BVB Event & Catering GmbH, Rheinlanddamm 207-209, 44137 Dortmund (henceforth ‘BVB’; for details see our imprint), operates the internet portal ‘BVB.de’ as well as other mobile services on the following website and the web pages contained therein: www.event.bvb.de (henceforth ‘BVB.de’). ‘BVB.de’ refers to information services offered by BVB (henceforth ‘BVB.de’ services) which take into account important concerns regarding the use and protection of your personal data. BVB complies with the requirements set out by current data protection legislation. In the following data protection terms we wish to set out in a transparent manner some relevant information on which data (and in which form) may be processed, used, and shared in the course of your visit to ‘BVB.de’ as well as when you engage ‘BVB.de’ services. These data protection terms are a supplement to the ‘BVB.de’ Terms of Use.

1. Anonymous use

In general, ‘BVB.de’ internet sites can be used without disclosing your identity. Visits to ‘BVB.de’ are recorded and temporarily saved on web servers in standard form: date and time of access, URL of the referring website, called upon data, quantity of data transferred, browser type and version, operating system, IP address in pseudonymized form. This anonymous data is examined in the event of a technical fault or in order to identify or eliminate instances of misuse of ‘BVB.de’ or its services; it also serves to improve our offering of services, to allow us to accurately measure our traffic, to form a clearer picture of the ways in which users interact with our site and to perform market research that gives us a better understand the nature of the user base of ‘BVB.de’. We do not create or store personal user profiles.

2. Collection and storage of personal data

‘Personal data’ refers to specific data about the personal or objective affairs of a specified or specifiable natural person. This includes information relating to their identity such as e.g. their name, email address or postal address. BVB collects and saves only the personal data which you choose to submit to us. This is especially true when applied to the data you submit in a contact form in the course of requesting further information from us.

3. Use and dissemination of personal data

BVB is, with your permission, able to store, process, and make use of personal data in the following ways: the delivery and permitted creation of ‘BVB.de’ services and for market research. Data necessary to the delivery of ‘BVB.de’ services is saved and, to the extent necessary, shared with service providers who have been engaged to assist in technical implementation, and who are contractually obligated to adhere to maintaining data security. Your personal data will neither be shared with another party nor will it be made public. Sharing such data with a third party will only occur in the event of a legal obligation, in the delivery of a ‘BVB.de’ service for which you have given us your express prior consent to share your data, or in the event of misuse of ‘BVB.de’ services which becomes part of legal or criminal prosecution.

4. Cookies

In order to optimise our ‘BVB.de’ service offering, we use so-called ‘cookies.’ Cookies are small files that are placed temporarily on your hard disk to analyse the use of the web site services and to enable the user to be recognised again. This facilitates navigation and makes ‘BVB.de’ very user friendly. Furthermore, cookies help us to identify especially popular pages on our website. As a result ‘BVB.de’ can customise content to your interests and improve our offerings for you. In evaluating this data, BVB has no ability to link it to you, because it has been either anonymised or pseudonymised. It is possible for external website which have accessed ‘BVB.de’ through frames to leave their own cookies. Cookies - be they from BVB or any other source - are not required and can be refused by the user. Most browsers have default settings that accept cookies, but those settings may be adjusted to refuse cookies or to notify and ask for permission to accept them. If you choose to refuse cookies, there are parts of the ‘BVB.de’ website that may not operate properly.

5. Web analysis services

In order to optimise our ‘BVB.de’ service offering, we use so-called ‘tracking tools’ to analyse our data traffic. In so doing, we receive no personal data about our users; rather we receive statistical usage data about ‘BVB.de’. For web analysis services, we use the following tool:

  • Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address) will be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case of activation of IP-anonymisation on this website, your IP address originating from within the European Union or in a European Economic Area-associated country will be truncated. Only under exceptional circumstances will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. At the bidding of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of this website, to compile reports about activity on this website, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet. The IP address that is transferred from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be transmitted with other data gathered by Google. You may prevent the collection of cookies by accessing your browser software’s settings; we inform you that in the event you do so, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. You can prevent Google from collecting and processing data associated with you (including your IP address) in the cookie-related use of this website by downloading and installing a plug-in available at the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)

Further information is available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de as well as here http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html, where you will find general information regarding Google Analytics and data protection. Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the code „gat._anonymizeIp();“, which sends an anonymised version of IP addresses (we employ so-called IP masking).

6. ‘Social Plugins’

Within its website, ‘BVB.de’ integrates a number of ‘social plugins’: ‘Facebook’, ‘Twitter’ and ‘Google+’. Social plugins can be identified by the logo of the referring network, or by their characteristic phrases (‘like’, ‘recommend’, ‘tweet’, ‘+1’, etc.). Please note that by activating a social plugin the result may be that certain data is passed on to the social network operator (e.g. the address of the website on which the plugin was situated; date and time of your visit to the website and/or activation of the plugin; information about the type and version of your web browser or operating system; your IP address.) Should you be logged in to a given social network at the time of your visit, the network may transmit any of the above data, as well as your real name. This data may be transmitted through the social network operator to countries outside the European Union. We have no influence on the volume of data transmitted, nor the manner of its processing or purpose to which it is put by the social network operator. Please note that the operator may choose to create pseudonymised quasi-individual user profiles with the data mentioned above. You may choose to deactivate social plugins once they have been activated. This has no influence, however, on data that has already been transmitted to the network operator.

To protect your data, we have employed the so-called ‘two-click-solution’. Social plugin buttons have been de-activated as a default setting, so that no data is transmitted upon loading the site. In order to use a desired social network, you must activate it by clicking the corresponding button. Only upon activating a button is a connection to a social media network established. By clicking the button a second time, you are able to use the services of the chosen social network. By activating a button you give your consent to the network operator that data about your visit to the website may be collected and sent to the network operator.

Details about the purpose and amount of data collection as well as the subsequent processiong and use of such data by the networks, as well as your consequent rights and ability to change your settings to protect your privacy are available from the data protection notices on the websites of the various networks:

• Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA - http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

• Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94107, USA - https://twitter.com/privacy

• Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre ParkwayMountain View, California, 94043, USA - http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacy/privacy-policy.html

7. Data security

Protecting your data is a central objective for BVB. To that end, we employ technical and organisational security measures to prevent data you give us from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorised people. Our security measures are continually upgraded in keeping with technological developments. However, no electronic communication is entirely safe. BVB cannot be held liable for the publication of information due to errors in data transfer and/or for unauthorised access of information by third parties. Please note that whenever you voluntarily submit information online (e.g. in an e-mail), this information can be collected and used by others. Additionally, you can receive undesired messages from others as a result of submitting personal information in areas with open access. We encourage you to proceed cautiously and responsibly, and to take care to protect your personal information.

8. Referrals and links

‘BVB.de’ uses referrals and links to third-party internet sites. In cases in which it is not clear in a text that that is the case, a note indicating that users are being re-directed to an external site are used. We have no influence over the content or presentation of information on third-party websites, especially in cases of changes to such information after the establishment of a link. Nonetheless, we expressly declare that the data protection policies applied to this site do not apply to third-party web sites. We assume no liability for referrals and links or for the content presented therein; terms of use for ‘BVB.de’ apply.

9. Right to information, rectification, cancellation, and revocation

You have the right at any time to request us to disclose any personal information about you that we have saved. At any time you can correct or delete such data. Additionally, you have the right to revoke our right to save or use your data at any time. Your data will then be deleted in accordance with legal procedures.

You may contact us at:

BVB Event & Catering GmbH

– Data protection / Service –

Rheinlanddamm 207-209

D-44137 Dortmund

Or send us an e-mail: datenschutz@bvb.de

Please note that in the event you invoke your right to cancellation, certain ‘BVB.de’ services will no longer be deliverable.

10. Contact

Should you have further questions, concerns or complaints regarding our data protection policies, our designated data protection officer, Mr. Thomas Göllner, is ready to help.

Please write to:

BVB Event & Catering GmbH

– Data protection / Service –

Rheinlanddamm 207-209

D-44137 Dortmund

Or send us an e-mail: datenschutz@bvb.de

11. Changes to data protection policy

BVB retains the right to change these data protection policies at any time in compliance with pursuant legal mandates.

BVB Event & Catering GmbH
Updated: July 2015