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SHOPPING ON THE INTERNET - but as safe as possible! by MENs STYLE Berlin

SHOPPING ONLINE - As secure as possible!

Shopping is a matter of trust. This is particularly true for purchases on the Internet. In our MEN's STYLE online shop, safety, transparency, fairness and intelligibility are always at the top of our agenda. This works to insure that your shopping expierience is a quick and pleasurfull one. Happiness is just a click away.
The integration of all generation is particularly important to us. Therefore we would like to provide you with a checklist "Safe shopping on the Internet" for checking the quality of an online shop. With this in mind, we wish you a lot of fun with your virtual shopping experience!

You want to shop online for the first time? To help you we have provided the following easy-to-use checklist that helps you to recognize trustworthy and customer-friendly providers. The list is concise and can be used for any provider. Start with a vendor that you already know from retail or mail order, or one that you have already heard is good and trustworthy.

Consider the following 5 questions

1. Who am I working with?

A trustworthy provider …
- gives you more company information than just the imprint (name and address)
- offers several contact options: e-mail, fax or telephone,
- requires your personal data only upon final order,
- can usually refer to independent Internet checkers with certificate view.

2. How do they offer me products?

A trustworthy provider ...
- facilitates the selection of their products by means of convenient search functions, targeted information and suitable placements
- describes their products comprehensively, intelligibly and legibly,
- gives you a real and visual impression of the products through appropriate illustrations
- gives you the price of the product comprehensibly.

3. How can I pay?

A trustworthy provider …
- informs you about their payment terms as well as the order and delivery conditions before the ordering process begins,
- offers you various payment options, usually also »purchase on account« and does not only require payment in advance.

4. How does the order process work?

A trustworthy provider …
- offers a easy to use shopping cart, the content of which can be modified at any time
- only upon purches, clearly shows all necessary personal data during an ordering process
- allows you to submit your data encrypted; Encryption e.g. Recognizable by: lock symbol in the footer and changes in the address bar of the browser (https: // instead)
- in addition to the prices of the goods, clearly indicates all other costs, such as shipping costs or costs for special payment methods (eg cash on delivery)
- informs you before shipment of the order whether the goods are available or when they are available
- provides you with an overview of the submitted data before the final dispatch. This includes your personal data, content of the order and all relevant data
- clearly shows that you are now submitting your order
- confirms receipt of the order by e-mail; Alternatively: offers you the possibility to print the confirmation of receipt.

5. What are my rights and obligations?

A trustworthy provider …
- offers you easy to find general terms and conditions (GTC)
- informs you in the terms and conditions and possibly also in other places, about your rights and obligations when making an online purchas.
- clarifies in particular your right of cancellation or return.

Detailed information on the topic of "shopping online" is available on the Website of the Federal Office for Information Security: