- Data Controller
- Accessing the website
When you use our service, we will automatically collect and process various data items. These include for example:
- Information about the end device accessing the site and the software used
- Date and time of the access
- Cookies and pseudonym IDs (Necessary)
- Websites from which the user has accessed our website or which the user accesses through our website
- IP address
This IP address must be stored for technical reasons, even if only temporarily, in order to enable the website to be downloaded to the user’s end device. The legal basis for data processing is provided by Art. 6 para. 1 point b GDPR. Our servers also store your IP address for up to 14 days for internal security purposes (Art. 6 para. 1 point f GDPR).
- Place of Processing
We also process data in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), for example in the USA. To ensure that a suitable level of data protection is observed, we make use of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses for the preparation of the contracts with services employed in Third Countries as per Art. 46 para. 2 point c GDPR, unless there is an adequacy decision issued by the European Commission for that Third Country:
- Transmission of Data
- Cookies and similar Technologies
Cookies are small files that your browser places in a folder designated for this purpose on your device. This makes it possible, for instance, to determine whether you have visited a website before. Many cookies contain what is known as a “cookie ID”. A cookie ID is a unique cookie identifier. It consists of a string of characters which websites and servers can associate with the specific web browser where the cookie has been stored. This enables visited websites and servers to differentiate between the specific browser of the Data Subject and other web browsers containing different cookies. A specific web browser can be recognised and identified using the unique cookie ID. Without additional information, cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.
- Integration of third-party Providers (social networks)
Vimeo (Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA), https://vimeo.com/privacy
YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland), https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines&hl=de&visit_id=0-636644030056539000-341535836&rd=1
- Storage Duration
We will only process personal data as long as it is necessary for the relevant purpose stated above. Personal data will then be deleted unless data erasure is prohibited by a statutory retention period.
- Contact Details and your Rights as a Data Subject
Should you have any queries or comments on data protection and privacy or wish to exercise your rights as a Data Subject, please contact our Data Protection Officer at any time:
Axel Springer SE
Information and Rectification
You can receive information at any time and at no charge about whether we are processing personal data related to you and also about which information we are specifically storing about you. You are also entitled to receive a copy of the stored information. You can also have errors in your data corrected and missing information completed.
Erasure, Restriction of processing and “Right to be forgotten”
You can request that your data be erased and its processing restricted. Where erasure of your personal data is prohibited by statutory retention obligations, your data will be marked with the aim of restricting its future processing.
Where applicable, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted to you or to another Data Controller in a structured, standardised and machine-readable format, as long as processing is performed on the basis of consent or contract using automated procedures. This does not apply, however, where the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. You also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one Data Controller to another, provided that it is technically feasible to do so and does not infringe upon the rights and freedoms of other persons.
Withdrawal of Consent, Objecting to processing
You can withdraw your previously-given consent at any time with future effect by contacting the aforementioned address.
Moreover, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time (where such processing is based on a legitimate interest) for reasons arising from your particular circumstances. This also applies to profiling activities based on these provisions. If such an objection is received, we will cease to process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights and freedoms of the Data Subject, of if the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If we are processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for the purpose of such marketing by contacting the aforementioned address. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. You also have the right to file an objection for reasons arising from your particular circumstances against processing of your personal data that we are engaged in for scientific, historical research or statistical purposes, unless such processing is required to perform a task that is in the public interest.
Right of Complaint
You also have the right to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority and to seek legal remedies. The supervisory authority with whom the complaint was lodged will notify the complainant about the status and result of their complaint, including the option of seeking a judicial remedy.
Last revised: May 10, 2021