Privacy

Data protection declaration

Modern information and communications technologies play an increasingly large role in the activities of the BÜFA Group. That is why we take the protection of your privacy and personal particulars that you make available to us very seriously. We observe the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act as a matter or course. Details of any data we as the BÜFA Group possibly collect and how we handle such data are set out below.

 

What personal data are collected and processed?

You can visit our websites without us requiring any personal data from you. We only learn the name of your Internet Service Provider, the website from which you visit us and the pages that you visit on our website. Personal data are only requested and processed if you use specific services. Your attention is then specifically drawn to this in the menu.

 

For what purposes do we collect and process your personal data?

As we are constantly endeavouring in a continuous process to improve both our services and your experience with our websites, the above general data are evaluated statistically. However, for this purpose we are interested in your personal opinion and your sphere in this connection. That is why at some points we request you to provide additional information. This information is voluntary and we naturally treat it confidentially.

If you use our services, generally we only collect such data as we need to provide the services. In as far as we ask you for any further data, this comprises voluntary information. The personal data are processed solely to perform the service requested and to maintain our own justified business interests.  

Are personal data passed on to third parties?

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties in as far as this is absolutely necessary to provide the service requested. Beyond this we will not disclose, pass on, sell or otherwise market your personal data to other enterprises or institutions unless your express declaration of agreement to this is received. The situation is different if we are obligated to disclose and transmit the data by law or by a court judgement.

 

Cookies

We insert cookies in some areas on our website. These are codes that allow us to individualise our services to you during your visit. We do not use cookies to collect personal data. If you would like to be informed about or exclude the use of cookies by your browser, you should activate the corresponding browser settings.

 

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 

On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

 

Children

We do not knowingly collect personal data of children or use such data in any form. Generally we do not learn the age of visitors to our website. However, nor have we taken any specific measures to protect such data specially.

 

Security

We have taken technical and organisational measures to prevent the personal data you provide against loss, destruction, tampering and unauthorised access. All our staff and third parties participating in data processing are obligated to observe the German Federal Data Protection Act and treat personal data confidentially.

We reserve the right to modify this declaration at any time. It does not constitute any contractual or other formal right vis-à-vis or on behalf of any Party.