Data Privacy Statement



Address: Verlag & Freie Medien, Universitätsallee 15, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany, Europe
Phone: (+49) 4131-789529 0
Fax: (+49) 4131-789529 20

Collection and recording of general information

When you access our website, there are information of general nature collected and recorded. This information (server logfiles) includes, for example, the type of web browser and operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, and similar others. This information does not allow to draw conclusions of your person or to identify you. This information is necessary to display the requested content of the website correctly and is transferred automatically when using the internet. Anonymous data of this kind is subject to a statistical analyze to optimize our web presence and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files transferred from a website server onto your hard drive. By this, we automatically receive specific information such as IP address, web browser and operating system used, information on your computer, and on your connection to the internet.

Under no circumstances is the captured data passed onto third parties and connected with personal data without your consent.

You can, of course, use our website without cookies. Web browsers are usually set to accept cookies by default. At any time, you can disable the use of cookies in the settings of your web browser. Please see the help section of your web browser to learn how to change these settings.

Please note that some functions of the website might not be available when disabling cookies.

Signing up and booking on our website

When signing up for or booking services on our website, we save the personal data such as name, address, sex, company name, as well as contact data such as phone number an email address that you have entered. Users that have signed up or made a booking have the option to change or delete the data they entered at any time. Of course, we will always provide you with information on the data that we have saved about you. Upon your request, we will rectify or delete this information as long as this won’t violate legal provisions (e.g. obligation of safekeeping). Please contact us via the contact information provided at the bottom of this statement.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the transfer of your data, we use state-of-the-art encryption measure (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.


The data that you provide us with when subscribing to our newsletter is only used for this purpose. Subscribers can be informed about circumstances that are relevant to the newsletter service and the subscription via email (e.g. general changes of the newsletter or technical conditions).

For an effective subscription, we need a valid email address. To verify that the subscription was actually done by the owner of the email address, we use the so-called double-opt-in method. There, we record the subscription request of the newsletter by you, the sending of a confirmation email to you and the receipt of your positive reply to this confirmation email via another email. We do not save other data. The information is only used to send you the newsletter and is not passed onto third parties.

You can revoke your consent regarding the saving and use of your personal data for the Newsletter at any time. On top of that, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter email. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website or request the unsubscription via the contact information given on the bottom of this page.

Contact form

If you use the contact form on our website, we will save the information you provided only for the purpose of answering your request and possible follow-up questions. Personal data saved in this context includes the data that you entered into the contact form: such as name, address, sex, company name, as well as contact information like phone number and email address.

Erasure and blocking of data

We follow the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. We only save personal data as long it is necessary to meet the purposes given above or meet the multiple legal retention regulations. After the respective purpose ceases respectively retention periods are over, we routinely delete or block the data.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analyzing service of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google Analytics also uses so-called cookies, text files, that are saved to your computer and that are essential to analyze your use of this website. The information regarding your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

Since IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is shortened by Google in a member state of the EU or in a state which is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to sending it to the USA. Only in exceptional cases, your full IP address is transferred to Google in the USA and shortened there. On order of the site owner, Google will use this information to analyze your use of this website, to create reports on website activities and to provide other services related to the use of the website and the internet in general to the website owner. The IP address that is transferred by your browser for Google Analytics will not be merged with other data saved by Google.

You can disable the saving of the respective cookies in your browser; yet, please note, that you might not be able to fully use all functions of this website then. Moreover, you can prevent the capture of the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin that is available via the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add on, you can disable the tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking this Google Analytcis Opt-Out Link. This link installs an opt-out cookie on your device. As long as this cookie is installed in your browser, Google Analytics cannot analyze your behavior on this website.

Embedded Youtube videos

We sometimes embed Youtube videos on our website. YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA is the operator of this plugin. When you visit a page with the Youtube-Plugin, a connection with the Servers of Youtube is established automatically. By this, Youtube gets to know what pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube is able to match your recent surfing behavior to you. Just log out of your Youtube-Account to prevent this.

When a Youtube video is started, Youtube uses cookies to collect information on user behavior.

Those, who have deactivated cookie saving for the Google Ad Program, don’t have to reckon with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also places non-personal usage information. You have to disable cookies in your browser to prevent this.

For more information regarding data privacy at Youtube, please check their privacy statement at:

Google reCAPTCHA

To prevent the forms on our website being attacked by automated spambots, we use the service reCAPTCHA of Google Inc. (hereinafter: Google). This service helps to decide whether it is a natural person or an automated computer program entering information into our forms. The data that is transferred to Google for this purpose includes: Referrer URL, the behavior of the user on the website, IP address, operating system, browser, display information, length of stay, scripts, cookies, as well as entry behavior and mouse movement of the user in the reCAPTCHA box. The use of this service is subject to the privacy statement and terms of Google.

Your right of access, rectification, blocking, erasing, and to revoke

At any time, you have the right to access your personal data that was saved by us. You also have the right of rectification, blocking, or, expect for mandatory data retention for business processes, erase your personal data. To exercise this right, please contact us via the contact information provided on the bottom.

In order to respect the blocking of data at any time, the respective data has to be saved into a blocking file. You can also demand the deletion of this data as long as there is no legal obligation to archive it. If there is this obligation, we block your data upon your request.

You can change or revoke your consent by informing us with effect for the future.

Changes of the privacy statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement to keep it compliant to current legal requirements or to implement new and different service. For your next visit to our website, the new privacy statement applies.

Questions and requests regarding data privacy

If you have questions and requests regarding data privacy, please contact us via:

Address: Verlag & Freie Medien, Universitätsallee 15, 21335 Lüneburg, Germany, Europe
Phone: (+49) 4131-789529 0
Fax: (+49) 4131-789529 20

Privacy statement published: May 16 2018

This privacy statement was generated with Datenschutzerklärungs-Generator of activeMind AG, amended and translated by us.

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