BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG
T +49 (0) 54 51/50 40-0
F +49 (0) 54 51/50 40-100
Strategische Kommunikation GmbH
T +49 5971 16132-0
F +49 5971 16132-22
How we handle your data
We undertake to treat your personal data with great care. We strictly observe the provisions of relevant legal norms. We will not impair your personal rights in any way.
By entering data about yourself, you give us permission to store and use this data within the meaning of the German Data Protection Act. This information constitutes personal data, and will be used confidentially as a matter of course. Objections can be made to us at any time, leading to the deletion of your personal data.
The information gained and stored in the course of the standard use of our website is exclusively used within BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG. There is no intention to use this information to identify persons. Exceptions to this rule are visits or activities that can be assessed as an attack, that constitute elements of a crime or that impede or impair the functional capability of our website.
Our website may contain external links to other websites. We are not responsible for the observance of the data protection regulations or the contents of other websites. We recommend that you read the data protection regulations of the websites you visit carefully.
The information provided on the website of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG is protected by copyright. BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG permits the entire content of its website to be viewed and downloaded exclusively for private, non-commercial use. Further rights of use or exploitation can be assigned by way of a respective licence agreement with BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG. Links are only permitted with the consent of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG.
Programmes and files are downloaded at one’s own risk. BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG shall not be liable for any damage arising from the installation or use of software and files from the download area, insofar as permissible by law or licencing rights. Despite an up-to-date virus check, liability for damage and impairment by computer viruses is excluded within the scope of the legal provisions.
The information available on the website of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG was compiled with the greatest care. BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG nevertheless assumes no liability whatsoever for such information being complete, up-to-date, of a high quality or suitability for any given purpose. Utilisation of the website and the contents made available on the website is the sole responsibility of the user.
Third parties are forbidden to use and apply any of the trade marks and logos.
For many internet users, the protection of private data is of great importance and an essential criterion for pleasant and satisfactory exposure to the Internet. BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG always pays close attention to the questions and concerns of customers and other visitors to our website with regard to data protection, and observes the data protection acts in both Germany and abroad, as well as the respective EU directives. We assure both customers of our products and services and visitors referring to our website that we do not collect any private data from unless you place it at our disposal. Please note that our website contains links to other websites. BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG shall not assume any liability for the observance of data protection, data protection declarations and the contents of these other websites. As the content provider, BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG is only responsible under general law for the contents supplied by them for utilisation purposes. Cross-references (“links”) to contents made available by other providers must be distinguished from these proprietary contents. BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG makes “third-party contents” available for use by means of links marked as such. BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG shall only be held liable for such third-party contents if it was aware of any illegalities or criminal offences associated with said content, and furthermore, if would have been technically feasible and reasonable for BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG to have prevented the use thereof (para. 5 Section 2 of the German Teleservices Act (TDG)).
However, links are always “active” (i.e. dynamic) references. Although BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG examined the third-party content at the time of the original link to determine whether it could constitute a civil offense or a criminal responsibility, pursuant to the German Teleservices Act (TDG), the content provider is not obligated to constantly examine the linked content on this site for modifications that could constitute a responsibility. Only when he determines or is notified by others that a specific offer to which he has provided a link constitutes a civil offense or a criminal responsibility, will he remove the link to that offer, insofar as this is technically possible and feasible. The technical possibility and feasibility shall not be affected by the fact that, after preventing access from the website of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG, the illegal or punishable content is still accessible from other servers.
Which data do we collect?
We do not collect personal data from visitors to our website unless the visitor explicitly and consciously places it at our disposal. We collect no personal data whatsoever revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships, health or sex life. We collect no personal data whatsoever from persons merely visiting our website. There are two cases that enable you to explicitly and consciously place certain personal data at our disposal and to consent to our collection of such data:
E-mail enquiries requesting information or registrations for manuals or seminars. Our website contains links via which you can send us e-mails if you have any questions, if you would like to request information and material, if you would like to register or apply for manuals or seminars or if you wish to send us remarks and proposals. You also have the opportunity to gain information about our products and services in person from our employees. In order to be able to process your enquiry, we may ask for additional personal data such as your name and telephone number.
We require certain data from you if you request one of our products or services. Different personal data will be requested from you, depending on the product or service. With certain products and services, we require the following information from you: name, age, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card number, bank details, IP address or similar information. Other or further information may be required if other products and services are requested. A detailed list of the types of personal data that must be given when ordering the various products can be found on the order page for the respective product or respective service.
Statistical data on your visit
When you visit our website, our computers automatically collect statistical data on your visit. These records do not contain any personal data but reflect information about your visit to our website. We compile statistics, for instance, about the number of visitors to our website, the user’s IP address, the time and date of the visit, the pages accessed, the domains from which visitors access the website and the browsers they use. This statistical data is not compared with your personal data which you have provided us with. The information is only evaluated anonymously and then deleted at regular intervals. These statistics help us to improve the performance of our websites.
We only use “cookies” as described in this section. A “cookie” contains information that is sent from our website to your browser; this then stores the information on your system. When cookies are used, our website can “memorise” information about you and your settings, either until you close the current browser window (in the case of temporary cookies) or until you deactivate or delete the cookie. Many users apply cookies because they are useful when navigating a website. Rest assured that cookies only contain as much data as you permit, and that they are unable to “force their way” into your hard disk or transfer personal or other data from your computer to the sender of the cookies.
We only use “cookies” in the following situations. The first situation relates to temporary cookies. We use temporary cookies in two cases. When you access our services via our online applications, our web server automatically sends a temporary cookie to your browser, which makes it easier for you to navigate our website. The only information contained in these temporary cookies is a point of reference that our software can use to determine which page should be displayed when you click the “Back” button on your browser. The cookie is deleted as soon as you close the current browser window. When you access one of our business partners via our website, our web server also sends a temporary cookie to your browser, which contains a “native code” for this business partner. We use this data for statistics and marketing purposes.
How we deal with the personal data collected and who we forward it to
The personal data we gain from you is exclusively used for the following purposes:
As a rule, we reply to all questions, requests for information on products and services as well as all other queries received by e-mail. We archive this correspondence in order to improve our products, services and website, as well as for our own business purposes. We frequently store contact details in order to send individuals updates or important information on our products and services, also by newsletter.
Support, replacement and acquisition of our products and services
We use the data communicated to us to inform you about support, replacements and the acquisition of our products and services. Furthermore, we forward the data communicated to us to associated companies, business partners or agencies of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG (within and outside the European Economic Area) so that they can contact you concerning support, replacement or the acquisition of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG products and services. Our associated companies, business partners or agencies may get in contact with you directly with regard to this matter.
Provision of interesting products and services
If at all, we only give the data communicated to us to trustworthy BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG business partners or suppliers (within or outside the European Economic Area) whose products or services in our view complement the products or services of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG and which could be of interest to you. Our trustworthy business partners or suppliers may get in contact with you directly.
Provision of products and services contained in the scope of services (when requesting certain services or certain management services)
Additional products or services of third-party companies are contained in the scope of services of certain services provided by BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG. For this reason, when purchasing such a service, we may possibly forward some or all of the data communicated to us in your request to third parties (within or outside the European Economic Area), so that they can make the product or service available and inform you about this product/service or upgrade. We assure you that agreements exist with these third-party suppliers of products and services that exclude the forwarding of data to third parties (in accordance with the Data Protection provisions).
Authentication of your identity
With certain services of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG it is necessary for us to compare some of the data in your application/order with the databases of third parties or another source of information from third parties. By doing so, we check your identity as well as other attributes, and also ensure that your identity is not being misused.
Obligatory disclosure and protection of licenses
Should there be a legal obligation to forward data to local, state, national or international government bodies or law enforcement agencies, we shall obey this obligation (for instance, we can disclose the identity of the purchaser of certain software products to the Export Control Agency, the Bureau of Export Administration, the US American Department of Commerce in accordance with our export licences). Moreover, we shall disclose data to third parties, should effective laws and provisions call for this. Furthermore, BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG can disclose information in order to check and prevent illegal activities or suspected fraud or to initiate countermeasures or to implement or apply the agreements and licencing rights of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG.
We occasionally ask our customers to provide data within the scope of a survey. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary; it is therefore up to the customer whether or not he wishes to provide this data. The data obtained in the surveys are used to monitor and improve the use of this website as well as to improve the services and products we offer.
Objections to future notifications
We occasionally inform our customers about new products, announcements, upgrades and updates, usually by newsletter. If you no longer wish to receive any notifications, contact us via the address given at the bottom of the data protection declaration or click on the appropriate “unsubscribe” button on the respective page. Please note that you cannot reject our notifications, or those sent on our behalf, on security, first-time use, expiry date, product improvements or services. If you have received a notification from one of our trustworthy partners or suppliers or if we have already forwarded your data to our trustworthy partners or suppliers, you may possibly have to inform them directly that you do not wish to receive any notifications in future.
Our security measures
The protection of all personal data we receive from visitors to our website and our customer is an important element of our corporate philosophy. We assure you that your personal data are protected from loss, misuse and alteration by our security measures. As with all transmissions via the internet, however, an element of risk remains when sending personal data. In order to minimise this risk, we encipher the data you communicate to us when ordering our products and services using the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).
Accessing, amending or updating your data
If you wish to change or correct your personal data or if you simply wish to know the content of your personal data stored with us, contact us via the address given at the bottom of the data protection declaration. If you use this function, your e-mail address will appear as the sender of the e-mail. Neither your e-mail address nor that of the receiver will be used for any other purposes.
All texts, photographs and graphics and the arrangements thereof portrayed on our website are protected by copyright and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may these objects be modified or reposted to other sites. Some website pages also contain images that are subject to the copyright of those who have placed them at our disposal.
Amendments to this data protection declaration
If fundamental amendments to this data protection declaration are made, these amendments will be announced on our website.
How to contact us or our Data Protection Officer
All customers and prospective customers of BU Power Systems GmbH & Co KG can reach us at:
BU Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG
T +49 (0) 54 51/50 40-0
F +49 (0) 54 51/50 40-100