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Data privacy statement

We thank you for visiting our website, and for your interest in our company and our products.
Protecting your privacy when processing personal data and the security of all business data is very important to us. In the following, we would therefore like to inform you how we collect information, what information we collect and how BRAND GMBH + CO KG uses this information.


We process personal data that is collected during your visit to our website confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this data protection declaration.
No data will be transmitted to third parties without the consent of the person concerned or without a legal basis.

Responsible body within the context of data protection law is
BRAND GMBH + CO. KG
Otto- Schott- Strasse 25
97877 Wertheim
Tel.: +49 9342 808-0
www.brand.de
privacy[at]brand.de

Dealing with personal data / collection, processing and transmission of personal data

Personal data refers to individual information regarding personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, the name, address, e-mail address, telephone and fax number. Almost our entire website can be used without providing your personal data. Where it is necessary to provide personal data on our website for an enquiry, we leave it up to you to decide which personal data you would like to provide.
BRAND collects and uses your personal data solely for the purpose for which you provide your data, e.g. to process requests for information, batch certificates, orders for brochures, demo devices or samples. We may only transmit data to our local sales partners for processing your specific enquiry and after receiving your proper consent.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion, objection

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time, and this is free of charge. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your personal data.
For data blockage to be realized, this data must be stored in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of this data, if we are not legally obliged to archive it. Personal data will be deleted when you revoke your consent to its storage, when having this personal data is no longer required to fulfill the purpose for which it was stored, or if its storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. This does not affect data for business transactions that is needed for billing and accounting purposes or is subject to the legal obligation to keep records.
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory provisions.
You can make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future. To contact us in this context, please use the contact details provided at the end of this data protection declaration.


Use of cookies

BRAND Cookies: Brand uses cookies and active components (e.g. JavaScript) to follow the preferences of the visitors and so as to optimally design the web pages accordingly.
Cookies are small text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on your computer when you visit our website. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again. If you wish, you can delete the cookies at any time. However, this can result in individual functions no longer being available to you. To delete cookies, please consult the help function of your browser.
Third-party cookies: Some BRAND websites contain content and services from other providers (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Xing), which in turn may use cookies and active components. BRAND has no influence on the processing of personal data by these providers.
Please inform yourself about the handling of your data on the websites of the respective providers.

Web analytics by Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

When you visit our website, as a default, we store general technical data such as, e.g. the date and duration of your visit or the domain name of your Internet service provider, in order to be able to follow the preferences of visitors and optimally design the website accordingly. We use the Matomo/PIWIK web analysis service, which uses so-called cookies, to collect this data. These are text files that contain data about your visit to our website and are stored on your hard drive. Cookies allow you to navigate more easily and thus increase user-friendliness. Cookies also allow us to analyze the use of our website, such as the identification of particularly popular content. In this way, we can adapt our Internet offer to your needs as a user. The collected information for use (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored. Your IP address will be anonymized, so that the data cannot be assigned to an identifiable person, and the individual user remains anonymous. The collected data for use will not be passed on to third parties. Via your browser, you can switch off the acceptance of cookies at any time. However, please note that parts of our web pages may not be displayed optimally and may not function properly.
If you object to the storage and analysis of the aforementioned data, you can also object to this at any time by deactivating the checkbox below. By selecting the link, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which suppresses the collection of data for use. However, if you delete the cookies on your computer, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, and you may have to activate it again.
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for our recording purposes.
In our case, this is done after 360 days.
You can decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser, which will enable us to collect and analyze various statistical data.
If you choose not to, click the following link to place the Matomo/PIWIK opt-out cookie in your browser.

Web analytics service Google Analytics


In addition, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we only use Google Analytics if IP anonymization is activated, i.e. your IP address will be previously reduced by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this, you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics

However, if you delete the cookies on your computer, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and must be reactivated if necessary

Further information from Google concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/.

 

Use of Google Maps

The BRAND website uses Google Maps to display maps and to create route maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, the user agrees to the collection, processing and use of the data collected automatically and the data entered by the user (including the IP address) by Google, one of its representatives or third-party providers. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found at the following link:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html

Detailed information on transparency and options, as well as the data protection regulations can be found in the google.de data protection center: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/?fg=1

 

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our websites we embed YouTube videos. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of the corresponding plug-ins. A connection to YouTube servers is established when you visit a page with the YouTube plugin. YouTube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to reckon with such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the saving of cookies in your browser.

Further information on data protection at YouTube can be found in the provider's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

 

Use of social plugins in the context of social media

"Shariff" Social media buttons for more data protection

We offer you the possibility of using so-called "social media buttons" on our Internet pages. To protect your data, we rely on the "Shariff" implementation solution. This means that these buttons are only included on the website as a graphic containing a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic, you will be forwarded to the services of the respective provider. Only then will your data be sent to the respective providers. If you do not click on the graphic, there is no exchange between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the respective providers. More information about the Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

 

Use of social plugins in the context of social media

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our Internet pages; additional information on the data protection measures applicable on external social media platforms can be found on their websites:

a.)    Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA) http://www.facebook.com/policy.php;

b.)    Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. - Suite 600 - San Francisco - CA 94107 - USA) https://twitter.com/privacy

c.)     XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 - 20354 Hamburg - Germany) https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

d.)    LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court - Mountain View - CA 94043 - USA) https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

The buttons are marked with the logo of the respective social network. The purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of the data by the respective service, as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the respective data protection information.

When you visit our websites, the corresponding buttons are deactivated, so that no data is sent to the social networks without a corresponding click on the buttons.

A direct connection to the respective social networks is established after activation by clicking on the button. The plugins are only activated when you click the provided button. With this activation, you establish the connection and declare your consent to the transmission of data. If you are logged into a social network, this provider can assign the visit to your account. If you don't want to do this, we recommend you log out of your account beforehand. If you are not a member of a social network, there is the possibility that the provider may still, e.g. find out and store your IP address. If you do not want to do this, you should not click the buttons.

We have no influence on whether and to what extent, for how long and for what purpose the external providers collect personal data. However, it can be assumed that at least the IP address and device-related information is recorded and used.

Security

BRAND takes all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons or against unauthorized disclosure. The security measures in use are continuously improved in accordance with technological developments.

Data transmission - SSL encryption:

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Should you wish to contact BRAND by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information by post only.

Changes to our data privacy regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration occasionally, so that it always complies with current legal requirements, or so as to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has been applicable as of May 2018.

Questions to the data protection officer

Regarding the processing of your personal data, for information, suggestions and complaints, please write us an e-mail, or you can also contact our data protection officer directly.

Should incorrect information be stored, despite our efforts to ensure that the data is correct and up-to-date, we will correct this at your request.

Contact the data protection officer:

You can contact our data protection officer at:

E-mail: privacy[at]brand.de

or our postal address with the addition "the data protection officer":  

BRAND GMBH + CO. KG

Otto- Schott- Strasse 25

97877 Wertheim

or by phone: +49-(0)9342-808 0

If you have any questions which this data protection declaration could not answer, you can contact us at any time at the following e-mail address or via the contact details given in the imprint:

privacy[at]brand.de

Right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of data protection violations, the person concerned has a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority, in accordance with Section 77 GDPR. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found on the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.