Privacy Protection


GUJ.DE is the internet offer of Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg.

GUJ.DE takes the protection of your personal information very seriously. In the following, we would like to explain in brief how GUJ.DE feels about data protection, how we protect your personal information and what that means for you when you use our customizable services. GUJ.DE's basic attitude is that protecting your privacy is a top priority for us. That is why we see compliance with laws on privacy protection as a matter of course. Above and beyond that, it is important to us that you know at all times when we store what information, and how we use it. Please consult the Gruner + Jahr Privacy Policy below for details (version dated July, 2015).

Please do not hesitate to send any privacy protection related questions, suggestions or comments to: guj-redaktionguj.de

What counts as personal information?

First off, we would like to explain what GUJ.DE defines as personal information. "Personal, identity-related information" is information that can be used explicitly to learn about your identity. This includes information like your real name, address, street address, and phone number. It does not include information that cannot be linked directly with your real identity, such as favorite websites or number of users of a given site.

Where do you collect personal information?

GUJ.DE asks you for your last name, first name and other personal information when you register for one of our custom services such as ordering information material, subscribing to press releases or using the download library. We also record this information when you order a subscription. GUJ.DE stores this information on a specially protected server in Germany. We only collect any and all information relating to your identity if you have explicitly provided them to us.

Do we disclose personal information to third parties?

We only use the personal data you provide in accordance with the currently valid data protection/competition laws. Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co KG will use your data to provide you with information about interesting activities and news only if you explicitly authorize the use of your e-mail, telephone and fax details for advertising purposes.

Opt-out: If you want to unsubscribe from any advertising issued by our company in the future you can withdraw your authorization for us to use your data at any time. To do so, please send a message or an e-mail with the subject line "Advertising opt out" to guj-redaktionguj.de.

Your request will immediately be recorded in our database and you will receive no further advertising.

Cookies

Cookies are tiny text files containing pseudonymized data which are saved on your computer via your web browser. They cannot damage your PC and do not contain any computer viruses. Cookies are used on GUJ.de websites to enhance the user-friendliness of GUJ.de websites, to enable individualized needs-based access on each visit and to analyze and distribute marketing opportunities on GUJ.de websites where applicable. Such cookies are not only placed by GUJ.de, but are also commissioned by third parties such as Google (for more information please read the passages below).

Opt-out: If you do not agree to the use of cookies or want to delete existing cookies, you can delete and deactivate them via your internet browser. For further details about deleting or deactivating cookies, please refer to the help files provided by your browser or visit the internet using search terms such as "deactivate cookies" or "delete cookies" (instructions for deleting cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari). Please note that if you deactivate cookies, we will not be able to offer some of our website's features.

Usage Evaluation via Google Analytics

To analyze the use of GUJ.DE websites, GUJ.de uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). This service uses cookies. The cookie produces information about your use of GUJ.de websites which is usually transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the USA. GUJ.DE only uses Google Analytics with an "_anonymizeIP()" extension so that IP addresses are processed in an abbreviated format in order to avoid them being linked directly to you. However, due to the IP anonymizing function on this website, Google shortens your IP address within the member states of the EU or other contracting states of the European Economic Area. Only on rare occasions will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use the generated information to evaluate your use of the GUJ.de websites, compile reports on GUJ.de website activities and provide further services related to website usage on our behalf. If necessary, Google will also transmit this information to third parties if this procedure is required by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf. Google will never link your IP address to other Google data. You can prevent cookie installation by changing your browser settings accordingly (see above). By using the GUJ.de websites you agree with the processing of data collected about you by Google in the previously described manner and for the previously named purpose.

Opt-out: Any objections to data collection and storage by Google Analytics can be raised at any time to take effect in the future. It is also possible to install a browser plugin issued by Google. This is available for various browser versions and can be downloaded at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

No Links to your Contact Data

GUJ.DE will not link the previously described user data to your name or address details. The generation, processing and use of these data is anonymized or pseudonymized.

Incorporation of Social Media Plug-ins

The networking options provided on GUJ.de websites include the social networks of Facebook and Twitter. Using these means that data is transmitted to and might be stored in the USA where Facebook and Twitter are based. For further details please read the information provided below:

Facebook Plug-ins (Share, Like, etc.)

We use plug-ins from the facebook.com network such as the "Like" button. These plug-ins are provided and maintained by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, and are clearly labeled with the Facebook logo. If you visit GUJ.de websites that contain such a plug-in, your browser connects to the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the plug-in content directly to your browser and displays it in our environment. Please note that we have no influence on the plug-in content.

Facebook may possibly be able to retrace your visit on our respective websites and link it to a Facebook account if you are registered with Facebook or have recently visited a Facebook website or a website containing Facebook content. If you actively use plug-ins (e.g. press the Like button), the relevant data is also directly transmitted from your browser to Facebook through no influence of our own. For more detailed information about the manner, purpose and scope as well as the further processing and use of your data by Facebook please visit the Facebook Data Policy, where you will also learn more about your rights and possible privacy settings for your account.

Opt-out: To avoid Facebook gathering information about you during your visit to our websites, you can log out of Facebook prior to visiting our websites and delete any existing Facebook cookies in your browser (Instructions for deleting cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari).

Twitter Plug-in

The Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA is also integrated in our websites. Using the Twitter service means that the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Twitter may also install a cookie to follow and evaluate your internet activities beyond your visit to the GUJ.de websites. GUJ.de has no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or how Twitter uses it. For further information please visit the Twitter Privacy Policy.

Opt-out: To avoid Twitter gathering information about you during your visit to our websites, you can log out of Twitter prior to visiting our websites and delete any existing Twitter cookies in your browser (Instructions for deleting cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari).

Contact options

You have a right of withdrawal and can delete the personal data you have provided us with at any time. You can also appeal against the creation of pseudonymized user profiles using your data at any time. If you wish to do so, please deactivate cookies in your browser.

Please do not hesitate to send any privacy protection related questions, suggestions or comments to the following e-mail address: guj-redaktionguj.de - subject: data privacy.

No Liability for Partner Sites

We would like to point out that GUJ.DE partners and other internet sites and services that are accessible via GUJ.DE sites, as well as partners who collect information in connection with prize draws, promotions and the like, have their own privacy protection guidelines that are independent of GUJ.DE. GUJ.DE assumes no responsibility or liability for these guidelines and procedures, which have no connection with GUJ.DE.

Our Right to Change the Guidelines with Prior Notice

GUJ.DE reserves the right to change these guidelines at any time taking into account all applicable privacy protection laws.