What is hemp?
The hemp plant, also called cannabis, belongs to one of the most developed plant families on earth. Hemp belongs to the cannabaceae, a plant family to which hops also belongs. It is, similar to hops, a dioecious plant, meaning that it posseses both male or female reproductive organs. Naturally there are also intersexual hybrids. Grown for a year, the roots of this unique plant can reach up to 2 meters into the ground. Hemp uses sunlight more efficiently than any other plant does and, with just a short growing period of a year, ‘can reach heights between 1,5 to 7 meters.
Domestic hemp carries the Latin name Cannabis Sativa: This sort of hemp has a growing period of approx. a year and can reach a height of 7 meters. Cannabis Sativa has a pronounced fibre development, but with only a small quantity of resine. The name "Sativa” means “useful", so this corresponds to "useful hemp".
What you should know about hemp.
Hemp is useful in a variety of ways, more so than most other plants. Hemp provides clothes and food, oil and energy, paper and material for building. Hemp cultivation requires no pesticides and still produces three times as much fibres as an equivalent cotton field and four times a much paper as a forest.
In our climate, hemp can be cultivated easily and has been at home here for centuries. The plant grows up to four meters high in 100 days and improves the soil at the same time. It’s ideal for crop rotation and demands no monoculture.
Hemp generally produces the most durable natural fibers. They’re three times as tearproof as cotton. And, because at cultivation, harvest or processing no harmful chemicals are used, hemp textiles reach our skin fully toxin-free.
With much less chemical and energy costs, hemp is processed to much better paper than wood is. Because of special fibre quality, hemp paper can be recycled more than double so often as paper made from wood can.
Appart from fibres for textiles, building material and paper, hemp produces a valuable oil. In many parts of the world hemp seed, from which the oil is pressed, has always been a staple food for humans and animals. It contains over 20 % proteins and essential fatty acids.
In comparison to all oils used for food, hemp offers the optimal combination of unsaturated fatty acids. Regardless if as edible oil or for cosmetics, the concentration of therapeutic, valuable gamma-linoleic acid (valuable when used against neurodermitis and other skin ailments) gives hemp, a unique effectiveness.
For centuries, worldwide, hemp has been one of the most important natural resources for humans and, it delivers some of the best and also inexpensive products. There is no other plant that used sunlight so beneficially for us all.
The texts were compiled in cooperation with the.www.nova-institut.de. (Authors: D. Kruse / M. Karus.)
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1. Access data and hosting
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We collect personal data that you voluntarily submit to us when you place an order, contact us (e.g. via contact form or by email) or open a customer account with us. Mandatory fields are marked as such because we absolutely need those data to perform the contract or process your contact request or open your customer account, and you would otherwise not be able to complete your order and/or create your customer account or send the contact request. It is evident in each input form what data are collected.
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3. Transfer of data
We disclose your data to the shipping company in the scope required for the delivery of the ordered goods according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. b) GDPR. Depending on the payment service provider you have selected during the ordering process, we disclose the payment details collected for order processing purposes to the bank commissioned to handle the payment and, as the case may be, to the payment service provider commissioned by us or to the selected payment service. Some of those data are collected by the selected payment service providers themselves if you open an account with them. In such a case, during the ordering process, you must register with your payment service provider using your access data. In this respect, the privacy notice of the relevant payment service provider applies.
Disclosure of data to a shipping provider
If, when or after placing your order, you have given your express consent to us doing so, we disclose your e-mail address and phone number to the selected shipping provider based on that consent according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a) GDPR, in order to enable the shipping provider to contact you to advise you of the delivery or agree with you the delivery details.
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Data transfer to debt collection companies
In order to fulfil the contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR, we forward your data to an authorised debt collection agency if our payment claim has not been settled despite a previous reminder. In this case, the claim will be collected directly by the collection agency. In addition, the transfer of data serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in an effective assertion or enforcement of our payment claim in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing interests.
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5. Use of data for payment processing
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Data protection provisions about the use of secupay.debit, secupay.purchase on account or secupay.credit card
On this website, the controller has integrated the components secupay.debit and secupay.credit card (subsequent "secupay"), Goethestr. 6, 01896 Pulsnitz. secupay is a payment institution as defined by the Payment Services Supervision Act (ZAG) and is registered with the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), Graurheindorfer Str. 108, 53117 Bonn. (Registernummer: 126737) and allows cashless payment of products and services on the Internet.
secupay represents a procedure by which the purchase price claim is assigned to secupay. This enables a dealer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after placing the order.
If you as the data subject chooses "debit", "purchase on account" or "credit card" as the payment option in our online shop during the order process, we automatically transmit the data of the data subject to secupay. By selecting this payment option, the data subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.
When making a purchase via secupay, you as the purchaser transmit the payment data to secupay. secupay then carries out a technical examination of the risk of non-payment. The execution of the financial transaction is then automatically communicated to the online merchant.
The personal data transmitted to secupay is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number or other data necessary for payment processing. The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will transfer personal data to secupay, in particular, if a legitimate interest in the transmission is given. The personal data exchanged between secupay and the controller for the processing of the data will be transmitted by secupay to economic credit agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
secupay will, if necessary, pass on personal data to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or for data to be processed in the order.
The data subject has the possibility to revoke consent for the handling of personal data at any time from secupay. A revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.
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6. Integration of the Trusted Shops Trustbadge
The Trusted Shops Trustbadge is integrated on this website to display our Trusted Shops Trustmark and the collected reviews as well as to offer Trusted Shops products to buyers after an order.
This is necessary to safeguard our legitimate prevailing interests in an optimal marketing by ensuring the safety of your purchase according to Article 6 (1) f GDPR. The Trustbadge and the services advertised with it are an offer of the Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne, Germany. The Trustbadge is made available by a CDN provider (Content-Delivery-Network) as part of order processing. The Trusted Shops GmbH uses also service provider from the USA. An adequate level of data protection is guaranteed. Further information to the data security of the Trusted Shops GmbH can be found here.
When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a server log file which contains, for example, your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. Individual access data are stored in a security database for the analysis of security problems. The log files are automatically deleted 90 days after creation at the latest.
Further personal data will be transferred to Trusted Shops GmbH if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or have already registered for use. The contractual agreement made between you and Trusted Shops applies. For this purpose personal data is automatically collected from the order data. Whether or not you are already registered as a Trusted Shops customer is automatically checked by means of a neutral parameter, the e-mail address hashed by cryptological one-way function. The e-mail address is converted to this hash value, which cannot be decrypted by Trusted Shops before it is transmitted. After checking for a match, the parameter is deleted automatically.
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8. Further technologies
9. Online Marketing
Google Ads remarketing
We use Google Ads to advertise our website in Google search results and on third-party websites. As far as you have given your consent according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a) GDPR for every visit of the website the so-called remarketing cookie of Google is set by Google, which allows the automatic displaying of interest-based advertising using a pseudonymous cookie ID and information about your website visits. After the purpose of use has ceased to exist and the use of Ads Remarketing has ended from our side, the data collected in this context will be deleted.
Any data processing that goes beyond that scope takes place only if you have allowed Google to associate your web and app browsing history with your Google account and to use information from your Google account to personalise ads that you see across the web. If, in such a case, you visit our website while being signed in to Google, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to build and define audience lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google will temporarily join your data with Google Analytics data to build audiences.
Google Ads is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.co.uk). Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. Here you can see the up-to-date certificate. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has recognised entities certified to the Privacy Shield as those ensuring an adequate level of data protection.
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10. Social Media
Our online presence on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest
Our presence on social networks and platforms serves a better, active communication with our customers and interested parties. We inform there about our products and current special offers.
When you visit our websiteson social media, your data may be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. So-called usage profiles are created from these data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. For this purpose, cookies are usually used on your terminal. The visitor behaviour and the interests of the users are stored in these cookies. This serves in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interest in an optimised presentation of our offer and effective communication with customers and interested parties that are overriding in the balancing of interests. If you are asked by the respective social media platform operators for a consent into the data processing, e.g. with the help of a checkbox, the legal basis of data processing is Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a) GDPR.
If the aforementioned social media platforms are headquartered in the USA, the following applies: The European Commission has adopted a decision on appropriateness for the USA. This goes back to the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate for the respective company can be viewed here.
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11. Contact possibilities and your rights
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