Privacy and cookie Policy

This Privacy Policy only applies to the following websites:

www.bsg-bachmann.com

Other websites connected directly or indirectly with this Website, do not fall within the scope of this Privacy and Cookie Policy.

1. Data protection at one glance

This section gives you a brief overview about the collection, processing and use of your personal data and the use of cookies when you visit and/or interact with this Website, its content and services. The details of our practices and your rights in that regard are explored in greater detail throughout this privacy policy.

In order to provide this website to you, we collect, process and use the following data.

Access data: With regard to each of your visits to this website, our web-servers record technical information which your browser automatically transmits. This includes the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or mobile device to the internet, the browser type and version you use, the operating system and date and time of your access. You can find more about this in 3.2.

Personal data you provide to us: We collect information about you that you actively provide to us by using special functions of this website, such as our contact forms. These data includes your email address as well as other details which are necessary for the provision and use of the respective services. You can find more about this in 4.

Usage Data: In addition we actively collect further information about your visit to this website and your usage of its services and content. That information includes the full uniform resource locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from this website (including date and time), visited sub-pages, information you searched for, response times, length of visits to certain pages, email openings and which banners or links on the website or in an email were clicked on. We use such data for a variety of purposes. For example we use this information to better understand your needs and preferences so that we can improve this website and its functions and to provide you with more relevant and interest-based contents. You can find more about this in 3.2.

Cookies and similar tracking technologies: We automatically collect such usage data with the help of cookies and similar technologies. We may store unique identifiers in such cookies that can be used to identify your browser on subsequent visits to this website. You can find more about this in 6.

Third-Party technologies: We also allow selected third parties to use cookies or similar technologies on this website. These third parties include analytics, advertising networks and other service providers that assist us in providing, evaluating, and improving this website and our services and to provide targeted advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. You can find more about this in 8.

Social media networks: We may use plug-ins from social media networks on this website that allow you to share content with these networks. If you use these features, these networks may use their own cookies to collect data about you. You can find more about this in 7.

Disclosure to third parties: We may disclose some of your information to business partners in connection with the redemption of promotional offers published on this Website, to affiliated companies who provide joint content and services (such as newsletter and customer support) or to service providers who perform certain services on our behalf, but only to the extent necessary to perform the respective services. Some of the service providers may be located in a country outside Switzerland and the EU/EEA. However, we exclusively work with companies that offer an appropriate data protection level. You can find more about this in 9.

2. Who we are and what we do

This website ("Website") provides you with free information about the BACHMANN Group, its products and services. Find out more about BACHMANN Group here

Operator of this Website is

Bachmann Systems GmbH & Co. KG
Ernsthaldenstr. 33
70565 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel. +49 711 86602-0
Fax  +49 711 86602-6060
info@bsg-bachmann.com

a company of the BACHMANN Group.

We collect and process your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws, in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 ("GDPR"). Insofar as we obtain your consent for the processing of your personal data (e.g. when subscribing for our newsletter), Art. 6(1) lit.a GDPR and Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPRserves as the legal basis therefore.  Regarding any other processing activities as described in this privacy policy the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. f.1 GDPR, according to which the processing of personal data is permitted, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of our users which require protection of personal data.

3. Accessing and using the Website

3.1 Access data (Log files)

With each call of this Website our servers automatically store general access data about this process in server logfiles.

These data include:

  • the called Website
  • the IP address of the requesting system
  • the type of browser and version used
  • the operating system used

We do not aggregate such data with other data sources. The temporary storage of the IP address in logfiles is necessary for technical reasons and to ensure the security of our system, in particular relating to the recognition of misuse. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

We only retain such data for as long as it is necessary for the stated purposes. The IP addresses of the users are anonymized.

3.2 Other data that we may collect

In addition we collect and process information about your use of this Website and interaction with its content and services.

The information collected may include:

  • Java on / off
  • Cookies on / off
  • IP-address in a shortened form (last three digits of the IP address are deleted)
  • Referrer-URL (i.e. the previously visited site)
  • Operating system
  • Date and time of the visit
  • Your browsing activity (such as scroll positions, clicks and mouse movements)
  • Time and duration of page interactions
  • Search queries made
  • Clicks on banners and links
  • Other information about how you interacted with this Website

 

For this purpose we use cookies and similar technologies which contain a unique identifier, consisting of a string which enables websites to recognize devices used to access a website on each subsequent visit throughout its lifetime. These identifiers do not allow us to draw any conclusions as to your identity. For more information about the specific types of cookies and similar technologies served through this website, their purposes and your options to manage them, please refer to section 8 of this policy.

We may use and disclose such information for the following purposes:

·      to provide and improve this Website and our services

This includes our use of the data to manage and improve the technical and functional aspects of the Website, to design the Website more user-friendly as well as to optimise the selection of its contents and functionalities. This also includes internal business purposes such as troubleshooting, data analysis, testing and research.

·      to provide you with personalised content

We also use this information to tailor our content and promotional offers we may display on this Website or send to you to your interests. For this purpose we create pseudonymised usage profiles. These usage profiles help us to better understand your needs and preferences so that we can provide you with individual and interest-based contents and promotional offers. Pseudonymous usage profiles do not allow us to draw any conclusions as to your identity and we do not combine such profiles with data that directly identifies you (e.g. email address), unless you have explicitly allowed us to do so (e.g. as part of your newsletter subscription as explained in section 5 of this privacy and cookie policy).

We consider these purposes as in our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our users expect us to provide offers to them, which reflect their current interests.

You have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for targeted advertising purposes with effect for the future under this e-mail data-protection@bsg-bachmann.com. In this case we will store a so-called "Opt-Out" cookie on your device. This Opt-Out-cookie will delete the previously stored information. If you delete the "Opt-Out-cookie" set by us, if you use a different browser or change your device, you need to opt-out again. Please note that "Opt-Out-cookies" may only work, if your browser is set to allow cookies.

We retain this information as long as necessary and relevant for the aforementioned purposes or until you make legitimate use of your right to object to our use of such information. After that the data will be deleted.

4. Special functions of the Website

4.1 Contacting us

We collect your personal data that you voluntarily disclose to us when you contact us via email or through a contact form provided on the Website for general or specific queries.

The contact form may ask for the following personal data to be entered:

  • name
  • email address
  • message text
  • further details for specific queries or reports, if applicable

In addition your IP address and the date and time of contact will also be automatically stored on our servers. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the email address at a later date, and it therefore serves us to prove that our process is in line with legal requirements.

Your request/enquiry will be transmitted and handled by an employee who is responsible for handling the topics addressed in your request/enquiry. Your data will only be used to handle your request/enquiry, e.g., to provide you with the service information you asked for, and will not be used for any other purpose, unless expressly permitted or required by applicable law.

We retain the personal data you provide to us when contacting us for the duration of the respective conversation with you, but no longer than for 6 months after the conversation is closed, unless applicable laws require longer retention periods in individual cases. The conversation will be considered as closed if the circumstances indicate that all relevant facts have been clarified or if you instruct us to delete your data. All personal data which were stored in the context of your conversation with us will be deleted immediately in this case.

You have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for targeted advertising purposes with effect for the future under this e-mail data-protection@bsg-bachmann.com. All personal data stored in the course of making contact will be deleted immediately in this case.

5. Information that we process about you

5.1 Registration for events

If you are interested in an event and register, we process your information on the organization and implementation, billing and review of the event either directly or through our contracted service providers.

For the realization of the event, we may transmit your data to speakers (for participant / attendance check), to event venues / hotels (for rooms and room reservations or the handling of the suburb organization) or to our cooperation partners (sponsors of the event). Your data will only be stored as long as the legal retention periods stipulate.
 
5.2 Orders of informational material

If you request information from us, we will process your details to carry out the action you have requested (such as sending our brochures), either directly or through service providers hired by us.

Your data will only be stored as long as the legal retention periods stipulate.

 

6. Introduction to cookies

When you first visit this website, we will inform you about the use of cookies and similar technologies served through this website. By continuing your use of this website, you signify your consent to such use of cookies. The wording of the Cookie Consent declaration can be viewed at the bottom of this Privacy and Cookie Policy. You can also change your cookie preferences at any time with effect for the future.

The specific types of cookies served through this website, their purposes and your options to manage them are described in further detail below.

6.1 General explanations of cookies

Cookies: cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by your browser while you are vising a website. Usually a cookie contains the website´s name using it and a string of text or “unique identifier” which enables websites to recognize that cookie on each subsequent visit throughout its lifetime. Cookies can collect and store a wide range of information, such as the type of browser or operating system used, language or other browser settings, registration information or your interaction with the website. Usually cookies are not used to collect data that itself identifies an individual. However information collected with cookies may become associated with a natural person, if it is combined with personal identifiable data such as the e-mail address of a person.

6.2 types of Cookies served through this Website

We use first-party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Below you will find a detailed overview of the different types of cookies used on this website and our the reasons for using them:

Analytic and Performance Cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how this website is being used, to improve user experience and fix issues on the website quickly or to help us customize our websites and services for you in order to enhance your experience. These cookies may be placed by us or by third parties on our behalf and will be stored for the duration of your session.

Social Media Cookies: In addition, this website may contain social network plug-ins, such as Facebook, so that you can share the content of these websites with these networks. If you use these features, these networks may also place cookies in your browser for your own promotional purposes.

6.3 how you can control your Cookie settings

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, if you prefer, you can configure your browser settings in a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or to notify you before a new cookie is placed. Each browser is a little different, so please follow your browser instructions on how to manage your browser settings. You can find more information about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

If you use different devices (e.g. smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.) please make sure that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences.

You also have the option to opt-out of all cookies that are not strictly necessary for the function of this website by clicking hier. In this case we will store a so-called "Opt-Out" cookie on your device. This Opt-Out-cookie will delete the previously stored information. If you delete the "Opt-Out-cookie" set by us, if you use a different browser or change the device, you need to opt-out again. Please note that "Opt-Out-cookies" may only work, if your browser is set to allow cookies.

Some internet browsers may include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” or “DNT” signals. As uniform standards for “DNT” signals have not been adopted yet, this Website does not currently process or respond to “DNT” signals.

Please note that the full deactivation of cookies may lead to the fact that you cannot use all features of this Website.

If you have any questions about the use of cookies and similar technologies through this website, please email us at: data-protection@bsg-bachmann.com.

7. integration of social networks and similar

We may implement so called social plug-ins (“Plugins”) from social networks and similar platforms (hereinafter referred to as “Social Networks”) on certain webpages of this Website such as “Share” or “Like” buttons. We use such Plugins in order to give you the possibility to share or recommend interesting offers in Social Networks and to promote our services. We consider these purposes as in our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You may find Plugins of the following Social Networks on this Website:

  • Plugins of the video platform YouTube which is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, - belongs to Google Inc. - ("YouTube")

The Plugins can be clearly identified as they feature the logo of the associated social network (e.g. white "f" on blue background for Facebook).

The integration of Plugins usually enables Social Networks to collect data about you as you access a website, even if you don´t interact with the Plugins. In these cases, you are given no option to prevent this exchange of data. To safeguard your data privacy, we have incorporated an appropriate technical precaution. Your browser will only make a direct connection to the servers of a Social Network, if you interact with the associated Plugin, such as by clicking on a “like” or a “share” button. Only then the Social Networks receives the information that your browser has visited this Website.  If you interact with the Plugins while you are logged into the respective Social Network, such network will be able to correlate your social media profile with information about your visit to this Website (including your IP address). This information is transmitted directly to the servers of the Social Networks. In addition the information you intended to share with the Social Network will be published and shown to your contacts. For further information, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective Social Networks.

Data privacy notices of YouTube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

8. Use of third party tools

We allow certain third parties to use cookies or similar technologies on this website. These third parties include analytics, advertising networks and other service providers that assist us in providing, evaluating, and improving this Website and our services and to provide targeted advertising based on your browsing activities and interests.

These third parties may use cookies or similar technologies and collect data about your use of this Website and your interaction with its content and functions, including the total number of visitors to this Website, the websites our visitors have come from, the pages you visit, date, time and duration of your visit, frequency, clicked banners/links as well as information about type of device, browser version, language settings and geographic location (including country, city, region). They may also collect online-identifiers (e.g. User-ID) and/or IP-addresses. We do not have access to these cookies or to any personal identifiable data collected with these cookies that allows us to identify single users. We may however use information arising from the cookies provided by these third parties. All data collected is made available to us only anonymously and in statistical form. We do not have access to any data that allows us to identify you.

Some of the service providers are based in a country outside the EU/EEA. However, we exclusively work with companies that offer an appropriate data protection level in line with the stipulations of the GDPR. For more information please see section 9.3.

Below we will give you an overview and description of third party provider technologies we may use at this Website from time to time.

8.1 Web analytics tools

We have implemented all analytic tools with activated IP anonymisation, so that the last three digits of the IP address are deleted directly after the data collection and only a portion of your IP address may be used and stored on the servers of the respective service providers.

8.1.1 Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") who reports on user interactions on this website.

The information collected by Google Analytics (including the anonymized IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. According to Google only in exceptional cases the full IP address may be transmitted directly to a Google server in the USA and encrypted there. Any user-identifiers (e.g. Cookie-ID) stored by Google Analytics will automatically be deleted from Googles´ servers after 14 months.

For further information please refer to Googles Analytics security and privacy principles: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Opt-Out: You can prevent the processing of your data by Google Analytcs by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. The browser add-on is available for most modern browsers.

8.1.2 MyFonts Counter

We use a web font from myfonts.com. Due to the license terms, a page-view tracking is performed by counting the number of visits to our website for statistical purposes and transmitting them to MyFonts. MyFonts Counter is a service of MyFonts Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA. For more information about privacy at MyFonts, please visit the following link: https://www.myfonts.com/info/terms-and-conditions.

9. Your rights

In respect to our processing of personal data related to you, you are entitled to the following rights free of charge.

9.1 Right to withdraw consent pursuant to art. 7 GDPR

If you have given us your consent to process your data but change your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by sending an email or written letter to our contact address as stated below. We will stop processing your data accordingly.

9.2 Right of access pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR

You have the right to obtain confirmation from us as to whether or not any personal data concerning your person is being processed by us and, if this is the case, you shall have the right to access your information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR.  However with regard to pseudonymised usage profiles created by us we are not able to allocate these to individual persons. Accordingly, we cannot provide any information relating to these data, unless you provide us with information, which enables us to allocate such data to your person. We will point this out to you in case of an inquiry.

9.3 Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 and erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR

You have the right to request us to rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold about you. You have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data we hold about you, if we do not have a legal reason to continue to process and hold it.

9.4 Right to restrict processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR

You have the right to ask us to restrict how we process your data subject to Art. 18 GDPR. In this case we will be permitted to store the data but not further process it.

9.5 Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR

You are entitled to receive personal data that you have provided to us with your consent in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or – if technically feasible – to demand that we transfer those data to a third party.

9.6 Right to object to data processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

Under the requirements of Art. 21 GDPR you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation (e.g. a possible risk to life or health). The aforementioned general right to object applies to all processing purposes described in this privacy and cookie policy, which are based on the legal basis of legitimate interest. In the event you make legitimate use of such right, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

As far as we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes you may object to this at any time without giving reasons.

If you would like to exercise this right, please change your cookie settings as explained in our [Cookie Policy].

9.7 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you feel that the processing of your data is carried out by us by breaching applicable law. You can reach out to the supervisory authority which is responsible at your place of residence or to the supervisory authority responsible for us.

The supervisory authority that is responsible for us is:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Home address:
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart, Germany

Postal address:
Postfach 10 29 32

70025 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 711 615541-0
Email:
poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

10. Contact and data protection officer

If you have questions relating to this privacy statement, if you wish to exercise any of your rights or if you have any other concerns regarding the processing of your personal data by us, please contact by email data-protection@bsg-bachmann.com and provide the details of the request that you are making, for example by specifying personal data you want access to.

You can also reach us anytime at the following contact details:

Bachmann Systems GmbH & Co.KG
Ernsthaldenstr. 33

70565 Stuttgart, Germany
data-protection@bsg-bachmann.com
 

11. Changes to this Privacy and Cookie Policy

We may change this privacy and cookie policy at any time with effect for the future. The then current version of this policy will be made available on the Website. While we do not intend to make changes to this policy very often, please always check our most current policy. The most recent version date is located at the bottom of this policy.

Annex: consent declarations

 In connection with your use of this Website you may have given one or more of the following consent declarations.

1. When accessing this Website (“Cookie Consent”)

"In order to design the website optimally and continuously improve it, Bachmann uses cookies. By continuing to use the website, you agress to use of cookies."

Last updated, May 24, 2018