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Data privacy declaration

1. Data Protection at a Glance

General information

The following information gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means all data which allow for your personal identification. For detailed information on the topic of data protection, please refer to our data privacy notice specified in this text.

Collection of data on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is completed by the website operator. For their contact data, please refer to the legal notice on this website.

How do we collect your data?

One way of collecting your data is that you give them to us. These data may e.g. include information that you enter in a contact form.

Other data are automatically recorded by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are mainly of a technical nature (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time at which the website was accessed). These data are recorded automatically as soon as you enter our website.

For which purpose do we use your data?

One part of the data is collected in order to ensure an error-free provisioning of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

Which rights do you have with regard to your data?

You are at any time entitled to free information on the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You are moreover entitled to request the rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. For this purpose or if you have any further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at the address specified in the legal notice, at any time. Apart from that, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This is mainly done by means of cookies and so-called analysis programmes. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information is provided in the data privacy notice below.

You can object to this analysis. This data privacy notice contains information about the possibilities to object.

2. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data protection

The operators of this site take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy notice.

When you use this website, different personal data will be collected. Personal data are data which allow for your personal identification. This privacy notice explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for which purpose this takes place.

We refer to the fact that security gaps may exist when transferring data on the internet (with communication by email, for example). It is not possible to provide seamless protection of data from access by third parties.

Information on the responsible entity

The responsible entity for data processing on this website is:

Hugo Brennenstuhl GmbH & Co Kommanditgesellschaft
Seestraße 1-3
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)7071 8801-0
Email: info@brennenstuhl.de

The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who - alone or together with others - decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Withdrawal of your consent to the data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw consent that you provided on a previous occasion at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message by email is sufficient. In this respect, the lawfulness of the data processing prior to the withdrawal of consent remains unaffected.

Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority

In case of infringements of the data protection law, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority in questions under the data protection law is the State Data Protection Officer of the state in which our company has its registered office. For a list of the data protection officers and their contact data, please refer to the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right for the data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent, or for the fulfilment of a contract, to be provided to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only take place insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and in order to protect confidential content such as orders or enquiries you send to us as website operator, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the address line in the browser changing from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the browser line.

If the SSL- and/or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you transfer to us cannot be accessed by third parties.

Access, blocking, erasure

Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you are at any time entitled to free access to your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and to rectification, blocking or erasure of these data, if applicable. To that end, or if you have more questions related to the topic of personal data, you can contact us at the address specified in the legal notice at any time.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data published to comply with imprint obligations for the purposes of sending not expressly requested advertisement and information material is hereby rejected. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for instance by means of spam emails.

3. Data Protection Officer

Statutory Data Protection Officer

For our company, we have appointed a data protection officer.

Hugo Brennenstuhl GmbH & Co Kommanditgesellschaft
Data Protection Officer
Seestraße 1-3
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)7071 8801-0
Email: datenschutz@brennenstuhl.de

4. Collection of data on our website

Cookies

Some of the web pages use “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser during your next visit to our site.

You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are being placed and to only allow cookies on a case-by-case basis, to refuse cookies in certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. Deactivating cookies may limit the full functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required for execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain features requested by you (e.g. shopping cart feature) are saved based on Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically smooth and optimised provision of their services. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysis of your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are addressed separately in this data privacy notice.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically sends to us. This information includes the following:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of the server query
  • IP address

This data is not combined with other data sources.

The data processing is based on Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries using the contact form, we will store your data from the enquiry form, including the contact data specified there by you for processing the enquiry and in case follow-up questions arise. We will not pass such information on without your consent.

In this manner, the data entered by you in the contact form will only be processed based on your consent (Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message by email is sufficient. The lawfulness of the data processing operations based on consent before its withdrawal shall remain unaffected.

The data entered by you in the contact form (company or private person, first name, surname, company, telephone, email address, address, country, your message for us) will remain with us until you ask us to erase them, withdraw your consent to their storage, or the purpose for the data storage ceases to apply (e.g. after completed processing of your enquiry). Imperative legal provisions – particularly retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

5. Social Media

Sharing of contents via plug-ins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & co.)

The contents of our web pages can be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+ in a manner which complies with data protection law. In order to do so, this website uses Shariff.

The automatic transfer of user data to the operators of these platforms does not take place via this tool. Should the user be logged in to one of the social networks, an informational window appears when using one of the social buttons from Facebook, Google+1, Twitter & co., where the user can confirm the text before it is sent.

Our users are able to share the contents of this website on social networks in a manner which complies with data protection law without the complete surfing profile of the user being generated by the operators of the networks.

6. Analysis Tools and Advertisement

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer allowing them to analyse how you use our website. In general, the information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The Google Analytics cookies are saved on the basis of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both their web offer and their advertisement.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is abbreviated by Google within European Union member states or other states which are part of the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to perform other services connected to the use of the website and of the internet for the website operator. The IP address which Google Analytics transmits from your browser will not be associated with other data from Google.

Browser plug-in

By changing your browser settings accordingly, you may prevent cookies from being stored; however, we point out that you may not have full access to all website functions in this case. In addition, you may prevent any data created by the cookie and relating to website usage on your part (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the link below: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This places an opt-out cookie which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics .

You can find more information on how user data is handled in Google Analytics in Google’s data privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have concluded an agreement for contract data processing with Google and fully implement the strict regulations of German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic data” function of Google Analytics. This allows for the compilation of reports that contain information regarding the age, gender, and interests of the visitors to the website. These data originate from interest-based advertising from Google as well as third-party visitor data. These data cannot be associated with a specific person. You can deactivate this function using the display settings in your Google account at any time or you can generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “objection to data processing”.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter which is offered on the website, we require your email address and information which enables us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided, as well as your confirmation that you agree to the receipt of the newsletter. Other data will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the purposes of sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

The data entered during the registration process are processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1) point (a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to the storage of data and the e-mail address, as well as their use for the sending the newsletter, at any time, for instance via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the data processing prior to the withdrawal of consent shall remain unaffected.

The data which you have stored with us for the purposes of the newsletter will be stored by us until you have unsubscribed from the newsletter and, after the newsletter has been cancelled, will be deleted. Data which are stored with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

8. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins of the website YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the websites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our websites that features a YouTube plug-in, a connection with the YouTube servers is established. In this context, the YouTube server is informed about which of our websites you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to ensure a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR.

For more information on how we handle user data, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.

Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Your IP address has to be saved in order to be able to use the features of Google Maps. This information will usually be transferred to a Google server in the US, where it will be saved. The provider of this website has no influence on this transfer of data.

Google Maps is used to ensure an appealing representation of our online offers and easy finding of the places specified by us on the website. This is a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6(1) point (f) GDPR.

Please see the privacy notice of Google for more information regarding the handling of user data: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

9. Online Marketing and Partner Programmes

Amazon Associates Programme

The operators of these pages take part in the Amazon EU Associates Programme. Links to the website of Amazon.de are integrated into our website, which enable us to earn money through advertising cost compensation. To this end, Amazon uses cookies in order to be able to track the origin of orders. Using these, Amazon can recognise that you have clicked on the partner link on our website.

“Amazon cookies” are stored on the basis of Art. 6 point (f) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest here, as it is only through cookies that the amount of their affiliate remuneration can be determined.

You can find out more information about how Amazon uses data in Amazon’s privacy policy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201909010.