Last revised 24.05.2018
Information regarding the collection, processing and utilization of personal data
The following shall inform you about the collection, processing and utilization of personal data on our website. Personal data is defined as all data relating to a living individual who can be identified
- From those data, or
- From those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, the data controller, and includes any expression of opinion about the individual and any indication of the intentions of the data controller or any other person in respect of the individual.
Controller as per the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
BF Worldwide GmbH
Sredzkistraße 63, 10405 Berlin
You can reach our data security officer by contacting us on the following email address:
or by sending us a letter addressed to “Data Security Officer”
This website partially uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damages to your computer and do not contain viruses.
Cookies allow us to make our offer more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files, stored by your browser on your computer. The most cookies that we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal device. Those cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can adjust your browser that way in order to be informed when cookies are placed, to individually allow cookies or to generally exclude cookies in certain cases as well as to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The deactivation of cookies may impair the functionality of this website.
3. SERVER LOG FILES
The provider of these websites automatically collects and stores information in log files which your browser automatically transmits to us, such as
- browser type/version
- used operating system
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of query
Those data cannot be associated with individual persons. A merging with other data sources does not take place. We reserve the right to retrospectively check the data if reasonable evidences concerning illegal use become known.
4. CONTACT FORM
If you send us inquiries by means of a contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details given there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of connection questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require you an e-mail address as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletters . Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for example by means of the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
Email advertisement without registering for newsletters & your revoke rights
If we obtained your E-Mail in relation to a purchase of our product or service and you did not revoke this, based on § 7 Abs. 3 UWG to send occasional offers to additional products, services or social activities. This serves the purpose of advertisement to our loyal customers. At any time you may revoke your consent to the storage of the e-mail address and its use for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for example by means of the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
Our newsletter provider is located in the US and certified according to the EU-US-Privacy Shield. A certificate can be downloaded here. According to the EU-US-Privacy Shield companies who are verified are complying with the applicable data privacy.
This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analytics service. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called”cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A. If the IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP-address will be shortened priory within the member states of the European Union or other contractual states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases your complete IP-address will be transmitted to a server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Commissioned by the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators and to provide other services related to website and internet activities. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. Further, you may prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to the use of this websites by downloading and installing the plug-in under the following link and install: THIS
Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics
7. DATA PROTECTION FOR THE USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS
On our websites plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated.
You recognise these plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the Like-Button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, please see here: https://developers.facebook.com/
If you do not wish that Facebook associates your visit of our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Our pages use Google +1 features. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Gathering and sharing information: The Google + 1 button lets you publish information worldwide. The Google + 1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed as clues along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results, your Google profile, or elsewhere on Web sites and ads on the Internet.
Google records information about your + 1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google + 1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you.
On our pages, functions of the Instagram service are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.
For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Statement: https://instagram.com
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. Is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our sites that have LinkedIn, LinkedIn connects to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. When you click the “Recommend” button from LinkedIn and you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We point out that as a provider of the pages we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.
For more information, see LinkedIn’s Privacy Statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
On our site, we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by the Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA ( “Pinterest”). When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to Pinterest’s servers. The plugin sends log data to the server from Pinterest to the USA. These logs may include your IP address, visited website addresses, which also contain Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of the request, how to use Pinterest, and cookies.
Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our YouTube-enabled sites, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to map your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
14. GOOGLE ADSENSE
This website uses Google AdSense, a Google Inc. service to embed commercial information. Google Adsense uses so-called”cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse the use of the website.
Further, Google AdSense uses so-called web beacons(invisible images). These web beacons help to process information, such as visitor traffic on this website. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A. Google may also transfer this information to their contractual partners. However, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored at Google’s.
You may prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser; however, if you do so, you may be unable to use all features of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of the collected information by Google, according to the above mentioned purpose.
15. GOOGLE ANALYTICS REMARKETING
Our websites use retargeting technologies by Google. Provider of these technologies are Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This enables to address visitors of our website with customised, interest-related commercial information. The display of commercials takes place according to the cookie-based analysis of previous usage and browsing behaviour. According to our present stat of knowledge, no person-related data will be stored when visiting our website. On access, a cookie will be placed to collect anonymous data about interests of the user and so to adapt commercials to such information. These cookies are small text files which will be stored onto your computer or terminal device.
16. OUTBRAIN INC.
This site uses technology from Outbrain Inc. (“Outbrain”, 39 W 13th Street New York, NY 10011 USA). This makes it possible to target or collect analytics regarding those internet users with advertisements who have already been interested in our offers on our partners’ websites. The technology depends cookie-based analysis of user’s behavior.This advertisment will only appear on Outbrain, either on the Outbrain Engage or the Outbrain Extended Network. If you do not want to see interest-based advertising, you can disable this feature here. https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy#advertising_behavioral_targeting
17. TABOOLA INC.
18. PROCESSING OF DATA (CUSTOMER DATA AND CONTRACT DATA)
We collect, process and use person-related data only as far as necessary for the establishment, content-related arrangement or change of the legal relationship (stock data). We only collect, process and use person-related data about the use of our websites (usage data) insofar it is necessary for enabling, improving or invoicing the use of the service.
19. TRANSMISSION OF DATA ON CONTRACT CONCLUSION FOR ONLINE SHOPS, TRADERS AND PRODUCT SHIPMENT
We transmit person-related data to third parties only if it necessary to fulfil the contract, e.g transmitting data to the forwarding agent or the commissioned credit institution in charge with the payment. A further transmission of data to third parties does not take place unless you have given your explicit permission. A transmission of data to third parties for commercial purposes does not take place.
20. RIGHT TO INFORMATION, DELETION, BLOCKING
You have the right to be informed about your person-related data, their origin and addressee and the purpose of data processing as well as the right to correction, blocking or deletion of those data at any time and free of charge. For further questions and questions concerning person-related data, feel free to contact us under the address published in the legal note.
21. CONTRADICTION ADVERTISING MAILS
We hereby object to the use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation for the transmission of advertising and information materials which are not expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam e-mails.
Our store is hosted on WordPress and our servers are hosted on Hosteurope. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through their databases and the general WordPress application. We store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then the respective Webpartner Stripe processes your card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.