, more extensive rights. In particular, their sale and use for commercial purposes of any kind is prohibited. cosnova assumes no liability for impaired quality of access as a result of force majeure or as a result of events for which cosnova cannot be held responsible, in particular failure of communications networks and gateways. cosnova gives no guarantee that cosnova.com will function without interruption or malfunction, or that any faults will be rectified. Similarly, no guarantee is given in respect of the accuracy of the content of cosnova.com.

    § 4 Data protection

    cosnova is under obligation to respect the legal provisions with regard to data protection and to respect the secrecy of telecommunications. In particular, we would refer you in this connection to section II “Privacy / data protection: information on the collection, processing and use of your personal data”.

    § 5 Amendments to these terms and conditions of use

    cosnova reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions of use at any time. No explicit reference will be made to amendments of the terms and conditions of use. Users must review the terms and conditions of use independently at intervals to identify any amendments.

    § 6 Final provision

    These terms and conditions of use and all legal relationships between users and the cosnova website are governed exclusively by German law. In the event that individual provisions of the terms and conditions of use should be or become invalid, then the validity of the remaining provisions of the terms and conditions of use shall remain unaffected.

    Section II: Privacy / data protection: information on the collection, processing and use of users’ personal data

    The confidence of users of our websites in the proper handling of our users’ data is essential to the success of our online service. cosnova therefore treats data protection with great importance. The collection, processing (this includes the storage, amendment, transmission, blocking and deletion) and use of user data takes place exclusively in accordance with the data protection regulations in force. cosnova subsequently gives a brief explanation of the principles according to which it collects, processes and uses users’ data.

    § 1 Personal data

    Personal data are inventory data, such as for example the name and address of an individual, and user data, such as domain name and IP address. Such data become available when users take part in a survey or a competition, or subscribe to a newsletter or service.

    § 2 Collection, processing and use of personal data

    As a general rule, no personal data is collected, processed and/or used solely as a result of users visiting cosnova.com. If a user’s name, e-mail address or other personal data is collected, processed or used in relation to special services, then cosnova shall explicitly draw your attention to this at the appropriate point and ask user to consent to an appropriate data protection declaration. In case personal data is collected, processed and used, cosnova will comply with the data protection regulations. In particular, the data will be treated as confidential. No personal data will be passed on to third parties unless user has given an express permission, or unless cosnova is under a legal obligation to divulge these data, for example as a result of a judicial decree or official order.

    § 3 Special provisions for external third party internet services and tools

    3.1 Use of cookies

    What are cookies?

    A cookie is a small text file which is sent from a web server when a visit is made to an Internet page and which is temporarily saved on the hard disk of the respective user. If the server in question is visited again, user’s browser sends the cookie previously received back to the server. This procedure allows the server to evaluate the information it has received in different ways. For example, cookies make it possible to control advertising pop-ups and can make it easier to navigate Internet pages. How does cosnova use cookies? When a user first visits the cosnova.com website, a cookie is sent to user’s browser, and is then saved on user’s hard disk. On subsequent visits, this cookie is used exclusively for the purpose of determining whether or not this user has already visited this page of our online service. If not used for specific functions described below, the cookie serves to generate accumulated statistics relating to visits of the cosnova.com website without building personal profiles. If users activate the auto log-in option, users are also sending a cookie from the appropriate page of our online service. Users’ registration data are stored in this cookie in order to recognize him/her on subsequent visits, so that users do not have to log in again. Users may de-activate the auto log-in option at any time after it has been activated. If users do not wish to benefit from the advantages of cookies, cosnova’s online service can of course be used without cookies. In general, every web browser can be set to block cookies. In this case, however, cosnova would point out that the blocking of function-related cookies may make it more difficult to use the cosnova.com website, in so far as certain functions are only available if the use of function-related cookies is permitted.

    3.2 Google JavaScript-Libraries

    Some of the essence-cosmetics websites are using JavaScript libraries from Google. The Java script libraries are software libraries that allow us to embellish and / or to automate certain features of the essence-cosmetics website. When calling up the Google Libraries through user’s browser, information about user’s usage, including the IP address, and, if applicable, type of browser and user’s and internet service provider’s operating system will be collected, processed and used by Google. This information is combined with other data from other Google services and enables the evaluation of user’s usage behavior by Google. Google also transmits this data to its authorized partners. By using the essence-cosmetics website user consents to the collection, processing and use of user’s data by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

    3.3 PIWIK-Plugin

    This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, 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 anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. 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.

    § 4 No liability for the Internet pages of our partners

    Should cosnova provide links via the cosnova.com website to various partners with whom cosnova collaborates and who also make Internet sites and Internet services available. These partners count as third parties in relation to cosnova and have their own data protection declarations. cosnova assumes no liability for any processing of data of non-affiliated companies or third parties, especially facebook or other social media networks. cosnova would ask you to obtain information from the sites regarding the partners’ respective data protection practices.

    § 5 Amendments to the terms of use

    cosnova reserves the right to amend the terms of use at any time and without a written notice. Otherwise, the above General terms and special terms and conditions of use shall apply.

    Section III: Dispute Resolution

    Follow this link to the website of the European Commission’s entity for online dispute resolution for consumer disputes: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. We do no to participate in dispute resolution procedures.

    Version: 02/17


    Dispute Resolution

    Follow this link to the website of the European Commission’s entity for online dispute resolution for consumer disputes: http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. We do no to participate in dispute resolution procedures.