DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

The BSS team would like to thank you for visiting our website, and your interest in our company. Protecting the personal details that we record, process and use when you visit our website at www.bss-brand.com is very important to us. You can generally visit our website without providing any personal details. Where our websites record personal details (for example your name, address or email addresses), this is on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These details will not be passed to third parties without your express consent.

Please note that communicating these details via the internet (e.g. in email communications) may reveal security gaps. It is impossible to fully protect your details from access by third parties. 

We hereby expressly prohibit the use by third parties of the contact details published as part of our duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending promotional materials and information not expressly requested. The operators of these sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information being sent, for example by spam emails.

Saving and deleting personal details

All your personal details held by us will be deleted immediately and irretrievably from such time as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were recorded, unless we are required to retain them for legal reasons. If we are obliged to retain your details, these will be irretrievably deleted on expiry of the statutory retention period.

Cookies

Parts of our websites used so-called 'cookies'. These are small text files which are transferred from our web server to your workstation. Cookies recognise the workstation on the next visit, and tell the server which pages you last viewed when you visited our website. The cookies do not contain any personal details, and cookies are not linked to other personal details that we have saved. Cookies are able to identify only the workstation computer, not the user as an individual.

If you do not wish to accept cookies, however, the help function in your browser explains how to deactivate the cookie function. This does not affect the usability of our website.

Data protection statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses so-called 'cookies', text files that are saved on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. However if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On instruction by the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports of web activities and to provide further services in relation to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address communicated by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You can block cookies from being saved by going to your browser software settings; please note, however, that you will not then have access to the full scope of this website's functions. You can also block the data regarding your use of the website (incl. your IP address) which is generated by the cookie from being recorded to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under this link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For further information regarding terms of use, see www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended with the 'gat._anonymizeIp();' code to guarantee the anonymous recording of IP addresses (known as IP masking).

By using this website, you state that you consent to the processing of your data as collated by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose specified above.

Data protection statement for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins from the social networks Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated into our websites. You will recognise the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the 'Like' button on our website. You will find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our webs pages, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This sends Facebook the information that your IP address has visited our site. If you click on the Facebook 'Like' button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our sites directly to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our sites to your user account. Please note that as the site provider, we receive no details of the data communicated and its use by Facebook. Further information can be found in the Facebook data protection statement at de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our site to your user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

By using this website, you state that you consent to the processing of your data as collated by Facebook in the manner described above and for the purpose specified above.

Data protection statement for the use of Google +1

Recording and forwarding of information:

The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the fact that you have specified some content as +1, as well as information about the page you have viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1s can be embedded as pointers, together with your profile name and your photos, in Google services such as search results, or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and advertisements on the internet.

Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that as a minimum must contain the name selected for the profile. This name is used across all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your email address or have access to other information that identifies you. 

Use of the information recorded:

In addition to the purposes explained above, the information you provide may also be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection provisions. Google may publish summarised statistics regarding users' +1 activities and forward these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

By using this website, you state that you consent to the processing of your data as collated by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose specified above.

Data protection statement for the use of Twitter

Twitter service functions are integrated on our websites. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you use Twitter and the 'Re-tweet' function, the websites you have visited will be linked to your Twitter account and notified to other users. This also means that data will be transferred to Twitter.

Please note that as the site provider, we receive no details of the data communicated and its use by Twitter. Further information can be found in the Twitter data protection statement at www.twitter.com/privacy

You can change your data protection settings on Twitter via your account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.

Contacts, right to information and corrections

Please contact us at any time should you have any further questions or comments concerning our data protection policy. You also have a right to be informed as to whether and what personal information we have saved. On request, this information can also be provided electronically. You are entitled to have inadmissible data deleted/blocked, or to rectify incorrect data. We will happily also provide you with details of this at any time on request.

Or simply contact us directly. You will find our address here: www.bss-brand.com/contact.html.

Updates to this data protection statement

BSS BRAND COMMUNICATION reserves the right to modify this data protection statement to technical developments as necessary, or to update it if new services or products are offered. The most up-to-date version is always available on this page.

Sources: eRecht24 data protection statement for Facebook, www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de, Data protection statement for Google +1, Twitter data protection statement