Data Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting STEVENS Bikes' Website. The protection of your personal data and your personality rights are important to us. We would like to inform you about the use of your personal data as well as the use of cookies on our website. By using this website, you consent with the terms and conditions of this declaration of privacy.

Responsible Party and Service Provider

The Responsible Party according to the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG; Federal Privacy Act) and at the same time Service Provider according to the Telemediengesetz (TMG; Federal Tele-Media Act) is STEVENS Vertriebs GmbH (cf our imprint under

Objects of Privacy

Objects of privacy are personal data. These are, according to the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, particulars about personal or objective relationships of a particular or ascertainable natural person. This includes for example, information such as Names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, but also user data such as your IP-Address.

Collection, Processing and Use of your Personal Data

The amount and manner of collection of your personal data varies depending on your use of our website, i.e. if you are just visiting our website, use it solely for information purposes or if you are corresponding with us through our website.

For solely informational use of our website it is not inherently necessary to enter personal data. In this case we only collect and use the data that is automatically transmitted by your web browser (especially your IP-Address). This information is only stored for the duration of your visit, and it is only used for statistical purposes, so you will remain anonymous.

If you use our website to correspond with us, it may be necessary to enter personal data. We collect, process and use the personal data provided by you only as far as it is necessary for the inception, processing and termination of such contractual or non-contractual obligations. Such an obligation occurs, for example, if you contact us. In such cases, we use your personal data to process your enquiry. It is your free decision, if you provide your data for these purposes.

The data provided by you for the inception, processing or termination of such contractual or non-contractual obligations (list data: membership of a particular group of people, profession, industry or business names, names, titles and academic degrees, address and year of birth) and potentially further data that are either collected or appended in accordance with the applicable laws are processed and used exclusively for purposes of information about and marketing for our own offers. You can opt out of the use of your data for marketing purposes at any time (cf “Contact”).

Use of Personal Data for Market Research

If you consent to the processing of your personal data for marketing and market research purposes, your personal data will be used for these purposes by us.

We will only do this if you explicitly consent to such a use, for example by ticking a box or by entering and transmitting your e-mail address in a corresponding field. You can revoke your consent at any time (cf “Contact”)

We will then be able to send you information and individualized advertisements about our range of products or suggest participation in activities such as lotteries (eg through our newsletter). We will contact you for such purposes through means that you have entered for contacting you, for example per e-mail, if you have entered your e-mail address, or per phone or text message, if you have entered your telephone or mobile phone number. We will then also use your data for analyzing and optimizing the efficiency of our websites as well as for market research.

External Contractors

It may be necessary for the processing of your inquiry to transmit your personal data to external contractors who act solely on our behalf. We ensure that these external contractors process your data solely in conformity with our directions and in accordance with this declaration of privacy and with the legal requirements for processing data. Your personal data is always treated as confidential and will not be transmitted to third parties not acting on our behalf unless you have consented or we have the legal right or the legal obligation.

Your Rights

According to the law, you have the right to request information about your data stored by us as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of your data free of charge. On request, we will inform you if and which personal data is stored by us.

You can opt out of the use of your personal data for the future at any time.


For questions regarding collection, processing or use of your personal data, for inquiries, correction, blocking or deletion of personal data as well as withdrawal of consent please contact:

STEVENS Vertriebs GmbH
Asbrookdamm 35
D-22115 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 71 60 70-0
Fax: +49 40 46 53 14

Use of Cookies

We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer.

We use cookies to better understand how our website is used and to optimize its appeal, content and functionality. Cookies help us, for example, to determine if and which subsections of our website are visited and which content interests users. Collection or storage of your personal data does not occur in the use of cookies.

You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time in your browser options if you wish. Please use the help-function of your web browser to learn how to change these settings.

During your first visit on our website we ask you in an overlay at the top of the screen if you consent to the use of cookies. You can consent via the link or declare your consent by remaining on our website. Should you wish do revoke your consent later, please simply delete the cookies in your browser.

The following table lists the cookies used by us:

Responsible for cookies Name of cookie Validity Purpose
STEVENS PHPSESSID 90 days The session-ID is used for storing the choices of the user for a specific timeframe. This is used by the following functions:
Bike Comparison (storing the last bikes compared)
STEVENS biketab 24 hours Stores opened tabs on bike sites (Description/Equipment/Geometry), so the user can find the same information when changing to another bike.
STEVENS Name starts with „acc_“ session only Pages with accordeon elements save the last state (Which accordeon was open last?) to return to that state when returning to the page. Each of these pages uses a cookie with a slightly different name, eg “acc_cat1_501_inner”.

Social Plugins of Social Networks

For privacy reasons, we have categorically decided against using social plugins of social networks (eg. the “Like” button by “Facebook”) on our websites.

No data is automatically transmitted to social networks (eg Facebook) when you browse our websites. We do not want to refuse you this option, however, if you would like to use it.

For this reason, we offer hyperlinks called “LIKE” on our bike sites, that look like a plug-in. These will only refer you to the website of a social network if you click them.

Security of Your Data

The personal data transmitted by you is protected by us through technical and organisational means to prevent accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by non-authorized persons.

Updates of this Declaration of Privacy

We will update this declaration of privacy from time to time to improve the protection of your data. You should revisit this page occasionally to find out if we have updated it.