Privacy policy

Scope

This data protection declaration clarifies the user about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider [BERODE GmbH/BERODE Engineering GmbH, Apostelnstr. 1-3, 50667 Cologne, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0)221-277 389 0, E-Mail: info@berode.com] on this website (hereinafter “Offer”).

The legal basis for data protection is found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

 

Access data/ server log files

The provider (respectively his webspace provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files).

The access data includes:
Name of the website called up, file, date and time of the call, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence.

 

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information with the help of which a person can be determined, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by somebody counts as personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally permitted or if the users agree to the collection of data.

 

Contact

When contacting the provider (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

 

Integration of third party services and content

It can happen that within this online offer third party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the contents. However, we have no influence on this if the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as this is known to us, we inform the users about it.

 

Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable specific information relating to the device to be stored on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they are used to record statistical data on website use and to be able to analyse this data in order to improve the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the comfort of use are limited without cookies.

You can use many online ad cookies from companies through the
US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or
manage the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

 

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ( Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user’s computer and which enable an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the IP address of Google’s users within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be shortened beforehand. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the users, 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 within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting their browser software settings accordingly; however, this offer draws users’ attention to the fact that in this case they may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.

 

Revocation, amendments, corrections and updates

The user has the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored about him/her. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, block and delete his or her personal data, provided that this does not conflict with any legal storage obligation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data protection sample by lawyer Thomas Schwenke