Privacy Policy according to the GDPR

I. Name and address of the person responsible

Ebner Media Group GmbH & Co KG
Karlstraße 3
89073 Ulm

Fax: +49 731 88005 - 5201
E-mail: info@ebnermedia.de
Website: www.ebnermedia.de

is the responsible party in the sense of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and other national data protection laws.

II. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

AGOR AG
Niddastraße 74
60329 Frankfurt am Main Germany

Te.: +49 (0) 69 - 9494 32 410
Website: www.agor-ag.com
 E-Mail: info@agor-ag.com

Please assert your data protection rights at datenschutz@ebnermedia.de.

 

III Scope of application

This privacy policy applies to our websites, which are accessible under the following domains and their subdomains:

  • abo.wuv.de
  • provider.telecom-trade.com
  • archive.chronos.com
  • archive.com-magazine.com
  • archive.computerworld.ch
  • archive.dotnetpro.com
  • archive.labels-labels.com
  • archive.eyebizz.com
  • archiv.feuerwehrmagazin.de
  • archive.flexotiefdruck.de
  • archive.gitarrebass.de
  • archive.internetworld.com
  • archive.nordicsports.com
  • archive.page-online.com
  • archive.sazbike.com
  • archive.sazsport.com
  • archive.skimagazin.de
  • archive.spomo.com
  • archive.telecom-trade.com
  • archive.watches-magazine.com
  • archive.wanderlust-magazine.com
  • archive.watchtime.com
  • archive.webandmobile.com
  • commerce-briefing.internetworld.de
  • communicate.telecom-trade.com
  • communication.wuv.com
  • developer-media.com
  • serviceprovider.internetworld.com
  • druckawards.de
  • ebnerjobs.de
  • epaper.wuv.de
  • labels-labels.com
  • executive-briefing.wuv.com
  • companies.com-magazine.com
  • flexo gravure.com
  • internetworld-expo.com
  • jobs.com-magazine.com
  • jobs.developer-media.com
  • jobs.ebnerpublishing.com
  • jobs.eyebizz.com
  • jobs.internetworld.com
  • jobs.saz.com
  • jobs.telecom-trade.com
  • customeraccount.wuv.com
  • media.event-partner.de
  • media.print.com
  • media.production-partner.de
  • media.professional-system.de
  • microsites.wuv.com
  • motorbootonline.com
  • nordicsports.com
  • page-online.com
  • shop.feuerwehrmagazin.de
  • shop.motorbootonline.com
  • shop.natursteinonline.de
  • shop.nmg.com
  • shop.nordicsports.de
  • shop.sailingreporter.com
  • shop.skimagazin.de
  • shop.telecom-trade.com
  • shop.wanderlust-magazin.de
  • shop.wuv.de
  • show.watchtime.net
  • skimagazin.de
  • stellen.personalwirtschaft.de
  • stellenmarkt.page-online.de
  • stellenmarkt.wuv.de
  • verlag.wuv.de
  • watch-insider.com
  • whowhat.com
  • wiki.production-partner.de
  • www.amazon-world.de
  • www.bookpassion.de
  • www.boots-boerse.de
  • www.cinec.de
  • www.com-magazin.de
  • www.commerce-week.de
  • www.computerworld.ch
  • www.d2c-radar.de
  • www.delivery-days.de
  • www.developer-week.ch
  • www.developer-week.de
  • www.dotnet-developer-conference.de
  • www.dotnetpro.de
  • www.ebnermedia.de
  • www.event-partner.de
  • www.eyebizz.de
  • www.feuerwehrmagazin.de
  • www.filmundtvkamera.de
  • www.gitarrebass.de
  • www.guitarsummit.de
  • www.gutenbergshelden.de
  • www.internetworld-academy.de
  • www.internetworld-shopaward.de
  • www.internetworld.at
  • www.internetworld.de
  • www.jvm-con.de
  • www.kameramann.de
  • www.keyboards.de
  • www.ladiesbusinesscup.de
  • www.leatcon.com
  • www.live-production.tv
  • www.moonova.online
  • www.muellerundsohn.com
  • www.musikmedia.de
  • www.natursteinonline.de
  • www.new-work-days.de
  • www.nordicsports.de
  • www.onlineb2b.de
  • www.onlinepc.ch
  • www.payment-summit.de
  • www.pctipp.ch
  • www.print.de
  • www.production-partner.de
  • www.professional-system.de
  • www.promedianews.de
  • www.rettungsdienst.de
  • www.sail24.com
  • www.sazbike.de
  • www.sazsport.de
  • www.segelreporter.com
  • www.seoseaworld.de
  • www.socialmedia-professionaldays.de
  • www.socialmediaconference.de
  • www.soundandrecording.de
  • www.spomo.de
  • www.sporthandelskongress.de
  • www.studioszene.de
  • www.telecom-handel.de
  • www.the-avard.de
  • www.wanderlust-magazin.de
  • www.watchtime.com
  • www.watchtime.net
  • www.web-developer-conference.de
  • www.webundmobile.de
  • www.wow-labels.com
  • www.wuv-abo.de
  • www.wuv.de


Not all services and technologies mentioned in this privacy policy are used on every website. However, it represents all possible data processing that can be carried out on the websites. You can view and set which services are actually used on the individual pages in the cookie settings or the cookie banner of the respective website, where you will receive further information on the respective service.

IV. General information on data processing

1. the scope of the processing of personal data

We collect and use personal data of the users of our homepages only as far as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website, our contents and services.

In principle, the collection and use of personal data of our users only takes place after their consent. An exception to this principle applies in cases where processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations or obtaining prior consent is not possible for actual reasons.

2. legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal bases for the processing of personal data result in principle from:

Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO when obtaining the consent of the data subject.

Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for processing operations that serve to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a party. Included here are processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO in the case of processing which is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation.

Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. d DSGVO, if vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data.

Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the first-mentioned interest. In order to be able to base the processing of personal data on a legitimate interest, an examination is carried out in each case in consultation with the data protection officer for each relevant process, whereby the following three prerequisites must be met:

The controller or a third party has a legitimate interest in processing the personal data.
The processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interest.
interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data do not prevail.

3. data deletion and storage period

The personal data of the users will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Storage beyond this may take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the responsible party is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

 

V. Use of our websites, general information

1. description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the user's computer system. The following information is collected:

Information about the browser type and version used, the user's operating system, the user's Internet service provider, the user's IP address, the date and time of access, websites from which the user's system accesses our website, websites accessed by the user's system via our website.

The described data is stored in the log files of our systems. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. purpose and legal basis for data processing

The short-term recording of the IP address by our system is necessary to enable the delivery of the websites to the user's computer.

The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the websites. In addition, we use the data to optimize the websites 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.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The collection of their personal data for the provision of our website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the websites. Therefore, there is no possibility for the user to object.

3. duration of storage

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. If your data is collected to ensure the provision of the website, the data will be deleted when the respective session has ended.

If your data is stored in log files, it will be deleted after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible, whereby the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated in this case. An assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

 

VI General information on the use of cookies

We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If you call up a website, a cookie may be stored on your operating system. This contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

Cookies are used by us to make our homepages more user-friendly. Some elements of our websites require that the browser can be identified even after a page change.

TTDSG:
The legal basis for the storage of cookies, device identifiers and similar tracking technologies or for the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment and access to this information is the European ePrivacy Directive in conjunction with the Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG).

Please note that the legal basis for the processing of the personal data collected in this context then results from the DSGVO (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 DSGVO). The relevant legal basis for the processing of personal data in each specific case can be found below the respective cookie or the respective processing itself.

The primary legal basis for the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment - consequently in particular for the storage of cookies - is your consent, § 25 para. 1 p.1 TTDSG. Consent is given when visiting our websites - although this does not have to be given, of course - and can be revoked at any time in the cookie settings.

According to Section 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG, consent is not required if the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment or the access to information already stored in the end user's terminal equipment is absolutely necessary in order for the provider of a telemedia service to provide a telemedia service expressly requested by the user. You can see from the cookie settings which cookies are to be classified as absolutely necessary (often also referred to as "technically necessary cookies") and therefore fall under the exemption of Section 25 (2) TTDSG and therefore do not require consent.

DSGVO:
When cookies are used, for example, the following data is stored and transmitted:

Items in a shopping cart, log-in information

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies results from Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The purpose of the use of technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website.

We would like to point out that some functions of our website can only be offered with the use of cookies.

These are, for example, the following applications:

CMP Cookies from Usercentrics and Traffective, shopping cart, remembering search terms, language settings

We do not use user data collected through technically necessary cookies to create user profiles.

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted from it to our pages. As a user, you therefore have control over the use of cookies. You can restrict or deactivate the transmission of cookies by making changes in the settings of your Internet browser. You can also delete stored cookies there. Please note that you may no longer be able to use all the functions of our website if you deactivate cookies.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis and advertising purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent in this regard.

Which services are used on the respective website and which of them are only activated with your consent can be viewed and set in the respective cookie settings or cookie banners. Our websites use the following Consent Manager Platforms (CMP):

 

1. cookie consent with usercentrics

We have integrated the consent management tool "Usercentrics" (https://usercentrics.com/de/) of Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich, Germany, Phone: + 49 89 21 54 01 20, Email: contact@usercentrics.com integrated on some of our websites to request consent for data processing or the use of cookies or comparable functions. With the help of "Usercentrics" you have the possibility to give or refuse your consent for certain functionalities of our websites, e.g. for the purpose of integrating external elements, integrating streaming content, statistical analysis, coverage measurement and personalized advertising. You can use "Usercentrics" to give or refuse your consent for all functions or to give your consent for individual purposes or individual functions. The settings you have made can also be changed by you afterwards. The purpose of the integration of "Usercentrics" is to allow the users of our websites to decide on the aforementioned matters and to offer the possibility of changing settings already made in the context of the further use of our websites.

When you enter our websites, the following personal data is transferred to Usercentrics:

Your consent(s) or revocation of your consent(s), your IP address, information about your browser, information about your terminal device, time of your visit to the website.

Furthermore, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign the consent given to you or its revocation. The data collected in this way is stored until you request us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie yourself or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal storage obligations remain unaffected.

"Usercentrics" uses the Google Cloud Platform from Google Ireland Limited. The server locations are in Frankfurt and Belgium. A third country transfer to the USA cannot be excluded. However, we have concluded an order processing agreement and standard data protection clauses with the provider.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 3 p. 1 lit. a. Art. 6 para. 3 p. 1 lit. a in conjunction with. Art. 7 para. 1 DSGVO and alternatively lit. f. Usercentrics helps us with the processing of the data to fulfil our legal obligations (e.g. obligation to provide evidence). Our legitimate interests in the processing lie in the storage of user settings and preferences in relation to the use of cookies and other functionalities.

Further information on data processing by "Usercentrics" can be found in the data protection notice at usercentrics.com/en/datenschutzerklaerung/ .

2. cookie consent with Traffective

We use the consent management tool from Traffective GmbH (Kastenbauerstr. 2, 86177 Munich, Germany) on some of our websites to request consent for data processing or the use of cookies or comparable functions. The tool helps us to ensure a transparent presentation and up-to-dateness.

With the help of the consent screen, you have the option of granting or rejecting your consent for certain functionalities of our websites, e.g. for the purpose of integrating external elements, integrating streaming content, statistical analysis, coverage measurement and personalised advertising. In this way, you can give or refuse your consent for all functions or give your consent for individual purposes or individual functions. The settings you have made can also be changed by you afterwards.

In the course of using the Consent Screen, personal data, such as the IP address, as well as information about the end devices used are processed. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 3 sentence 1 lit. a. Art. 6 para 3 p. 1 lit. a in conjunction with. Art. 7 para. 1 DSGVO and alternatively lit. f. Traffective helps us with the processing of the data to fulfil our legal obligations (e.g. obligation to provide evidence). Our legitimate interests in the processing lie in the storage of user settings and preferences in relation to the use of cookies and other functionalities.

Further information on data processing can be found at https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/70389320.

 

VII. Your rights / rights of the data subjects

According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights as a data subject. You could assert these rights at: datenschutz@ebnermedia.de.

1. right to information

You have the right to receive from us as data controller the information whether and which personal data concerning you are processed by us as well as further information in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 13, 14 DSGVO.

2. right of rectification

If the personal data processed by us and relating to you is incorrect or incomplete, you have a right to rectification and/or completion. The correction will be made without delay.

3. right to restriction

You have the right to restrict the processing of personal data concerning you in accordance with the legal provisions (Art. 18 DSGVO).

4. right to erasure

If the reasons set out in Article 17 of the GDPR apply, you may request that the personal data relating to you be deleted without delay.

We would like to point out that the right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary for one of the exceptional circumstances mentioned in Art. 17 (3).

5. right to information

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data relating to you has been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You also have the right to be informed about these recipients.

6. right to data portability

Under the GDPR, you also have the right to receive the personal data relating to you that has been provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller.

7. right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. We would like to point out that the revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

8. right to object

Furthermore, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. e or f DSGVO.

9. automated decision in individual cases including profiling

Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you also have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

10. right to complain to a supervisory authority

Finally, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement.

 

VIII. Data transfer outside the EU

The GDPR ensures an equally high level of data protection within the European Union. When selecting our service providers, we therefore rely on European partners wherever possible when your personal data is to be processed. Only in exceptional cases will we have data processed outside the European Union in the context of using third-party services. We will only allow your data to be processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO are fulfilled. This means that the processing of your data may then only take place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the determination of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU officially recognised by the EU Commission or the observance of officially recognised special contractual obligations, the so-called "standard data protection clauses".

 

IX. Newsletter

1. general

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on some of our homepages, with which we inform you about our current interesting offers. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent. The data that you enter in the input mask during registration will be transmitted to us.

We collect the following data, for example, on the basis of the consent obtained from you during the registration process:

Last name, first name, e-mail address, title, company, position
Furthermore, the following data is stored at the moment of transmission:

IP address of the calling computer, date and time of registration.
Your data will not be passed on in connection with the data processing for the dispatch of newsletters. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. double opt-in and logging

The registration for our newsletters takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. After registration, you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other email addresses.

The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address.

3. legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent. The collection of the user's email address serves to deliver the newsletter.

4. deletion, revocation and objection

Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. Your e-mail address will therefore be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. The subscription to the newsletter can be terminated by you at any time by revoking your consent. For this purpose, you will find a corresponding link in each newsletter.

We would also like to point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO at any time. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct advertising.

5. statistical survey

We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behaviour when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link the data mentioned under point 1 and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID.

Links contained in the newsletter also contain this ID.

With the data obtained in this way, we create a user profile in order to tailor the newsletter to your individual interests. In doing so, we record when you read our newsletters, which links you click on in them and infer your personal interests from this. We link this data to actions you have taken on the corresponding website.

If you do not wish to be analysed by our newsletter, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message. Furthermore, you can also unsubscribe directly from the newsletter on some of our websites. The information will be stored as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter.

6. shipping service provider

We currently use the following service providers to send our newsletters:

(a) MailChimp

The dispatch of some of our newsletter offers is carried out using "MailChimp", a newsletter dispatch platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties.

We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp. We have concluded a "Data Processing Agreement" with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection provisions and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. You can view MailChimp's privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

With the help of MailChimp, we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (so-called web beacon) connects to MailChimp's servers in the USA. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you do not want any analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message.

The data processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

b) Salesforce Salescloud / Salesforce Marketing Cloud

Data that you provide to us via some of our websites (e.g. in forms for purchase, newsletter registration, contacting us, as well as the fact that you have entered a competition) is currently stored on servers in the EU in the Salesforce Sales Cloud (salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 Munich, Germany) and used to send order confirmations and shipment notices.

For sending our newsletters, for automated mailings (e.g. welcome mailing) as well as for advertising campaigns in social networks, we use the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. For this purpose, the newsletter subscriber's data is transferred from Salescloud to Marketing Cloud. The Salesforce Marketing Cloud data is stored and processed on Salesforce servers in the USA. Salesforce undertakes to comply with an appropriate level of data protection with binding internal data protection regulations in accordance with Art. 46 (2) lit. b and Art. 47 DSGVO (so-called binding corporate rules), even when processing data outside the European Union. With the help of so-called web beacons and pixels, we receive information about the click behaviour of users via the Marketing Cloud. Interaction data is stored in the Marketing Cloud directly on the user so that we can send you more targeted advertising via the Ad Studio, e.g. also via social networks. If you do not want this, you have, on the one hand, the option to turn off personalized advertising in your account settings on the social networks. In addition, you can use a different email address for the newsletters or your customer account with us than the one for your social media accounts.

For more information about Salesforce's data processing, please visit: https://www.salesforce.com/de/company/privacy/.

c) Sendinblue

We use the SendinBlue service on some pages to send newsletters. The provider in Germany is SendinBlue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin, a subsidiary of the French parent company SendinBlue SAS, 55 rue d'Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France. SendinBlue is a service that organises and analyses the sending of newsletters. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on SendinBlue's servers.

Our newsletters sent with SendinBlue allow us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. All links in the email are so-called tracking links, with which your clicks can be counted.

If you do not wish to be analysed by SendinBlue, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of SendinBlue after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses as part of an order) remains unaffected by this.

The legal basis is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit a DSGVO.

For more details, please see SendinBlue's privacy policy at: https://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/.

d) SendGrid

Some of our websites use SendGrid to send newsletters. The provider is SendGrid, Inc., 1801 California Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80202, USA.

SendGrid is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organised and analysed. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored on SendGrid's servers in the USA.

If you do not want SendGrid to analyze your data, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message.

With the help of SendGrid, it is possible for us to analyze our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see whether a newsletter message was opened and which links, if any, were clicked. In this way, we can determine, among other things, which links were clicked on particularly often.

In addition, we can see whether certain previously defined actions were carried out after opening/clicking (conversion rate). For example, we can see whether you have visited one of our websites after clicking on the newsletter.

SendGrid also allows us to subdivide newsletter recipients based on various categories. In doing so, the newsletter recipients can be subdivided according to age, gender or place of residence, for example. In this way, the newsletters can be better adapted to the respective target groups.

The data processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke this consent at any time.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of SendGrid after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

For more information on data processing by SendGrid, please visit: https://sendgrid.com/policies/security/.

In addition, we have concluded an order processing contract with SendGrid, in which we oblige SendGrid to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties. This contract can be viewed at the following link: www.craemer.com/media/templates/downloads/diverse/data_processing_addendum_blanko.pdf.

e) Mailingwork

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients and the data described in this notice are stored on the servers of mailingwork GmbH at Birkenweg 7, 09569 Oederan, Germany.
 Mailingwork uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, mailingwork may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, Mailingwork does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them ourselves or to pass them on to third parties. We trust in the reliability and the IT and data security of mailingwork.
The data processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke this consent at any time.

Furthermore, we have concluded a "Data Processing Agreement" with mailingwork. This is a contract in which mailingwork undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection provisions and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. You can view mailingwork's privacy policy here: https://mailingwork.de/datenschutzerklaerung.

(f) customer managers

The email addresses of our newsletter recipients and the data described in these notes are stored on the servers of index Internet und Mediaforschung GmbH, Zinnowitzer Straße 1, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
 Kundenmanager uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, Kundenmanager may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimise the dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, Kundenmanager does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties. We trust in the reliability and the IT and data security of Kundenmanager.
The data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke this consent at any time. We will delete your data after your revocation or after two years of the last contact on your part.

Furthermore, we have concluded a "Data Processing Agreement" with Kundenmanager. This is a contract in which Kundenmanager undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection provisions and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. You can view Kundenmanager's data protection provisions here: https://km.index.de/datenschutzerklaerung/.

g) Messenger service WhatsApp

On some of our websites you can register for our messenger service via WhatsApp with your mobile phone number. After your registration, we only store your mobile number. The processing of your mobile number is done to provide our messenger service and is not visible to other subscribers of our services. They will also not be able to send you WhatsApp messages because our messages are not sent in a Messenger group but in a broadcast list.

The legal basis for the processing is the necessity for the fulfilment of the contract or the implementation of pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO). For this purpose, we commission the service provider MessengerPeople, which uses your telephone number to send you our messages. MessengerPeople processes your data exclusively on our instructions and is contractually obligated by a so-called contract for order processing to treat your data confidentially.

You can unsubscribe from the Messenger service at any time by sending the word "stop" in our Messenger channel. If you also want to have all data deleted from the database, send the message "DELETE ALL DATA". We will then delete all data immediately or store it only to the extent that legal, statutory or contractual retention periods exist or further storage is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

More information and the privacy policy of MessengerPeople can be found at the following link: www.whatsbroadcast.com/de/datenschutz/. WhatsBroadcast may use personal data stored with WhatsApp, in particular first and last name, terminal device, profile picture and the messages exchanged via MessengerPeople. WhatsApp may in turn collect data independently. You can learn more about the purpose and scope, processing and use, your rights and setting options to protect your privacy directly from the privacy policy of WhatsApp, at the following link: https://www.messengerpeople.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung/.

 

X. Electronic contact

If you would like to contact us, there is a contact form available on some of our websites which you can use to contact us electronically. The data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are for example:

  • Salutation, title, name, e-mail, position in the company, company.

The following data is also stored at the time the message is sent:

  • The IP address of the user, date and time of the sending process

Furthermore, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

The data is used exclusively for the processing of the communication recording.

The legal basis for the processing of the contact request and its handling is regularly Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. b DSGVO.

If further personal data is processed during the sending process, this is only used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

Typeform

We use the Typeform service provided by TYPEFORM SL, C/Bac de Roda, 163 (Local), 08018 Barcelona Spain (Typeform) for some of our contact forms. This allows us to provide you with an easy way to contact us.

Typeform is the recipient of your personal data and acts as a processor for us. In addition, Typeform collects personal data with the help of cookies, for example information about your terminal device (IP address, device information, operating system, browser settings). Furthermore, usage data is collected such as date and time and when you used the contact form. Typeform needs this data to ensure the presentation of the contact form and its functionality. This corresponds to Typeform's legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves the execution of the contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. For more information, please visit: https://help.typeform.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029581691-What-happens-to-my-data.

For more information on how to object to and remove Typeform, please visit: https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt.

 

XI. Notes on the use of mobile apps

For the use of some of our services on an end device with the operating system "iOS" an app is required, which can be downloaded free of charge via the iTunes Store or the App Store. iTunes Store and App Store are products of the company Apple Inc., Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA. For the use and download of apps via the iTunes Store and the App Store, the General Terms and Conditions of Apple Inc. must be accepted separately.

To use some of our services on an end device with the "Android" operating system, an app is required, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Google Playstore. The Google Playstore is a product of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For the use and download of apps via the Google Playstore, the General Terms and Conditions of Google Inc. must be accepted separately.

If we become a contractual partner for the purchase of the App in accordance with the applicable terms of use of the third-party providers from which you download the App (such as iTunes, Google, etc.), we will process the data provided to us by the third-party provider, e.g. your Device ID, to the extent necessary for the performance of the contract so that you can download the App to your mobile device.

 

XII Registration / Shops / Subscriptions

You have the option of registering on some of our homepages by providing your personal data, e.g. to use our shops and order the goods and services we offer or to take out a subscription. The data is entered into an input mask, transmitted to us and stored. The following data is collected during the registration process, for example:

  • Salutation, title, name, e-mail, position in the company, company, address, payment data

The following data is also stored at the time of registration:

  • The IP address of the user, date and time of registration

Registration regularly serves the fulfilment of a contract to which the user is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures in the form of the extended use of our website. The legal basis for the processing of the data is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case for the data collected during the registration process when the registration on our website is cancelled or modified.

This is the case for the data stored during the registration process for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures if the data is no longer required for the implementation of the contract. Even after the conclusion of the contract, there may be a need to store personal data of the contractual partner in order to comply with contractual or legal obligations.

You have the possibility to cancel the registration on our homepage at any time. Furthermore, you can also change the data stored about you at any time.

Due to commercial and tax law requirements, we are obliged to store your address, payment and order data for a period of 10 years. However, we will restrict processing after 6 years, i.e. your data will only be used to comply with legal obligations. To prevent unauthorized access by third parties to your personal data, especially financial data, the ordering process takes place via encrypted connection.

1. advertising and direct marketing / christmas greetings

We also process data from customers and interested parties for advertising purposes, e.g. in order to make offers that are as specific as possible to the target group for segments to be determined in each case. The legal basis for the processing for the preparation of advertising measures including data analyses is the protection of our legitimate interests Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The processing is necessary in order to be able to make you offers tailored to you. We assume that this is also in your interest because you are thereby made aware of products that are potentially interesting for you.

For a direct advertising approach by telephone, fax or e-mail by us or third parties (e.g. in the context of free downloads), we also request your consent, which you can revoke at any time. If the consent refers to third parties, we transmit the relevant contact data to the named third parties. These are themselves responsible parties in the sense of data protection law. We do not require your consent for direct advertising contact with our customers by e-mail, provided that we have received their e-mail address in connection with the sale of goods or services and it concerns the advertising of our own similar goods or services (cf. Section 7 (3) UWG).

In this context, we send mailings to partners with whom we have a long-standing business relationship (e.g., business partners, authors and speakers) on special occasions in order to honor and appreciate them accordingly. This includes, for example, Christmas greetings.

However, you can also object to such use at any time without incurring any transmission costs other than those according to the basic rates. To do so, simply send an e-mail to datenschutz@ebnermedia.de or click on one of the unsubscribe links at the end of each promotional e-mail sent to you.

Should there be any postal advertising, the legal basis for this is the protection of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We assume that, in principle, there are no objections to a direct mailing, as this can easily be sorted out, unless you have objected to such a direct mailing, which you can do at any time.

If you revoke your consent to electronic contact for advertising purposes or wish to object to the use of your data for advertising purposes, you can contact us at any time. In this case, we will delete your data immediately or retain it only to the extent that legal, statutory or contractual retention periods exist or further storage is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. In addition, the storage of your e-mail address in our so-called opt-out database may be necessary to ensure that this e-mail address is no longer served. The legal basis for this purpose-related storage is the protection of our legitimate interests and the fulfilment of legal obligations in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f and c DSGVO, because we want to take precautionary technical measures to ensure that no unwanted advertising is delivered.

2. service provider

We currently use the following service providers to implement our shop and subscription portals:

(a) Plenigo

For the administration of your registration in some of our shops and our paid subscription offers, we use a software-as-a-service platform provided by our technology partner plenigo GmbH, Agnesstraße 37, 80798 Munich (hereinafter "plenigo"). We use the plenigo platform to process contracts with customers who make use of our fee-based offers. plenigo processes the personal data required for this purpose, namely surname, first name, billing/delivery address (private or business) and e-mail address, as well as the personal data otherwise relevant for registering a user account on our portals, as our order processor.

The payment methods offered by us, in particular those via external payment providers, are also technically integrated into the payment process on our websites via the plenigo platform and linked to the corresponding processes. In the case of the connection of online payment systems via external payment providers, a connection to the online payment system of the respective selected payment provider is automatically established upon completion of your order, via which you then authorise the payment process yourself, if necessary by providing your personal access data to this provider. In this case, your data is processed exclusively for the purpose of payment processing, whereby the payment data must regularly be forwarded by the payment provider to the credit institution specified by you in order to trigger and authorise the payment transaction.

The processing by plenigo is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract concluded with you. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

For more information, please see plenigo's privacy policy: https://www.plenigo.com/datenschutz/.

b) Shopify

Our web stores are operated in part using Shopify, a service of Shopify Inc, 126 York Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1N 5T5. In this context, Shopify provides a cloud e-commerce platform through which we offer our goods for sale.

As part of the ordering process, your data is stored on Shopify's servers. The data of European (European Economic Area, EEA) or Swiss-based customers is processed and stored in Ireland by Shopify International Ltd. as part of the performance of the contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. For smooth compatibility with other apps within the webshop, data may also be transferred to other regions, in particular the USA and Canada.

In order to be able to carry out payment transactions on our websites, external payment service providers are used. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, as the payment service providers are essential for the fulfilment of contracts.

The payment service providers used collect and process inventory data required for the transaction, such as contact data, bank data/credit card numbers, passwords and contract details, among other things. The collected data is only processed and stored by the selected service provider. This means that we do not receive and store any transaction data. The respective payment service provider only transmits information about a confirmation of the payment to us.

For more information, visit https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms.

c) Eventbrite

For some websites, we offer the possibility to book participation in events. For this purpose, we use the tool "Eventbrite" from Eventbrite, Inc., 155 5th Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you register for an event, you will be redirected to the Eventbrite website. Eventbrite therefore does not consider itself to be part of our website offering. We have no influence on the data processing by Eventbrite.

For more information about how Eventbrite Inc. uses personal information, please see Eventbrite's Privacy Policy: https://www.eventbrite.de/support/articles/de/Troubleshooting/datenschutzrichtlinie-von-eventbrite.

If you have any questions about privacy, please contact Eventbrite directly at www.eventbrite.de/support/contact-us.

As the event organizer, we receive access to the above data of the participants of an event from Eventbrite. We use the data for the purposes of preparation and follow-up of the event. The legal basis for the use of Eventbrite is the fulfilment of a contract Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. b DSGVO.

d) Shopware

We use Shopware on some of our websites, an open source software to improve and optimize the use of our online shop.

Shopware stores cookies in your browser to ensure the basic functions of the shop. The cookies are used, for example, to enable the shopping cart content, the login state and also the CSRF protection. Without having cookies enabled in your browser, Shopware cannot be used. Shopware only stores IDs in your browser, the assignment to the respective information is done in the application area.

Based on the session cookie, Shopware decides whether you have an active shopping cart and whether you are logged in. It therefore serves as identification between your browser and the server. No other information is stored in the browser except for the session ID. The handling of session cookies is controlled on the server side via PHP and is independent of Shopware.

In addition, Shopware generates an individual CSRF cookie when you visit the shop, so that you can operate the individual areas of the shop.

In addition, an SLT cookie is set, which allows us to recognize you when you return to our online shop, even if the session has already expired. The SLT cookie can be deactivated in the basic settings of your browser.

When you add a product to your notepad, a cookie called "sUniqueID" is created to store the contents of the notepad.

The browser's Local Storage also stores the "recently viewed items" information.

For more information about Shopware's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.shopware.com/de/datenschutz/.

(e) Rodrique

On some of our websites we use the ticket provider Rodrique, offered by RODRIGUE GmbH, Werderplatz 7, 68161 Mannheim, Germany.

If you would like to order a ticket, your data will be stored and processed on Rodrique's servers. The legal basis for this is the fulfilment of the contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

In order to be able to carry out payment transactions, external payment service providers are used. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO, as the payment service providers are essential for the fulfilment of contracts.

The payment service providers used collect and process inventory data required for the transaction, such as contact data, bank data/credit card numbers, passwords and contract details, among other things. The collected data is only processed and stored by the selected service provider. This means that we do not receive and store any transaction data. The respective payment service provider only transmits information about a confirmation of the payment to us.

For more information on Rodrique, visit: https://rodrigue-solution.com/inc/legal.php.

(f) Doo GmbH

The ticket ordering process, the issuing of digital tickets as well as the on-site support for some of our digital, physical and hybrid events is implemented by our service provider DOO. The provider is doo GmbH, Hultschiner Straße 8, D-81677 Munich.

During the ordering process, either a Doo iFrame is integrated into our regular website or we link completely to the Doo order page. As part of the ordering process and the issuing of digital tickets, Doo processes your necessary contact and payment data for order processing. In addition, Doo will also send you order confirmation emails.

The legal basis for the processing of the above-mentioned data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

For more information about how Doo handles your information, please see Doo's privacy policy at: https://www.doo.net/datenschutz.

 

XIII Encrypted payment transactions on this website

If, after the conclusion of a contract with costs, there is an obligation to transmit your payment data to us (e.g. account number in the case of direct debit authorisation), this data is required for the processing of payments.

Payment transactions via the common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

We use the following service providers for this purpose:

1. paypal

If you pay via PayPal, we will pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal") as part of the payment processing.

The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. b DSGVO and only insofar as this is necessary for the payment processing. For the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "instalment payment" via PayPal, PayPal reserves the right to conduct a credit check. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, these have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including information on the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration: www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.

2. stripe

If you choose a payment method of the payment service provider Stripe, the payment processing is carried out by Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland, to whom we pass on your information provided during the ordering process together with the information about your order (name, address, account number, bank code, possibly credit card number, invoice amount, currency and transaction number) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO. The transfer of your data takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. and only insofar as it is necessary for this purpose.

Stripe transfers, processes and, where applicable, stores personal data outside the EU. In doing so, Stripe undertakes to take appropriate safeguards in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in the form of standard contractual clauses (See https://stripe.com/privacy-center/legal#data-transfers ).

We have also entered into an order processing agreement with Stripe.

For more information about Stripe's privacy policy, please visit https://stripe.com/de/privacy#translation.

3. BS PAYONE

On some websites we have commissioned BS PAYONE GmbH, Fraunhoferstraße 2-4, 24118 Kiel, with the processing of payments (PayPal, Giropay, SOFORT Überweisung, SEPA direct debit). For this purpose BS PAYONE GmbH needs, among other things, your name, address, account number and bank code or credit card number (including validity period), invoice amount and currency as well as the transaction number. BS PAYONE GmbH may use this information for the purpose of payment processing and pass it on to us. PAYONE is obliged to handle the information in accordance with German data protection laws. You can view the privacy policy of PAYONE GmbH at https://www.payone.de/datenschutz/.

Data processing is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling the contract or processing payments in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. b DSGVO.

We have concluded an order data processing contract with PAYONE and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using PAYONE.

 

XIV Career portal

On some of our websites, we display job offers for which interested parties can apply by e-mail or by filling out the respective input masks. Unsolicited applications can also be sent to us by e-mail. In the event of an incoming application, we process the data received from the applicant exclusively for the purpose of processing for potential filling of the vacant position.

The primary legal basis for this is Article 88 DSGVO in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG.

Within our company, only those persons have access to your personal data who are responsible for the processing of the application procedure and who are the decision-makers regarding the application outcome.

We delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes. If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted no later than six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Jobware

Some of our job markets are implemented with our partner, Jobware GmbH, Technologiepark 15, 33100 Paderborn, Germany (Jobware). Jobware writes some necessary cookies and local storage objects. All cookies and local storage objects are important technical components of the counting and billing functionality as well as the quality management of Jobware.

When you call up and use the job market websites listed above, your IP address, user agent string and standard headers are transmitted to Jobware. This is a technical necessity in order to be able to display job offers to you.

In addition to the aforementioned user session log data, Jobware stores other cookies, such as a pseudonymous cookie ID ("jobtimize"), which is used to provide advertisers with anonymous statistics on the performance of job ads. In addition, "jobtimize" is used together with the collection of IP address, operating system, browser, screen resolution, geolocation (down to city level) and click time to prevent click fraud. The data collected is not processed for any other purpose.

Jobware anonymises this data after one month, so that no reference to the user is possible any more.

 

XV Forum

Reading our forums is possible without registration. If you would like to actively participate in a forum, you must register by providing your e-mail address, a password of your choice and your freely selectable user name. There is no obligation to use a clear name, a pseudonymous use is possible. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. your registration is only completed once you have confirmed your registration by clicking on the link contained in a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose. If your confirmation is not received within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted from our database.

If you register a forum account, we store all the information you provide in the forum, i.e. public posts, pinboard entries, friendships, private messages, etc., in addition to your registration data until you log out, in order to operate the forum. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

If you delete your account, your public statements, especially contributions to the forum, will remain visible to all readers, but your account will no longer be retrievable and will be marked with "[Guest]" in the forum. All other data will be deleted.

 

XVI Comment function

On some of our homepages you have the possibility to comment on individual contributions. If you leave a comment, this comment will be made publicly accessible. Furthermore, the selected user name as well as the date and time of the comment entry will be stored and published. We would like to point out that for security reasons your IP address will also be logged.

The legal basis for the storage of this personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO, as we must exculpate ourselves in the event of a violation of the law. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties. The only exceptions are if the disclosure is required by law or serves the legal defense of the controller.

Disqus

For some comment functions we have integrated the components of the company Disqus. Disqus allows you to log in either via your own Disqus user account ("Account") or via existing user accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. If you log in to the Disqus function on our websites with your social media accounts, these service providers will also collect and process information about your use of the Disqus functions.

Please take note of the privacy information of the respective providers. Disqus is an internationally widespread platform. With a registration, one can comment on any website that uses Disqus. Disqus transmits the user's email address and the IP address used while entering a comment. We need this information solely for the purpose of contacting you in connection with your use of Disqus, for example if we have queries about your user comment.

The operating company of Disqus is Disqus Inc., 301 Howard St, Floor 3 San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. The privacy policy is available at help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy.

 

XVII Production of film, image and sound recordings

As already stated on your ticket or event documents, film and photo recordings may be made within the scope of events of the EBNER MEDIA GROUP for media support in print and online media. The recordings are intended to document the event - however, it is possible that you as a participant will be seen on one of the recordings. According to the new data protection regulations, we are obliged to inform you how we handle these recordings.

This statement explains how we use your personal information, the purposes for which it is used, with whom it is shared, and what control and information rights you may have.

In the context of an EBNER MEDIA GROUP event, film and photo recordings may be made to accompany the event in the media. It is possible that you as a participant are visible on one of the recordings, if necessary only in the background.

The EBNER MEDIA GROUP or the third parties commissioned with the documentation process the photographs and video recordings made by us for the media accompaniment of the event, for subsequent reporting as well as for the advertising of other similar events of ours in both print and online media, so that the recordings can also be placed on the Internet.

If data is transferred to service providers, this is done by way of order processing. For the above-mentioned purposes, we may also use the recordings made in online media, e.g. on the Internet.

We process the recordings in our legitimate interest in media coverage of concerts organised by us as well as for the promotion of other similar events in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If you have given us your (implied) consent, the processing of the photo and video recordings will be based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO.

Our aim is to process your personal data only to the minimum extent possible. As a matter of principle, we will only store your personal data for as long as it is required to fulfil the purpose for which it was originally collected.

You have other data protection rights, depending on the circumstances of the specific case. Read here about the section Your rights in this privacy statement.

 

XVIII. Implementation of webinars / online events

A webinar can be compared to a face-to-face seminar. The difference is that it is computer/software based and takes place over the internet.

If you would like to register for one of the webinars offered on our websites, this is done via the registration mask provided by us. In doing so, we collect the following data from you, for example:

  • Salutation, title, name, e-mail, position in the company, company, address, payment data.

During and after the webinar, statistical data will be transmitted to us.

An encrypted connection is established between you and the webinar organizer. We will not record the audio or visual information you transmit during this session. By clicking "Join" you confirm that you will not record or screen capture this session either.

We do, however, make recordings of some of our events, whereby only the webinar leaders and presenters are recorded in order to later offer the digital events recorded in this way in our shop. However, you as a participant are not recorded.

You can end the session at any time by simply closing the browser window or exiting the program or app. If the presenter ends the session, your session participation will automatically end as well."

 

We use the following service providers to implement the webinars:

1. goToMeeting

In order to be able to conduct webinars via the Internet, we sometimes use the software solution "GoToWebinar" of LogMeIn, Inc, 320 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA. For the provision of this service and the related data processing, LogMeIn, Inc. is the controller.

The LogMeIn, Inc. privacy policy can be found at: https://www.logmeininc.com/de/legal/privacy.

For the order-related execution of the webinar, we transmit your registration data to LogMeIn, Inc.

The legal basis for the processing of data via GoToWebinar is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. We provide contractual services with "GoToWebinar". In addition to the implementation of webinars, this includes the follow-up of participation data for the creation of e.g. certificates of participation.

An order processing contract has been concluded with GoToWebinar on the basis of the standard data protection clauses.

2. zoom

We also sometimes use the service of the US provider Zoom Video Communications, Inc, 55 Almaden Blvd, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113, USA "zoom" to host webinars.

The legal basis for the processing of data via "zoom" is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. We provide contractual services with "zoom". In addition to the implementation of webinars, this includes the follow-up of participation data for the creation of e.g. certificates of participation.

An order processing contract has been concluded with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. on the basis of the standard data protection clauses.

For more information on data processing by Zoom, please visit: https://explore.zoom.us/de/privacy/.

3. Daily

We also sometimes use the service of the US provider daily.co, San Francisco (HQ), CA, United States, 1925 48th Ave, San Francisco, "daily", to host webinars.

The legal basis for the processing of data via "daily" is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. We provide contractual services with "daily". In addition to the implementation of webinars, this includes the follow-up of participation data for the creation of e.g. certificates of participation.

An order processing contract was concluded with "daily" on the basis of the standard data protection clauses.

For more information on data processing by "daily", please visit: https://www.daily.co/privacy.

4. vimeo

For live streaming events we sometimes use the service of the US provider Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA "Vimeo".

The legal basis for the processing of data via "Vimeo" is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. We provide contractual services with "Vimeo". In addition to the implementation of live streaming events, this includes the post-processing of participation data for the creation of e.g. certificates of participation.

The videos are played on https://vimeo.com/de/ and can be played directly from our website.

These are all integrated in "extended data protection mode", which means that no data about you as a user is transferred to Vimeo if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 are transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, Vimeo receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Vimeo provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. Vimeo stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its website in line with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Vimeo to exercise this right.

An order processing contract was concluded with "Vimeo" on the basis of the standard data protection clauses.

For more information on data processing by "Vimeo", please visit: https://vimeo.com/privacy .

5. YouTube

For live streaming events we sometimes use the service of the US provider YouTube of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The legal basis for the processing of data via "YouTube" is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. We provide contractual services with "YouTube". In addition to the implementation of live streaming events, this includes the post-processing of participation data for the creation of e.g. certificates of participation.

The videos are played on https://www.youtube.com/ and can be played directly from our website.

These are all integrated in "extended data protection mode", i.e. no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 are transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website in line with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

An order processing contract was concluded with "YouTube" on the basis of the standard data protection clauses.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please see the privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Opt-Out: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/10261289?hl=de&ref_topic=7048998.

6. hopin

We host online events on some of our websites, with Hopin the service provider of Hopin Ltd, 5 Churchill Place, 10th Floor, London, E14 5H, UK providing the platform and means through which the event can take place from a technical perspective and through which the event can be recorded.

During the Event, Hopin automatically collects technical data about your equipment and your browsing activities and patterns. Hopin also collects, through automated technologies, usage data resulting from your interaction with Hopin's services. Hopin collects this personal information using cookies, server logs, and other similar technologies. The data Hopin collects during the Event is shared and transferred to us. Hopin's privacy policy can be found at the following web address: https://hopin.com/privacy. The purpose of processing your personal data is to handle registration and participation, event reporting, and post-event follow-up, such as sharing and making recordings available through our official channels.

We process your personal data on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO, which you gave when registering for participation in the event and for the performance of a contract concluded with you (hosting the event).

In doing so, we process:

  • Identifying/contact information, such as first name, last name, title, job title, organization, email address, phone number, technical data about your equipment, browsing activities and patterns during events.

These data will be kept for as long as necessary for the follow-up of the event in relation to the purpose of the processing of personal data, as well as for the meeting and the related management.

7. LO:X

LO:X is our digital event and e-learning platform. It is developed and operated by Team Seefried GmbH Co. KG, Traubinger Str. 41, 82327 Tutzing.

Both digital and hybrid events are conducted via LO:X. In order to use the service, registration with your data required from the input mask is necessary. This allows you to create a public profile that other participants of our events can view. Subscribers to certain products can access their subscribed content via the platform as part of their subscription. Individual courses can also be purchased via the platform.

The legal basis for the processing of the above-mentioned data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Further information on the handling of your data can be found in the data protection declaration of Team Seefried GmbH Co KG at: https://teamseefried.digital/datenschutzerklarung/.

8. mentimeter

Attendees of our events have the opportunity to participate in interactive live voting. The technical service provider for this is Mentimeter AB (publ), Tulegatan 11, SE-113 86 Stockholm, Sweden.

To participate, we will provide you with a link or QR code that will redirect you to the Mentimeter website to participate in the voting.

Thereby the processing of your IP address takes place for the opening of the participation possibility in the voting. Depending on the use case, your corresponding free text entries or selection will be processed. Your information within the voting is usually not personal.

The legal basis for the processing of the above-mentioned data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For more information about how Mentimeter handles your information, please see Mentimeter's privacy policy at https://www.mentimeter.com/privacy.

9. Miro

If you take part in our online events, in some cases we offer you the opportunity to collect, record and share topics and ideas together via the virtual whiteboard software Miro.

To do this, you usually register directly on miro.com or are invited to do so via a link, in which case no registration is necessary, and work together on whiteboards created or provided by us as part of the moderated webinar.

The provider is RealtimeBoard, Inc. dba Miro ("Miro"), 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100, San Francisco, CA 94105.

If you use this interaction tool, this requires your consent to the use of data by Miro. Thus, the legal basis results from Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

The following personal data may be processed by you:

  • User details (if you participate with registered access): First name, last name, e-mail address, password (if "Sin-gle Sign-On" is not used), telephone (optional), profile picture (optio-nal).
  • Meeting metadata: Topic, description (optional), IP address, device/hardware information.
  • Shared content: Content shared on a Miro whiteboard is stored. It can be, for example, text, images, drawings, audio or video files, websites or embeddings from other services
  • Aggregated data: Miro stores anonymized data about user behavior such as the geographic location of the dial-in or the type of terminal device. This aggregated data does not allow any inference to the person and is stored even after the individual user has been deleted.

You have the option to minimize the personal data collected and stored by Miro by participating without registering an account or giving your name.

Please note that RealtimeBoard, Inc. has its headquarters in the USA. Therefore, a third country transfer to the USA cannot be excluded. However, we have concluded an order processing agreement and standard contractual clauses with the provider.

Further information on data processing by Miro can be found at: https://miro.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

 

XIX. competitions and quizzes

To participate in sweepstakes, you provide data that we may process for the performance of the contract (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). Your data will be passed on to our competition service providers and sponsors within the framework of the conditions of participation to which you have consented and deleted if it is no longer required. You have the right to revoke any consent given in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO with effect for the future.

Contentbird

For the provision of competitions on some websites we use the service provider Contentbird of contentbird GmbH, Knesebeckstraße 59-61, D-10719 Berlin. Contenbird processes the data required by you in the corresponding input mask in order to be able to participate in the competition.

You can obtain further information on data processing by Contentbird at: https://de.contentbird.io/terms-conditions/.

 

XX. Surveys

Following successfully completed orders or at the appropriate place on our websites, we provide you as a user with a survey (via e-mail) at regular intervals. If you click on the corresponding link within the e-mail or the website, you will be taken to our survey page, where you can then participate in it. Through this survey, we aim to use your satisfaction to continually improve our services and products. You can object to participation in the surveys and the receipt of further e-mails at any time.

The following data will be linked to the previously stored data from your profile, or collected in the corresponding input mask, for example:

  • Satisfaction on a scale, comment entered, name, e-mail address

Furthermore, the following data will be stored when you submit the survey:

  • IP address, date and time of the sending process

If you have agreed to a survey, the legal basis for offering the surveys and linking the data provided with a profile is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

If you have placed an order with us and have not objected to the survey, the legal basis for the survey in connection with your order is § 7 para 3 UWG. You can object to further contact on our part at any time without incurring further costs. To do so, simply click on the corresponding link in the email.

The additional data collected during the submission process is only used to prevent misuse of the survey and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. These are deleted at the latest after the evaluation of the surveys.

Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the survey, this is the case when the evaluation of the survey has taken place. You also have the option to revoke your consent to the processing of the data provided in the survey before this time.

In addition, we sometimes use the following service providers for the surveys:

1. surveymonkey

To conduct surveys on our websites, we sometimes use the services of SurveyMonkey Europe UC, 2 Shelbourne Buildings, Shelbourne Road, Dublin, Ireland. When you voluntarily participate in these surveys, SurveyMonkey collects information about the device and application you use to take the survey. This includes your IP address, operating system version, device type, system and performance information, and browser type. If you are taking the survey through a mobile device, SurveyMonkey also collects the device's UUID. SurveyMonkey also uses so-called third-party tracking services, which in turn use cookies and page tags (also known as web beacons) to collect usage data and user statistics. We have no control over the amount of data SurveyMonkey collects. For more information about the cookies SurveyMonkey uses, privacy practices, and retention periods, please visit https://www.surveymonkey. en/mp/legal/privacy-policy/#pp-section-10 .

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of our website.

We use SurveyMonkey to provide you with surveys. The basis for the collection of your data is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

SurveyMonkey Europe UC is a subsidiary of SurveyMonkey Inc. based in the USA. It is not excluded that your data collected by SurveyMonkey will also be transmitted to the USA.

2. limeSurvey

For surveys we also sometimes use the survey system "LimeSurvey" of LimeSurvey GmbH, Umfragedienste & Beratung, Papenreye 63, 22453 Hamburg / Germany. LimeSurvey is a free survey software. It can be used to create and conduct web-based surveys. The survey results are recorded anonymously in a database and can be evaluated and/or exported by the survey creator with internal functions.

No personal information about you is stored in the survey responses unless explicitly asked for in a question. The response in this regard is always voluntary. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out in individual cases that, on the basis of the survey responses given, it is possible to draw conclusions about a certain number of people. Therefore, it is always possible to answer such prominent answers with the answer "no information" or to skip the answer.

Data processing in the context of participation in an online survey is based on your consent Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

If you have accepted the consent to the survey on the start page, LimeSurvey sets a so-called function cookie. This corresponds to a normal session cookie as is the case when calling up websites.

3. google forms

For the creation and implementation of surveys to improve our services and for the participation in competitions, we occasionally use the tool Google Forms as part of the program package G-Suite of the company Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

We do not assign the data collected with the Google Forms such as gender, age, occupational group and interests to specific persons. They are stored anonymously and evaluated in internal company statistics to improve our offer. An exception to this is the e-mail address for participation in the competition. We use this to notify the winners. The e-mail addresses are stored and deleted after the competition has been completed. Participation in the surveys and the competitions is voluntary. The legal basis for the data processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit a DSGVO or our contractual obligation to notify the winners pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit b DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time. Automated decision-making including profiling does not take place.

Your data will not be passed on to third parties. However, we cannot exclude that Google processes personal data of the user on its own authority. This may happen on servers in third countries. To meet EU data protection requirements, G-Suite offers EU standard contractual clauses and a data processing addendum. For more information about data processing in connection with Google Forms, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

XXI. Google Tag Manager

Some of our websites use Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketers to manage website tags through one interface. The tool itself (which implements the tags) does not use cookies and only collects your IP address out of technical necessity. The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may set cookies and collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

The legal basis for the use of the technically necessary service is the legitimate interest of the website operator according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

For further information, please refer to the provider's terms of use at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

 

XXII Content Delivery Networks (CDN) / Hosting / Security / Search Services

Some of our websites use so-called content delivery networks to provide popular online libraries and web fonts. Access is then made directly to the servers of the operators, so that data such as the calling IP address, referrer, browser information, etc. accrue there.

In addition, some websites are hosted by external service providers with whom we have concluded a corresponding order processing agreement.

Finally, we use services that serve to maintain the security and functionality of our website.

The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, to present our site in line with requirements, to optimise the user experience and to guarantee security and functionality.

You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your data by such services by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find such a blocker e.g. at www.noscript.net).

The following is a list of the services used:

1. digitalOcean

Some of our websites are operated on servers of DigitalOcean, LLC based in NYC, USA (server owner). The server operated is located in Frankfurt, Germany (server location).

The hoster uses the collected data to operate the websites and to ensure IT security. In the event of concrete indications, the log data may be analysed subsequently.

Visitor data stored by the hoster is deleted after 365 days.

For more information on data protection, please visit https://www.digitalocean.com/legal/gdpr/.

2. amazon cloudfront

Furthermore, we occasionally use the Content Delivery Network (CDN) Amazon CloudFront of Amazon Web Services EMEA SARL, 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (AWS) to increase the security and delivery speed of our website. For this purpose, personal data may be processed in server log files by AWS.

AWS is a recipient of your personal data and acts as a processor on our behalf.

The processing of the data provided under this section is not required by law or by contract. The functionality of the website is not guaranteed without the processing.

Your personal data will be stored by AWS for as long as necessary for the purposes described.

For more information on how to object to and opt out of AWS, please visit: https://d1.awsstatic.com/legal/privacypolicy/AWS_Privacy_Notice__German_Translation.pdf.

AWS has implemented compliance measures for international data transfers. These apply to all global activities where AWS processes personal data of individuals in the EU. These measures are based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). For more information, please visit: d1.awsstatic.com/legal/aws-gdpr/AWS_GDPR_DPA.pdf.

4. DataLion

We integrate the dashboard solution of DataLion GmbH, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 1 80331 München, Germany (DataLion) on some websites. Dashboards and widgets enable us to prepare data in an appealing and easily understandable way and to display it on our website. Furthermore, DataLion uses technically necessary cookies for the proper and fast delivery of the page. These purposes are our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

For more information, please visit: https://datalion.com/datenschutz/

5. code.jquery.com for jQuery Migrate

Some of our websites use jQuery Migrate for better stability. In this regard, program libraries are called from jQuery servers. Google's CDN (content delivery network) is used. If you have previously used jQuery Migrate on another page from the jQuery CDN, your browser will fall back to the cached copy. If not, this will require a download, where data from your browser will go to the jQuery Foundation ("jQuery.org"). Your data will be transferred to the USA. You can find out more at: https://code.jquery.com/ and the jQuery Foundation privacy policy: https://openjsf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2019/11/OpenJS-Foundation-Privacy-Policy-2019-11-15.pdf

6. ajax.googleapis.com for jQuery and jQueryUI

Some of our websites use Ajax and jQuery or jQueryUI technologies, which optimizes loading speeds. In this regard, program libraries are called from Google servers. Google's CDN (content delivery network) is used. If you have previously used jQuery on another page from the Google CDN, your browser will fall back to the cached copy. If this is not the case, it will require a download, and data from your browser will be sent to Google. Your data will be transferred to the USA. You can find out more at: developers.google.com/speed/libraries/ and at the privacy policy: policies.google.com/privacy

7. google web fonts

Sometimes we integrate the fonts ("Google Web Fonts") of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The aim is the optimization and economic operation of our homepage.

The privacy policy of the provider can be found at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

The opt-out can be set at: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

8. Font Awesome

Some of our websites use so-called web fonts for the uniform display of fonts, which are provided by Fonticons, Inc., 6 Porter Road, Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, United States of America. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to the servers of Fonticons, Inc. This enables Fonticons, Inc. to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers.

This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Font Awesome, please visit https://fontawesome.com/help and read the Fonticons, Inc. privacy policy: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

9. cloudflare

In order to provide you with secure data transmission on our websites using SSL encryption and to secure our websites against malicious, mass (DDoS) or other access that would interfere with or prevent the operation of the websites, we sometimes use the service of Cloudflare, Inc. 101 Townsend St San Francisco, CA 94107.

We have concluded a corresponding order processing agreement with Cloudflare on the basis of the DSGVO.

As part of the protection of these websites Cloudflare uses a script and possibly a cookie in your browser. This cookie is used to validate access and detect malicious access attempts. Cloudflare collects statistical data about visits to this website. The access data includes:

Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Cloudflare uses the log data for statistical analysis for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. Please also read the privacy policy of Cloudflare which is available here https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected.

You can prevent the collection and forwarding as well as the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find this for example at www.noscript.net) or activating the "Do Not Track" setting of your browser.

10 Google ReCaptcha

Furthermore, on some of our websites we use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a human or a computer makes a certain entry in our contact or newsletter form.

Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the terminal device used, the website that you visit with us and on which the captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the recognition data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas as well as tasks in which you have to identify images.

Further information on the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

11. unbounce

In addition, some of our websites use the "unbounce" service for individual sub-pages. The provider is unbounce Marketing Solutions Inc, 400-401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 5A1. The EU Commission has classified Canada as a safe third country, with an adequate level of data protection. Individual subpages are hosted by unbounce. The browser communicates directly with unbounce so that the IP address is transmitted and cookies can be set. All information entered on these pages is also stored by unbounce. We are then provided with an anonymous evaluation of the activities.

You can find more privacy information about unbounce here: https://unbounce.com/privacy/.

12 AddSearch Oy

On some of our websites, we offer you the possibility of full-text search via our content. We implement the search solution with our service provider AddSearch Oy, Töölönkatu 4, FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland (AddSearch). AddSearch does not write cookies or local storage objects. We process information about the use of the services anonymously for statistical purposes on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f DSGVO) to improve the quality of the service. The storage period for this data is max. 1 year. An objection to the usage analysis is possible in the privacy settings. You can find the privacy policy of AddSearch at: https://www.addsearch.com/privacy/

 

XXIII Web Analytics

The following analysis and tracking services may be used on our websites:


 1. google analytics

Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics 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 transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

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. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

We use Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, which means that personal references can be ruled out. If the data collected about you is related to a person, this is therefore immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

User terms and conditions: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, overview of data protection: https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

2. google firebase

We sometimes use the tracking service "Firebase" provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 ("Google").

Google Firebase uses tracking technologies that enable an analysis of your use of our app, e.g. for performance monitoring, for error logs and for the analysis of user behaviour, e.g. which screens were viewed and which publications were opened how often.

The purpose of using Firebase is to analyse the use of our app, to improve it regularly and thus to be able to operate it more economically. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

With Firebase, information about the use of our app is collected and transmitted to Google in Ireland or the USA and stored there. The data is only collected anonymously and transmitted to Firebase. A link with other user data does not take place.

Google will use said information to evaluate your use of our app and to provide other app-related services to us.

If necessary, data will be transferred to the USA.

More information about Google Firebase and privacy can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and https://firebase.google.com.

3 INFOnline /AGOF

Our websites sometimes use the INFOnline Measurement anonymous measuring procedure of INFOnline GmbH, Brühler Str. 9, D-53119 Bonn (https://www.infonline.de) to determine statistical parameters about the use of our offerings. The aim of the range measurement is to determine the intensity of use, the number of users of a website and the surfing behaviour statistically - on the basis of a uniform standard procedure - and thus to obtain values that are comparable across the market.

Technical and organizational measures ensure that individual users cannot be identified at any time. Data that may have a reference to a specific, identifiable person are anonymized as soon as possible. The processing of the anonymization takes place in the area of responsibility of the website operator. The collection and anonymization of the IP address is technically necessary to establish a connection to the user and to make the website available. The collection therefore takes place in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

To provide the anonymous usage data, the usage data is encrypted in the user's browser without the use of identifiers such as cookies or similar. This includes the following data:

Offer-specific information: si field (Site Information)
Device-specific information: di field (Device Information)
Technical information: ti field (technical Information)
Client information ci field (Client Information)
Measured data: md field (Measured Data)

The encrypted data is transmitted to INFOnline together with a geolocation, which enables a regional classification at federal state/regional level. Under no circumstances can conclusions be drawn about the specific place of residence of a user from the geographical information obtained in this way.

The usage data of a technical client (e.g. a browser on a device) is aggregated across websites and stored in a database. This information is used for the technical estimation of the socio-information age and gender and transferred to the AGOF sub-service providers (agof - Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online Forschung e.V., Europa-Allee 22 60327 Frankfurt, Germany) for further coverage processing. Within the scope of the AGOF study, socio characteristics are technically estimated on the basis of a random sample, which can be assigned to the following categories: Age, gender, nationality, occupation, marital status, general household information, household income, place of residence, Internet usage, online interests, place of use, user type.

The validity of the cookie is limited to a maximum of one year. The full IP address is not stored. The shortened IP address is stored for a maximum of 60 days. The usage data in connection with the unique identifier are stored for a maximum of six months.

The purpose of the processing of personal data is the creation of statistics and the formation of user categories. The statistics are used to track and document the use of our offer. The user categories form the basis for an interest-based targeting of advertising media and advertising measures. In order to market this website, it is necessary to measure usage, which ensures comparability with other market participants. Our legitimate interest results from the economic usability of the findings resulting from the statistics and user categories and the market value of our website. This can be determined on the basis of the statistics - also in direct comparison with third-party websites.

In addition, we have a legitimate interest in making the pseudonymised data available to INFOnline, AGOF and IVW (Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V. [IVW] Verbändehaus, Am Weidendamm 1A, 10117 Berlin, Germany) for the purpose of market research (AGOF, agma) and for statistical purposes (INFOnline, IVW). Furthermore, we have a legitimate interest in making the pseudonymised data available to INFOnline for the further development and provision of interest-based advertising media.

For the preparation of the AGOF study, the data is passed on to service providers for market research.

If you do not wish to participate in the measurement, you can object under the following link: https://optout.ioam.de.

Further information on data protection in the measurement process can be found on the INFOnline GmbH website https://www.infonline.de.

4. eTracker

On our homepages, technologies from etracker GmbH (https://www.etracker.com ) can be used to analyse the use of our website in order to be able to improve it regularly. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The data collected is stored permanently and analysed pseudonymously. The legal basis for the use of eTracker is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

This data may also be collected and stored for marketing and optimization purposes. Usage profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor's Internet browser. The cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected with the eTracker technologies will not be used to personally identify the visitor to this website without the separately granted consent of the person concerned and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. The collection and storage of data can be objected to at any time with effect for the future.

The service provider is: etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany; https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

5. hotjar

We use on our website the web analytics service "Hotjar" of Hotjar Ltd. Hotjar Ltd. is a European company based in Malta (Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe).

Through the use of "Hotjar", movements on our website can be tracked (so-called heat maps). For example, it is possible to see how far users scroll and how often they click on which buttons. Furthermore, with the help of the tool it is also possible to obtain feedback directly from the users of the website. In this way, we obtain valuable information to make our website even faster and more customer-friendly.

This website takes particular care to protect your privacy when using "Hotjar". For example, we can only track which buttons are clicked, mouse history, how far you scroll, device screen size, device type and browser information, geographic location (country only) and preferred language to display our website. Areas of the websites in which personal data of you or third parties are displayed are automatically hidden by "Hotjar" and are therefore not traceable at any time.

"Hotjar" offers each user the possibility to prevent the use of the tool by means of a "Do Not Track header". In this case, no data about the visit to the respective website will be recorded. This is a setting that is supported by all common browsers in current versions. To do this, your browser sends a request to "Hotjar" with the information to deactivate the tracking of the respective user. If you use this website with different browsers/computers, you must set up the "Do Not Track header" separately for each of these browsers/computers.

The legal basis for the use of Hotjar is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

You can find detailed instructions with information about your browser at:

For more information about Hotjar Ltd. and about the "Hotjar" tool, please visit: https://www.hotjar.com

The privacy policy of Hotjar Ltd. can be found at: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy.

6. mixpanel

For product analysis we use "Mixpanel" of Mixpanel Inc., One Front Street, Floor 28, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA on our website.

We use "Mixpanel" for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

"Mixpanel" offers each user the possibility to prevent the use of the tool by means of a "Do Not Track header". In this case, no data about the visit to the respective website will be recorded. This is a setting that is supported by all common browsers in current versions. To do this, your browser sends a request to "Mixpanel" with the information to deactivate the tracking of the respective user. If you use this website with different browsers/computers, you must set up the "Do Not Track header" separately for each of these browsers/computers.

The legal basis for the use of "Mixpanel" is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Detailed instructions with information about your browser can be found at: mixpanel.com/optout/

For more information about Mixpanel Inc. and the Mixpanel tool, please visit: https://www.mixpanel.com.

The privacy policy of Hotjar Ltd. can be found at: https://mixpanel.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

7. instana

Furthermore, on some websites we use a plugin of the performance analysis service of Instana Inc, 222 South Riverside Plaza, 15th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606, USA ('Instana'), which enables us to collect statistical evaluations about the speed of the website. The application sets cookies on the user's terminal device.

When a user calls up a page of the website that contains such a plugin, their browser establishes a direct connection with Instana's servers. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Instana collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform users according to their level of knowledge.

By integrating the plugin, Instana receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the website. If the user is logged in to Instana, Instana can assign the visit to the website to his account with Instana. If a user is not a member of Instana, there is still the possibility that Instana learns and stores his IP address.

The purpose and scope of the data collection as well as information on the processing and use of the data by Instana, as well as setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in the Instana data protection information: https://www.instana.com/privacy-policy/.

Instana processes personal data not only on servers in the European Economic Area but also in the USA. The USA does not have a level of data protection comparable to the GDPR; in particular, US security authorities have extensive access rights to data stored in the USA. Instana secures this data processing by concluding EU standard contractual clauses.

If the user is a member of Instana and does not want Instana to collect data about him/her on the website in order to link it to his/her membership data stored with Instana, he/she must log out of Instana before visiting the website.

8. meetrics

Our websites sometimes use the analysis technology of Meetrics GmbH. Meetrics conducts evaluations on our behalf to better understand the usage behavior of the websites. The data is collected to increase the attractiveness, content and functionality of the measured websites and to better evaluate marketing measures. In the process, evaluations based on individual visits are created, which provide information about the visibility on websites. No profiling takes place.

The legal basis for the analysis by Meetrics is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For more information on Meetrics' analysis technology, please visit: https://www.meetrics.com/datenschutz/.

9. VG Wort (METIS)

Cookies and reports on access figures
We use "session cookies" from VG Wort, Munich, to measure accesses to texts in order to record the probability of copying. Session cookies are small units of information that a provider stores in the RAM of the visitor's computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Germany GmbH according to the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to determine the copy probability of individual texts for the remuneration of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data via cookies.

Some of our pages are provided with JavaScript calls, via which we report the accesses to the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort). We thereby enable our authors to participate in the distributions of the VG Wort, which ensure the statutory remuneration for the uses of copyrighted works in accordance with § 53 UrhG.

It is also possible to use our offers without cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent.

Web offers
Our website and our mobile web offer use the "Scalable Central Measurement Method" (SZM) of Kantar Germany GmbH for the determination of statistical characteristic values for the determination of the copy probability of texts.

Anonymous measurement values are collected in the process. The access count measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature, which is created from various automatically transmitted information of your browser, for the recognition of computer systems. IP addresses are only processed in anonymous form.

The procedure was developed with due regard for data protection. The sole aim of the procedure is to determine the copying probability of individual texts.

At no time are individual users identified. Your identity always remains protected. You will not receive any advertising via the system.

For more information, please visit https://www.vgwort.de/fileadmin/pdf/allgemeine_pdf/Datenschutzhinweise_VG_WORT.pdf

10. Matomo

In order to better understand what interests visitors to our websites and whether they find their way around, we sometimes use the open-source analysis tool Matomo (formerly Piwik). This tool does not use cookies to distinguish between individual users. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Since Matomo is hosted on our server, data is not passed on to third parties. IP addresses are anonymized by six digits in our configuration and do not allow any conclusion about the actual connection of the visitor. Returning visitors cannot be identified.

If you do not want your visits to our websites to be recorded, you can activate the 'Do not track' option in your browser and Matomo will not collect any data from you. Via this click you can deactivate the visit statistics from you. To do this, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser, which will disable tracking. If you do not want any tracking, activate the "Do not Track" function in your browser.
 In addition, you can object to processing by activating the checkbox at the end of a page that we track with Matomo.

Further information on data processing by Matomo can be found at https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/.

XXIV Social Media

We currently use the following social media platforms:

a) Facebook

Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

and https://www.youronlinechoices.com

b) Instagram

Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.

Privacy Policy/Opt-Out: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

c) Twitter

Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy

Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/settings/account/personalization

(d) YouTube (Google)

Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)

Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

e) LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out,

f) WhatsApp

Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy Policy: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/

g) Xing

XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Privacy Policy/ Opt-Out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

(h) Spotify

Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm in Sweden

Privacy Policy: www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy/ .

i) SoundCloud

SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, United Kingdom.

Privacy Policy: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

j) TikTok

TikTok Technology Limited, 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland

Privacy Policy: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/privacy-policy-eea

k) Pinterest

Pinterest Europe Ltd, Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy Policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

(l) Acast

Acast AB (publ), Kungsgatan 12, Stockholm 111 35, Sweden

Privacy Policy: https://www.acast.com/de/privacy-policy

 

1. social media presence

We maintain fan pages within various social networks and platforms with the aim of communicating with the customers, interested parties and users active there and informing them about our services there.

We would like to point out that your personal data may be processed outside the European Union, which may result in risks for you (e.g. when enforcing your rights under European / German law).

As a rule, user data is processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created from the usage behaviour and resulting interests of the users. These usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the computers of the users, in which the usage behaviour and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data may also be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (in particular if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

The processing of the personal data of the users is based on our legitimate interests in effective information of the users and communication with the users pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. If users are asked by the respective providers for consent to data processing (i.e. declare their consent, e.g. by ticking a checkbox or confirming a button), the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) S. 1 lit. a. DSGVO.

You can obtain further information on the processing of your personal data as well as your objection options under the links of the respective provider listed below. The assertion of information and other rights of the data subjects can also be made against the providers, then only they have direct access to the data of the users and have the corresponding information. Of course, we are available for any queries and will support you if you need help.

A supplementary agreement is concluded with some social media platforms when operating a fan page. According to this agreement, data subject rights can usually be asserted both with the social media platform and with us. However, the primary responsibility under the GDPR for the processing of insights data lies with the social media platform and it fulfils all obligations under the GDPR with regard to the processing of insights data. In this context, the social media platform provides the essence of the page insights supplement to the data subjects.

We, as the operator of the Fanpage, do not make any decisions regarding the processing of Insights data and all other information resulting from Art. 13 DSGVO, such as the legal basis, the identity of the responsible party and the storage period of cookies on user terminals.

2. social media plug-ins

Normally, social plugins lead to the fact that every visitor to a page is immediately recorded by these services with his IP address and his further activities on the Internet are logged. This happens even if the user does not click on one of the buttons.

To prevent this, we use the Shariff method on our homepages. The social media buttons establish direct contact between the social network and the visitor only when the user actively clicks on the share button. If the user is already logged in to a social network, this is done without another window on Facebook and Google+. On Twitter, a pop-up window appears in which the text of the tweet can still be edited.

Consequently, you can post on social networks without the networks being able to create complete surfing profiles of you. The Shariff method is already widely used to protect users. The starting point was an initiative by www.heise.de , where you can find more information on the current state of the discussion.

In addition, the data mentioned in section IV of this declaration will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, according to the respective providers in Germany, the IP address is anonymised immediately after collection. By activating the plug-in, your personal data is transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers, in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects the data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser's security settings before clicking on the greyed-out box.

We have neither influence on the collected data and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of the processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for non-logged-in users) for the display of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Via the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in to the plug-in provider, your data collected by us will be directly assigned to your account with the plug-in provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link to the page, the plug-in provider will also store this information in your user account and share it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid an assignment to your profile with the plug-in provider.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the data protection declarations of these providers communicated below. There you will also receive further information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

3. integration of YouTube videos

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offers, which are stored on www.youtube.com and can be played directly from our websites. These are all integrated in "extended data protection mode", i.e. no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 are transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to have your data associated with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Opt-Out: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/10261289?hl=de&ref_topic=7048998

4. google maps

On some of our websites we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in section IV of this declaration will be transmitted to Google. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

5. vimeo player

We have integrated Vimeo videos into our online offers, which are stored on vimeo.com/en/ and can be played directly from our websites. The provider is Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA.

These are all integrated in "extended data protection mode", which means that no data about you as a user is transferred to Vimeo if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in paragraph 2 are transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, Vimeo receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Vimeo provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. Vimeo stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the design of its website in line with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Vimeo to exercise this right.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Vimeo, please refer to the privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://vimeo.com/privacy. Vimeo also processes your personal data in the USA.

6. addThis bookmarking

Our websites also contain AddThis plug-ins. These plug-ins allow you to set bookmarks or share interesting content with other users. Through the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

Via these plug-ins, your internet browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of AddThis and, if applicable, the selected social network or bookmarking service. The recipients receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online offer and the data mentioned in section IV of this declaration. This information is processed on the AddThis servers in the USA.

If you send content on our websites to social networks or bookmarking services, a connection may be established between your visit to our websites and your user profile with the corresponding network. We have neither influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of the processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores this data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right.

If you do not wish to participate in this procedure, you can object to the data collection and storage at any time by setting an opt-out cookie with effect for the future: www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out. Alternatively, you can set your browser to prevent the setting of a cookie.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, as well as further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, please contact: AddThis LLC, 1595 Spring Hill Road, Sweet 300, Vienna, VA 22182, USA, https://www.addthis.com/privacy.

7. intercom

To communicate via chat or respond to your support requests, we occasionally use Intercom, a service provided by Intercom, Inc, 98 Battery Street, Suite 402, San Francisco, CA 94111 USA (hereinafter "Intercom").

The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

Detailed information about Intercom's privacy policy can be found at https://www.intercom.com/legal/privacy.

8. spotify

We have sometimes integrated functions of the music service Spotify on our websites. The provider is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm in Sweden. You can recognize the Spotify plugins by the green logo on our pages. You can find an overview of the Spotify plugins at: developer.spotify.com.

This allows a direct connection between your browser and the Spotify server to be established via the plugin when you visit our websites. Spotify thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the content of our pages on your Spotify profile. This allows Spotify to assign the visit to our pages to your user account.

For more information, please see Spotify's privacy policy: https://www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy/.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

If you do not want Spotify to associate your visit to our site with your Spotify user account, please log out of your Spotify user account.

9. acast

We also occasionally use the podcast hosting service Acast (Acast AB (publ), Kungsgatan 12, Stockholm 111 35, Sweden). The podcasts are loaded by Acast or transmitted via Acast.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

Acast processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data, such as retrieval figures. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before being stored in Acast's database unless it is necessary for the provision of the podcasts.

For more information and to opt-out, please see Acast's privacy policy at https://www.acast.com/de/privacy-policy.

10. gravatar

We use the service Gravatar of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offers and especially in blogs.

Gravatar is a service where users can register and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments on other online presences (especially blogs) with the respective email address, their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the email address provided by users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile is stored for it. This is the sole purpose of the transmission of the email address and it is not used for other purposes, but deleted afterwards.

By displaying the images, Gravatar obtains the IP address of the user, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. More information about the collection and use of data by Gravatar can be found in the privacy policy of Automattic: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If users do not want a user image associated with their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, they should use an email address that is not on file with Gravatar to comment. We also note that it is also possible to use an anonymous email address or no email address at all if users do not want their email address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transmission of data by not using our commenting system.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

11. podigee

We also occasionally use the podcast hosting service Podigee (Podigee GmbH, Ritterstraße 2A, 10969 Berlin, Germany). The podcasts are thereby loaded by Podigee or transmitted via Podigee.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

Podigee processes IP addresses and device information in order to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data, such as retrieval figures. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before being stored in Podigee's database, unless it is necessary for the provision of the podcasts.

For more information and to opt-out, please see Podigee's privacy policy https://www.podigee.com/de/about/privacy/.

12. daCast

We use the embedding function of DaCast ltd 31-33 Bondway, Vauxhall, London SW8 1SJ, United Kingdom on some of our websites. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a DaCast plugin, a connection to the DaCast servers is established. In doing so, the DaCast server is informed which of our pages you have visited. In addition, DaCast obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to DaCast or do not have an account with DaCast. The information collected by DaCast is transmitted to the DaCast server in the USA. If you are logged into your DaCast account, you allow DaCast to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your DaCast account. For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to DaCast's privacy policy at (www.dacast.com/privacy-policy/).

The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

13. soundCloud

Plugins of the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, United Kingdom.) may be integrated on our pages. You can recognise the SoundCloud plugins by the SoundCloud logo on the pages concerned.

When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server is established after activation of the plugin. SoundCloud thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the "Like" or "Share" button while logged into your SoundCloud user account, you can link and/or share the content of our pages with your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the site operator, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by SoundCloud. For more information, please see the SoundCloud privacy policy at https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

If you do not want SoundCloud to associate your visit to our pages with your SoundCloud user account, please log out of your SoundCloud user account before activating any SoundCloud plugin content.

The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. How the respective social media providers process your personal data, please refer to their own privacy policy. In this respect, we are not the responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO for the operation of the social media offers.

 

XXV. Online advertising

The following advertising technologies may be used on our websites:

1. LinkedIn Insight Tag

We also occasionally use the LinkedIn Insight Tag feature. This allows us to track conversions, retarget website visitors, and gain additional information about members who view advertisements. We thereby pursue the interest of showing you advertisements that are of interest to you in order to make our website more interesting for you.

The LinkedIn Insight tag enables the collection of data about visits to these sites, including URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties (user agent), and timestamp. This data is encrypted, IP addresses are shortened, and LinkedIn members' direct IDs are removed within seven days to pseudonymize the data. This remaining pseudonymized data is then deleted within 90 days.

LinkedIn does not share any personally identifiable information with us, but only provides aggregate reports on site audience and ad performance. LinkedIn also provides retargeting for site visitors, so we can use this data to display targeted ads outside of its site without identifying the member.

Legal basis for the processing of your data your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Deactivation of the "LinkedIn Insight Tag" function is possible at any time in the individual cookie settings and for logged-in users at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/advertising/actions-that-showed-interest.

For more information on data processing by LinkedIn, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

2. google AdSense

On our homepages, we sometimes also use the online advertising service Google AdSense, through which you can be presented with advertising tailored to your interests. We pursue with it the interest to show you advertisement, which could be of interest for you, in order to arrange our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, statistical information about you is collected and processed by our advertising partners. These advertisements are recognizable by the reference "Google ads" in the respective advertisement.

By visiting our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed our website. For this purpose, Google uses a web beacon to set a cookie on your computer. The data mentioned in section IV of this declaration is transmitted. We have no influence on the data collected, nor do we know the full extent of the data collection and the storage period. Your data will be transferred to the USA and evaluated there. If you are logged in with your Google account, your data can be directly assigned to it. If you do not wish to have your data associated with your Google profile, you must log out. It is possible that this data will be passed on to contractual partners of Google to third parties and authorities.

Legal basis for the processing of your data your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

You can prevent the installation of cookies from Google AdSense in various ways:

a) by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive any advertisements from third party providers;

b) by deactivating Google's interest-based ads via the link https://www.google.de/ads/preferences, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulatory campaign "About Ads" via the link www.aboutads.info/choices , whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing as well as further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy can be obtained from: Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Privacy policy for advertising: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads.

3. google ads conversion (formerly google adwords conversion)

We use the offer of Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Ads) on external websites. We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. In this way, we pursue the interest of displaying advertising that is of interest to you, making our website more interesting for you and achieving a fair calculation of advertising costs.

These advertisements are delivered by Google via so-called "ad servers". For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, through which certain parameters for measuring success, such as display of the ads or clicks by users, can be measured. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Ads will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. The unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (marking that the user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values for this cookie.

These cookies enable Google to recognise your internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of the website of an Ads customer and the cookie stored on his computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. A different cookie is assigned to each Ads customer. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across Ads customers' websites. We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. Based on these evaluations, we can see which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising media, in particular we cannot identify the users on the basis of this information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of Ads Conversion, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is the possibility that the provider learns your IP address and stores it.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways:

a) by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive any advertisements from third party providers;

b) by disabling conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com", https://www.google.de/settings/ads, which setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign "About Ads" via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at https://www.networkadvertising.org.

4. google ads remarketing

We use the remarketing function within the Google Ads service. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With the remarketing function, we can present users of our websites with advertisements based on their interests on other websites within the Google advertising network (in Google Search or on YouTube, so-called "Google Ads" or on other websites). For this purpose, the interaction of users on our website is analysed, e.g. which offers the user was interested in, in order to be able to display targeted advertising to users on other sites even after they have visited our website. For this purpose, Google stores cookies on the end devices of users who visit certain Google services or websites in the Google display network. These cookies are used to record the visits of these users. The cookies are used to uniquely identify a web browser on a particular device and not to identify an individual.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways:

a) by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive any advertisements from third party providers;

b) by disabling conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com", https://www.google.de/settings/ads, which setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign "About Ads" via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at https://www.networkadvertising.org.

5. google analytics remarketing

Some of our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalised advertising messages that have been adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behaviour on one end device (e.g. mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalised advertising messages can be displayed on every device on which you log in with your Google account.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad advertising.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways:

a) by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive any advertisements from third party providers;

b) by disabling conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com", https://www.google.de/settings/ads, which setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign "About Ads" via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at https://www.networkadvertising.org.

6. google dynamic remarketing

We use the Google Dynamic Remarketing application. This is a procedure with which we would like to address you again. Through this application, after visiting some of our websites, our advertisements can be displayed to you during your further internet use. This is done by means of cookies stored in your browser, via which your usage behaviour is recorded and evaluated by Google when you visit various websites. In this way, Google can determine your previous visit to our website. According to its own statements, Google does not combine the data collected in the course of remarketing with your personal data, which may be stored by Google. In particular, according to Google, pseudonymisation is used in remarketing.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways:

a) by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive advertisements from third parties;

b) by disabling conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com", https://www.google.de/settings/ads, which setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign "About Ads" via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

Alternatively, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at https://www.networkadvertising.org.

7. google DoubleClick

Some of our websites continued to use the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google. DoubleClick uses cookies to serve ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to record which ads are shown in which browser and can thus prevent them from being shown more than once. In addition, DoubleClick can use cookie IDs to record so-called conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a DoubleClick ad and later uses the same browser to visit the advertiser's website and make a purchase. According to Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personal information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: Through the integration of DoubleClick, Google receives the information that you have called up the relevant part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is the possibility that the provider learns your IP address and stores it.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways:

a) by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive any advertisements from third party providers;

b) by disabling cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com", www.google.de/settings/ads, which setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign "About Ads" via the link www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

8. google syndication

On our websites, we occasionally use a web tracking service of the company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, 4 Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter: Google Syndication). Within the scope of web tracking, Google Syndication uses scripts which are executed on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of our website and your surfing behaviour (so-called tracking).

We carry out this analysis on the basis of the tracking service of Google Syndication in order to constantly optimise our internet offer and make it more available. In the course of using our website, data, such as in particular your IP address and your user activities, are transmitted to servers of the Google Syndication company and processed and stored outside the European Union, e.g. in the USA.

The legal basis for data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

The data is deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled.

For more information on the handling of transmitted data, please see the Google Syndication privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) and the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find this, for example, at www.noscript.net) or activating the "Do Not Track" setting in your browser.

9 Google Ads Measurement

We use "Google Ads Measurement" on some of our websites, a service of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). Google Ads Measurement stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our websites. For this purpose, Google Ads Measurement uses, among other things, cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your end device and that enable an analysis of your use of our website.

We use Google Ads Measurement for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The legal basis for data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. a DSGVO.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. You can also prevent the collection of the aforementioned information by Google by setting an opt-out cookie on one of the websites linked below:

a) by an appropriate setting of your browser software, in particular the suppression of third party cookies leads to the fact that you do not receive any advertisements from third party providers;

b) by disabling cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "www.googleadservices.com", https://www.google.de/settings/ads, which setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies;

c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulation campaign "About Ads" via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices, whereby this setting is deleted when you delete your cookies;

d) by permanent deactivation in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome under the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer to their full extent.

You can find more information about data protection at Google here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy.

10. seeding alliance

Seeding Alliance collects anonymized information about user behavior, such as what content or products were viewed, which Seeding Alliance Native Advertising campaigns play. This helps Seeding Alliance to better target native advertising campaigns and show you more relevant advertising. All collectable information is anonymously assigned by Seeding Alliance to a multi-digit identification number, which is stored in a cookie on the user's computer. This means that it is not possible to draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. If IP addresses are collected, this is done immediately and anonymously. Collected data is processed in computer centres within the EU and stored in encrypted form in accordance with data protection regulations. Personal data is generally not collected. The legal basis is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Further information: https://seeding-alliance.de/datenschutz/ 

Link to opt out: https://seeding-alliance.de/opt-out/ 

11. Facebook Custom Audiences / Facebook Pixel

Furthermore, some of our websites use the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" of Facebook Inc ("Facebook"). This allows users of the websites to be shown interest-based advertisements ("Facebook ads") when they visit the Facebook social network or other websites that also use this procedure. We thereby pursue the interest of showing you advertisements that are of interest to you in order to make our website more interesting for you.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge: Through the integration of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our Internet presence, or clicked on an ad of ours. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider will learn and store your IP address and other identifying features.

Deactivating the "Facebook Custom Audiences" function is possible for logged-in users at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For more information on data processing by Facebook, please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

12. Twitter Ads

We use "Twitter Ads" on some of our websites, a service provided by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland ("Twitter").

Twitter Ads stores and processes information about your user behaviour on our website. For this purpose, Twitter Ads uses, among other things, cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your terminal device and that enable an analysis of your use of our website.

We use Twitter Ads for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For more information about the third-party provider's privacy practices, please visit the following website: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

13 GetSiteControl

We occasionally use the provider GetSiteControl (GetWebCraft Limited Klimentos 41-43, Klimentos Tower, Flat/Office 25, 1061, Nicosia, Cyprus).

GetSiteControl is a program that displays popups and overlay windows for information purposes and better user guidance on the website. The windows can be controlled according to certain rules (e.g. number of page visits). For this purpose, cookies are set by GetSiteControl.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For more information about the third-party provider's privacy practices, please visit the following website: https://getsitecontrol.com/privacy/.

14. adition

We sometimes use the ADITION service from ADITION technologies AG, Oststraße 55, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany on our websites.

ADITION uses cookies to control and optimise the display of advertising material placed by ADITION's customers for the user. This concerns, for example, the maximum display frequency of advertisements that a user can see. In addition, ADITION uses stored cookie information for statistical surveys in individual cases.

ADITION does not store any personal data such as name, e-mail addresses or other personal details by setting cookies. All information is purely anonymous and contains technical information such as the frequency and date of display of advertising material, the browser used or the operating system installed. ADITION works in all processes of data collection strictly in accordance with German data protection law. All stored data is stored on servers in the Federal Republic of Germany.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For information on ADITION's privacy policy, please visit www.adition.com/kontakt/datenschutz/.

15. business ads

On our Internet pages, interests (e.g. advertising banners clicked, sub-pages visited etc.) of you are sometimes recorded in a cookie by means of anonymous user numbers on behalf of Business Advertising GmbH ("businessAD"), Tersteegenstraße 30, 40474 Düsseldorf. Under no circumstances will personal data such as name, address or IP address be stored in these cookies.

The delivery of usage-based online advertising is also operated by the advertising marketer Business Advertising GmbH. For this purpose, other service providers (so-called vendors) are used for these advertising purposes as well as for market research and statistical purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

You can find the provider's privacy policy here: https://www.businessad.de/nutzungsbasierte-werbung-oba.

16. pubMatic

In some areas of our websites, we use PubMatic, a service for displaying usage-based advertising. The provider is PubMatic Inc, 305 Main Street, First Floor, Redwood City, CA 9406, USA. PubMatic uses technology to deliver ads that are relevant to you.

The legal basis for data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For more information about privacy, please see PubMatic's privacy policy here: https://pubmatic.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

17. outbrain

We use Outbrain, of Outbrain UK Limited,100 New Bridge Street, London, UK within some of our websites.

The purpose of the processing is the playout of personalized ads and content as well as the implementation of ad and content measurements and the acquisition of knowledge about target groups and product developments. For this purpose, so-called tracking pixels are integrated on our pages. When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Outbrain server is established via the tracking pixel. Outbrain thereby receives, among other things, the information from your browser that our page was called up from your end device. We can then select which segments of site visitors (e.g. visit to a specific section) should be shown our advertising. The display of advertising only takes place on external websites that have integrated the Outbrain widget. For this purpose, Outbrain processes the data displayed in the interest profile, which you can retrieve under the link https://my.outbrain.com/recommendations-settings/home.

The legal basis for the processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

For more information, please see Outbrain's privacy policy at https://www.outbrain.com/legal/privacy.

18. taboola

On some of our websites, we give Taboola Germany GmbH, c/o MindSpace Friedrichstraße 68, 10117 Berlin the opportunity to show you interest-based and personalized recommendations via a feed using cookies and pixels. The recommendations can be, for example, articles or advertisements from us or from third parties. When you visit our website, we display these recommendations as well as Taboola's feed at the end of an article and provide Taboola with browser data that is necessary to show you Taboola's feed at the end of the article.

We allow Taboola cookies to be set so that Taboola receives the information they contain. We have no influence on the processing of your personal data by Taboola, in particular the personalisation of recommendations, so that we have to refer to the data protection declaration ( https://www.taboola.com/policies/privacy-policy ) and the cookie policy (https://www.taboola.com/policies/cookie-policy) of Taboola. In this respect, Taboola is responsible for the processing of your personal data under data protection law. In order to enable you to continue to use our website and journalistic and editorial offers without a subscription via advertising revenue, our interest in processing your personal data outweighs your interest in advertising-free use. In our view, there is also a parallel between our interests and yours in improving our website and advertising offers. Your data will not be stored by us as a matter of principle.

You have the possibility at any time to object to the processing of your personal data by us and Taboola under the following link: https://www.taboola.com/policies/privacy-policy#user-choices-and-optout.


This document has been translated into English using the software DeepL. As there may have been inconsistencies in the translation, in case of doubt the wording of the German privacy police shall be deemed legally binding.

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