This data privacy statement explains the type, scope, compiling and using of personal data when using our website.
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
The controller of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We keep and process your personal information confidential and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with applicable country-specific data protection regulations.
Our website may be used without entering personal information.
Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. As far as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) is collected on our sides, the information asked for can be provided on a voluntary basis, if possible. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.
Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
Access data / server data
This website collects a series of general data and information on any access to the website by using server log files. This data may include:
- date and time of the visit,
- the name of the visited website,
- report of successful visit,
- transferred data volume,
- browser type and version,
- the users operating system,
- the previously visited page,
- IP address and the requesting provider.
BMC GmbH uses the protocol data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operating, securing, and optimizing the internet presence. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. BMC GmbH however, reserves the right to review the protocol data at a later time if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on specific indications.
Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services.
To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website.
No collected data will be forwarded to any third parties or connected to personal information without your express consent.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
In case of contacting us for example by e-mail or by using a contact form, the user’s information is stored for the purpose of processing the request and to be able to respond if subsequent questions may arise. No data is transferred to third parties.
Integration of third party content
On this website, the integration of third party content (e.g. videos from Youtube, maps from Google-Maps or graphics from other websites) can take place. The integration of content of this type from third-party websites always requires that the provider of this content are aware of users’ IP addresses. Without the IP address, it would not be possible to send the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is therefore necessary in order to display this content. We endeavor to only use content of which the respective provider use the IP address only for delivering the content. However, we cannot influence whether the third party provider uses and stores the IP address for statistical purposes.
Integration of script libraries (Google Webfonts)
For correct display in all browsers, this website uses script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://fonts.google.com/) provided by Google. On retrieving a website your browser downloads the necessary web fonts to your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. In case your web browser does not support or denies the access to Google Webfonts, the content on this website is displayed in standard fonts.
The access to script and font libraries automatically connects to the provider of the library who may collect access data.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses the Google Maps API to display geographical data.
When using Google Maps, Google may collect, process and use data about the usage of Google Maps by the user. To use the functions of Google Maps it is required to store your IP address. This information will usually be transferred to and stored on a server in the USA. The controller of this website has no influence on this data transmission. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential data, such as enquiries you sent to us as the provider, this website uses an SSL encryption. You recognize an encrypted transmission by the change of the address line of the browser from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock-symbol in your browser address line.
If the SSL encryption is active, the data you have transmitted to us cannot be accessed by third parties.
Updates, changes, corrections, deletion and disclaimer
The user has the right to obtain information upon request and free of charge about the personal data that have been stored about the user.
In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data and to block and delete the user’s personal data to the extent that there is no legal duty to keep such data to the contrary.
You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email to the following email will make this request sufficient:
Questions to privacy