Data protection

1.         General information

BORCO-Marken-Import Matthiesen GmbH & CO KG will handle your data conscientiously. It goes without saying that we comply with statutory requirements when recording, processing and using your data, in particular those specified by the Federal Data Protection Law and the German Telemedia Act.

Our Web sites can contain links to other providers' Web sites which are not covered by this privacy statement.

2.         Type, scope and purpose of recording and using data

2.1       Blog participation

You can post your comments on the blog. Your contributions bear your chosen user name and are visible to all. You can select a pseudonym as a user name.

2.2       Excluding blog users

If users of our blog violate the User Agreement (i.e. by leaving infringing comments), we can avail of our digital domiciliary right to exclude such users from participating in the forum. In asserting this right, we can also deploy technical measures, e.g. blocking our Web site for access by certain IP addresses on the basis of a blacklist (where technically possible and legal necessary, we only rely on pseudonymed hash values for this).

2.3       Cookies for supporting use of the Web site

Some of the offerings on our Web site work with so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files which are saved locally in the site user's buffer storage on his Internet browser. Cookies enable recognition of the Internet browser with the aim of facilitating usage of this Web site. Once you have logged in as a blog user, you do not have to log in again when switching to various sub-sites if you can be recognised via a cookie. What's more, your settings can be saved using the cookie. You have the possibility to prevent cookies from being set as well as delete cookies at any time via the settings in your browser. This can however lead to restrictions in this Web site's functions.

2.4       Marketing and optimisation purposes (eTracker)

Using technologies from etracker GmbH, data is collated and saved on this Web site for marketing and optimisation purposes. This data can be used to create user profiles under pseudonyms. Cookies can be used for this. Cookies are small text files which are saved locally in the site user's buffer storage on his Internet browser. Cookies enable recognition of the Internet browser.

Without the explicit authorisation of the respective user, the data recorded using etracker technologies is not used to personally identify users to this Web site and is not merged with personal data pertaining to the pseudonym. The data recording and saving policy can be revoked with immediate effect at any time.

2.6       General Web site usage

As for all Web sites, visiting causes data to be transferred from the user's computer to our Web server as required for providing the Web site (e.g. date and time of query, page called, browser used, plug-ins available etc.). This data is only processed for purpose of making our Web site available as well as in the cases referred to above, and is not passed on to any third parties. The IP address is anonymised by means of abbreviation prior to saving any data records.

3.         Contact for privacy queries; Right to information and objection

On request, we can notify you in writing or electronically of the personal data stored on you. Please direct queries to:



Data Protection Officer

Winsbergring 12-22

22525 Hamburg


E-mail: datenschutz(at)

The same shall apply for declaring a revocation on saving data or exerting a right to rectification or blocking of data. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that any authorisations can be revoked by e-mail or letter at any time and with immediate effect.

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