I. Summary of our processing activities
The following summary provides you with a quick overview of the processing activities that are undertaken on our website. You will find more detailed information under the indicated sections below.
III. Informational use of the website
When you visit our website for informational reasons, i.e. without registering for any of our provided services listed under IV and without providing us with personal data in any other form, we may automatically collect additional information about you which will contain personal data only in limited cases and which is automatically recognised by our server, such as:
We use such information only to assist us in providing an effective service (e.g. to adapt our website to the needs of your device or to allow you to log in to our website), and to collect broad demographic information for anonymised, aggregated use.
The personal data automatically collected is necessary for us to provide the website, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR, and for our legitimate interest to guarantee the website’s stability and security, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Automatically collected personal data is anonymized and duly deleted immediately.
IV. Information about usage options that require user identification
In order to use the function described below, you must provide information about the user.
1. trial subscriptions and paid contracts
As a user, you have the option of subscribing to magazines. In addition, you may have the opportunity to access content free of charge for a limited period of time. The order is placed directly online. On the order form (also in the case of free trial access), we ask for the following data to enable us to assign the form and carry out the order
2. web shop
We are required by law to retain transaction-related financial data (including address, payment, and order information) for ten years. However, 2 years after the end of the active customer relationship, we will no longer process your personal data. The storage of your personal data in this regard is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR.
If you have any questions about your stored data or would like to have it changed or deleted, you can contact our customer service:
Customer Service Worldwide-E-Magazine (EN):
vertriebsunion meynen GmbH & Co. KG, Große Hub 10, 65344 Eltville, Germany
Customer Service Print Magazines (DE+EN):
Springer Nature Customer Service Center GmbH, Tiergartenstraße 15-17, 69121 Heidelberg, Germany.
V. Online advertising
This website uses online advertising services to present you with advertising tailored to your interests. The respective advertisement is marked with the name of the service provider, e.g. "Google-Ad” In addition, this service helps us to improve our website to make your visit to our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, we collect statistical information about you, which is processed by the service provider. This processing is based on Art. 6(1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR and represents our legitimate interest in enhancing your user experience and promoting our products and services.
1. cookies, web beacons
The service provider is automatically informed about your visit to our website. For this purpose, a web beacon is used, which places a cookie on your computer.
Please note that we have no influence on the scope of the personal data collected by the respective plug-in provider, nor do we know for what purpose it is processed or how long it is stored. Depending on the service provider, your personal data may be transferred to third countries, e.g. the United States, and processed there. For more information about the potential risks of cross-border data transfers, see IX.
It may be that the service provider passes on your personal data to business partners, third parties or authorities.
You can prevent the setting of such a cookie as follows:
(i) by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser that blocks the setting of third-party cookies,
(ii) by disabling the service provider's interest-based advertising at the link provided in the service provider details below,
(iii) (iii) or by generally disabling cookies, e.g. at www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.
2. Google AdWords
On the website we also use the so-called Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google AdWords sets a cookie on your terminal device ("conversion cookie") if you have accessed our website via a Google ad. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. If you visit certain pages of ours and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that someone has clicked on the ad and thus been redirected to our site. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore, cookies cannot be tracked across the websites of different AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for us. As an AdWords customer, we learn the total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive information that personally identifies users.
If you do not want information about your behavior on the website to be processed in the tracking procedure, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this purpose ? for example, by means of a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com".
1. general information about analysis
For our statistical analysis, we use web analytics services that collect data about the use of this site. The analytics services collect information such as.
We use the information provided by the providers only to determine the most useful information for you and to improve and optimize this website. The information collected using analytics services is not linked to personal data.
Depending on the provider, data generated about your use of this website may be stored and processed in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as the United States. For more information about the potential risks of cross-border data transfers, see IX. The analytics services collect only the IP address that is assigned to them when you visit this website, not your name or other identifiers. The provider uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports on website usage and to provide us with other services regarding the use of the website and the Internet.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The processing is based on our legitimate interest of evaluating the traffic on our website to enhance your user experience and to generally optimize the website.
2. reach measurement with Matomo
Within the scope of the range analysis with the tool Matomo, the following data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), the following data is processed:
In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in their browser, with the result that Matomo will no longer collect any session data. If users delete their cookies, however, this has the consequence that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and must therefore be reactivated by the users. The logs with the users' data are deleted after 12 months at the latest.
VII. Third-party content and social network plug-ins
1. Links to third party websites
VIII. Transfer of personal data to third parties
Your personal data will be disclosed to the following third parties for the above-mentioned purposes
The legal basis for this transfer of your personal data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b and f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest of order processing and customer service.
We may share anonymous aggregated statistics about the users of our websites in order to describe our services to potential partners, advertisers or other reputable third parties, as well as to fulfill other lawful purposes. However, these statistics do not include personally identifiable information.
Your personal information may be disclosed to the following contractors who assist us in providing our services:
In the event of a restructuring or sale of our company to a third party, the transfer of your personal data to the restructured company or third party is possible in accordance with applicable law.
If we are legally entitled or obliged to do so (e.g. due to applicable law or a court order), we may disclose your personal data.
IX. Transfer of personal data to third countries
Within the scope described above, we may transfer your personal data to other countries (including countries outside the EEA), where different data protection standards may apply than in your country of residence. Please note that data processed in other countries may be subject to foreign laws and may be accessible to local governments, courts, law enforcement and regulatory authorities. However, when transferring your personal data to such countries, we will take appropriate measures to adequately secure your data.
When transferring to a state outside the EEA, the transfer is protected by the EU-US Privacy Shield. For more information on the above safeguards, please contact the Group Privacy Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have appropriate, state-of-the-art security measures in place to protect your data from loss, misuse and alteration. For example, our security guidelines and data privacy statements are regularly reviewed and improved as necessary. In addition, only authorized employees have access to personal data. Although we cannot guarantee or warrant that loss, misuse or alteration of data will never occur, we do everything in our power to prevent it. Please keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet is never completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of data entered on our website during transmission over the Internet. This is at your own risk.
XI. Storage periods
Our aim is to process your personal data only to the minimum extent possible. If no exact storage periods are specified in this statement, we will only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected and - if applicable - for as long as required by law.
XII. Your rights
You have the following data protection rights, depending on the circumstances of the specific case:
In addition to this, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time:
If you have any questions, concerns or comments about this data privacy statement or any inquiries about your personal data, please feel free to contact our Corporate Privacy Officer by e-mail. You can reach our Corporate Privacy Officer at email@example.com.
The information you provide when contacting us (firstname.lastname@example.org) will only be processed in order to handle your inquiry. It will be deleted immediately thereafter. Alternatively, we restrict the processing of your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions on retention obligations.
XIV. Changes to this data protection declaration