Privacy Policy Olympus Online Shop

1. Introduction

This data privacy policy provides information about the use of your personal data by visiting the Olympus online shop at

OLYMPUS EUROPA SE & Co. KG is the legal entity that determines the purposes and means of processing personal data on this website ("Controller").

We declare how we use your personal data in this privacy policy. Please read this privacy policy carefully before sending us any personal information. It is not necessary to provide personal information when visiting our website, but our servers automatically record certain information (e.g. the IP address of your computer) when you use the website. We cannot, however, identify you with this data (refer to Number 9)

If you have any questions about this data privacy declaration, you can contact us at any time by Email (

This data privacy policy can be updated at any time. The date of the last update is found at the end of the privacy policy. If we update the privacy policy, we will publish a clearly indicated notification on our website to inform you of the update. Registered users are also informed of every update via email.

2. When do we collect personal data?

We collect your personal data if you:

  1. Register on our website;
  2. Order products or services;
  3. Ask us other questions;
  4. Visit our website without being registered (but this is only data that does not identify you).

3. Which personal data do we collect from you?

If you register, we collect the following information:

  1. name;
  2. postal address;
  3. telephone number;
  4. email address;
  5. depending on the payment type, credit card data and other information (see Number 6)
  6. other personal information that you give us voluntarily and
  7. your IP address, information on the pages that you visit and your usage habits as described in Number 7 and 9 of this privacy policy.

4. What do we do with your personal data?

When you provide us with personal data, we only use this data exclusively for the following purposes:

  1. website management;
  2. improving our website as per usage habits;
  3. enabling the use of particular services on our website;
  4. handling your orders;
  5. correspondence on your orders;
  6. sending invoices and handling the payment process;
  7. informing you of news or special offers on our products or services if you have given your explicit consent to receiving such information. You can cancel these notifications at any time and revoke the consent you have issued by sending us an Email (;
  8. to answer your questions.

5. To whom do we pass on your personal data?

We will not pass on your personal data to other companies outside the Olympus Group, but rather only to other Olympus Group and associated companies as well as the payment service provider (see Number 6). You can find a list of these companies at These data recipients only use your data for the purposes stated in Number 4.

6. Data transfer to the payment service provider

6.1 Wirecard Bank AG and RatePay GmbH

Depending on the payment type and availability the payment processes are provided by Wirecard Bank AG (“Wirecard payment type”). If a Wirecard payment type is available and selected, the following data may be transferred to RatePay GmbH, Schlüterstrasse 39, D-10629 Berlin, Germany and Wirecard Bank AG, Einsteinring 35, D-85609 Aschheim, Germany and processed there for the purposes stated below:

  1. Title, first name, surname, date of birth, address, email address and phone number
  2. Account data (for a Wirecard payment type direct debit): Account holder, account number, sort code, bank, IBAN, BIC/Swift
  3. Order data: Data on current, previous and/or future customer orders with the retailer and other online shops working with Wirecard and RatePay, e.g. information on the products and payment types selected by the end customer
  4. Creditworthiness data: Data, in particular from credit agencies, that provides information on the customer’s credit status, e.g. information on any claims against the customer and other creditworthiness data
  5. Technical data: Data on the device used by the customer for the ordering process

The customer data is used for the following purposes:

  1. Risk checking for orders with the retailer
  2. Transfer of customer data to Wirecard and RatePay and forwarding the customer data relating to requesting, starting or ending the contract between the end customer and Olympus by Wirecard and RatePay to SCHUFA Holding AG, Infoscore Consumer Data GmbH (ICD), Creditreform Boniversum GmbH, Deltavista GmbH and/or Bürgel Wirtschaftsinformationen GmbH & Co. KG (BWI) for the purposes of obtaining information from these credit reference agencies about the customer. This information may include credit scores based on mathematical-statistical processes that involve address data for their calculation. Wirecard is entitled to appoint another service provider at any time for the purposes of retaining information about the customer.
  3. Calculations of own score values and other grades (e.g. risk categories) by Wire-card and/or RatePay.
  4. Making a decision by Wirecard on this basis on the provision of the Wirecard payment type desired by the customer (both for current and future orders in the Olympus shop) and transferring this to Olympus.
  5. Use of address data by Olympus and transfer of this to Wirecard and RatePay in order to be able to assess the risk of payment defaults in individual cases.
  6. Risk check for orders with other online shops:
  7. Undertaking the risk checks described above via Wirecard and RatePay for the operators of other online shops if the customer wants to submit an order using a Wirecard payment type with such an online shop.
  8. Transfer of customer data as part of the claim assignment to Wirecard and use of the customer data by Wirecard, if this is required to assert and enforce the assigned claims.

6.2 PayPal

For payment via PayPal, we pass on your payment data for processing to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal"). PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check. The result of the credit check with regard to the statistical likelihood of payment default is used by PayPal to take a decision on the willingness to provide the payment method. The creditworthiness information may contain likelihood values (so-called score values). If score values flow into the result of the credit check, they must be based on scientifically tenable mathemat-ical-statistical procedures. Such data as address information flow into calculating the score values.

7. Cookies

If you use our website we store certain information on your computer’s hard drive using so-called cookies (small text or image files). Cookies allow us to modify the website to your interests and needs. For example, a cookie may contain information about the pages you have visited, which enables us to modify the website accordingly for your next visit. Cookies do not provide us with access to other areas on your computer.

Most web browsers enable cookies to be deleted or a warning to be shown before a cookie is stored on your hard drive. Please obtain information from your browser's documentation or help screen to learn more about this option. But please be aware that you may not be able to use all of the services or offers on our website if you deactivate cookies.

8. Using tracking tools, social plug-ins

8.1 Adobe Analytics

Adobe Analytics, a web analysis service by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited (“Adobe”), is used on our website. Adobe Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable the use of the website to be analysed. If the information on the website’s use generated by the cookie is transferred to an Adobe server, the settings ensure that the IP address is anonymized before geo-localisation and is replaced with a generic IP address before storage. On behalf of OLYMPUS EUROPA SE & Co. KG, Adobe uses this information to analyse the use of the website, create reports on the website activities and provide other services associated with the website and internet use for the website operator. The IP address provided using Adobe Analytics is not combined with other Adobe data. You can prevent the installation of cookies using an appropriate setting in your browser software. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent the recording of the data created by the cookie related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Adobe and the processing of this data by Adobe by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available from the following link:

8.2 Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and enable the use of the website to be analysed. The information created by the Google Analytics cookie on your use of this website is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. On this website Google Analytics was extended to include the “gat._anonymizeIp();" code to ensure IP addresses are collected anonymously (called IP masking). This enables Google to shorten your IP address within the EU member states or other member states of the European Economic Area.

The complete IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the US in exceptional circumstances and then shortened there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, create reports on website activities for operators and to provide services associated with using the website and internet.

The IP address provided from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not connected with other data stored by Google. You can prevent the recording of the data generated by the Google Analytics cookie that relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in on the following link:

You can prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is used to prevent the future recording of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information on the usage terms and data privacy at or

8.3 Google AdWords

Our website uses the Google AdWords service. Google AdWords is an online advertising program by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

We use on the one hand the remarketing function within the Google Adword service. With the remarketing function, we can present adverts based on their interests to website users on other websites in the Google display network (Google itself, so-called “Google ads”, or on other websites). For this, the user’s interaction on our website is analysed, e.g. the offers the user is interested in, to be able to show target adverts on other pages after visiting our website. To do so, Google saves a number in the user's browser when they visit certain Google services or websites in the Google display network. This user's visits are recorded via this number, which is referred to as a “cookie”. This number is used to uniquely identify a web browser on a particular computer and not to identify a person; personal data is not stored. You can deactivate the use of the cookie by Google by following this link, then downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: For more information on Google remarketing and the Google data privacy declaration, see:

We also use so-called conversion tracking as part of the Google AdWords service. When you click on an advert placed by Google, a cookie is stored for conversion tracking on your computer/device. These cookies become invalid after 30 days, do not contain personal information and are not used for personal identification. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to produce conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen conversion tracking.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the relevant setting in your browser software; but in this case, we expressly point out that you may not be able to use the full functions of this website. You can also deactivate interest-related adverts on Google and interest-related Google adverts in the web (within the Google display network) in your browser by activating the “Off” button under or deactivating it at You can find additional information on related options and data privacy at Google under

8.4. Pinterest

Our website uses the Pin-it button from Pinterest as a social plug-in. When it is displayed or clicked, it creates a direct connection between your computer and the Pinterest server. Pinterest can collect personal and non-personal data from you. We recommend getting information on the types of data this covers, the purpose and scope of the data collection, the ongoing processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and setting options to protect your private sphere by reading the data privacy information on, or

9. Your rights

If you want to access, correct, update or delete your personal data, you can contact us at any time using the contact data stated in the “Contact us” section.

If you are resident in the European Union you can also object to the processing of your personal data, request that we restrict the processing of your personal data or request the transfer of your personal data. You can exercise these rights by contacting us via the contact data in the “How to contact us” section.

You have the right at any time to reject advertising messages that we send to you. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the emails that we send. To reject other forms of advertising (e.g. by post), please contact us via the contact data in the “Contact us” section.

You can also revoke your consent at any time if we collect and process your personal data with your consent. Revoking your consent has no influence on the legality of processing your personal data that we have undertaken before your consent was revoked nor on the processing of your personal data that we have undertaken based on a justified interest and for which no consent is required.

You have the right to complain to the data privacy authority about the collection and use of your personal data. For further information, please contact your local data privacy authority.

Updates to this data privacy declaration

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time to time if the legal, technical or economic conditions change. When we update our privacy policy, we will undertake appropriate measures to inform you as required by the importance of the changes we have made. We will obtain your consent to all important changes to the privacy policy if and to the extent to which this is required under applicable data privacy laws.

You can see when this privacy policy was most recently updated by checking the date of the last update below this privacy policy.

How to contact us

If you have questions or concerns about the use of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer using the following contact information: