1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties 
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.
For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.


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 accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.
If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
bulwiengesa AG

Wallstraße 61

10179 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30-278768-0

E-Mail: info@bulwiengesa.de

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

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.


3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.bulwiengesa AG

Jan Finke

Huyssenallee 74
45128 Essen
Telephone: +49 201-874696-63
E-Mail: datenschutz@bulwiengesa.de


4. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and 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 after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". 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

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.


5. Social media

Share content via plugins (Twitter & Co.)

he content on our pages can be shared on other social networks like Twitter. This page uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only after users click on one of these buttons.
This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If users are logged into one or more of the social networks, the Like, +1, and Share buttons for Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc. will display an information window in which the user can edit the text before it is sent.
Our users can share the content of this page on social networks without their providers creating profiles of users' surfing behavior.


6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this 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 do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

Study downloads/E-Papers
Some of the free studies are only available for download after prior registration/registration through the corresponding form fields. The data collected therein will be stored by us in the database system and used for the needs-based design of our offers, for product information for advertising and also for customer care. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

The purpose of the requested data is the provision of the requested documents, internal analysis purposes, the sending of occasional product information and the newsletter, which is published approximately quarterly. This contains market reports, analyses, forecasts and invitations to bulwiengesa events. You can unsubscribe at any time. The legal basis for processing your data is your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

Person responsible for data processing
bulwiengesa AG is the data controller within the meaning of Article 4 number 7 of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) for the processing of all personal data in connection with the provision of study results and contacts.

Scope and purpose of data processing
The personal data processed includes company, surname, first name, telephone number, e-mail address, street name, house number, city and postcode. Your personal data will be processed for the following purposes and to the extent necessary for these purposes: Provision of the study as well as further contact and advertising measures. The legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 I a), f) DSGVO.

Duration of data processing
Your personal data will be deleted when they are no longer needed to achieve the stated purposes and legal retention periods have expired.

Technical processing
For the technical processing of personal data, we make use of the support of specialised technical service providers. These service providers are carefully selected and are legally and contractually obliged to ensure a high level of data protection. The legal basis for the cooperation with these service providers is Article 28 DSGVO.

Information, deletion and porting of personal data
You have the right to request information in accordance with Article 15 DSGVO about the personal data stored about you. If you discover that your stored personal data is incorrect or incomplete, you may at any time request that this data be corrected or completed without delay in accordance with Article 16 DSGVO. Under the conditions referred to in Articles 17(1) and 18(1) of the GDPR, you may also request the erasure or restriction of the processing of personal data.

If your data has been processed on the basis of consent (Article 6 I a) DSGVO) or a contract (Article 6 I b) DSGVO), you have the right under Article 20 DSGVO to receive the data you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format, as well as to request a transfer of this data to a third party. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Berlin State Data Protection Commissioner.

Contact information
If you have any questions regarding the processing of personal data by bulwiengesa AG, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at 
sowie unter der Anschrift zur Verfügung:
Huyssenallee 74
45128 Essen


7. Analysis tools and advertising


1. scope of data processing
We use Matomo  (matomo.org), an open source web analytics service.

The following information is collected:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • the time of the server request
  • search terms entered
  • pages accessed
  • file name and type and file quantity (for downloads)
  • 2 bytes of the IP address of the user's calling system

The software runs exclusively on our servers. This data is only stored there. The data is not passed on to third parties. The software is set in such a way that the IP addresses are not stored completely, but the last two bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g.: 192.168.xxx.xxx). In this way, it is no longer possible to assign the shortened IP address to the calling computer. The software is configured so that no cookie is set.

Legal basis
The legal basis for the processing of the users' personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. purpose of the data processing
We use this information to evaluate the use of our website and to produce reports on website activity. The purpose of collecting, processing and using this data is to ensure the operation and optimisation of the website. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in processing the data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The anonymisation of the IP address sufficiently takes into account the interest of users in the protection of their personal data.

4. possibility of objection and removal
We offer our users the possibility of opting out of the analysis process.

You can find more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software under the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.

Sie können hier direkt den Matomo-Deaktivierungs-Cookie in Ihrem Browser ablegen, der die Erfassung und Analyse statistischer Daten unterbindet..

Löschen Sie den entsprechenden Cookie zwischenzeitlich vom eigenen System, so müssen Sie den Opt-Out-Cookie erneut setzen.