Privacy Policy

1.  General Information
1.1.    This Privacy Policy has been designed to inform you and notify you of the kinds, the scope and the purpose, as well as your rights concerning your data collected and processed within the scope of this website provided by Gemeinnütziges Berufsförderungswerk des Baden-Württembergischen Zimmerer- und Holzbaugewerbes GmbH, Leipzigstraße 13 and 21, 88400 Biberach an der Riß, Germany  (hereinafter also referred to as "Provider") as data processor.
1.2.    "You" and "your" refer to you, as a user of the website. "We", "us", and "our" refer to the Provider


2.    Data processing and data security
2.1.    We will collect, process and use personally identifiable data beyond the scope already permitted by law and without your required further consent only to the extent necessary for the conclusion and execution of a contractual relationship, performing requests or for billing purposes.
2.2.    To protect your personally identifiable data collected and processed by us from unauthorized access and abuse, we have put a number of technical and organizational security measures in place, like encoding of privacy sensitive information (i.e. login data) transferred between this website and our servers.
2.3.    These security measures are monitored on a regular basis and updated according to technical progress as necessary. Our staff is well informed about privacy rules and obliged to follow them.


3.    Collection, Processing and Use of Personally Identifiable Data

3.1.    Your personal data are used for the following purposes:
-    The provision of our website and the acceptance, processing and execution of your orders.
-    Ensuring an efficient customer service and / or technical support for your products. When you contact us your details will be stored in order to process the enquiry and in case additional questions arise.
-    Technical notifications concerning our service.
3.2.    We pass your data on to third parties where this is necessary for invoicing purposes (e.g. carrying out transactions) or for other reasons to enable us to fulfill our contractual obligations to you. Should such passing on not be clear to you, we will point it out to you.


4.    Incorporation of third party services and content
4.1.    Third party content, such as videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds and graphics from other websites, for example, can be incorporated on the website.
4.2.    This always presupposes that the provider of this content (hereafter referred to as the “third party provider”) always uses the user’s IP address. This is because without the IP address, they cannot send the content to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is thus required for displaying this content.
4.3.    We endeavour only to use content of which the respective provider uses the IP address only for distributing the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third party provider saves the IP address for other purposes, such as statistical purposes, for example. If we are aware of this, we will clarify this in the following paragraphs.


5.    Cookies and similar features
5.1.    A cookie (or similar data medium) is a small piece of data stored in a user's device while the user is using a website. Cookies can be send back to a server any time a user loads the website or accesses certain functions.
5.2.    We apply cookies only in order to support the functions of this website, optimize your experience as its user.
5.3.    We will ask for your consent or point out to the fact that we store and read cookies on your device.
5.4.    You may opt-out from many ad-serving cookies by using the services provided by http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ for users form the European Union.


6.    Piwik
6.1.    This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage ) will be stored on our server.
6.2.    You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


7.    Use of Facebook Social Plugins
7.1.    Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
7.2.    When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:
7.3.    The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
7.4.    For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
7.5.    If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off from Facebook and delete all Facebook related cookies in your browser before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker”.


8.    Use of Google's +1 Button
8.1.    This website uses the “+1″-Button provided by the social network Google+, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (“Google”). The button is identifiable by a Google "g" logo with a "+1". When a user visits a page of this website that contains a +1 Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Google servers. Google directly transfers the +1 Button's content to user's browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Google to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider have no influence on the data gathered by Google and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Google the +1 Button doesn't collect any personally identifiable data on users unless they are members of the Google+ Network. If you are a Google+ member and do not want Google to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Google, please log off from Google+ and delete all Google related cookies in your browser before entering our website.
8.2.    For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Google, as well as user's rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user's privacy please visit Google's privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy


9.    Use of Pinterest Buttons
9.1.    This website uses Pinterest-Buttons (e.g. "PinIt", "Pinterest" or "P") provided by the social network pinterest.com. When a user visits a page of this website that contains a Pinterest-Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest's servers. Pinterest directly transfers the button's content to user's browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Pinterest to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider have no influence on the data gathered by Pinterest and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Pinterest, its buttons doesn't collect any personally identifiable data on users and uses the user's IP-address only in order to display the button.
9.2.    For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as user's rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user's privacy please visit Pinterest's privacy policy: http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/.
9.3.    We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy with view to the provision of new services, if and to the extent necessary. The same applies if the current Privacy Policy is found to contain any gaps.
9.4.    Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any new personally identifiable information.


10.    Use of Twitter Buttons
10.1.    This website uses Twitter-Buttons (e.g. "Twitter this", "Twitter", "Follow @twitter") provided by the service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When a user visits a page of this website that contains a Twitter-Button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the Twitter-Button's content to user's browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Twitter to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider have no influence on the data gathered by Twitter and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Twitter, its buttons doesn't collect any personally identifiable data on users. If you are a Twitter member and do not want Twitter to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Twitter, please log off from Twitter and delete all Twitter related cookies in your browser before entering our website.
10.2.    For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as user's rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user's privacy please visit Twitter's privacy policy: http://twitter.com/privacy.


11.    Service and Notices
11.1.    In compliance with legal requirements we will at any time provide you with information on your personally identifiable data stored by us, free of charge and without undue delay.
11.2.    Furthermore, you are free to revoke the approvals granted by confirming this Privacy Policy, at any time and with future effect. If you wish to do so, please feel free to contact us.


12.    Amendments of this Privacy Policy
12.1.    We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy with view to the provision of new services, if and to the extent necessary. The same applies if the current Privacy Policy is found to contain any gaps.
12.2.    Please check back periodically, and especially before you provide any new personally identifiable information.

13.  PIWIK privacy settings