news aktuell appreciates your visit to our website and your interest in our services. Protecting your personal data during processing is an important concern for us throughout the entire business process. The following document explains what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used.
1. Collection and processing of personal data
When you visit our websites, our web servers temporarily store the connection data of the requesting computer, the pages you visit on our site, the date and duration of your visit, the identification data of your browser and operating system type and the website from which you are visiting us. Additional personal data, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address, is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of a request for information or a survey, or to execute a contract.
2. Use and disclosure of personal data
We use personal data provided by you via contact forms or other requests via the website solely for the purpose of technical administration of the website and to fulfill your wishes and requirements, typically to process the contract we conclude with you or to respond to your request. If you have previously given us your consent or if you have not objected, insofar as this is provided for by legal regulations, or if you have a business relationship with news aktuell, we also use this data for product-related surveys, invitations to news aktuell events, newsletters and our own marketing purposes. Your personal data will not be disclosed, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties unless this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract or unless you have given your express consent.
Using the cookie settings in your browser, you can control or prevent the setting of cookies, or set them to be deleted regularly, e.g. when you close the browser. You can also control the cookies on our website as follows: When opening the website for the first time or reopening it after emptying your browser cache, you can select which type of cookies you would like to use or allow via our cookie window. The cookie window also provides all information about the cookies used and their respective purposes. You can change your settings at any time here.
4. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics. Your consent is not required, because we do not use Google Analytics cookies for identification and do not transfer any personal data to Google, but instead generate our own anonymous client ID for recognition. For this purpose, a hash value is created using your IP address and other data, which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. We use the resulting client ID only on this website, meaning that we do not create user profiles across multiple websites or services.
5. Use of the scalable central measurement method (SZM) from INFOnline
This website uses the measurement method (“SZMnG”) from INFOnline GmbH to determine statistical parameters about the use of our services. The aim of the usage measurement is to statistically determine the number of visits to our website, the number of website visitors and their surfing behavior – based on a uniform standard procedure – and thus to obtain figures that can be compared across the market. For all digital services that are members of IVW Informationsgemeinschaft zur Feststellung der Verbreitung von Werbeträgern e. V. (German Audit Bureau of Circulations) or participate in the studies of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online-Forschung e.V. (AGOF, Online Research Working Group), the usage statistics are regularly further processed by AGOF and Arbeitsgemeinschaft Media-Analyse e.V. (Media Analysis Working Group) into reach figures and published with the performance value “unique users,” as well as by IVW with the performance values “page impressions” and “visits.” These ranges and statistics can be viewed on these organizations’ websites.
Legal basis for processing
Measurement by means of the SZMnG measurement method from INFOnline GmbH is carried out with a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The purpose of processing personal data is to compile statistics and form user categories. These statistics are used to track and document the use of our service. The user categories form the basis for the interest-based targeting of advertising media and advertising measures. For the marketing of this website, it is essential to measure usage in order to ensure comparability with other market participants. Our legitimate interest results from the economic usability of the findings resulting from the statistics and user categories and the market value of our website – including in direct comparison with third-party websites – which can be determined on the basis of the statistics.
In addition, we have a legitimate interest in making the pseudonymized data available to INFOnline, AGOF and IVW for the purpose of market research (AGOF, agma) and for statistical purposes (INFOnline, IVW). Furthermore, we have a legitimate interest in making the pseudonymized data available to INFOnline for the further development and provision of interest-based advertising media.
Type of data
INFOnline GmbH collects the following data classified as personal data according to the EU GDPR:
IP address: On the internet, every device requires a unique address, known as an IP address, in order to transfer data. The storage of this IP address, at least for a short period of time, is technically necessary due to the way the internet works. IP addresses are shortened by 1 byte before any processing and are only processed anonymously. No storage or further processing of unshortened IP addresses takes place.
A randomly generated client identifier: Range processing alternatively uses either a cookie with the identifier “ioam.de,” a “local storage object” or a signature created from various automatically transferred pieces of information from your browser to recognize computer systems. This identifier is unique for each browser as long as the cookie or local storage object is not deleted. Measurement of the data and subsequent assignment to the respective client identifier is therefore possible if you access other websites that also use the measurement method (“SZMnG”) from INFOnline GmbH. The validity of the cookie is limited to a maximum of 1 year.
Use of data
The measurement method from INFOnline GmbH used on this website determines usage data. This is done in order to collect the performance values of page impressions, visits and clients and to use these to form additional key figures (e.g. qualified clients). In addition, the measured data is used as follows: Geolocation, i.e. determining the location from which a website is being accessed, is carried out exclusively on the basis of the anonymized IP address and only up to the geographical level of sub-national administrative units/regions. Under no circumstances can conclusions be drawn about the precise location of a user using the geographical information obtained in this way.
The usage data of a technical client (e.g. a browser on a device) is aggregated across websites and stored in a database. This information is used to estimate, by technological means, age and gender as social data and is transferred to AGOF’s service providers for further reach processing. Within the scope of the AGOF study, random sampling is used to estimate, by technological means, social characteristics which fall within the following categories: age, gender, nationality, occupation, marital status, general household information, household income, place of residence, internet usage, online interests, place of use, user type.
Storage period of data
The full IP address is not stored by INFOnline GmbH. The shortened IP address is stored for a maximum of 60 days. Usage data relating to the unique identifier is stored for a maximum of 6 months.
Disclosure of data
Neither your IP address nor your shortened IP address will be disclosed.
You may also object to the processing of your data at any time via the following link:
Further information on data protection as it relates to the measurement method can be found on the INFOnline GmbH website at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/, which operates the measurement method, the AGOF data protection website at https://www.agof.de/datenschutz and the IVW data protection website at https://www.ivw.eu/datenschutz.
news aktuell takes all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. For example, your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible from the outside. Personal data that you transfer to us via forms or chat windows is encrypted using recognized technologies. If you send us a written request, we will of course inform you about what personal data of yours we have stored.
7. Use of social plugins from the providers Facebook, Google, Twitter etc.
On our websites, we use social plugins (hereinafter: “Plugins”). These plugins are recognizable by their respective logo. We have designed the plugins in a data protection–friendly manner so that no data is transferred to the respective provider unless you have activated the button by clicking on it. If you click on such a button while you are logged into your user account with the corresponding provider, additional data about your activity may be assigned to this user account and stored by the provider. If you do not want the provider to collect this data about you, you must log out before activating the button. For more information on the type and scope of the data that may be transferred, please refer to the respective providers’ notices on their websites.
8. Notes on our social media and social network pages
In addition to this website, we also operate pages or profiles on various social media platforms, which we use, in particular, to present our press platform content, provide information about our services and communicate with our customers and interested parties.
In this context, personal data is processed as described below.
If you interact with us via our social media presences or posts, we will collect and process the information you provide in this respect, including your username and profile photo, if you have one. These interactions include when you mark one of our posts with a “like,” share or “retweet”, comment or provide other content. Data processing in this regard is regularly carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest in providing the corresponding functions on our social media pages (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) and, if applicable, your consent to the operator of the respective network (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) or your contractual relationship with the operator (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR). Please also note that this content is published on our respective social media sites according to your account settings and can be accessed by anyone worldwide.
Further data processing by us may take place in order to be able to receive and process requests or messages via our social media pages (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR).
In addition, the respective operators collect and process personal data from you subject to their own responsibility for data protection when you visit our social media pages and/or interact with them or our posts. This applies in particular if you are registered or logged in to the network in question. Even if you are not logged in to a network, the operators collect certain personal data when you access the page, such as unique identifiers that are linked to your browser or device. Please note that this data may be aggregated across different platforms and services if they are run by the same operator. For example, both Facebook and Instagram are operated by Facebook Ireland Limited. For more information, please see the respective operators’ privacy policies, which we refer to below.
Specifically, we operate social network or social media presences with the following providers:
Facebook is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
In addition, as part of the operation of our Facebook pages, we are jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of data relating to Page Insights. With the help of this Insights data, Facebook analyzes user behavior on our Facebook pages and provides us with this information in a non-personalized form. We use this information to optimize our Facebook pages and design them to meet our needs pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. For this purpose, we have concluded a joint data protection responsibility agreement with Facebook Ireland Limited, which you can view at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. In it, Facebook Ireland Limited undertakes, among other things, to assume primary responsibility under the GDPR for the processing of Insights Data and to comply with all obligations under the GDPR with respect to the processing of Insights Data.
In addition, as part of the operation of our Instagram pages, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Limited for the processing of data relating to Instagram Insights. With the help of this Instagram Insights data, Facebook analyzes user behavior on our Instagram pages and provides us with this information in a non-personalized form. For this purpose, we have concluded a joint data protection responsibility agreement with Facebook, which you can view at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. In it, Facebook undertakes, among other things, to assume primary responsibility under the GDPR for the processing of Instagram Insights Data and to comply with all obligations under the GDPR with respect to the processing of Page Insight Data.
Please note that Twitter International Company also transfers personal data to third countries outside the European Economic Area for which no adequacy decision of the European Commission exists. To the extent that such a transfer occurs, Twitter will use the standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission.
We also use the Twitter Analytics function. As part of this function, we receive non-personalized information from Twitter International about the use of our account. This information allows us to analyze and optimize the effectiveness of our Twitter activities. The processing that takes place in this respect is based on our legitimate interests in optimizing our Twitter activities (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
Please note that Google also transfers personal data to the US-based Google LLC and that there is no European Commission adequacy decision for the United States.
Finally, we receive non-personalized information and analytics from Google about the use of our YouTube accounts and interactions with our videos. This information allows us to analyze and optimize the effectiveness of our YouTube activities. The processing that takes place in this respect is based on our legitimate interests in optimizing our YouTube activities (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
User data may also be transferred by the respective service to servers in a third country and thus processed outside the territory of the European Union.
9. Rights of data subjects
As a data subject whose data we process, you have the following rights:
- Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
- Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
- Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
- Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
- Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 et seq. GDPR)
- Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
Please note that when you make these requests, we must ensure that you are the actual data subject. The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority.
If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer:
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