§ 1 SUBJECT OF UPIK AND PURPOSE OF THE D&B D-U-N-S NUMBER
UPIK® (“Unique Partner Identification Key”) is an online platform relating to use of the D&B D-U-N-S Number. The D&B D-U-N-S Number is a unique identifier. It is based on an identification number system developed by Dun &Bradstreet Inc., with numbers assigned to companies and similar economic factors (companies within the meaning of §14 of the German Civil Code (BGB)). D&B D-U-N-S Numbers serve the purpose of simplifying the dialogue and traceability of business partners in national and international financial transactions, particularly in the context of preparing for and implementing business relationships. The UPIK platform can be used to apply for D&B D-U-N-S Numbers, manage the corresponding user data and determine the names or D&B D-U-N-S Numbers of other economic actors via a search function. The provider of the UPIK website and the user’s contract partner for services relating to the UPIK online platform is Dun & Bradstreet Deutschland GmbH, Robert-Bosch-Straße 11, 64293 Darmstadt (“D&B”).
§ 2 ASSIGNMENT OF A D&B D-U-N-S NUMBER
The offer of assigning a D&B D-U-N-S Number is non-binding. The application to assign a D&B D-U-N-S Number is accepted with notification of the D&B D-U-N-S Number. There is no legal entitlement to the assignment of a D&B D-U-N-S Number.
§ 3 COSTS
Use of the D&B D-U-N-S Number is always free of charge, as are the application and assignment process. Exceptions may apply to special services in the context of the assignment (such as accelerated processes or processes involving foreign countries). In such cases, the user will be specially notified of any costs that may arise before the order.
§ 4 LOGIN DATA
A login is required to use some services of the UPIK online platform, for which the user is assigned personal login data after prior registration. The login data must be treated confidentially.
§ 5 DATA PROTECTION NOTICE ACCORDING TO ART. 13, 14 GDPR
D&B processes the data entered when using the UPIK online platform for order processing and user management. The mandatory information required by law to process personal data in the context of a user relationship can be found in the download area
of the D&B websites, under “Data Protection Notice for Customers and Business Partners”. In addition, the information relating to the company requesting and being assigned a D&B D-U-N-S Number is added to the D&B commercial databases in accordance with the intended purpose as described in § 1. The mandatory information required by law to process personal data for information purposes can be found in the download area of the D&B websites, under “Data Protection Notice for Persons in Information Data Inventory”.
Last updated: August 2023