BD takes data protection very seriously and always makes every effort to collect and use all personal data in accordance with the data protection law applicable at the time. By using the Website or registering on the same, users consent to the following data protection terms. If users do not agree with the data protection terms, they must discontinue use of the Website or not register on the same.
Users can also use the Website without registration or log-in. However, some sections of the Website, such as the customer portal, require prior registration.
While users are visiting the Website, the Web server collects general technical information for operation of the programme, in particular relating to the user’s software and hardware , the computer’s IP address, the Web pages the user has visited and the time and length of such visits. This data has no personal reference to the user. There is no linking of the collected data to any registration data.
This Website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the Website. The information generated by the cookie relating to your use of this Website (including your IP address) is forwarded to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website in order to produce reports on Website activities for the Website operators and provide other services associated with Website use and internet use. Google may also possibly forward this information to third parties where required to do so by law or if third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP address to other Google data. You can prevent the installation of the cookies with an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, please note that you may in this case not be able to use all the functions of this Website in full. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the way described above and for the purpose already mentioned.
An objection to the collection and storage of data can be submitted at any time with effect for the future [on http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en ]. In view of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, please note that this Website employs Google Analytics with the feature “anonymizeIp()” and thus IP addresses can only be processed in a shortened form to exclude any possibility of direct personal reference.
Please note: you can prevent Google Analytics from recording your visit. To do this, deactivate the checkbox "Record visit with Google Analytics in anonymised form?". Your setting will be saved for the duration of your visit and taken into consideration when the next page is opened. Your setting cannot be saved for future visits, since no other data relating to your visit is saved.
You can prevent recording by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents your data from being recorded in future when visiting this Website:
It should be noted that, if data are personally identifiable and disclosed directly by the user in chats, forums or other communication programmes, they may possibly be collected and used by other people.
On our Website, we also use with your consent the “tracking pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). With the help of this pixel, the behaviour of users can be tracked after they have been forwarded to our Website by clicking on a Facebook ad. As a result, we can record the efficiency of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. For us, the data recorded in this way is anonymous, i.e. we do not see the personal data of each user. However, these data are saved and processed by Facebook, of which we notify you as far as our degree of knowledge permits. Facebook can link these data to your Facebook account and also use them for its own advertising purposes in line with Facebook’s own privacy guidelines https://www.facebook.com/about.... You can stop Facebook and its partners from posting ads. To do this, you can adjust the settings for Facebook’s ads accordingly on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/ads/w... or at http://www.youronlinechoices.e...
Personal data recorded
On or with the help of this Website, we record data which can be directly assigned to you and serve to identify you but these are only the data which you provide voluntarily. These personal data includes, for example, your name, address, telephone number and email address.
Data collection and purpose of data collection
The Website is operated by BD. BD is the data controller in relation to the personal data collected via the Website. BD undertakes to only collect personal data in accordance with legal rulings. We collect, process and use the personal data supplied in this way for specific purposes only, e.g. to answer your technical or general questions or to enable you to access the information you have requested.
Disclosure of your personal data
We may possibly forward your personal data to service providers who support us with the supply of the information and/or services to you. In addition, we may possibly forward your personal data within the BD corporate group. In this case, the headquarters of some companies in this group may be in other countries in which data protection laws apply which are different from those in the European Economic Area, so that no appropriate data protection level as defined in the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) is warranted. In all such cases, we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that the protection of your personal data is guaranteed. We forward your data solely subject to conditions under which the recipients have an obligation to respect data protection and the security of your personal data. In particular, we enter into agreements about commissioned data processing required by current law, which place the service providers under an obligation to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data and to process said data only in accordance with our instructions and not for any other or more wide-reaching purposes.
In the event of the sale of one or more brands or part of our company to another company, we reserve the right to surrender your personal data to the new owner. In this case too, we will take the steps identified above to ensure the protection and security of your personal data.
All non-personal information, correspondence and materials which you transmit to this Website or send us by email is considered non-confidential. We have the right to use and reproduce this information without restriction and for every purpose. In particular, we have the right to use for every purpose the ideas, concepts, knowledge or procedures included in this information, for example for the development, manufacture and marketing of products. All information which you send to this Website must be truthful and legal and must not infringe the rights of third parties.
Using physical, technical and organisational processes, we protect your personal data from accidental, unauthorised or unlawful access, from unauthorised copying, use, processing, disclosure, amendment and transfer and from loss and destruction. Our security policy guarantees the integrity of the data which we have recorded relating to you personally and we impose strict restrictions on access to these data. Our Web servers are equipped with a high degree of security and we monitor server security on an ongoing basis to effectively prevent any breaches of security.
Access to your data and corrections
You have the right to request a copy of the data which we have recorded relating to you personally. You can also require the deletion or correction of the data relating to you or object to data storage on justified grounds. Please send an email to the address given in the imprint. We may charge a small fee for this service. We want to ensure that your personal data are always accurate and up to date. So you can request us to correct incorrect data or delete them completely at any time.
Deletion of personal data
Your personal data are only saved for as long as necessary for the purpose for which they were recorded or for as long as such action is required by law.
We have the right to amend this Policy at any time at our discretion. All amendments will become effective immediately when they are posted on this Website. Unless provided otherwise elsewhere, this agreement applies to this Website and our online activities only and not to our offline activities.
You will only receive marketing materials from us if you have given your consent to receiving this information. Each marketing email which we send out gives recipients the option of unsubscribing from receipt of future marketing material. You have a right to request us at any time to stop contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please notify us at the address given in the imprint.