Data protection

I. Automatic data processing on this website


When you call up our web pages information is automatically stored in the Server Log Files that your browser communicates to us.

These are:
- browser type/version
- operating system used
- referrer URL (the site previously visited, from which the visitor arrived at the - page)
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
- time of the server query.

We are not technically enabled to allocate this data to specific persons. The data is not consolidated with other data sources (e.g. any registration data available); furthermore, following statistical evaluation the data is deleted and not stored as an individual dataset.

II. Services requiring registration - newsletters etc.

If you wish to make use of the (personalised or chargeable) offers and services available on the website, in order to provide these services and for settlement purposes we may require additional information from you. Mainly, this includes your name, your (valid) email address and further particulars (address, telephone number and the like) enabling us to check that you are the owner of the email address given, for example, or that the email address owner agrees to receipt of the relevant services, in order to be able to render the desired services appropriately and ultimately to be able to present you with a due account for these services. It is necessary to enter a valid email address so that we can prevent improper registrations – e.g. for newsletters. We therefore use what is known as the double opt-in procedure: After entering your email address on our websites you receive a confirm mail verifying your registration, whereupon you have to confirm your email address by clicking a given link. The data mentioned consists of personal particulars, i.e. data that can be used to establish your identity. In principle, however, you can use our access-free Internet facilities as such without having to disclose your identity fully or partially. Furthermore, in the course of registration/application you can make data going beyond that necessary for operation of the services (such as branch of industry, professional group, age and the like) available to us on a voluntary basis, for example in the respective fields on the registration form. We use data of this kind to design offers tailored to users’ needs, as product information for promotional purposes and also for customer relationship management. As a basic principle this information is not passed on to third parties (see above).

III. Cookies

1. Cookies
The web pages use “cookies” in various places. These serve to make our offering user-friendlier, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and saved by your browser. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; we would, however, point out that in this case you may not be able to utilise all the functions of this website to their full extent. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain viruses. We do not store personal data in connection with cookies.

2. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics solution from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files stored on your computer that make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities for the website operators and to provide further services related to use of the website and Internet usage. Google may also pass on this information to third parties insofar as this is required by law or inasmuch as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; we would, however, point out that in this case you may not be able to utilise all the functions of this website to their full extent. By using this website you declare your consent to Google’s processing the data collected on you in the manner previously described and for the aforementioned purpose.

3. Web bugs in “Premium Newsletters”
“Web bugs” (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear gifs”) are embedded in certain premium newsletters to monitor visits to the newsletter in order to prevent misuse/breach of contract and to identify cases in which the licensing scope is infringed. The web bug used is a 1x1 pixel, invisible graphic linked to the respective newsletter subscriber’s user ID so as to deliver intelligence on the number of times that user accesses the premium newsletter content. This newsletter tracking serves for due settlement of the relevant services.

IV. Objection to (further) processing and use of data

You are at liberty to revoke at any time the permission you have given us for the storage of your personal data and its use for operation of the respective services. Please note that even after you have filed your objection with us to use and/or storage of the data we may continue to process your data to the extent necessary for invoicing purposes. Furthermore, your objection to further use of the data will naturally result in your possibly no longer being able to obtain the services to which you have subscribed (newsletters etc.) and in our then immediately suspending operation of the respective service. In this context your personal data will be deleted immediately and no longer held available on our database.

V. Right to information

You are entitled at any time to information on the type and extent of the personal data stored about you, on its source and recipients and on the purpose of such storage. (Contact data see below, VII.)

VI. Further information

Your trust is important to us. We therefore wish to be answerable to you at all times with regard to the processing of your personal data. If you have any questions which this Privacy Policy has not satisfactorily addressed for you, or if you would like more in-depth information on any item, you are free to contact us at any time at datenschutz(at)dfv.de or by post. Should you so wish, we would of course be pleased to answer your queries and requests for information in writing/by post for your security.

VII. Amendments to and accessibility of the data protection rules

Amendments to and adjustments in the product and service range, new statutory and legal requirements, and possibly loopholes subsequently identified in the regulations may necessitate amendments to these data protection provisions. We will notify you of such amendments – where available – by email, sent to the email address that you have given us. You can also retrieve and print out these data protection rules from each page of this Internet service using the link “DATA PROTECTION”.

VIII. Contact data for information and objections at a glance:

Data protection officer at Deutscher Fachverlag: datenschutz(at)dfv.de

Data protection statement – Privacy policy

We take the protection of our users’ personal data very seriously and abide strictly by the regulations of the relevant data protection legislation (i.e. German Telemedia Act, TMG; Federal Data Protection Act, BDSG). Equally, the data collected is protected to the best of our ability by means of technical and organisational measures in our IT security policy. Essentially, your data is not passed on to third parties. Exceptions to this rule apply only in the event of a statutory or legal obligation to do so or if you have expressly agreed to, or wish for, such communication.

This statement is intended to give you an overview of how we set about guaranteeing this protection and what kind of data is collected for what purpose. Should you wish to receive more extensive information or if you have any questions about the use of your data on these web pages that are not addressed in this data protection statement (“Privacy Policy”), please feel free to approach us at any time. You will find our contact data under Contact


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