Institute Construction and Environment
(Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.)
IBU, Frank Grootens
We take the protection of personal data very seriously and would like you to be able to feel safe when visiting our sites. We process personal data collated upon visiting our Web sites in accordance with the statutory specifications, and the Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG) and the Tele media Act (TMG) in particular.
At certain points of our Web site, we offer you the possibility to contact us or avail of certain services (e.g. Newsletter subscription). We only use personal data communicated for the designated purpose assigned to us by you. Your data is not passed on to any third parties.
Personal data is any information making it possible to identify a person. This includes in particular your proper name, address and telephone number. Information which is not directly linked with your true identity (e.g. favourite Web sites or number of users of a site) is not personal data. (Please see below: “Is my data recorded when I visit the site?”)
In so far as it is possible to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) within the Internet offering, the user expressly discloses this data on a voluntary basis. Where technically possible and reasonable, availing of all services offered is also permitted without disclosing such data or by entering anonymised data or a pseudonym. Correct entry of optional data however enables us to provide you with personal and individual support.
If you wish to contact us by e-mail or contact form, we draw your attention to the fact that we may not be able to guarantee confidentiality of the information communicated. The content of e-mails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information by post only.
Every time a user accesses a site in our Web offering and each time a file is queried, access data on this process is saved in a log file on our server:
This data is used to generate statistics which help us to further adapt our Web site to your requirements. Reference to a person can only be derived from this information if you register directly on our site or access our site from a personalised site. In any case, data or excerpts thereof are not passed on to third parties.
Most browsers are set in such a way that they automatically accept cookies. You can however deactivate the saving of cookies or set your browser in such a way that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.
If you have deactivated cookies, a so-called session ID serves towards identifying a person during continuous access to our Web site. No data is saved on your computer. The session ID is deleted again after your access has ended.
It goes without saying that you have the sole right to decide whether and for what purpose we may use your data. For example, you have the possibility to subscribe to a Newsletter which you can also cancel at any time. As a general rule, there is a link at the end of the Newsletter enabling you to cancel it without any problems. Furthermore, you alone decide whether we may use your data for the purposes of consulting, advertising and market research. Here too, you can revoke any permission provided at any time.
We only use personal data for internal purposes within the framework of customer relations. Your data is not passed on to third parties without your requisite permission. Surveys collating personal data as well as transmission thereof to state institutions and authorities entitled to obtain information only occur within the framework of the relevant legislation and/or in so far as we are obliged to act accordingly following court decisions. We have committed all of our employees and service companies to discretion and adherence to the specifications governing data protection.
In accordance with § 34 and § 6b of the Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG), users have the right to receive information on personal data stored on them – free of charge and upon application. Furthermore, statutory specifications also confer on users the right to revise, block and delete this personal data. In each of these cases, please contact us directly.
If necessitated by current developments such as updating of the Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG), we will update this Data Protection Declaration where necessary.