Effective: 25th May 2018

This is privacy notice of absoluteBLACK. We respect your privacy and are determined to protect your personal data. The purpose of this privacy notice is to inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website and make a purchase. We’ll also tell you about your privacy rights and how the data protection law protects you. is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as absoluteBLACK, "we", "us" or "our" in this privacy notice.)

§1 Collection, processing and use of your data
You can use our website without providing any personal data. We only store access data, such as the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you visit our site, or the name of the requested file on an anonymous basis. This data is used solely to improve our website and does not contain any references to your identity.

Personal data (Name, Surname, shipping address, email, phone number) is only collected when you provide such data voluntarily to us when placing an order or registering for our newsletter (email only). Your data will only be used without your express permission for processing your order (performance of a sales contract) and for distributing our catalogs. When you register for our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address for our advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

We will store your personal information insofar as is necessary for conducting business and to the extent permitted under the EU data protection law.

In the Cart we also ask optionally for your phone number. This is only for providing you a text information about your parcel location and delivery times with DHL courier (DHL sends automated text messages so you can track your parcel easily). If the parcel is sent outside EU this phone number may also be used by Customs Agencies to contact you and arrange final delivery of your purchase. Usually this greatly speeds up delivery process.

§2 Transfer of personal data
We will only process personal data for order transaction purposes and only transfer it to third-party service providers (like DHL) where necessary for this purpose. In order to provide delivery tracking information, we will transfer your email address to the parcel service for that purpose only. Thus, the parcel service may inform you about the current status of your delivery. The delivery tracking information is sent by e-mail. We do not process your payment to us, nor see or store your card details. Payments are handled solely by our partner Paypal who is the processor of your payment to us. Your interests will be protected in accordance with the legal requirements. We will only pass your data on to contractual partners and service providers if necessary for the fulfillment of contractual obligations (e.g. orders or prize draws). Our contractual partners may not pass your data on to third parties for advertising purposes. They may exclusively use your data to fulfill their task.

§3 Data protection
Your personal data is encoded during the online data transfer using SSL, SHA-256 with RSA encryption, RSA with 2048 bit exchange by Comodo RSA. Our website and other systems are protected by technical and organisational measures to prevent loss, damage, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

§4 Cookies
We use cookies on various pages to make your visit to our website more enjoyable and to facilitate the use of certain functions. These cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard disk after the end of the browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer the next time you visit our website (permanent cookies). Our affiliated companies are not permitted to collect, process or use personal data via cookies through our website.

§5 Google Analytics
“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) 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 of data collection by Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on (

Further information can be found under (Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy). Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and from the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. Should you not wish this, you can deactivate it via Google's ads preferences manager (

§5a Google Display Network
We use the Google Display Network to improve the quality of our services.

§6 Use of Facebook plugins uses Facebook social plugins to create a better shopping experience. Among others, we use the "LIKE" button. This is an offer provided by the American company Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).

When you visit a page of which contains a plugin, your browser establishes a connection to Facebook and the content is loaded by Facebook. It may therefore be possible for Facebook to track your visit if you have a Facebook account or have already visited a page with Facebook social plugins. Facebook also gathers information about you directly when you use such a social plugin (for example by clicking the LIKE button). This is necessary so that the information can be shared with your friends. absoluteBLACK has no influence over the content of the plugin and the transfer of information to Facebook.

Facebook's privacy policy provides detailed information about the amount, type, purpose and further processing of your data ( This policy also contains information about your rights and options for protecting your privacy on Facebook.

You can prevent Facebook from collecting information about you during your visit to by logging out of Facebook and deleting any cookies.

§7 Right of access to personal data
According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not your personal data are being processed, and, where that is the case, request rectification, restriction or erasure of those data. ■ Right of access acc. Art. 15 EU GDPR ■ Right to rectification of inaccurate personal data and completion acc. Art. 16 EU GDPR ■ Right to erasure acc. Art. 17 EU GDPR ■ Right to restriction of processing acc. Art. 18 EU GDPR ■ Right to object to processing of personal data acc. Art. 21 EU GDPR

§8 E-mail newsletters
You will only receive e-mail newsletters if you have requested these in advance. You may subscribe to or cancel our newsletter at any time in writing or by clicking "Unsubscribe" in the newsletter email itself. Our newsletter will only contain news from our company like updates on new products, exclusive offers or important informations from absoluteBLACK. Our customers will automatically be sent news by email, but this happens only few times in a year. Written cancellations of e-mail newsletters should be sent to contact [at]

§9 Revocation of consent
It is likely that you gave the following consent when you signed to newsletter or made a purchase from our website. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

"I wish to receive information about new products by e-mail on a semi regular basis. My e-mail address will not be passed on to other companies. I may withdraw this consent to my e-mail address being used for advertising purposes at any time."

§10 Contact for data protection
If you have questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you want to provide information, correct, block, delete data or revoke consent, please contact our Data Protection Officer at contact [at] with email title “ data protection corrections”.

absoluteBLACK is the controller and responsible for this website.

§11 Customer Reviews
We allow our customers to place written reviews of absoluteBLACK products on our website. When you submit such review we ask for your name and email address, but we do not use that data for any other purpose than processing and publishing your review. Your email address is kept private and will never be published in the review that is visible on our website. If you have placed a review and would like to remove or amend it, you have the right to do so. Written cancellations or amendments of placed reviews should be sent to contact [at]

§12 Contact Forms
Our website contains a contact form that you can use (fill in) to contact with us. This form collects your name, email and country to help us answer your questions accurately. We do not use this data for any other purpose. If you have contacted us and would like to remove the email conversation between you and us, you have the right to do so. However in certain circumstances, but not limited to, for example dispute, abuse, suspected fraud or warranty cases we reserve the right to retain the email conversation for 12 months. Written requests to delete email conversation should be sent to contact [at]

§13 Third-party links outside of our control
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and have no influence on the contents of the linked pages and expressly accepts no liability for the contents of those websites. absoluteBLACK will check the contents of the linked pages regularly and remove all links to websites containing any infringement immediately. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.