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Deutsches Verpackungsinstitut e.V. (dvi)

Kunzendorfstr. 19
14165 Berlin

T +49 30 80 49 858-0
F +49 30 80 49 858-18



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The German Packaging Institute eV is represented by the Board: Thomas Reiner (Chairman), Thomas Bastian (Vice Chairman).

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Commercial register

Registered court: Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany
Registered number: VR 26249B

VAT identification number according to § 27a VAT law: DE 217 864 763

Person responsible for contents according to § 55 paragraph 2 of the Interstate Broadcasting Agreement (RStV): Winfried Batzke (Managing Director)

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Liability for Contents

The content of our pages has been created with the utmost care. We cannot, however, assume liability for the accuracy, completeness and up-to-date aspect of the content.
According to the German TMG §7 Paragraph 1, we can be held responsible as a service provider for our own website content in compliance with the general statutes. In accordance to §§ 8 - 10 of the TMG we, as a service provider, are neither bound to monitor transferred or stored external information nor to search for circumstances pointing to unlawful activities.
Obligations to delete or block utilization of data in compliance with the general statutes are hereof excluded. Liability will only be held from that point in time in which the concrete breach of law was realized. Upon awareness of this, we will promptly delete this content.

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Liability for links

Our website offer contains links to external third-party websites. We do not have any influence upon this external content nor can we take liability for it. Only the related party or provider may be held responsible for the content of the linked sites. However, the sites have been carefully searched for possible breaches of law at the moment of the linkage. Illicit content of the sites was not found during linkage. A permanent monitoring of the content of the linked sites is not feasible without concrete indication of a breach of law. Upon awareness of any infringement, the link(s) in question will be promptly deleted.

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The works and contents compiled by the website operator on this website are subject to the German copyright law. Any duplication, editing, distribution or any kind of utilization exceeding copyright limitations must be approved by the author or the website operator in written form. Downloads and copies of this page are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Should the content of this page not have been created by the provider, the copyrights of third parties will be complied with. Nevertheless, if you should become aware of a copyright violation, we request that you notify us accordingly. Upon awareness of this infringement, we will promptly delete this content.

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Data protection

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1.1. Introductory remarks on data protection
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your privacy is important to us. Our contact details can be found in the Imprint.
The following provisions serve to inform you about the processing of personal data in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in particular taking into account the information obligations under Articles 12 to 14 GDPR, and to inform you about the rights of data subjects under the GDPR in accordance with Articles 15 to 22 and 34 GDPR.

1.2. Subject of data protection
Subject of data protection are personal data. This includes, for example, information such as your name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but may also include usage data such as your IP address.

2. Scope of data collection and storage

It is generally not necessary for you to provide personal data to use our website. In order for us to actually provide our services, however, we may require your personal information. This applies both to sending information or goods ordered and also to answering individual requests. If you commission us to provide a service or send goods, we collect and store your personal data, however, in general only when it is necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. For this purpose, it may be necessary to disclose your personal information to companies which we use to provide the service or execute the contract. These include, for example, transport companies or other service providers. If we perform one of the undermentioned or other activities or services, we would like to collect and store your personal data and will ask you for your express consent at the appropriate place on our website:

  • Sending a newsletter
  • Personalisation of our website
  • Further services and offers for which your express consent for data collection is required.

On completion of the contract, your data will be blocked and deleted after the retention periods established by tax and commercial law, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data.
If you registered for our newsletter with your e-mail address, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes, including beyond the conclusion of contractual relationships, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

3. Data collection through the use of cookies

Our website uses “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow analysis of your use of the website. For example, information about the operating system, browser, your IP address, the website you previously accessed (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website is recorded. The information generated by this text file about the use of our website is transferred to a server and stored there. dvi will use this information to evaluate your use of our website to compile reports on website activity. This use is made anonymously or pseudonymised. No personal data of the user is stored, only the Internet protocol address. This information is used to automatically recognise you on your next visit to our website and to facilitate navigation. Cookies enable us, for instance, to customise a website in line with your interests, or to store your password so that you do not have to reenter it each time. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. If you do not wish us to recognise your computer, you can adjust your web browser settings, setting your browser to block cookies before a cookie is saved by selecting "block all cookies". For full details of how this works, please read the browser's instructions. If you do not accept cookies, this may limit the functionality of our services. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. To do this, you must disable storage of cookies in your Internet browser. For more information, please refer to your browser's instructions for use.

4. Collection and storage of usage data

In order to improve our website, we collect and store data such as date and time of the page request, the page from which you have accessed our site, and similar details. This is done anonymously, without personally identifying the users of the site. If necessary, user profiles are created using pseudonyms. In this instance as well, there is also no link between the individual behind the pseudonym and the collected usage data. We also use cookies for collection and storage of usage data. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and serve to store statistical information such as the operating system, the program you use to access the Internet (Browser), IP address, the website previously accessed (referrer URL) and the time. This data is collected only for statistical purposes, to further optimise our website and make our Internet offers even more attractive. Collection and storage is completely anonymous or using a pseudonym and cannot be used to identify you as a person.

4.1. Assigned data use
We adhere to the principle of assigned data and use, and therefore collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have provided it to us. Your data will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary to provide the service or to execute the contract. Personal data will only be transmitted to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive such information within the scope of the statutory information obligations or if we are ordered to do so by a competent court. We also take internal company privacy very seriously. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are sworn to secrecy and to comply with data protection regulations.

4.2. Right of information and revocation
You may at any time receive, free of charge, information about the data we have stored about you without stating any further reason. You can block, correct or delete any data we have stored about you at any time. You may also revoke your consent to us for collecting and using information, without stating a reason, at any time. To do so, please use the contact address indicated in the Legal Notice. If you have further questions about our data protection and how we process your personal data, feel free to contact us at any time.

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Privacy notice for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. 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 is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the website provider, Google uses 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the storing 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. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie on your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in available at this link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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Privacy notice for the use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:
The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. With the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for a content +1, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked on +1. Your +1 entries can be displayed along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and adverts on the Internet.

Google records information on your +1activities to improve Google's services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a worldwide public Google profile, which needs to contain at least the chosen name for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content under your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your e-mail address or have any other identifying information about you.

Using the data collected:
In addition to the above-mentioned uses, the information you provide in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy will be used. Google may release accumulated statistics on the +1activities of the user or give these findings to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

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Privacy notice for the use of | Facebook plug-ins (“like” button)

On our website, we have integrated plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You recognise the Facebook plug-in by the Facebook logo or the "like” button on our website. You will find an overview of Facebook-plug-ins at http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When visiting our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. Facebook can thus connect your visit to our website with your user account. We point out that as providers of the website; we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this by Facebook. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account beforehand.

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Privacy notice for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated onto our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "re-tweet" function, the website you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We point out that as providers of the website; we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and usage of this by Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy preferences for Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

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Privacy notice for use of Xing

The "XING share button" is used on our website. Using this website via your browser establishes a connection to servers at XING AG ("XING"), which provide the "XING share button" functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value). XING stores no personal information from you by use of this website and in particular, no IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of your user behaviour using cookies in connection with the "XING share button". The current data protection information "XING share button" and additional information are available on our website at http://www.xing.com/app/share?op=button_builder.

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