Data Protection

We are pleased that you have visited our website and are interested in our company, products and services. It is important to us to protect your personal data while you are on the website and while we are handling your business. For this reason, we would like to inform you about how we will handle your data.

Personal data

Personal data refers to specific personal or factual information relating to a certain individual or an  individual who can be identified. According to the type of contract, this can include your name and address as well as other sensitive information e.g. bank details.

Visiting our homepage

When visiting the homepage, no personal data will be stored. In order to measure the number of hits, anonymous data on the number of hits is stored in the log file. It is not possible to identify individual users from this.


A cookie is a small element of data that can be exchanged between an Internet site and a client's browser. It can be stored on either side to enable the Internet application to recognize the client on return. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, and you may choose to accept the cookie or not. If you do not accept the cookie the corresponding Internet page cannot be accessed. If you accept the cookie, you can delete it after the session. 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. 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. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).


Use and passing on of personal data

We use the personal data which you have made available to us exclusively for contractual purposes and to cultivate our business relationship with you. We strive to offer you the best possible service. For this reason, we may contact you by e-mail (e. g. per newsletter), by telephone or by fax to inform you about our latest offers. This will only happen with your express agreement, which can be withdrawn at any time.

Collection and processing of personal data

Insofar as personal data is made available to us, we will only use this for answering queries and for settling contracts which we have with our customers. Personal data will only be passed on to third parties when this is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling an order – in particular passing on order data to delivery companies – or for billing purposes. In order to protect our customers and ourselves from malpractice, we pass on personal data to third parties for credit assessment if necessary. This will only apply in the case of existing contractual relationships.

Right to information, revocation and Public Directory of Procedures

In accordance with Section 34 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) we will inform our customers on request and within a reasonable period of time about information stored on them.

We delete personal data if the information is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued when the data was stored or if our customers revoke their consent in relation to the storage and use of data. A revocation should be addressed to:

Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35–37
34131 Kassel

In our Public Directory of Procedures we have summarised this information in accordance with Section 4e of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).


We take all of the necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from being lost or misused.


This data security statement only applies to the online presence We choose the external links on our homepage with great care. However we have no influence over the content of linked pages or over the compliance with the legal data protection regulations by the respective operating companies. We therefore recommend to you to carefully read the data protection regulations of each website which collects personal data.


If you have questions in regard to the processing of your personal data, please contact the following address:

Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35–37
34131 Kassel

Kassel, August 2017