Data protection declaration

1. Information regarding the collection of personal data

(1) In the following, we will be informing you about the collection of personal data during the use of our website. Personal data refers to all data that can be personally linked to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

(2) The controller pursuant to Art. 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Brabender GmbH & Co. KG
Kulturstraße 49 – 51
47055 Duisburg, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)203 7788 0
E-mail: brabender@brabender.com;

You can contact our data protection officer at

Stephan Muskulus
AGAD Service GmbH
Waldring 43-47
44789 Bochum, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)234 282 533 20
E-mail:datenschutz@agad.de

(3) When you contact us via e-mail or via a contact form, we will save the data you have provided us with in order to answer your questions. The provision of additional information is voluntary and serves simply to facilitate establishing contact in order to answer your inquiry. We delete the data received in this context once storage is no longer required, or restrict processing if statutory archival obligations exist.

(4) If we utilize commissioned service providers for individual features of our offering or wish to use your data for promotional purposes, we shall inform you of the respective individual procedures in detail below. At the same time, we shall also specify the defined criteria for storage duration.

2. Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with respect to us where the personal data involving you is concerned:

  • – Right of access,
  • – Right of rectification or erasure,
  • – Right of restriction of processing,
  • – Right to object to processing,
  • – Right to data portability.

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data.

3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) When simply using the website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or transmit any other information to us, we only collect the personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6(1) subpara. 1(f) GDPR):

  • – IP address
  • – Date and time of request
  • – Time difference with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • – Content of request (specific page)
  • – Access status/HTTP status code
  • – Amount of data transferred in each case
  • – Website from which the request is received
  • – Browser
  • – Operating system and its interface
  • – Language and version of browser software.


    • (2) In addition to the data previously specified, cookies are also saved on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive in a manner assigned to the browser you use, and via which the party which places the cookie (in this case, us) is provided with certain information. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the internet offering more user-friendly and effective overall.

      (3) Use of cookies:

      a) This website utilizes the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained in the following:

      • – Transient cookies (explained in b)
      • – Persistent cookies (explained in c).

      b) Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close the browser. In particular, these include session cookies. Such cookies save what is called a session ID, which allows various requests from your browser to be referenced to a shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized again when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

      c) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a predefined duration which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

      d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and e.g. reject third party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the features of this website if you do so.

      e) We use cookies to be able to identify you at subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again at each visit.

      4. Other features and offerings of our website

      (1) Apart from the purely informational use of our website, we also offer various products and services which you can use if you are interested. To do so, you generally have to provide additional personal information which we use to provide the relevant products and services, and for which the previously mentioned principles of data processing apply.

      (2) In some cases, we utilize external service providers for the processing of your data. We have exercised care in choosing them and commissioning their services, and they are bound by our instructions and reviewed regularly.

      (3) Furthermore, we may also forward your personal data to third parties when we offer participation in promotions, prize draws, contract conclusions, or similar products and services together with partners. You will receive more information on this when you provide your personal information or below in the description of the offering.

      (4) In cases where our service providers or partners are located in a state outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this fact in the description of the offering.

      5. Objection to or revocation of the processing of your data

      (1) If you have provided consent for the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such a revocation influences the reliability of the processing of your personal data once you have declared it to us.

      (2) In cases where our processing of your personal data is based on a weighing of interests, you may object to the processing. In particular, this is the case when the processing is not necessary for fulfilling a contract with you, which will be detailed in each case in the following description of the features. When making such an objection, we ask that you specify the reasons why we should not process your personal data in the manner we do. In the case of a justified objection from you, we will review the situation and will either discontinue and/or adapt data processing or highlight to you our imperative and compelling reasons based on which we will continue such processing.

      (3) Naturally, you can object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us of your objection to advertising via the following contact details: At service@brabender.de or via the contact data specified in the imprint.

      6. Use of our marketplace

      (1) We provide a marketplace for the sale of used laboratory devices. Via the marketplace, we or registered users offer laboratory devices for purchase. The sales contracts are subsequently entered into directly between the two parties outside of the marketplace.

      If you would like to use our marketplace, it is necessary for you to provide your personal information for establishing contact with the respective other party. We require this personal data to generate your seller profile and/or for compiling a buyer inquiry. Necessary and mandatory information required to fulfill the user relationship is highlighted; additional information is voluntary. We process the data you provide to generate your seller profile and the offering, as well as for helping to establish contact. The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1) subpara. 1(b) GDPR.

      (2) Registration as seller: In order to appear as a seller on the marketplace, registration is necessary. When registering as a seller, the following personal data is collected with the registration form:

      1. 1. E-mail address (mandatory field)
      2. 2. Password (mandatory field)
      3. 3. Company (mandatory field)
      4. 4. Contact person (mandatory fields: title, first name, last name)
      5. 5. Address (mandatory fields)
      6. 6. Telephone


      (3) Use of the inquiry form (interested buyers): Contact is established with the seller via an inquiry form. It can be used without prior registration. When you use our inquiry form, the following personal information is collected and forwarded to the respective seller:

      1. 1. E-mail address (mandatory field)
      2. 2. Company (mandatory field)
      3. 3. Contact person (mandatory fields: title, first name, last name)
      4. 4. Address (mandatory fields)
      5. 5. Telephone
        1. (4) In the context of the use of the marketplace provided, we will only collect and process the data which is necessary for providing the service.

          In particular

          1. a) The information provided by the user during registration on company data, offering data, and contact persons of the user, as well as corresponding updates transmitted by the user will be saved and processed,
          2. b) The data entered in the marketplace by the user will be saved and made available for access in the public area of the marketplace for other registered and non-registered users,
          3. c) Any personal data used in the context of the offering will be saved and forwarded to other users and made available for access in the public area of the marketplace for other registered and non-registered users,
          4. (6) In the case of the termination of your user profile, deletion of the data will take place within a reasonable period, subject to statutory archival periods. User inquiries will also be deleted after the expiry of statutory archival periods.


          7. Newsletter

          (1) With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, which we use to inform you about our latest interesting offerings. The goods and services advertised are specified in the declaration of consent.

          (2) In the registration procedure for our newsletter, we utilize what is called the

          double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration, we send an e-mail to the e-mail address specified. This e-mail contains a request to confirm that you would like to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 12 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after a month. Furthermore, we also save your corresponding IP addresses and registration and confirmation times. The purpose of this procedure is to document your registration and, should it be necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.

          (3) The only mandatory information for receiving the newsletter is your e-mail address. After your confirmation, we save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6(1) subpara. 1(a) GDPR.

          (4) You may revoke your consent for receiving the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may declare this revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail, in an e-mail to service@brabender, or by sending a message to the contact data specified in the imprint.

          8. Google Maps

          (1) On this website, we use the offerings of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and allow you to conveniently use the map feature.

          (2) Via a visit to the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. Furthermore, the data specified in section 4 of this policy will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be referenced directly to your account. If you do not want this referencing to your profile at Google to take place, you will need to log out before activating the button. Google saves your data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research, and/or the tailored design of its website. In particular, such an evaluation takes place (even for users not logged in) for the provision of tailored advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You are entitled to object to the compiling of these user profiles. To assert this right, you will need to contact Google.

          (3) For additional information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its

          processing by the plug-in providers, please refer to the privacy policies of the providers. That is also where you will find additional information on your related rights and configuration options for protecting your privacy. http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

          9. YouTube

          (1) We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offering which are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and which can be played back directly from our website. All of these are integrated in “advanced data protection mode”, i.e. no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play back the videos. It is only when you play back the videos that the data specified in section 2 will be transmitted. We have no influence over this transmission.

          (2) Via a visit to the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. Furthermore, the data specified in section 3 of this policy will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be referenced directly to your account. If you do not want this referencing to your profile at YouTube to take place, you will need to log out before activating the button. YouTube saves your data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research, and/or the tailored design of its website. In particular, such an evaluation takes place (even for users not logged in) for the provision of tailored advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You are entitled to object to the compiling of these user profiles. To assert this right, you will need to contact YouTube.

          (3) For additional information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy. That is also where you will find additional information on your rights and configuration options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

          10. Google Analytics

          Use of Google Analytics

          (1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” — text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide the website operator with additional services related to website use and internet use.

          (2) The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

          (3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the features of our website to the full extent. Furthermore, you can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en..

          (4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are truncated before further processing, and that it is not possible to link them to persons. In cases where the data collected about you allows persons to be identified, it is immediately excluded and the personal data is hence promptly deleted. You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivating Google Analytics

          (5) We use Google Analytics to be able to analyze the use of our website and constantly improve it. With the statistics obtained, we can improve our offerings and design them so that they are more interesting for you, the user. For exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6(1) subpara. 1(f) GDPR.

          (6) Information on third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html, Safeguarding your data: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html, Privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

          1. Use of Google Adwords Conversion

          (1) We utilize the offerings of Google Adwords in order to draw attention to our attractive offerings on external websites with the help of advertising materials (Google Adwords). Based on the data of the advertising campaigns, we are able to determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. By doing so, our aim is to show you ads that are of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you, and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs. (2) These advertising materials are delivered by Google via “ad servers”. For this purpose, we use ad server cookies which allow certain parameters for measuring success, such as the display of ads or user clicks, to be measured. In cases where you arrive at our website via a Google ad, Google Adwords saves a cookie on your PC. These cookies generally expire after 30 days and are not meant to serve to identify you personally. Along with these cookies, the following are generally saved as analysis values: unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions), as well as opt-out information (flag that the user no longer wishes to be contacted). (3) These cookies allow Google to recognize your internet browser again. In cases where a user visits certain pages on the website of an Adwords customer and the cookie stored on his computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can ascertain that the user has clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Every Adwords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies therefore cannot be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the advertising measures specified. We only receive statistical evaluations provided by Google. Based on these evaluations, we can determine which of the advertising measures employed are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising materials; in particular, we are not able to identify the users based on this information. (4) As a result of the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence over the scope and further use of the data collected using this tool by Google, and are hence informing you in accordance with the state of our knowledge: Via the integration of AdWords Conversion, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding section of our internet presence or have clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can link the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google and/or have not logged in, there exists the possibility that the provider learns of your IP address and saves it. (5) You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in a number of different ways: a) By configuring your browser software accordingly. In particular, suppressing third-party cookies results in you not receiving ads from third-party providers; b) By deactivating cookies for conversion tracking by configuring your browser such that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked, https://www.google.de/settings/ads. However, this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies; c) By deactivating the interest-based ads from the providers who are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices. However, this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies; d) Via permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome at the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the features of this offering to the full extent if you do so.1 (6) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6(1) subpara. 1(f) GDPR. For more information on data protection at Google, please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html. Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

          2. Remarketing

          In addition to Adwords Conversion, we also use the application Google Remarketing. It is a procedure which we would like to use to contact you again. With this application, you may be shown our advertisements when continuing to use the internet after visiting our website. This takes place via cookies stored in your browser, via which data on your usage behavior when visiting various websites is collected and evaluated by Google. This allows Google to identify your prior visit to our website. According to Google, it does not combine data collected in the context of remarketing with any of your personal data which Google may have stored. In particular, Google states that pseudonymization is used during remarketing.

          3. Google Analytics

          Use of Google Analytics

          (1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” — text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is saved. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within member states of the European Union or other States party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide the website operator with additional services related to website use and internet use.

          (2) The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

          (3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the features of our website to the full extent. Furthermore, you can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

          (4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addresses are truncated before further processing, and that it is not possible to link them to persons. In cases where the data collected about you allows persons to be identified, it is immediately excluded and the personal data is hence promptly deleted. You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Deactivating Google Analytics

          (5) We use Google Analytics to be able to analyze the use of our website and constantly improve it. With the statistics obtained, we can improve our offerings and design them so that they are more interesting for you, the user. For exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6(1) subpara. 1(f) GDPR.

          (6) Information on third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Service: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html, Safeguarding your data: http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and Privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

          4. Google Tag Manager

          The website www.brabender.com/ uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be administered centrally via an interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means: No cookies are placed and no personal data is collected.

          For this data collection of third-party providers, each provider provides a corresponding privacy policy.
          However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been performed for certain domains/webpages or cookies, it remains valid for all tracking tags provided that they have been implemented with Google Tag Manager.

          5. DoubleClick by Google

          (1) This website continues to use the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick places cookies in order to display ads relevant to users, to improve reports on campaign performance, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads multiple times. Via a cookie ID, Google determines which ads are displayed in which browser, thereby preventing them from being shown multiple times. Furthermore, DoubleClick can use cookie IDs to record conversions, which are related to ad queries. This is the case when e.g. a user sees a DoubleClick ad, after which he uses the same browser to access the advertiser’s website, where he purchases something. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personal information.

          (2) As a result of the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence over the scope and further use of the data collected using this tool by Google, and are hence informing you in accordance with the state of our knowledge: Via the integration of DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding section of our internet presence or have clicked on one of our ads. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can link the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google and/or have not logged in, there exists the possibility that the provider learns of your IP address and saves it.

          (3) You can prevent participation in this tracking procedure in a number of different ways: a) By configuring your browser software accordingly. In particular, suppressing third-party cookies results in you not receiving ads from third-party providers; b) By deactivating cookies for conversion tracking by configuring your browser such that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked, https://www.google.de/settings/ads. However, this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies; c) By deactivating the interest-based ads from the providers who are part of the self-regulation campaign “About Ads” via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices. However, this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies; d) Via permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome at the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the features of this offering to the full extent if you do so.1

          (4) The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6(1) subpara. 1(f) GDPR. For more information on DoubleClick by Google, please visit https://www.google.de/doubleclick and http://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2839090, as well as data protection on Google in general: Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at http://www.networkadvertising.org. Google has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

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