1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is done by the website operators. The contact information for the website can be found in the legal disclosure section of this website.
How do we collect your information?
Your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. The data collected is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system and the time the page was accessed). The collection of this data happens automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the website is available and fully functional. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to be informed free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to demand the rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. For further information about these and any other questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal disclosure. You also have a right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
2. General information and mandatory information
Information about the data controller
The data controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
BF Engineering Data Protection Officer
Tel.: +49 (0) 8171-3447-60
The data controller is the natural or legal person who decides, alone or in conjunction with others, about the purpose and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing processes are possible only with your express consent. You can revoke your previously granted consent at any time. You can do this by sending us a simple e-mail to that effect. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation of consent remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of complaint to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of infringements of the data protection legislation, the data subject has the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority for questions of data protection is the appointed Commissioner for Data Protection for the German federal state in which our company is domiciled. A list of the state commissioners for data protection can be found at the following link:https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have the data that we have processed automatically based on your consent or in fulfilling a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a commonly available, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another data controller, this is done only to the extent that it is technically possible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries, that you send to us as the website operators. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in your browser bar. When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, restriction, erasure
Within the scope of the applicable legal requirements, you have the right to information free-of-charge about the stored personal data concerning you, the origin and recipient of these data and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification, restriction or erasure of these data. For further information about these and any other questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal disclosure.
Objection against advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of our contact data published in compliance with German media law in the legal disclosure for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, by means of e.g. spam e-mails.
3. Data collection on our website
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information comprises: Browser name and version, operating system used, referrer URL, hostname of the accessing computer, time of the server request, IP address. These data are not combined with data from other data sources. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, which permits the processing of data to fulfil a contract or precontract procedures.
If you send us enquiries on our contact form, your information from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, are stored on our systems for the purpose of processing your enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. Data are not passed onto other parties without your consent. The processing of the information given in the contact form is done exclusively under the legal basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. You can do this by sending us a simple e-mail to that effect. The legality of the data processing processes up to the revocation of consent remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you gave in the contact form remain with us until you request us to delete them, you revoke your consent to their storage or the purpose for which they were stored ceases to exist (e.g. after the processing of your enquiry has been completed). Legally mandatory requirements – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional circumstances is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to perform further services for the website operator associated with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser software. We would point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
Commissioned data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.
Demographic features at Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function provided by Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information about the age, gender and interests of website visitors. These data come from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data of third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time from your Google Account ad preferences or opt-out of Google Analytics collecting your information as described in the “Opt-out of data collection” section.
5. Plug-ins and tools