Privacy Policy
Modern information and communication technologies are playing an increasingly important role in the activities of the BÜFA Group. Therefore, we take the protection of your privacy and personal information that you provide us very seriously. Compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act is an important matter for us. Below we inform you about which data we, the BÜFA Group, collect if necessary, and how we handle it.

What personal data is collected and processed?
You can visit our websites without us needing any personal information from you. We only know the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you visit us and the website you visit. Only if you use certain services, personal data will be collected and processed. You will then be informed in detail in the menu.

For what purpose are we collecting personal data?
As we constantly strive to improve both our service offerings and your experience with our websites in a continuous process, the above mentioned general data is statistically evaluated. However, we are interested in your personal opinion and environment for this purpose. For this reason, you will be asked for additional information in some places. These are voluntary statements, which of course we treat confidentially.

If you make use of services, only such data is collected that we need to provide these services. As far as we ask you for more information, it is voluntary information. The processing of personal data takes place exclusively for the fulfillment of the requested service and for the preservation of justified own business interests.

Are personal data forwarded to third parties?
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties to the extent necessary to provide the requested service. In addition, we will not disclose, transfer, sell, or otherwise market your personal information to other companies or institutions unless your explicit consent has been obtained. Otherwise, if we are required to disclose and transmit the data by law or by court judgment.


We use cookies in some areas of our websites. These are identifiers that allow us to make our services available to you more individually during your visit. We do not use cookies to collect personal information. If you want to be informed about the use of cookies by your browser or want to exclude, you should enable the appropriate browser settings.

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future (this opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for this domain, delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again):

Disable Google Analytics

It should be noted that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()” and therefore IP addresses are processed only shortened, in order to exclude a direct personal identity.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We have taken technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and third parties involved in data processing are obliged to comply with the Federal Data Protection Act and the confidential handling of personal data.

We reserve the right to change this statement at any time. It does not create any contractual or other formal right vis-à-vis or on behalf of any party.

Our social media pages
Below we would like to inform you about the handling of your data as in Art. 13 General Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR).

We, BÜFA GmbH & Co. KG, operate the following social media sites:

Our contact details can be found in our imprint:

Besides us, there is still the operator of the social media platform itself. Again, this is another person responsible, the data processing performs, but we have only limited influence. In the places where we can influence and parameterize the data processing, we work within the scope of the possibilities available to us on the privacy-compliant handling by the operator of the social media platform. In many places, however, we can not influence the data processing by the operator of the social media platform and we also do not know exactly which data is being processed.v

Data processing by us
The data entered by you on our social media pages, such as: comments, videos, pictures, likes, public messages etc. are published by the social media platform and are never used or processed by us for any other purpose. We reserve the right to delete content, if necessary. Possibly we share your content on our site if it is a function of the social media platform and communicate with you via the social media platform. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. The data processing takes place in the interest of our public relations and communication.

If you wish to object to a particular data processing in which we have an influence, please use the contact details stated in the imprint.
We will then process your opposition.

If you submit a request to us on the social media platform, we may, depending on the required response, also refer you to other, secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality. You always have the opportunity to send us confidential inquiries to our address stated in the imprint.

As already stated, we pay attention to the places where the provider of the social media platform gives us the opportunity to make our social media pages as privacy-compliant as possible. In particular, we therefore do not use the demographic, interest-based, behavior-based or location-based target group definitions for advertising that the provider of the social media platform may provide to us. Overall, we do not use the social media platform for promotional purposes. With regard to statistics, which the provider of the social media platform makes available to us, we can influence these only conditionally and not switch off. However, we make sure that no additional optional statistics are provided to us.

Data processing by the operator of the social media platform
The operator of the social media platform uses web tracking methods. Web tracking can also be done regardless of whether you are registered or registered with the social media platform. Unfortunately, as we have already stated, we can hardly influence the web tracking methods of the social media platform. We can’t turn this off.

Please be aware: It can not be ruled out that the provider of the social media platform uses your profile and behavioral data, for example, to evaluate your habits, personal relationships, preferences, etc. In this respect, we have no influence on the processing of your data by the provider of the social media platform.

For more information on data processing by the provider of the social media platform and other contradictory possibilities, see the privacy policy of the provider:

• Facebook:

Your rights as a user
When processing your personal data, the DSGVO grants you certain rights as a website user:

1.) Right to information (Article 15 GDPR):
You have the right to ask for confirmation of the processing of personal data concerning you; If this is the case, you have a right to information about these personal data and to the information listed in Article 15 GDPR.

2.) Right to rectification and cancellation (Articles 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data.
You also have the right to demand that personal data relating to you be deleted immediately, provided one of the reasons listed in Article 17 GDPR is met, eg. For example, when the data is no longer needed for the purposes pursued.

3.) Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):
You have the right to demand the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, eg. For example, if you objected to processing for the duration of any examination.

4.) Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR):
In certain cases, which are listed in detail in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transmission of this data to a third party.

5.) Right of objection (Art. 21 GDPR):
Are data based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are evidently compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
You have gem. Art. 77 DSGVO the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection regulations. In particular, the right of appeal may be invoked by a supervisory authority in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Contact details of the data protection officer
Our data protection officer is at your disposal for information or suggestions concerning data protection:

Dr. Uwe Schläger
data protection nord GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Strasse 88
28217 Bremen
Phone: 0421 69 66 32 0