Data Privacy Notification

We are very happy that you are interested in our website and our company. Protecting the personal data of our customers and users is an important fundamental principle behind our business, especially for our e-commerce activities.

Protecting your personal data when it is collected, processed and used when you visit our website is very important to us. Your data are collected, processed and stored in accordance with the regulations of the German Federal Data Privacy Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). The following explains which data we collect during your visit to our website and how we use this data:


1. Collecting and processing personal data

A record is kept every time our website is accessed and every time data or files are opened. This is done solely for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following information is recorded in the protocol: Name of the file that was opened, date and time the file was opened, transmitted data volume, report that file was successfully accessed, web browser and requesting domain. The IP addresses of the requesting computers are also recorded in the protocol.

Any other personal data are only collected when voluntarily submitted, for example, when placing an order in the online shop, subscribing to our newsletter, registering for a giveaway, or participating in other promotions.


2. Use and sharing of personal data

We will only use the personal data you share with us to respond to your inquiries, to process contracts that you have concluded with us, to send newsletters and for technical administration purposes.

We will only share this data with others when it is necessary to do so in order to process a contract - in particular, this applies to forwarding order information to suppliers - or for invoicing purposes or after receiving your express consent to do so. The stored personal data will be deleted should you revoke your consent to have said data stored, when the data are no longer needed for the purpose for which the data was collected, or if it is determined that it is impermissible for said data to be stored.


3. Right of revocation and right to information

You are entitled to revoke your consent with future effect at any time. To do so, simply send an e-mail to service@fuerstenberg.de or write Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG - ServiceTeam - Postplatz 1-4 D-78166 Donaueschingen.

Your data will be deactivated in our database within two working days after we receive your revocation of consent.

You may exercise your right to receive information regarding the data we have stored relating to your person by submitting a request in writing. Please send such requests to the postal address listed above.

You may also view, change or delete the data relating to you as a registered customer by clicking on the “My account” button in your customer profile.


4. Cookies

This website uses files stored on your computer known as “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that a website stores in the browser of your computer. Cookies allow your Internet browser to be recognized. Our website’s cookies do not collect any personal data about you or your computer use. You can manually delete cookies that have been placed on your computer by opening the respective menu tab in your browser or by deleting the cookies from your hard drive. You can find more information about this topic in your browser’s Help menu.

Please note our notification regarding the use of Google Analytics, which also uses cookies.


5. Use of the website without cookies

You can use our website without using cookies. You may either set your browser to reject cookies by default (“deactivate”) under your browser settings or have your browser ask you before placing a cookie and decide if you wish to accept the cookie on an individual basis (“cookie warning”). You can make these changes in your browser under the “Extras/Internet options” menu tab when using Microsoft Internet Explorer or under the respective menu tab when using a different browser. You can find more information about this topic in your browser’s Help menu. Rejecting cookies or having cookies displayed may impair the functionality of our website.


6. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website will normally be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting member states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area prior to transmission. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to create reports about website activity, and to provide the website operator with further services related to the website usage and the Internet usage. The IP address transferred from your browser within Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software; however, we would like to point out that if you do so, it may not be possible for you to make use of the full scope of all the functions of this website. Moreover, you can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (incl. your IP address) from being conveyed to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available through the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).  

You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will place an opt-out cookie that will prevent the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future:
<a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”>Deactivate Google Analytics</a>
More information on the terms of use and data privacy can be found at
www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or
at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).  


7. Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter “f” on blue background or a “thumb up” icon) or the notice "Facebook Social Plugin". For a full list and images of all social plugins please see developers.facebook.com/plugins.  

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website. We therefore have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:  

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking "Like" or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by Facebook. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, it is possible that the plugins may transmit your IP address to Facebook and that Facebook may store it.  

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please, visit Facebook's privacy policy: www.facebook.com/policy.php.  

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.  

You can also block Facebook social plugins by using add-ons for your browser such as the "Facebook Blocker".      


Status: 06/11/2014