Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY OF THE BAUER MEDIA GROUP WEBSITE 

The Bauer Media Group is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. Personal data includes such information as your name, address, bank account information and email address. The Bauer Media Group uses this information to respond to your enquiries, to provide you with informational materials and to deliver the magazines you want. All personal information is processed on servers in Germany and is stored no longer than necessary. 

Should any orders be received electronically or services provided via electronic media, the related data (IP address, name, time, payment data if applicable, type of service) will be stored for the purpose of order documentation and orderly provision and billing of services. 

The use of personal information within the publishing group is subject to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act and, for the use of internet portals and online magazines, to the provisions of the German Telemedia Act and the Interstate Broadcasting Agreement. 

We would be happy to send you information about the Bauer Media Group and cooperating companies. If you use electronic media, you can request and receive newsletters and information via the online portal, email or text messaging. 

You may prohibit the use of your personal data for promotional purposes at any time. To do so, please send an email with your name, address, customer number and your concern to kundenservice(at)bauermedia.com. 

When you visit this website non-personal data is automatically stored, including information about your browser, the sites you visit and the duration of your visits. This information is used exclusively in order to enhance user enjoyment of the website. 

This site uses cookie technology. Cookies are small text files that are temporarily stored on your hard drive. These files make it easier for you to navigate the Bauer Media Group website. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you may amend your browser’s settings at any time to use the Bauer Media Group website without cookies. Please be aware that if you disable cookies, you may have to enter some information multiple times. 

The Bauer Media Group makes every technical and organisational effort possible given the current state of technology to protect your customer data from loss, alteration or disclosure to third parties. 

Please direct any queries you may have about the processing of your personal information to the Data Protection Officer of the Bauer Media Group at datenschutz(at)bauermedia.com. 

Web analysis. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are saved to your computer to permit analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by these cookies on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for its operators and to provide further services linked to website and internet use. Google may pass this information to third parties if required to do so by law or such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. Google will in no case save your IP address and link it to other data saved by it. Although you can prevent cookies from being installed by selecting the relevant setting in your browser, we draw your attention to the fact that you may not be able to use all of the website’s functions as a result. By using this website, you declare your consent to Google’s use of the data collected about you in the manner and for the purposes described above. 

We draw your attention to the fact that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_gat._anonymizeIp()” extension that allows processing of IP addresses in shortened form only and excludes any direct link to a specific person. Data collection and storage by Google can furthermore be prevented by the installation of the deactivation add-on for Internet Explorer (7 and 8), Google Chrome (4.x and higher) and Mozilla Firefox (3.5 and higher). For more information, click here.

AddThis plugins. Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the bookmarking service AddThis, operated by AddThis, Inc., 1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300 Vienna, VA 22182, USA (“AddThis”). AddThis provides tools for designing websites (www.addthis.com) which make it easier for website users to share the site they are currently visiting with other internet users via email or social networks. An overview of the AddThis plugins and their design can be found here: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing

If you open a page of our website containing such a plugin, your browser will automatically connect to the AddThis servers and possibly the selected social network. AddThis transmits the content of the plugin directly to your browser and integrates it into the page. This connection informs AddThis that your browser has requested the respective page of our website and AddThis then stores a cookie on your device in order to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to an AddThis server in the USA and is stored there. AddThis uses this data to create anonymized user profiles in order to customise advertisements to the personal interests of those visiting websites containing AddThis plugins.

To find out more about the purpose and scope of this data collection, and the further processing and use of the data by AddThis, please see the privacy policy of AddThis: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

If you do not want AddThis to collect your data in future, you can install a so-called opt-out cookie by downloading it via the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

You can also completely block all AddThis plugins by installing an add-on for your browser, such as the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).