Data Privacy Statement

Declaration on data protection

The BLL has set itself the target of providing an informative website to you, while respecting your right of informational self-determination and ensuring the protection of your privacy. We consider following the data protection regulations a matter of course. We take the security of data on the internet seriously. We comply with the data protection legislation and use your data only for the purposes for which you have given us your consent.

Personal data

Generally, you can use our website without disclosing your identity. If you send us an email or a message via our contact form, your message and your email address will only be used to correspond with you. The processing of your message may require forwarding it to the person responsible within the BLL. Disclosure to third parties does not occur. In singular cases, e.g. the use of our online services, it may be necessary for us to collect, process, and use your personal data. Please note the respective privacy policy in the given cases.
Data based on usage

By visiting our website, session data is transmitted to us. This includes information such as screen resolution, browser version, operating system, language, used plug-ins, the origin by country/regions, and regarding search engines. The stored data is used for statistical purposes only. Disclosure to third parties or a user-based evaluation does not take place.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

Personal data is only collected, if you transmit them voluntarily, e.g. as part of a contact request, or a registration for personalized services. When registering for personalized services, the submitted personal data will be processed only with your consent and for the demand-oriented functioning of electronic services. For a smooth processing of your request and for any necessary inquiries and complaints, we need some mandatory information about your person and the aim of contacting. This relates to the:
  • Contact form
  • Order form for newsletter
  • Order form for publications


Some of our web pages use so-called “cookies“. These are small text files that are saved on your device and in which information for re-identification is documented. These are set at login to authenticate the users during their active session. You can delete cookies form your device at any time and use our website without cookies for the most part.

Data analysis with Google Analytics „anonymizeIp“

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 truncate/anonymize the last octet of 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. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

Data analysis with Piwik

This website uses the open-source software Piwik for statistical web analytics.
The resulting information is processed and evaluated only within the BLL. Collected data will not be disclosed to third parties. They are solely for identification and improvement of relevant website content.

IP-addresses will be anonymized in this context immediately after processing and before storage. Piwik is configured according to the recommendations of the Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD) Schleswig-Holstein and followst he applicable data protection regulations.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and only for the purposes described above. You can prevent the use of analysis by Piwik with the following button.

Prevent usage analysis by Piwik

Socialshareprivacy: Two-click sharing buttons

On our website we use the jQuery plugin “socialshareprivacy”. Socialshareprivacy is a two-stage solution that will only transmit data to external network platforms with the consent of the user, also known as “two-klick method”.

Thereby we provide you with an increased data privacy since data are not transmitted to the operators of network platforms (here: Facebook, Twitter, Google+) already by visiting our web pages.

After activating the sharing buttons by a click the following statements apply respectively:

Use of Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook 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 Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
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:
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.

Use of the +1 button of Google+

This website uses the “+1” button of the Google Plus social network, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognizable from the “+1” symbol on a white or colored background.
If you open a webpage with such a button on our Internet site, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The content of the “+1” button is sent by Google directly to your browser and integrated by Google into the webpage. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data that Google collects using the button but assume that this includes your IP address. Further data is collected and processed by Google from members logged into Google +.
The purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google and your related rights and privacy options can be found in Google’s privacy policy regarding the “+1” button:

Use of Twitter buttons

This website uses Twitter-Buttons (e.g. "Twitter this", "Twitter", "Follow @twitter") provided by the service Twitter, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
When a user visits a page of this website that contains a Twitter button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the Twitter-Button's content to user's browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Twitter to receive information about the user having accessed the respective page of this website. Thus the Service Provider have no influence on the data gathered by Twitter and informs users according to its state of knowledge: In accordance to Twitter, its buttons doesn't collect any personally identifiable data on users. If you are a Twitter member and do not want Twitter to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Twitter, please log off from Twitter and delete all Twitter related cookies in your browser before entering our website. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Twitter, as well as user's rights in this respect and settings options for protecting user's privacy please visit Twitter's privacy policy:

Registered members (internal member area)

Only registered users have access to the internal part of our website. On request, login information (user name and password) will be sent to the user by us. The user receives a automatically generated password which should be changed to a password of choice after the first login. The passwords are not visible to us. When logging in, the visit of the user is counted. This is solely for statistical purposes.

Website visitors with access to the internal part of our website have to login with their user name and password. If you do so, a cookie will be stored locally on your device that allows a re-login without re-entering your login information. The cookie is valid for four weeks. Disabling this function on our website or within the settings of your browser is possible. The cookie has only the purpose to simplify your use of our website, e.g., by automatically filling in the order form with your name and address when ordering.

Right of withdrawal on data use

You always have the right to object to the use of your data. Please contact us to change or delete your data.

Right of access to personal data

If you want to be informed about the data that is stored with your visit on our website, please contact us.

As at: 01.10.2014
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