Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the imprint of this website.
Your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter into a form.
Other data is automatically collected or stored after your consent when you visit the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
Some of the data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
You have the right to free information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
You can contact us at any time using the address provided in the imprint for this purpose or if you have further questions regarding data protection.
Your surfing behavior on this website may be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with the help of analytics programs.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the host. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access, and other data generated via a website.
The use of the host is for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data.
We use the following host:
To ensure data processing in compliance with data protection laws, we have concluded a contract for data processing with our host.
We would like to point out that data transmission over 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 responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Martin Gebhardt, Plönzeile 40, 12459 Berlin
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
On our website, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated, among other things. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are required to disclose personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence agencies) process, analyze and store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).
In the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another controller, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
You have the right, within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
You have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time using the address provided in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, apart from its storage, it may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Our website uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your end device. They are either temporarily stored for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or automatic deletion by your web browser occurs.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your end device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies allow us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.
Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or for the provision of certain functions desired by you (functional cookies, e.g., for the shopping cart function) or for website optimization (e.g., cookies for measuring the web audience) are stored based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the respective cookies is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies, to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. The functionality of this website may be limited when cookies are deactivated.
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
These data are not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website - for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, provided that your inquiry is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us.
The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage no longer applies (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, the username you have chosen will be stored.
As a user of this site, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the given email address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info emails. In this case, the data entered when subscribing to comments will be deleted; however, if you have transmitted these data to us for other purposes and elsewhere (e.g. newsletter subscription), they will remain with us.
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on this website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments need to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments).
The storage of comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. To do so, simply send us an informal email. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
Users can create a user account. As part of the registration process, the necessary mandatory information will be communicated to the users and processed for the purpose of providing the user account on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The processed data includes in particular the login information (name, email address, and password). The data entered during registration will be used for the purposes of using the user account and its purpose.
Users may be informed by email about information relevant to their user account, such as technical changes. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to a statutory retention obligation. It is the users' responsibility to save their data before the end of the contract in case of termination. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all data of the user stored during the term of the contract.
As part of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the users' protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass these on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address, and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide us with when you subscribe to the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this. After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist by us or the newsletter service provider to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in compliance with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.
We use the MailerLite component for sending our newsletters. MailerLite is a service provided by MailerLite Limited, an Irish registered company at Ground Floor, 71 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2, D02 P593, Ireland.
Your data stored during the newsletter registration (email address, IP address, date, and time of registration) will be transferred to a server of MailerLite and stored there in compliance with European data protection regulations.
For more information on data protection at MailerLite, please refer to: https://www.mailerlite.com/legal/privacy-policy
You can cancel or revoke your subscription to this newsletter and your consent to the storage of your data at any time. Details can be found in the confirmation email as well as in each individual newsletter.
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks we use can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). By visiting our social media presence, numerous data processing operations are triggered. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Under certain circumstances, your personal data may also be recorded even if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. This data collection may occur in this case, for example, through cookies stored on your device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are logged in or were previously logged in.
Our social media presence is intended to ensure the widest possible presence on the Internet. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which are to be indicated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR).
Responsible party and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media profiles (e.g., Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability, and complaints) both towards us and towards the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g., towards Facebook).
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we have limited influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
The data directly collected by us through the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for their storage is no longer applicable, you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage ceases to apply. Stored cookies remain on your device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
We have a profile on Facebook. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook's statement, data is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.
We have concluded a joint processing agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement specifies which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook page. You can view this agreement at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum
You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your user account. To do this, click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
We use the Twitter short message service. The provider is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
You can adjust your Twitter privacy settings independently in your user account. To do this, click on the following link and log in: https://twitter.com/personalization
In order to design our website to meet your needs, we use the web analysis tool "Google Analytics". Google Analytics creates usage profiles based on pseudonyms. For this purpose, permanent cookies are stored on your device and read by us. This allows us to recognize and count returning visitors.
As part of Google Analytics, we are supported by Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC. (USA) as our processors according to Art. 28 GDPR. Therefore, data processing may also take place outside the EU or the EEA. With regard to Google LLC, no adequate level of data protection can be assumed due to the processing in the USA. There is a risk that authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without you being informed or being able to take legal action. Please consider this when deciding to give your consent to our use of Google Analytics.
The data processing is based on your consent if you have given your consent through our banner. The transfer to a third country is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time.
You can object to the creation of pseudonymous usage profiles at any time. There are several options:
1.) One option to object to web analysis by Google Analytics is to set an opt-out cookie that instructs Google not to store or use your data for web analysis purposes. Please note that with this solution, web analysis will only not take place as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser. If you would like to set the opt-out cookie now, please click here.
2.) You can also prevent the storage of cookies used for profiling by adjusting your browser settings accordingly.
3.) Depending on the browser you are using, you have the option to install a browser plugin that prevents tracking. Please click here to install the browser plugin available there.
This website embeds videos from YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in enhanced privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the enhanced privacy mode. So, regardless of whether you watch a video, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.
When you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
In addition, after starting a YouTube video, various cookies may be stored on your device or similar recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting) may be used by YouTube. This way, YouTube may obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent fraud attempts.
Additional data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, which are beyond our control.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If appropriate consent has been requested, processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.
This website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with Vimeo videos, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This informs the Vimeo server about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. However, we have set up Vimeo in such a way that Vimeo does not track your user activities and does not set any cookies.
The use of Vimeo is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If appropriate consent has been obtained, processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the EU Commission's standard contractual clauses and, according to Vimeo, on "legitimate business interests". For more details, please see: https://vimeo.com/privacy.
This page uses the Google Maps service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In order to use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.
The operators of this website participate in the Amazon EU affiliate program. Our website includes advertisements and links to Amazon.de through which we can earn advertising fees. No cookies from Amazon are set on our website, nor is your IP address transmitted to Amazon.
We use "session cookies" from VG Wort, Munich to measure access to texts in order to determine the probability of copying. Session cookies are small units of information that a provider stores in the visitor's computer's memory. A randomly generated unique identification number, called a session ID, is stored in a session cookie. Additionally, a cookie contains information about its origin and storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Deutschland GmbH using the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM).
They help determine the probability of copying individual texts for the compensation of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data through cookies. In this way, we enable our authors to participate in the distributions of VG Wort, which ensures the statutory remuneration for the use of copyright-protected works in accordance with § 53 UrhG.
Our services can also be used without cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are being sent.
The website works with Mediavine to manage interest-based third-party advertising that appears on the website. When you visit the website, Mediavine delivers content and advertising that may use first-party and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is sent from the web server to your computer or mobile device (referred to as "device" in this policy) so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activities on the website.
First-party cookies are created by the website you are visiting. A third-party cookie is often used in behavior-based advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Cookies, tags, pixels, beacons, and other similar technologies from third parties (collectively "tags") may be placed on the website to monitor interaction with advertising content and target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has features that allow you to block first-party and third-party cookies and clear your browser's cache. The "Help" feature in the menu bar of most browsers will explain how to stop accepting new cookies, receive notifications about new cookies, disable existing cookies, and clear your browser's cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please refer to All About Cookies.
Without cookies, you may not be able to fully utilize the content and features of the website. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements when you visit our website. If you opt-out, you will continue to see non-personalized advertisements on the website.
The website collects the following data using a cookie when personalized ads are served:
Mediavine partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to combine with other end-user information they have independently collected in order to deliver targeted advertising. Mediavine partners may also collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and combine that data with data collected by Mediavine publishers to provide interest-based advertising across your entire online experience, including devices, browsers, and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and ads and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor's referral source to a particular website. Mediavine partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments used for delivering targeted advertising.
If you want more information about this practice and to know whether you can opt-out of this data collection, please visit the National Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page. You can also visit the Digital Advertising Alliance website and the Network Advertising Initiative website for more information on interest-based advertising. You can download the AppChoices app from the Digital Advertising Alliance AppChoices app to opt-out or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt-out.
For specific information about Mediavine partners, the data they collect, and their data collection and privacy practices, please visit Mediavine Partners.