Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

1. Scope
This privacy policy is intended to inform users of this website in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act on the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the Versuchs- und Lehranstalt Für Brauerei in Berlin (VLB) e.V., Seestraße 13, 13353 Berlin (hereinafter "VLB Berlin").
The VLB Berlin takes your privacy seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the law.
Keep in mind that data transmission on the Internet can generally be subject to security vulnerabilities. Full protection against access by strangers is not possible.

2. Internet provider / access data
This website is operated entirely by the Berlin Internet provider dotplex. The server systems are located exclusively in Berlin and therefore subject to one of the strictest data protection laws worldwide. All logins such as mail server and FTP to these web servers are only possible via encrypted connections. To protect the data, all hard drives are completely encrypted. In addition, our domain name vlb-berlin.org is protected against deliberate manipulation by means of the "DNSSEC" standard. This protects our web server against hacker attacks in a timely manner.

The VLB Berlin collects data about accesses to the site and saves them as "server log files". The following data is logged:

  • Visited website
  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source / reference from which you came to the page
  • Used browser
  • Operating system used
  • Used IP address

The data collected are for statistical purposes only and to improve the website. However, the VLB Berlin reserves the right to retrospectively check the server logfiles should concrete evidence point to unlawful use.

3. Cookies
The content management system used to program this website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.
Popular browsers offer the preference option of not allowing cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all the functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.

4. Handling of personal data
The VLB Berlin collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted within the legal framework, if you consent to the collection of data or if this is necessary to fulfill your order or your order.
Personal information means all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you - such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

5. Handling contact information
If you contact the VLB Berlin through the offered contact options, your details will be saved so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

6. Handling comments and contributions
On our website there are no functions for posting comments or posts by users.

7. Google Analytics
This website uses the "Google Analytics" service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze users' website usage. The service uses "cookies" - text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.
On this website accesses the IP anonymization. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement, which website operators have entered into with Google Inc., they use the information collected to compile an evaluation of website activity and site activity, and provide Internet-related services.
You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.
Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc.
Alternatively, by clicking on this link you prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you within this website. By clicking on the link above you download an "opt-out cookie". Your browser must allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link each time you visit this website.
Here you can find more information about data usage by Google Inc.

8. Use of social media plugins
This website does not use plugins from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing or Google+, but only links to their own company pages on Facebook, LinkedIn and Xing.

9. Newsletter Subscription
The VLB Berlin offers you a newsletter in which it informs you about current happenings and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address. This consent can be revoked at any time by sending an e-mail to newsletter@vlb-berlin.org.

10. Orders / Registrations
For the processing of goods orders and applications for seminars / events, the required information is requested via input forms on the website and sent to the relevant departments of the VLB Berlin. There, these data are further processed and stored, taking account of data protection. The communication between the user's browser and our web server is completely SSL-encrypted. Particularly sensitive data such as payment information is also subject to PGP encryption in the further course of processing.

11. Rights of the user: information, correction and deletion
As a user, you will receive, at your request, free information about which personal data has been stored about you. If your request does not conflict with a legal duty to retain data (eg retention of data, statutory retention of business data), you are entitled to correct incorrect data and to block or delete your personal data. Please send your application to brewmaster@vlb-berlin.org.