The BCC Unternehmensberatung GmbH (hereinafter “BCC”, please find more information on our company here), is pleased about you visiting our website. For us, data privacy and data security are both very important issues. Therefore, we want to inform you about which of your personal data are recorded by visiting our website and for which purpose these are used.
- What is personal data?
Personal data contains information that can be used to extract some of your personal or factual relations (e.g. name, address, phone number, date of birth, e-mail). If we cannot relate the information to your person (or just with disproportional high effort), e.g. by anonymizing the information, it is no matter of personal data.
- Which kind of personal data do we collect / process / use?
Most of our online presence you can use without giving your personal data. We store access data without personal reference, e.g. the website from where you were guided to us, the names of the requested files and the date of requisition. These data are only analysed for creating a better offer and cannot identify your person. However, if you make use of the offers on our website like the newsletter, we necessarily need further information in order to perform the request. For example, the e-mail address is needed for the installation of the newsletter.
We use your personal data for providing our products and services, for the purpose of answering your questions and for the establishment and improvement of our website and application. We only use your personal data to offer our large-scale services on the website or to perform our service, if you have used our contact forms or have registered for our download section. Further usage of your data will not take place. We will not transmit your data to a third party without your permission, unless we are obligated to by law (criminal prosecution, courts, legal authorities) or we have to engage somebody with a confidentiality obligation by an assignment of receivables.
Personal data will especially be used for:
In order to subscribe to our newsletter service, we need your consent and at least your e-mail address, whereto we can send you the newsletter. Further information is optional and will be used to contact you by person, to formulate the newsletter more personal and to check back on your e-mail address. It is your free decision to provide us with your personal data. However, without this information we cannot send you our newsletter.
For our newsletter we normally use the so called double opt-in process, so that we will not send you the newsletter until you have confirmed the link in a special confirmation mail. Hereby we want to assure, that only you as the owner of the mail account can register to the newsletter. This confirmation hast to be given soon after receiving our mail, because otherwise your registration will be deleted automatically from our database. Your e-mail address will be used solely for our own advertising throughout the time of your registration to the newsletter until the time of cancellation of the subscription. For unsubscribing you may send us an informal e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can cancel the newsletter by using the link at the end of the page.
- Contact Form
In case you make use of our contact form in order to raise a request, we will ask you about your first and last name, company name, region and your e-mail address. You can then send your personal request to us into the message box. It is your free decision to provide us with these data, however, please bear in mind that we cannot fulfil your contact request without these.
- Addthis Bookmarking
This website contains „Addthis“-Plugins offered by Add This, LLC, 8000 Westpark Dr., Suite 6235, McLean, VA 22102 (“Addthis”), which allow you not only to create bookmarks but also to share interesting website contents. When using „Addthis“, cookies come into action. The generated data (e.g. time of use, browser language) are transmitted to the Add This LLC in the United States and processed over there. For more detailed information regarding data processing by Add This LLC and data protection applied by Add This LLC visit www.addthis.com/privacy. This website contains in particular information concerning the type of data processed as well as their purpose. Processing of data concerned by us does not take place. By using the „Addthis“-field you agree with the data processing by Add This LLC, namely in the extent apparent from the website www.addthis.com. You can at any time object the use of your data by employment of an „Opt Out Cookie“. Further details can be found also on the aforementioned website of Add This LLC.
- Integration of Social Plug-ins
On our site called Social Plugins ( "Plugins") the social networks Facebook and Google+ and the service Twitter are used. These services are provided by the company Facebook Inc., Google Inc., and Twitter Inc. ( "providers").
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ( "Facebook"). An overview about the plugins from Facebook and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ( "Google"). You can find an overview of the plug-ins from Google and their appearance here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ( "Twitter"). You can find an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Google, or Twitter. The content of the plugin is the provider directly to your browser and integrated into the side. By integrating the plugin get the provider the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you are not have a profile or just not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a server of the provider in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to one of the services that providers can assign to visit our site to your profile on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter directly. If you interact with the plugins, for example the "Like" -, the "+1" -, the "Tweet" , the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored. The information will also be published in the social network, or to your Twitter account and there appear to your contacts.
Purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the providers as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies of the provider.
If you do not want Google to assign, Facebook or Twitter collected on our web data directly to your profile in the respective service, you must log out before you visit our site to the appropriate service. You can also add-ons completely prevent the loading of plug-ins for your browser, z. B. with the Script Blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
- Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, an analysing web service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files that will be saved by your computer for analysing your use of the website. The information of your using behaviour on the website is collected by the cookie and will be sent to and saved on a server in the USA. Google will also transfer these data occasionally to a third party, if obligated to by law or if the third party is mandated by Google.
In case of activating the IP-anonymization on this website, Google will shorten your IP-address for the transfer in the EU and the contract state of the European economic zone. Only in rare cases, the full IP-address will be transferred to the USA and then shortened. We inform you, that on this website Google Analytics was extended with the code “gat_anonymizeIp();”, to ensure an anonymized capture of IP-addresses (so called IP-Masking).
By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your usage of this website, to report the activities on the website and to fulfil additional services for the operator of this website concerning the using behaviour of this website and the internet. The hereby by your browser transferred IP-address will not be combined with any data of Google.
You can prevent the storage of cookies in your browser settings; allow us to point out though that you might not be able to use the complete services of the website in case you disable cookies. You may find further information under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information to Google Analytics and data protection)
- Data protection measures of stored data
We commit ourselves to protecting your privacy and to treat your personal data confidentially. We implement technical and organizational measures that are verified periodically and adjusted to the technical progress in order to avoid misuse or loss of the stored data. Please note that due to the structure of the internet it is possible that these data protection rules and measures may not be followed by other persons or institutions. Especially unencrypted data can be read by others, even if they were sent by mail. It is the users` responsibility to protect his or her data against misuse.
- Hyperlinks to unknown websites
Our website contains so-called hyperlinks to websites of other providers. By activating a hyperlink, you will be guided from our website directly to the other providers` website which will be indicated by change of the URL. We cannot take responsibility for the confidential use of your data on the external website as we have no influence on whether they are compliant with data protection rules. We strongly advise you to inform yourself about the handling of your personal data by these providers on their own websites.
- Objection/ withdrawal
You may have given the following consent particularly.
Consent to receive advertising mails / newsletter:
( ) Yes, I would like to receive the BCC-newsletter to my submitted e-mail address. I can withdraw the newsletter service any time by using the link “unsubscribe” at the end of the newsletter, by contacting email@example.com.
Please note that you can object to the given consent any time and that you can withdraw your consent for the analysis and processing of your data for advertising purposes: please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Information about your personal data/ storage duration/ deletion
We store your personal data according to the legal requirements. The deletion of the data takes place when the user withdraws his consent to the storage or when the data is no longer necessary for the provided services, especially when the customer account is deleted or when the storage is no longer allowed by law.
On request we will inform you about personal data we have stored. In case the stored data is inaccurate, we will correct this immediately.
You have the possibility to check, change or delete the provided data by contacting us any time via email@example.com.
If you request to have your data deleted, we will act immediately. If the deletion is not possible by law, the data processing will be restricted. Please note, that we cannot offer our services any more after the deletion of your data.
- External Data Protection Officer
Dr. Karsten Kinast, LL.M, Attorney at law
as of May 2014