Data privacy statement
The protection of your privacy and your personal data when using our web pages is important to us. This is why we adhere strictly to the provisions of the data protection acts. In the following we explain which information we collect during your visit to our web pages and how this information is used.
1. Name and address of the controller responsible for data processing
The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
BÄRO GmbH & Co. KG
42799 Leichlingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 2174-799 0
2. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer responsible for data processing is:
TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH
Unternehmensgruppe TÜV NORD
It is possible at any time to revoke the setting of cookies by changing the internet browser setting. Cookies can be deleted. Please note that if cookies are deactivated, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and with so-called analysis programmes. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited. Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 letter f DS-GVO. We have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of our services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are handled separately in our cookie settings.
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. The analysis cookies enable us to find out how the website is used and thus to constantly optimise our offer.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO, if the user has given his consent to this.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. Three cookies are used:
_ga: This cookie serves to distinguish your browser from other browsers. The maximum storage period is 24 months.
_gid: This cookie serves to distinguish your browser from other browsers. The maximum storage period is 24 hours.
_gat: This cookie is used to throttle the rate of requests from the browser with the above-mentioned cookies. The maximum storage period is 10 minutes.
All data collected via the cookies is collected for statistical purposes only. We need the data in order to determine what data traffic takes place on the website and where it comes from, and to determine whether the website functions smoothly in all areas and how we can make it more useful for you. No user profiles are created or conclusions drawn about the identity of a user. All user and event data stored in Google Analytics is deleted after 26 months at the latest.
The information generated by the relevant cookies about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, your IP address will be shortened and made anonymous by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The data will not be passed on to third parties. Nor will data from other sources be associated with the data collected.
For the integration on our website we use the Google Tag Manager. You will find further details in our data protection declaration under Google Tag Manager.
Data processing with Google Analytics on our website is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO. Your consent is voluntary. You can revoke it at any time with effect for the future by changing your current settings in our cookie banner.
You can also prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
Please note that you must make the setting for each device and each different browser individually.
Google Analytics is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").
Google Tag Manager
We use Google Tag Manager on our website, a service provided by Google LLC ("Google") to link external web services to a website.
We use the Google Tag Manager to link our website to the services of Google Analytics, among others, provided that you have given your consent to the respective services on our site. The Google Tag Manager serves only to implement the services on our website. No personal data is collected, stored and processed. Please refer to our cookie banner for details and setting options for your currently defined consent.
For further information, please refer to Google's Google Tag Manager Usage Guidelines: www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html
The legal basis for any processing of data by the Google Tag Manager on our website is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS GVO.
The Google Tag Manager is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").
4. Creation of log files
Every time a web page is called up BÄRO GmbH & Co. KG collects data and information with an automated system. These are stored in the server's log files.
The following data can be collected here:
(1) Information on the browser type and version used
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The user's internet service provider
(4) The user's IP address
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website (referrer)
(7) Websites which are called up from the user's system via our website.
The processing of data serves to deliver the content of our website, to guarantee the functionality of our information technology systems and to optimise our website. The data of the log files are always stored separately from other personal data of the users.
If you subscribe to our company's newsletter, the data will be transmitted in the respective input mask to the person responsible for processing (data controller).
When registering for the newsletter, the IP address of the user and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address of the person concerned. The data will not be passed on to third parties. An exception to this is if there is a legal obligation to transmit data.
The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. Likewise, consent to the storage of personal data can be revoked at any time. For this purpose a link can be found in every newsletter.
6. Ways of making contact
BÄRO GmbH & Co. KG can be contacted via the e-mail address provided on the website. If the data subject contacts the data controller via this channel, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. This data is stored solely for the purpose of processing or contacting the person concerned. The data will not be passed onto third parties.
7. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose of the data storage. Furthermore, data may be stored insofar as this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the data controller is subject.
As soon as the storage purpose ceases to apply or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or deleted.
8. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data are processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller:
8.1 Right of information
You can ask the data controller to confirm whether your personal data are processed by us.
If they are processed, you can request the following information from the data controller:
a. The purpose for which the personal data is processed;
b. The categories of personal data that are processed;
c. The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still to be disclosed;
d. The planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;
e. The existence of a right to have the personal data concerning you corrected or deleted, a right to have processing restricted by the data controller or a right to object to such processing;
f. The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. All available information about the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
h. The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.
8.2 Right to correction
You have a right to correction and/or completion by the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. The data controller shall make the correction without delay.
8.3 Right to restriction of processing
Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:
a. If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
b. If the processing is unlawful and you do not want your personal data to be deleted and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
c. If the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
d. If you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh your reasons.
If the processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed - apart from being stored - only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
If the processing restriction has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the data controller before the restriction is lifted.
8.4 Right to deletion
8.4.1 You may request the data controller to delete the personal data concerning you immediately, and the data controller is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
a. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a or Article 9 (2) lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
c. You file an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or you file an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
d. Your personal data have been processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
f. The personal data concerning you have been collected with regard to services offered by the information society pursuant to Article 8 (1) GDPR.
8.4.2. If the data controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them pursuant to Article 17 (1) GDPR, he/she shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.
8.4.3 There is no right to deletion insofar as the processing is necessary
a. To exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
b. For the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the data controller;
c. For reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Article 9 (2) lit. h and i and Article 9 (3) GDPR;
d. For archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in (1) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
e. To assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
8.5 Right to information
If you have exercised your right to have the data controller correct, delete or restrict the processing, he/she is obliged to inform all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction on processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed about such recipients by the controller.
8.6 Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to pass this data on to another data controller without obstruction by the data controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
a. Processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR or Article 9 (2) lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR and
b. Processing is carried out using automated methods.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.
The right to transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller.
8.7 Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Article 6 (1) lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The data controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless he/she can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.
If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
8.8 Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
8.9 Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - which has legal effect vis-à-vis it or significantly affects it in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision
a. Is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the data controller,
b. Is permitted by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, or
c. Is taken with your express consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9 (1) DGPR, unless Article 9 (2) lit. a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases mentioned in a. and c., the data controller takes appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the data controller, the right to present your own point of view and to challenge the decision.
8.10 Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are staying, working or the place of the suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the DGPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint is submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 DGPR.
9. Disclosure of data to third parties
Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.
10. Legal basis for the processing
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
For the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) lit. b DGPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1) lit. c DGPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. d of the DGPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6 (1) lit. f DGPR serves as the legal basis for processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the performance of our business activities.
11. Duration of storage of personal data
Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the data will be routinely deleted, unless there is a need to initiate or perform a contract.
We implement technical and organisational security measures in accordance with Article 32 of the DGPR to protect the data which you have provided against accidental or wilful manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are improved on an ongoing basis in accordance with the development of technical standards. Data security-relevant information can only be accessed by a limited number of authorised individuals obligated to special data protection who are involved with the technical, administrative or editorial management of data.
The contents and works published on this website are protected by copyright. Any use of the content not permitted by German copyright law requires the written permission of the author or creator. This particularly applies to the copying, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of contents in databases or other electronic media and systems. Content and contributions by third parties are identified as such. The unauthorised reproduction or passing on of specific content or whole pages is not permitted and is a punishable offence. Any copying or downloading is allowed for personal, private use only and may not be used in any commercial way.
Links to the supplier's website are welcome at any time and are not subject to the website provider's approval. The representation of this website in third-party frames is only permitted with authorisation.
Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager (Advertising Features)
This website uses the Google Analytics demographics reports, which use Google Interest-Based Advertising data and third-party visitor data (IP address and location of the accessing device, information about browser type and version, operating system, date and time of access and surfing behavior on our site, as well as the referrers, age, gender and interests). This data is not attributable to any particular person and can be disabled at any time through the ad settings. For subscription to our newsletter all we need from you is a valid e-mail address. After registering, our system will send an e-mail with an activation link for you to confirm your subscription. This ensures that you are the actual owner of the e-mail address provided and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. You can revoke your consent to storing of the e-mail address and its use to receive the newsletter at any time.
The browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics can be found here:
We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our website. The provider of this service is Google.
The videos are all integrated in "extended data protection mode", i.e. no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data mentioned in the following paragraph be transferred. We have no influence on this data transmission.
By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data collected when you visit our website is transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to YouTube, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want your data to be associated with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website in line with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
The legal basis for embedding the YouTube videos is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest results from marketing purposes. Insofar as you consent by clicking on the video, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.