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Privacy Policy of

Responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

Bundesverband Freier Tankstellen und
unabhängiger deutscher Mineralölhändler e.V. (bft)
Ippendorfer Allee 1d
D-53127 Bonn
Tel. +49 (0)228 / 91029-44
Fax +49 (0)228 / 91029-45
Represented by the
President: Duraid El Obeid
CEO: RA Stephan Zieger
Manager Main Office: Sarah Schmitt



General inquiries about the content and offerings of this website can also be sent via our contact form.

Please send inquiries about data protection to:

1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we only collect and use personal data from our users to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functioning website and is permitted by statutory provisions, or you permit us to collect and use it.

2. Legal basis for processing personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the person concerned for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data. In order to safeguard our legitimate interests, data may be processed to ensure the functionality of our website as part of a balancing of interests. Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for this.

3. Data Erasure and Storage Duration

The personal data of the person concerned are regularly deleted if the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if there is a right or an obligation to store the personal data concerned under the applicable law. In such a case, the regular deletion takes place when the alternative purpose of the storage obligation or the storage right has been achieved.

4. Data collection and data use of personal data of the website

4.1 Log Files

When you visit our website, our web server temporarily records the following data in so-called server log files for the purpose of system security:
– the domain name or the IP address of the requesting computer (client)
– the time and date of access,
– the accessed URL or resource,
– the HTTP status code,
– the homepage from which you are visiting us, – the names of requested files,
– the amount of data transferred,
– the browser type and browser version,
– the operating system used (also for mobile devices such as smartphones)

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Storage in log files takes place to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
Our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR also lies in these purposes.
The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

4.2 Email Contact

You can contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR. If contact is made by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The user has the option to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.
You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us in text form, e.g. by sending an email to The communication can then no longer be continued.

4.3 Contact Form

You can also send us a non-binding inquiry using the contact form provided on our website. The transmitted data (name, e-mail address, telephone number or website link) is forwarded to us by e-mail via this SSL-encrypted form via our hoster and Internet provider and is only stored in e-mail form. After the request has been answered or if you do not wish us to process it further, this information will be deleted unless there is a statutory obligation to retain it or rights to retain it. Further data processing or use for other purposes and disclosure to third parties does not take place.
The legal basis for processing your personal data in the context of processing your contact request is Art. 6 lit f. GDPR.

4.4. Newsletter

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. This involves the following data: first name, last name, e-mail address and country, as well as data on the company and postal code if this is provided voluntarily

4.5 Cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a web server to your hard drive. As a result, we automatically receive certain data of a technical nature, such as B. the assigned IP address of the accessing computer or end device, the browser variant and browser version used, the operating system used by the computer or end device, the access time to the website (date and time) and information about the Internet used to establish the website connection -Service- Provider.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or deliver malware such as viruses and Trojan horses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make it easier for you to navigate our website and enable our websites to be displayed and function correctly. Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or be linked to personal data without your consent.

In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the respective settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Which cookies are set by our website and what function do the cookies perform?

In order to enable the user of to choose which cookies are stored on his device when using the website, uses a so-called cookie consent tool, which is activated the first time efuel is displayed.

You can use the following function to configure the cookie content tool individually:

[borlabs-cookie type=”btn-cookie-preference” title=”Lorem ipsum” element=”link”/]

The user has the option for the categories of statistics, marketing and external media to choose whether the cookies may be set. Necessary cookies are necessary for the website to function and for storing consent and cannot be deactivated.

Here is an overview of the cookies we use:

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable basic technical functions and are required for the website to function properly and cannot be blocked. In addition to the cookies listed under point 8, the cookies listed here are particularly relevant.

To save this consent (opt-in), it is necessary for a separate cookie to be set. If a user deletes his browser cache, will ask for cookie consent again.

The following cookies are used as standard on our website to ensure the functionality of certain content (e.g. shopping cart, web shop, secure login to customer account):

Type of Cookie Cookie-Name Description Lifetime
Necessary Cookies
borlabs-cookie, cookie_notice_accepted, CONSENT Stores the visitor’s preferences selected in the Borlabs Cookie cookie box. 1 Year
PHPSESSID Serves to identify a session of a logged-in user Sitzung
HSID, SAPISID, SID, SSID, APISID This security cookie authenticates users, prevents fraudulent use of credentials and protects user data from unauthorized access. 2 Jahre
nectar_love Saves content in the browser that the user puts on the watch list. 1 Year
redux_current_tab, redux_current_tab_get Improve navigation between browser windows 1 Year
SEARCH_SAMESITE Prevents cross-site requests (so-called cross-site requests). 2 Years
tk_ai Stores a randomly generated anonymous ID. This cookie is only used within the admin area to track general analytics. Session
wordpress_sec, wordpress_logged_in Serves to identify a login when a user has logged into their WordPress account or uses certain WordPress functionalities. Session
wp-settings Stores specific settings made by a WordPress user 1 Year
email_id Identifies the email address of the logged-in user 1 Day
wfa/wfaf Set by the internal security tool Wordfence to ensure the security of the website 1 Day
Tools for statistical evaluation integrated on our website set the cookies listed here after an opt-in. The evaluation only takes place on our web server, no personal data is transferred abroad. If statistical cookies are accepted, manual consent is no longer required to access this website again.
Type of Cookie Cookie-Name Description Lifetime
_pk_*.* (Matomo) Matomo cookie for website analysis. Generates statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.  1 Year
External Media
External media embedded on our website, such as content from video platforms and social media platforms, are blocked by default. If cookies from external media are accepted, access to this content no longer requires manual consent when called up.
Type of Cookie Cookie-Name Description Lifetime
External Media
fb_ Used to unblock Facebook content. Session
pigeon_state Used to unblock Instagram content. Session
__widgetsettings, local_storage_support_test Used to unblock Twitter content. Session
NID Used to unblock Youtube content. 6 Month


5. Rights of the data subject

If personal data is processed by you, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you are entitled to the rights of the data subject in accordance with Art. 15 et seq. GDPR under the conditions specified in the GDPR. This includes the following rights towards us.
You have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data being processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria that determine the storage period, the existence a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about their details;
in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
According to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert or exercise legal claims ;
pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you use them to assert, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible;
pursuant to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future;
to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to is sufficient.

Automated decision-making in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR does not take place on our website – with the exception of the website analysis in accordance with Section 8.

You have the right to complain to a competent data protection authority. The responsible data protection authority for us is the Berlin data protection officer for data protection and freedom of information, whose contact information can be found at

6. SSL Encryption

In order to protect the security of the transmission of your data between the web browser you are using and our web server, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.
With this method, encryption is initiated on a connection between the web server and web browser, which enables the encrypted transfer of the data entered in a website session between the website user’s internet browser and the website operator’s web server. For the contact forms used on this website, we use encryption via StartTLS / SMTPS, which enables encrypted sending of inquiries via the contact form.

7. Integration of external media

7.1 Integration of YouTube videos

This website uses embedded YouTube videos so that YouTube videos can be played directly on this page.

YouTube is a service offered in the EU, EEA and Switzerland by Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4. Ireland.

We have embedded the YouTube videos on our website in “extended data protection mode”. As a result, calling up one of our websites on which YouTube videos are embedded and clicking on these videos does not yet result in your data being transmitted to Google. Before this data is transferred, you will be asked to give your consent. Consent can be given either via our cookie banner, which you can adjust at any time under data protection settings, or under data protection settings.

If you have given this consent or call up a video directly on YouTube (e.g. on our YouTube channel), your data may be transmitted by Google to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In this way, Google evaluates your use of our video offer on YouTube in order to compile anonymous reports on the video views for us and to provide us with other services related to video use.

You can find more information on data protection from YouTube in the provider’s data protection declaration at:


7.2 Facebook and Instagram Fan Pages

We maintain social media profiles on the social networks of Facebook and Instagram (so-called “fan pages”). We regularly publish and share content on our fan pages. The operators of the social networks record your usage behavior via cookies and similar technologies for every interaction on our fan pages or other Facebook or Instagram websites. As the operator of the fan site, we can view general statistics about the interests and demographic characteristics (e.g. age, gender, region) of fan site visitors. If you use social networks, the type, scope and purpose of processing data from social networks are primarily determined by the social network operators.

We act as the responsible content provider for our fan pages. Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”) provides the social networks Facebook and Instagram. If you communicate directly with us via our fan pages or share personal content with us, we are responsible for the processing of your data. When you visit our Fan Pages, we collect any communications, content and other information that you provide directly to us, such as when you post something on a Fan Page or send us a private message. If you have a social network account, we may also see your public information, such as your username, information in your public profile, and content that you share with a public audience.

An exception applies to the data processing described below for usage analysis (page insights); here we are jointly responsible with Facebook.

In addition, Facebook also processes your personal data for its own purposes when you visit or use fan pages. Facebook’s own processing of your data is not dealt with in this data protection notice. Since we have no influence, insight and control over this data processing by Facebook, we would like to refer you to Facebook and Instagram’s own data protection guidelines for further information:

Processing in joint responsibility for usage analysis (page insights)
Whenever you interact with Fan Pages, Facebook uses cookies and similar technologies to track usage behavior of Fan Page visits. On this basis, the operators of fan sites receive so-called “page insights”. Page Insights” only contain statistical, depersonalized (anonymized) information about the visitors of the fan page, which can therefore not be assigned to a specific person. We have no access to the personal information that Facebook used to create Page Insights (“Page Insights data “). The selection and processing of the Page Insights data is carried out exclusively by Facebook.

Page Insights provide us with information about how our fan pages are used, what interests the visitors of our fan pages have and which topics and content are particularly popular. This enables us to optimize our fan page activities, e.g. by better responding to the interests and usage habits of our audience when planning and selecting content.

We and Facebook are joint controllers for the processing of your data to provide Page Insights. To this end, we and Facebook have entered into an agreement on which company fulfills the data protection obligations under the GDPR in relation to the processing of Page Insights data.

You can view the shared controller agreement with Facebook here
: can also find one
Summary of this Agreement provided by Facebook here

If you have consented to the creation of Page Insights data for Facebook, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) a GDPR (consent). Otherwise, the legal basis is Article 6 (1) f GDPR, whereby our legitimate interests lie in the purposes mentioned above.
Your rights as a data subject also apply to data processing for Page Insights. For the purposes of processing your Page Insights data with Facebook, we have agreed with Facebook that Facebook is primarily responsible for providing you with information about the processing of your Page Insights data and for exercising your rights as a data subject under the GDPR (e.g. right of objection). Further information about your rights as a data subject in connection with the Page Insights and how you can exercise them directly against Facebook can be found here:

7.3 Social Media Plugins

We use social plug-ins from the social networks LinkedIn, XING, Twitter and Instagram on our website. You can recognize them by the logo of the respective social network.

a) LinkedIn

Our website uses the social plug-in of the LinkedIn network, whose provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you click on the LinkedIn “Share button” (plug-in), you will be forwarded to your user account in a separate browser window – provided you are logged into your LinkedIn user account – and you can view the electronic publication stored on our website with the addition of a comment share. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. In addition, LinkedIn will then be able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and their use by LinkedIn. For more information, see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at:


Our website also uses the “share function” of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. If you click on the XING “Share-Button” (plug-in), you will be redirected to your user account in a separate browser window – provided you are logged into your XING user account – and you can view the electronic publication stored on our website with the addition of a comment share. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the XING server. XING receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data or how it is used by XING. You can find more information on this in the XING data protection declaration at:

c) Twitter

Plugins of the short message network of Twitter Inc. (Twitter) are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Twitter plugins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site. You can find an overview of tweet buttons here:
If you access a page on our website that contains such a plugin, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Twitter “tweet button” while you are logged into your Twitter account, you can link the content of our pages to your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to associate your visit to our site with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter.
If you do not want Twitter to be able to assign your visit to our pages, please log out of your Twitter user account.
You can find more information on this in Twitter’s privacy policy (

d) Instagram

Plugins from the social network Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA (“Instagram”) are also integrated on this website. You can recognize the Instagram plugin by the “Instagram button” on our site.
If you click the “Instagram button” while you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our site with your user account. We would like to point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or how it is used by Instagram. For more information, see Instagram’s privacy policy:

8. Website Analysis

We use Matomo, an open source software, for the statistical evaluation of user access to our website. The data processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR, namely our interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

Matomo shortens the user’s IP address before storing it. Matomo uses cookies, which are stored on your device and enable an analysis of your use of our website. Pseudonymous usage profiles can be created from the processed data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is stored on a server operated by our service provider and is not passed on to third parties.

The collection, processing and evaluation take place on our own servers by our IT service provider.
It is possible to prevent the use of Matomo by removing the check mark for Matomo in the “Privacy Settings” section.
Further information on data protection at Matomo can be found under the following link:

Opt-out for tracking with Matomo/Piwik

You can use the following function to opt out of tracking with Matomo/Piwik. A cookie is stored on your device, which prevents statistical recording in Matomo. If this cookie is deleted, the opt-out must be carried out again.

9. Receiver of personal data

We only pass on your personal data to external third parties if this is necessary to process your request, if there is another legal permission or if we have your consent to do so. External recipients can in particular be service providers that we use to provide services, for example in the areas of technical infrastructure and maintenance of our website. Such processors are carefully selected by us and regularly checked. You may only use the data for the purposes specified by us and according to our instructions.

If data is transferred to other bodies whose registered office or place of data processing is not in a member state of the European Union or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, we ensure before transfer that, outside of exceptional cases permitted by law, recipient either has an adequate level of data protection or you have given your consent to the data transfer. We use standard contractual clauses for data transfers to the US.

10. Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always corresponds to the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new content, services and website offers. The new data protection declaration, which can be accessed at this URL, then applies to your next visit.

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