Data Protection Policy of BDLI

July 2015

We take protecting your data seriously

Thank you for visiting our website. We are delighted that you are interested in our association and our services. We take protecting your personal data very seriously, and we want you to feel secure with regard to the information you give us when you visit our website. For us, complying with German data security law is a matter of course.

We want you to know what data we collect at BDLI while you are visiting our website, when we collect it and how we use this information. We have taken technical and organisational measures that ensure that data protection regulations are observed by us and by any service providers we work together with.

Personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. This includes your name, your address and telephone number, and your email address. You don’t have to divulge personal information in order to be able to use our internet site. But in some cases we need your name and address, and further information so that we can provide you with the services you require. The same applies when we want to give you information material you have ordered, or when we need to answer your questions. We will always tell you when this is necessary. We only store or process data you have provided us voluntarily.

Using your personal data

As a rule, we only use the personal data you have provided us with to answer your queries or to provide you with access to specific information. We, or one of the service providers we work with, may also want to use this information to provide you with information about our services, or about products that may interest you. We never give personal information to third parties or use it for other purposes.

Using your personal information for specific purposes

The personal information you provided us with will only be used for the specific purpose requested by you. We will not give your details to third parties without your permission. Personal data is only shared with public authorities and government institutions when this is stipulated by law, or when we are forced to do so by a court of law. Our staff and any service providers we work with are bound to confidentiality and to observing the regulations of the Federal German Data Protection laws.

Automatically collected non-personal data

When you visit our website, we store certain information for administration and technical reasons. These are: the name of the site visited, the browser and operation system used, the date and time of access, the search engine used, the name and IP address of downloaded files. This data remains anonymous and it is used solely for statistical purposes and to improve our website and online services. This anonymous data is stored separately from personal data on  secure systems and allows no inference on individual persons. This means that your personal details are protected at all times.


If you visit our website, we might store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are sent from an internet server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Only the internet protocol address is stored in this process, and no personal data is involved. The information stored on cookies means you will be automatically recognised next time you use our website, so you will find our site easier to navigate.

You can, of course, visit our website without using cookies. If you don’t want us to recognise your computer next time you visit us, you can prevent cookies from being stored simply by setting your browser to “do not accept cookies.” Find out how to do this in your browser’s operating instructions. If you do choose not to accept cookies, you may have difficulty in accessing certain parts of our site. 


Children under the age of 18 should not pass any information on to us without the permission of their parents or guardians. We never request personal data from children or under-aged persons. 


We have put technical and administrative safety measures in place in order to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and service providers are bound by the Federal Data Protection regulations.

Links/ Facebook/ Twitter

Links from our website to other websites are not covered by this data protection declaration. We do our best to ensure that any links on our site meet up to our standards. However, we have no control over the content of these sites and cannot guarantee that they comply with our date protection standards. We therefore advise you to check the data protection declarations on the sites you visit.

As part of our website under the domain so-called social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from the social network are used which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304; USA, and from Twitter 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA. The plugins are indicated by the Facebook or Twitter logo or by the “Facebook/ Twitter Social Plugin” description. A
Clicking this button will send datas to Facebook/ Twitter.

If logged into Facebook/ Twitter, Facebook/ Twitter can associate your visit with your Facebook/ Twitter account. The reason for and scope of the data acquisition and information about the way in which the data is processed and used by Facebook/ Twitter, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebooks/ Twitter privacy policy.

Changes to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to alter our data safety and protection regulations if and when this becomes necessary as a result of  new technology. In these cases, we will alter the data protection advice. Please make sure that you always use the current version of the data protection regulations. 

Right to information

Please contact us at any time if you want to know what kind of personal data we have stored about you. To receive this information, please write to

BDLI Data Protection
Friedrichstrasse 60
10117 Berlin

or send an email to

Right of objection

In addition, you may at any time withdraw your permission for us to collect and store your personal data. If you want to do this, please write to

BDLI Data Protection
Friedrichstrasse 60
10117 Berlin

or send an email to

Questions, Suggestions, Complaints

If you have any questions about this data protection declaration or about the processing of your personal details, you can contact our data security inspector:
Ms. Claudia Schmidt-Nitz
Friedrichstrasse 60
10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (30) 20 61 40 35

She will be glad to help you if you need information or have any