Declaration on data privacy

and legal information

Declaration on data privacy

Use and sharing of personal data

We, BN Umwelt GmbH, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and comply with the provisions of data protection law. Personal data is collected on this website only to the extent necessary.

This data protection statement serves to inform you regarding the legal basis, purpose and scope of processing of the data we have collected.

In no case will the collected data be shared with third parties. Personal data will only be transferred to government institutions and authorities if required by national legal provisions or if the data must be shared for the purpose of legal action or criminal prosecution in connection with attacks on our network infrastructure. Personal data will not be shared with third parties for other purposes.

Access data/server log files

The provider of the web pages collects and saves information automatically in so-called server log files, which are automatically transferred to us by your browser. 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

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1f of the GDPR. The website provider has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – the server log files must be collected for this purpose.


Cookies are used on our website. Cookies are small files that are saved on your device when you visit our website. We use cookies to facilitate the use of our website (e.g. by recognising you when you return to our website, so that you do not have to re-enter any data), and for statistical purposes in order to improve the website. The data processed by means of cookies is required for the specified purposes for the protection of our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1f of the GDPR. Most of the temporary cookies we use (so-called “session cookies”) are automatically erased from your device once you finish using our website and/or when you close your browser. Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to recognise your computer during your next visit (so-called “persistent cookies”). Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can, however, configure your browser in such a way that cookies are not stored on your computer, or so that a notification appears each time before a new cookie is created, or you can install a cookie blocker as a browser add-on, e.g. Ghostery ( Completely deactivating cookies may, however, mean that you are no longer able to able to use all the functions on our website.

Google Analytics

This website uses the “Google Analytics” service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) for the analysis of website usage by users. The service uses “cookies” – text files which are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymisation is used on this website. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates any personal reference to your IP address. Under the terms of the contract data processing agreement, which website operators have entered into with Google Inc., the latter uses the information collected to compile an evaluation of website usage and activity, and to provide Internet-related services.

You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by configuring relevant settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all the features of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plugin to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link takes you to the corresponding plugin:

You can find more information on data usage by Google Inc. here:


When you contact us, you must provide your name and your email address so that we can process and respond to your inquiry. The provision of further information is optional. We only use the data you have submitted when contacting us to process your inquiry. The legal bases for data processing are Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1b of the GDPR, provided this is a precontractual measure, and Art. 6 para. 1a of the GDPR on the basis of your consent. The personal data collected here is erased if it is no longer necessary and its erasure does not violate any statutory storage duties.

Information regarding the data controller

The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:

BN Umwelt GmbH
Petridamm 26
D-18146 Rostock, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 381 63712-30

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, makes decisions on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).

Right of objection

At any time, you can object to the processing of your data vis-à-vis the controller with effect for the future. You can object by declaring this to the controller in written form or via email.

Information, erasure and correction

Within the scope of statutory provisions, you have the right to obtain, free of charge, information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, the right to rectification or deletion of such data at any time. If you have any further questions concerning the topic of personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you believe that the processing of the data relating to you is in breach of applicable data protection law, you may exercise your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority

In the event of a breach of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work or the location of the alleged breach. The right to complain is not affected by other administrative or statutory legal remedies.

Withdrawal of your consent

If the data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1a of the GDPR, you may, at any time, withdraw your consent vis-à-vis the controller with effect for the future (Art. 7 para. 3 of the GDPR). You can withdraw your consent by declaring such to the controller in written form or via email.

Right of modification

The further development of our website or changes to legal requirements may make it necessary to modify this data protection statement. The controller will inform the users of changes to data protection provisions in an appropriate manner. You can access and print out the current data protection statement at any time on this website.