Data Protection Guidelines

Packagingtenders UG takes the protection of personal and company data very seriously, and we make every effort to ensure that this data is collected and used in accordance with the data protection laws currently in force.

In these Data Protection Guidelines, we shall explain to you which data is necessary for us to provide the services you require. We collect and save your data only if this is permissible by law and/or you have given us your consent.

1. Overview

Packagingtenders UG collects, saves and processes data obtained in the context of the contractual relationship and personal data (all of which is called inventory data), as well as other data which arises in the context of the execution of services by Packagingtenders UG and is necessary for the purposes of implementing the contract, billing and executing the services required by customers (usage data), in accordance with the statutory data protection provisions. In concluding the contract, the customer explicitly agrees that these Data Protection Guidelines will apply, including the methods and processes described here.

2. Scope

These Data Protection Guidelines apply to the website operated by Packagingtenders UG, Barer Straße48, 80799 München [Munich, Germany]: www.buypackaging.com.

When you visit our website and use our virtual platform, we must collect, process and use data as far as is necessary. Any use of your data beyond this scope, e.g. for advertising, may only take place if you, as the customer, have given us explicit prior consent for this use.

Packagingtenders UG stores server protocols with the IP addresses of visitors to the website www.buypackaging.com, the browser type, the browser language and one or several cookies which identify the browsers used by website visitors.

If, by registering, the customer has concluded a contract with Packagingtenders UG and consented to the data protection provisions of Packagingtenders UG, we shall collect and save the following data, which is necessary for the implementation of the contract:

Packagingtenders UG saves company and personal data entered by the customer during initial registration (inventory data such as, for example, company name, name of contact person, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address).

In addition, Packagingtenders UG saves all company and personal data that arises from the use of the virtual platform (usage data). Firstly, this includes data saved and/or changed by the customer in his personal Packagingtenders UG company area (e.g. address, contact person, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.).

Secondly, this includes data that arises during the processing of an order (e.g. product specifications, quantities, own GTCs, etc.).

Furthermore, we also save data required for the correct billing of your use of the Packagingtenders UG virtual platform (customer number, tendering procedure reference number, order number, order volume, etc.)

Packagingtenders UG saves and processes the customer’s personal data if this is necessary for the execution of the required service. Packagingtenders UG saves and processes data for advertising purposes only if the customer has given his explicit prior consent to this use. If the customer no longer consents to the use of his data for advertising purposes, this consent can be revoked at any time; if it is revoked, Packagingtenders UG will block the use of the data for these purposes.

Personal data will be forwarded to third parties only in accordance with strict German data protection provisions or with the customer’s explicit consent. If, in the course of processing order data, any data is forwarded to service providers and/or related companies, the latter will also be subject to the provisions of the German Data Protection Act and other statutory provisions, and they will act exclusively according to the instructions of Packagingtenders UG.

3. Use of cookies

Packagingtenders UG uses cookies. A cookie is a file which is saved on the computer of a visitor to a website as soon as he calls up the website. If he calls up the website again, the cookie which was saved the previous time shows that he is making a repeat visit. Packagingtenders UG transmits cookies via a web browser to your computer’s hard drive, and it can read the latter during your current visit to the website and if you make a subsequent visit. Using your browser’s safety standard, Packagingtenders UG cookies are protected against being read by third parties. Cookies are primarily intended to make your use of our services as easy and convenient as possible. Using cookies enables our systems to recognise your browser and makes it easier for you to access our special features. If you wish to deactivate cookies, you can use the “Help” function of your web browser, which will inform you how to adjust your settings in order to prevent new cookies from being saved.

You can also use the “Help” function of your browser to obtain information about other possible cookie settings, e.g. the information and warning function concerning the deletion of existing cookies.

In order to guarantee unrestricted and trouble-free use of our website, we recommend that you leave the cookie function fully activated.

4. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files saved on your computer which make it possible to analyse your use of our website. The information produced by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. If, however, IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated in advance by Google within the Member States of the European Union or within other signatory states of the European Economic Area Treaty. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity and to provide the website operator with further services linked to website use and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser by Google Analytics will not be grouped with other data by Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we should advise you that, in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of this website. Moreover, you can prevent Google from collecting any data created by cookies concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) and also prevent Google from processing this data, by downloading and installing the browser plugin provided via the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Further information concerning terms and conditions of use and data protection can be obtained by visiting the following websites: www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Please note that the Google Analytics code used on this website includes the “gat._anonymizeIp()” feature , in order to guarantee that IP addresses are collected anonymously (this is called “IP masking”).

5. Information and Data Amendment

Upon the customer’s request, Packagingtenders UG will provide information, at any time, on which data concerning the customer is being stored. If any of the data being stored is incorrect in any way, in spite of all our efforts to ensure that data is accurate, complete and up-to-date, Packagingtenders UG will amend the incorrect data immediately upon request.

Data amendment requests of this kind must be sent to:

Packagingtenders UG, Kettelerweg 18, 44141 Dortmund, Germany.

You can contact the Data Protection Officer at Packagingtenders UG at the following e-mail address: 

As regards the use of public access areas provided by the website www.buypackaging.com, in which customers can voluntarily enter personal information (forums, commentary functions etc.), please note that information of this kind that has been entered voluntarily can be viewed, collected, saved and used by other users. Therefore, we recommend that you exercise caution when entering personal information and always behave responsibly in order to avoid misuse of your data by third parties.