Privacy policy

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website.

Data protection is very important to us. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. In the following, we would like to explain to you what data we collect, process and use at what time and for which purpose.

1. Some general information on data protection first

Legal basis

The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and consequently also the Telemedia Act (TMG) protect personal data. Personal data relates to natural persons. Data on legal entities is not covered by these protection laws. Details on personal or material circumstances that can be attributed to you as a person are referred to as personal data (e.g. your name in connection with your telephone number or e-mail address). This does not apply to information that cannot be directly associated with your actual identity (for example, the products that you have viewed on our website).

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

We do not pass your personal data on to third parties for advertising purposes. We only disclose your personal data to third parties as described in this privacy policy.

2. What happens when you use our website?

Each time you access our website, i.e. each time you retrieve or attempt to retrieve a file from this server, data on this process is stored in a log file.

In detail, the following data is saved for each retrieval:

  • IP address
  • Name of the file retrieved
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Transferred data volume
  • Notification as to whether data retrieval was successful
  • Notification stating the reason for a failed attempt to retrieve data, if applicable
  • Operating system and browser software installed on your computer
  • Screen resolution
  • Browser language
  • Colour depth
  • Browser plugins (JavaScript, Flash Player, Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc.)
  • Website from which you navigated to us

The data is analysed by us and our service providers for statistical purposes using common website analysis methods in order to continuously improve our website. As an individual user, you remain anonymous. Older entries in the log file are deleted at regular intervals.

We are not able to track which user has retrieved which data. Neither do we attempt to obtain this information.

IP addresses are stored exclusively for the purpose of data protection to ensure the stability and operating reliability of our system. IP addresses are in no way used to recover other personal data.

Use of Piwik

This website tracks statistical data via the open-source ‘Piwik’ tool. This tool analyses Internet traffic on ALDI SOUTH websites. Piwik uses cookies that are saved on your computer.

Cookies are text files that are saved to your computer by the browser and contain information on how you use our website.

Your browser accepts cookies by default. Hence, there is no need for you to adjust a specific setting to allow your computer to store cookies. Please refer to the help function in the menu bar of your browser for further information on how to disable the storage of cookies.

Information regarding your visit on the website that is recorded by the cookie is transferred to and saved on our server via the Internet. In contrast to other widely used web analysis tools such as ‘Google Analytics’, this data is not saved on web servers hosted by the service provider in third-party countries, where it would be out of our control. We use this data to identify returning visitors and to analyse and improve the use of the website.

Use of YouTube videos

We have integrated YouTube videos into our website that are stored on ‘www.youtube.com’ and can be played directly from our website. All of these videos have been integrated using the ‘extended data protection mode’. This means that no data on you as the user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. YouTube cookies are not saved on your computer and data is not transferred to YouTube provider Google Inc., Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, until you play the videos.

When playing videos stored on YouTube, at least the following data is transferred to YouTube provider Google Inc.: IP address and cookie ID, the specific address of the page retrieved on our website, system date and time of retrieval, ID of your browser.

Data is transferred irrespective of whether you have a Google user account via which you are logged in or whether you do not have a user account. When you are logged in, this data is directly allocated to your account. If you do not want this data to be allocated to your profile, please log out before activating the corresponding button.

YouTube and/or Google Inc. saves this data in the form of usage profiles and uses this data for advertising purposes, market research or for the needs-based design of its website. In particular, this data is analysed (also for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-based advertising and inform other users of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these usage profiles. Objections must be addressed to YouTube provider Google Inc.

Please refer to this information page for further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing by Google Inc.

3. What options are available to you regarding the storage and further processing of your data?

As our customer, you may request information on whether we hold any personal data about you and on the type of the respective data at any time. Should you find that the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, we will correct, block or delete this data at any time.

The entity responsible for data processing in connection with our website is

ALDI International Services GmbH & Co. oHG
ALDI SOUTH Group
Mintarder Straße 36–40
45481 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany

Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at datenschutz(at)aldi-sued.de if you have any further questions on how we collect, process and use your personal data.