Datenschutz

Introduction

1. To Rheinisch-Bergische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (hereinafter referred to as RBVG), Zülpicher Strasse 10, 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany, e-mail: info@rheinische-post.de, service provider and responsible instance, the protection of your personal data is extremely important. This document explains how your data is collected, processed and informs you of your rights.

2. Questions relating to data protection in connection with the services can be directed at any time to:

Rheinisch-Bergische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Data protection officer
Zülpicher Strasse 10
40549 Düsseldorf

E-Mail: datenschutz@rheinische-post.de

Phone: +49 (0)211 505-0

A. General Provisions

§ 1 General Information

  1. Personal data includes detailed information about your personal or factual circumstances, i.e. information stating your identity or that can be used to establish your identity. This includes, for example, your real name, address, telephone number or date of birth. Personal data also includes data that can be traced back to a person without having a direct link to the person, such as your IP address.
  2. Personal data includes information collected when your client (browser) retrieves www.rheinischepostmediengruppe.de and which is stored in so-called log files on the RBVG servers as well as servers from technical service providers.
  3. We collect data about every access to the server on which the service is located (server log files) on the basis of our justified interests (i.e. analysis, optimisation and business operation and security of our services) within the meaning of Section 6 Paragraph 1f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  4. This data includes the name of the website and file accessed, your IP number, date and time, browser type and requesting provider.
  5. For security reasons (e.g. investigating misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of seven days, after which it is deleted. Data which needs to be stored for longer to serve as evidence will only be deleted once the respective circumstances have been clarified in full and final.
  6. When visiting RBVG websites, personal data is also automatically collected in anonymised format. This includes usage data such as the start and end of your visit, the pages you accessed or the length of time you spend on the portal. This data is not used for personal purposes.
  7. RBVG collects, processes and uses personal data in strict compliance with data protection regulations, meaning that user data is only processed if permitted by law. In other words, users have given their consent, particularly if data is being processed for the purpose of providing our contractually agreed services as well as online services and data collection is required and/or stipulated by law, or if we have justified interests (i.e. analysis, optimisation and business operation and security of our services) within the meaning of Section 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR, particularly when measuring coverage, preparing profiles for advertising and marketing purposes, collecting access data and using third-party services.
  8. Please note that all consent is legally based on Section 6 Paragraph 1a and Section 7 GDPR, all processing activities for the purpose of the provision of our services and performance of contractually agreed measures on Section 6 Paragraph 1b GDPR, all processing activities for the purpose of fulfilment of our legal obligations on Section 6 Paragraph 1c GDPR, and all processing activities for maintaining our justified interests on Section 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR.

§ 2 Security Measures

We implement state-of-the-art organisational and technical security measures to ensure compliance with data protection laws and to protect the data processed by us against accidental or malicious manipulation, loss, deletion and unauthorised access.

§ 3 Transferring Data to Third Parties and Third-party Providers

  1. All data is transferred to third parties in compliance with legal requirements. We only transfer user data to third parties if required for contractual purposes, e.g. in accordance with Section 6 Paragraph 1b GDPR, or on the basis of justified interests in accordance with Section 6 paragraph 1f GDPR for the profitable and effective operation of our business. This applies to internal and external service providers for the purpose of contractual fulfilment and order processing.
  2. In the event of us engaging subcontractors for the provision of our services, we implement suitable preventive, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data in accordance with the relevant legal requirements.
  3. In the event of contents, tools or other means of third-party providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) with head offices in a third country being employed within the scope of this data protection declaration, it is to be assumed that data will be transferred to the countries in which these third-party providers maintain their head offices. Third countries are countries where the GDPR is not a directly applicable law, i.e. generally countries outside the EU and/or the EEA. Data is only transferred to third countries which implement an adequate data protection standard and/or for which there is consent from the user or permission by law.

§ 4 Contacting Us

When contacting us (per contact form or e-mail), the information provided by the user is processed for handling and processing the contact request in accordance with Section 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR.

§ 5 Use of Cookies

1. Cookies are small amounts of data that are transferred from the internet to your computer along with the requested data. The data is stored here and kept for later retrieval. RBVG uses the following types of cookies:

a) Session cookies:
These are cookies that are only created for the respective session. They store a session ID with which various queries sent by your browser can be allocated to the joint session. This makes it possible to recognise your computer when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after closing the session, i.e. after leaving www.rheinischepostmediengruppe.de or by closing the browser window.

b) Google Analytics cookies (data collection for optimisation purposes):
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Google”) on the basis of our justified interests (i.e. analysis, optimisation and business operation and security of our services within the meaning of Section 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR). Google Analytics uses cookies, in other words, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. As a rule, the information on your use of this website created by the cookie is transferred to and saved on a Google server located in the USA. As we have activated IP anonymisation on this website, Google first abbreviates your IP address within the member states of the European Union and in other member states of the European Economic Area. The full IP address is transferred to a Google server located in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional circumstances. Google is certified under the Privacy-Shield data treaty and therefore guarantees compliance with European data protection laws ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google uses this information upon our order to provide us with an analysis of your use of the website in order to prepare reports on website activities for the website operators and to provide further services related to the use of the website and internet. This website uses Google Analytics reports on the demographic features that use data from interest-based Google advertising and third-party provider visitor data (e.g. age, gender and interests). This data cannot be traced back to specific persons and can be deactivated at any time by adjusting the advertising settings. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. However, in this case you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the functions provided by this website. You can also prevent the collection and processing of the data created by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. For further information on the use of the data by Google as well as optional settings and objections, go to the following Google websites: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/, https://adssettings.google.com/anonymous

2. You usually also have the option to delete cookies using the corresponding browser function and to set the way in which your browser processes cookies. However, it should be taken into consideration that the use of the services may be impaired by rejecting cookies.

§ 6 Analysis Services

RBVG uses Google Analytics on the basis of our justified interests (i.e. analysis, optimisation and business operation of our online services within the meaning of Section 6 Paragraph 1f GDPR); see Section 5 Paragraph 1b) of this Data Protection Declaration.

§ 7 User Rights

  1. You are entitled to request free-of-charge information on your personal data stored by us.
  2. You are also entitled to request for us to correct your personal data, to restrict the processing of your personal data, to object against the processing and deletion of your personal data, to enforce your rights to data portability in accordance with Section 20 GDPR, and to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authorities if you suspect that your personal data has been processed illegally.
  3. You may also withdraw your consent, generally with future effect.

§ 8 Deleting Data

The data stored by us is deleted as soon as it has served its purpose and is no longer required and its deletion does not violate any legal retention periods. If the user data is not deleted because it is required for other legally permitted purposes, it is processed on a restricted basis only. This means that the data is blocked and not used for any other purpose. This applies, for instance, to user data which must be kept for business or tax reasons.

§ 9 Right of Objection

Users may object to their personal data being processed in the future in accordance with legal provisions. Objections may be raised, in particular, against processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

B. Concluding Provisions

We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Declaration at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations.