Notes on the newsletter and consent
With the following information, we will inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the described procedures. We only send e-mail newsletters with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users.
Double-Opt-In and logging
The registration to our newsletter is done in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with foreign e-mail addresses.
The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by CleverReach are also logged.
To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address.
Statistical survey and analyses
We use the tracking functions of CleverReach. Technical information such as browser and system information as well as your IP address and time of access is collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the access times.
Statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our ambition nor that of CleverReach to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.
Online access and data management
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. Your consent to receive the newsletter via CleverReach and the statistical analyses will expire at the same time. A separate revocation of the sending via CleverReach or the statistical analysis is unfortunately not possible.
You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. After cancellation, we delete your data as soon as possible, usually within one week.
Legal basis Basic data protection regulation
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply from 25 May 2018, we hereby inform you that consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is given on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 Para. 2 No. 3, or Para. 3 UWG (Law Against Unfair Competition). The use of the mail order service CleverReach, the performance of statistical surveys and analyses as well as the logging of the registration procedure are based on our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We are interested in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our interests and meets the expectations of the users.
We would also like to point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR at any time.