d&b data privacy protection policy

Protecting the security and privacy of personal data is important to d&b; business is conducted in compliance with the applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. d&b hope the policy outlined below will help the user understand what data may be collected, how it will be used, safeguarded and with whom it may be shared.

Personal data

Through the website, d&b will not collect any personal data, for example name, address, telephone number or email address unless voluntarily provided.

Purpose of use

When personal data is provided, it is usually used to respond to inquiries, process orders, or provide access to specific information or offers. In supporting customer relationships:

  • d&b may store and process personal data and share it with worldwide affiliates and partners to help improve products and services,
  • d&b or a partner may use personal data to contact customers about a d&b offer in support of their business needs.

d&b do not sell or otherwise market personal data to third parties.

Purpose limitation

d&b will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied online only for the original purposes unless the disclosure is:

  • a use of the personal data for any additional purpose, that is directly related to the original collected purpose,
  • necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with the user,
  • required by law, or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
  • necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defence,
  • necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as wilful attacks on d&b information technology systems.

Communications or utilization data

Through the user's use of telecommunication services to access the d&b website, the user's communication data, Internet protocol address or utilization data, for example information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunication services accessed, are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. If there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of that data will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.


d&b uses technical and organisational security measures to protect the user's personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access.

Links to other websites

The d&b website contains links to other websites. d&b is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. When a link is created, the content of that link is checked. d&b assures that on the time of creation there was no illegal content on the linked page. d&b has no influence over subsequent changes of linked pages or the content of continuative links on the other websites.

Questions and comments

d&b will respond to reasonable requests to review personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If the user has any questions or comments about the d&b data privacy protection policy, please use the Feedback form. Changes to the data privacy protection policy will be posted on this page. Please check this page regularly to keep up to date.

Non-personal data

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses "cookies", which are 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 will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. Your IP address will be anonymized prior to its storage. d&b may use this data and share it with worldwide affiliates to monitor the popularity of the website's different pages and to improve their performance or content. You may refuse the use 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.