Data protection declaration:

Thank you for visiting our website. In the following, we provide you information about which personal data we collect and what happens to this data when you visit our website. Personal data includes all data that enables you to be identified personally. You are also provided information about your rights as a data subject according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

I. The data controller within the context of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO) is
BVM Brunner GmbH & CO. KG
represented by the General Managers Franz Brunner and Dietmar Brunner
Ferdinand-Lassalle-Strasse 62 
72770 Reutlingen, Germany 

II. Data protection officer
If you have questions about data protection, please write an e-mail to or contact our data protection officer directly:
Columbus Consulting
Dr. Inge Rötlich
Mahdentalstr. 82
71065 Sindelfingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)7031/418090
Fax: +49 (0)7031/4180970

III. Data processing general information
1. Scope of personal data processing

We generally only process the personal data of our users if this is required to provide a functional website and our content and services.

2. Encryption
This website uses SSL encryption to protect confidential content, e.g. inquiries that you sent to us, the site operator. You will recognise an encrypted connection when the address bar of your browser changes http:// to https:// and the lock symbol is displayed in the browser line. If this encryption is active, the data that you transfer to us cannot be ready by third parties.

3. Provision of the website and creation of log files
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the accessing computer. The following data shall be collected:

  • IP address of the user 
  • Information about the browser type 
  • Information about the version of the browser type used
  • Operating system of the user, Internet provider of the user 
  • Date and time of access 
  • Website that the user accessed to reach our site
  • Websites that were accessed by the user's system via our website.

These data are saved in the log file of our system. Saving this data together with other personal data of the user shall not take place. The legal basis for this data processing represent our legitimate interest on the one hand according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU GDPR regarding analysis of the website and its use, as well as legal permission to save data within the scope of on-boarding a contract according to Art. 6 lit. b EU-DSGVO, as required.

IV. Cookies
Our website uses cookies within the scope of our legitimate interest in technically problem-free online service and its optimisation according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU GDPR, which are intended to make our service better, more effective, and reliable.

Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer. This may represent a so-called "session cookie" that is deleted automatically at the end of your visit to our website. However, there are also cookies that are saved on your computer permanently, provided you do not delete them yourself. This makes it possible to detect your browser again the next time you access our website to provide you a correspondingly suitable offer. You can prevent cookies from being saved completely using the settings in your browser or just when you visit some websites. Nevertheless, it is possible that all of the functions of the website are not able to be used.

We use cookies to make the use of our website easier for the user. 

V. E-mail contact 
If you send us inquiries by e-mail, your information will only be used to process your request. These data shall not be provided to third parties.

In this case, the personal data of the user provided by e-mail shall be saved.

The data are processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a EU GDPR), which you provide to us by sending the e-mail. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal message via e-mail is sufficient for this. The legality of the data processing procedures completed up until the withdrawal shall remain unaffected.

The data sent by you in the e-mail shall remain with us until you request their deletion, withdraw your consent to storage, or the purpose for storing the data becomes superfluous (e.g. after completed processing of your request). Urgent legal provisions, especially storage periods, shall remain unaffected.

VI.  Analysis tools and advertising
1. Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". These are text files that are saved on your computer to enable an analysis of the use of our website by you. The information created by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are normally stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of usage behaviour to optimise both the web service and its advertising.

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This shortens your IP address with Google inside the member states of the European Union and in other contract states of the agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will only be transmitted by Google to the USA and then shortened there in rare cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide additional services connected with website use and Internet use vis-a-vis the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics Browser will not be combined with other data from Google.

You may prevent storage of cookies by using the corresponding setting in your browser software; we nevertheless inform you that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions of the website in their full scope. Furthermore, you may prevent collection of data recorded by the cookie and collection of data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google any processing of this data by die Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from Google: 

You can also prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie, which will prevent the collection of your data in case of future visits. 

More information about how user data is handled by Google Analytics is provided to you in the Google data protection declaration:

We have completed a contract with Google for order processing and completely implemented the strict provisions of the German data protection authorities concerning use of Google Analytics.

This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. This enables reports to be created that include statements about the age, gender, and interests of the site visitor. These data originate from interest-related advertisements of Google and from visitor data of third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to any specific person. You may deactivate this function at any time via the display settings in your Google account or prohibit collection of your data by Google Analytics in general as described in "objecting to data collection".

2. Google Tag Manager:
Google Tag Manager is a solution for managing marked website tags via one interface. The Tool Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-free domain and does not collect personal data. The tool triggers other tags that collect data for their part under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation is completed at the domain or cookie level, this shall remain for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

3. Double Click
We also use DoubleClick, a service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, "Google"). DoubleClick uses cookies to display user-based advertising. These cookies detect which advertisement has already been activated in your browser and if you have accessed a website via a displayed advertisement. In this case, cookies do not collect information, and they also cannot be connected with personal information. If you don't desire them, you can prohibit storage of cookies required for this technology via the settings in your browser. In this case, your visit will not influence the user statistics. You also have the option via the display settings to select the types of Google advertisements or deactivate interest-based advertisements on Google. Alternatively, you may deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by accessing the deactivation tool of the network advertising initiative. We and Google will nevertheless continue to receive statistic information about how many users have visited this site and when. If you would also prefer not to be included in these statistics, then you may stop this with the help of additional programs for your browser (e.g. with the ghostery add-on). 

More information about how user data is handled is provided for you in the Google data protection declaration:

Extensive details are provided at the data protection centre of Transparency and selection options, as well as data protection provisions.

VII. Additional plug-ins and tools
1. Google Maps

We use an API to use the Google Maps map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Your IP address must be stored for use of the functions of Google Maps. This information is normally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. We do not have any influence on the transmission of this data.

Google Maps are used in the interest of a corresponding depiction of our online services and easier location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate Interest within the context of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU GDPR.

More information about how user data is handled is provided for you in the Google data protection declaration:
Extensive details are provided at the data protection centre of Transparency and selection options, as well as data protection provisions.

VIII.  Your data subject rights
If we process your personal data, you are the data subject within the context of the EU GDPR. In this case, you enjoy the following rights vis-a-vis us: 

1. Right to information (Art. 15 EU GDPR)
You may receive free information from us at any time regarding the stored personal data we possess. In this case, identification of your person is required to prevent misuse. 

2. Right to correction (Art. 16 EU GDPR)
You have the right at all times to correct and/or complete your personal data that we have processed, provided this is incorrect or incomplete. 

3. Right to deletion - right to be forgotten (Art. 17 EU GDPR)
You have the right to deletion of your personal data we have processed. This applies in particular once the reason for processing is superfluous, the required consent has been withdrawn, and no other legal basis is present or our data processing is no longer legal. We shall immediately delete your personal data within the legal context. 

4. Right to limit processing (Art. 18 EU GDPR)
You may request limitation of processing of your data.
If processing the personal data affecting you has been limited, then this data, storage notwithstanding, may only be processed with your consent or to enforce, exercise, or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons within the public interest of the Union or a member state thereof. If processing is limited according to the requirements indicated above, then you shall be informed by the data processor before limiting is removed. 

5. Right to be informed (Art. 19 EU GDPR)
If you have exercised the right to information, deletion, or limitation of processing vis-a-vis the data processor, then they shall be entitled to inform all recipients, whom your personal data have been disclosed to, that correction or deletion of your data or limitation of processing has been requested, unless this proves to be impossible or this is connected with a disproportionate cost. You have the right vis-a-vis the data processor to be informed concerning these recipients. 

6. Right to data transfer (Art. 20 EU GDPR)
You may demand transfer of your stored personal data in a machine-readable form. 

7. Right to object (Art. 21 EU GDPR)
You have the right due to reasons related to your own special situation to object at any time processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this shall also apply to profiling based on these conditions.
The data processor shall no longer process the data affecting you, unless they are able to prove urgent reasons worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if processing is required for enforcing, exercising, or defending legal claims.
If personal data affecting you are processed for the purposes of direct advertising, then you have the right to object to processing personal data for the purposes of direct advertising at any time; this shall also apply to profiling, provided this is connected with direct advertising of this kind.
If you object to processing for the purposes of direct advertising, then your personal data shall no longer be processed for these purposes. 

8. The right to complain to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 EU GDPR)
You retain the right in spite of another legal administrative or legal remedy to complain to a supervisory authority, if it is your opinion that processing your personal data violates the EU GDPR. You may enforce this right with a supervisory authority in the member state of your location, your workplace, or the place of the supposed violation. In Baden-Württemberg, the responsible supervisory authority is:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz
und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
State Representative for Data Protection
and Information Freedom
Königstrasse 10a
70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)711/61 55 41 - 0

The supervisory authority that the objection has been submitted to shall inform the objector regarding the status and results of the objection including the option of a legal remedy according to Art. 78 EU GDPR 

IX. Changes to the data protection declaration
If changes to the data protection declaration are required for legal or substantial reasons, then they shall be updated accordingly. No changes shall be made to the consent provided by the user in this case.