Privacy

PRIVACY POLICY OF THE BAUER MEDIA GROUP WEBSITE

Certain functions of this website involve the collection, processing or use of personal data as defined by data protection law. 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 details and email address. Bauer Media Group uses this data to respond to your enquiries, to send you information and to deliver the magazines you request. All personal information is processed on servers in Germany and is stored no longer than necessary.

The following details on our privacy policy will inform you as to what types of data are collected and processed for which purposes and how we ensure privacy in accordance with legal requirements. The version of our privacy policy published on this website applies to your use of our website. Please keep up to date with any updates to this privacy policy.

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 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 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 Bauer Media Group and the companies we cooperate with. If you use electronic media, you can receive information here at bauermedia.com or via email.

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.

Use of data by Bauer Media Group

Should it be necessary within the context of the contract concluded with you, or should you have given your consent, we may also transmit to other Bauer Media Group companies the information you expressly requested in connection with your subscription order, newsletter order, raffle participation, user registration or other occasions, so that these companies may process and use the data in order to provide you with the services you ordered and/or to inform you about offers relating to media products of Bauer Media Group.

You may withdraw your permission for us to use 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.

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

The legal basis for the processing of your data, on the basis of your consent, is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (a) GDPR. The legal basis for the transmission of your data for the performance of the contract is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (b) GDPR.

Automatically collected log data

Each time you visit our website, the following browser information is automatically recorded in the log files of our web server:

- IP address of the requesting computer
- the complete request to our server incl. request line, http & identity username, remote host
- the files and URLs requested on our website
- the website from which the visit originated
- the http response code and size
- date, time, duration of the visit

The collection of this data is necessary to ensure and optimize the operation and functionality of our website, to guarantee adequate data privacy and to be able to track possible cyber attacks by third parties. The log data are immediately deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for these purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests arise from the purposes for collecting data listed above.

Use of cookies

Bauer Media Group (hereinafter also referred to as “we” or “us”) uses so-called cookies in several places on the websites it operates. Cookies can store various data and serve to make our offerings more user-friendly, secure and effective. For example, they are used to improve our quality of service continously and may allow you to access restricted user areas or be used for the storage of individual user settings. We use our own cookies for a variety of purposes. However, in order to integrate special functions (such as social network features) into our website and enable advertisements to be placed on our website, we also allow third parties to set cookies via our website.


By using our websites, you agree to the use of cookies placed via our websites.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests arise from the purposes for collecting data listed above.

Preventing the use of cookies and opt-out

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser or by installing browser add-ons and, for example, using them to deactivate the automatic setting of cookies. However, we wish to inform you that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent.

In the case of individual functions/cookies, you have the possibility to opt out by clicking on an opt-out link. By clicking on these opt-out links, the previously stored cookies are replaced by a new cookie that deletes the information stored in the previous cookies and prevents the further collection of anonymised information. Please note that this opt-out function is linked to the specific device and browser used. If you use several devices/browsers, you must therefore opt out on each device/browser. If you delete all cookies in your browser, this will also delete the opt-out cookies and you may need to click the opt-out links again.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that enable us to analyse your use of our website. The information generated by these cookies about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation so that your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google uses this information to analyse your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie relating to your use of our website (including your IP address) for Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. For more information about Google’s data collection and processing, please refer to Google’s privacy policy, which is available at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests arise from the purposes for collecting data listed above.

Registration for inclusion in our press mailing list

If you sign up for our press mailing list, you will receive a reply from us with a request for you to confirm your order. Only when this confirmation has been made, will your address be added to our mailing list. We only store your email address to enable the sending of press releases.

We use the “zimpel” service of news aktuell GmbH, Mittelweg 144, 20148 Hamburg, for the technical processing of our press release mailings. In order to carry out these mailings, it is necessary to provide your e-mail address to zimpel. In addition, zimpel collects information about the mailing and delivery status of the emails. For more information about how zimpel uses personal data, please see zimpel’s privacy policy, which is available at https://www.newsaktuell.de/datenschutz/.

The legal basis for the processing of your data, on the basis of your consent, is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (a) GDPR.

Social plugins of Facebook

Our website includes plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter: “Facebook”). When you visit a page of our website which includes such a plugin, a connection to the Facebook servers is automatically established. This provides Facebook with the information that the website page has been visited. If you are logged in with your personal Facebook account on Facebook, Facebook can assign the website visit to your personal Facebook account. We would like to emphasise that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data nor their use by Facebook and that we are not responsible for the collection and processing of data by Facebook. For more information about data collection, processing and use by Facebook, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests arise from the purposes for collecting data listed above.

Social plugins of Twitter

Our website includes plugins of the social network Twitter. These plugins are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter: “Twitter”). When you visit a page of our website which includes such a plugin, a connection to the Twitter servers is automatically established. This provides Twitter with the information that the website page has been visited. If you are logged in with your personal Twitter account on Twitter, Twitter can assign the website visit to your personal Twitter account. We would like to emphasise that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data nor their use by Twitter and that we are not responsible for the collection and processing of data by Twitter. For more information about data collection, processing and use by Twitter, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence 1, point (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interests arise from the purposes for collecting data listed above.

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 anonymised 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/).

Revocation of your consent to the collection, processing and use of your data

Insofar as you have given consent for individual functions of our website to collect, process and use your personal data, you have the possibility to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. Please send your revocation request to datenschutz(at)bauermedia.com. Please note that if you revoke your consent, you may not be able to use the corresponding functions any more.

Right to information, correction, transferability, limitation of processing and deletion

As a user of our website, you are entitled to receive information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. In accordance with applicable law, we will inform you on request in writing as to whether and which personal data we store about you. Moreover, users of our website have the right to correct, transfer, block and delete their personal data in accordance with statutory provisions. In the case of subscription issues, please contact kundenservice(at)bauermedia.com and for all other issues datenschutz(at)bauermedia.com.

Amendments to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend the content of this privacy policy from time to time in order to adapt it to technical changes on our website or to the applicable legal requirements. As soon as any amendment to our privacy policy is made, we will provide you with the latest version on this page.

If you have any questions about data processing on our website, or are concerned about inadmissible data processing, you are welcome to contact our data protection officer at any time at datenschutz(at)bauermedia.com or a data protection supervisory authority.


Status: May 2018.