data privacy statement

General

The

Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH
Amsterdamer Str. 192
50735 Cologne

Tel.: (02 21) 9 76 68-0
Fax: (02 21) 9 76 68-278
E-mail: service@bundesanzeiger.de

operates this website for purposes of offering information and services.

We will process your personal data exclusively in accordance with the provisions of the Data Privacy Law as amended. Please refer to “Definitions” in the small glossary of data privacy terminology. The following provisions will inform you about the type, scope and reasons why personal data may be collected, processed and used. This Data Privacy Statement applies exclusively to our web pages. Should links on our web pages take you to other web pages, then please refer to those pages for information on how they will handle your data. Technical and organisational measures will be implemented wherever possible to encrypt your personal data using digital security systems and to prevent manipulation, deletion or unauthorised access.

Browser data

We will for technical reasons and for reasons of maintaining and improving functionality automatically collect and store information your Internet browser may transmit to us and will only transmit such data to third parties to the extent required. Our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) f GDPR in processing such data lies in the operational reliability of the website.

This includes:
– Browser type and version

– Operating system

– Website from where you arrived (referrer URL)

– Website you are visiting

– Date and time of access

– Your Internet protocol data (IP address)

– Transmitted data volumes

– Access status (transfer files, file not found etc.)

These anonymous data will be stored separately from any personal data you may give, to prevent tracking of specific persons. Your visits may be analysed for statistical purposes, to optimise our Internet presence and our offers. These data will be erased after analysis.

Anonymised profiles of use

Unless otherwise stated here, you will not be required to furnish personal data when using our website. Information about when a user accesses the abovementioned websites or retrieves a file will be stored in a log file. We will use such information to technically enable your visit to our website. We will also use such information for statistical purposes and towards the improvement of our website design and layout. The use of these data will not reference any persons. Pursuant to Article 6 (1) f GDPR, our legitimate interest in processing lies in the reliability and functionality of the website.

The following dataset will be stored for each retrieval:

  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Transmitted data volume
  • Message whether the retrieval was successful
  • Description of the type of Web browser used
  • Requesting domain
  • Country of origin of the domain

 

Creating a user profile (registration)

You may register on our website and create a user profile. Following your registration on our website, we will collect and use the data your Internet browser automatically transmits, together with the data below. These data will be designated mandatory or optional, depending on the purpose of processing:

  • Date of registration
  • Your first name and surname
  • Your address
  • Your e-mail address

You will under your user profile be able to access other parts of our website and log into the offers you procured. The legal basis for data processing will be the consent of the affected parties, pursuant to Article 6 (1) a) EU-GDPR.

Collection and use of personal data

Your personal data will be used exclusively for the purpose of and to the extent required for justification, structuring of content or amendments to the contractual relationship (master data). We explicitly reserve the right of recourse to legal issues pertaining to permissions and legality.

We will ask you for certain personal information when you contact us by e-mail, fax or phone. We will only ask for data required for proper processing of your contact enquiry, including at least your surname and first name, your e-mail address and phone number.

The legal basis will here be a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. The required data fields will, in each case, be marked. You may also in the course of your contact enquiry volunteer additional data. We will store these data and use them for our response to your contact enquiry. Certain services on our portal will be offered in cooperation with partner companies. We may need to disclose your personal data to these partner companies in order to offer such partner services. The data will again in such cases, be used exclusively to enable responding to your contact request– both by our partner and by us . Voluntary provisioning of such data will imply your consent to their use as defined above. We will record your consent to the collection and use of data. The legal basis for data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) a) GDPR is the consent of the affected parties. Your name and address must, for instance, be disclosed to providers of chargeable billing services. Unless mandatory, your personal data will not without your explicit consent be disclosed to third parties that are not in a contractual relationship.

We are permitted in specific cases and on-demand of an authorised body to disclose master data for purposes of law enforcement and hazard control by state police authorities, for the fulfilment of the statutory responsibilities of the Federal and State authorities for the protection of the constitution and fulfilment of the statutory responsibilities of the Federal Information services and military counter-intelligence, or for the assertion of intellectual property rights.

We will use the means available to us to carefully examine any such requests and will not disclose your data unless our statutory obligation is absolutely evident. The legal basis of data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) c) GDPR would, in such cases be compliance with our statutory obligations and pertinent special laws.

Cookies

Our website makes use of cookies. Cookies are small text files which our web server will send to your computer to store certain information (e.g. attributes for identification). Cookies will be used for statistical analysis of usage, including the recording of new and recurring visits when you use our website anonymously. We also use Cookies to determine the extent to which free content is used. Our website will send a Unit ID to your browser to determine this parameter. This will be an anonymous code used exclusively to establish the already used free content. When you visit our website under your user profile, Cookies will be used for the duration of your visit to identify your browser and the various Web pages you are visiting.

Our website can also be used without allowing the storage of Cookies. You can block the storage of Cookies in your browser settings or tell your browser to inform you when a web page wants to store Cookies. You may then decide to accept or reject the storage of Cookies. For our website to remain fully functional, it will, however, be necessary for technical reasons to allow the unrestricted storage of temporary Cookies. Even when Cookies are deactivated, our website will send the above Unit ID to your browser to measure the usage of free content. The legal basis for this is a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. You may refer to the Help pages for your Internet browser for further information on the blocking of Cookies. Look under windows.microsoft.com for Windows Internet Explorer and under support.mozilla.com for Firefox, for example.

Use of Google Analytics

The Bundesanzeiger Verlag uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Google Analytics”). Google Analytics uses Cookies (small text files) stored on your computer by a server on the Internet to allow analyses of your use of our website. Information Cookies will record about your use of this website will normally be transmitted to a Google server in the US for storage. The transmitted IP address will not be linked to other Google data. We concluded an Order Data Processing Contract with Google under which Google is obligated to use your data compliant with data protection regulations. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website (our standard-setting), Google will, in EU member states or other member countries under the Treaty of the European Economic Area, abbreviate your IP address before transmission. Note that Google Analytics has been extended by the “anonymizelp” code on this website, to ensure anonymisation of IP addresses (IP masking). Google will, on behalf of the operator of this website, use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to report website activities to the website operator and to offer additional services associated with website and Internet usage, specifically also including display advertising functions and remarketing reports on impressions in the Google Display network, integration of the DoubleClick Campaign Manager or Google Analytics reports on performance by demographic attributes and interests. Google may also pass on this information to third parties should this be mandatory or should such parties process the data on behalf of Google. Such usage will be anonymised or pseudonymised, however. Although you can block storage of Cookies by settings in your browser, we must point out that this may inhibit some website functionalities. Your consent to Google processing your captured personal data in the prescribed manner and for the purposes above will be deemed given when you use our website. Objections: You may at any time and with future effect block Google from capturing and processing data created by Cookies that relate to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You may prevent Google Analytics from capturing your data by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be placed to prevent future capture of your data whenever you visit this website: Deactivating Google Analytics. We also use Google Analytics to evaluate AdWords data for statistical purposes. You may disable this if you wish, via the Ad Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de). For further information, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (general information on Google Analytics and data privacy) and www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. You may disable Google Analytics for display advertising and adapt advertisements in the Google Display network via display settings: www.google.de/settings/ads. Visit: http://www.google.com for further information on Google Inc. and Google Analytics.

Google’s Data Privacy Statement is available at: www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html. A legitimate interest in processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR constitutes the legal basis for data processing. The interest is based on the maintenance of the functionality of the application and the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes (Recital 47 GDPR).

You may activate or disable Google personalised advertising here:

www.google.de/settings/ads/anonymous

Use of Google Remarketing

This website makes use of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) Remarketing technology. This functionality is used to, within the framework of the Google advertising network, present interest-based advertising to website visitors. The website visitor’s browser will store Cookies on your computer that will identify visitors whenever they visit a website belonging to the Google advertising network. These pages can then present ads that relate to content this visitor previously viewed on sites using Google’s Remarketing function. Google states that it will not collect any personal data in the course of this. We believe that Google will store a small file containing a sequence of numbers in the browser of visitors to the website. This number is used to record visits to the website and anonymised data on the use of the website. No personal data of visitors to the website will be stored. Should you nevertheless prefer not to use Google’s Remarketing feature, you may disable this by means of appropriate settings in www.google.com/settings/ads. You can alternatively also disable the use of Cookies for interest-based advertising via the advertising network initiative by following the instructions in www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Please refer to www.google.com/privacy/ads/ for further information about Google Remarketing and Google’s Data Privacy Statement.

Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f GDPR, a legitimate interest in processing would constitute a legal justification of data processing. This interest is based on necessary maintenance to ensure the functionality of the application and on the processing of personal data for direct advertising purposes (Recital 47 GDPR).

External links or hyperlinks to Web pages of other providers

Our Internet offer contains external links or hyperlinks to the Web pages of other providers. Such content must be distinguished from its own content. Such external content will neither originate from ourselves, nor do we have any influence on the contents of third-party sites. You will on selection of an external link or hyperlink be redirected from our website to the website of that external provider. We cannot then guarantee that these external providers will respect the confidentiality of your data or comply with data protection regulations. The specific operator of such websites will be solely responsible for this.

We will immediately remove a link or hyperlink from our website should we become aware of illegal content they may offer. Please contact the data protection officer for more information: dsb@bundesanzeiger.de.

Your rights / contact details / objection

Objection and revocation

You may at any time and without prior consent object to the use of your data, with future effect.

We point out that you may also at any time and with future effect revoke (even partially) any consent you may have given. Please in this respect contact the Data Protection Officer, Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH, Amsterdamer Straße 192, 50735 Cologne,

Tel.: +49 (0) 221 / 9 76 68-0, e-mail: dsb@bundesanzeiger.de

You also have the following rights:

Article 13, 14 EU-GDPR – Right to information

Article 15 EU GDPR – Right of access: We will on request gladly inform you about your stored personal data. The information will be provided in text form. Contact – see below.

Article 16 EU GDPR – Right to rectification

Article 17 EU-GDPR – Right to erasure

Article 18 EU GDPR – Right to restriction of processing

Article 19 EU GDPR – Notification

Article 20 EU-GDPR – Right to data portability

Article 21 EU GDPR – Objection

Article 22 EU GDPR – Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Article 23 EU GDPR – Restrictions

Article 77 EU GDPR – Right to lodge a complaint

The legislator has enacted multiple obligations and terms relating to the retention of data. Data will on expiry of these periods automatically be erased.

Note: We endeavour to take technical and organisational steps to ensure that your personal data will be stored in a way to prevent access by third parties. Since full data security cannot be guaranteed during communication by e-mail, we recommend mailing confidential information by post.

Currency and amendments of the Data Privacy Statement

All amendments to the Data Privacy Statement will be published on this website and will apply from the date of publication. We will obtain your permission should Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH wish to use your data for additional purposes. The intended use of these data will only change with your consent.

Definition / Glossary

“Anonymisation” means that personal data will be changed in a way to ensure that personal or factual detail will not be assignable to a specific or identifiable natural person unless with unreasonably high costs of time, effort and labour.

“Personal data” includes all information referring to a specific or identifiable natural person (“affected person”); an identifiable person is a person who is directly or indirectly identifiable, especially by assigned identifiers such as name, identification number and other special characteristics describing physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

A “Responsible body” is any person or body collecting, processing or using personal data for own purposes or commissioning others to do so.

“Special types of personal data” is defined as data on racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical convictions, trade union memberships, health or sex life.

“Consent by the affected person” constitutes any clear communication of the wish of that person, given without coercion, relating to the specific case and cognizant of the situation, by way of a statement or other unambiguous action by which the affected person demonstrates that he/she agrees to the processing of the specific personal data.

A “Recipient” is any person or entity receiving data. A “Third-party” is any person or entity external to the responsible body. Third parties exclude the affected person or bodies or persons and entities commissioned to collect, process or utilise personal data inland, in another member state of the European Union or in another member country of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

“Collection” is defined as the acquisition of data about the affected person or entity.

A “third party“ is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or any other body other than the affected person, the entity responsible for processing or the processor of the order data including the persons authorised to process personal data under the direct responsibility of the processor or entity responsible for processing;

“Pseudonymisation” is defined as the substitution of the name and other identifying features with a code designed to exclude or considerably complicate identification of the entity concerned.

“Company” is every natural person or legal entity performing a commercial activity, irrespective of its legal form, including private companies or associations carrying out regular commercial activities.

“Group of companies” is a group comprising a controlling company and the companies it controls.

“Processing” is here defined as storing, changing, transmitting, blocking and deleting of personal data. The following definitions also apply, irrespective of the processes used: 1. Storage – the acquisition, recording or storing of personal data on data carriers for purposes of further processing or use, 2. Changing – editing of stored personal data, 3. Transmission – the disclosure to third parties of stored personal data or personal data obtained through data processing, in a manner to allow a) passing such data on to a third party or b) enabling third parties to view or retrieve the data 4. Blocking – marking stored personal data to restrict further processing or use, “Deleting” – rendering stored personal data not recognisable.

Extrajudicial online dispute resolution

The European Commission provides a platform for extrajudicial online dispute resolution (so-called OS platform) at ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. Please note that we do not participate in dispute resolutions before consumer dispute resolution authorities.