We are pleased that you have visited our website and are interested in our company, products and services. It is important to us to protect your personal data while you are on the website and while we are handling your business. For this reason, we would like to inform you about how we will handle your data.
This Data Protection is applicable for the online presences of the following publishers which are all part of the Bärenreiter group.
Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35–37
34131 Kassel

Alkor-Edition Kassel GmbH
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
34131 Kassel 

Gustav Bosse GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
34131 Kassel 

The relevant websites are as follows: 



Subject matter of the data protection
The subject matter of data protection is personal data. In accordance with Article 4, subsection 1 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), personal data refers to specific personal or factual information relating to a certain individual or an individual who can be identified. According to the type of contract, this can include your name and address as well as other sensitive information e.g. bank details. 

Visiting our homepage
When visiting the homepage for purpose of mere information without registration or any other form of submitting data, no personal data will be stored. In order to measure the number of hits, anonymous data on the number of hits is stored in the log file. It is not possible to identify individual users from this.

- IP address
- Date and time of the enquiry
- Time zone difference to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status / HTTP status code
- Data volume transferred in each case
- Webpage the request originates from
- Browser
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software 

For technical reasons, this is necessary for us in order to display the respective webpage to you and to ensure the stability and security. 

The legal basis for the data collection is Article 6, section 1, lit. f of the GDPR. 

Establishing contact
When you establish contact with us by e-mail or through a contact form, the data provided by you (e.g. your e-mail address as well as your name, your address and your telephone number, if applicable) will be stored in order to respond to your questions. We will erase the data that accumulates in that context after its storage is no longer required or we will restrict its processing if there are statutory retention obligations. 

Your rights
In relation to us, you have the following rights regarding the personal data concerning you:
- Right of access by the data subject
- Right to rectification and erasure
- Right to restriction of the processing
- Right to object against the processing,
- Right to data portability. 

In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with a regulatory authority responsible for data protection about us processing your personal data.

A cookie is a small data element that may be exchanged between a website and the user’s browser. It may be placed on either side so that the Internet application identifies the returning user. You may configure your browser in a way that you will be advised if a cookie is installing on your computer. You may select whether you would like to accept the cookie. If you do not accept the installation of the cookie, you may not access the pages. If you accept the cookie, you may delete it subsequent to every session. Cookies may not run programmes or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve for making the internet service as a whole more user-friendly and effective.
The website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which will be explained below:
-    transient cookies
-    persistent cookies 
Transient cookies will be deleted automatically when you close the bowser. This type of cookies particularly includes session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, by means of which different requests from your browser may be allocated to the overall session. In this way, your computer may be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies will be deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Persistent cookies will be deleted automatically after the expiration of a predefined period, which may be different depending on the cookie. In the security settings of your browser, you may delete the cookies at any time.
You may configure the browser settings as you like, and e.g. reject the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. We make you aware of the fact that in such a case, it is possible that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
Furthermore, we partly use HTML5 storage objects that are placed on your end device. These objects store the required data regardless of the browser you use and they do not have an automatic expiry date. You may prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using the private mode of your browser. In addition, we recommend deleting your cookies and the browser history manually on a regular basis. 

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). 

Use of our Webshop
If you would like to place an order through our webshop, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract that you provide your personal data that we need for processing your order. Obligatory information that is necessary for performing the contracts is marked separately, the other information may be submitted on a voluntary basis. We will process the data that you provide for processing your order. For that purpose, we may transmit your payment data to our bank or our payment service providers. The legal basis for this is Article 6, subsection 1, sentence 1, lit. b of the GDPR.
You may voluntarily open a customer account in which we may store your data for further purchases at a later time. If you open an account under “My account”, the data you provide will be stored on a revocable basis. 
We are obliged on the basis of requirements under commercial and tax law to store your address, payment, and order data during a period of ten years. 
During the order process, the data will be encrypted by means of TLS technology in order to prevent the unauthorised access of third parties to your personal data, particularly financial data.

With your consent you may subscribe to our newsletter by means of which we inform you about our interesting current offers. The advertised goods and services are indicated in the declaration of consent.
For the subscription to our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that subsequent to your subscription, we will send an e-mail to the provided e-mail address in which we request a conformation that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your subscription within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and will be deleted automatically after one month. Furthermore, we will also store your IP address used in each case and the times of the subscription and the confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is evidencing your subscription and being able to investigate any possible abuse of your personal data (if applicable).
Only your e-mail address is obligatory for receiving the newsletter. You may submit further separately marked data on a voluntary basis, and it will be used for being able to address you personally. Subsequent to your confirmation, we will store your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Article 6, subsection 1, sentence 1, lit. a of the GDPR.
You may revoke your consent to the receipt of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may declare the revocation by clicking the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by means of sending a corresponding message to the contact details provided in the legal notice. Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG will automatically interpret an unsubscription from the receipt of the newsletter as such a revocation.
The marketing e-mails will be sent by means of the professional mailing software Mailingwork, the servers are located in Germany. The e-mailings include a so-called tracking pixel. This is a miniature graphic incorporated in the HTML mailings in order to enable a logfile recording and a logfile analysis. Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG may recognise by means of the incorporated tracking pixel whether and when an e-mail has been opened. By means of the link tracking (a technical solution for this is provided by means of a redirection through the server from which the e-mails are sent) it is analysed which links have been used at which time. The data is collected exclusively in a pseudonymised manner, the IDs will therefore not be linked to your other personal data, and a direct personal association is excluded.
To send the newsletter we use the service provider Postina, with whom we store your data securely for this purpose only. The server location is Germany.

Integration of YouTube videos
Partly we have integrated YouTube videos into our online service, they are in this case stored at www.YouTube.com  and may be played directly from our website. All of them are integrated in the “advanced data protection mode”, i.e. no data regarding you as a user will be transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only if you play the videos, the data mentioned in section 2 will be transferred. We have no influence on this data transfer.
By means of the visit to the website, YouTube will receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in § 3 of this declaration will be transferred. This will be made regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged into Google, your data will be directly allocated to your account. If you do not wish the allocation with your profile in YouTube, you need to log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising and market research and/or for the demand-oriented design of their website. Such an analysis is performed particularly (even regarding users who are not logged in) for providing demand-oriented advertisements and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object against the creation of these user profiles, whereby you need to direct to YouTube for exercising this right.
You may receive further information regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube in the foregoing data protection declaration. There, you also receive further information regarding your rights and the configuration options for the protection of your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google processes your personal data also in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. 

On our Bärenreiter-webpage we provide the opportunity to browse different works in the browser. For this purpose we use the publisher network ISSUU. Operator of this webpage is Issuu Inc., Palo Alto, USA, whose data protection is available for you here: issuu.com/legal/privacy. By clicking on the button you leave our webpage and access the webpage of Issuu. Please note that we have no knowledge of the content of the data submitted to that webpage as well as their use through Issuu. If you are logged in to your account, you allow Issuu to associate your browsing habits directly with your personal profile. You can impede this by logging out of your Issuu account. 

On our Bärenreiter-webpage we provide the opportunity to browse different works in the browser. For this purpose we use the publisher network Yumpu. Operator of this webpage is i-Magazine AG, Verwaltungsrat Kuster Martin, Gewerbestrasse 3, 9444 Diepoldsau, Switzerland, whose data protection is available for you here: https://www.yumpu.com/de/info/privacy_policy. By clicking on the button you leave our webpage and access the webpage of Yumpu. Please note that we have no knowledge of the content of the data submitted to that webpage as well as their use through Yumpu. If you are logged in to your account, you allow Yumpu to associate your browsing habits directly with your personal profile. You can impede this by logging out of your Yumpu account. 

Google Web Fonts
The Bärenreiter website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to uniformly display fonts. However, these fonts are stored locally on the Bärenreiter web server and are not downloaded from Google servers when a page is accessed. Therefore a connection to the Google servers will not be established and user data will not be passed on. Accordingly, Google does not acquire any knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address.

Collection and processing of data
We use the personal data which you have made available to us exclusively for contractual purposes and to cultivate our business relationship with you. We strive to offer you the best possible service. For this reason, we may contact you by e-mail (e. g. per newsletter), by telephone or by fax to inform you about our latest offers. This will only happen with your express agreement, which can be withdrawn at any time.

Use and transfer of personal data
If personal data has been provided to us, we will use it exclusively for answering queries and for performing the contracts concluded with our customers. Personal data will only be forwarded to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of performing a contract – in particular transfer of order data to suppliers – or for invoicing purposes. We carefully select this external service providers and place orders with them; they are bound by our instructions and are monitored on a regular basis. In order to protect our customers and ourselves from malpractice, we pass on personal data to third parties for credit assessment if necessary. 
Furthermore, we may transfer your personal data to third parties if we offer, together with partners, participations in actions, price games, contract conclusions or similar services. You receive further information in that regard when submitting your personal data or in the description of the respective offer.
If our service providers or partners have their seat in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you in the description of the respective offer about the consequences of this circumstance. 

Right to information, revocation 
If you have granted your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time. Such a revocation will influence the permissibility of the processing of your data subsequent to you having declared it in relation to us. 
In accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR we will inform our customers on request and within a reasonable period of time about information stored on them. We delete personal data if the information is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued when the data was stored or if our customers revoke their consent in relation to the storage and use of data. 
If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not required for fulfilling a contract with you, which we set out in each case in the description of the functions of the specific project. If you submit such an objection, we kindly request that you state the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we did before. If you have submitted your founded objection, we will examine the situation and will either cease the data processing or adjust it or state our mandatory reasons worth of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.
Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. Any revocation concerning one of the aforementioned publishers should be addressed to:
Such a revocation will influence the permissibility of the processing of your data subsequent to you having declared it in relation to us.

We take all of the necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from being lost or misused.

This data security statement applies to the online presences of the publishers mentioned above. We choose the external links on our homepages with great care. However we have no influence over the content of linked pages or over the compliance with the legal data protection regulations by the respective operating companies. We therefore recommend to you to carefully read the data protection regulations of each website which collects personal data.

Controller in accordance with Article 4, subsection 7 of the GDPR regarding data protection issues
If you have questions in regard to the processing of your personal data, please contact the following address:
Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35–37
34131 Kassel
You may contact our data protection officer at: datenschutzbeauftragter[at]baerenreiter.com  or by mail to our postal address, FAO “Der Datenschutzbeauftragte”. 
Version of May 2018