Privacy Policy

1. Overview of data protection

General information
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data which can be used to identify you personally. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our Privacy Policy specified below this text.

Data collected on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website? The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. His contact details can be found in the Legal Notice to this website.

How are your data collected?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be the data that you submit in a contact form, for example. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. regarding your internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). Such data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?
Some of your data is collected so that our website works in an error-free manner. Other data can be used to analyze your user behaviour.

What rights do you have with respect to your data?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request that your data be rectified, blocked or deleted. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice. Furthermore, you have the right of lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

Analytical tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done using cookies and the so-called analytical programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the Privacy Policy below. You can object to such analyses. The information on the possibilities of objection can be found in the Privacy Policy below

2. General guidelines and compulsory information

Data protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data in a confidential manner and we adhere to the data protection regulations and our Privacy Policy. When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is the data with which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains what data we collect and what we use them for. It also indicates the manner in which we do it and for the purpose. We would like to point out that data transfer on the Internet (e.g. when communicating it by e-mail) may show security gaps. A full protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the data controller
The data controller responsible for data processing on this website is:

Bega-Consult GmbH & Co.KG for the companies of the BEGA Group 
(see Legal Notice to www.bega-gruppe.de)
 Pyrmonter Strasse 78, 32676 Lügde, Germany
Tel.: +49 5281 97 47 30
, e-mail: info@bega-consult.de

Data controller is a natural or legal person who, acting solely or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses etc.).

Revocation of your consent for data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent you granted at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has a right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the data protection officer in the state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data transfer
You have the right to have data, which we process automatically pursuant to your consent or to fulfil a contract, transferred to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place to the extent that it is technically possible.

SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion
Pursuant to the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge and at any time about your stored personal data, its sources and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectify, block or delete these data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal Notice.
Objection to receiving advertising e-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the obligation to provide Legal Notice in order to send advertising and information materials not expressly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of sending us unsolicited advertising information such as spam e-mails.

3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
 BITsic – Data Protection and Information Security – 
Mr. Paul Köhler, Untere Kampstraße 12, 33181 Fürstenberg,Tel: 02953 99244, Fax: 02953 99245, Mail: datenschutz@bitsic.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies
The Internet pages make use of the so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text data that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit us. You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionalities of this website may be limited. Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored pursuant to Article 6(1f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are discussed separately in this Privacy Policy.

Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in the so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. They include the following:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

Such data is not combined with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form
If you send us enquiries via our contact form, your details from the form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of supplementary questions. If you send us enquiries via our contact form, your details from the form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not share these data without your consent. The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus exclusively based on your consent (Article 6(1a) of the GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us will suffice. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Social networks

Sharing content via plugins (Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc.)
The content on our pages can be shared via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+ pursuant to data protection regulations. This site uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool for this purpose. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only when the user actively clicks on one of relevant buttons. The tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If the user is registered at one of the social networks, an information window appears when using the social buttons of Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc. in which the user can confirm the text before sending it. Our users can share the contents of this page via social networks in accordance with data protection regulations without network operators creating complete surfing profiles.

Facebook plugins (like & share buttons)
Our pages include plugins from the social network Facebook, provider: Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like button” (“like”) on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
 When you visit our pages, a plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “like button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages with your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to attribute your visit on our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in the Facebook Privacy Policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to be able to attribute visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

6. Analytical tools and advertising

Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service called Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses the so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies is performed in accordance with Article 6 (1f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within an EU member states or in another signatory state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Browser plugin
You may prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your information during future visits on this website: disabling Google Analytics. For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, please see the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Auftragsdatenverarbeitung
We have concluded a contract with Google regarding order data processing and we fully adhere to the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic features of Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information on the age, gender and interests of visitors of the site. These data come from interest-related advertising by Google as well as from visitor data of third parties and cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by changing the advertising settings of your Google account, or generally block the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the Objection to data collection” section.

Facebook pixel
Our website uses Facebook pixel to measure conversion of user actions provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This allows us to track the behaviour of site visitors after they have clicked on a Facebook ad to be directed to the provider’s website. This allows for evaluation of the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimise future advertising efforts. The collected data is anonymous to us as the operator of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This allows Facebook to enable the placement of advertisements on pages of Facebook and outside of Facebook. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us as a site operator. You can find further information on the protection of your privacy in the Facebook data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
 You can also disable the “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature in the Advertising Settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen
You must be logged in to Facebook account to do this. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable usage-based advertising from Facebook on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.