Privacy policy

The Business Application Research Center (BARC GmbH) considers customer privacy to be very important and strives to protect the information collected in conjunction with the use of this site. By submitting information, you agree to BARC’s use of the information as described below.

Information collection and use

In order to access certain areas or documents of the Web site, you will be required to complete a registration form.

Information sharing and disclosure

BARC does not sell the information collected on the site to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties without your permission. You may authorize us to share your contact information with business partners, and third parties, including vendors whose products are profiled on the Web site. If you opt-in our business partners and third parties may contact you via e-mail. Information collected on the site may occasionally be transferred to customer offices and BARC offices located throughout the world, including outside the European Union.


A cookie is a small piece of computer code that allows a Web site to identify users. This site uses cookies that are stored temporarily in your Web browser. They are necessary to identify you as an authorized user while browsing the site and do not contain any personal information that you have provided to the site.


BARC provides its users with a secure online experience. To do this, we use a variety of security measures, including 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology, to protect personal information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized BARC employees can access personal information, and these employees are required to treat this information as confidential.

Usage tracking

We monitor how you use our Web site, including the names of documents downloaded. BARC may rely on this data to identify relevant product offerings and subscription plans.

IP addresses

In addition to the IP address, other information regarding data retrieval, where applicable, will be saved in the log file of the Web server used by us. This can include:

  • operating system of the calling computer
  • browser version of the calling computer
  • name of the retrieved file
  • date and time of the retrieval
  • amount of data transferred
  • referring URL

The saved data is only stored and used for statistical purposes and for the purpose of correcting errors. We cannot establish a personal reference from the data on a regular basis.

Google Analytics

The Web analytics tool “Google Analytics” is used on this Web site. The purpose of this use is to design the Web page in such a fashion that it meets its users’ requirements. The Web analysis also enables us, above all, to detect and rectify problems with the Web page, e.g. through broken links. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the Web site. During this process, “client IDs” are used that serve to create pseudonymous user profiles, which jointly record the use of the Web pages by desktop computers and mobile devices by a user.

The information about your use of this Web site generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is saved. Since we have activated the “IP anonymization” feature on this Web site, your IP address will be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this Web site, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the Web site, to compile reports on Web site activities, and to provide other services related to the use of the Web site and the Internet to the Web site operator. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google.

You can prevent the saving of cookies using a setting in your browser software; however, we point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this Web site to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie relating to your use of the Web site, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following URL – This browser add-on prevents the collection of data by Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents the collection of your data when you visit this Web site in the future.

Links to other Web sites

BARC’s Web site may contain links to other Web sites. Please be aware that BARC is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by BARC Web sites.

Notification of policy changes

We will notify you about significant changes to our privacy policy by placing a notice on our Web site. In some instances, we may also send a notice to the e-mail address specified in your user profile.

This privacy policy was last updated on October 1, 2016.


If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Business Application Research Center (BARC GmbH)
A CXP Group Company
Berliner Platz 7
97080 Würzburg
Tel.: +49 931 880 651-0
Fax: +49 931 880 651-28