Privacy Statement

We thank you for visiting our website, subdomains and integrated third-party websites on which our services are provided and also for using our mobile applications and web services (hereinafter referred to as ‘websites') operated by Bauverlag BV GmbH ('Bauverlag’). The protection of your personal data is of the highest importance for us. This privacy statement is intended to inform you of the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your personal data for the use of our services. You can access this privacy statement at any time on our websites and under the menu item ‘privacy statement’ in the mobile application.


1.         Collection, Processing and Use of Data

1.1.      Bauverlag collects, processes and uses your personal data in compliance with the data privacy regulations of Germany. We collect personal data for the purpose for which the data was entrusted to us in the process of using our services, especially in the placement of an order, creating a customer account or the use of mobile applications. We use your personal data to fulfill and process your requests.

1.2.      When you visit our public parts of our websites, we collect and store your data anonymously on a temporary basis e.g. anonymous IP address, date and time of access, the amount of data transmitted as well as the internet site the demand originates from (referrer) and the product name and version number of the browser being used (User-Agent). We need this data to enable the access and use of our services. It is not possible to draw any conclusions from this data about a specific person. The data listed is exclusively used for statistical purposes and error analysis and will be deleted thereafter.

1.3.      In the protected areas of our websites, we collect and store for a short period of time the following information such as, an error analysis, the volume of data transferred, user name of the user account as well as fault messages.

1.4.      Registration is required for the individualized use of our services on our websites and of our mobile applications. When the customer registers for the use of our services (fee-based or free of charge), we collect your e-mail address, the password of your choice and the country you register from. When using our paid services, you are asked to give your first and last name and address. Your personal data is used only for its intended purpose. Furthermore, in the course of using the services it is possible to provide further data on a voluntary basis. You may change the data that you entered at the registration process in your user account at any time.

1.5.      When you contact us per e-mail or phone, we will use your contact details to process your requests and follow-up questions to the extent it is permissible by law. Occasionally, we may use your personal data to inform you per email about important news such as, notifications about the modifications of the General Terms of Use and our services to the extent it is possible by law. Furthermore, we use your data to respond to your wishes, questions and reviews.

1.6.      We use your postal and e-mail address for promotional purposes, as far as it is legally permissible. You can object to this use at any time by e-mail at or in writing and for free with the exception of the transmission costs.


2.         Use of Data for the Newsletter Subscription

When you register for our electronic newsletter, we will use your data to send you the newsletter. We store your IP-address and the date of registration for the newsletter. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by unsubscribing the newsletter.


3.         Use of Mobile Applications

3.1.      When using our mobile applications, your mobile device’s encrypted device ID (UDID, IMEI, SIM) may be transmitted in order to make this application available on the concrete device. This data is necessary for us to provide you with service and support. In addition, we automatically collect details of the start and end of its use, called transactions (URLs) and transmitted and/or generated data to analyse faults, performance and called transactions (URLs). If you use location-based services, we will need your prior consent for the collection and use of location data. You may revoke the access to your location data at any time in the settings of your mobile applications. When you remove the mobile application from your mobile device, personal data will no longer be collected.

3.2.      When the mobile application of the Bauverlag is provided in cooperation with application providers, the application provider may ask you to consent to their own general terms of use and privacy statement for its use. Bauverlag does not review and/or check terms of application providers. Please note that application providers can define the manner of use of the mobile application of the Bauverlag. For additional information, please see the general terms of use and privacy statement of the respective application provider.


4.         Transfer of Data

4.1.      In principle, your data is exclusively collected and used for its intended purpose. Your personal data will be transferred without your prior consent only in the following cases.

4.2.      We will transfer the necessary information to external service providers if we are dependent upon them to fulfil your order e.g. transport, support, payment process and for the transmission for permissible promotional activities. External service providers are carefully chosen and will be regularly reviewed to ensure that your data will be used in accordance with the provision of data protection law.

4.3.      We will transfer personal data to prosecution authorities or violated third parties when it is necessary for the investigation of an illegal use or for the prosecution. This happens only when there are concrete indications of illegal or abusive conduct. We may also pass your data to third parties in order to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements. Bauverlag is obliged by law and/or by enforceable official or judicial arrangement to transmit personal information to public authorities upon request e.g. to prosecution authorities or fiscal authorities.

4.4.      We will transmit data and/or information to our German affiliated companies within the DOCUgroup ( for further development of our products and services if you give us your prior consent or to the extent it is permitted by law. You may revoke your consent at any time.


5.         Storage and Deletion of Data 

If your data is no longer required for the purposes mentioned above, it is deleted. You may delete your account at any time per email or by using the appropriate features in your account. After the deletion of your account, the respective data will be blocked and deleted after the legal retention periods have expired, unless you have explicitly consented to a further use of your data or such a use is legally permissible. 


6.         Cookies

6.1.       We use session and persistent cookies in order to provide you with optimal service and to enable the use of certain features. Cookies are small files that are placed on your device.

6.2.       Session cookies are limited in time and recognize data as a so-called session ID. The session cookie is used in order to identify several requests on our websites and mobile applications to the same user. Session cookies will be deleted upon termination of your session. The session cookies are also used for market-research purposes. The data is made anonymous so that it does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about individual persons. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your internet browser to erase them. When you choose to decline cookies you may not be able to use all of our services without restrictions.  

6.3.       Persistent cookies remain on your device after you have left our website or mobile application. Persistent cookies enable us to recognize your browser at your next visit and to facilitate the use in the protected areas. Bauverlag uses the persistent cookies for a period of three months for non-personalized statistics in order to improve its services. Personal data will not be evaluated. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your internet browser to erase them. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use all of our services without restrictions.


7.         Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). 
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will anonymize the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. When you choose to decline cookies you may not be able to you all our services without restrictions. Further, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under


8.         Social Plugins

We use so-called social plugins of different social networks like Facebook, Google+, Xing and Twitter. You can use these features to share or recommend content with your friends within the respective social networks. Using social plugins like e.g. the Facebook Like-Button, the Google+ Button or Twitter, personal data may be collected in the following ways.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. The social network directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling the social network to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide the social network with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into the social network, your visit can be assigned to your social network account. If you interact with the respective plugins or sharing content, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to your social network and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into the social network, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to the social network.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy:

Please note that the collected data by social plugins are only exchanged between the browser and the operator of the social network. We have no knowledge of the content of the collected and transmitted data. Against that background we encourage you to read the respective privacy policy of the operator of the social network

We use the so called Like-Button from Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 Ireland. The privacy policy of Facebook can be found under

The Google+ Button is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The privacy policy of Google can be found under

Twitter is provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600,0, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The privacy policy of Twitter can be found under

The „Pin it“-Button is provided by Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The privacy policy of Pinterest can be found under

Plugins of Tumblr are provided by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, New York, NY 10010, USA. The privacy policy of Tumblr can be found under


9.         Reach Measurement

Our services use the “Scalable Centralized Measurement System” (SZM) for determining statistical parameters on the use of our Internet site. This process makes anonymous measurements. To recognize computer systems, SZM reach measurement uses either a cookie with the identification “” or a signature created from various information automatically transferred by your computer. IP addresses are not saved in this process, are used only in anonymized form (shortened) and are deleted immediately after processing. The aim of reach measurement is to statistically evaluate the use of websites. Individual users are not identified at any time and your identity is always protected. You do not receive any advertising over the system.

For web offers of members of IVW or participants in the AGOF “internet facts” study, the use statistics are published monthly by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V. (AGOF – Online Research Study Group), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V. ( – Media Analysis Study Group) and the Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern (IVW e.V. – Association for Information on Advertising Media Coverage), and can be seen at, and Besides the publication of measurement data, IVW checks the SZM process regularly for use in compliance with the rules and data protection regulations.

More information about the SZM process is available on the website of INFOnline GmbH (, which operates the SZM process. You can cancel data processing by SZM via the following link:


10.    Piwik

This website uses Piwik, which is a web analysis service. Piwik uses cookies. These are text files stored on the user’s computer and enable Bauverlag to analyse user traffic on the website and to improve its services. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted to the Bauverlag server and stored for usage-analysis purposes. This helps Bauverlag to optimize its website. The user’s IP address is automatically anonymized in this process so that the user remains anonymous. The information on the usage of this website generated by the cookie is not transmitted to third parties. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


11.       Adserver

For online advertising placement we use Adserver of Adspirit GmbH, Ebertstr. 2, 10117 Berlin. For the optimization of advertising campaigns we use cookies that do not collect personal data but collect details of the type of browser, the operating system and date and time of the advertising delivery. Further information are provided on the privacy policy of Adserver under


12.       Technical Safety, Encryption Data

12.1.   In order to protect your personal data against manipulation, loss, deletion or unauthorised access, Bauverlag uses ongoing technical and organizational protection measures.

12.2.                Information that is transferred on the internet is normally not encrypted. All data you enter on the user account of our websites and/or mobile applications is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer).


13.       Links to External Websites

Our offer may contain links to external websites. Your personal data will not be passed on when accessing external websites. When you access external websites, the privacy policy of the respective operator applies.


14.       Rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection 

14.1.  You have the right to receive information free of charge about the stored data as well as correction, blocking or deletion of incorrect data, if necessary, as long as the deletion does not conflict with any retention periods. For that purpose, please contact or Bauverlag’s postal address. 


14.2.    By registering and/or using our services, you consent to the collection and use of your data to improve our services, service functions and to contact and send communication, evaluate user conduct, for advertising purposes, customer support and customized services. Please note that you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by e-mail to or to Bauverlag’s postal address. The revocation is free of charge (with the exception of the transmission costs). If you do not consent or revoke your consent with effect for the future, please note that a personalized use of our services may not be possible.


15.       Change of Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this Privacy Statement so that it continually meets the current legal requirements or in order to incorporate changes to our services. Any future amended Privacy Statements will apply for your next visit of our websites and/or mobile applications.


16.       Contact for Questions on Privacy

For further questions regarding our privacy policy and for information, correction, blocking, deletion, revocation and objection to a certain kind of data use, please refer to Bauverlag under or to its postal address.


17.       Online dispute resolution for consumers

The European Commission offers an online dispute resolution for consumers ( Please note that we do not participate in the dispute resolution before a consumer dispute resolution body.


Last modified:     February 2017


Bauverlag BV GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 62
33330 Gütersloh


Tel.: +49 (0)5241 2151-1000
Fax: +49 (0)5241 2151-1999


Legal Representative: Karl-Heinz Müller
Commercial Register: HRB 4172, Local Court Gütersloh

Value added tax identification no.: DE813382417