Privacy policy

Data protection

Privacy policy


1. Name and contact information of the responsible party

This privacy policy informs you of the processing of personal information on the company website of:

Responsible party:

Cornel Bruhin, Melanie Broyé-Engelkes.

In den Krummenäckern 6, 66440 Blieskastel,  ,Phone: +49 06842/ 9600-0

Contact information of the data protection officer:

The data protection officer for the company can be reached at the aforementioned company address or at


2. Scope and purpose of the processing of personal information

2.1 Visiting the website

When visiting the website, the internet browser that the visitor uses automatically sends data to the server of this website and stores it in a logfile for a specific period of time. The following data are stored until automatic deletion, without further action by the visitor:

-        IP address of the visitor’s end device,

-        Date and time of access by the visitor,

-        Name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor,

-        Website from which the visitor reaches the company website (so-called referrer URL),

-        Browser and operating system of the visitor’s end device as well as the name of the access provider used by the visitor.

The processing of this personal information is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. The company has a justified interest in the processing of information for the purpose of

-        quickly forming a connection with the company website,

-        facilitating user-friendly usage of the website,

-        detecting and ensuring the security and stability of the systems, and

-        simplifying and improving administration of the website.

The processing is performed explicitly without the purpose of obtaining information about the visitor as an individual.

2.2 Contact form

Visitors can send messages to the company through an online contact form. Provision of a valid e-mail address is required in order to be able to receive a response. The requesting party may provide all other information voluntarily. By sending the message through the contact form, the visitor consents to the processing of the data that have been entered. The data are solely processed for the purpose of the execution and response to requests through the contact form. This occurs on the basis of voluntary consent as per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR. The personal information retrieved for the usage of the contact form is automatically deleted once the request has been settled and there are no other reasons for continued processing (e.g. subsequent commissioning of our company).

2.3 Newsletter

By registering to receive the newsletter the visitor declares their explicit consent to the processing of the personal data provided. The visitor's e-mail address is all that is required to register to receive the newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of the visitor's personal information for purposes of sending newsletters is consent as per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.

The visitor may always unsubscribe from the newsletter. The visitor may unsubscribe by using the special link at the end of the newsletter or by sending an e-mail to


3. Forwarding of data

Personal information is forwarded to third parties if:

-        the affected party provided their explicit consent as pet Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR,

-        forwarding as per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and

-         there is no reason to assume that the affected person has overwhelming, defensible interest in the non-forwarding of their data,

-        there is a legal obligation to forward data as per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR, and/or

-        this is required as per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR to fulfil a contractual relationship with the affected party.

Otherwise personal information is not forwarded to third parties.


4. Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies. These are data packages exchanged between the company website server and the visitor's browser. These are stored by the respective devices (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when the website is visited. Cookies cannot harm the devices being used. In particular they do not contain any viruses or other malware. Information pertaining to the specific end device being used is stored in the cookies. The company thus cannot obtain any direct knowledge of the identity of the visitor to the website.

Most cookies are accepted by the browsers' standard settings. The browser settings can be set in such a way that cookies are either not accepted by the respective devices, or that a notification is always displayed before a new cookie is installed. However, the deactivation of cookies may prevent optimal usage of all functions of the website.

The usage of cookies serves to make usage of the company's website more comfortable. For example, session cookies can be used to determine whether the visitor has already visited specific pages of the website before. These session cookies are deleted immediately after you leave the website.

Temporary cookies are used to improve user-friendliness. They are stored in the user's device for a set period of time. Upon revisiting the website it is automatically detected that the visitor has already visited the site before, and which information and settings were entered so that they do not have to be repeated.

The usage of cookies also serves to analyse visits to the website for statistical purposes and to improve the service. These cookies allow for automatic detection of return visitors. The cookies are deleted automatically after a specific period of time.

The information processed by cookies is justified for the aforementioned purposes for protecting the justified interests of the company as per Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.


5. Your rights as the affected party

If your personal information is processed while visiting this website, you have the following rights as the affected party as per GDPR:

5.1 Disclosure

You may request disclosure from us whether we have processed your personal information. There is no right to disclosure if the disclosure of the desired information would violate the confidentiality obligation as per § 83 StBerG or the information must be kept confidential for other reasons, in particular due to the outweighing justified interest of a third party. Deviating from this, there may exist a right to disclosure if your interests outweigh the interest in confidentiality, in particular under consideration of impending harm. The right to disclosure is also ruled out if the data are only stored because they cannot be deleted due to legal or statutory retention terms or solely serve purposes of data security or data security monitoring, provided the disclosure would require a disproportionate amount of effort and the processing for other purposes via suitable technical and organisational measures is ruled out. If the right to disclosure is not ruled out in your case and we are processing your personal information, you may request disclosure of the following information:

-            Purposes of processing,

-            Categories of your processed personal information,

-            Recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal information was disclosed, especially concerning recipients in third countries,

-            If possible, the planned duration of the storage of your personal information or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determination

             of the storage period,

-            The existence of a right to correction or deletion or limitation of the processing of your personal information or a right to objection

             against this processing,

-            The existence of a right to file a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority,

-            The available information concerning the source of the data, if the personal information was not retrieved from you as the affected party,

-            Any existence of automated decision-making including profiling, and pertinent information about the logic involved as well as the scope and

             desired effects of automated decision-making,

-            In the event of forwarding to recipients in third countries, provided there is no decree from the EU Commission concerning the appropriateness

             of the level of protection as per Art. 45 para. 3 GDPR, Information about which suitable guarantees as per Art. 46 para. 

             2 GDPR are in place to protect the personal information.

5.2 Correction and completion

If you determine that we possess incorrect personal information about you, you may request the immediate correction of this incorrect information. You may also request the completion of any incomplete personal information about you.

5.3 Deletion

You have a right to deletion ("right to be forgotten") if the processing is not required to exercise the right to freedom of expression, the right to information, or to fulfil a legal obligation or to fulfil a task within the public interest, and one of the following reasons applies:

-            The personal information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was processed.

-            The basis of justification of the processing was solely your consent, which you have revoked.

-            You have objected to the processing of your personal information that we have made public.

-            You have objected to the processing of your personal information that we have not yet made public and there are no reasons for the processing

             that take priority over this.

-            Your personal information was processed illegally.

-            The deletion of the personal information is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are bound.

There is no claim to deletion if the deletion is not possible, or is only possible with disproportionately great effort, in the event of legal, non-automated data processing due to the special type of storage thereof and your interest in deletion is low. In this case the processing will be limited in place of the information being deleted.

5.4 Limitation of processing

You may request that we limit the processing if one of the following reasons applies:

-            You contest the accuracy of the personal information. In this case the limitation may be requested for the duration that allows us

              to assess the accuracy of the information.

-            The processing is illegal and you request the limitation of the usage of your personal information in place of deletion.

-            We no longer require your personal information for processing purposes, but you require it to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

-            You have filed an objection as per Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR. The limitation of processing can be requested as long as it is not certain whether

             our justified reasons outweigh yours.

Limitation of processing means that the personal information is only processed with your consent or to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest. We are obligated to notify you before we suspend the limitation.

5.5 Transferability of data

You have a right to the transferability of data provided the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing occurs through automated processes. In this event the right to transferability of data entails the following rights, provided the rights and freedoms of other individuals are not hereby impaired: You have the right to request that we send you the personal information that you have provided us in a structured, common, and machine-readable format. You have the right to disclose this information to another responsible party without our involvement. If technically feasible, you may request that we forward your personal information directly to another responsible party.

5.6 Objection

If the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e) GDPR (fulfilment of a task in the public interest or in the exercising of public authority) or Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR (justified interest of the responsible party or a third party), you have the right to appeal the processing of your personal information at any time for reasons stemming from your specific situation. This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e) or lit. f) GDPR. After you have exercised the right to objection we will no longer process your personal information unless we can verify compulsory, defensible reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

You may always file an objection to the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to profiling associated with such direct marketing. After you have exercised this right to objection we will no longer use the respective personal information for purposes of direct marketing.

You are able to file your objection without forms via telephone, e-mail, fax, or our company’s mailing address listed at the beginning of this privacy policy

5.7 Revocation of consent

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent may be disclosed by telephone, e-mail, fax, or our mailing address without any forms. Revocation does not affect the legality of the data processing that occurred before revocation of consent on the basis of said consent. After receipt of the revocation, the data processing that was solely based on your consent will cease.

5.8 Complaint

If you feel that the processing of your personal information is illegal, you may file a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority responsible for your location of residence or employment, or for the location of the alleged violation.

6. Status and update of this privacy policy

This privacy policy was updated on 25 May 2018. We reserve the right to update the privacy policy at any time in order to improve data protection and/or to fulfil changes to official practice or legislation.

7. Google Analytics - privacy policy

Many internet users use Google Analytics to analyse their website and visitor count. To do so Google currently requires, as per No. 7.1 sentence 2 of its general terms and conditions, that the user integrate a privacy policy into their website. Google provided the following template in section 8.1 of the old version of its Analytics general terms and conditions, which I believe can still be used:

"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files that are stored on your computer and that facilitate analysis of your usage of the website. The information about your usage of this website created by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address in member states of the European Union or other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. At the website administrator's request Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website administrator, and to render other services associated with website and internet usage. Google will not consolidate the IP address provided for purposes of Google Analytics with other data. You can prevent the storage of cookies via a corresponding setting in your browser software, although you may not be able to optimally use all functions of this website if you do so. You may also prevent the documentation of the data created by the cookie and concerning your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing thereof by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:"

Google Maps - privacy policy
This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and to provide directions. Google Maps is a map service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. Through usage of Google Maps information about the usage of this website, including your IP address and the (starting) address entered for the Route Planner function, can be transferred to Google in the USA. If you visit a webpage of our internet presence that contains Google Maps, your browser forms a direct connection with the Google servers. The contents of the map are transmitted from Google directly to your browser and then integrated into the website. We thus have no influence over the scope of the data retrieved by Google in this manner. Based on what we know this at least includes the following information:

  • Date and time of the visit to the respective webpage,
  • Internet address or URL of the visited webpage,
  • IP address, (starting) address entered in the route plan.

We have no influence over the further processing and usage of the data by Google, and are thus unable to accept any responsibility for it.
If you do not wish for Google to retrieve, process, or use data about you through our internet presence, you can deactivate javascript in your browser settings. However, you will then be unable to use the map display.
You can learn about the purpose and scope of the retrieval of data and the further processing and usage of the data by Google, as well as your rights and possible settings for protecting your privacy in this regard, in Google’s data protection statements (
By using our website you declare your consent to the processing of your retrieved data by Google Maps Route Planner in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.



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