Berliner Tageblatt - Data protection declaration

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Data protection declaration




Introduction to the privacy policy: "Berliner Tageblatt"
Status: 01 January 2024

This privacy policy gives you an overview of the processing of your data. It applies to all websites, apps and other services and benefits provided by "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] are offered.

 Data protection was originally defined as the protection of personal data against misuse. The term was equated with protection of data, protection from data or also protection from "computerisation". In the English-speaking world, one speaks of "privacy" (protection of privacy) and of "data privacy" (data protection in the narrower sense). In the European legal area, the term "data protection" is used in legislation.

 On all websites of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-386_de.htm), which harmonises the rules on the processing of personal data by private companies and public bodies across the EU, will already apply from 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation is part of the EU data protection reform, which the European Commission presented on 25 January 2012. Information on the GDPR can be viewed by any reader here = https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datenschutz-Grundverordnung

For "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG, Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], a legally compliant ADV contract was concluded with the provider, this in view of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO), here dated 23 May 2018, regulated in Article 17 of the European Data Protection Directive.

Today, the purpose of data protection is seen as protecting individuals from having their right to informational self-determination impaired by the handling of their personal data. Data protection stands for the idea that every person can basically decide for themselves to whom, when, how, where and which of their personal data should be accessible. Data protection aims to prevent the so-called "transparent person".
  
The use of the websites of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] regardless of the domain extension, whether com, net, info, eu, biz or whatever, is generally possible without providing personal data.

As far as on the pages of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible.

This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam mails. The regulations of data protection also apply to public bodies, organs of the administration of justice, corporations, institutions and foundations under public law, associations of public bodies and certain enterprises, companies or institutions controlled by them. 

 The contents and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to copyright. Harmonised copyright law in the European Union is closely linked to the right to free movement of goods (free movement of goods) and services (free movement of services), the fundamental freedoms of the Community Treaties. This is also the source of the European Union's main power to legislate in the field of copyright and industrial property rights, as such rights may constitute an unacceptable obstacle and/or distortion of competition in the free EU internal market.

Reproduction, editing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately. The following guidelines apply to the use of all web pages of "Berliner Tageblatt", regardless of the domain ending:

  • Directive 91/250/EEC on the legal protection of computer programs of 14 May 1991, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25.05. 2018.
  • Directive 92/100/EEC (Rental and Lending Directive),
  • Directive 93/83/EEC (Cable-Satellite Directive),
  • Directive 93/98/EEC harmonising the term of protection of copyright,
  • Directive 96/9/EC on the legal protection of databases of 11 March 1996,
  • Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society,
  • Directive 2001/84/EC (Resale Right Directive),
  • Directive 2004/48/EC (Intellectual Property Rights) of 29 April 2004,
  • Directive 2006/115/EC on the harmonisation of the rental and lending arrangements for copyright works and related rights of 12 December 2006,
  • Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights,
  • Directive 2009/24/EC on the legal protection of computer programs (replaces Directive 91/250/EEC),
  • Directive 2011/77/EU amending Directive 2006/116/EC on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights,
  • Directive 2012/28/EU on certain permitted uses of orphan works,
  • Directive 2014/26/EU on the collective management of copyright and related rights and the granting of multi-territorial licences of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market.

Note to freelancers:

    • Be sure to use trace eradicators after communication! Do NOT visit official sites of authorities without security and without a proxy, as there are glue rods/honeypots installed there! Please read this information and follow it! You can find more information HERE
    • For a secure communication with "Berliner Tageblatt" please encrypt your e-mail and send it to our e-mail address HERE / You can find our public GPG-PGP key - HERE
       When setting up articles and working under proxy, or TOR - it is urgent to note that when sending articles no mail attachments are opened, the risk of IP tracking is massively high.
  1. Privacy Policy of "Berliner Tageblatt":
    "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], takes data protection very seriously and always endeavours to collect and use all personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection law.

"Berliner Tageblatt" would like to explain to you by means of this data protection declaration which data is absolutely necessary and how you could obtain additional benefits by providing further, voluntary data. Your data will only be collected and stored if you have given us your consent.

We will be happy to notify you of any changes to the data protection provisions in writing upon request. If you do not agree with the latest version, you have the option of revoking your consent within two weeks. During this time, the changes will have no effect on you.

  1. Personal data that we need to identify you:
    If you register for a possible future competition, the "Berliner Tageblatt" community, the receipt of the e-mail newsletter or for the purchase of paid services, we will ask you for some personal information. In each case, the data requested is that which "Berliner Tageblatt" collects when you call up the web address.

  2. Use of your necessary data:
    Personal data is only collected if you provide this information voluntarily, for example in the context of an enquiry or registration. "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], logs your consent to the collection and storage of the data.

"Berliner Tageblatt" sends online publications exclusively to those who have also requested the information. We cannot check whether the addressee indicated has made his or her request personally or whether the request was made by a third party. We always endeavour to keep the e-mail address list as up-to-date as technically possible in order to exclude incorrect or no longer valid enquiries as quickly as possible.

  1. Extended data collection, storage and processing:
    Grant "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] in addition, the consent to collect, use and process further voluntary data for individual information and support, "Berliner Tageblatt" will store your personal data beyond the respective current occasion and use your data for these purposes.

This consent is also represented by "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] logged. Some services of "Berliner Tageblatt" are offered in cooperation with partner companies.

In order to be able to offer this partner service, it is necessary for us to share your personal data with these partner companies as well. However, the data will only be used to carry out the respective application or service with our partner. If data is collected and/or managed by a company other than "Berliner Tageblatt", we will inform you of this.

  1. International transfer of your data
    Since "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] - operate internationally and offer services on an international level, it may be the case in the future that personal data will be made available internationally. It should be noted that in some countries there is no data protection law or corresponding legal regulations that offer the same degree of protection as the regulations in the country of origin. If we pass on your data to third parties, we make the protection and confidential treatment of your data a condition. In this way, "Berliner Tageblatt" is also committed internationally to the protection of personal data transferred to countries where there is no data protection law or whose laws are less strict.

  2. Type of data exploitation:
    "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] will carry out analyses on the behaviour of users on the "Berliner Tageblatt" This is done against the background that "Berliner Tageblatt" wishes to constantly improve its service. These analyses are not personalised, but are carried out pseudonymously. Of course, we also do not inform our advertising customers who has clicked on which offer and when, unless you have expressly authorised us to disclose this information.

  3. Use of cookies:
    "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] uses so-called session-related cookies. A cookie is a small text file that your web browser stores in your temporary internet cache so that all user functions can be realised across a provider's entire offering. Our website uses 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 analyse how users use the site.

    The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

After leaving "Berliner Tageblatt", the cookie loses its validity. If you visit "Berliner Tageblatt" again, a new cookie will be created. If you disable cookies in your web browser, you will not be able to use many important features of "Berliner Tageblatt".

  1. Deletion of personal data:
    You may at any time withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data in writing or electronically. Furthermore, you may at any time withdraw your consent to the collection and storage of your further voluntary data by "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], have blocked.

    This blocking request must be made in writing by registered mail/return receipt. Alternatively, you can also send us an e-mail to: [email protected] - In this case, however, a registered mail is required. In the event of your revocation of the storage and processing of your data, "Berliner Tageblatt" will no longer be able to provide certain services such as the delivery of the newsletter or the participation in competitions.

  2. Type and duration of data storage
    "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] may store your data in the databases of "Berliner Tageblatt", such as the customer contacts database. Your data will be kept and used by "Berliner Tageblatt" for a reasonable period of time, depending on whether we need to respond to enquiries, provide assistance with problems or provide improved or new services; we are also obliged to strictly comply with the legal provisions on data retention.

This means that we will continue to store data even if a person no longer uses the services of "Berliner Tageblatt" or is no longer in contact with us. Unless a longer retention period for the data is required by law, governmental or regulatory authority, we retain traffic details for a reasonable period of time after they have been generated; in special cases (such as firewall log files or malfunction data) also after payment of corresponding invoices.

The information for money laundering checks, user authentications or user identity verification and transaction details and other actions for which verification is required may be retained for as long as required by law, regulation or evidence of the transaction.

  1. Security and instruction of personnel
    For the IT sector, the following rules apply at "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], not only for its own software, strict company guidelines. They regulate in particular access authorisation (here exclusively through SSL-secured access), authentication, audits, control, alarm messages, data storage and backup and transmission standards as well as environmental integrity.

For the employees of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] a strict code of conduct is in place which obliges them to adhere to the principles of data protection; in addition, "Berliner Tageblatt" has a specific programme for verifying compliance with data protection.

  1. Certification and, if applicable, creation of online invoices
    According to legal regulations, the authenticity of the origin and the integrity of the content of an invoice transmitted electronically must be guaranteed. In addition, the "Principles of Data Access and Verifiability of Digital Documents" (GDPdU) stipulate that before further processing of an electronic invoice, the qualified electronic signature must be verified with regard to the integrity of the data and the signature authorisation. The result of this verification must be documented. The verification of the electronic signature belonging to the electronic invoice was carried out at the time stated in the verification report with the result shown in the report.

    "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], does not warrant the accuracy of this Verification Report after transmission by electronic media, storage and printing. The time information contained in the verification report refers to the GMT time zone and may therefore differ from the respective legally valid local time.

  2. Further notes on data protection:
    Please remember that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online (e.g. in chat areas, by e-mail, in forums), this information can be collected and used by others. You may therefore receive unsolicited messages from others if you send personal information online in areas with public access.

We expressly compile the contents of these Internet pages with the greatest possible care and ensure that they are regularly updated. Nevertheless, the information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to replace detailed individual advice for a decision to purchase the products advertised on the pages of "Berliner Tageblatt".

"Berliner Tageblatt" does not guarantee that the information on these pages is up-to-date, correct and complete, or that they can be accessed without disturbance at any time. When we refer to Internet pages of third parties (links), the company assumes no responsibility for the content of the linked pages. By activating the link, you leave our information offer.

Different regulations may therefore apply to the offers of third parties, in particular with regard to data protection. Furthermore, we also exclude any liability for services, in particular for the download of files made available by us on the Internet pages, for slightly negligent breaches of duty, insofar as these do not concern essential contractual duties or life, health or body or claims under the Product Liability Act are affected. The same applies to breaches of duty by our vicarious agents.

Always act very carefully and responsibly online and make sure to keep your password and/or other personal information secret! Your password is required to provide you with the corresponding application or service. Depending on the application or service, you will be charged:

E-mail address, surname and first name, address, country, date of birth, telephone/mobile number, form of address. The necessary data fields will be marked with an asterisk in the future.

  1. Finally, an explanation of Web 2.0
    After the great Internet bubble burst around the end of 2001, the Internet was thought to be an overestimated hype. Investors and companies in particular withdrew. No wonder, since they lost a lot of money in the process. In fact, it is still virtually impossible - at least in the Federal Republic of Germany - to obtain capital for founding an Internet-based company.

  2. Data protection declaration for the Facebook plugin ("Like" button)
    This website uses plugins from the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. Users of our website on which the Facebook plugin ("Like" button) is installed are hereby informed that a connection to Facebook is established through the plugin, whereby a transmission to your browser is carried out so that the plugin appears on the website. Furthermore, data is forwarded to the Facebook servers through its use, which contains information about your website visits to our homepage. For logged-in Facebook users, this means that the usage data is assigned to your personal Facebook account. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://www.developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins. Sobald As a logged-in Facebook user, you actively use the Facebook plugin (e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can only avoid this by logging out of your Facebook account first.

    For further information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to the data protection regulations on Facebook at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account

  3. Privacy policy for the web analytics service Google Analytics
    This website uses 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 analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
    We have activated IP anonymisation. On this website, your IP address will therefore 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) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
  4. Privacy policy for the Google Adsense web advertising service
    This website uses Google Adsense, a web advertising service provided by Google Inc, USA ("Google"). Google Adsense uses so-called "cookies" (text files), which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. Google Adsense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information. By using the web beacon, simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website can be recorded and collected.
    The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website in relation to the advertisements, compiling reports on website activity and advertisements for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

    Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive and web beacons from being displayed by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings (in MS Internet Explorer under "Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Setting"; in Firefox under "Tools > Settings > Privacy > Cookies"); however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Use of Google +1
Collection and sharing of information: With the
help of the Google +1 button, you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s can be displayed as notices together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or in other places on websites and ads on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content via your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the information collected:
 In addition to the uses explained above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish aggregate statistics about users' +1 activities or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

  1. Privacy policy for the social network Google Plus
    This website uses the so-called "G +1" button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by
    Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The button can be recognised by the "G +1" sign. If you are registered with Google Plus, you can use the "G +1" button to express your interest in our website and share content from our website on Google Plus. In that case, Google stores both the information that you have given a "G +1" for one of our contents and information about the page you viewed in the process. Your "G +1" may possibly be displayed together with your name (possibly also with photo - if available) on Google Plus in other Google services, such as Google Search or your Google profile. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy.
  2. Data protection declaration for the use of the twitter.com web messaging service
    We have also integrated the twitter.com web messaging service on
    our website. This is provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called "Tweet" function. This allows you to publish 140-character messages with website links in your own Twitter account. If you use the "Tweet" function of Twitter on our websites, the respective website will be linked to your account on Twitter and may be publicly announced there. Data is also transferred to Twitter in the process. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For further information, please consult Twitter's data protection declaration: http://twitter.com/privacy Twitter offers you the opportunity to define your own data protection settings at the following link: http://twitter.com/account/settings
  3. Right to information
    You have the right at any time to inquire free of charge and without delay about the data collected about you. You have the right at any time to revoke your consent to the use of your specified personal data with effect for the future. To request information, please contact the provider using the contact details in the imprint.
  4. General information
    The burst Internet bubble separated the wheat from the chaff and many Internet companies are now profitable or have a share value that is at or even above the level of the beginning of 2001.

Tim O'Reilly coined the term "web 2.0" for this second internet boom, which went unnoticed by many. The following comparisons will perhaps make it clearest how web 2.0 differs from the old web offerings - This list has been left in the original English for reasons of authenticity, but the links will help you if you do not understand a term:

web 1.0 -> web 2.0
DoubleClick -> Google AdSense
Ofoto (now Kodakgallery) -> Flickr
 "Akamai -> BitTorrent
 mp3.com* -> Napster**
Britannica Online -> Wikipedia
 personal websites -> blogging
Evite -> Upcoming.org and EVDB
domain name speculation -> search engine optimization
page views -> cost per click
screen scraping -> web services
publishing -> participation
content management systems -> wikis
directories ( taxonomy ) -> tagging ( folksonomy )
stickiness -> syndication

But web 2.0 is much more:
terms like RSS, Atom, Trackback, Social bookmarking, iPod and Podcasting, AJAX, Blogosphere and Error! Link reference invalid.,13.4247317,10z" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://www.google.de/maps/@52.5068441,13.4247317,10z">Google-Maps are just some of the buzzwords that together stand for web 2.0.

In the end, it's all about one thing: it's no longer the programmes on the PC that count, the internet itself becomes the application. The times of local data storage are coming to an end. Mobility is the keyword, the content is on the net. Anyone who wants it now has full access to the web via mobile phone. You can read the news, download music or watch videos. It no longer matters where you are, you just need access to the internet. Whether by cable or wireless (WLAN or UMTS), data and content are always and everywhere available.

"Do Not Track" requests
This website/s does not support "Do Not Track" requests by web browsers. For information on whether integrated third-party services support the Do Not Track protocol, users should refer to the privacy policy of the respective service.

Social bookmarking, social web and social software
One of the new and certainly most interesting internet applications is what could be summarised
as social bookmarking, social web or social software. This involves the networking of content and people. Typical examples are the so-called wikis, such as the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, image-sharing services such as Flickr or the social bookmarking platform del.icio.us. What all three have in common is that they are more than just online storage sites for content.

Web 2.0 and 3.0 - Exciting and highly dangerous at the same time
Nothing illustrates the beauty and the danger of web 2.0 as
concisely as the EPIC 2015 video of the Museum of Media History. See also HERE - It must also be emphatically stated at this point that intelligence services, investigative bodies and other such interested parties are increasingly using Web 2.0 for their own purposes - so the user should always be warned that the Internet has not been a lawless space for a long time and the transparent citizen is not an invention, so you should also observe your own data protection.

Subject to change at any time
"Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by notifying its users accordingly on this page and, where applicable, via this website and/or - where technically and legally possible - by sending a message to users via one of the contact details available to the provider. Users are therefore advised to consult this page regularly, checking the date of last modification indicated at the bottom of the page.

This privacy statement has been drafted
on the basis of provisions of various legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

We hope we have been able to help you with these instructions. If you have any queries, please contact the technical department responsible at our company by e-mail at: [email protected]

Data protection has a particularly high priority for "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected].

 Any use of the Internet pages of ""Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], is generally possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the provisions of the Data Protection Regulation, and in accordance with the principles applicable to "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], applicable country-specific data protection provisions. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

"Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], as the controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions may be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. definitions
The privacy policy of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], is based on the terms and conditions used by the European Directive and Ordinance Maker when issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this Privacy Policy:

20 a) personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

(b) data
subject Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

e) Profiling
Profiling shall mean any automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.

f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller or data controller
The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

(h) Processor
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

(i) Recipient
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

j)  Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

(k) Consent
Consent shall mean any freely given specific and informed indication, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act, by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

  1. Name and address of the controller
    The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is: "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected]

Website: https://www.BerlinerTageblatt.de

3. cookies
The Internet pages of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the sense of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in an online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

4. collection of general data and information
The Internet pages of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], collects a series of general data and information with each call-up of the website by a data subject or automated system.

 This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data
may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], does not draw any conclusions about the data subject.

Rather, this information is required in order to:
(1) deliver the content of our website correctly
(2) optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it
(3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and
4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

 This anonymously collected data and information is used by "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], is therefore evaluated on one hand statistically and on the other hand with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

5. registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller in the process results from the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be
transferred to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way can the misuse of our services be prevented and, if necessary, this data makes it possible to clarify criminal offences that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the data controller. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject by voluntarily providing personal data serves the purpose of the controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from the data base of the controller.

The controller shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information on what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. All employees of the controller are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

6. subscription to our newsletter
On the Internet pages of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. The personal data transmitted to the controller when the newsletter is ordered is specified in the input mask used for this purpose.

"Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers of the company. The newsletter of our enterprise can basically only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter mailing. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email serves to verify whether the owner of the email address as the data subject has authorised the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration, which is assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP). The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves the legal safeguarding of the controller.

The personal data collected in the context of a registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a related registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical circumstances. No personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter dispatch can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter mailing directly on the website of the controller at any time or to inform the controller of this in another way.

7. newsletter tracking
The newsletters of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], contain so-called tracking pixels.

 A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in such e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], recognise whether and when an e-mail has been opened by a data subject and which links contained in the e-mail have been called up by the data subject.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by the controller in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent given in this regard via the double opt-in procedure.

After a revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller."Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], automatically as a revocation.

8. contact possibility via the Internet site
The Internet pages of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] and contains, on the basis of statutory provisions, data that enable a quick electronic contact to our enterprise as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

"Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected]

9. subscription to comments on the blog on the Internet site
The comments
on the blog "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], submitted comments can generally be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his or her comment on a particular blog post.

If a data subject opts for the option to subscribe to comments, the controller sends an automatic confirmation e-mail in order to verify in the double opt-in procedure whether the owner of the specified e-mail address has indeed opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be terminated at any time.

(10) Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

(a) Right to obtain confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right, granted
by the European Directives and Regulations Body, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

 (b) Right of access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and the Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information on the personal data relating to him or her which have been stored and a copy of that information.
 Furthermore, the European legislator has granted the data subject access to the following information: -
the purposes of the processing
- the categories of personal data processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, or, if
this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
- the existence of a right to rectify or erase the personal data concerning them or to have the processing restricted by the controller or to object to such processing
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the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: Any available information about the origin of the data
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.    
(c) Right of rectification
Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain the immediate rectification of personal data relating to him or her which are inaccurate. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  (d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data relating to him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and to the extent that processing is not necessary:

 - The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
 - The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
 - The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) DS-GVO.

 - The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
 - The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the - the personal data have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DS-GVO.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], may at any time contact any employee of the controller.

The employee of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with without delay.

If the personal data of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], made public and if our company as the responsible party is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 (1) DS-GVO, "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], taking into account the available technology and the costs of implementation, to implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, in order to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data, that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary.

The employee of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

 e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation-maker, to require the controller to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

 The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

 The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.

 The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

 The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data processed by "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected] will arrange the restriction of the processing.

 f) Right to data portability
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The
data subject shall also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected].

 g) Right of objection
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation Maker, to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GVO. This also applies to profiling
based on these provisions.

"Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Processed "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing.

 This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], of the processing for the purpose of direct marketing, "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a task in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], or another employee. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his/her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

 (h) Automated decisions on a case-by-case basis, including profiling
Every data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based
solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that such law lays down appropriate measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is made with the data subject's explicit consent.

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject's explicit consent, "Berliner Tageblatt", ("BTB", "we" or "us"), including all BTB websites and mobile applications, provided by GSmedia - a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporate AG , Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Phone: +49 30 2092 40 45 / Fax: +49 30 2092 42 00 / Commercial Register Duesseldorf: HRB 94738 / VAT ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], take appropriate measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person responsible, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

(i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  1. Data protection for applications and in the application procedure
    The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is in particular the case when an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller concludes 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 the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted two months after the 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).

    13 Data protection provisions on the use and application of Adobe Analytics (Omniture) / Adobe Marketing Cloud
    The controller has integrated components of the company Adobe on this website. Adobe
    Analytics (Omniture) or the Adobe Marketing Cloud (hereinafter referred to as "Omniture") is a tool that enables more efficient online marketing as well as web analysis. Omniture is a part of the Adobe Marketing Cloud. The Adobe Marketing Cloud enables real-time analyses of visitor flows on websites. The real-time analyses include project reports and allow ad-hoc analysis of website visitors. Customer interactions are presented in a way that gives the controller a better overview of the online activities of the users of that website by displaying and reporting the data in simple and interactive dashboards. This enables the controller to receive information in real time and thereby identify problems more quickly.

The operator of these services is Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland.

Omniture sets a cookie on the data subject's information technology system (cookies have already been explained in advance; this can be read above). The controller ensures through a server setting that the tracking data transmitted to the Adobe data centre are anonymised before geolocation. Anonymisation is implemented by replacing the last part of the IP address.

The controller has made settings on the server side to anonymise the IP address of the data subject independently before any processing for geolocation and reach measurement. Adobe will use the data and information obtained via our website on behalf of the data controller to analyse the user behaviour of the data subject. Furthermore, Adobe will use the data to create reports on user activity on our behalf and to provide other services for our company in connection with the use of our website. The IP address of the data subject will not be merged with other personal data by Adobe.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Omniture from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, the cookies already set by Omniture can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the Adobe cookie and related to the use of this website as well as the processing of this data by Adobe. To do this, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Adobe can be found at http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy.html.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of affilinet
The controller has integrated
components of the company affilinet
on this website. Affilinet is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of distribution that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertising, which is usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on Internet sites of third parties, i.e. distribution partners, who are also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of Affilinet is affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Federal Republic of Germany.

Affilinet sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The Affilinet tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Affilinet.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Affilinet from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Affilinet can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

The applicable data protection provisions of Affilinet can be found at https://www.affili.net/de/footeritem/datenschutz.

15. data protection provisions on the use and application of econda
The controller has integrated
components of the company econda
on this website. Econda is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of internet advertising.

The operating company of econda is econda GmbH, Eisenlohrstr. 43, 76135 Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany.
Econda sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which an econda component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically triggered by the respective econda component to transmit data to econda for marketing and optimisation purposes. As part of this technical procedure, econda obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create pseudonymous usage profiles.

The usage profiles obtained in this way are used to analyse the behaviour of the data subject who has accessed the website of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of improving and optimising the website. The data collected via the econda component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate and explicit consent of the data subject. This data will not be merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent econda from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by econda can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by the econda cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of such data by econda and to prevent such processing. For this purpose, the data subject must press the send button under the link http://www.econda.de/econda/unternehmen/datenschutz/widerspruchscookie/, which sets the opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of econda can be found at http://www.econda.de/econda/unternehmen/datenschutz/datenschutzerklaerung/.

The controller has integrated
components of the company etracker on
this website. Etracker is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrers), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of internet advertising.

The company operating etracker is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Etracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which an etracker component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective etracker component to transmit data to etracker for marketing and optimisation purposes. As part of this technical procedure, etracker obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create pseudonymous usage profiles.
The usage profiles obtained in this way are used to analyse the behaviour of the data subject who has accessed the website of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of improving and optimising the website. The data collected via the etracker component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate and explicit consent of the data subject. This data will not be merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent etracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by etracker can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by the etracker cookie and related to the use of this website, as well as to the processing of this data by etracker, and to prevent such processing. To do this, the data subject must press the set cookie button under the link http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of etracker can be found at https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on
this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually allows users to communicate and interact with each other in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or enables the internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The controller of personal data where a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Facebook receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, or if the data subject posts a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which can be accessed at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

The controller has integrated components of the company Flattr on this website. Flattr is a social payment service from Sweden that allows users to distribute donations to media providers on the Internet by paying into a credit account and determining a monthly budget. The user of the service can instruct Flattr by clicking on a Flattr button, which is integrated on the website of a media provider, to distribute his or her determined monthly budget to this media provider as well.

The operating company of Flattr is Flattr AB, Box 4111, 203 12 Malmö, Sweden.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Flattr component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Flattr component to download a representation of the corresponding Flattr component from Flattr. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Flattr receives knowledge about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Flattr at the same time, Flattr recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Flattr component and assigned by Flattr to the respective Flattr account of the data subject. If the data subject activates the Flattr button integrated on our website, this information is transmitted to Flattr for billing purposes. The data subject has already consented to the transmission of such information to Flattr.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Flattr can be found at https://flattr.com/privacy.

19. data protection provisions on the use and application of functions of the Amazon affiliate programme
As a participant in the Amazon affiliate programme, the controller has integrated Amazon components on this website. The Amazon components have been designed by Amazon with the aim of directing customers via advertisements to various websites of the Amazon group, in particular to Amazon.co.uk, Local.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, BuyVIP.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es. BuyVIP.com in return for the payment of a commission. The controller may generate advertising revenue through the use of the Amazon components.

The operating company of these Amazon components is Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Amazon sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By each individual call-up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Amazon component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Amazon component to transmit data to Amazon for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions. As part of this technical process, Amazon obtains knowledge of personal data that is used by Amazon to trace the origin of orders received by Amazon and subsequently to enable commission accounting. Among other things, Amazon can track that the person concerned has clicked on an affiliate link on our website.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Amazon from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Amazon can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Amazon can be found at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3312401.

20. data protection provisions on the use and application of functions of the Verwertungsgesellschaft WORT (VG WORT)
The controller has integrated tracking pixels on this website. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be carried out. The integrated tracking pixels serve the Scalable Central Measurement Procedure (SZM) of the WORT Collecting Society (VG-Wort).

The Scalable Central Measuring Procedure is operated by INFOnline GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn.

The Scalable Central Measurement Procedure is used to determine statistical key figures with which the copy probability of texts is calculated. The embedded counting pixel enables the WORT collecting society to recognise whether, when and by how many users (including the data subject) our website was opened and which content was accessed.

The data obtained by means of the Scalable Central Measurement Procedure are collected anonymously. In order to record the access figures, either a so-called session cookie is set for the purpose of recognising the users of a website, i.e. a signature is created which is composed of various automatically transmitted information, or alternative methods are used. The IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject is only collected and processed in anonymised form. The data subject is not identified at any time.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by INFOnline can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the INFOnline and related to a use of this website as well as the processing of this data by INFOnline. To do so, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link http://optout.ioam.de, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of INFOnline can be found at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/.

The controller has integrated Google AdSense on
this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertisements on third-party websites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm which selects the advertisements displayed on third-party sites in accordance with the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows interest-related targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of the Google
 AdSense component is to integrate advertisements on our website. Google-AdSense sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is enabled to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically caused by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and the invoicing of commissions. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Alphabet Inc. obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programmes.

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in web pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Alphabet Inc. may see if and when a website was opened by a data subject, and which links were clicked by the data subject. Among other things, tracking pixels are used to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

Via Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the advertisements displayed, are transferred to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may share this personal data collected via the technical process with third parties.

Google-AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.

22 Data protection provisions on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrers), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The controller uses the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymised by Google if access to our Internet pages is from a Member State of the European Union or from another State party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically caused by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission calculations.

By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such processing. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to Internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection.

If the data subject's information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person within his or her control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

The controller has integrated Google Remarketing services on this website. Google Remarketing is a function of Google AdWords that enables a company to display advertisements to Internet users who have previously visited the company's website. The integration of Google Remarketing thus allows a company to create user-related advertising and consequently to display interest-relevant advertisements to the Internet user.

The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the display of interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing enables us to display advertisements via the Google advertising network or to have them displayed on other Internet pages that are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.

Google Remarketing sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The cookie enables Google to recognise the visitor to our website when he or she subsequently visits websites that are also members of the Google advertising network.
Each time a website is accessed on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated, the internet browser of the person concerned automatically identifies itself to Google. As part of this technical procedure, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address or the user's surfing behaviour, which Google uses, among other things, to display interest-relevant advertising.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

The controller has integrated the Google+ button
as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or enables the internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ allows users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download
a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google.

Within the scope of this technical procedure, Google receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the data subject is logged into Google+ at the same time, Google recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the data subject.

If the data subject activates one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google will associate this information with the data subject's personal Google+ user account and store this personal data. Google stores the Google+1 recommendation of the data subject and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject in this regard. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in this account, in other Google services, for example the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or in other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimising Google's various services.

Google always receives information via the Google+ button that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into Google+ at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Google+ button or not.

If the data subject does not want personal data to be transmitted to Google, he or she can prevent such transmission by logging out of his or her Google+ account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google on the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

The controller has integrated Google AdWords on
this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google's search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to specify certain keywords in advance, by means of which an ad is displayed in Google's search engine results exclusively when the user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result with the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed on topic-relevant websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in compliance with the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
 The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and to display third-party advertising on our website.

If a data subject accesses our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored by Google on the data subject's information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the data subject. The conversion cookie is used to track whether certain sub-pages, for example the shopping basket of an online shop system, have been called up on our website, provided the cookie has not yet expired. The conversion cookie enables both us and Google to track whether a data subject who has accessed our website via an AdWords ad has generated a sale, i.e. has completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers of Google AdWords receive information from Google by means of which the data subject could be identified.

By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

The controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and also to redistribute such data in other social networks.

The operating company of the Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding component from Instagram. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Instagram receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognises which specific subpage the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn
is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection issues outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

With each individual call-up of our website that is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the data subject to download a corresponding representation of the component from LinkedIn. Further information on LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, LinkedIn receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting with each call-up of our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into LinkedIn at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn offers the ability to unsubscribe from email messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as manage ad settings at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, which may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn's cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

28. data protection provisions on the use and application of LiveZilla
The controller has integrated the LiveZilla component on this website. LiveZilla is a live support helpdesk software that enables the establishment of direct communication in real time (so-called live chat) with visitors of the own website.

The developer of the LiveZilla component is LiveZilla GmbH, Byk-Gulden-Straße 18, 78224 Singen, Federal Republic of Germany.

With each individual visit to our website that is equipped with a LiveZilla component, data is collected by this component for the purpose of operating the live chat system and analysing the operation of the system. Further information on LiveZilla can be found at http://www.livezilla.net/home/de/.

The LiveZilla component sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The LiveZilla cookie can be used to create pseudonymised usage profiles. Such pseudonymised usage profiles may be used by the controller to carry out an analysis of visitor behaviour and also to analyse and maintain the proper operation of the live chat system. The analysis also serves to improve our offer. The data collected via the LiveZilla component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate express consent of the data subject. This data is not merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent the LiveZilla component from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by the LiveZilla component can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.

The applicable data protection provisions of LiveZilla GmbH can be found at https://www.livezilla.net/disclaimer/de/.

The data controller has integrated components of Myspace
LLC on this website. Myspace is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Myspace allows users of the social network, among other things, to set up free user profiles containing photos and videos, blogs or groups.

The operating company of Myspace is Myspace LLC, 8391 Beverly Blvd, #349, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA.

 Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up, on which a Myspace component (Myspace plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Myspace component to download a representation of the corresponding Myspace component from Myspace. More information on Myspace is available at https://myspace.com. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Myspace receives knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Myspace at the same time, Myspace recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Myspace component and assigned by Myspace to the respective Myspace account of the data subject. If the data subject activates a Myspace button integrated on our website, Myspace assigns this information to the personal Myspace user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Myspace always receives information via the Myspace component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Myspace at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Myspace component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Myspace, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Myspace account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Myspace, which is available at https://myspace.com/pages/privacy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Myspace.

30. privacy policy on the use and application of Pinterest
The controller has integrated components of Pinterest Inc. on this website. Pinterest is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space.
A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or enables the internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Pinterest allows users of the social network to publish image collections and individual images as well as descriptions on virtual pinboards (so-called pinning), which can then in turn be shared (so-called "repinning") or commented on by other users.

The operating company of Pinterest is Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

 Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Pinterest component (Pinterest plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Pinterest component to download a representation of the corresponding Pinterest component from Pinterest. More information on Pinterest is available at https://pinterest.com/. As part of this technical procedure, Pinterest receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Pinterest at the same time, Pinterest recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Pinterest component and assigned by Pinterest to the respective Pinterest account of the data subject. If the data subject activates a Pinterest button integrated on our website, Pinterest assigns this information to the personal Pinterest user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Pinterest always receives information via the Pinterest component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Pinterest at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Pinterest component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Pinterest, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Pinterest account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by Pinterest, which can be accessed at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

31 Data protection provisions on the use and application of Matomo
The controller has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data on the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of internet advertising.

The software is operated on the server of the controller and the log files, which are sensitive in terms of data protection law, are stored exclusively on this server.

The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. The controller uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports showing the activities on our website.

Matomo sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Setting the cookie enables us to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the Matomo component to transmit data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, we obtain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which we use, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks.

By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website are stored. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass on this personal data to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Matomo and related to a use of this website. To do this, the data subject must set "Do Not Track" in their browser.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Matomo can be found at https://matomo.org/privacy/.

The controller has integrated SlideShare components on this website. LinkedIn SlideShare is a file hosting service that enables the exchange and archiving of presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in all common formats, whereby the documents can either be made publicly accessible or marked private.

The operating company of SlideShare is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For data protection issues outside the USA, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embed codes for the media content stored there (presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.). Embed codes are programme codes that are embedded in internet pages with the aim of displaying external content on one's own internet page.
Embed codes make it possible to reproduce content on one's own website without storing it on one's own server and thereby possibly violating the reproduction rights of the respective author of the content. A further advantage of using an embed code is that the respective operator of an Internet page does not use his own storage space and his own server is thereby relieved. An embed code can be integrated at any point on another website, so that external content can also be inserted within one's own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to reduce the load on our server and to avoid copyright infringements when using external content at the same time.

Each time our website is accessed, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embed codes), this component causes the browser used by them to download corresponding embedded data from SlideShare. As part of this technical procedure, LinkedIn receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to SlideShare at the same time, SlideShare recognises which specific sub-page the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective SlideShare account of the data subject.

LinkedIn always receives information via the SlideShare component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into SlideShare at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the embedded media data or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her SlideShare account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, which may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

33. data protection provisions on the use and application of Tumblr
The controller has integrated Tumblr components on this website. Tumblr is a platform that allows users to create and operate a blog. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually publicly viewable, in which one or more persons, called bloggers or webloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. In a blog on Tumblr, the user can, for example, publish texts, images, links and videos and distribute them in the digital space. Furthermore, Tumblr users can transfer content from other websites to their own blog.

Tumblr is operated by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Tumblr component (Tumblr button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Tumblr component to download a representation of the corresponding Tumblr component from Tumblr. Further information on Tumblr buttons is available at https://www.tumblr.com/buttons. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Tumblr receives knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Tumblr component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged in to Tumblr at the same time, Tumblr recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Tumblr component and assigned by Tumblr to the respective Tumblr account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Tumblr buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Tumblr user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Tumblr.

Tumblr always receives information via the Tumblr component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Tumblr at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Tumblr component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Tumblr, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Tumblr account before accessing our website.

The applicable data protection provisions of Tumblr are available at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

34. data protection provisions on the use and application of Twitter   (TWITTER IS CURRENTLY CALLED "X)
The controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and disseminate so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including people who are not registered with Twitter. However, the tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Twitter receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to distribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

35. data protection provisions on the use and application of Webtrekk
The controller has integrated components from Webtrekk on this website. Webtrekk is a combination of analysis and marketing solution in one system. Webtrekk enables the website operator to collect data on the use of the website and to individualise marketing activities.

The operating company of Webtrekk is Webtrekk GmbH, Robert-Koch-Platz 4, 10115 Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany.

Webtrekk collects and stores data for marketing and optimisation purposes each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up. Pseudonymised user profiles are created using the data obtained. The pseudonymised user profiles are used for the purpose of analysing visitor behaviour and enable us to improve our Internet offering. The data collected via the Webtrekk component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate and explicit consent of the data subject. This data is not merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

Webtrekk sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. On behalf of the controller, Webtrekk will use the data and information obtained via our website to evaluate the user behaviour of the data subject who has visited our website. Furthermore, Webtrekk will use the data to create reports on user activity on our behalf and to provide other services for our company in connection with the use of our website. The IP address of the data subject will not be merged with other personal data by Webtrekk.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Webtrekk from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Webtrekk can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to the collection of data generated by the Webtrekk cookie and related to the use of this website, as well as to the processing of this data by Webtrekk, and to prevent such processing. To do this, the data subject must click on a link on https://www.webtrekk.com/de/legal/opt-out-webtrekk/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the Internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Webtrekk can be found at https://www.webtrekk.com/de/warum-webtrekk/datenschutz/.

36. data protection provisions on the use and application of WiredMinds
The controller has integrated components of WiredMinds on this website. The WiredMinds components automatically recognise and qualify companies that visit a website. The WiredMinds component enables the operator of a website who uses the component to generate leads, i.e. to qualify potential new customers.

The operating company of WiredMinds is WiredMinds GmbH, Lindenspürstraße 32, 70176 Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany.

We use a WiredMinds tracking pixel. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in a web page to enable log file recording and log file analysis for subsequent statistical analysis.

WiredMinds also sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The setting of the cookie enables us to analyse the use of our website.

Pseudonymised usage profiles are created using the data obtained. The pseudonymised usage profiles are used for the purpose of analysing visitor behaviour and enable us to improve our Internet offering. The data collected via the WiredMinds component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the separate and explicit consent of the data subject. This data is not merged with personal data or with other data containing the same pseudonym.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically triggered by the WiredMinds component to transmit data for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, WiredMinds obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address, which is used, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks.

By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website, is stored. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to the WiredMinds server. This personal data is stored by WiredMinds but not passed on to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent WiredMinds from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by WiredMinds can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by the WiredMinds and related to a use of this website and to prevent such a collection. For this purpose, the data subject must click on the Dont-Track-My-Visits button under the link https://wm.wiredminds.de/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel. If the data subject's information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the data subject must set an opt-out cookie again.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of WiredMinds can be found at https://www.wiredminds.de/produkt/datenschutz-gutachten/.


The controller has integrated components of Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect with existing business contacts and to make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical procedure, Xing receives information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognises which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Share" button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published data protection information for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting when a sub-page containing a YouTube video is called up. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by YouTube, which can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

39. data protection provisions on the use and application of the scalable central measurement procedure of INFOnline GmbH
The controller has integrated a tracking pixel for measuring reach on this website. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis in order to subsequently perform a statistical evaluation. The integrated tracking pixels serve the Scalable Central Measurement Procedure (SZM) of INFOnline GmbH.

The Scalable Central Measuring Procedure is operated by INFOnline GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn, Federal Republic of Germany.

The Scalable Central Measurement Procedure is used to determine statistical key figures, i.e. reach measurement. The embedded tracking pixel is used to track whether, when and by how many users (including the data subject) our website was opened and what content was accessed.

The data obtained by means of the Scalable Central Measurement Procedure are collected anonymously. In order to record the access figures, either a so-called session cookie is set for the purpose of recognising the users of a website, i.e. a signature is created which is composed of various automatically transmitted information, or alternative methods are used. The IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject is only collected and processed in anonymised form. The data subject is not identified at any time.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by INFOnline can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the INFOnline and related to a use of this website as well as the processing of this data by INFOnline. To do so, the data subject must press the opt-out button under the link http://optout.ioam.de, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the system of the data subject are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.The setting of the opt-out cookie is accompanied by the possibility that the Internet pages of the controller can no longer be used in full. The applicable data protection provisions of INFOnline can be found at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/.

40. data protection provisions on the use and application of DoubleClick
The controller has integrated components of DoubleClick by Google on this website. DoubleClick is a Google brand under which special online marketing solutions are primarily marketed to advertising agencies and publishers.

The operating company of DoubleClick by Google is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

DoubleClick by Google transmits data to the DoubleClick server with each impression as well as with clicks or other activities. Each of these data transfers triggers a cookie request to the browser of the data subject. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The purpose of the cookie is the optimisation and display of advertising. Among other things, the cookie is used to serve and display user-relevant advertising and to create reports on advertising campaigns or to improve them. Furthermore, the cookie is used to avoid multiple displays of the same advertisement.

DoubleClick uses a cookie ID, which is required to process the technical procedure. The cookie ID is required, for example, to display an advertisement in a browser. DoubleClick can also use the cookie ID to record which advertisements have already been displayed in a browser in order to avoid duplicate placements. Furthermore, the cookie ID enables DoubleClick to record conversions. Conversions are recorded, for example, if a DoubleClick advertisement has previously been displayed to a user and the user subsequently makes a purchase on the advertiser's website using the same internet browser.

A DoubleClick cookie does not contain any personal data. However, a DoubleClick cookie can contain additional campaign identifiers. A campaign identifier serves to identify the campaigns with which the user has already been in contact.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a DoubleClick component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective DoubleClick component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of data that Google also uses to generate commission statements. Among other things, Google can track that the data subject has clicked on certain links on our website.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Google can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Further information and the applicable privacy policy of DoubleClick by Google can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/.

The controller has integrated components of Awin on this website. Awin is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of distribution that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on third-party Internet sites, i.e. with distribution partners, also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of Awin is Awin AG, Eichhornstraße 3, 10785 Berlin, (Federal Republic of Germany).

Awin sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The tracking cookie from Awin does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Awin.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Awin from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Awin can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programmes.

The applicable data protection provisions of Awin can be found at http://www.Awin.com/de/ueber-Awin/datenschutz/.


The controller has integrated components of Adcell on this website. Adcell is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that enables commercial operators of websites, so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. with distribution partners, also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of Adcell is Firstlead GmbH, Rosenfelder Str. 15-16, 10315 Berlin, (Federal Republic of Germany).
Adcell sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The tracking cookie from Adcell does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Adcell.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Adcell from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Adcell can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

The applicable data protection provisions of Adcell can be found at https://www.adcell.de/agb.

The controller has integrated components of Belboon on this website. Belboon is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that enables commercial operators of websites, so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. with distribution partners, also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of Adcell is belboon GmbH, Weinmeisterstr. 12-14, 10178 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany).

Belboon sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The tracking cookie from Belboon does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Belboon.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Belboon from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Belboon can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

The applicable data protection provisions of Belboon can be found at https://www.belboon.com/de/ueber-uns/datenschutz/.

44. data protection provisions on the use and application of TradeTracker
The controller has integrated components of TradeTracker on this website. TradeTracker is an affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that enables commercial operators of websites, the so-called. Merchants or advertisers are able to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on the websites of third parties, i.e. on the websites of sales partners, who are also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of TradeTracker is TradeTracker Bundesrepublik Deutschland GmbH, Eiffestraße 426, 20537 Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany.

TradeTracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The tracking cookie from TradeTracker does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. TradeTracker.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent TradeTracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by TradeTracker can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

The applicable data protection provisions of TradeTracker can be found at https://tradetracker.com/de/privacy-policy/.

45. data protection provisions on the use and application of adgoal
The controller has integrated components of adgoal on this website. Adgoal is a German affiliate network which offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of distribution that enables commercial operators of websites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. with distribution partners, who are also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of adgoal is adgoal GmbH, Schellengasse 2, 74072 Heilbronn, (Federal Republic of Germany).

Adgoal sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The tracking cookie from adgoal does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. adgoal.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent adgoal from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by adgoal can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

The applicable data protection provisions of adgoal can be found at https://www.adgoal.de/de/privacy.html.

46. data protection provisions on the use and application of YieldKit
The controller has integrated components of YieldKit on this website. YieldKit is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that enables commercial operators of websites, so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on websites of third parties, i.e. distribution partners, who are also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of YieldKit is YieldKit GmbH, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, (Federal Republic of Germany).

YieldKit sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. The tracking cookie from YieldKit does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. YieldKit.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent YieldKit from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by YieldKit can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

The applicable data protection provisions of YieldKit can be found at http://yieldkit.com/legal-notes/privacy-policy/.

The controller has integrated components of Tradedoubler on this website. Tradedoubler is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that enables commercial operators of websites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on websites of third parties, i.e. distribution partners, who are also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of Tradedoubler is Tradedoubler GmbH, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 26, 80331 Munich, (Federal Republic of Germany).

Tradedoubler sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Tradedoubler's tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Tradedoubler.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Tradedoubler from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Tradedoubler can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

The applicable data protection provisions of Tradedoubler can be found at http://www.tradedoubler.com/de/datenschutzrichtlinie/.

The controller has integrated components of Oracle Eloqua / Oracle Marketing Cloud (hereinafter referred to as "Eloqua") on this website. Eloqua matches relevant website content to data of prospects, customers and their profiles in order to enable website operators to address prospects and customers more effectively and in a more targeted manner. The purpose of Eloqua is to increase the conversion rate of prospects into customers and thus increase the turnover of a website operator.

The operating company of Eloqua is Oracle Corporation, 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA.

Eloqua sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. On behalf of the controller, Eloqua will use the data and information obtained via our website to evaluate the user behaviour of the data subject who has used our website. Furthermore, Eloqua will use the data to compile reports on user activities on our behalf, as well as to provide other services for our company in connection with the use of our website.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Oracle from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Oracle can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by the Eloqua cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Oracle and to prevent such processing. To do this, the data subject must press the click here button at https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/opt-status.html, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Oracle can be found at https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/index.html.

The controller has integrated Lotame components on this website. Lotame is a data management platform into which data is fed from third-party sources across devices in order to subsequently personalise content, advertising and offers. Lotame is therefore also an analytics service. An analytics service collects, collates and evaluates data. It is mainly used to optimise a website and for cost-benefit planning of advertising activities.

The operating company of Lotame is Lotame Solutions, Inc. Suite 2000 8850 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, Maryland, 21045, USA.

The purpose of Lotame is to address our customers and interested parties across devices. Addressing customers is cross-device when it takes place both on a normal computer system and on mobile devices such as notebooks, tablets or mobile phones. Lotame uses so-called Unique Identifiers (UIDs) for this purpose. A Unique Identifier is a technology that can be used to determine which different technological systems are used by a particular person.

Lotame sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up, on which a Lotame component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Lotame component to transmit data to Lotame for optimisation purposes. As part of this technical procedure, Lotame obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create usage profiles. The usage profiles obtained in this way are used to determine which different information technology devices the respective user uses in order to subsequently optimise our advertising activities.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Lotame from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Lotame can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible to object to the collection of data generated by the Lotame cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Lotame and to prevent such processing. To do this, the data subject must press the opt-out button at https://www.lotame.com/opt-out-preference-manager/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Lotame can be found at https://www.lotame.com/legal/.

The controller has integrated components of Bloglovin on this website. Bloglovin is an online platform that allows users to organise their favourite blogs. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually publicly viewable, in which one or more persons, called bloggers or webloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts.

The operating company of Bloglovin is Bloglovin Inc., 25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up, on which a Bloglovin component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Bloglovin component to download a representation of the corresponding Bloglovin component from Bloglovin. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Bloglovin receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Bloglovin at the same time, Bloglovin recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Bloglovin component and assigned by Bloglovin to the respective Bloglovin account of the data subject. If the data subject activates the Bloglovin button integrated on our website, this information is transmitted to Bloglovin. The data subject has already consented to the transmission of such information to Bloglovin.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Bloglovin can be found at https://www.bloglovin.com/tos.

The controller has integrated components of Amobee on this website. Amobee is a technological advertising agency that specialises in the delivery of advertising to mobile devices.

The operating company of Amobee is Amobee Inc., 950 Tower Lane, Suite 2000, Foster City, CA 94404, USA.

The purpose of Amobee is to deliver advertising. Amobee sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which an Amobee component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically triggered by the respective Amobee component to transmit data to Amobee. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Amobee obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create usage profiles. The usage profiles obtained in this way are used for advertising activities.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Amobee from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Amobee can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, it is possible to object to the collection of data generated by the Amobee cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Amobee and to prevent such processing. To do so, the data subject must press the click-here-to-opt-out button at http://amobee.com/privacy/technology/, which will set an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of Amobee can be found at http://amobee.com/privacy/.

The controller has integrated components of ADITION on this website. ADITION is a provider of data-based digital marketing, which provides an advertising platform aimed at advertisers and online marketing agencies.

The operating company of ADITION is ADITION technologies AG, Oststraße 55, 40211 Duesseldorf, (Federal Republic of Germany).

The purpose of ADITION is the insertion of digital advertising material. ADITION sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. ADITION does not store any personal data in the cookie. All information stored in the cookie is of a technical nature and makes it possible, among other things, to track how frequently certain advertising media are displayed.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent ADITION from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by ADITION can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, it is possible to object to the collection of data generated by the ADITION cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by ADITION and to prevent such processing. For this purpose, the data subject must click on a link at https://www.adition.com/kontakt/datenschutz/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of ADITION can be found at https://www.adition.com/kontakt/datenschutz/.

The controller has integrated components of AdJug on this website. AdJug is an advertising exchange platform which mediates online advertising spaces (banner advertising).

The operating company of AdJug is AdJug GmbH, Bayerstraße 69, 80335 Munich, (Federal Republic of Germany).

AdJug sets a cookie. Furthermore, each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which an AdJug component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically caused by the respective AdJug component to transmit data to AdJug for the purpose of displaying advertisements. As part of this technical procedure, AdJug receives knowledge that our website has been accessed by the information technology system used by the data subject. The data transmitted to AdJug as part of the technical procedure is used for billing purposes in relation to the advertisements displayed.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent AdJug from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by AdJug can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by the AdJug cookie and related to a use of this website as well as the processing of such data by AdJug. To do so, the data subject must press the consumer cookie opt-out link at http://www.de.adjug.com/datenschutz.html, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject's system are deleted after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the internet pages of the controller are no longer fully usable for the data subject.

The applicable data protection provisions of AdJug can be found at http://www.de.adjug.com/datenschutz.html.

54. legal basis of processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO.

In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of the contract.

Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us.

For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be. 58.

58. existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling.

This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as the External Data Protection Officer Munich (Federal Republic of Germany).

Status: 01 January 2024 - "Berliner Tageblatt" Berlin, Germany