I. Data Protection Is a Matter of Trust
Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. We fully comply with all legal requirements and, in order for you to feel comfortable when visiting our website, in the following we would like to inform you transparently about our use of your data. We want you to know when we collect and store which data, and how and for what purposes we use it. The following data protection information summarises for you the data processing in our company. It applies to all websites, apps as well as other services and features offered by us.
We only use personal data within the framework of these provisions and its use is governed by the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Act on Data Protection (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act as well as the German Act on Telecommunications, Teleservices and Data Protection (TTDSG).
We make the greatest possible efforts to protect your data from unauthorised access, loss, misuse or destruction. We also take procedural and electronic protection measures to protect your personal data in accordance with the requirements of Art. 32 GDPR and § 19 German TTDSG.
1. Data Controller
The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) and the German Act on Data Protection (BDSG) is:
Argon Verlag AVE GmbH, Waldemarstraße 33a, Hof 2, Aufgang B, 10999 Berlin
2. Scope of Processing Personal Data
In principle, we only process personal data insofar as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as for providing our content and services. Depending on how you contact us and which services you use, various data from different sources may be collected. Much of the data we process is provided by you by giving your consent, for example when registering for one of the services we provide and therefore submitting your name or e-mail address or postal address. An exception applies in those cases where the processing of data is permitted by legal regulations.
Statistical data which we collect, for example, when visiting our website and which cannot be linked to you personally are not included here. For example, these are statistics about which pages of the content offered are particularly popular or how many users visit/retrieve certain pages/content.
3. Data Deletion and Storage Time
Unless an explicit storage time is specified below for the processing operations carried out by us, your personal data will be deleted or made anonymous as soon as the purpose or legal basis for the storage ceases to apply. In principle, your data will only be stored on our servers in Germany, subject to any transfer that may take place in accordance with the regulations in point II 6.
In addition, storage may take place if this is required by the European or national legislator regarding EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which we are subject as the responsible party (e.g. § 257 HGB, § 147 AO). If the storage time prescribed by the statutory provisions expires, the personal data will be anonymised or deleted unless further storage by us is necessary and there is a legal basis for this.
II. Your Visit to Our Website / Usage Analysis
1. Creation of Log Files
Each time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer (so-called log files), which your browser transmits to us:
- Information about the browser type and version used
- The operating system of the user
- The user's internet service provider
- The IP address of the user
- Date and time of access
- Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
- Websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website
The data collected is used for data security purposes, in particular to defend against attempted attacks, to stabilise operational security and for statistical analysis. They are deleted or anonymised after 7 days at the latest. In the case of anonymisation, the IP addresses are changed in such way that individual details about personal or factual circumstances can no longer be attributed to a specific or identifiable natural person. The log files are neither used to create individual user profiles nor passed on to any third parties.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR or § 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG.
2. Pseudonymised Usage Profiles
We and our partners may analyse usage profiles using a pseudonym for the offers on our website, for advertising, market and opinion research and to improve our services (Pseudonymised Usage Data), unless you have exercised your right to object to this use of your data via the consent management tool provided by us. Such usage profiles are generated, for example, by means of so-called cookies (see 3. Cookies & Analysis Tools). By analysing and evaluating this information, we are able to improve our website and our services and to make our advertising more suitable and interesting for you.
Legal basis: The legal basis for data processing for the purposes described above is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or § 25 para.1 TTDSG (consent).
For lotteries, we use your data for the purpose of notifying you of the prize and advertising our offers. Detailed information can be found in our conditions for participation for the relevant lottery.
Legal basis: The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or § 25 para.1 TTDSG (consent).