Privacy Policy

Data Protection on the Internet

Information about data processing pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 GDPR
Below you can find further information about the nature, scope and purpose of the capture and use of data when you visit our website.

The bremenports websites are continuously developed and adapted to match the changing requirements of a customer-focused, interactive information platform.

In respect of the existing website and any other content placed on the website in future, we assure you that we store, process and/or disclose your personal data only if you have actively provided the data, e.g. by subscribing to a particular service provided by our website.

Your personal data will be processed only for the purpose for which it has been provided. The data will be disclosed to third parties only if we are legally obliged to do so or if you have given your written consent.

1. Anonymous data capture

As a matter of principle, you can visit our website without telling us who you are. We save neither the name of your internet service provider, nor the website from which you are visiting us nor the name of the file you have requested.

2. Capturing and processing personal data

Your personal data will be captured only if you disclose the data of your own accord when subscribing to our newsletter, applying for a job at bremenports or using our contact form to get in touch with us.

Any data you have entered in the contact form, such as your name, company, e-mail address and telephone number, will be used only for the purpose of direct communication with you.

You are obliged to tell us your e-mail address when you subscribe to our newsletter. The data will be used only to send you the newsletter. The newsletter contains information about the latest events at the ports in Bremen and Bremerhaven and about the port management company bremenports. Your e-mail address will be saved until you unsubscribe to the newsletter, which you can do by clicking the corresponding link in the newsletter or by informing us that you no longer wish to subscribe. This will not entail any costs other than the basic rate transmission costs. Cancellation of your subscription automatically revokes your consent to the use of your e-mail address, which will then be erased immediately.

Any personal data disclosed in connection with an application for a job at bremenports will be used only in connection with the application procedure and erased immediately on completion of that procedure.

3. Cookies

Amongst other things, our website uses cookies which are intended to make our website more effective, secure and user-friendly, for instance to enable faster navigation. Cookies also provide us with information about how many hits our website attracts and about the general navigation. Cookies are small text files which are stored in your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transmitted from our server to your computer system; most of these refer to session cookies, which are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of your browser session. Other cookies remain in your computer system and enable us to recognise your computer system the next time you visit our website (permanent cookies). You can, of course, refuse to allow cookies at any time, if your browser offers that option.

4. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie (inclusive of your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about the website activities for the website operator and to provide other services relating to website and internet use. Google may also disclose this information to third parties, if legally obliged to do so or if the third party concerned processes the data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google link your IP address with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software to that option; however, please note that in that case you may not be able to make full use of all the website functions. By using the website, you give your consent for Google to use the data captured about you in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above. You can revoke your consent to data capture and storage with effect for the future at any time. Please contact the address stated in our “Legal” section if you wish to do so. Alternatively, you can use the deactivation add-on of Google Analytics ( if this is supported by your browser.

Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the Anonymise IP module. This shortens your IP address so that no direct link between you and the data is possible.

5. Confidentiality

We implement both technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data. Our employees are bound by the special confidentiality obligations which normally apply to business enterprises.

6. Right to information

Pursuant to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the corresponding German Data Protection Act and Bremen’s Implementation Directive for the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you as the data subject have the following rights, provided that the relevant legal requirements are satisfied:

  • Right to information, Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR
  • Right to erasure, Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR
  • You have the right to revoke the consent which you have granted to processing of the data at any time with effect for the future.

7. Complaints

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of data protection legislation or that your data protection rights have otherwise been infringed, you can submit a complaint to the competent regulatory body. The competent regulatory body for the Federal Land of Bremen is the State Commissioner for Data Protection [Die Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit], represented by Dr Imke Sommer, Arndtstrasse 1, 27570 Bremerhaven, +49(0)471/596-2010, +49(0)421/361-2010

8. Data security

Your personal data is SSL-encrypted before transmission. Technical and organisational security measures are in place to protect our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons.

9. Transmission of data of job applicants

On submitting your application documents, you give your consent for bremenports GmbH & Co. KG to process personal data such as your name, salutation, address, telephone number, date of birth, educational qualifications, professional experience, target salary as well as the data and images contained in your letter of application, CV, certificates, references, testimonials and any other documents submitted to enable us to process your inquiry and handle the application procedure.

If bremenports GmbH & Co. KG concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored in compliance with the statutory regulations for the purpose of handling the employment contract. If no employment contract is concluded with an applicant, the application documents will be erased six months after the announcement of the rejection decision, unless the applicant has granted his/her consent for the documents to be stored for a specific purpose pursuant to Art. 6, Section 1, Point a GDPR for a period of 2 years. You can revoke this consent at any time without stating reasons by informing the HR department of bremenports GmbH & Co. KG in a letter or by e-mail (

Data processing is performed on the basis of the statutory regulations and Art. 6, Section 1, Point a (Consent) and Point b (Necessary for the performance of a contract) GDPR.

10. Data protection management System

bremenports has implemented a certified quality management system pursuant to ISO EN 9001:2015 since 2017. These QM measures also include verified processes for data security. bremenports uses roXtra as its QM software. This structure also includes detailed documentation, descriptions, templates etc. to satisfy the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

11. Updates

We reserve the right to adapt this Privacy Policy as necessary in line with technical developments and/or legal changes or in connection with the offer of our products and services.

12. Further information and contacts

If you have any further questions or suggestions relating to data protection, please get in touch with us. If you have any questions about the capture, processing or use of your personal data, or about the provision of information, rectification, blockage or erasure of data, wish to revoke any consent you have given or to inspect our procedures directory, please contact the company’s data protection officer Ms Martina Wellbrock.

Data Protection Officer
Martina Wellbrock
Am Strom 2
27568 Bremerhaven

13. Updates

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