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1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Bfz-Essen GmbH
Karolingerstraße 93
45141 Essen
Telephone: +49 (0) 201 3204-0
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly
with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal
data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express
consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An
informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before
we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

In the case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right of appeal to a supervisory authority within the scope of the GDPR.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent
or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a
third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the
direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done
to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

Our booking engine uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and
for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the
inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an
encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from
"http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's
address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot
be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with
information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored
as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been
processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or
deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our
legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the
context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending
promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The
website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if
unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Michael Gauss
Essener Arbeit- und Beschäftigungsgesellschaft mbH
Zipfelweg 15
45356 Essen
Telephone: +49 (0) 201 88722 12

4. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer
and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more
user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are
stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are
automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your
device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to
recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so
that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a
cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically
accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to
automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies
may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to
provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are
stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website
operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an
optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such
as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will
be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that
your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
  • These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

Basis for the data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the
DSGVO, which permits the processing of data in legitimate interest. In this
case the legitimate interest occurs in a safe and consistent operation of
the web server. To guarantee this, the administration has to identify and
understand attacks or malfunctions in the system with the help of the
server’s log files. For further identification of patterns in the attacks these
log files have to be saved for a certain amount of time (in this case a
maximum of 80 days). When the data is no longer needed, it will be

5. Plugins and tools

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This
information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and
stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing
and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This
constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data
protection declaration of Google at: