Privacy Policy

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The protection of your personal data is of utmost importance for us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:

Personal data
Personal data are pieces of information relating to your identity. They include information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. In principle, you can visit the websites of Rudolf Müller Mediengruppe GmbH & Co. KG without disclosing your personal data.
However, in some cases we need your personal data: when you submit an order, register for online services, participate in competitions and surveys, subscribe to newsletters, participate in a friends referral campaign, request information or wish to contact us. The same applies for the placement of adverts and registrations in our press mailing list.

Utilisation of personal data
Normally, we only collect data which we require in order to be able to provide the requested service. If we ask you to disclose further information, such information is voluntary and will be marked accordingly. We will use such information in order to design our offers in a more customer-specific manner, or in order to target them more precisely to our customer's needs.

The personal data disclosed by you will only be stored and used for the purpose specified on the relevant page, and will in particular not be forwarded to third parties without authorisation. In detail: Your data will be utilised to process your order or advertising assignment, to provide the online service, send the referral premium or prize, information material, press releases or newsletters.

In order to be able to contact you more quickly than through standard post, we ask you to additionally provide your e-mail address at some points. Naturally, we will only use this address for advertising purposes if you have given your expressed consent.

The name and address data disclosed during your order will furthermore be used in order to provide you with information on the offers of the Rudolf Müller Mediengruppe and its partner companies. If you do not wish to receive such information, you can veto the utilisation of your data for such purposes under the address provided below.

Personal data are recorded when you make contact with us (e.g. via forms or e-mails). Which data is recorded can be seen in the respective contact form. This data is saved and used only to answer your query or for the purposes of making contact and the associated technical administration. Your data is deleted after it has been processed for the last time if you want this and provided its deletion does not run contrary to legal storage requirements.

Information and revocation rights
You will at all times be entitled to know which of your personal data we have stored. Furthermore, you can revoke your consent to the collection, processing and utilisation of your personal data with effect for the future. In such cases, please contact our data protection officer directly. Please note that data which cannot be deleted due to legal, statutory or contractual retention obligations, will be excluded from your revocation.

Automatically recorded data
When you visit our website and download a file, data relating to this transaction will be collected automatically. These include in particular: the retrieved pages and files, date and time of the retrieval, identification data of the used browser type and operating system, the website from which access was made as well as the search engines, search terms and servers used. The stored data will be used to maintain the safety of the system, to compile utilisation statistics and to optimise our internet offers. Due to technical reasons, the requesting computer's IP address will also be stored. A user-related analysis will, however only take place if the net infrastructure of Rudolf Müller Mediengruppe is being attacked.

Cookies and user profiles under a pseudonym
On this website, data will be collected and stored for marketing and optimisation purposes, using the technologies of etracker GmbH ( www.etracker.com ). From these data, user profiles can be compiled under a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally in the temporary memory of the visitor's internet browser. Cookies allow recognition of the internet browser.
The data collected using the etracker technologies will not be used in order to personally identify the user of this website, and will not be merged with personal data relating to the bearer of the pseudonym, except if the person involved gives his/her expressed separate consent. The collection and storage of data can at all times be objected to with effect for the future.

Cookies
Our internet site uses so-called cookies. These are small text files which are archived on your computer and stored by your browser. They serve to make our internet offers more user-friendly. The cookies we use are so-called temporary cookies which will automatically be deleted after your visit.

Google analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.


Social Plugins
Our internet pages may contain social plugins (plugins) of the social networks facebook.com, twitter.com, xing.com and plus.google.com, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook"), Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter"), Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google") and Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, D-20354 Hamburg („Xing"). You can find an overview of the plugins as well as their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins , https://developers.google.com/+/plugins , https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons , https://dev.xing.com/plugins .


To increase the security of your data when you visit one of our websites, the plugins are integrated in the site using the "two-click" or Shariff solution. This integration ensures that when a website that contains such plugins is called up, a connection with the servers of Facebook, Twitter, Xing and Google + is not established immediately. Only once you activate the plugins and thus give your consent for data to be transferred does your browser establish a direct connection with the servers of Facebook, Twitter, Xing and Google +. The content of the respective plug-in is passed directly to your browser and integrated into the site. The plug-in then transmits data (only your IP address) to the operator of the above social networks. We have no influence on the quantity of data which the social networks record using the plug-in. According to what we know, Facebook, Twitter, Xing and Google+ certainly obtain information on which of our websites you are currently visiting and have visited beforehand. Through the integration of the plugins, Facebook, Twitter, Xing and Google+ are informed that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website if you do not have a profile with the corresponding social networks or are currently not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted via your browser directly to the servers of the operators of Facebook, Twitter and Google + in the USA and is saved there. In the case of Xing the data is stored in Germany. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. use the Like button, the +1 button, the Twitter button or the Xing Comment function, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to the servers of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and is stored there. The information is also published in the respective social network and shown to your contacts there.

The data protection notices at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php , https://twitter.com/privacy , http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html , https://www.xing.com/privacy contain information on the purpose and scope of the data recording, and how the data are processed and used by the above social networks as well as your rights and configuration options in this regard for the protection of your private sphere.

If you are a member of one of the social networks and want to limit the collection of data via our websites as well as the combination of your user data with the data stored about you with the respective social network, then you should log off there when visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the plugins from being loaded using add-ons, e.g. with the "Facebook Blocker", which is available from http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/ , or with the script blocker "No Script" ( http://noscript.net/ ) as well as with the script blocker "NoScript" ( http://noscript.net/ ).

The integration of YouTube videos
This website uses the YouTube embedding function to show and display videos of YouTube. The advanced data protection mode is used here, meaning that according to the supplier user information is only stored once a video is played. If embedded YouTube videos are played, then YouTube uses cookies in order to collect information on user behaviour. According to the information of YouTube, the cookies are used to record video statistics, to improve user friendliness and to prevent the misuse of data. Irrespective of the embedded videos being played, every time this website is called up, a connection to the Google DoubleClick network is established which can trigger additional data processing procedures without our involvement. You can find additional information on data protection with YouTube in their data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Links to other providers' websites
In order to extend the amount of information, our website may contain links to other providers' websites, where we cannot influence compliance with data protection and safety regulations. Therefore, our privacy statement does not cover such websites.

Data safety/ encoding
We have taken technical and organisational measures in order to reliably protect your personal data. For the encoding of the data you enter when ordering in the online shop www.baufachmedien.de of Rudolf Müller Mediengruppe, we use the Secure Sockets Layer Protocol (SSL). If you wish to make a purchase in our online store, you will therefore have to use a browser capable of processing SSL. This ensures the confidentiality of the information provided.

Further questions?
Should you have further questions regarding the collection, processing and utilisation of you personal data, please contact our data protection officer directly.

Martina Schönenberg
Data protection officer
FeuerTRUTZ Network GmbH
Stolberger Str. 84
50933 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49(0)221.5497-111
Fax: +49(0)221.5497-6111
E-Mail: datenschutz@rudolf-mueller.de

Last updated: May 2016