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Privacy policy

Last update 2019-09-10

Thank you for visiting our website and showing an interest in our company.

We take the protection of our visitors and their data very seriously and would like you to feel secure when using our website. Therefore, we kindly ask that you acknowledge the following information:

Data security

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your information. Our employees, persons involved in handling data, and carefully selected service providers must abide by data protection rules.

Our website is hosted on a closed server at Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. Our entire website is encrypted with SSL in order to prevent unauthorised persons gaining access to your information. Encrypted websites can generally be identified by a lock symbol appearing in your browser. Please be aware that data that is transferred in unencrypted form (e.g. by e-mail can be accessed by unauthorised person outside of our sphere of influence.

Collecting and handling personal information

If you access our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like. The IP addresses are stored anonymously. The last three digits are removed, i.e. 127.0.0.1 becomes 127.0.0.*. IPv6 addresses are also anonymized. The anonymous IP addresses are kept for 60 days. Information about the directory protection user used is anonymized after one day.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website to offer you maximum ease of use. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer by the browser and contain information regarding your use of our website. On the Business Keeper website three cookies are used:

  • When using the website www.business-keeper.com for the first time, an info banner about the use of cookies according to the E-Privacy Directive of the EU opens. In order to see if a user already acknowledged the info banner in an earlier visit of the website, a persistent cookie is set which expires after one day.
  • One session cookie is set to enable your navigation on our website as well as your usage of certain functions, e.g. to enable access to protected areas and contents for registered users.
  • We utilise a functional session cookie to store information regarding the settings selected by you and align our website to your individual needs; this, for instance, refers to the language selection and font size.

This information is pseudonymised and is not used for any other purpose than the one described here and in accordance with the Directive 2002/58/EC (ePrivacy-Directive). Art. 5 paragraph 3 sentence 2 ePrivacy-Directive serves as legal basis for the data processing. Session cookies expire when you close the session (browser).
In the default setting, your browser accepts cookies, so that no special settings must be made. If you would like to deactivate the storage of cookies, please find additional information on this in the menu bar help function of your browser. However, please note that disabling cookies can significantly limit the use of our website.

Contact form

Data that you voluntarily provide us with within the context of the general contact support (e.g. per e-mail), is exclusively used for processing your request. To the extent that you use our online contact form, we capture your name and e-mail address to establish personal contact with you via e-mail. In so doing, should you voluntarily provide us with your company name, we will capture this so as to better address your concern. Your provision of a telephone number, which also ensues on a voluntary basis, we use to contact you by telephone, in addition to the confirmation via e-mail. Your data will only be processed by hereby authorized employees of Business Keeper AG and will be deleted as soon as the data is not required anymore. Art. 6 paragraph 1b and 1f EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) serve as legal basis for the data processing.

Recommend our website

Should you wish to recommend our website, you may click on the envelope symbol. If embedded, your e-mail client will pop up to send a new e-mail. You enter the recipient's e-mail address and modify the preset subject and message, if desired. For this, data is not recorded by Business Keeper AG. Please only use this function once you have ascertained that the recipient wishes to receive corresponding information.

Newsletter

We use the data you have provided us with during your online order of our newsletter (e-mail address and voluntarily name, company, position) to send you our newsletter. As our newsletter addresses experts, among others from the areas of compliance, CSR, corporate security and revision, only specialists are included in the group of recipients.
For this reason, we welcome registrations, provided you give us your name, the name of your company and your work e-mail address. Prior to sending the newsletter for the first time, you will first receive a confirmation request. You will only receive our newsletter once this confirmation has been received. We will send the newsletter via the "Microsoft Dynamics" software. If you would like to unsubscribe our newsletter, you can use the deregistration link provided in the newsletter or contact us personally. Your data will only be processed by employees of Business Keeper AG, authorized for the administration of the newsletter and will be deleted as soon as you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Art. 6 paragraph 1b and 1f EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) serve as legal basis for the data processing.

Data of Job Applicants

Data that you send us as part of an application for an advertised position or of an unsolicited application (name, e-mail and all information provided by you in the documents) will be processed exclusively for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure by employees of Business Keeper AG entrusted herewith. Personal data you provide will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for this purpose and unless we have explicitly informed you of any further storage for a limited period for a possible consideration in future job vacancies. Sec. 26 (1) German Federal Data Protection Act - amended and Art. 6 paragraph 1f EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) serve as the legal basis for data processing.

Questions about data protection

As an internal data protection officer, Mr Lennart Hock is Business Keeper AG's contact person for all questions related to data protection, e-mail: dataprivacy@business-keeper.com.
If you have provided us with personal data (for example, via our website when registering for the newsletter or using the contact form), you have the right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of and objection to the processing as well as to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. To exercise your rights and in case of questions, please contact our data protection officer directly at the above e-mail address.

Further information on data protection

Information on data protection in the BKMS® Compliance System as well as on order data processing for our clients can be found under data privacy.

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