Data Protection

We are pleased that you have visited our website and are interested in our company, products and services. It is important to us to protect your personal data while you are on the website and while we are handling your business. For this reason, we would like to inform you about how we will handle your data.

This Data Protection is applicable for the online presences of the following publishers which are all part of the Bärenreiter group.

Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG

Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35–37
34131 Kassel
Alkor-Edition Kassel GmbH
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35
34131 Kassel

The relevant websites are as follows:;;;;;;;;;;

Subject matter of the data protection

The subject matter of data protection is personal data. In accordance with Article 4, subsection 1 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), personal data refers to specific personal or factual information relating to a certain individual or an individual who can be identified. According to the type of contract, this can include your name and address as well as other sensitive information e.g. bank details.

Visiting our homepage

When visiting the homepage for purpose of mere information without registration or any other form of submitting data, no personal data will be stored. In order to measure the number of hits, anonymous data on the number of hits is stored in the log file. It is not possible to identify individual users from this.

– IP address

– Date and time of the enquiry

– Time zone difference to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

– Content of the request (specific page)

– Access status / HTTP status code

– Data volume transferred in each case

– Webpage the request originates from

– Browser

– Operating system and its interface

– Language and version of the browser software

For technical reasons, this is necessary for us in order to display the respective webpage to you and to ensure the stability and security.

The legal basis for the data collection is Article 6, section 1, lit. f of the GDPR.

Establishing contact

When you establish contact with us by e-mail or through a contact form, the data provided by you (e.g. your e-mail address as well as your name, your address and your telephone number, if applicable) will be stored in order to respond to your questions. We will erase the data that accumulates in that context after its storage is no longer required or we will restrict its processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

Your rights

In relation to us, you have the following rights regarding the personal data concerning you:

– Right of access by the data subject

– Right to rectification and erasure

– Right to restriction of the processing

– Right to object against the processing,

– Right to data portability.

In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with a regulatory authority responsible for data protection about us processing your personal data.

Collection and processing of data

We use the personal data which you have made available to us exclusively for contractual purposes and to cultivate our business relationship with you. We strive to offer you the best possible service. For this reason, we may contact you by e-mail (e. g. per newsletter), by telephone or by fax to inform you about our latest offers. This will only happen with your express agreement, which can be withdrawn at any time.

Use and transfer of personal data

If personal data has been provided to us, we will use it exclusively for answering queries and for performing the contracts concluded with our customers. Personal data will only be forwarded to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of performing a contract – in particular transfer of order data to suppliers – or for invoicing purposes. We carefully select this external service providers and place orders with them; they are bound by our instructions and are monitored on a regular basis. In order to protect our customers and ourselves from malpractice, we pass on personal data to third parties for credit assessment if necessary.

Furthermore, we may transfer your personal data to third parties if we offer, together with partners, participations in actions, price games, contract conclusions or similar services. You receive further information in that regard when submitting your personal data or in the description of the respective offer.

If our service providers or partners have their seat in a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you in the description of the respective offer about the consequences of this circumstance.

Right to information, revocation

If you have granted your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke it at any time. Such a revocation will influence the permissibility of the processing of your data subsequent to you having declared it in relation to us.

In accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR we will inform our customers on request and within a reasonable period of time about information stored on them. We delete personal data if the information is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued when the data was stored or if our customers revoke their consent in relation to the storage and use of data.

If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not required for fulfilling a contract with you, which we set out in each case in the description of the functions of the specific project. If you submit such an objection, we kindly request that you state the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we did before. If you have submitted your founded objection, we will examine the situation and will either cease the data processing or adjust it or state our mandatory reasons worth of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

Of course, you may object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. Any revocation concerning one of the aforementioned publishers should be addressed to:

Such a revocation will influence the permissibility of the processing of your data subsequent to you having declared it in relation to us.


We take all of the necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from being lost or misused.


This data security statement applies to the online presences of the publishers mentioned above. We choose the external links on our homepages with great care. However we have no influence over the content of linked pages or over the compliance with the legal data protection regulations by the respective operating companies. We therefore recommend to you to carefully read the data protection regulations of each website which collects personal data.

Controller in accordance with Article 4, subsection 7 of the GDPR regarding data protection issues

If you have questions in regard to the processing of your personal data, please contact the following address:

Bärenreiter-Verlag Karl Vötterle GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich-Schütz-Allee 35–37
34131 Kassel

You may contact our data protection officer at: 
or by mail to our postal address, FAO “Der Datenschutzbeauftragte”.

Version of May 2023