Privacy policy

Data protection and privacy policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and according to the specifications of this privacy policy.

Our website can generally be used without providing personal data. If our site collects personal details (for example, name, address or email addresses), where possible, this is always done on a voluntary basis.

We point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. for communication by email) can contain security gaps. Complete end-to-end protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


Privacy policy for the use of Google


Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service, Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files, which are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. Within the scope of the use of Google Analytics, we have activated IP anonymisation on this website. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google before this information leaves the member states of the European Union or other treaty states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is shortened there. Google uses this information, on behalf of the operator of this website, to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide us with further services related to website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data of Google on our behalf.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may possibly not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: However, this does not prevent information being sent to us or to other web analysis services possibly used by us.

If you visit our site via a mobile device (smartphone or tablet), you must take further measures to prevent future tracking by Google Analytics within this website.


Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API, to display geographical information visually. If Google Maps is used, Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) also collects and processes data about use of the maps functions by visitors to this website.


Privacy policy for the use of facebook plug-ins (Like button)

With each call of our website equipped with this component, the browser used by you will download a corresponding representation of the component from facebook. This procedure informs facebook which specific page of our internet site is currently being visited by you.

If you call up our site while you are logged into facebook, facebook identifies which specific site or page you are currently visiting and assigns this information to your personal facebook account. If you, for example, click the “Like” button or enter a comment, this information is sent to your personal user account with facebook and is displayed or stored there. In addition, facebook is informed that you have visited our site. However, this is done regardless of whether you click the component or not.

If you no longer wish for this transmission and storage of data about you and your behaviour on our website by facebook, you must log out of facebook first and then visit our site. The data policy of facebook provides you with further information on the collection and use of data by facebook as well as the setting options you have to protect your privacy and your personal rights. You will find these at:

Tools are also available on the market with which facebook social plug-ins can be blocked by means of browser-specific add-ons for almost all standard browsers, so-called facebook blockers.


Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and other users are informed. Data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that, as the provider of the site, we do receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in the Twitter privacy policy at


Data policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of this site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in,a link is made to the YouTube servers. At the same time, the YouTube server is notified which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube privacy policy at


Data policy for the use of Flickr

This website uses the Flickr API to provide photos for the purpose of publication. If Flickr is used, Google Oath Inc. (1350 N. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA) also collects and processes data about use of the Flickr functions by visitors to this website.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the Flickr privacy policy at


Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to receive information at any time and without charge about your personal data that is stored, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correction, block or delete this data To this end, as well as if you have any other questions about the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal info.



The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable to recognise your browser the next time you visit the site.

You can set your browser so that you are informed of the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in an individual case, accept cookies for specific cases or generally prevent them as well as activating automatic deletion of cookies on closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website can be limited.

Cookie Consent with Consent Manager Provider

Our website uses the Consent Manager Provider cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device and data protection legislation compliant documentation of the former. The party offering this technology is Jaohawi AB, Håltegelvägen 1b, 72348 Västerås, Schweden, website: (hereinafter referred to as “Consent Manager Provider “).

Whenever you visit our website, a connection with the Consent Manager Provider’s servers will be established to obtain your consent and other declarations regarding the use of cookies.

Moreover, Consent Manager Provider shall store a cookie in your browser to be able to allocate your declaration(s) of consent or any revocations of the former. The data that are recorded in this manner shall be stored until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Consent Manager Provider cookie or until the purpose for archiving the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal retention periods.

Consent Manager Provider uses cookies to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law. The legal basis for the use of such cookies is Art. 6 Sect. 1 Sentence 1 lit.  c GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of the pages collects and stores information automatically in so-called server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. These are:

  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data later, if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.


Contact form

If you send us requests or enquiries using the contact form, your details from the contact form including the contact details given their by you are stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry.


Advertising emails

We herewith object to use of the contact details published within the scope of the legal information obligation to send unrequested advertising and information material. The operator of the pages explicitly reserves the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example, through spam emails.


Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the site, we require an email address from you as well as information, which allows us to check that you are the holder of the given email address and agree to receive the email. Further data are not collected. We solely use these data to send the requested information and do not forward them to third parties.



You can withdraw the above consent at any time, in full or partly, with future effect by notifying


Address | Contact details

We look forward to you contacting us. You will find the BMF office at the following address:

Bundes-Gütegemeinschaft Montagebau 
und Fertighäuser e. V.

Rhöndorfer Str. 85 | 53604 Bad Honnef
Phone: + 49 (0) 22 24/96 91 52-0