Privacy Policy

The purpose of the below text is to inform you about the nature, scope, and purpose of collecting and using your personal data on our website. If you have any further questions regarding data protection in the context of our website, please do not hesitate to contact our Data Protection Officer:

 

Contact Details for our Data Protection Officer

Email: dataprotection(at)bfe.tv

 

Scope of Application

This privacy statement applies to the website located at www.bfe.tv, which is operated by BFE Studio and Media Systems GmbH. It also applies to any content owned by BFE that appears on this website. Content belonging to other website providers, for example links to other websites, is subject to the privacy policy of that provider.

 

What Do We Know About Your Visits to Our Website?

When you access our website, the following information is stored in a log file on the web server or application server:

  • The IP address of the computer from which the request was sent, in an anonymized (shortened) form

  • Browser information (web browser used, operating system, language settings)

  • Information about the server service used

  • Protocol version

  • Name of the retrieved file or website (URL)

  • The date and time you accessed the website

  • The quantity of data transferred

  • Status information (e.g. error messages)

This information is used for statistical purposes. After a short time, the Internet address of your end device is anonymized by overwriting the last byte (e.g. 94.128.12.XXX).

 

Cookies

On your first visit to the website located at www.bfe.tv, a message will be displayed informing you that we use cookies. The meaning of this message is explained below. If you click the "OK" button on the message, this creates a cookie which indicates to us that you have seen the message. This cookie is valid for the duration of your browser session, and is then automatically deleted by your browser.

The next time you visit our website, the message will be displayed again. The same applies if you have cleared the cookies in your browser manually or visit www.bfe.tv using a different end device.

In addition, temporary cookies are used when accessing individual pages. These are small text files that contain technical information used for the connection between your browser and our website located at www.bfe.tv. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and are automatically deleted at the end of the session when the web browser is closed.

If third-party content is featured on www.bfe.tv, e.g. links to other websites, cookies from third parties may be used and you may receive no express indication from us that this is case. All popular browsers allow you to determine how these cookies are processed, meaning that you can prevent the cookies from being stored, adjust how the cookies are processed by your browser, or delete the cookies.

 

Links to Other Providers

Where our website links to content from other providers, this can be identified by the corresponding hyperlink or an advisory message. The use of these websites may be subject to other terms and conditions which deviate from those described in this privacy policy.

 

Social Plugins

This website does not use mechanisms which automatically provide information about your visit to our website to social media service providers (social plugins).

Any links to social media service providers such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. are exclusively in the form of a hyperlink. This means that data about your visit to our website (e.g. IP address, time, URL) or data stored on your end device (e.g. cookie information) is only transmitted to the respective provider if you intentionally click on the link.

 

Analysis Tools

We use the web analysis service "Matomo" to collect statistical data regarding the use of our website (website tracking).

This service stores non-personal data (such as browser version, language, referring website, and the date or time of your visit). This data is used to better understand how users use our website.

Matomo also records data from which conclusions could potentially be drawn about your personal data (such as Internet Protocol [IP] addresses). Such data is anonymized (shortened) when it is collected (by overwriting the last byte, e.g. 94.128.12.XXX) and is used solely for the purposes of better understanding user behavior and improving our website and its content. This data will not be passed on to third parties and will be deleted automatically after six months.

 

Contact Form

You can contact us via a contact form on our website. In this context, your personal data is stored and processed for the purpose of communicating with you. The data collected for this purpose ([first name, last name, email, telephone number, company]) will not be passed on to third parties. The data will not be consolidated with other data collected on this website.

The basis for data collection in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 GDPR is: You have given your consent for processing where necessary (a); processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (b); processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation (c); or processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests (f).

The data will be deleted as soon as the purposes of the communication have been fulfilled.

 

Newsletter

At irregular intervals, we release a newsletter including the latest news from the industry, product news and updates, and invitations to trade fairs and events.

If you register for our newsletter via the BFE Newsletter page, you are agreeing to the personal data you enter into the registration form (email address, gender, first name, last name, company, telephone number) being stored for the purposes of sending you the newsletter.

It is only necessary to fill out the fields for your email address (so we can send you the newsletter), salutation and your first and last names (so we can address you personally in the newsletter) in order to register for the newsletter (these are mandatory fields). All of the other fields are filled out on a voluntary basis.

We use the third party service CleverReach (CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG) to collect data from the form and to send the newsletter.

Every time you receive a newsletter from us, you will be given the option of unsubscribing from our list. Simply click on the link at the bottom of the email or contact our Data Protection Officer.

 

Right of Access

You have a right of access to information regarding whether we are processing your personal data, the purpose of processing the data, the categories of personal data being processed, whether your personal data has been disclosed and to whom, for how long the data will be saved, and the rights to which you are entitled.

 

Right of Rectification of Data

You have the right to rectify any inaccurate personal data we have stored. You also have the right to supplement any incomplete data records we have stored.

 

Deletion

You have to right to require us to delete your personal data, if (1) the data was processed unlawfully, (2) the purpose for which the data were collected has been fulfilled, (3) you have revoked your consent regarding data processing and there is no other legal ground for processing, (4) we are subject to a legal obligation to delete the data, (5) you are under 16 years of age, or (6) you have objected to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing on our behalf.

 

Right to Restriction of Processing

You can request the processing of your information by us to be restricted in the following instances. In such instances, we will add a lock flag to this data and cease any further processing. (1) If you have contested the accuracy of the personal data, processing will be limited while we verify the accuracy. (2) If you have requested deletion of the data, but we cannot or are not permitted to perform this deletion. (3) If you require the data in order to assert claims, but we were obliged to delete the data as the purpose of processing the data has been fulfilled. (4) If you have raised an objection to your data being processed, but a final decision has not yet been made.

 

Objection to Processing

If we process your personal data for the purposes of our own legitimate interests, you can object to this processing on the basis of your particular situation.

 

Revoking Granted Consent

If you have previously consented to us processing your personal data, you can revoke this consent at any time. Please send your revocation to the contact details for our Data Protection Officer as specified above.

 

Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority

You have the right to lodge a data protection-related complaint with the supervisory authority. Our competent supervisory authority is the Commissioner for Data Protection for Rhineland-Palatinate. The complaint can be investigated by any supervisory authority regardless of competency.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy when necessary so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements, or in order to implement changes to our services into the privacy policy, for example if we introduce new services. The new version of the privacy policy would then be applicable the next time you visit our website.