Berliner Tageblatt - PRIVACY POLICY

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Privacy policy of "BERLINER TAGEBLATT"
Last updated 01 January 2024

This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy practices for "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" (also referred to as "BTB" in the abbreviation sequence) published by "GSMedia", a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporation AG, Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Telephone: +49 30 2092-4045, Fax: +49 30 2092 40 44, Commercial Register Duesseldorf (Federal Republic of Germany) HRB 94738, Sales Tax ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], our email newsletters and other applications owned and operated by "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" (collectively, the "BTB" Services") and any services displaying this notice. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise indicated, all references to "The "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" include.

The "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", published by "GSMedia", a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporation AG, Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Telephone: +49 30 2092-4045, Fax: +49 30 2092 40 44, Commercial Register Duesseldorf (Federal Republic of Germany) HRB 94738, Sales Tax ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected], is subject to its own privacy policy. The advertising portal of "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", for advertisers of "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", also maintains its own privacy policy. The "BTB" Services may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites.

This privacy policy covers:
- What information do we collect about you?
- What do we do with the information we collect about you?
- Who do we share the information we collect with?
- What is our email policy?
- How can I change or update my personal information?
  -How can I opt out of receiving emails?
- Is my information protected?    
- Compliance with Legal Processes
- Guidelines for Children
- Your California Privacy Rights
- Changes to this Privacy Policy.

The information collected when you interact with the "BTB" Services falls into two categories:
1) Personal Information, which is personal information you provide when you subscribe, place an order, complete a survey, register on one of our sites, enter a contest, or provide your email address, and:
2) Non-Personal Information, which is non-personal information collected through technology, which is tracking information collected by us and third parties.

Personal Information You Provide or Ask Us to Share with Third Parties Registration Information To register for the
"BTB" Services, you may be required to provide certain personal information, including a unique email address and demographic information (postcode, age, gender, household income, job industry and job title) in order to register.

You can register or expand your profile by linking your Facebook or Google accounts and emailing us at [email protected]. By doing so, you are asking them to provide us with certain information from those social media accounts and you authorise us to collect, store and use that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You can unlink your social media accounts or control what they share through their privacy settings.

Social media registration features may collect your IP address and the page you visit on our website and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website.

Billing and Credit Card Information
To facilitate payments and donations through the "BTB" Services, we collect and store name, address, phone number, email address, credit card information and other billing information. This information is only shared with third parties who help process the purchase. Examples include processing orders and processing credit card payments.

User-Generated Content and Public Activities
We offer you the opportunity to participate in public activities on [email protected] and other "BTB" Services. "Public Activities" are any actions you take on [email protected] that are intended to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, reader comments, ratings or other items you submit. Any information that you disclose during your public activities, included with your user name or ID or a picture or photograph, will become public and may be used by "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" for online and offline promotional or commercial purposes in any media.

If you choose to participate in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit may be read, collected and used by other users of these areas. We are not responsible for the personal information you submit as part of your public activities, and we have no obligation to post, delete, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions.

Public activities may be included in our RSS feeds, APIs and other distribution formats. As a result, your public activities may appear on other websites, blogs or feeds. Remember that we are not responsible for any personal information you disclose through your Public Activities, and you agree that any such disclosure will be deemed made by you and not by "BERLINER TAGEBLATT".

If you share or recommend links to content on third party platforms (such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter), these actions and any information you share will be subject to their privacy policies.

Competitions, prize draws and special offers "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" collects personal information from you when you enter competitions, prize draws or special offers. If this information is also collected by a third party other than "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", we will inform you at the same time. If you do not want your personal information to be shared, you should not participate in the sweepstakes, contest or special promotion.

Reader surveys, reader panels and market research
"BERLINER TAGEBLATT" may collect personal data from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted through the "BTB" Services. The data may be collected via the "BTB" Services, by telephone or by post. The information you provide may be shared with advertisers and partners, but only in the aggregate, unless we notify you otherwise at the "BTB" about the collection.

Members of our reader panels agree to participate in surveys, polls or discussions about their readership of "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", their household/personal characteristics and their purchasing behaviour. Our panels are currently managed by "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" published by "GSMedia", a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporation AG, Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Telephone: +49 30 2092-4045, Fax: +49 30 2092 40 44, Commercial Register Duesseldorf (Federal Republic of Germany) HRB 94738, Sales Tax ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected]

Conferences and Live Events
We often receive information about attendees at our live events from sign-up and registration lists. We may share this information with event sponsors or promotions. In this case, we will notify you when we collect the information.

Non-personal information collected using technology Information
We Collect Using Technology
We use various Internet technologies to administer the "BTB" Services and to track usage of the Services.
Non-personal information we collect using these technologies may be combined with other information about you.

Device Information
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access the "BTB" Services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transaction information.

Cookies, Beacons, Local Storage and Other Similar Technologies
We use "cookies", web beacons, HTML5 Local Storage and other similar technologies. These technologies allow us to manage access to and use of the Services, recognise and personalise you, and help us understand how the "BTB" Services are used. You will not be able to access certain areas of our websites, including [email protected], if your computer does not accept cookies from us. We do not respond to browser-based "do not track" signals.

 We may share non-personally identifiable information about website usage with third parties in order to show you advertisements for "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" when you visit other websites. For more information about our third-party advertising servers or to learn what choices you have about not having this non-personally identifiable information used to target advertising to you, please click here.

Analytics, Log Files and Reading History
As with most websites, we automatically collect certain information and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (the region or general location from which your computer or device accesses the Internet), browser type, operating system, and other usage information about your use of the "BTB" Services, including a history of the pages you view.

We may combine this automatically collected log information with other information we collect about you. We do this to improve the services we offer you, including tailored recommendations, advertising and currency display, to improve marketing and to track access to and use of the "BTB" Services across the devices you use to access the "BTB" Services.

We have engaged third parties to provide us with information, reports and analytics about our users' usage and browsing behaviour. These may independently record the type of device and operating system you use, general location information and events within our apps, such as how often you use our apps.

Location information
Some of our mobile apps may provide content based on your current location if you enable this feature in the app. When you enable the location-based feature, your current location is stored locally on your device, which is then used by the app. If you choose to have a location-based search stored in your history, we store this information on our servers. If you do not enable the location-based service or an app does not have this feature, the app does not transmit location information to us and we do not collect or store it.

Advertisements in our Apps will not be targeted to you based on your current GPS location, but may be targeted to you based on your postcode or the IP address of your device.

Third Parties
Some of the services and advertisements included in the "BTB" Services, including on [email protected] and within our mobile apps, are provided or offered by third party companies that may collect information about your use of the "BTB" Services.

 These companies may place or recognise cookies, web beacons or other technologies to track certain non-personal information about our website users. For example, in the course of serving certain advertisements, an advertiser may place or recognise a unique cookie on your browser to collect certain information about your use of the "BTB" Services. Another example is that an advertiser or ad server may also collect the unique identifier of your device in the course of serving an ad. In many cases, this information may be used to show you ads on other websites based on your interests. We do not have access to or control over these third parties' use of cookies or other tracking technologies.

For example, we use Google to serve ads on the "BTB" Services that use the Google Doubleclick cookie and, in some cases, a unique device identifier to show you ads based on your visit to [email protected] and other websites on the Internet. You can opt out of the use of the Google Doubleclick cookie by visiting the Google Ads and Content Network Privacy Policy.

You have a choice about how you treat the collection of information by third parties on our website:
1) If you would like to learn more about not accepting cookies from advertisers, please visit [email protected]
2) If you wish to opt-out of interest-based ad targeting, access to our websites [email protected]. Your should not be affected if you do not accept third-party cookies.

Provision of Services You Request
We use the information we collect about you to enable you to use the "BTB" Services and to fulfil your requests for certain products and services, such as sending you electronic newsletters and allowing you to participate in and renew paid services, surveys, competitions and message boards.

Statistical Analyses
We perform statistical, demographic and marketing analyses on users of the "BTB" Services and their subscription and purchasing behaviour in order to develop products and to inform advertisers generally about the nature of our subscriber base. We use this information for analytics purposes, including analysis to improve customer relationships.

Customising your experience
We use the information we collect to target advertising to users for whom that advertising is most relevant. We also use this information to customise certain features of the "BTB" Services to provide you with an enhanced experience based on the type of device you use to access the "BTB" Services and, in certain cases, to provide you with the services you request.

Relevant advertising
We may use demographic and preference information to target advertising on the "BTB" Services to users for whom it is most appropriate. This means that users are shown ads that are most likely to interest them and advertisers send their messages to those most likely to be receptive, improving both the viewer's experience and the effectiveness of the advertising. We share information with third parties only in aggregate or unidentified form.

Email Newsletters
The "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" will periodically send you email newsletters or promotional emails about services offered by the "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" and its advertisers. For details about the "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" email, please ask us by email [email protected]

If you have registered to use the "BTB" services, we will not sell, rent, trade or allow any third party to use your email address without your consent. In the future, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, we may include your information among the transferred assets.

Third Parties
We also share information about our audience in aggregate or anonymous form. Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit our use or disclosure of aggregate or unidentified information in any way.

If you are a subscriber to "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", we may share or rent your name and mailing address (but not your email address) and certain other information, such as when you first subscribed to "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", with other reputable companies that provide marketing information or products via direct mail. If you prefer that we do not share this information, you can email us at: [email protected]. We may share information about attendees at our live events with sponsors or other third parties. If this is the case, we will notify you when you provide the information to us.

Service Providers
We hire other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as credit card and billing processing, ad placement, mailing, email distribution, list processing, and analytics or advertising management. We only provide these companies with the information they need to provide their services. These service providers are prohibited from using personal information for any purpose other than providing services to "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" and may not share, resell or use the information for their own direct marketing purposes.

 We reserve the right to disclose your opt-out information to third parties so that they may remove your name from future promotional activities in accordance with applicable laws. Occasionally, we may disclose personal information when required by law, such as to comply with a court order or subpoena. (See the "Compliance with Legal Process" section of this policy for more information).

"BERLINER TAGEBLATT" complies with the federal CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and we will not send you marketing messages if you have opted out. You may choose not to receive future messages by either:
(1) following the "unsubscribe" instructions located at the bottom of each email, or
(2) unsubscribing here. We will not share, sell, rent, trade or allow any third party to use your email address for commercial purposes without your consent. If you believe you have received an email from us in error, please contact us at [email protected].

Mail Newsletters
The "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" offers several Mail newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive a particular newsletter, please follow the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of each newsletter. To change your newsletter preferences, please send us an email to the mail address: [email protected]

Survey Email
We may invite you to participate in surveys asking for feedback on [email protected] and existing or future products and services, as well as information to help us better understand our users. User surveys greatly help us to improve "BTB" services, and any information we receive in such surveys will not be shared with third parties except in aggregate form.

Emails from You
If you email us, we will use your email address to respond directly to your questions or comments.

Send this item by email function
Addresses you provide in the "email" function may be stored for your convenience for future items you wish to email; however, they will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with any third party.

"BERLINER TAGEBLATT" may set up a web account in the future. You can update and/or edit your home delivery account information online at our home delivery website by clicking on the future web link.

Manage your "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" account in the My Account section, if there is one in the future at "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", in the Membership or Account Information section, where you will be able to view any transaction history in the My Account section, if there is one in the future at "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", and also modify your information, if there is one in the future at "BERLINER TAGEBLATT".

If at any time you do not wish to receive email marketing information from us, simply follow the unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email.

If you have difficulty unsubscribing, please contact [email protected] and provide your email address and the name of the newsletter you wish to unsubscribe from.

Postal or telephone advertising
If at any time you would prefer not to receive postal or telephone advertising from "BERLINER TAGEBLATT", or if you would prefer that we do not share this information with third parties for marketing purposes, please email us at [email protected].

To prevent unauthorised access, ensure the accuracy of the data and ensure the appropriate use of the data, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect the data. Please note that no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage is 100% secure.

- Compliance with Legal Process
We may access, retain and disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to
(1) comply with the law or legal process;
(2) protect and defend our rights and property;
(3) protect us from misuse or unauthorized use of the "BTB" Services; or
(4) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public (this means, among other things, that information about you may be disclosed in an investigation of your actions if you make false statements or attempt to impersonate another person).

Guidelines for Children
COPPA Compliance With the exception of the Learning Network (see below), "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" does not knowingly collect or store personal information from children under the age of 13.

The Learning Network
The Learning Network is a blog for parents, teachers and students that is freely accessible outside the digital subscription service of "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" and does not require registration. Pupils aged 13 and over are invited to post comments on all open posts on the blog in accordance with the "BERLINER TAGEBLATT" commenting practice using their first name only. Although an email address must be provided to post a comment, it will not be shared or sold to third parties and will not appear publicly on the blog. To verify or remove the optional email address (personal information collected), please use this email address: [email protected]

Your California Privacy Rights
Under California's "Shine The Light" law, California residents may object to the "BTB"'s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. As described above, you may object to the sharing of your personal information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a written request to [email protected]. It is important to note that this objection does not prohibit disclosure for non-marketing purposes.

Changes to this Policy
This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time. Such changes will be posted on this page. If we make a material change in the way we use your personal information, the change will be posted on this page thirty (30) days prior to its effective date and registered users will be notified by email.

"BERLINER TAGEBLATT" published by "GSMedia", a media division of GSB Gold Standard Corporation AG, Unter den Linden 21, D-10117 Berlin (Federal Republic of Germany), Telephone: +49 30 2092-4045, Fax: +49 30 2092 40 44, Commercial Register Duesseldorf (Federal Republic of Germany) HRB 94738, Sales Tax ID: DE 275405062, Mail: [email protected]