As a matter of principle, the Federal Union of the Franchise Industry (hereinafter referred to as BFW) considers information about users of the BFW website to be particularly worthy of protection and will use it confidentially and only in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.
Personal data is information about the identity of a person and the company, such as company name, surname, first name, function, address, e-mail address and telephone/cell phone number. Such data is requested when registering to use the BFW website.
Collection, processing and use of personal data
If name, telephone numbers, e-mail address or other personal data are collected, processed and used for special actions, you will be informed of this at the appropriate place. If personal data is collected, processed and used, the provisions of data protection law will be observed. In particular, the data will be treated confidentially. Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties unless express consent has been given or there is an obligation to disclose such data, for example due to a court order or official directive. If personal data is collected, processed or used directly by providers of this website, it is the responsibility of the respective provider to use this data confidentially in compliance with data protection regulations and only in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. The respective providers usually have their own data protection statements. Please inform yourself on the pages of the providers about their respective data protection practices.
Example cases for the collection, processing and use of personal data by this website:
Registration to this website is linked to the automatic sending of the regular information service to the specified e-mail address. If you no longer need the information service, deactivate it in your profile or unsubscribe here.
If you use services that require the provision of personal data, only the data that is required to provide you with these services will be collected, processed and used.
No liability for Internet sites of partners
BFW has no influence on the design and content of the linked pages and dissociates itself from all contents of the linked pages and does not adopt the contents, texts, graphics, etc. as its own. This declaration applies to all available links to external pages under the URL bfw-franchise.eu.
BFW is committed to the security and protection of your data. Appropriate technical and organizational procedures have been put in place to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to ensure the accuracy of the data, and to ensure the authorized use of the data. Nevertheless, BFW cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the disclosure of your data due to errors in data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties.
For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to BFW as the site operator, the pages of BFW use SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to this website cannot be read by third parties.
The pages of BFW partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to save your login data and to make the offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies used are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website is limited. The user login only works with cookies enabled.
Right to information, deletion, blocking
You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Contradiction advertising mails
The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information materials not expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
Modification of the privacy guidelines
The right is reserved to change this privacy guidelines at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.
On this website, data is collected and stored for optimization purposes using Matomo, an open-source web analysis tool. The information generated is stored on the provider's server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored. The information generated about the use of this website is not passed on to third parties. Tracking cookies are not used for web analysis. The data is not used for purposes other than optimisation. Visitors are not tracked across multiple websites. A user cannot be tracked over several days within the same website.