1. Collection, Processing and Use of Data
1.1. Bauverlag collects, processes and uses your personal data in compliance with the data privacy regulations of Germany. We collect personal data for the purpose for which the data was entrusted to us in the process of using our services, especially in the placement of an order, creating a customer account or the use of mobile applications. We use your personal data to fulfill and process your requests.
1.2. When you visit our public parts of our websites, we collect and store your data anonymously on a temporary basis e.g. anonymous IP address, date and time of access, the amount of data transmitted as well as the internet site the demand originates from (referrer) and the product name and version number of the browser being used (User-Agent). We need this data to enable the access and use of our services.It is not possible to draw any conclusions from this data about a specific person. The data listed is exclusively used for statistical purposes and error analysis and will be deleted thereafter.
1.3. In the protected areas of our websites, we collect and store for a short period of time the following information such as, an error analysis, the volume of data transferred, user name of the user account as well as fault messages.
1.4. Registration is required for the individualized use of our services on our websites and of our mobile applications. When the customer registers for the use of our services (fee-based or free of charge), we collect your e-mail address, the password of your choice and the country you register from. When using our paid services, you are asked to give your first and last name and address. Your personal data is used only for its intended purpose. Furthermore, in the course of using the services it is possible to provide further data on a voluntary basis. You may change the data that you entered at the registration process in your user account at any time.
1.6. We use your postal and e-mail address for promotional purposes, as far as it is legally permissible. You can object to this use at any time by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing and for free with the exception of the transmission costs.
2. Use of Data for the Newsletter Subscription
When you register for our electronic newsletter, we will use your data to send you the newsletter. We store your IP-address and the date of registration for the newsletter. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by unsubscribing the newsletter.
3. Use of Mobile Applications
3.1. When using our mobile applications, your mobile device’s encrypted device ID (UDID, IMEI, SIM) may be transmitted in order to make this application available on the concrete device. This data is necessary for us to provide you with service and support. In addition, we automatically collect details of the start and end of its use, called transactions (URLs) and transmitted and/or generated data to analyse faults, performance and called transactions (URLs). If you use location-based services, we will need your prior consent for the collection and use of location data. You may revoke the access to your location data at any time in the settings of your mobile applications. When you remove the mobile application from your mobile device, personal data will no longer be collected.
4. Transfer of Data
4.1. In principle, your data is exclusively collected and used for its intended purpose. Your personal data will be transferred without your prior consent only in the following cases.
4.2.We will transfer the necessary information to external service providers if we are dependent upon them to fulfil your order e.g. transport, support, payment process and for the transmission for permissible promotional activities. External service providers are carefully chosen and will be regularly reviewed to ensure that your data will be used in accordance with the provision of data protection law.
4.4. We will transmit data and/or information to our German affiliated companies within the DOCUgroup (http://www.docugroup.info/wer-wir-sind/unsere-unternehmen.html) for further development of our products and services if you give us your prior consent or to the extent it is permitted by law. You may revoke your consent at any time.
5. Storage and Deletion of Data
If your data is no longer required for the purposes mentioned above, it is deleted. You may delete your account at any time per email or by using the appropriate features in your account. After the deletion of your account, the respective data will be blocked and deleted after the legal retention periods have expired, unless you have explicitly consented to a further use of your data or such a use is legally permissible.
6.1. We use session and persistent cookies in order to provide you with optimal service and to enable the use of certain features. Cookies are small files that are placed on your device.
6.2. Session cookies are limited in time and recognize data as a so-called session ID. The session cookie is used in order to identify several requests on our websites and mobile applications to the same user. Session cookies will be deleted upon termination of your session. The session cookies are also used for market-research purposes. The data is made anonymous so that it does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about individual persons. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your internet browser to erase them. When you choose to decline cookies you may not be able to use all of our services without restrictions.
6.3. Persistent cookies remain on your device after you have left our website or mobile application. Persistent cookies enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit and to facilitate the use in the protected areas. Bauverlag uses the persistent cookies for a period of three months for non-personalized statistics in order to improve its services. Personal data will not be evaluated. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your internet browser to erase them. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use all of our services without restrictions.
7. Google Analytics
8. Social Plugins
We use so-called social plugins of different social networks like Facebook, Google+, Xing and Twitter. You can use these features to share or recommend content with your friends within the respective social networks. Using social plugins like e.g. the Facebook Like-Button, the Google+ Button or Twitter, personal data may be collected in the following ways.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. The social network directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling the social network to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide the social network with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into the social network, your visit can be assigned to your social network account. If you interact with the respective plugins or sharing content, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to your social network and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into the social network, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to the social network.
9. Reach Measurement
Our services use the “Scalable Centralized Measurement System” (SZM) for determining statistical parameters on the use of our Internet site. This process makes anonymous measurements. To recognize computer systems, SZM reach measurement uses either a cookie with the identification “ivwbox.de” or a signature created from various information automatically transferred by your computer. IP addresses are not saved in this process, are used only in anonymized form (shortened) and are deleted immediately after processing. The aim of reach measurement is to statistically evaluate the use of websites. Individual users are not identified at any time and your identity is always protected. You do not receive any advertising over the system.
For web offers of members of IVW or participants in the AGOF “internet facts” study, the use statistics are published monthly by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V. (AGOF – Online Research Study Group), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V. (ag.ma – Media Analysis Study Group) and the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern (IVW e.V. – Association for Information on Advertising Media Coverage), and can be seen at http://www.agof.de, http://www.agma-mmc.de and http://www.ivw.eu. Besides the publication of measurement data, IVW checks the SZM process regularly for use in compliance with the rules and data protection regulations.
More information about the SZM process is available on the website of INFOnline GmbH (https://www.infonline.de), which operates the SZM process. You can cancel data processing by SZM via the following link: http://optout.ivwbox.de.
12. Technical Safety, Encryption Data
12.1. In order to protect your personal data against manipulation, loss, deletion or unauthorised access, Bauverlag uses ongoing technical and organizational protection measures.
12.2. Information that is transferred on the internet is normally not encrypted. All data you enter on the user account of our websites and/or mobile applications is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
13. Links to External Websites
14. Rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
14.1. You have the right to receive information free of charge about the stored data as well as correction, blocking or deletion of incorrect data, if necessary, as long as the deletion does not conflict with any retention periods. For that purpose, please contact email@example.com or Bauverlag’s postal address.
14.2. By registering and/or using our services, you consent to the collection and use of your data to improve our services, service functions and to contact and send communication, evaluate user conduct, for advertising purposes, customer support and customized services. Please note that you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Bauverlag’s postal address. The revocation is free of charge (with the exception of the transmission costs). If you do not consent or revoke your consent with effect for the future, please note that a personalized use of our services may not be possible.
15. Change of Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this Privacy Statement so that it continually meets the current legal requirements or in order to incorporate changes to our services. Any future amended Privacy Statements will apply for your next visit of our websites and/or mobile applications.
16. Contact for Questions on Privacy
Last modified: February 2015