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Data Privacy Notice

Björnsen Consulting Engineers

You navigated to this page via a link because you want to find out more about how we handle (your) personal data. In order to fulfill our obligation to provide information as set down in Art. 12 ff. of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are pleased to provide you with the following information on data protection:

Party Responsible (“Controller”) under Data Protection Law

Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure GmbH
Maria Trost 3,
56070 Koblenz, Germany


You will find further information about our company, details about the persons authorized to represent us, and also further contact options on our website’s “Legal Info” page.

What User Data Do We Process and for What Purposes?

If we have received data from you, we will, as a matter of principle, only process it for the purposes for which we have received or collected it.

Data processing for other purposes can only be considered if the necessary legal requirements pursuant to Art. 6 (4) GDPR are met. If there are any information obligations pursuant to Art. 13 (3) and Art. 14 (4) GDPR, we will of course comply in that case.

What Is the Legal Basis for the Data Processing?

The legal basis for processing personal data is fundamentally – insofar as there are no specific legal provisions – Art. 6 GDPR. The following possibilities are particularly relevant in this respect:

  • Consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR)
  • Data processing for the performance of contracts (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR
  • Data processing based on the balancing of interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR)
  • Data processing for compliance with a legal obligation (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR)

If personal data are processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.

If we process data based on a balancing of interests, you as the affected party have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, taking into account the provisions of Art. 21 GDPR.


When you visit our website, we, as the provider of our Internet presence, automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.


The server log files contain the following data:

browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, and time of the server request.

We collect and store the log files for security reasons, that is, for error analysis and correction, to ensure system security and functionality, and so that we can to provide the necessary information to law enforcement authorities in the event of legal violations. The temporary storage is effected on the basis of Art. 6 GDPR.

Storage period:

The log files will be deleted from our server after 2 months.

Contact and Application Forms

If you get in touch with us by using the contact or application form, you are transmitting personal information to us.

We record the following data when a form is submitted:

We record first name, surname, and e-mail address, along with the IP address, date, and time of dispatch. If you submit an application online, you also provide us with your application documents. We will obtain your consent to process this data as part of the submission process.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us at the e-mail address info(at) In this case, we will store the personal data transmitted with the e-mail.

We store the data you submit on the form and in your application for the following purpose:

We store this data to process your inquiry or for the purpose of processing your application and in case there are any follow-up questions. The temporary storage is effected on the basis of Art. 6 GDPR.

Storage period:

We store the data for as long as necessary for the particular purpose. To the extent that legal obligations to retain data exist – e.g. in commercial law or tax law – the personal data in question is stored for as long as the obligation to retain data exists. After expiration of the obligation to retain data, we will check whether there is any further need to process the data. If there is no longer a necessity, the data will be deleted. We generally conduct a review of data toward the end of each calendar year to determine whether further processing is necessary. Due to the volume of data, this review is carried out with a view toward specific types of data or processing purposes. Of course at any time (see below) you can request information about your personal data stored by us and, if its retention is not a necessity, request that the data be deleted or its processing restricted.

Where Is the Data Processed?

Your personal data is processed by us exclusively in computer centers in the Federal Republic of Germany.


Who Else Receives the Data?

Your personal data will, as a basic principle, only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the contract with you, if the transfer is permitted based on a balancing of interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, if we are legally obliged to disclose the data, or if you have given your consent to said transfer.


Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps service via an API. The provider is: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA

To use the functions in Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is ordinarily transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

Google Maps are used in the interest of presenting our online offerings in an attractive manner and to make it easy to find the places we have identified on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can find out more information about the handling of user data by referring to Google’s data privacy policy:

Your Rights

You have the right to receive information about any of your personal data that is processed by us.

If you make a request for information, but do not do so in writing, we ask for your understanding that this may prompt us to request you to provide proof that you are the person you claim to be.

Furthermore, you have the right to correct or delete your data or to restrict its processing, inasmuch as you are legally entitled to do so.

In addition, within the framework of the statutory requirements, you also have a right to object to your data being processed. The same pertains to the right to data portability.

In particular, you have a right to object under Art. 21 (1) and (2) GDPR to your data being processed in connection with direct marketing if this is based on a weighing of interests.

Our Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer in our company. You can contact our data protection officer in one of the following ways:

Gerd Bender
Hegelstr. 56, 55122 Mainz
Phone +49 6131 9206967
Fax +49 6131 9206968

Right to Lodge a Complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection about our processing of your personal data.