BDSI Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is of the utmost importance to the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (hereinafter referred to as the “BDSI”). This privacy policy covers what personal data of yours is gathered on the website and how the BDSI uses and, if necessary, transmits such data.

The BDSI processes personal data in compliance with the Data Protection Directive of the European Union, the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz).

The responsible entity within the meaning of the data protection laws is the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI), Schumannstr. 4–6, 53113 Bonn.

Personal Data

The BDSI gathers the following personal data when you register with us, buy our products, send us queries, or contact our website in some other way:

  • name;
  • postal address, invoice address, and delivery address;
  • phone and/or fax number;
  • E-mail address.

Use of Personal Data

The BDSI shall be permitted to use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • to answer your questions;
  • to process your orders and send you our products; in doing so it may be necessary to contact you by phone or by e-mail regarding your order.

The BDSI shall only be permitted to use your data for as long as this is required for fulfilling the aforesaid purposes, unless a longer retention period is required or permissible by law.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

The BDSI only transfers your data to our contracted service providers for the sole purpose of processing your order. These service providers only process your data according to our directions and instructions. The service providers may under no circumstances use the data gathered and processed in carrying out their orders for purposes of their own.

Your data is stored on the BDSI server in Germany.


When you visit our website at, the BDSI will possibly store information on your computer in the form of “cookies”, enabling you to be automatically recognised on your next visit.

Cookies are text files stored on your hard disk that contain some information about you. Cookies help provide you with a better standard of service by offering you information tailored to your needs and facilitating access to our website and its use. Should you wish to switch off these cookies, most internet browsers allow you to delete cookies from your computer’s hard drive to prevent cookies being stored or warn you before a cookie is stored.

The BDSI uses the web analytics service PIWIK. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymised IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored there. We 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. We shall not disclose this information to third parties, save as is required by law.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. If you do not exercise your legal right of refusal, you consent to the processing of the data gathered on you by PIWIK in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Social Plug-ins

Our website at uses Facebook social plug-ins to provide a more personal experience when you visit our online shop. For this purpose we use the Facebook “Like” button. These are offerings provided by the US company Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).

If you visit a webpage containing such a plug-in at, your browser connects to Facebook and the contents are loaded by this page. Your browsing of webpages at may therefore possibly be tracked by Facebook even if you do not actively use this function. If you have a Facebook account, you may use such social plug-ins to share information with your friends. The BDSI has no influence on plug-in content and the corresponding transmission of information.

Facebook’s website provides detailed information on the scope, nature, purpose of storing and further processing your data. For further information on your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit:

By previously logging out of your social network (Facebook) and deleting stored cookies you can avoid Facebook gathering information while you are visiting our website at

External Websites

Our website may provide links to websites run by other companies. Using such links means you are thereby leaving the BDSI website. The BDSI bears no responsibility for such third-party websites. The BDSI privacy policy does not apply to any third-party websites. We politely ask you to check out for yourself how such websites use data covered by privacy protection. This does not affect the respective link to the website run by the BDSI.

Data Changes and Right of Access to Personal Data

If you wish to check, correct, or delete personal data previously made available to us, please mail us at Please state clearly in your request which data is concerned. We will process your request as quickly as possible.

On request, the BDSI will inform you about whether and what personal data about you has been stored by us.

Data Security

The BDSI uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data managed by us against incidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are subject to continuous improvement to stay current with state-of-the-art technological developments. Data processing and transmission is carried out via the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol.


If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or how your personal data is handled, please write to the following e-mail address: