BAUWERK AG – Data Protection Guideline

General points

Bauwerk Parkett AG, Neudorfstrasse 49, 9340 St. Margrethen (hereinafter referred to as ‘BAUWERK’ or ‘we’) honours the data protection rights of its online visitors. Protection of your privacy is of utmost importance to us. Naturally, we collect, process and use your personal data exclusively in accordance with the following principles and in compliance with the applicable data protection laws. Users of this website agree to their data being processed in accordance with this Data Protection Guideline.

Use and transfer of personal data

We exclusively process personal data where such data are needed to provide our services and/or process transactions, for instance newsletter subscriptions, registration of Bauwerk ID, ordering the Artwork magazine, making appointments or ordering from our Online Shop. In addition, we use the data provided by you for statistical analysis and for advertising purposes, especially for the dissemination of the newsletter and other personalised advertising measures. We diligently collect and process personal data exclusively for the purposes described in this Data Protection Guideline and to the extent necessary.

During the order process, personal data are SSL encrypted before being transmitted via the Internet.

We have put suitable technical and organisational measures in place to protect our website and our other systems against loss, destruction, access to, manipulation or dissemination of personal data by unauthorised persons. However, despite regular controls, we cannot provide complete protection against all risks.

Access to your customer account requires your personal password. Access information should be treated confidentially at all times and the browser window should be closed at the end of every session, especially if you share your computer with other persons.

Payment in our Online Shop

Personal data are required to allow you to make payments in our Online Shop. Correct data must be provided with regard to name, telephone number, e-mail address and other required information.

All credit card transactions are processed via the Stripe online payment portal. We store the credit card details of registered users in our system. These details are fully encrypted and used exclusively for your credit card transactions.

Bauwerk ID

By registering your Bauwerk ID, you agree that we use your personal data for communication and promotional purposes as well as statistical analysis. You can update your personal data at any time.

IP address, log files and cookies

We also collect non-personal data, including information about your operating system, browser type/version, name of your Internet Service Provider, time of server enquiry, website you visited last (referrer URL), websites you visit on our pages and your IP address.

We may use such data to identify problems arising in connection with our server and to administer our website. Furthermore, your non-personal data may be used to collect comprehensive demographic data and customer traffic patterns as well as information on website use. If need be, we utilise such data for promotional purposes and for website design.

A number of our pages contain cookies that make the visit to our website more attractive and facilitate the use of certain functions.

Cookies consist of small text files which are deposited on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive once you end the browser session (temporary cookies). Others remain on the hard drive to allow us to recognise your computer at your next visit (permanent cookies).

You can adjust the settings of your browser to receive notification of any cookies that are being placed, to decide each case individually or to reject all cookies as a matter of principle. If you opt for rejecting all cookies, the functions offered by our Online Shop may be reduced.

Third party services and web analysis

Our website uses third party services, specifically Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., as well as social plugins by Facebook Inc., YouTube LLC and XING AG (hereinafter referred to as ‘Suppliers’). Such services collect information and may use cookies. The information they generate with regard to your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to the Suppliers’ servers, stored and processed and may, in certain circumstances, be linked with accounts you may have with these Suppliers. The Suppliers may use this information to analyse your use of the website, draw up usage profiles, compile website activity reports and provide further services associated with website and Internet use. On top of this, the Suppliers may also transfer this information to third parties or places which do not have appropriate data protection measures in place. By using this website you agree to the processing of your data which has been collected by the Suppliers in the manner and for the purposes described above.

If you do not want the Suppliers to link data collected via our website to your respective user accounts, you must log out of your accounts with the respective Suppliers before visiting our website, disable cookies and download and install the opt-out browser add-on for your specific browser that is provided by such services.


Our newsletter keeps you up to date about new products, imminent events and other related subjects by e-mail or mail. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by following the respective link provided in the newsletter.

Disclosure, correction, blocking and deletion of data

You have a right to the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of your stored data at any time. If any statutory or contractual reasons or retention periods, or any reasons or retention periods under commercial or fiscal law, contradict the deletion of your data, they will be blocked instead. For any queries in this matter, please contact our service department at

Our service department will be happy to help and answer any further questions you may have in respect of our data protection policy:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to websites operated by other companies. We do not assume any responsibility in connection with data protection processes for such websites. Our data protection declaration applies exclusively to the data collected by our website.

Security lapses

We hereby expressly point out that security lapses may occur in the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g. by e-mail). Comprehensive protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. We cannot assume any liability for damage that may arise from such security risks.


Your trust is important to us. If you have any further questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our service department at

Final provisions

BAUWERK reserves the right to amend this Data Protection Declaration at any time.

In the case of ambiguity, the German version of the Data Protection Declaration shall prevail.

As per 7 January 2017