On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect. Therefore, our Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions (GTC) are updated accordingly.

We would like to point out that within the framework of the GDPR, when processing personal data, a Commissioned-processing contract has to be concluded.

This is stored in eBilanz-Online and automatically displayed to you. After confirmation of the Commissioned-processing contract you will be able to use eBilanz-Online as usual.

Privacy Statement for eBilanz-Online

The

Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH
Amsterdamer Str. 192
50735 Cologne

Tel.: +49 (0)221 9 76 68-0
Fax: (02 21) 9 76 68-278
Email: service(at)bundesanzeiger.de

operates this website to offer services and information.

We process your personal data according to the provisions of the relevant data protection laws. Refer to “Definitions” in the glossary for explanations of the data protection terminology. The following provisions inform you about the type, scope and purpose of collection, processing and use of personal data. This Privacy Statement applies only to our web pages. If you are directed to other websites by a link on our pages, you must refer to the data privacy information on these websites.
When possible, we will use digital security systems to encrypt your personal data and take technical and organisational measures to protect it from damage, destruction or unauthorised access.

 

Browser data

For technical reasons and to maintain and improve functionality, we will automatically collect and store the data transferred by your Internet browser to us. We will transfer this data to third parties when necessary. Refer to “Transfer” for more information. Our legitimate interest in processing according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR is to ensure the operational safety of our website.

The information we collect is:

- Browser type and version
- Operating system
- Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
- Web page that you visit
- Date and time of your access
- Your Internet protocol data (IP address)
- Volume of data transmitted
- Access status (files transferred, files not located etc.)

This anonymous data will be stored separately from any personal data you provide, and hence will not permit any conclusions to be drawn about any particular person. It can be analysed for statistical purposes in order to optimise our web presence and services. After analysis, the data will be deleted.

Anonymised user profiles

Unless otherwise stated, it is not necessary to provide personal data to use our website. Data is stored in a log file each time a user accesses the aforementioned web pages or requests a file. We use this data for technical reasons to enable your visit to our website. Moreover, we use this data for statistical purposes to improve the design and layout of our website. This data is not associated with any particular person. Our legitimate interest in processing according to Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 letter f) of the EU-GDPR is to ensure the operational safety and functionality of our website.

The following dataset is stored with each request:


•    Name of the requested file
•    Date and time of the request
•    Volume of data transmitted
•    Message whether the request was successful
•    Description of the type of web browser used
•    Requesting domain
•    The domain’s country of origin

 

Creating a user profile (registration)

You have the option to register on our website and in doing so create a user profile. In addition to the data that your browser transmits automatically, we collect the following data during your registration on our website. This information is marked as obligatory or voluntary, depending on the purpose of processing:•    Date of registration•    Your first name and last name•    Your address details•    Your email addressYour user profile then gives you access to other parts of our website, as well as the opportunity to sign in for the services you have purchased. The legal basis for data processing is the consent provided by an individual according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter a) of the EU-GDPR.

 

Collection and use of personal data

Your personal data, insofar as it is necessary for the establishment, wording or modification of the contractual relationship (inventory data), will be used exclusively for the fulfilment of a contract. We explicitly reserve the right to use permissions granted in certain circumstances under relevant legislation and for particular legal grounds.

We do not ask for personal data when you make contact with us by email, fax or telephone. We only request the data that we need to process your enquiry in a meaningful manner, which shall at least be your last name, first name, email address and telephone number. The legal basis is our legitimate interest in processing according to Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 letter f) GDPR. The obligatory data fields are marked accordingly. In addition, you may provide us with additional information on a voluntary basis when making contact with us. We will store the data and use it to answer your enquiry. Some services on our portal are provided in cooperation with partner firms. It may be necessary to transfer your personal data to these partner firms in order to provide these partner services. Your data will be used exclusively for the purposes of answering your enquiries in this case as well, and also by our partners. Your voluntary provision of this data constitutes your consent to use of the data as stated above. We log your consent for the collection and use of data. The legal basis for data processing is the consent provided by the data subject according to Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 letter a) of the EU-GDPR.
As one example, we will need to pass on your name and address to the payment service provider in order to charge you for paid services. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties that are uninvolved in contractual fulfilment without your explicit consent or a statutory requirement.
 
In individual cases, we are entitled to provide information on inventory data on the orders of competent agencies, where this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for security reasons of the state police forces, to satisfy the statutory tasks of the federal and state offices for the protection of the constitution and counterterrorism, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) or the Military Counterintelligence Service, or to exercise rights to intellectual property.
Where we receive these requests, we review them carefully with the means at our disposal and only disclose your data if our legal obligation is substantiated. In these cases, the legal basis for data processing is compliance by the controller with legal obligations according to Article 6 para 1 sentence 1 letter c) of the EU-GDPR and other relevant statutes.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by our web server in order to store certain information (e.g. identification characteristics).
When you visit our website anonymously, cookies are used to produce statistical analyses of website usage and to log new and returning visitors. We also use cookies to measure usage of free content. Our website sends a unit ID to your browser in order to determine the scope of use. A unit ID is an anonymous code that is used exclusively to log any free content that has already been used.
When you visit our website while signed into your user profile, cookies are used to identify your browser for the duration of your session and to log your access of various pages.
Our website can be shown even without the storage of cookies. You can adjust your browser settings to disable cookies or to alert you when a website sends a cookie. You can then decide whether to accept the cookie in each case. For technical reasons, though, you must completely enable temporary cookies if you wish to use the full functionality of our website. Our website will continue to send the aforementioned unit ID to your browser to measure your usage of free content, even when cookies are disabled. The legal basis is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 letter f) of the EU-GDPR.
Visit the help pages of your web browser to obtain further information about blocking cookies. For Windows Internet Explorer, you will find this information at windows.microsoft.com, and for Firefox at support.mozilla.com.

Use of Google Analytics

The publisher uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (referred to in the following as “Google Analytics” Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files placed on your computer to enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. The IP address transmitted will not be associated with any other data held by Google. We have entered into a Data Processing Agreement that obliges Google to handle your data in compliance with relevant data protection legislation. If IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will truncate the IP address of users within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data is transferred.
Please be aware that the code “anonymizeIP” has been added to Google Analytics on our website to ensure collection of anonymised IP addresses (“IP masking”).
On behalf of the operator of this website, 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. This will explicitly include functions for banner advertising and remarketing reports on impressions in the Google Display Network, the integration of DoubleClick Campaign Manager or Google Analytics reports on performance according to demographic characteristics and interests. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law or when third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. However, this use is either anonymised or pseudonymised. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You declare your consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purposes by continuing to use our website.
Objection: You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the usage of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
You can also opt out from Google Analytics tracking by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your browser, which will prevent your data from being collected in future when you visit this website:
Disable Google Analytics.
We use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords for statistical purposes.
If you do not want this to happen, you can disable the function in the Ads Settings Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de).
Visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (general information about Google Analytics and data privacy) and www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. For further information.
You can visit the Ads Settings to disable banner advertising in Google Analytics and adjust the advertisements in the Google Display Network: www.google.de/settings/ads For further information on Google Inc. and Google Analytics, visit: www.google.com.
The Google Privacy Policy can be found here:
www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html .
The legal basis for our processing is a legitimate interest in processing according to Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 letter f) of the EU-GDPR. This lies in maintaining the functionality of our website and in processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing (Recital 47 to GDPR).

Enable/disable personalised advertising by Google here: www.google.de/settings/ads/anonymous

Use of Google Remarketing

This website uses the remarketing technology offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). This function is used to show our website visitors interest-based advertising on the Google Display Network. The browser used by visitors to the website stores cookies, which are small text files placed on a computer that enable recognition of the visitor when they access websites belonging to the Google Display Network.
The visitor can then be shown advertisements on these websites that refer to content that the visitor has already accessed on other websites using the Google remarketing function. Google states that it does not collect any personal information during this process. As far as we are aware, Google stores a small file with a numerical sequence in the browsers of website visitors. This numerical sequence is used to log visits to the website as well as anonymised data about its use.
Personal data from visitors to the website is not stored. If you object to use of the Google remarketing function, you can disable it in general by making the appropriate settings at www.google.com/settings/ads.
Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising by following the instructions provided at the advertising network initiative
www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
For more information about Google Remarketing and the Google Privacy Policy, visit: www.google.com/privacy/ads/ .
The legal basis for our processing is a legitimate interest in processing according to Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 letter f) of the EU-GDPR. This lies in maintaining the functionality of our website and in processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing (consideration 47 of the EU-GDPR).

External links or hyperlinks to websites of other providers

Our website contains external links or hyperlinks to websites of other providers. These are distinguishable from the contents which we provide. We do not produce this external content, nor are we able to influence any content on pages provided by third parties.
You are directed from our website to the website of an external provider when you click on a link or hyperlink. We are unable to guarantee in these cases that the external providers will treat your data confidentially or adhere to the provisions of data protection. Responsibility in this regard rests exclusively with the website provider.

We remove links immediately if we become aware of illegal content in external links or hyperlinks published on our website. Kindly contact our data protection officer if you have any relevant information in this regard: dsb@bundesanzeiger.de.

Your rights/contact details/objection

Objection and revocation

You may object at any time to the use of your data without prior consent, effective for the future.

Kindly be aware that you are entitled at any time to revoke the consent you may have already provided, partially as well as wholly, and with effect for the future.
To do so, send an email to:
The Data Protection Officer, Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH, Amsterdamer Straße 192, 50735 Cologne, Tel.: +49 (0) 2 21 / 9 76 68-0, dsb(at)bundesanzeiger.de

You have the following rights

Article 13, 14 EU-GDPR – Right to information
Article 15, EU-GDPR – Right to access: We will inform you on request of the personal information we have stored about you. The information is available in text form. See below for the contact details.
Article 16 EU-GDPR – Right to rectification
Article 17 EU-GDPR – Right to erasure
Article 18 EU-GDPR – Right to restriction of processing
Article 19 EU-GDPR – Notification
Article 20 EU-GDPR – Right to data portability
Article 21 EU-GDPR – Right to object
Article 22 EU-GDPR – Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Article 23 EU GDPR – Restrictions
Article 77 EU GDPR – Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

The legislator has introduced a variety of statutory retention obligations and periods. As a matter of routine, the data is erased at the end of these periods.

Note:

We do everything we can to take all technical and organisational means possible to store your data in such a way that it is protected from access by third parties. We are unable to guarantee complete data security when communicating by email, and we therefore advise you to send confidential information by post.

Currency and amendment of the Privacy Statement

Each amendment of this Privacy Policy shall be published here on this website and shall apply from its date of publication. Where the Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH uses your data for any additional purposes, we shall request your consent. The purpose for which your data shall be used will only change upon provision of your consent.

Definitions/Glossary

“Anonymisation” means the modification of personal data so that the information concerning personal or material circumstances can no longer or only with a disproportionate amount of time, expense and labour be attributed to an identified or identifiable individual.

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

“Controller” means any person or body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

“Special categories of personal data” means information on a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical convictions, union membership, health or sex life.

“Consent of the data subject” means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

 “Recipient” means any person or body receiving data. Third party means any person or body other than the controller. This shall not include the data subject or persons and bodies commissioned to collect, process or use personal data in Germany, in another Member State of the European Union or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

“Collection” means the acquisition of data on the data subject.

“Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

“Pseudonymisation” means replacing a person’s name and other identifying characteristics with a label, in order to preclude identification of the data subject or to render such identification substantially difficult.

“Company” is any natural or legal person engaging in economic activity, regardless of the legal form, including partnerships or associations that regularly pursue economic activity.

“Corporate group” is a group comprising a controlling enterprise and dependent enterprises.

“Processing” means the storage, modification, transfer, blocking and erasure of personal data. In particular cases, irrespective of the procedures applied:
1.    “storage” means the entry, recording or preservation of personal data on a storage medium so that they can be processed or used again;
2.    “modification” means the alteration of the substance of stored personal data;
3.    “transfer” means the disclosure to a third party of personal data stored or obtained by means of data processing either
a) through transmission of the data to the third party or
b) through the third party inspecting or retrieving data held ready for inspection or retrieval;
4.    “blocking” means labelling stored personal data so as to restrict their further processing or use;
“erasure” means the deletion of stored personal data.


Extrajudicial Online Dispute Resolution

The European Commission has established a platform for extrajudicial online dispute resolution (OS Platform), which is available at ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. Please be aware that we will not participate in dispute resolution proceedings in front of a consumer arbitration body.

 

 

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