Data protection

Thank you very much for visiting our website. The protection of your personal data and your privacy is important to us and we would like you to feel safe when you use our website. We process your personal data in accordance with the contents of this privacy notice, the relevant national data protection regulations, and the General Data Protection Regulations („GDPR“).

With the information below, we would like to give you an overview of which information is collected and used during your visit at our website.

1. Name and address of the controller

Baier & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG, Wollhausstraße 60-62, 74072 Heilbronn (“we”), in our capacity as the operator of the websites www.brunnen.com, www.brunnen.de, www.heyda.de, www.knorrprandell.com, www.schneidergruppe.com, www.almanacksforlaget.se (“Website”), shall be the controller as defined in the GDPR and in other national data protection regulations.

2. Data protection officer

In the event that you have any concerns with respect to data protection or privacy issues, please contact our data protection officer, Raphael Künzig, at datenschutz@brunnen.de or at +49 (0) 7131/886-364.

3. Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; 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.

Personal data also include information about your use of our website: such information is usually collected by the use of log files or cookies. You will find more information about log files and cookies below.

4. Purpose of use and related personal data

Scope and type of the collection, processing, and use of your data depend on whether you visit our web presence only to obtain generally available information or make use of any services beyond that.

a) Use for information only
If you use our website for information only, it is generally not necessary that you enter any personal data.
In that case, we only collect the data that are automatically transmitted by your internet browser, as the case may be, when you visit our website, for example:
- Referrer (website visited before)
- Requested web page or file
- Browser type and version
- Used operating system
- Used device type
- Time of access
- IP address in an anonymized form (will only be used to determine the location of access)
For this, your computer’s IP address is only stored for the time of your use of the website, in so-called log files, and is deleted immediately thereafter, or anonymized by truncation. All other data is only stored for a limited period of time. We use these data to operate our website, in particular to identify and remove faults from our website, to determine our website's utilization, and to make adjustments or improvements.

b) Use of other services
To the extent that you use other services through our website, it may be required that you enter personal data for this. In that case, your data is only processed for the purpose of delivering the services requested by you.

5. Contact

At our website, you can contact us via our contact form or by E-mail. The personal data that you enter in the course of contacting us is only used to handle your enquiry and is then immediately deleted from the web server. Please note that we may be obligated to store your messages to comply with any statutory retention obligations. Subject to the statements below, we shall not disclose your data to third parties.

6. Cookies and web analysis tools

a) Use of cookies
We use cookies to track the preferences of our visitors and to optimize our web pages. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer when you visit our website. You are free to delete cookies at any time. However, this may result in individual functions not being available any longer. Please see the help function of your browser on how to delete cookies.

b) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, the web analytics service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “Cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of this website. The information about your usage of this website that is generated by the Cookie is usually transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization was activated for this website, your IP address is truncated first by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and truncated there.
Google will use this information on our behalf to analyze the use of this website, to create reports about website activities, and to perform other services in connection with the use of our website and the internet. The IP address that is transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the saving of Cookies in the settings of your browser software; however, please note that in that case you may not be able to use any functions of this website to your full benefit. Moreover, you can prevent the transmission of the data generated by the Cookie with respect to the use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and their processing by Google by clicking on the link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) below and download and install the browser plug-in that is available there.
As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can prevent the collection of your data by Google Universal Analytics by clicking on the link below:
Disable the collection of data by Google Analytics for this website
This will activate an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. For more information, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and data privacy).
Please note that on this website Google Analytics was extended by the code »gat._anonymizeIp();« to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (referred to as IP masking).

7. No disclosure of your personal data

We do not disclose your personal data to third parties, unless you have consented to the transfer of your data or we are entitled or obligated to disclose your data based on statutory provisions and/or official or court orders. Including but not limited to, this may involve the provision of information for the purpose of law enforcement, to prevent threats or to enforce intellectual property rights.

Within our group of companies, your data is transmitted to certain companies if your request requires this or if these companies process the data centrally for the companies affiliated with the group.

8. Data security

Any information that you submit to us is stored on servers that are located in the European Union. We secure our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification, or dissemination of your data through unauthorized persons.

9. Your rights

You are entitled to:
- Obtain information free of charge about the personal data we retain about you (right of access);
- Demand confirmation whether we process personal data relating to you (right to confirmation);
- Demand from us to immediately delete the personal data relating to you to the extent that their processing is no longer required and that any further requirements of the GDPR with respect to erasure are fulfilled (right to erasure);
- Demand immediate correction and completion of incorrect personal data relating to you (right to correction);
- Demand the restriction of processing of your personal data (right to restriction of processing);
- Obtain the personal data relating to you in a structured, customary, and machine-readable format (right to data portability);
- Object to the processing of your personal data (right to objection);
- Not being subjected to a decision that is exclusively based on automated processes – including profiling – that legally affects you or significantly impairs you in a similar way (right to decisions on a case-by-case basis);
- Withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data in the future at any time;
- Lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in charge of data protection if you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data relating to you violates the GDPR (right to lodge a complaint).
For any further information on your rights, please contact our data protection officer.

10. Erasure of and making unavailable personal data after their purpose is fulfilled

We process and store personal data only until their purpose is fulfilled, and in no event longer than the statutory retention and storage periods. After their purpose is fulfilled or the statutory retention and storage periods have expired, the personal data are deleted or made unavailable in accordance with the data privacy requirements.

11. Information for customers, potential customers, and suppliers in accordance with Art. 13 / Art. 14 GDPR

You will find this information at Information pursuant to Art. 13 / Art. 14 GDPR about the processing of your data and your rights in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations