Data privacy statement

1. Basic information pursuant to Art. 13/14 GDPR

The controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is  Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V. (BV Glas), Hansaallee 203, 40549 Düsseldorf, Tel.: +49 (0)211 90227820, e-mail:, represented by its Director General Dr Johann Overath. 


2. Scope of validity
This data privacy statement explains the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data that the Federal Association of the German Glass Industry (BV Glas) collects and uses when people visit this website pursuant to the Federal Data Protection Act, the German Telemedia Act, the General Data Protection Regulation and the ePrivacy Regulation.
BV Glas takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and all personal data are treated as confidential in accordance with the effective data protection laws.
Please remember that data transmissions over the internet are never entirely secure. Comprehensive protection against third party intervention is not feasible.


3. Type and purpose of data processing

a)     Website use

Every visit to our website and every access of a file on the website is logged. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6 (1) f GDPR. The information that is logged is used for internal system-based and statistical purposes. The following information is logged:

•    Name of the file being accessed
•    Date and time of access
•    Volume of data transmitted
•    Successful access message
•    Web browser
•    Operating system used
•    IP address

b)      Members section log in

BV Glas only collects personal data for use of the members section of its website. This data includes name, job title, company and e-mail address.

When you register, you consent to the use of your personal data for access to the members section.
You have the right to revoke your consent with future effect at any time. 

c)       Association activities, particularly committee work

BV Glas represents its member companies’ interests and advises them within the scope fulfilling its statutory duties. In particular, it hosts and invites participants to committee meetings on various topic areas.

BV Glas requires and processes the personal data of member company employees for this purpose. These are generally contact data in order to include people in e-mail distribution lists or to respond to requests for information or clarification. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

d)      Contact outside this website

If you provide us with your personal data by presenting us with a business card, contacting us by e-mail or by other means, or if we have obtained your data from public sources, we process and store your data electronically. This is for the purpose of communicating with you on issues of relevance to the association. We store your data until the information interest no longer applies.

4. Cookies
This website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your computer or device and accessed by your browser. We use cookies to improve the security of this website and the user experience. If you continue to use this website, you agree to accept our cookies.
You can change the settings in most browsers to block cookies. However, if you do block cookies you may not be able to use all the functions on this website.


5. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). The legal basis is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. Google Analytics uses cookies (small text files) which are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your user of the website includes
•    Browser type/version
•    Operating system used
•    Referrer URL
•    IP address
•    Time that the site is accessed
and it is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. The “anonymizelP” function has been activated for Google Analytics on our website. This truncates your IP address so that all data is anonymized.  The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in specific, exceptional cases.
At the request of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the way you use this website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide additional services connected to website use and internet use to the website operator. You can set your browser to prevent it from saving cookies, but we would like to point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.
You can also download and install the browser plugin available at the following link ( to prevent the cookie-generated data that discloses your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being collected and transmitted to Google and prevent Google from processing this data. As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly on mobile devices, you can prevent data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your data from being collected in future when you visit the website. The opt-out cookie is stored on your device. It only applies to this browser and our website. If you delete cookies in this browser you will have to set the opt-out cookie again. [You can find information on disabling the Google Analytics tracking code here:].
We also use Google Analytics for statistical analysis of Doubleclick cookies and AdWords. If you would like to opt out, turn off personalised ads (
You can find further information about data privacy in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics help section (

6. Your Rights

a)     Right to obtain information

You have the right under the GDPR to know about the type and scope of personal data concerning you which is being stored, how it was obtained and for what purpose it is used.

b)       Right of revocation/right to object

You have the right to obtain the rectification or erasure of your personal data, the right to restrict its processing and the right to object to the processing of your data by BV Glas at any time. You also have the right to data portability.

If you have provided your personal data to us on a consent basis, you have the right to revoke your consent with future effect at any time. The personal data concerning you which we store is also deleted when you leave the company that is a member of BV Glas.

If you withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data or object to the use of your data, this does not affect the lawfulness of processing up to the time of consent withdrawal.

7. Further questions
If you have any further questions on this data privacy statement please contact We’ll be happy to answer them!


Bundesverband Glasindustrie e.V.
Hansaallee 203
40549 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 (0)211/ 902278 - 20
E-Mail: info(at)