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Data Protection

Information on the use of cookies

On this website, we use cookies to make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of particular functions. Cookies are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. The process whereby a cookie is stored is also referred to as “setting a cookie”. You yourself can adjust the settings of your browser according to your wishes and can do so in such a way that you are informed that cookies are being set, decide whether to accept this on a case-by-case basis or fundamentally rule out the use of cookies at all. Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, for example to find out whether your computer has already had a connection to a particular website during a previous Internet session (persistent cookies) or to remember the last websites you visited during an Internet session (session cookies). We use cookies in order to offer you enhanced user comfort. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your computer when the browser session ends (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer the next time you visit our website (persistent cookies). In order to use our comfort functions, we recommend that you allow cookies to be accepted for our website.

Pseudonymised use of the website

You can visit our website without providing us with any of your personal data. Pseudonymised usage data are never merged with the data of the bearer of the pseudonym. No pseudonymous usage profiles are created.

Special functions of the website

Our website offers you a variety of functions. If you use these functions, we collect, process and store your personal data. In the following, we explain what happens with this data.

Use of data from our contact form

We use data entered on our contact form solely for the purpose of processing enquiries submitted by means of this form. Once the enquiry has been processed, we delete the collected data.                                                                                                                                                                                     Transfer of data

We only pass on data that we are obliged to pass on in order to fulfil our contractual obligations and that third parties require to ensure problem-free procedures, especially with regard to implementation of a contract that has been entered into, or if storage of such data is prescribed for other legal reasons. If you provide us with personal data, the data will only be used for the specific purpose to which you agreed before entering the data. We will only store your personal data for the length of time that is needed for the envisaged collection of data or that is prescribed by law. There is no transfer of the data to third parties for purposes above and beyond those indicated. 

Statistical evaluation of visits to this website

When you go to a website or access individual files of the website, we collect, process and store the following data: IP address, website from where you accessed the file, name of the file, date and time when you accessed the website/file, amount of data transferred and notification regarding whether the attempt to access the website/file was successful (web log). We use this access data in a non-personalised form solely for continuous improvement of our website and for statistical purposes.

Data Protection for the Use of Social Plugins

Use of social plug-ins of Facebook and Twitter

On our website, social plugins of the social network Facebook, the social platform XING and the video portal YouTube are used. These services are offered by the companies Facebook Inc., XING AG and YouTube LLC ("providers"). Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. An overview of the Facebook plugins and what they look like can be found at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ XING is operated by XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. An overview of the XING buttons and what they look like can be found at: https://www.xing.com/app/share

YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. An overview of  the YouTube plugins and what they look like can be found at: https://developers.google.com/youtube/terms/branding-guidelines

In order to protect your data more effectively when you visit our website, the plugins have been integrated into the website by means of a so-called "2-click solution" from Heise Online. This ensures that, when you go to a page of our website that contains such plugins, a connection to the servers of Facebook, XING or YouTube is not established immediately. Only when you activate the plugins and thus give your permission for the transfer of data does your browser establish a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, XING or YouTube. The contents of the respective plugin are then sent to your browser by the associated provider and integrated into the website page. As a result of the plugins being integrated into the website, the providers receive the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a profile that has been registered with the provider or are not logged in at the moment. This information (including your IP address) is directly sent by your browser to a server of the respective provider in the USA or Germany and stored there. If you have logged in to one of the social networks, social platforms or social video portals. the providers can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook, XING or YouTube profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the "Like", "Share" or "Play" buttons, the corresponding information is also sent directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information is also published in the social network, on the social platform or in your video portal account and shown there in your contacts. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as your rights in this regard and your setting options for the protection of your privacy are indicated in the data protection information given by the providers at the following Internet addresses: Facebook Inc.: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/  XING AG: https://dev.xing.com/plugins/share_button/privacy_policy YouTube LLC: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ If you do not want Facebook, XING or YouTube to assign the data collected via our website to your  profile in the respective service, you must log out of the corresponding service before activating the plugins.

Information, Erasure, Blocking

Data security and data protection, communication by e-mail

We make use of all the technical and organisational means available to ensure that your personal data that are stored are not accessible to third parties. If you communicate with us by e-mail, however, we are unable to guarantee complete data security. We therefore recommend that you communicate with us by post if your correspondence contains information for which there is a great need for secrecy.

What to do if you have any questions regarding data protection  

Should you have any questions regarding the protection of your data, we will be happy to answer them. E-mail address: info(at)bw-i.de

Right to information and requests for changes

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to obtain free-of-charge access to information regarding your stored data as well as the right to correct, block or erase these data. In order to avoid cases of possible misuse, the request for information must be signed in writing by hand.

Data Protection for the Use of external content

Use of external content  

On our website, we use active Java-script content from external providers such as Google Maps.  When our website is accessed, these external providers are also sent personal information regarding your visit to our website. You can prevent this by installing a Java script blocker as an add-on for your browser such as the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/) or by deactivating Java script in your browser settings. This can lead to functional restrictions on websites that you visit


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