The company – C. Brühl GmbH & Co. KG, its subsidiaries and partner companies (hereinafter collectively referred to as „Brühl“) attach great importance to the protection of your personal data and your right to privacy. When you visit our B2B-shop, Brühl will collect, process, and use your personal data exclusively in accordance with the principles described below and with due regard to the Federal Data Protection Act and the German Teleservices Act.
We reserve the right to adapt the content from time to time. It is therefore recommended to reconsider our notes on the data processing at regular intervals.
1. YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Personal data constitutes individual details on personal or factual circumstances which are suitable to establish a reference to your person. This e.g. includes your name, your phone number as well as your postal and E-mail address, the gender and also your age.
2. COLLECTION AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Your personal data are generally only collected and used when you visit Brühl’s website if you register yourself on the website or if your visit leads to a contractual relationship. Personal data is not collected or used if your visit of our website does neither lead to a registration nor to a contractual relationship. When visiting our website you will at various points in time be asked to specify your personal data. We collect and use those data
– for the receipt and processing of your order,
– for the collection of outstanding debts,
– for the receipt and handling of your inquiries,
– for the execution of a credit check in the event of a legitimate interest
– for the mailing of newsletters
Below, we would like to explain this to you in more detail:
a) USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE RECEIPT AND PROCESSING OF AN ORDER
Brühl uses your personal data which you specify during the actual purchasing process, in particular your corporate name, your name (first and last name), your address, your phone number, your E-mail address and your bank details to the extent required for the processing and billing of your order.
For the use of your order, Brühl may possibly transmit your personal data to a logistics provider deployed by us who will process those data on behalf of Brühl and in strict accordance with those data protection regulations as well as the required safety measures.
b) USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE COLLECTION OF OUTSTANDING DEBTS
Brühl additionally uses your personal data which we have collected and stored for the receipt and processing of your order for the collection of outstanding debts. For this purpose, we are commissioning a commercial collection agency to which we will transmit the required data, and have this data processed in strict accordance with data protection regulations as well as the required safety measures.
c) USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE HANDLING OF YOUR INQUIRIES
Brühl also collects and uses your personal data in order to be able to process any suggestions or comments which you provided e.g. via a contact form.
d) CREDIT CHECK
Brühl will transmit certain data which you provided in context of the order process to carefully selected service providers which will check your credit worthiness. The data transmitted to those companies include your corporate name, your first and last name, and your postal address. Those service providers will check the existence of any negative indicators concerning your credit worthiness and will determine your “score value”. A “score value“ predicts the risks of potential payment defaults by means of already known empirical values by a statistic procedure. At present, this service provider is the company Firma Creditreform Kassel Dr. Schlegel KG, Hedwigstraße 16, 34117 Kassel (hereinafter referred to as „Creditreform“).
Regardless of this, Brühl will also transmit data to Creditreform due to any non-contractual behaviour to the extent permissible after having weighed up the interests of all parties involved. Creditreform will store and transmit the data to your contractual partner in the inner-European market in order to provide this information for the assessment of the credit worthiness of natural and legal persons (legal entities). You may obtain information from Creditreform about the stored data relating to you.
e) USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE MAILING OF NEWSLETTERS
Brühl uses your personal data, in particular your corporate name, your name (first and last name), your address, and your E-mail address in order to mail additional information in terms of our products, special offers or customer surveys as well as general customer information and newsletters. The mailing may also be performed by E-mail and/or via the classical postal way. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time under firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the mailing of newsletters Brühl may use service providers specialised in this field to which the personal data required for this purpose will be transmitted. Those service providers will process your personal data only on behalf of and upon instruction of Brühl. The compliance with these data protection regulations as well as the required safety measures is guaranteed.
3. USE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our sites. The Facebook plug-ins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” on our site. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. If you visit our sites, the plug-in will not establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. The button is only activated if you click onto the Facebook symbol and move the controller to the right and data are transmitted to Facebook. You may recommend the site with another click. If you click onto the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account you may link the contents of our sites on your Facebook profile. Thus, Facebook is able to assign the visit of our sites to your user account. Please note that we as the provider of the sites will not be informed about any contents of the transmitted data as well as of their use by Facebook. For further information regarding this, please refer to the data privacy statement of Facebook under https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation. If you do not want Facebook to assign the visit to our sites to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
When you visit our web site we might save information in the form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files which are sent to your browser by a web server and which are saved on the hard disk of your computer.
In doing so, no personal information of the user is stored, only the internet protocol address. This information is used to enable our systems to recognise you automatically when you return to our website and to facilitate the navigation for you.
Cookies enable us, for instance, to customise a website in line with your interests, or to store your password so that you do not have to reenter it each time.Of course you may also view our website without cookies. If do not wish us to recognise your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard-disk drive by selecting the „Do not accept cookies“ in your browser settings. Please find the details on how this works in your case, please see the instructions of your browser’s manufacturer. However if you do not accept cookies, you may encounter functional restrictions to our offers.
If you use external links offered within the context of our Internet sites, then this data privacy statement does not extent to those links. If we provide links we endeavour to ensure that they also comply with our data protection and security standards. However, we do not have any influence on the compliance with the data protection and safety regulations by other providers. We therefore advise you to check the data privacy statements provided on the websites of the other providers.
6. GRANTING AND REVOCATION OF YOUR CONSENT
Brühl assumes your consent to receive newsletters. You have the possibility to revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time, without having to give reasons. The revocation has to be addressed by E-mail to email@example.com. In this case we will no longer use your data for those purposes.
7. DURATION OF STORAGE AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PERSONAL DATA, UPDATING AND DELETION
In general, Brühl will not store your data for longer than required for the purposes mentioned in data protection regulations or for the compliance with any legal archiving obligations or other obligations to preserve records. On request, Brühl will, free of charge, inform you about the data stored in terms of your company as well as about their use and processing. For this purpose, you may contact use by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to have your personal data saved by us deleted, blocked or updated. You may contact Brühl at any time by E-mail or letter under:
C. Brühl GmbH & Co. KG
36199 Rotenburg a.d. Fulda
per E-Mail: email@example.com
Status: March 2016