Data Protection Notice

Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG (hereinafter: “we”) respects your privacy. We take the protection of your personal data, such as your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, telephone number etc., very seriously.

This data protection notice regulates the collection, processing and use of your personal data if and to the extent that it is generated upon the use of our websites. We handle this data in strict compliance with the applicable statutory data protection provisions and the principles set out below.

1. Data reduction and data economy

We act in compliance with the principle of data reduction and data economy, which means that we collect, process and use as little personal data as possible.

2. Personal data and consent

We will collect, process and use your personal data as far as is necessary for the formation, performance or termination of a contractual or quasi-contractual client relationship.

Any other collection, processing and use of personal data requires your prior consent. Your personal data will only be used for the purpose for and to the extent to which the consent is given. For example, we will only inform you about our products and services upon receipt of your prior consent.

You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. We will erase your data upon receipt of the withdrawal. Please send your written withdrawal to the following address:

Postal address: 
Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG
Data Protection Officer
Lutterstrasse 14
D-33617 Bielefeld

3. Data generated automatically

Personal data may be processed automatically during the use of our websites. This includes in particular the name of your provider, your IP address, the type of your browser and operating system as well as websites visited including any search terms and the websites that you click through to reach us on the Internet. In all of these cases, data is processed anonymously, that is, you cannot be personally identified from the data.

4. Cookies

Cookies are small files which are generated when using our website and stored on your hard disk. We use cookies to improve our website and make it easier to use.

Our cookies permit the recognition of regular visitors to our website, but without storing personal data in the process. We use both permanent cookies and session cookies to enable us to offer you optimum service.

The data stored in permanent cookies (storage duration, 2 years) is intended to make using our website as comfortable as possible, also on future visits. We use this data for this purpose only.

Deactivating this cookie does not affect the usability of our website.

The data stored in session cookies is valid only for your current visit to our website and is intended to allow you unrestricted access to our services during your current visit and make using our website as comfortable as possible.

If session cookies are deactivated, we cannot guarantee that you will have unrestricted access to all our services.

If you object to the use of cookies, you can change your browser settings (you will find the relevant information via the help function in the menu bar of your internet browser). Cookies already stored on your hard disk can be removed by deleting temporary websites.

5. Social Networks

On our website there are links to external social networks, such as Facebook (social plugins). The functions allocated to the links, in particular the transmission of information and user data, are not activated when you visit the website, but only when you click on a particular link. By clicking on a link, the plugins of the corresponding network are activated, and your browser creates a direct connection to its servers.

If you click on a link while visiting our website, your user data may be transmitted to and processed by the corresponding network. If you click on a link while visiting our website and at the same time are logged into the network via your personal user account, confirmation that you have visited our website may be forwarded to the network and stored in your account. To prevent attribution to your account in the corresponding network, you must log out of your account before clicking on the link.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection by social networks, how your data is used and subsequently processed by them as well as your personal rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the corresponding network. The relevant social network bears full responsibility for data processing initiated by clicking on a link.

6. Third-party access to your personal data

Personal data is collected, processed and used by our company and – unless expressly excluded by us – by other companies of the Oetker Group (group companies) or service providers also commissioned by us. In the last two cases, we will ensure that group companies and service providers comply with the applicable statutory data protection provisions and the obligations arising under this data protection notice. Service providers may, for instance, be commissioned in the context of shipping goods, distributing advertising material or in the scope of competitions.

No other access to your personal data shall be granted to any third parties. In particular, we will not sell or otherwise exploit the data. We will only process it, in particular by communicating it to government agencies, at the request of any authorities or pursuant to applicable statutory provisions or statutory disclosure requirements.

7. Security

We have implemented technical and organisational measures to protect your data from loss, modification, theft or access by unauthorised third parties.

8. Children

We are not interested in systematically collecting personal data relating to children under 15. If we become aware that such data has been communicated to us without the consent of the children’s parents or other legal guardian, we will delete it without delay. In doing so, we shall be bound by corresponding instructions from you in your capacity as parents or legal guardian.

9. Deletion and blocking

We shall delete your personal after the expiry of the business purpose connected with the data or as required by applicable statutory data protection provisions. For instance, we will delete the data collected for a competition once it has finished unless you have consented to further collection, processing and use of your data. If you have given your consent, we will delete the data when your consent is withdrawn or on expiry of the purpose for which your consent was given (Clause 2).

We will block your personal data in whole or in part upon your request. In this respect, we request you to inform us to what extent and for how long it shall be blocked. As far as technically possible, you may exclude the processing and use of your data for specific purposes.

10. Hyperlinks

Our websites may contain hyperlinks, that is, electronic cross-references via which websites of other companies can be called up. This data protection notice does not apply to such linked websites. Instead they are governed solely by the data protection provisions set out on them.

11. Amendments to this data protection notice

This data protection notice is kept up to date. Consequently the data protection notice may need to be amended in line with any modified objective or statutory circumstances. The use of our websites shall constitute acceptance of any such amendments.

12. Data Protection Officer

Of course, you may contact us at any time if you have any questions in respect of the collection, processing and use of your personal data. We will also be pleased to assist you with any general data protection-related information. For this purpose, please contact us at the following address: 

Postal address: 
Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG
Data Protection Officer
Lutterstrasse 14
D-33617 Bielefeld