We take the protection of our users’ personal data very seriously and comply with the regulations imposed by the data protection laws. We also do our utmost to ensure that the data collected is protected by technical and organisational measures as part of our IT security policy. Your data will not be forwarded to third parties. The only exceptions to this apply in cases where the law requires this or we have a legal obligation to do so or should you have expressly given your consent to the data being forwarded or desire this.
This declaration is intended to provide you with a summary of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose.
Contact us at any time should you require additional information or have questions regarding the use of your data on these internet pages that are not answered by this privacy policy.

I. Field of application and basic principles

The following data protection provisions apply to the website operated by DVV Media Group GmbH under the name and to related services. In collecting, processing and using personal data, complies with the Data Protection Law of the Federal Republic of Germany and the European Union’s data protection regulations. It goes without saying that will handle all users’ data in a sensitive and responsible manner. The collection, processing and use of users’ personal data serves solely to operate’s functions and the services that it offers. No data is forwarded to third parties for commercial or business purposes. The responsible body within the meaning of the applicable data protection laws is DVV Media Group GmbH, Heidenkampsweg 73-79 in 20097 Hamburg.

II. Automatic data processing on this internet page

When you refer to our internet pages, information is automatically stored in our “server-log files” transmitted to us by your browser. This information i

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the page previously visited)
  • The host name of the computer seeking access (IP address)
  • The time of the server enquiry.

It is not possible for us to attribute this data to particular persons. This data will not be combined with other data sources (e.g. any registration data), the data will moreover be deleted after a statistical evaluation and not retained as a single data record.


III. Services requiring registration - Newsletter etc.

Should you wish to use offers and services (personalised or subject to a charge) posted on the website, we may require additional information from you in order to provide these services and for billing purposes.

This includes in particular your name, your (valid) e-mail address as well as other information (address, telephone number and the like) that allow us, for instance, to check that you are for example the owner of the e-mail address stated or that its owner agrees to receive the relevant services, in order to be able to provide the services that you desire and, not least, to be able to invoice you correctly.

The input of a valid e-mail address is necessary so that we can prevent improper registrations  – in the case of newsletters, for example.  Accordingly, we use the so-called “Double-Opt-In Procedure” according to which, after you have entered your e-mail address on our web-site pages, you receive a so-called “confirm-mail” in order to confirm your registration and are required to verify your e-mail address with a click on an appropriate link.

The information referred to here is so-called personal data, i.e. data that enables your identity to be established. Basically, however it is possible for you to use our open-access internet offer as such without having to wholly or partly reveal your identity.

You are also free to use our Newsletter at no cost, either by giving your name or a pseudonym in order to provide identification.

As part of your registration, you may also provide us voluntarily with additional information – that is data beyond what is required in order to provide the service (for example, business or professional group etc.), for example, in the appropriate fields of the registration form. We use this data in order to tailor our offers to the requirements of our users, for product information in our advertising and also for customer care purposes. As a matter of principle, this data will not be forwarded to third parties (see above).

IV. Cookies and web analysis

1. Cookies
The Internet pages use so-called cookies in several places. These serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are filed on your computer and that your browser stores. You may prevent the installation of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; we expressly draw attention to the fact, however, that in this case you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. We do not store personal data in connection with cookies.

2. Web-bugs in "Premium Newsletters"
So-called web-bugs (also referred to as “count-pixel” or “clear-gifs”) are placed in certain Premium Newsletters to count the number of times the Newsletter is accessed in order to prevent misuse/breach of contract and to establish when the licence has been infringed.

These relate to an invisible graphic, 1x1 pixel in size, linked to the user-ID of the relevant Newsletter subscriber in order to provide information on the number of times the user concerned accesses the contents of the Premium Newsletter. This so-called Newsletter-tracking assists the correct billing of the services concerned.

3. 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 analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. This website uses the reports on demographic features, in which data from Google’s interest-based advertising as well as third party visitor data (for example age, gender and interests). These data are not attributable to a particular person and can be disabled at any time via the display settings. 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under .

V. Objections to the (additional) processing and use of data

You may at any time revoke the consent that you have granted us to store and use your personal data in order to provide the relevant services.

Please note that we may still continue to use your data to the extent necessary for billing purposes even after your objection to the use and/or storage of data.
Moreover, your objection to the continued use of the data obviously means that you will no longer be able to use services (Newsletter etc.) that you might have been using and that we will immediately cease to provide the relevant services. In this case, your personal data will be deleted immediately and no longer retained in our data inventory.

VI. Right to information
You are entitled at all times to information on the nature and extent of the data stored with regard to your person, their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of storing the data.

VII. Additional information

Your trust is very important to us. We therefore wish to provide answers to any questions you might have with regard to the processing of your personal data. Should you have questions that are not answered by this Privacy Policy or should you require more detailed information on a particular point, please refer to datenschutz [at] or write to us by letter. Should you wish, we will obviously be glad to answer your queries and requests for information in complete security in writing/by letter.


VIII. Changes and reference to the data protection regulations

Due to changes and adjustments to our offer, amendments to the law and possible omissions in the regulations that are only discovered later, it may be necessary to amend these data protection provisions. You may refer to and print out these data protection provisions from every page of this Internet offer under the link “DATENSCHUTZ” (DATA PROTECTION).

IX. Summary of contact data for information and objections

Contact the DVV Media Group’s data protection officer: datenschutz [at]