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Data Protection Information

1. Data protection at a glance

General information
The following information provides a basic overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data that can personally identify you. Please refer to our private policy below for more detailed information on the issue of data protection.

Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator whose contact details are listed in this website’s legal notice.

How do we collect your data?
Some of the data we collect is data provided by you. For instance, data which you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT system when you visit our website. This data is primarily technical data such as the internet browser and operating system you are using or the time you accessed the web page. This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website. 

What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is correctly displayed. Other data may be used to analyse how visitors use the site. 
What rights do you have with regards to your data?
You have the right to request information on your stored data with regards to its origin, its recipients and the purpose of its collection, at any time and at no charge. You also have the right to ask for the data to be corrected, blocked or deleted. The address listed in the legal notice is to be used with regard to this matter, or for submitting any further questions you may have on the issue of data protection. Furthermore, you also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities. 

Analytics and third-party tools
When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour may be subject to statistical analysis. This happens primarily with cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. it will not be possible to identify you from this data. You may object to this analysis or prevent it from taking place by not using certain tools. Full details of this can be found in the following privacy policy. 
You may object to this analysis. You will be informed to your options regarding this in this privacy policy. 
 

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. 
When using this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal data is data that can identify you personally. This privacy policy outlines what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this happens and the purposes for doing so. 
We would like to point out that security breaches may arise when sending data over the internet (e.g. when communicating via email). It is not possible to fully protect data from third-party access.
Information on those responsible
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Brunner GmbH
Postfach 1151
D-77863 Rheinau-Freistett

Telephone: +49 (0) 7844/402-0
Email: info@brunner-group.com

The responsible party is the natural or legal person or such persons who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Withdrawing your consent to the processing of your data 
Many data processing procedures are only possible with your explicit consent. You may withdraw your given consent at any time. Sending an informal email to us stating this request is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processed up to this point remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

The right to file a complaint with regulatory authorities
If the data protection legislation has been breached, the person affected may file a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities. The relevant regulatory authority for matters relating to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is registered. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found using this link: www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability
You have the right for data that we have automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in compliance with an agreement, to be issued to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. Should you request the data to be directly sent to another responsible party, this will only be carried out as far as technically possible. 

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons, and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as orders and inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection from the browser’s address bar: http:// changes to “https://” and a padlock symbol appears.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.


Information, blocking, deletion
In accordance with applicable legal requirements, you have the right to be provided with information on any stored personal data with regards to its origin, the recipients and the purpose for which it has been processed, at any time and at no charge. You also have the right for this data to be corrected, blocked or deleted. The address listed in the legal notice is to be used with regard to this matter, or for submitting any further questions you may have on the issue of data protection.
Objection to promotional emails
It is prohibited for third parties to use the contact details contained in the obligatory legal notice to send advertising and other information not expressly requested. The operator of the website reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, including spam emails.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer
A data protection officer has been appointed to our company.

Brunner GmbH
c/o Herbert C. Huber
Im Salmenkopf 10
77866 Rheinau

E-Mail:  privacy@brunner-group.com

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies
Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help us make our website more user-friendly, more efficient and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
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 in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you next visit our site.
You can configure your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed allowing you to decide upon its use on an individual basis. Alternatively, you can configure your browser to allow them under specific circumstances or to always reject them, or to always delete them when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies that are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (e.g. a shopping cart), are stored in compliance with Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the optimum presentation of its services. If other cookies (those for analysing surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be covered separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address


This data will not be merged with data from other sources.
Data processing is performed in compliance with Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows data to be processed in order for a contract or pre-contract measures to be fulfilled.

Contact form
If you send us an inquiry using the contact form, we will store the form entries including the contact details provided for the purpose of handling your inquiry and for answering any follow-up questions. This data will not be shared without your consent. 
The processing of the data from the form is therefore only carried out on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. Sending an informal email to us stating this request is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processed up to this point remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
The data entered into the contact form will be retained in our system until you request its deletion, withdraw your consent to having it stored, or the purpose for its storage ceases to apply (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory legal provisions, especially those concerning mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected.

Website registration 
You have the opportunity to register with our website allowing you to use additional functions on the site. The provided data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The compulsory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, your registration will be rejected.
The email address provided during registration will be used to inform you of important changes such as the services we offer or necessary technical changes.
The processing of the data provided during registration is carried out on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. Sending an informal email to us stating this request is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processed up to this point remains unaffected by the withdrawal.
The data collected during registration will remain stored on our system for as long as you are registered with our website, after which the data will be deleted. Statutory data retention periods remain unaffected. 
 

5. Social media

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
Plugins from the social networking site Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated in our website. The Facebook plugins on our website are identifiable by the Facebook logo or by the "Like” button. A summary of the Facebook plugins can be found here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When visiting our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. As a result, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website with your IP address. If you klick the Facebook "Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you are able to link the contents of our website to your Facebook-profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the website we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data and its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at: de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter Plugin
Twitter functions are embedded in our web pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the websites you visited will be linked to you Twitter account and published to other users. This also involves transferring data to Twitter. We would like to point out that as the provider of these web pages, we have no knowledge of the contents of the transferred data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this subject can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at: twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your Twitter privacy preferences in your account settings at: twitter.com/account/settings.

XING plugin
Our website uses functions from the XING network. These are operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Every time a web page is opened that contains XING functions, a connection to the XING servers is established. To our knowledge, the storing of personal data does not take place. No IP addresses are stored and user behaviour is not evaluated.
Further information on data protection and the XING share button can be found in XING’s private policy at: www.xing.com/app/share.

Pinterest plugin
Social plugins from the Pinterest social network are integrated into our web pages. These are operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA.
When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct link to the Pinterest servers. Log data is then transferred by the plugin to the Pinterest servers in the USA as a result. This log data may contain your IP address, the addresses of the websites you visited that also contain Pinterest functions, your browser type and preferences, the date and time, the way you use Pinterest and cookies.
Further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and means of protecting your privacy, can be found in Pinterest’s privacy policy at: about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
 

6. Analysis tools and ads

Google Analytics
This website uses functions from the web analysis service Google Analytics. The operator of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer to allow analysis to take place of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie relating to your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its website and advertising.

IP Anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will complete IP addresses be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website so that website activity reports can be compiled and other services relating to website and internet usage can be provided to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics system will not be matched with any other data held by Google.

Browser Plugin
You have the choice of preventing cookies from being saved by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that this may prevent the full use of all functions on this website. Additionally, you can also prevent the gathering of data by Google that has been generated by cookies and relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the dissemination of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent Google Analytics collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is then stored on your device that prevents your data being collected when visiting our website in the future: deactivate Google Analytics.
Further information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

Outsourced data processing
We have contracted Google to conduct our data processing. We also fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics
This website uses the Demographics and Interest Reports function from Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about age, gender and the interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be attributed to any specific individual. You can deactivate this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or by prohibiting the collection of data by Google Analytics as outlined in the section “Objecting to the collection of data”.

Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing in connection with cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This service is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The function enables the targeted audiences created by Google Analytics Remarketing to be linked to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalised advertising messages based on previous usage and surfing behaviour on one device (e.g. your mobile phone) can be displayed on other devices (e.g. your tablet or PC).
Once you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history with your Google account. This means that you will receive the same personalised advertising messages on every device on which you are logged into your Google account. 
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target audiences for cross-device advertising.
You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalised ads in your Google account. To do so, simply follow this link: www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The aggregation of the data collected in your Google Account takes place solely on the basis of your consent, which you may give or withdraw from Google as per Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR. With regard to data collection operations not merged into your Google account (because, for instance, you do not have a Google account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing the behaviour of anonymous website visitors for promotional purposes. 
Further information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is placed. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can tell that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to that page. 
Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained with the aid of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have chosen to use conversion tracking. Advertisers are able to find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. They receive no information, however, that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out by simply disabling the Google conversion tracking cookie in the user settings of your internet browser. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
Conversion cookies are stored on the basis of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its website and advertising. 
Further information on Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking can be found in Google’s privacy policy: www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
You can configure your browser to inform you when a cookie is being placed allowing you to decide upon its use on an individual basis. Alternatively, you can configure your browser to allow them under specific circumstances or to always reject them, or to always delete them when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
 

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data
If you would like to receive the newsletter which we offer on our website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the stated email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and will not pass it on to third parties.
Processing the data entered in the newsletter subscription form takes place only with your consent in compliance with Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR. You may, at any time, withdraw your consent to the storage of your data and email address, and to its use for sending the newsletter by, for instance, clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to this point remain unaffected by such a withdrawal.
The data which you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored on our system until you unsubscribe from the newsletter at which point the data will be deleted. Data stored on our system for other purposes, such as email addresses for the membership sector, remain unaffected. 
 

8. Plugins and tools

YouTube
Our website uses plugins from Google’s YouTube site. The operator of this site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our web pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established and details of the pages you have visited on our website transmitted.
When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you will enable YouTube to match your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our online presentation appealing. This constitutes a justified interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR.
Further information on the handing of user data can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

9. Privacy Notice pursuant to Art. 13 GDPR

The purpose of this Privacy Notice is to inform you, pursuant to Art. 13 of the GDPR, about data processing within our company, Brunner GmbH.
Read privacy notice pursuant to Art. of the GDPR.