We understand that it is important for you to protect your privacy when using our online services. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously, and we have therefore taken the necessary technical and organisational measures to ensure full compliance with the legal regulations on data protection.

This privacy statement explains how Bundesvereinigung Logistik e.V. (referred to as "BVL" in the following) handles the personally identifiable data of people who use our online sites (website and social media profiles of BVL):

A. Responsible entities

1. Name and address of the entity responsible for processing:

The responsible entity under the terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V.
Schlachte 31
28195 Bremen
Tel.: 0421 / 173 84 0
Fax: 0421 / 16 78 00
E-Mail: bvl@bvl.de

General Information

1. Scope of processing of personally identifiable data

The use of our website is generally possible without prior registration and without providing personally identifiable data. We only collect and use personally identifiable data of our users where this is necessary in order to provide a functioning website and give you access to our content and services. If this is not the case, personally identifiable is only regularly used with the consent of the user. The only exception is in cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for factual reasons and the processing of data is permitted by legal regulations.

2. Legal basis for processing

Where we obtain consent from the persons concerned for processing procedures relating to personally identifiable data, the legal basis for this is provided by Art. 6 Para. 1 a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When we process personally identifiable data required for the fulfilment of a contract where the affected person is a party to the contract, the legal basis for this is provided by Art. 6 Para. 1 b GDPR. This also applies to processing procedures necessary to implement pre-contractual measures

Where processing of personally identifiable data is necessary to meet a legal obligation to which we are subject, the legal basis for this is provided by Art. 6 Para. 1 c GDPR.

In the event that vital interests of the concerned person or another natural person render it necessary to process personally identifiable data, the legal basis for this is provided by Art. Para. 1 d GDPR.

If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our association or of a third party, and if the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the concerned person do not outweigh the first-named interest, the legal basis for processing is provided by Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest of our association consists in the performance of our business activities.

3. Routine deletion and blocking of personally identifiable data

We only process and store personally identifiable data of the concerned person for as long as this is required to achieve the purpose of storage. Storage beyond this point is only possible if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in legal regulations of the Union, acts or other provisions to which the entity responsible for processing is subject. As soon as the purpose of storage no longer exists or expires due to the storage period stipulated by the aforementioned regulations, the personally identifiable are routinely blocked or deleted.

4. The security of your data

We take all appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the protection of your data. Moreover, all Web forms via which you transmit sensitive data to us are encrypted and therefore protected against authorised reading to the best possible degree. For the remainder, we would like point out that transmitting data via the Internet (e.g. communication via email) is generally unprotected, with the result that data may be accessed or falsified by third parties.

C. Utilisation data

1.    Logfiles

Every time you call up the website, we or the page provider collect data and information via an automated system. These data and this information is stored in the logfiles of the server.

The following data may be collected during this process:

- Information about the browser type and version used

- The operating system of the user

- The Internet service provider of the user

- The IP address of the user

- Date and time of access

- Websites from which the system of the user is forwarded to our website (referrer)

- Websites that are called up by the system of the user via our website

The processing of data enables us to serve the content of our website, to ensure the proper functioning of our IT systems and to optimise our website. The data in the logfiles are always stored separately from other personally identifiable data of users.

2.    Cookies

So-called "cookies" are used on our pages. Cookies are small text files that are stored on in the cache of your Internet browser for the duration of your browser session (so-called "session cookies") or on your harddisk for a specified period of time (so-called "permanent cookies"). The cookies permit recognition of the Internet browser so that you can be provided with content that is tailored to your needs and preferences more rapidly and systematically when you visit our website in future. We therefore use cookies in order to exercise our legitimate interest in offering a website tailored to the preferences of visitors. The cookies do not store any personally identifiable data.

How can I prevent the storage of cookies?

You can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is only accepted with your consent, and you can delete any existing cookies. If you deactivate cookies, however, the use of our Internet pages may be restricted. You can find information on how to deactivate cookies at wikihow.com.

3.    Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by the

Google Ireland Limited
Gordon House
Barrow Street
Dublin 4

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

What happens with the data?

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. 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

How can you object to data collection and processing?

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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can object to the collection and storage of your data at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com).

You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

In view of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form on this website. By using Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", a personal reference of the collected data is excluded.

The terms of use and privacy policy of Google and Google Analytics can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Google Analytics is also used to analyse data from AdWords and the Double Click cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not wish this to happen, you can do so via the Ads Preferences Manager http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de deactivate.

Since Google is located in the USA, data is transferred to a third country outside the EU or the EEA. However, the security of your data is guaranteed, as Google has signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement. In accordance with the decision of the EU Commission of 12 July 2016, Google therefore has an adequate level of data protection.

4.    Google AdWords

What happens with the data?

The Google tag is used to show visitors to our website interest-based advertisements within the context of the Google Display network and the Google search feature ("Google Advertising Network") as well as for the purpose of conversion tracking. When you visit our website, a cookie is stored on your computer for this purpose. The cookie enables Google to recognise the visitor when he or she calls up our webpages that belong to the advertising network of Google. Our advertisements can be shown to the visitor on these pages ("remarketing").
Moreover, Google uses the Google tag to generate a list of persons who are anonymous to us, and we use this list for remarketing in the display of Google AdWords during Google searches. In the event that you search with Google for certain search terms and the cookie on your computer has been identified by Google, our advertisement can then be displayed to you in the search results.

Finally, we use the Google tag for conversion tracking so that we can measure the success of our advertisements for the International Supply Chain Conference in Google Display by implementing a JavaScript code snippet on the confirmation and thank-you page that is executed after you have successfully registered for the conference. If you click on one of our advertisements in the Google advertising network, a cookie with a limited duration period (90 days) is stored on your computer or mobile device in order to record your registration statistically. When you complete your registration for the International Supply Chain Conference, this "conversion" is reported to Google via the code snippet on the basis of the cookie, thereby enabling us to track the statistics and reports provided by Google on the number of recorded "conversions" per advertisement. This makes it easier for us to optimise the ads and permits us to evaluate our advertising campaign.

We are not able to identify you as a user or as a specific or identifiable person based on the information obtained from the Google tag or the cookie. In other words, we cannot assign the conversion data to any specific visitors but only have access to the overall data for our ads and keywords.. In particular, we also do not connect the data with any personally identifiable data that we may have collected about you by other means. You remain completely anonymous to us.

You can find more information on Google conversion tracking at https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722022?hl=de 

How can you object to data collection and processing?

If you do not want the Google Tag to track your activity, you can opt out of its use at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/ deactivate. You can also deactivate under http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ or under http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/ Alternatively, you can set your browser to delete all cookies or deactivate cookies in your browser in order to prevent the use of cookies to track your activities. See the "Help" feature of your browser for information on deleting or deactivating cookies. Please note, however, that your use of our website and services may then be restricted and that deleting cookies does not prevent a new cookie being created when you visit our website again.

5. Facebook Pixel

We use the Facebook Pixel, which is provided by the

Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”)

1601 S. California Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94304


is provided.

The Facebook Pixel is a JavaScript code snippet that allows us to analyse, optimise and create target groups for our advertising campaigns on Facebook for events we run, measure conversion rates ("conversions") and create dynamic ads.

What happens with the data?

Facebook uses the data obtained with Facebook Pixel about your actions, e.g. registration for an event, which you have carried out on our website across devices, to provide us with insights into the effectiveness of our advertisements and the use of our website, e.g. in the form of statistics, and optimises our advertisements placed on Facebook for us.

We also use Facebook Pixel to track the number of registrations ("conversion tracking") to measure the success of our advertising campaign for the German Logistics Congress by implementing a Facebook Pixel on the confirmation and thank you page, which is executed after your successful registration for the German Logistics Congress. When you click on a Facebook ad, a cookie with a limited validity period (180 days) is stored on your computer or mobile device to statistically record your registration. We use this process to record the number of registrations that occur as a result of our advertising campaign. When you complete the registration for the German Logistics Congress, this conversion is reported to Facebook via the Facebook Pixel as a result of the cookie, so that we can track how many conversions there are per ad in the statistics and overviews provided by Facebook. This simplifies the optimisation of the ads and enables us to evaluate our advertising campaign.

We do not restrict our advertising to specific target groups using possibly personal data, but target the advertising to all visitors to our website. It is not possible for us to identify you as a user and thus as a specific or identifiable person on the basis of the insights gained with the Facebook Pixel or the cookie, i.e. we cannot assign the conversion data to specific visitors. In particular, we do not link the data with personal data that we may have collected from you elsewhere. You remain completely anonymous to us. However, Facebook can assign the visit to our website to your Facebook user account and identify you as a user across devices, especially if you are logged in with your Facebook profile and call up our website to display our advertising to you. However, Facebook does not transmit any personal information about you to us for this purpose.

We use the Facebook pixel with your consent, which you have given by clicking on the following button when visiting our website:

"I agree to the use of Facebook's visitor action pixel. I also consent to the transmission of anonymous usage data to the USA by means of Facebook's visitor action pixel."

You agree that we may use the Facebook Pixel to improve our advertising campaigns, optimise our ads, track conversions, serve dynamic ads, create custom audiences for remarketing purposes and track certain events on our website.

Consent to the use of the visitor action pixel may only be declared by users who are older than 13 years of age. If you are younger, please ask your parent or guardian for permission.

How can you object to data collection and processing?

You can revoke this consent at any time by contacting us at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ or under http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/ object to the use of the Facebook pixel for the purpose described above. Alternatively, you can use your browser to delete all cookies or disable cookies in your browser to prevent cookies from being used to track your activities. To delete or disable cookies, please refer to your browser help. Please note that deleting cookies does not prevent a new cookie from being placed when you visit our website again. You can edit the settings for Facebook's ads at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/

6. Use of Google Maps

The homepage of the Federal Logistics Association has integrated the Google Maps service to illustrate and display the contact address. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When used, Google collects and processes data about the user's use of the map function. Further information on data processing can be found in the Google privacy policy.

7. Google reCAPTCHA

In order to ensure sufficient data security when submitting forms, we use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. in certain cases. This primarily serves to distinguish whether the input is made by a natural person or improperly by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. The deviating data protection regulations of Google Inc. apply here. Further information on the data protection guidelines of Google Inc. can be found at http://www.google.de/intl/en/privacy or https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

D. Your personal data (inventory data)

1. What is "personal data"?

Personal data is information about your person that allows conclusions to be drawn about your identity or relates directly or indirectly to your person, e.g. your name, your address or your telephone number. Information that does not allow conclusions to be drawn about a specific or identifiable person is not included.

2. Your registration with the BVL

If you use the option to register on the BVL website by providing personal data, the data in the respective input mask will be transmitted to BVL. The data is stored exclusively for internal use at BVL. During registration, the user's IP address and the date and time of registration are stored in addition to the data mentioned below. This serves to prevent misuse of the services. The data is not passed on to third parties. An exception exists if there is a legal obligation to pass on the data.

Registered persons have the option of having the stored data deleted or amended at any time. The data subject may obtain information about the personal data stored about him or her at any time.

Registration is based on our legitimate interests. With the option to register, we can offer our visitors the convenience of regularly logging in again and permanently storing the data.

As part of the registration process, we require certain information from you, such as name, telephone number, email address and address. The fields for data that are required for registration and must be provided are marked as mandatory fields in the registration menu. Further data (such as your mobile phone number) can be provided optionally. The data you provide will be stored by us and will be used exclusively to provide the services you have requested and thus to fulfil our contracts with you, e.g. discounts for BVL supra-regional events and specialist forums, for participation in seminars and courses offered by BVL Seminare and DAV, and for BVL studies and publications in the DVZ Shop. For this purpose, the data will be passed on - as far as necessary - to service providers and cooperation partners of the BVL commissioned for this purpose.

3. Social-Plugins

Social plugins" from social networks are used on this website so that you can also use the interactive options of the social networks you use on our internet pages. Separate data protection and liability regulations apply to the social networks and, in general, to third-party websites. The storage and use of personal data by the respective site operator (service provider), which accrue when using their services, may exceed the scope of this data protection declaration. BVL has no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. BVL itself does not collect any personal data by means of the social plugins or through their use.

In order to increase the protection of your data, the plugins are not integrated into the page without restrictions, but only using an HTML link (so-called "Shariff solution" from c't). This integration ensures that when the page containing such plugins is called up, no connection is yet established with the servers of the provider of the respective social network. If you click on one of the buttons, a new window of your browser opens and calls up the page of the respective service provider, on which you can (after entering your login data, if applicable) click on the Like or Share button, for example.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers on their pages as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the providers.


Operator: Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA

Website: https://www.facebook.com

Privacy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php 


Operator: Twitter Inc, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland

Website: https://twitter.com

Privacy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy 


Operator: Google Ireland Limited; Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland

Website: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/learnmore/

Privacy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html


Operator: XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland

Website: https://www.xing.com

Privacy: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung


Operator: YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Website: https://www.youtube.com

Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de


Operator: LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Website: https://www.linkedin.com
Privacy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy


Operator: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA
Website: https://www.instagram.com
Privacy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ 

4. Ways of contacting

On the website https://www.bvl.de a contact form is available that can be used for electronic contact. To use the contact form, enter your name, email and message so that we can process and respond to your enquiry accordingly. The provision of a contact form serves our legitimate interests, as it gives us more opportunities to contact you. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. If the data subject contacts the controller via one of these channels, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. The storage is solely for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. The data is not passed on to third parties. The use of data is based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit f. DS-GVO). We have an interest in providing our visitors with as many contact channels as possible and in responding to them quickly.

5. Filesharing

When you use this service, we collect, process and use your files and related information, including when they contain personal data. Our service displays this data to other users when you share it. By sharing, you give other users access to your information and files.

6. Your rights as a data subject

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) DS-GVO and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details. You have the right to request information on whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation; in this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer;
  • demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) DS-GVO, insofar as the aforementioned right is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing;
  • to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO. If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, the data may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interest of the Union or a Member State and you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted;
  • in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller, provided that this does not adversely affect the freedoms and rights of others. This right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;
  • not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you, in accordance with Article 22 of the GDPR, unless the decision is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and us, is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, and that law contains adequate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or is based on your explicit consent. These decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9(1) DS-GVO, unless Art. 9(2)(a) or (g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests;
  • complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted will inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 of the GDPR.

7. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, insofar as there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to bvl@bvl.de.

Status 22.07.2021