Data protection declaration

Dear Readers,

Data protection is a top priority in the ALDI North Group. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Below, we specify the data collected as well as the time and purpose of their collection, processing and usage:

Notes on data protection

The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and subsequently also the Telemedia Act (TMG) provide protection for personal data. These are data relating to natural persons. Data relating to legal persons are not subject to this protection. Personal data are individual items of information about personal or factual relationships which can be assigned to your person (for example, your name in connection with your telephone number or your email address). Information which cannot be associated directly with your factual identity (for example the products displayed to you on a website) do not come under this protection.

We do not pass on your data to third parties for purposes of advertising or promotion. Third parties will only receive your personal data from us in the way described in these notes on data protection.

Whenever our website is accessed, in other words whenever you download, or attempt to download, a file on this server, data on this operation are stored in a logfile.

In each case, the following dataset is stored relating to the download:

  • IP address
  • Name of the downloaded file
  • Date and time of the download
  • Transferred volume of data
  • Notification of whether the download was successful
  • Notification of why a download might have failed
  • Operating system and browser software of your computer
  • Screen resolution
  • Browser language
  • Colour depth
  • Browser plug-ins (JavaScript, Flash Player, Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.)
  • The website from which you are visiting us

The prepared datasets are stored in logfiles for statistical purposes and deleted after the statistical evaluation. We are unable to identify you using the stored data. The data are also not forwarded by us to third parties. Only in cases where our rights have been breached do we reserve our rights to forward individual datasets to the responsible agencies in order to institute proceedings relating to infringement of rights.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on our website in order to offer you maximum user comfort and to give our online portal an attractive structure for you in future.

Cookies are text files which are stored by the browser on your computer and include information about your usage of our website. Session cookies lapse after 24 hours. We use other cookies for statistical purposes. These remain on your computer permanently if you do not delete them and they enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. These cookies are not used to transmit any personal data.

Your browser accepts cookies in the standard setting. You do not therefore have to make any special settings so that cookies can be stored on your computer. If you want to deactivate the storage of cookies, you can find out more information on this from the help function in the menu bar of your browser. However, you should note that switching off cookies may restrict your usage of the website. We recommend allowing the use of cookies because otherwise the functionality of the website may be restricted.

Personal data are only collected if you make this data available to us – for example if you submit an enquiry to us using our contact form.

Your personal details are transmitted in encrypted form. This protects communication between you and our web server, and it helps to prevent misuse of data (eavesdropping) by third parties. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for encryption purposes, an accredited and widely used system on the Internet, which is also used for example by banks and online shops for Internet transactions. The latest version of this software is acknowledged to be safe.

All personal data gathered on our website are captured, processed and applied in accordance with the relevant applicable regulations for the protection of personal data only for purposes of the services requested by you and for processing your enquiries. We engage service providers when processing your enquiries and when you use our services. The service providers have a contractual obligation to comply with this data protection declaration. The ALDI North Group does not process and use your data for purposes of consultancy, advertising or market research beyond the purposes described above.

This website uses Adobe Analytics, a web analytics service. Adobe Analytics uses so called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, in order to help analyze the usage of our website by you. Based on this data usage profiles can be created under a pseudonym. The information generated by the cookie is usually transferred to an Adobe server located in the USA and stored there. Since we have activated the IP anonymization on this website, the server setting ensures that the IP address is anonymized before geo-localization. This means that the last 8 digits of the IP address is replaced by zeros. The information generated by the cookie the IP address will be replaced by an individual generic IP addresses before storage. Adobe will use this information for the evaluation of your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities and in order to provide other services related to use of website as well as the Internet to the website provider.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your internet browser and thus refuse the usage of Adobe Analytics. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. Furthermore, you can prevent the cookie-generated collection of the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Adobe by contradicting the data collection and storage via the following link:

Please exclude me from data collection on this website for this internet browser.

You can use our contact form at any time to send us information and enquiries.

We also make use of the expertise from all the companies in the ALDI North Group and our business partners in order to answer your questions promptly and competently. We may forward your quiries to our suppliers or contract partners in order to answer your questions.

Your data are passed on exclusively for purposes of acknowledging information or answering questions addressed to the companies in the ALDI North Group, suppliers or contract partners, and the data are only used by them specifically for this purpose. Your data are not used for any other purposes, in particular not for promotion and advertising.

As our reader, you can request information at any time as to whether we have stored personal data about you, and if this is the case, what data have been stored. If you find that we are holding personal data relating to you that are incorrect, we will naturally make any corrections necessary for this data, or block or delete such data at any time.

The office responsible for data processing in connection with our website is provided below:

ALDI Einkauf GmbH & Co. oHG
Eckenbergstraße 16
45307 Essen

reviewed contents 2015