1. Data privacy
Welcome to the Burger Plants & More website. We are delighted that you are interested in our company and our products.
Personal data is any information that identifies you, such as your name, your email address, or your address. However, communication data such as telephone and fax numbers and even your computer’s IP address, which you used to access this website, are considered personal data.
Every time you use the Internet, you leave traces behind in the form of personal data. There are two ways of transmitting such data. First, because of the technology used on the Internet, personal data is transmitted automatically as log files, such as the IP address. However, exceptional efforts are needed to obtain a precise personal reference from this data. Accordingly, this data is not personal, but is used for statistical purposes. The other means of data transmission is when you as a user voluntary give personal data. For example, if you use the Internet to ask us for information, then we need at least your valid email address to answer your question. If you want us to send you something by mail, you would have to give us your name and address.
2. Collecting personal data
We acquire personal data in the course of carrying out the services offered on our website. Generally, the spaces provided for entering information are marked as essential when we need them to provide a service. Any additional data you enter is given voluntarily. This applies particularly to any data you give us when you apply for a job online, or participate in a survey or competition.
2.1 Processing, use and forwarding of personal data
All personal data made available to us is stored, processed and used in accordance with the valid laws of the Federal Republic of Germany for data protection and data security, as well as on the basis of other statutory requirements and regulations. Answering your requests, processing your order or providing you with access to special information or offers may make an internal company transfer of data necessary. All internal data transfers are made in compliance with the relevant legal requirements.
Burger Plants & More also uses external service providers, such as freight agents, to carry out certain business processes. When choosing external service providers, Burger Plants & More takes pains to ensure that statutory data protection requirements are met and that Burger Plants & More’s requirements and guidelines are strictly observed. All Burger Plants & More’s employees involved are obliged to observe data privacy and respect confidentiality. As a matter of principle, your personal data is not passed on to third parties outside Burger Plants & More. Nor will we pass on, sell or otherwise market any part of your personal information.
2.2 Automatically collected data which is not or only indirectly personal
What cannot be avoided, for technical reasons, is the temporary storage of the IP address or domain name or the name of the Internet service provider of the computers accessing our website. This data will be deleted after each Internet session, unless statutory regulations require otherwise.
Our web servers store access data on this process in a log file each time you access one of our websites or download a file from them. This includes data such as:
- name of the website that you last visited
- names of sites that you visited on our website
- name of the website from which you accessed a file
- name of the file accessed
- data quantity transmitted
- access status (file transmitted, file not found etc.)
- date and time of all contacts, transactions
- if applicable, browser information, such as type, version, settings
- if applicable, operating system.
This information is not specific to individuals, but is evaluated on an anonymous basis. This statistical analysis gives Burger Plants & More information on the use and acceptance of its website. It is used to improve the website’s attractiveness, contents and functionality. Personal user profiles are not created.
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer’s hard disk. They contain information directly connected to the website you are on. Its web server sends a request to your computer’s Internet browser, asking for information to be stored on your computer as a file (cookie), either temporarily or permanently. The web server itself, the other computer, does not have any direct access to your hard drive. It can neither read data from your hard disk nor write data on it.
Cookies do not pose any threat to your computer.
Whether cookies may be accepted and stored on your computer depends on the settings for the Internet browser you are using.
However, there are cookies that are not deleted when the browser is closed, but are stored by the browser in a special cookie directory. These cookies contain not just the ID, but other personal data as well, to let the user be recognised. For example, a user can be welcomed by name when returning to a website, or information such as name and address is already entered in the space provided, or the user is immediately shown a particular page content. These cookies are only automatically deleted by the browser if a cookie has reached its assigned expiry date, or if intensive Internet use has led to the browser’s cookie directory reaching its maximum capacity and therefore being overwritten by new cookies.
Most Internet browsers are set by default to accept all cookies automatically. However, you can set your Internet browser not to accept any cookies, or to notify you every time a cookie is sent, so that you can decide whether or not to accept the cookie.
Even if you tolerate the automatic acceptance of cookies or have explicitly agreed to accept a cookie, you can get the browser to delete all cookies at any time. The browser’s user-controlled delete function can also be used to remove other data that logs and stores all the Internet contacts your browser makes, in particular, the sequence of actions. The history function gives the addresses of all the websites you visited, as well as possibly showing any entries made, such as code words, passwords, banking data, etc.
The manual deletion facilities offered by the Internet browser for cookies, history, temporary data, etc., should be used regularly. The setting and deletion options are documented in the browser manual.
4. Active content
As with cookies, nearly all Internet browsers are, by default, set to accept active content automatically, making it capable of implementation and possibly implemented.
Because of the enormous threat posed by this active content, you should change your browser settings for active content, at least to the extent that you see a prompt if a website contains active content and wants to install or run this. There are no mandatory safety guidelines for the developers of such content. If you do not want to block active content in general but would like to use the entry prompt to grant permission, then the so-called certified, safe, signed or otherwise marked as trusted content may not be excluded. The snag in deactivating or rejecting active content is that you will lose a lot of handy features when surfing, your browser can no longer show some content at all or suppresses parts, functions are not carried out and, of course, you are often required to make an entry.
5. Data integrity
Burger Plants & More uses technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, falsification, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. These measures are continually updated, improved or expanded to keep pace with technological developments. Access to your personal data is restricted to the people required to do the job.
6. Right to information, questions on data privacy and contacts
On request, in accordance with applicable law, information on the data stored by Burger Plants & More about your person will be given in writing. The data protection delegate at Burger Plants & More is available for any questions you may have on the processing of your personal data, as well as for inquiries, suggestions, or complaints.’