Data protection

Bedford is fully aware of the significance of data protection on the Internet and accepts responsibility for protecting your privacy on our website. Bedford takes all reasonable measures to protect all the information we collect from visitors to our website from unauthorized access and use. We also review our security procedures regularly. We have compiled the following guidelines, which show how we use the information we obtain from visitors to our website:

What kind of information is collected by Bedford?
In general, you can visit Bedford's website to obtain information and remain anonymous, without having to divulge any personal data. From time to time, however, we will ask you to enter certain information (for example, your name and address) so that we can gain a better understanding of your interests and motives and draw your attention to new products you may be interested in. Our web server may also register the domain names, but not the e-mail addresses, of visitors to our website. We use this information to track who is visiting our website and to improve the content of our website.

How does Bedford protect your personal data?
On the forms you fill in when you enter into contact with our company, you may in some circumstances be asked to provide sensitive information, such as e-mail addresses, postal addresses, telephone numbers or a credit card number. In these cases, Bedford takes all reasonable measures to establish a safe connection with your Internet browser. In the case of Bedford websites used to process e-commerce transactions, credit card numbers are only used for taking the payment and are not passed on to any third parties. Please note that our website contains links to other websites, which do not belong to Bedford. We make every effort to ensure that we only establish links with websites, which are as concerned as we are with protecting customers' data. However, we cannot be held responsible for the content of these websites, nor for the way they handle data protection.

How can you update your personal data?
You can help us to ensure that our data is accurate by informing Bedford of any changes in your postal address, telephone number or e-mail address.
As a basic principle, all personal data will be treated as confidential. When we collect, process and use data and personal information, we adhere strictly to the legal requirements of the German Data Protection Act and the German Teleservices Act.
You may at any time refuse or withdraw your consent for your data to be used, processed or passed on for marketing purposes by writing to Bedford, Traiteur-Platz 1, D-49090 Osnabrück, Germany.

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies“, which are text files that are saved on the computer to enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information provided by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved on this server. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, produce reports on website activity for the website operator and to generate other services linked with the use of the website and the Internet in general. In some cases, Google may also pass on this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties are appointed by Google to process this data. Google will not under any circumstances associate your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in doing so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you are complying with the handling of your data by Google in the way described above and for the purposes described.

You can opt out of the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time and with effect for the future. You can find out more about this at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. We would like to point out that the "gat._anonymizeIp();" code has been added to this website to ensure the anonymous recording of IP addresses by Google Analytics.
(Source (German text): www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de)



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