Data protection/legal policy

1. Content of the online offering
The C. Bechstein Pianoforte Fabrik AG is not responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of information provided. Liability claims against the author relating to material or ideal nature caused by use or disuse of the information offered and/or the use of incorrect and incomplete information are excluded, as long as the author is not intentionally or grossly negligent. All offers are non-binding. The author reserves the right to change, add to, delete parts or all of the entire offer as well as temporarily or permanently discontinue the publication without prior notice


2. References and links
For direct or indirect links to other websites (“hyperlinks”) which lie outside the responsibility of the author, liability would only occur in case the author is aware of the contents and it is technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent the use of illegal content. The author expressly states hereby that at the time of linking, no illegal content was discernable on the linked pages. The author had no control over the current and future design, contents or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, he distances himself specifically from all contents of all linked pages which were changed after the link was established.This applies to all links and references made within the company’s own Internet offer as well as for foreign entries in author-created guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases to which external access is possible. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or disuse of such information offered, only the provider of the site referred to, and not the one who has linked to these pages is liable.


3. Copyright and trademark
The author endeavors to respect the copyrights of the images, graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts used, to use his own graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts or to draw from licence-free graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts. The rights to the images used on this website have been clarified as far as possible. If you, despite all the care taken in our work, feel a picture copyright has been overlooked, please contact the address given in the masthead. All brands named in the Internet offer and possibly protected through third parties are unconditionally subject to the provisions of applicable trademark laws and the copyrights of each registered owner. The mere mention does not imply that trademarks are not protected by rights of third parties! The copyright for objects published by the author remains solely with the author of the pages. Any reproduction or use of graphics, sound files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is not allowed without the express permission of the author.


4. Data protection
By using our website, you consent to the processing described in this statement and use of your data. Changes to this policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what data the C. Bechstein Pianoforte Fabrik AG uses.

The subject of data protection are personal data. These are according to § 3, Paragraph 1BDSG details of personal or material circumstances relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number and in some cases use information such as your IP address.

In general, for the use of our website it is not necessary that you provide personal information. So that we can provide our services, we may need your personal information. This applies to the sending of information or goods ordered, and also in response to individual requests. If within the Internet offering the opportunity exists inputting personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the input of these data occurs on a voluntary basis. The use and payment of all services offered – as far as technically possible and reasonable – is allowed without specifying such personal data and/or indicating anonymized data or an alias.

If you instruct us to provide a service or send goods, we will keep and store your personal data only to the extent necessary to ensure the provision of the service or execution of the contract. For this it may be necessary to disclose your personal information to other companies we use to provide the service or fulfill the contract. These are, for example, transport companies or other service agents.

In the context of our masthead or comparable information about published contact data such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses, it is prohibited to transfer through third parties information that is not expressly requested. Legal action against senders of spam mails in violation of this prohibition is expressly reserved.

Naturally, all Bechstein employees are bound by a confidentiality agreement in acc. with Art. 5 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).


5. Information and right of withdrawal
You may at any time withdraw the consent to data collection and use without giving any reasons. To do so, please get in touch with the contact address provided in the masthead. If you no longer wish to receive the Bechstein Newsletter, please click on the following link: Unsubscribe to Newsletter.


6. Data collection through use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service in which Google Inc. Google-Analytics uses “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. It covers such information as the operating system, browser, IP address, the website previously accessed by you (referrer URL) as well as date and time of your visit to our website. The information generated by this text file information on the use of our Web page is transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other to website activity and Internet usage related services..Unless otherwise required by law or to the extent third parties process these data on Google’s behalf, Google will also pass on this information to these third parties. This use is anonymous or pseudonymous. More information is available directly from Google http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information

The service anonymizes your IP address, however, so that it is not possible to identify you. If you want to prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics, you can get an opt-out browser add-on at the following address: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?.

Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie. Users can disable the use of the DART cookie by accessing the data protection provisions of Google's advertising and content network sites. In this case, no direct personal data of the user is stored, but only the Internet protocol address. This information will help identify you automatically on your next visit to our websites and to facilitate navigation for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “no cookies” in your browser settings. For how this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you reject cookies, you could experience limitations in our offering of services.

You can avoid the installation of cookies through a corresponding setting of your Internet user program (browser). For this you must switch off cookies storage in your Internet browser. You will find more information about this in the user instructions of your Internet browser.


7. Use of Facebook social plugins
In this case, no direct personal data of the user is stored, but only the Internet protocol address. This information will help identify you automatically on your next visit to our websites and to facilitate navigation for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “no cookies” in your browser settings. For how this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you reject cookies, you could experience limitations in our offering of services. http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

If you visit a website of our Internet presence containing such a plugin, your browser creates to a direct connection to the Facebook server. The contents of the plugin are transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser and then incorporated in the website. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook gathers with the help of this plugin and therefore inform you accordingly about the level of our knowledge:

By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives information that you have called up the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign a visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example, press the ”Like Button” or make a comment, the corresponding information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook can obtain your IP address and store it in memory.

Purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as your specific rights and setting possibilities, for the the protection of your privacy please see Facebook’s data protection information: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect information about you through our Internet presence and links to your account information stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.

It is also possible to block Facebook Social Plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the ”Facebook blockers.”


8. Amendments
We reserve the right to amend the General Site Policy in order to accommodate changes in the law, modifications of the services or regulatory gaps. We shall announce amendments to the General Site Policy at least four weeks before they come into effect. The amendments become effective if you do not contest them within four weeks of their announcement. In announcing the amendments, we indicate your right to contest them and the consequences of not doing so. If you contest the amendments within the period specified, the existing contractual provisions shall continue to govern your use of the services. We reserve the right to terminate for cause.

9. Termination
Each party reserves the right to terminate for cause. Bechstein especially has this right if:

 • Despite warning, the user continues to contravene the basic provisions of this site policy;
 • The user uses the website for illegal purposes or harassment of third parties.

In the case of termination for cause, Bechstein can block access to the service without notice with immediate effect and bar the user from using the service in future.

Any terminations in accordance with this site policy are to be made in writing; an email shall suffice.

Once the termination comes into effect, access to the service is blocked.

10. Final Provisions and Applicable Law
The place of performance is Bechstein’s headquarters, i.e. Berlin.

In business transactions with traders or corporate bodies under public law or for special fund assets under public law, Berlin shall be the place of jurisdiction for complaints. For non-traders, the place of jurisdiction is determined according to their place of residence, provided the claims by Bechstein are not asserted in the default action.

All legal relationships from this contract are subject to German Federal law to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (GISG).

Provided the contract has been concluded in writing, Berlin shall be the place of jurisdiction if the place of residence of the user (trader or not) is not known at the commencement of legal proceedings or if the user moves outside the scope of the law after the conclusion of the contract.

All information, agreements, messages or inquiries regarding the General Site Policy and any amendments or additions to it must be made in writing. Sending emails or faxes is sufficient, as is clicking on the appropriate buttons.
 
Amendments or additions to the General Site Policy, including amendments to this clause, must be made in writing for them to become legally valid.

If one of the clauses in this contract becomes invalid, the validity of the other clauses shall remain unaffected. Invalid clauses are to be replaced by ones that are nearest to them. The same holds in the event of possible gaps that need to be filled.

This contract founds no relations under corporate law between Bechstein and user.

Only the German Version of this text is the legally binding.