We are pleased about your interest in our website and our company. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. We observe the statutory provisions on data protection and data security.
In particular we are subject to the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). In accordance with this legislation, we are entitled in particular to collect and use personal data insofar as this is necessary for enabling the use of our website at www.biesterfeld.com ("website"), including all its services and features.
Below you will find information about which personal data we collect during your use of our website and the services and functions contained therein, and how and for which purpose we use the data.
2. Responsible Body
The body responsible for the data collection and use of this website is Biesterfeld AG, Ferdinandstr. 41, 20095 Hamburg ("We").
3. Visits to our website
When you visit our website, we automatically collect and store certain usage data. This includes your computer assigned IP address, which we require for transmitting the content you requested on our website to your computer (e.g. texts, images, games and product information as well as downloadable files, etc.). In addition, we collect and store information about the use of the website, for example the used browser type and the date and time of website use.
We store this information for a maximum of 7 days for the purposes of misuse detection and tracking. We may use anonymized usage information to improve the design of our website and make it more user-friendly. Further usage analyses of such data shall be carried out only if and to the extent described under the heading "Usage analysis".
We shall delete or anonymize usage data, including your IP address, as soon as this data is no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes.
When you visit our website, we place so-called "cookies". A cookie is a file we use for storing certain usage information and analyze in the event of a renewed visit to our website. Our cookies contain a number and letter sequence as identification (ID) for the accessing computer. Cookies are used by us for usage analysis purposes (see section 5) and to provide other services associated with the website activity and internet usage. You can deactivate the cookie function in your web browser. The acceptance of cookies is not absolutely necessary for the navigation and functionality of the website. A guideline on the acceptance, rejection, inspection and deletion of cookies can be found in the help function of your web browser.
5. Usage analysis
This website uses Piwik Web Analytics. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", text files that are placed on your computer to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your anonymized IP address) is stored on our servers. We shall use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity. We shall only share this information with third parties if this is required by law. You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, but please note that then you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Alternatively, you can prevent an analysis of your data beforehand via the following URL: Opt-Out.
By using this website you agree to the processing of your data in the described manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
5.2 Google Analytics
On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are saved on your computer and facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. However, so-called IP anonymisation is activated on our website, so that your IP address is abbreviated in advance by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other signatories of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. In our order, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services for us associated with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies being saved by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we would like to inform you that in this case you may not be able to use the full extent of all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of cookie-generated data that refers to your use of our website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link.
6. Contact form
A contact form is available on our website, which you can use to contact us and ask us about the product advertised on the website. The data you supply (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, company, country, etc.) is used by us for the purpose of processing your request and providing answers.
7. Sharing of data
The information that we collect and use in connection with your use of this website may also be processed by other companies affiliated with the Biesterfeld Group, but only to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes in this data protection declaration or if the other company is a service provider / contract data processor acting under instructions. In this context, processing may also occur in countries outside of the scope of application of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council dated 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (OJ EC No. L 281 p. 31), for example because of certain offers being maintained on servers located there. If and to the extent that such data transfers are made, we shall provide sufficient guarantees with regard to the protection of your personal rights (such as may result from contractual clauses) to ensure an adequate level of protection within the meaning of the statutory data protection provisions.
8. Other data uses and data deletion
Further processing and use of your personal data generally only ensues with your permission or if a legal provision demands or permits it. Unless for the reasons described explicitly in the preceding paragraphs, we shall not share your data with third parties. We reserve the right to share data with data processing service providers acting under instructions. We generally delete or anonymize your personal data as soon as it has been collected and used for the purposes described in the preceding paragraphs and is no longer required. Specific information on the retention and deletion of personal data in the previous paragraphs shall remain unaffected.
9. Changes to this data protection declaration
The further development of the internet and our website may also impact the handling of personal data. We therefore reserve the right to make changes to this data protection declaration in the future within the framework of applicable data protection laws and adapt our data processing to changing circumstances. We thus recommend that you visit our website from time to time to become aware of possible updates to our data protection declaration.
10. Right to information
You have the right to request at any time information on stored data concerning your person. Should you wish to obtain information on stored data concerning your person or find out more about our data protection policy, please send a letter to Biesterfeld AG, Ferdinandstr. 41, 20095 Hamburg or contact us via e-mail at kontakt(at)biesterfeld.com.
The current version of this data protection declaration: 1 November 2016