What is personal information?
Personal data is any information pertaining to the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable person. This includes information and details such as your name, your address and other details such as your mailing address or phone number. Your e-mail address also belongs to this category, if it includes such a reference to your name that you are identifiable through it. Information that will not help identity you doesn't belong to this category. Examples for such information include all data without any reference to your name, such as body size, the indication of gender, age, education or income.
When and what for is your personal data collected and stored?
We collect and process personal data only to the extent necessary for establishing, maintaining, or changing our legal relationship with you (inventory data). Personal data on the use of our websites (usage data) is collected, processed and used only to the extent necessary to permit the use of the service or to collect payment. Stored data is also used to optimize the website. When you access DK websites, the following website data is stored on our server for data security purposes: the IP address of the computer requesting the web page, date, time and status. An evaluation of visit data is used for statistical purposes only. In that way, we can find out, for instance, on what days and at what times our online content is in particularly high demand and what data volume this demand creates. In addition, this data allows us to identify potential errors such as defective links or program errors. We do not link usage data to personal data.
With our registered users ("members") or members of our community, we store the following data, depending on the site, for identification purposes: arbitrary user name, e-mail address, password, first name, family name, street and house number, and place of residence. We use this data to keep our users apart and to be able to contact you. A member's identification data is stored as long as membership lasts. Members have the opportunity to submit additional information voluntarily such as place of residence, zip code, street address, birthday, gender, phone, etcetera. In the future, such data could be used for anonymous, statistical evaluation. An example for this would be the representation of the number of members from each city or region on a map.
Regardless of the aforementioned, we always ask for your name, address and other necessary details (such as your postal address for sending prizes etc.) if you decide to participate in a contest or subscribe to a newsletter. In that case, the personal data which is necessary for the particular service and personalization will be retrieved.
We don't disclose your personal data to others
Your personal information will not be disclosed to third parties unless you have expressly consented to this or we are obliged to surrender data through official action such as, for example, a court order or administrative order.
Collection and processing of user information
We collect information about the use of our Internet content through individual computers. However, this information is stored separately from personally identifiable data.
We automatically collect and store information in log files, which your browser transmits to us automatically. The information transmitted includes browser type and version, operating system, referrer URL and time of server request. This data isn't assignable to any person and it is not collated with other data sources.
We collect such information for the following reasons. We want to be able to provide users of DK websites customized content and services available online which are relevant to them and they are interested in. Through this data, we gain the ability to offer individualized (but not individual) content, both in editorial and in advertising terms, and thus increase the personal value of our online content for you. Because the collected information can't be used to identify you individually, your privacy is protected at all times.
You are entitled to request information at any time about the data stored under your login name. Furthermore, you're also entitled to object to the creation of a user profile at any time in the future (see our address below).
Page view counts
For more information, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that, on this website, the normal Google Analytics code has been supplemented by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to allow for an anonymous collection of IP addresses. This is called IP masking.
By using the DK websites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.
Terms of the Scalable Central Measuring Procedure
Our websites use the "Skalierbare Zentrale Messverfahren (SZM)" or, in English, the "Scalable Central Measuring Procedure" from the company INFOnline (https://www.infonline.de) to determine statistical values relating to use of our websites. In this procedure, readings are collected anonymously. SZM range measurement is used to recognize computer systems either through a cookie with the ID "ivwbox.de" or through a signature that is automatically created from information transmitted from your computer. IP addresses are not stored through this procedure and are only processed anonymously. This range measurement has been developed under the observance of data protection guidelines. Range measurement is used to determine the intensity of use and the number of users of a site randomly. At no time will individual users be identified. Your identity is always protected. You don't receive any advertising through the system. For web content offered by members of the "Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e.V.", in English the Information Community to Determine the Distribution of Advertising eV (IVW - www.ivw.eu), or by members that are in the study "Internet Facts" published by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung eV, in English the Work Group for Online Research (AGOF - www.agof.de), usage statistics are published monthly by AGOF and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse eV, in English the Work Group for Media Analysis (ag.ma-www.agma-mmc.de), and the IVW. This data can be viewed at: "http://www. agof.de", "http://www.agma-mmc.de" and "http://www.ivw.eu". Besides publicizing measurement data, the IVW regularly checks the SZM process in order to ensure rule-and privacy-compliant use. To obtain more information about the SZM process, please visit the website of INFOnline Ltd. (https://www.infonline.de), which runs the SZM procedure, the data protection web page of AGOF (http://www.agof.de/datenschutz) and the data protection web page of IVW (http://www.ivw.eu) You can object to the processing of data through the SZM method at the following link: "http://optout.ivwbox.de".
Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated into our web pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins through the Facebook logo or the "Like button" ("Like") on DK websites. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: "http://developers.facebook.com/docs / plugins/". When visiting our web pages, the plugin establishes a connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thus receives the information that your IP address has visited our website. If you click the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. That way, Facebook can correlate your visit of our website with your user account. We would like to point out that as the providers of website content, we are not privy to the data transmitted to Facebook and how Facebook uses it. Further information can be found in Facebook's privacy statement at: "http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php".
If you do not want Facebook to establish a link between your visits to our websites and your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.
Source: Facebook disclaimer from www.eRecht24.de
Request for information
When you order information, directories, brochures or log in to one of our forums or communities, we ask you for your name and other personal information. It is your decision whether you want to enter this data. We store your data on specially protected servers from reputable and tested manufacturers in Germany. If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the Website (= News), we will need your e-mail address. In the event of News(-letter) registration, we proceed according to the double opt-in procedure. This means that you will receive an email after registration which you must then confirm. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.
Access to your data
When you register with us as a customer, you specify a user name and a personal password. Your user name and password ensure that only you have access to your profile. Your password can not be viewed by us as it is stored in an encrypted database.
You always have access to your data stored with us. Data in your profile, such as the chosen method of payment and your delivery address, can be viewed at any time during the ordering process. If you have signed in, this data can also be viewed and updated in the protected area under "Mein Kto./Meine Daten", in English "My Acct./My Data".
Protection of your data
We have developed organizational and technical measures to reliably protect the data you have provided us. An intensive information exchange with and training for both the companies we've hired and of our employees ensure their commitment to data confidentiality. Your data will be treated accordingly, with confidentiality. In particular, we can insure the protection of your data because we fulfill our customer care through our own staff, rather than through external service providers. In this way, training and controls of all persons involved are possible.
We urge you to take all feasible precautions in order to protect your data while you work online. Make it a habit to change your password often. We recommend that you use a combination of letters and numbers for the password. Make sure that you use a secure, SSL-capable browser to surf the Internet. Completely sign off as soon as possible on computers that are used by others as well, and don't reveal your password to third parties.
Safety specifications for DK websites
We use industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt your data for all of our websites where personal information is provided, for instance in the online store and in subscription services. In this way, the confidentiality of your information and of your payment information is guaranteed during online transactions. Our servers are protected by firewalls against attacks.
All technical and organizational possibilities are utilized to ensure that your personal data is stored in such a manner that it isn't accessible to third parties. When communicating by e-mail, complete data security cannot be guaranteed, so we recommend using the postal service for sending confidential information.
Information and your right to object
According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to prompt and free information on possibly stored data pertaining to your person or to your assigned pseudonym. You also have a right to correct, block and delete this data.
In addition, you have the right at any time to object to the further use of your personal data in the future. If you are a member, the easiest way to ensure this is by terminating your membership. At your request, all available data pertaining to you will be deleted, except for cases where lawmakers require that data must remain stored.
In case you would like to request information or appeal a decision, you will have to provide sufficient information to make individualization possible, i.e. at least your user name and your e-mail address, and provide valid proof that it is your information.
If you have any questions about our privacy standards, or wish to object to your data being used for purposes of advertising or market research, or if you still have questions that are not answered by this Privacy Statement, you may use the following e-mail address to contact us: "email@example.com".
We reserve the right to provide this information electronically.
In case you require further information, would like to object to the use of your data, or if you should have any other questions on how we protect data, you can contact us:
Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH
Sieker Wall 21
Please also note our "Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen" = general terms and conditions.