Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Statement

The protection of your personal data is important to us. We strictly comply with the data privacy act when handling your personal data. 

In the following, we would like to inform you how we use your personal data and what it means for you when you visit our website http://www.warsteiner-gruppe.de/.

Service provider and responsible authority in terms of the relevant data protection regulations is the Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer KG, Domring 4-10, 59581 Warstein.

1. What is personal data?

Personal data refers to any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes inventory data, such as address, telephone number and email address. Non-personal data is data which has no relation to an identifiable person, such as anonymized data of usage and service processes.

2. Anonymous usage as well as collection, processing and utilization of access and personal data

In general, you can surf anonymously the internet sites of the warsteiner-gruppe.de. If you do not enter any personal data, we do not collect and record any personal data during your visit at warsteiner-gruppe.de. When you visit our website warsteiner-gruppe.de, our webserver records certain technical data (so-called access data) in so-called log files such as

– Name of the accessed file

- Date and time of request

- IP address of accessing computer

- Browser type and version

– User’s operating system

- URL of the last page accessed by user

- Amount of transferred data 

– Status of request (successful Yes/No)

The IP addresses recorded in our log files are only intended to better analyze and resolve any error incidents that might occur while accessing our websites available on our servers, to technically and editorially improve and optimize the provided websites, and for forensic analysis when necessary. For instance, the information about failed requests helps identify broken links. No statistical assessments and/or user profiles based on the data recorded in the log files are created.



The website warsteiner-gruppe.de provides the possibility to send inquiries to the Warsteiner Brewery through a contact form. The data collected for this purpose is only used for replying to the inquiry and is only transferred within the company. To be able to send an inquiry via the contact form, the following data must be entered:

– Subject of inquiry

– First and last name

– Telephone number

- Email address

– If applicable, street and number

- If applicable, zip code and town

Some services that can be accessed on warsteiner-gruppe.de may require a separate registration. We only use this personal data collected during this registration, if you make the data available to us during your registration or in the course of the contractual relationship.



During the registration for certain services, Warsteiner may ask to enter additional personal data to make the service available to the user (e.g. an email address for the newsletter). We collect and use such data to the extent that it is necessary for substantiation, editorial design or for changes of a contractual relationship.



Apart from this, any data that goes beyond this and has been submitted by the user, is only used if and to the extent that the user has granted consent or if a legal authorization for the usage exists. Regarding the extent of such a possible consent, the user will be clearly informed about it during the registration for the specific service. We are logging your consent. If needed, we will inform you when and how you gave your consent. If you do not give your consent, we ask for your understanding that in certain cases you may not be able to participate in a particular service.

3. Links to other websites, use of cookies, Google Analytics, social plug-ins

a) Hyperlinks
The website warsteiner-gruppe.de contains links to the websites of other providers with whom we are not associated. Once you click on any of these links, Warsteiner no longer has any influence over which data is collected and used by these providers. You will find more details about the data collection and data usage in the data privacy statement of the respective providers. Because data collection and processing by third parties is by nature outside of our control, we cannot assume any responsibility for it.

b) Cookies
We use cookies on our website to create an attractive design and to make the use of certain functions available.

Cookies are text files, which are temporarily or permanently stored by the user’s browser on the user’s computer. Temporary cookies ensure the consistency of the communication process. Permanent cookies are used to recognize a user. For instance, a permanent cookie is set if the user selects the function “stay logged in on this computer.” With the help of a cookie, the website recognizes at a later visit to the site that it is the same computer which shall be automatically logged in.


You can control if your browser shall use cookies. All browser programs allow the deactivation or deletion of cookies. However, functions that require the recognition of cookies will either no longer or only partially be available. As a result, the functionality of the website is reduced, if cookies are deactivated; this may include the possibility to logon as a user.

c) Google Analytics
We use the web analysis tool Google Analytics.

 

Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. (“Google”). Warsteiner-gruppe.de uses Google Analytics only with the function “anonymizeIP.” With this function, the last 8-bit byte of an IP address is removed. This makes it absolutely impossible for anyone to correctly identify your Internet connection. Furthermore, an individual mapping is also impossible. Google Analytics uses cookies (see aforementioned b. Cookies) to allow your use of the website warsteiner-gruppe.de to be analyzed. The information about your use of the website that is generated by the cookie (visiting time, referring sources, details about the system configurations and your provider, including your abbreviated IP address) is transferred to one of Google’s servers in the U.S.A where it is stored.


Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports for us about the website activities, and to provide further services relating to website and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, if this is prescribed by law or if third parties do contract data processing for Google. Google will on no account link your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Further information on Google Inc. and Google Analytics can be found at: (http://www.google.com). Google’s data privacy declaration is available at: http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information.

You can prevent the acceptance of new cookies by changing your browser settings accordingly (see aforementioned b. Cookies). In addition, you may object to your data being collected, stored and used by Google Analytics at any time. To object to the data collection by Google Analytics and to deactivate it, you need a browser add-on.  This add-on communicates with the Googles Analytics JavaScript to indicate that information about your website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. You need to download and install the add-on.  Further information how to deactivate Google Analytics as well as information about downloading the add-on can be found at  http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. The web analysis will remain deactivated as long as the Google add-on is not deactivated or deleted. Therefore, please do not delete the add-on as long as the web analysis is not wanted. The add-on is used per browser and per computer. If you access warsteiner-gruppe.de with different browsers, you need to install the add-on separately to each browser.

4. Transferring personal data

A transfer of personal data only occurs in so far as it is listed in this data privacy declaration, if the purpose of the contract requires it, if you have given your explicit consent and/or if a legal permission for it exists.

5. Data Privacy

We take technical and organizational safety measures to ensure that the personal data of the user is protected against loss, meddling or unauthorized third-party access. In any case, on our end only authorized persons have access to your personal data, and then only to the extent required for the above-mentioned purposes.

All employees of the Warsteiner Brewery and their agents are, to the extent that they are handling personal data, obligated to data privacy.

6. Erasure and blocking of data

Upon completion and complete processing of the inquiries via the contact form on warsteiner-gruppe.de, your collected data will be blocked from further use and deleted upon expiration of possible existing regulations, unless you give your consent for further use of your data.

7. Information and correction

In reply to a written request or request per email (for address see section 8 below), the Warsteiner Brewery provides immediate information free of charge about the data recorded for the inquiring person. At the request of the user, the information is provided in writing by mail or by electronic means. Prior to releasing the information, the Warsteiner Brewery may insist on the submission of documents that verify the identity and authenticity of the inquiring person.

8. Revoking your consent

If you have consented to your personal data being used, you may at any time send us a declaration of revocation effectively disallowing further use.

Please contact our data protection supervisor for questions and inquiries or in case of revocation of your consent:

Warsteiner Brauerei Haus Cramer KG
Datenschutzbeauftragter
Domring 4-10
59581 Warstein
Germany

Email: info@warsteiner.com

Status:  March 17, 2014