Privacy

Data Privacy Statement

We process personal data that are collected and processed when visiting this website, respecting all applicable regulations under data protection laws.
In this Data Privacy Statement we aim to explain which data we collect for which purposes on our website and to set out the legal basis on which this happens. In addition, we are informing you of your rights and of the person you can contact in the event of questions on data protection or complaints.

Controller

Bertram Brossardt
vbw - Vereinigung der Bayerischen
Wirtschaft e. V.
Max-Joseph-Str. 5
80333 Munich
Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 89-551 78-102
Fax +49 (0) 89-551 78-106

General

Personal data

Personal data are specific information about the personal or material circumstances of an identifiable or particular natural person. This includes information such as your correct name, your address, your telephone number, your position and your company. Information not directly connected with your true identity – such as the number of users of a site – is not personal data.

Collection and processing of personal data

Server logging All visits to the pages of this website are logged and stored in files known as server log files. These data are used solely for technical analysis of server use. Specifically, the following data are collected in this process:

  • Requesting host address (IP address)
  • Date and time of access
  • Remote log name and remote user for authenticated sessions
  • Name of the downloaded file
  • Download method (e.g. GET, POST).
  • HTTP status code
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Internet page from which the file was requested (referrer)
  • User agent with information such as browser/operating system/interface
The processing of these data is undertaken for the purpose of enabling use of the website (establishing the connection), system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and optimising the internet presence. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure.

No data are forwarded to third parties, either free of charge or on a charged basis.

Legal basis for collection:
The processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller (point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR).
How to object:
Since these data are absolutely necessary in order to provide the website, there is no right to object.

Data exchange and forwarding of personal data to third parties

To be able to offer our website on the internet, we use the services of a number of service providers. In selecting our service providers, we pay close attention to ensuring that they similarly comply with the statutory provisions on data protection and we conclude corresponding contracts for commissioned data processing (Art. 28 GDPR) with them.

Newsletter

When subscribing to the newsletter, your email address is used for delivering information from the association until such time as you unsubscribe. You can unsubscribe at any time. In order to unsubscribe from the distribution list, please click on the unsubscribe link found at the end of every newsletter.

Legal basis for the collection and use of these data:
point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (consent by the data subject)
How to object:

  • Using the unsubscribe link:
    All marketing emails and all newsletters contain an unsubscribe link at the end. By clicking the link, your objection is automatically registered on our systems and the subscription is terminated. Since this is a technical process, it can require several days until it takes effect, and it is therefore possible that you will still receive a newsletter or a marketing email for a final time.
  • By email:
    Send an informal email to datenschutz(at)vbm.de with the request to unsubscribe.
  • By post:
    Send an informal notification via post to:
    vbw - Vereinigung der Bayerischen
    Wirtschaft e. V.
    Max-Joseph-Str. 5
    80333 Munich, Germany

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is created when visiting our website and stored on your computer. Cookies help us to know whether you have visited our website before. A cookie can only contain information that we ourselves send to your computer – therefore no private data can be read off using them. If you accept the cookies on our pages, we have no access to your personal information, but the cookies help us to identify your computer.

Cookies used

We use "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". A "session cookie" is a cookie that is automatically deleted when you close your browser. By contrast, a "persistent cookie" remains stored on your device until a specified expiry date for the cookie.

Session cookies used:

CookieFunctionStorage period
noWS_DSETxgContains true or false and indicates that the website with the tracking code contained does not contain active tests or is not supplying tests for other reasons (monthly quota exceeded, etc.)Session duration
BT_sdcContains Base64-coded data on the current visitor session (referrer, number of pages, number of seconds since start of session), which are used for personalisation purposes.Session duration
BT_ctstIs only used to recognise if cookies are enabled in the visitor's browser or not.Session duration
JSESSIONIDThis cookie is set by an external server that supplies map data. It stores the session ID, which bundles multiple associated requests to the server and assigns them to a session.Session duration
isSdEnabledRecognition whether scroll depth is measured for the visitor.Session duration

Legal basis for the collection and use of these data:
point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (consent using cookie banner), alternatively point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller)

How to object to session cookies:
You are, however, able to change the settings on your browser so that cookies are either completely blocked or you are notified as soon as a cookie is set. Accordingly, you are able to decide directly whether you wish to block cookies. However, by rejecting all cookies it is possible that the use of certain functions on our website may be restricted. Information on how to change the browser settings on your computer or mobile device such that cookies are blocked can be found in the relevant help menu in your browser or on the website of the software manufacturer.

Persistent cookies used:

CookieFunctionStorage period
_et_coidCookie recognition Campaign Control.2 years
BT_pdcContains Base64-coded data of the visitor history (is customer, newsletter recipient, etc.) for personalisation.1 year
etcnt_307589Recognition of repeat visitors (is only set if enabled).28 days
et_idVisitor recognition etracker Analytics.2 years

The legal basis for this data collection and use:
point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (consent using cookie banner), alternatively point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller)

Web analysis and website optimisation

This website uses etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) technologies to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes. User profiles may be created from these details using a pseudonym. Cookies may be used to this end. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the temporary memory of the page visitor's internet browser. These cookies allow the internet browser to be recognised.
The data collected using the etracker technologies will not be used to identify the website visitor personally without the data subject's specially given consent, and will not be combined with personal data concerning the person associated with the pseudonym. The data collection and storage can be objected to at any time with effect for the future.
Legal basis for the collection and use of these data:
point (a) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (consent using cookie banner), alternatively point (f) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller)
How to object:
Tracker opt-out link

Social media buttons

Our website uses the respective buttons of the following companies:

  • Twitter, Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
  • YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno CA 94066, USA
These social media buttons only make links available to the respective providers. So long as these buttons are not clicked, no data are transferred to these providers.

If you click on these buttons, you are forwarded to the website of the respective provider. Depending on whether you were logged in with the respective provider when clicking on the button, your data are processed in accordance with the data use policies of these providers and possibly used for profiling, which is not within our sphere of responsibility.

Further information on the data use policies of the individual providers can be found at the following links:
  • Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
  • YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_YouTube

If you do not want these companies to collect data on you, you should not click on these buttons.

Google Maps

This website uses the product Google Maps from Google Inc. By using this website you declare that you are in agreement with the collection, processing and use of the data collected automatically by Google Inc., its representatives and third parties.
The terms of service of Google Maps can be found at:
"Terms of service of Google Maps"

Data collection using forms

If you make contact with us using forms offered on this website, we use the data collected solely to process your request. Your data will not be used for any other purpose.
Legal basis for the collection and use of these data:
point (b) of Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Security

We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss and misuse. For example, your data are stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public.
Should you wish to get in contact with us via email, please be advised that the confidentiality of the information transferred is not guaranteed. The content of emails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you arrange to send us confidential information only by post.

Server location

The systems of our hosting partner are located in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Your rights / right of access, right to object, right to erasure, right to rectification, right to lodge a complaint

Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG-neu), you have a right to information free of charge on the personal data stored concerning you, their origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing and, where applicable, the right to the rectification, blocking, erasure or portability of these data.
To do so, please simply contact our Data Protection Officer, whose details appear at the end of this Data Privacy Statement.
In the event of complaints, you can contact our Data Protection Officer or contact the responsible supervisory authority directly.

Greater security on the internet

If you want to find out about how to use the internet safely, we recommend visiting the site www.klicksafe.de, an EU initiative for greater security on the internet.

Contact details for the Data Protection

Officer Robert Schöttl
Karl-Mangold-Str. 10
81245 Munich
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 896 893 26
Fax: +49 (0) 89 896 893 28
email: datenschutz(at)vbm.de

Contact details for the responsible supervisory authority

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht
Postal address
Postfach 606
91511 Ansbach
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 981 53 1300
Fax: +49 (0) 981 53 98 1300
email: poststelle@lda.bayern.de