Privacy Policy

Date: June 2016

1. General information
The Toernell & Bluecher GmbH as the operator of these sites takes your privacy seriously. We collect, process and use your personal data exclusively to the extent that is legally permissible and necessary for the realization of contracts. We share the data exclusively for contract implementation with our tax consultants, the bank, shippers and other service providers. Apart from that, your data will not be shared with third parties or used for other purposes unless we are legally obliged to do so or we have your consent.

2. Marketing consent
Only with your consent will we use your address and contact details to send you our own advertisements, newsletters or customer information (advertising purposes). You can cancel your consent at any time by sending your declaration by e-mail to [email protected]. Once we receive your e-mail we will not continue to use your personal details for marketing purposes.

3. Contact form
Whenever you use the contact form to send us a request, we will save your data from the request form as well as the contact details entered in the form for the purpose of handling your current and possible future requests.

4. Marketing purposes, newsletter distribution
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, you have to send us your e-mail address and information so that we can verify that you are the owner of the email address together with a declaration that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it to third parties. You can cancel at any time your consent to use your data and email address to send you newsletters, for example by using the “unsubscribe” link.

5. Use of our website
You can use our website without providing personal data. To allow us to collect any of your personal data (for example name, address or email addresses) on our website is voluntary. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

6. Google Analytics
This website uses features of Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis on how you are using the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will usually be transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. In case you activate the IP anonymization on this website your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or other Contracting States of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activity and to fulfill other website and internet related services for the website operator. Your IP address that has been transmitted via your web browser to Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent these cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in that case you may perhaps not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available on the following link:

7. Facebook plugins (“Like” button)
We have implemented on our website plugins of the social network Facebook. The provider is: Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize these Facebook-Plugins whenever you see the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. Here you can find an overview on the Facebook plugins: .
When visiting our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This way Facebook will receive the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. When clicking on the Facebook “Like” button while being logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This way, Facebook is able to relate your visit on our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as provider of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their usage by Facebook. Please find further information on this topic in the privacy statement of Facebook under: .
If you do not want Facebook to link your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.

8. Google +1
Our website uses features of Google +1. Provider is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and sharing of information: with help of the Google +1 button, you can publish information across the world. You and other users get personalized content through the Google +1 button from Google and our partners. Google will save the information that you give +1 for content, as well as the information about the page that you viewed when you were clicking on +1. Your +1 can be displayed as references along with your name and profile photo in Google services, such as in search results, in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google takes record of information on your +1 activities for the purpose of improving Google services for you and other people. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible public Google profile, which must contain at least a chosen profile name. This name will be used in all the Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have been using while sharing content through your Google account. It is possible to show the identity of your Google profile to users who know your e-mail address or other information that may identify you. Usage of the collected information: apart from the above described purposes of use, the information you provide will be used according with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may perhaps publish aggregated statistics on the +1 activities of the users or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

9. Xing
Our website uses features of the XING network. Provider: XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With each retrieval of one of our pages that contains features of Xing, a connection will be established to servers from Xing. As far as we are informed, personal data is not saved in this process. There are particularly no savings of IP addresses or evaluations of usage behavior. You can find further information on privacy protection and the Xing Share button in the privacy policy of Xing under

10. Twitter
Usage of Twitter Plugins (f.e. “Twitter” button)
We use on our website Social Plugins (“Plugins”) of the microblogging service
Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103,
USA (“Twitter”). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo for example in the shape of a blue “Twitter bird”. Here you can find an overview on Twitter plugins and how they look like: . When visiting a page of our website that contains this plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter servers. Twitter transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser and integrates it into the site. With this process, Twitter receives the information that your browser has accessed the respective page of our website, even if you have no profile on Twitter or are just not logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is transferred directly from your browser to a Twitter server in the US where it will be saved. If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter is able to relate your visit on our website directly to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the “Twitter” button, the corresponding information will also be transmitted directly to a Twitter server and saved there. In addition, the information will be published on your Twitter account and be visible for your contacts. For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by Twitter and your corresponding rights and ways to protect your privacy by changing the settings, please see the privacy notice of Twitter: . If you do not want Twitter to link the data collected through our website directly to your Twitter account, you have to log out from Twitter before visiting our website. With add-ons for your browser, you can completely prevent the loading of Twitter plugins, for example, with the script blocker “NoScript” ( ).

11. Information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to receive information about the details of your personal data saved by us (Toernell & Bluecher GmbH), where it came from and who received it, as well as the purpose of the data handling. You can ask for this information free of charge and at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. You can contact us for this purpose or for any further questions you may have related to personal data at any time by using the address indicated in the website imprint.