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Data protection declaration

We appreciate your interest in our company and would like you to feel safe regarding the protection of your personal data during your visit to our Internet pages.

Berlin-Chemie AG takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. During your visit to our website, personal data are collected that we process under the observance of the valid provisions of data protection law. These data are not made public by us or given to third parties without authorisation.

This data protection declaration is intended to inform you about which data we record during your visit to our website and how these data are used.

1. Recording of data when accessed from the Internet
When you visit our Internet pages, your access data is temporarily saved by our Web server in a server log file. This is automatic and for technical reasons done without prior express consent. The following data are then recorded and saved until automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the computer accessing the site
  • Date and time of the access
  • Name and URL of the file accessed
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Recognition data of the operating system
  • Browser name with version information
  • URL of the website from which the user has come via clicking on a link

No personal evaluations whatsoever are carried out based on this information. It can, however, be evaluated for statistical purposes, during which it is ensured that the user remains anonymous. IP addresses are only evaluated when our network infrastructure is attacked.

2. Collecting and processing of personal data
You can in general access our Internet pages without disclosing your personal data. In several cases, however, we do need your personal data for certain offers and services, for example, for the sending of information material. To do so, it is necessary that you have previously registered with your name, address, e-mail address and other personal data. These data are, however, collected and further processed only with your express consent and if their transfer is voluntary.

3. Purpose
The personal data that you make available to us is used in general to answer your inquiries and give you access to certain information or offers. Your personal data is used only for the purposes stated and to the extent necessary to achieve these. Regarding other purposes, your personal data will not be made available to third parties in any form by us or by any service company authorised by us. Personal data is forwarded to government institutions and authorities only within national legal provisions.

4. Right to inform and report as well as the right to delete and revoke
You have the right to information on the data saved by us as well as the right to the reporting, deletion and blocking of your data. Furthermore, you have the right to revoke at any time effective in the future your consent granted in individual cases that your data be used. In the cases mentioned above, please use the Contact page of the services on the Internet with which you registered or requested information.

5. Security
Berlin-Chemie AG implements technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from abuse, loss, destruction or from access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are state of the art.

6. Data transfer outside of Germany
Berlin-Chemie AG is part of the MENARINI Group, which may have databases in countries with varying legal systems. Berlin-Chemie AG can transfer personal data to databases outside of the resident country of the relevant person. In this case, Berlin-Chemie AG makes every effort that the party receiving the data guarantees an appropriate level of data protection.

7. Cookies

Our website uses session cookies, which store data for the technical control of sessions in the browser's memory. These data are not personal and are usually deleted at the latest when your browser is closed. For some functionalities of the website cookies are used, that are valid on the browser session also. In exceptional cases, cookies can also save personal data. However, we would like to call your attention to this separately and request your consent. You can also use our Internet pages without accepting cookies. To do so, you can generally block cookies with your browser settings or with a prompt.

8. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. On behalf of Berlin-Chemie AG, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use, especially Google Analytics reports on services considering demographic characteristics and interests. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, insofar as required by law or where such third parties process the information on behalf of Google.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionalities of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google's collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at ( http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en ). Please note that the use of the browser plug-in is limited to the respective browser and client PC/ device and should not be deactivated or deleted in case you wish to maintain the deactivation of Google Analytics.

For further information on terms of use and data protection, please see http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/index.html . Please note that on our website, Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses ("IP masking").

9. Links to websites of other providers
Our Internet pages can contain links to those of other providers. We point out that this data protection declaration applies exclusively to the Internet pages of Berlin-Chemie AG. We do not influence this or check that other providers comply with the valid data protection provisions.

10. Questions, suggestions and complaints
If you have any questions regarding our explanation on data protection or the processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer ( Datenschutzbeauftragter) directly. Please write to:

Datenschutzbeauftragter
Berlin-Chemie AG
Glienicker Weg 125
12489 Berlin

or send an e-mail to: info@berlin-chemie.de

Please do not hesitate to contact Our Data Protection Officer with information requests, suggestions or complaints.

11. Inclusion, validity and updating of the data protection declaration
By using our website, you consent to the use of data described above. The data protection declaration is currently valid and dated 20/05/2008.

The further development of our website or the implementation of new technologies can make it necessary to change this data protection declaration. Berlin-Chemie AG reserves the right to make necessary changes to this declaration at any time.


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