The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of the law governing data protection - particularly EU Regulation 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) (“GDPR”), the German Federal Data Protection Law (“BDSG”) and the German Tele-Media Law (“TMG”) – as well as this Data Protection Declaration.
Information concerning the controller
Platz der Ideen 1
Telefon: +49 211 1581 9744
Data protection officer:
René Rautenberg GmbH
60439 Frankfurt am Main
Telefon: +49 211 1581 9744
You will find additional information in the impressum.
Use of your data
Provision of the website - general
Data connected with your access to this website (e.g. IP address, date, time and pages visited) will only be stored and processed during the period that communication is taking place. We might also refer to additional data on this occasion (such as for example type/version of browser, operating system) in order to be able to offer you an optimal version of our website. The legal basis for processing these data is the fact that this is necessary in order for our website to be able to deal with your enquiry (article 6(1)(b) GDPR and § 15 TMG). Data will only be stored beyond the time the website is in use as stated below:
We automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browser type and version
Operating system used
IP address and host name of the computer seeking access in an abbreviated and anonymised form
Time of the server enquiry
It is impossible to attribute this information to particular individuals. These data will not be combined with other data sources. In the event of specific indication of illegal attacks on our website, however, we reserve the right to store the IP address and host name in an unabbreviated form (possibly together with data that you input via the contact form). Should the data collected in this way not be required in order to resist such attacks or to pursue legal action, they will be erased or anonymised after seven (7) days. In individual cases, in the event of technical defects, these data may be processed briefly until the error has been corrected or the data are no longer required in order to identify the error. The legal basis for processing is therefore the need to safeguard our legitimate interests (article 6(1)(h) of the GDPR) in maintaining the functionality and security of the website or to pursue legal action.
Moreover, it is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data. Should personal data be collected on our website (for example name, address or e-mail addresses), this is always done, whenever possible, voluntarily and with your consent. These data will not be forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent.
We draw attention to the fact that data transmitted in the Internet (e.g. communicated by e-mail) may be subject to gaps in security. It is not possible to protect data completely from access by third parties.
Use of WelectPublish
Should you use the WelectPublish service, we also collect and store data concerning the services for which you use the benefits of Welect and which of the sponsors’ contents are shown to you for this purpose. This information is stored on a cookie in your computer and evaluated the next time you use WelectPublish, in order to avoid offers already used being shown to you again. The legal basis for processing in this case is that it is required in order to fulfil a contract with you (article 6(1)(b) GDPR). The cookie remains stored until you erase it from your browser, at the latest however for two weeks from the time the service was last used.
We also use your IP address in order to determine your approximate location and to show you offers from sponsors in your vicinity.
We also use this information in anonymised form for market research, advisory and information purposes (advertising) connected with the partners’ and sponsors’ goods and services and those of other third companies.
If you submit enquiries to us by contact form, we store the information you provide in the contact form, including contact data disclosed, in order to process your enquiry and to deal with any subsequent questions. We do not forward these data to third parties unless you have given your consent separately.
By making contact with us, you give your consent to the use of your personal data in order to answer your enquiry. The legal basis for processing is therefore your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR), which you may revoke at any time, to come into effect in the future.
In this case, we store your data for a reasonable period of time in order to be able to refer to previous processing in the event of subsequent questions, at the most however for a period of 3 years or until you request their erasure.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need from you an e-mail address as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address stated and are in agreement with receiving the newsletter. No further data are recorded. We will only use these data in order to send the information requested and will not pass them on to third parties.
The legal basis for processing is therefore your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR), which you may revoke at any time, to come into effect in the future. The data will be stored until you cancel the newsletter.
Data protection declaration for Twitter-Plugins
Our website also includes Twitter service functions. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, website pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other others. Data are also transferred to Twitter in this connection. We emphasise the fact that, as the provider of the pages, we do not receive any information on the content of the data transmitted nor of its use by Twitter. You will find additional information on this subject in Twitter’s data protection declaration under
You can change your data protection settings with Twitter in the account settings under
The legal basis for processing these data is the fact that they are required in order to ensure the complete functionality of our website (article 6(1)(b) GDPR and § 15 TMG). We do not store the data after the website has been used.
Twitter Inc. is not located in the European Union or in the European Economic Area. An adequate level of data protection is however ensured due to the participation of Twitter Inc. in the EU-US data protection shield (EU Implementation Resolution 2016/1250 of the Commission).
Data protection declaration for Google Analytics
This website uses functions provided by the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable you to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Should IP anonymisation be activated on this website, within the member-states of the European Union or in other contractual-states to the agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address is however abbreviated by Google beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to prepare reports on activities on the website and to provide the website operator with additional services connected with use of the website and the Internet. Google will not combine the IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics with other data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by an appropriate setting of your browser software; we draw attention to the fact, however, that in this case you may not be able to fully use all the functions on this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and on your use of the data on the website (including your e-mail address) to Google as well as the processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
You can prevent Google Analytics recording data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevent any future recording of your data when you visit this website: deactivate Google Analytics.
The legal basis for processing in this case is safeguarding our legitimate interest (article 6(1)(h) of the GDPR) in optimising the functionality of our website and market research. Google LLC therefore only processes the data on our behalf. We only store the data in an anonymised form after the website has been used.
Google LLC is not located in the European Union or in the European Economic Area. An adequate level of data protection is however ensured by the participation of Google Inc. in the EU-US data protection shield (EU Implementation Resolution 2016/1250 of the Commission).
Web tracking by third parties
The legal basis for the use of tracking technologies to control the advertising you select is the safeguarding of the legitimate interest (article6(1)(h) der GDPR) in being able to prove and verify the control of advertising to our advertising partners.
You may object to the collection and evaluation of your data by these technology providers by downloading or setting and storing the opt-out cookie provided under the following link:
Description of service – possibility of preventing processing (opt-out)
Sizmek Technologies, Inc.https://www.sizmek.com/privacy-policy/#options
Google Tag Managerhttps://policies.google.com/privacy
You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed of the setting of cookies and only permit cookies in certain cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies once the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, WelectPublish or the social media plug-ins referred to above can no longer be used and prior-settings can no longer be stored.
Our employees receive access to your personal data to the extent that they require this access for their work and for the purposes referred to in the previous section.
We have appointed Amazon Web Services, Inc. (“AWS”) to store your personal data. AWS may use additional sub-contractors subject to our approval. For this purpose, we use AWS Region Frankfurt (you will find additional information under It is not foreseen that your personal data will be transmitted to the USA or to any other country outside the European Economic Area, unless this is stipulated by law or an official our court order.
In addition, AppSignal B.V. (Amsterdam, Holland) and possibly other service providers within and outside the European Economic Area, whose services we use in order to provide our services, receive access to your personal data. Should we use other service providers outside the European Economic Area in future, we will inform you whether the European Commission has established an adequate level of data protection in this country and if not, which suitable and appropriate guarantees have been given and how you can obtain a copy thereof.
Right to information
You are entitled to information at any time as to whether we are storing personal data on yourself and, should this be the case, on (a) the purposes of processing; (b) the categories of personal data that are processed; (c) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, particularly in the case of recipients in third countries or with international organisations; (d) the planned length of time during which the personal data will be stored or the criteria for determining this length of time; (e) the existence of rights to rectify, erase, restrict processing by the controller or a right to object to processing; (f) the existence of a right to complain to a supervisory authority; (g) all available information on the origin of the data; and (h) any automated decision-making (including profiling) and meaningful information on the logic involved, as well as the extent and implications sought in your case.
Right to rectification
You also have the right to rectify incorrect personal data and – subject to the purpose of the processing, the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a complementary declaration.
Right to erasure
You also have the right to erase your personal data should (a) they no longer be required for the purpose for which they were collected and processed; (b) you have withdrawn your consent and no purpose exists for any additional processing; (c) you have exercised your right to object to processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests (see below) and should we have no overriding legitimate interests for processing; or (d) should the data be processed illegally.
Right to restriction of processing (blocking)
You also have the right to restrict processing (blocking) if (a) you dispute the correctness of the personal data for a period of time that allows us to verify the correctness of the personal data; (b) the processing is illegal and instead of erasure you demand that use be restricted; (c) the data is no longer required for the purpose of the processing, you however require the data in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you exercise your right to object to processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests (see below) until it is established whether our legitimate interests have precedence over yours.
Withdrawal of consent
Should we have requested your consent to process your data for additional purposes, you are entitled to withdraw this consent at any time, to come into effect for the future.
Objection to processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests
You also have the right to object to processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests due to your particular situation. We may in this case however continue processing should there be compelling reasons worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or should these serve to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Objection to direct marketing
You may also object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing at any time.
Right to complain
Finally, you have the right to refer to our data protection officer, whose contact information you will find above, at any time should you have questions or other concerns with regard to data protection and/or to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority.