BCD sets a high priority on protecting the private sphere and personal data of users. This aspect has also been the focus of attention during the implementation of its internet activities. The data protection activities implemented by BCD in practice are compliant with pertinent and valid data protection law (in accordance with the Protection of privacy (Handling of Personal Data) .
In order to provide maximum protection of user data against random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised persons, BCD has adopted appropriate technical and organisational security measures. BCD shall seek to evolve these security activities on an ongoing basis in accordance with technical developments, but can nonetheless not be held liable for any misuse.
1.2) Personal data
Personal data are such information as may be used to identify the user. Such information includes for example correct name address, postal address, telephone number or email address. Information which may not be used directly to identify a user’s true identity (for example favourite websites or number of users on a site) are not covered by the term personal data. You are responsible for the accuracy of the data you provide. Any expense arising from wrong information will be charged to you in full.
1.3) Anonymous data
Every access to the contents of this online Booking Portal triggers automatic storage of general data (e.g. number and period of visits to individual pages). These data are not personal data. They are used exclusively for statistical purposes and to optimise the internet offer.
1.4) Disclosure of personal data to third parties
We transfer personal data of the user to the respective travel service provider in order to allow processing of the travel contracts brokered by us. When BCD transmits such data to service providers those service providers have to comply with BCD’s contractual provisions on data protection in addition to any compulsory legal requirements. The collection or the disclosure of personal data to state organisations and authorities only takes place if required by law.
User herewith expressly declares her/his agreement to the use/disclosure of her/his personal data for the purposes specified in this section 1.4.
1.5) Cancellation of consent
User is entitled to revoke the consent given under section 1.4 at any time – this, however, only takes effect on future bookings. Such revocation is completed by deleting the user profile created by the user. Further use of the system will only be possible after the user establishes a new user profile.
1.6) Right to information / other user rights
The user is entitled free of charge and upon request to receive information as to any data stored about his person. Furthermore, the user has the right to modify, delete or block incorrect personal data. Deletion of the personal data may under certain circumstances be precluded by legal requirements in particular with respect to data stored for invoicing and bookkeeping purposes.
BCD uses “cookies” (small data packages comprising configuration information) in accordance with the regulations of the IVW (German information association for the distribution of advertising). Cookies are used to determine the user frequency and number of users on this website and also to enhance ease of use of the product range on offer.
1.8) Links to other websites
This online Booking Portal contains links to other websites. The provisions of the data protection declaration above do not extend to other providers. BCD has no influence on whether third party operators comply with data protection provisions and therefore cannot accept any responsibility for correctness, actuality or completeness of information provided thereon.
1.9) Questions and comments
Should you have any questions, ideas or comments on the subject of data protection, please contact the BCD data protection officer by e-mail.