Privacy Policy

Data Protection

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is considered as highly important by the management of Business Communication Unlimited (BCU). The BCU website can be used without providing any personal data. If a data subject intends to use special services that belong to our website, the processing of personal data of this person may become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally ask for consent of the person in question.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to BCU. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, BCU has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

  1. Definitions

BCU’s data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European legislator for directives and regulations when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this data protection declaration:

a) Personal Data

Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereafter “data subject”). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier or to one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

b) Data Subject

The person concerned is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the person responsible for processing.

c) Processing

Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or change, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

e) Profiling

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person and to analyze or predict in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in a way in which the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that guarantee that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or person in charge of processing

The Controller or the person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other institution that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union law or the law of the member states, the person responsible or the specific criteria for his appointment can be provided for in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states.

h) Processor

A Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other institution that processes personal data on behalf of the person in charge.

i) Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, agency or other institution to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. Authorities that may receive personal data as part of a specific investigation under Union law or the law of the member states are not considered recipients.

j) Third Party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other institution than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and the persons who are authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the processor.

k) Consent

Consent is any declaration of intent voluntarily given by the data subject in an informal manner and unequivocally in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative action with which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of their personal data.

  1. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible according to the General Data Protection Regulation, to other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and to other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Business Communication Unlimited (BCU)
Dr.-Gessler-Str. 12
93051 Regensburg
Germany
Tel.: 0941/5681180
Email: info@b-c-u.de
Website: www.b-c-u.de

  1. Collection of general data and information

The BCU website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The date collected can be (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of any attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, BCU does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyberattack. These anonymously collected data and information are on the one hand evaluated statistically by BCU and furthermore with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

  1. Registration on our website

The data subject has the option of registering on the website of the person responsible for processing by providing personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the person responsible for processing depends on the respective input mask that is used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the person responsible for processing and for their own purposes. The person responsible for the processing can arrange for the transfer to be made to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the person responsible for the processing.

By registering on the website of the person responsible for processing, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the person concerned, the date and time of registration are also saved. This data is stored because that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate crimes that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the person responsible for processing. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on is used for criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject with the voluntary provision of personal data enables the data controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the database of the person responsible for processing.

The person responsible for processing will provide information to each person concerned at any time upon request about which personal data is stored about the person concerned. Furthermore, the person responsible for processing corrects or deletes personal data at the request or advice of the person concerned, provided that there are no legal retention requirements. All employees of the person responsible for processing are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

  1. Subscription to our newsletter

On the BCU website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter. The input mask used for this shows which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for processing when the newsletter is ordered.

BCU informs their customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about company offers. Our company’s newsletter can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation email using the double opt-in procedure will be sent to the email address entered for the first time by a person concerned for sending the newsletter. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address, as the person concerned, has authorized receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves as a legal safeguard for the person responsible for processing.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a relevant registration, as this could be the case if there are any changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The data subject can cancel the subscription to our newsletter at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the person concerned has given us for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter for the purpose of withdrawing consent. There is also the option of unsubscribing from the newsletter dispatch directly on the website of the person responsible for processing or to inform the person responsible for processing of this in another way.

  1. Newsletter tracking

The BCU newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Business Communication Unlimited can recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were called up by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the person responsible for processing in order to optimize the dispatch of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the person concerned. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After a revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the person responsible for processing. BCU automatically interprets a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

  1. Contact options via the website

Due to legal regulations, the BCU website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the person responsible for processing by email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the person responsible for processing are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

  1. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser saves on your device. Cookies help us to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Some cookies are “session cookies.” Such cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website. The setting of cookies, which are necessary to carry out electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions you require, is based on Art. 6 Para.1 lit.f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

  1. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The person responsible for processing processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period of time that is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or if this is specified by the European directives and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations, which the person responsible for the processing is subject to.

If the purpose of storage no longer exists or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

  1. Rights of the data subject

    a) Right to confirmation

Every person concerned has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to request confirmation from the person responsible for the processing as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a person concerned wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

b) Right to information

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations, to receive free information about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information from the person responsible for the processing at any time. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

-the processing purposes

-the categories of personal data that are processed

-the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations

– if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

– the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing

–the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority

– if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1)and(4)GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the involved logic as well as the scope and the intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.

If a person concerned wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

c) Right to rectification

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data – including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning them immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

The data subject revokes their consent, on which the processing was based in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Paragraph 2 Letter a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR to the Processing.

The personal data was processed unlawfully.

The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.

The personal data was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art.8 Para.1 GDPR.

If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored by Business Communication Unlimited deleted, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The Business Communication Unlimited employee will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by BCU and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art.17 Para.1 GDPR, Business Communication Unlimited takes appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, in order to notify other data processors who process the published personal data that the data subject requests these other data processors to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data if the processing is not necessary. The employee of Business Communication Unlimited will arrange the necessary in each individual case.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to require the controller to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

The correctness of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data.

The processing is unlawful, the person concerned refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.

The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

The person concerned has an objection to the processing in accordance with Art.21 para.1GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject would like to request the restriction of personal data stored at BCU, he or she can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The Business Communication Unlimited employee will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

f) Right to data portability

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to receive the personal data concerning them, which have been made available to a person responsible by the person concerned, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Para . 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of public authority, which has been assigned to the person responsible

Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

To assert the right to data portability, the data subject can contact a BCU employee at any time.

g) Right to object

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to them, which is based on Art.6 Para.1 Letter e or f DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

BCU will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If BCU processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to BCU processing for direct marketing purposes, BCU will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is carried out at BCU for purposes of scientific or historical research or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para.1 GDPR, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any BCU employee directly.

The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise their right of objection by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subjected to a decision solely based on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on them or which significantly affects them in a similar manner, if the decision(1)is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or(2)is permissible on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the person responsible is subject and this legislation takes appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or(3)is made with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision 1)is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible or(2)it is made with the express consent of the data subject, BCU will take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests to protect the affected person, which includes at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the person concerned wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

  1. Data protection in applications and in the application process

The person responsible for processing collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends the relevant application documents electronically, for example by email or via a web form on the website, to the person responsible for processing. If the person responsible for processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the person responsible for processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the person responsible for processing. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Facebook

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc.,1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the person responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2,Ireland.

Every time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Facebook component to cause a representation of the corresponding Facebook component to be downloaded from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found under Developers Facebook. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned

If the person concerned is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the person’s personal Facebook user account and saves this personal data.

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before calling up our website.

The data guideline published by Facebook, which is available under Facebook data guideline, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which adjustment options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. Various applications are also available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on the website from which a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for a cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The person responsible for processing uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymized by Google if our Internet pages are accessed from a member state of the European Union or from another state belonging to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time one individual page of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically triggered by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission accounting.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent this. To do this, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on will be considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the person concerned is deleted, formated or reinstalled at a later point in time, the person concerned must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person who is attributable to their sphere of influence, there is the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/ Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google+

Not applicable because it is no longer in use.

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google AdWords

The responsible has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google’s search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords enables an advertiser to define certain keywords in advance by means of which an advertisement is only displayed in Google’s search engine results, if the user calls up a keyword-relevant search result with the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-related websites using an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.

The operating company for the services of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, for example the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both, us and Google, to understand whether a person concerned who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. completed or canceled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords advertisements, i.e.to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords advertisement and to optimize our AdWords advertisements for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could identify the person concerned.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned. Every time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned also has the option of objecting to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Instagram

The responsible has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and enables users to share photos and videos and also to disseminate such data in other social networks.

The operating company for Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective Instagram component, which effects a representation of the corresponding component to be downloaded from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific sub-page the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the person concerned has visited our website, if the person concerned is logged into Instagram at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before calling up our website.

Further information and Instagram’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of LinkedIn

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for data protection matters outside the USA.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information on the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting every time the person concerned visits our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject by LinkedIn. If the person concerned activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

LinkedIn North at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls gives you the option to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as to include ad settings. LinkedIn also recognizes partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Certain cookies can be used at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Twitter

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages that are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Twitter also enables a broad audience to be addressed via hashtags, links or retweets

Twitter’s operating company is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically switched to the respective Twitter component causes a representation of the corresponding Twitter component to be downloaded from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned by Twitter. If the person concerned clicks one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Twitter account before accessing our website.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

  1. Data protection provisions on the application and use of YouTube

The controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and TV programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective YouTube component prompts you to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.

The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

  1. Legal basis for processing

Art.6I lit.a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.

If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art.6I lit.b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR.

In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR are based. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are particularly permitted to carry out such processing operations because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (Recital 47 sentence 2DS-GVO.

  1. Data protection provisions for the use of our 1&1 – My website (to be clarified with 1&1)

The following visitor data is recorded and stored:

– Date and time of access

– URL of the referring website

– retrieved file

– amount of data sent

– browser type and version

– Operating system

– IP address

Logs are anonymized after 7 days. Further information can be found under the following link: https://hilfe-center.1und1.de/hosting/1und1-webhosting-c10085285/webspace-und-zugaenge-c10085091/logs-c10085128/hinweise-zu-log-daten-a10790162.html

An individual deletion for individual customers by 1 & 1 is technically not possible.

  1. Google Fonts when used within our 1&1 MyWebsite (to be clarified with 1&1)

To make the BCU website graphically appealing, font libraries from “Google Webfonts” https://www.google.com/webfonts/ are used.

A connection to Google is automatically established when the font libraries are loaded. As a result, Google may collect data. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google, please refer to the data protection declaration of this provider.

There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: policies.google.com/privacy and https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework

  1. Legitimate interests in the processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party.

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit.f DS-GVO is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

  1. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline has expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation.

  1. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision.

We explain to you that the provision of personal data is in part required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In order to conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we subsequently have to process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the person concerned. Before the person concerned provides personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee explains to the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

  1. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator from the external data protection officer Aachen in cooperation with RC GmbH, which recycles used notebooks and the file-sharing lawyers from WBS-LAW.

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