1 April 2015

The websites plazamedia.de, plazamedia-swiss.ch and plazamedia-austria.at (referred to as “Website” below) are operated by PLAZAMEDIA GmbH (referred to as “PLAZAMEDIA” or “we” below). The protection of your personal data is of primary concern to us. This data privacy statement explains how, to what extent and for what purpose we collect, process and use your personal data.

A. Basic principles

(1) We collect, process and use your personal data in strict accordance with the terms of prevailing data privacy law.

(2) Personal data is defined as all items of data relating to the personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. This includes in particular so-called master data such as your name, postal address, e-mail address and phone number, but also usage data such as the time of your visit to our Website, the browser you used and other data generated during your visit.

B. Extent of data collection, processing and use

(1) We collect, process and use your personal data solely for the purpose of providing the Website. Furthermore, we collect, process and use your personal data only within the framework of any specific consent given by you.

(2) If you are just visiting our Website you do not need to give us any personal data.

C. Newsletter

If you wish to receive our newsletter you will need to enter your e-mail address. Before we send the newsletter, the so-called double opt-in process requires you to specifically confirm that we should activate the newsletter service for you. You will then receive a confirmation and authorisation e-mail from us, asking you to click on the link provided in the e-mail to confirm that you want to receive our newsletter.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link that you will find in the footer of every newsletter we send you.

Your e-mail address will only be used by us and will not be passed on to third parties.

D. Server logs

When you access our Website we log certain information. This includes the date and time of the access, the URL (Internet address) of the referring website, name of the accessed file, quantity of data transmitted, report on successfully processed request, browser type and version, and details of your operating system. We use this information solely for statistical purposes as well as for internal analysis, such as to help improve our products and services. It is not possible for us to trace this information to a specific person.

E. Use of cookies

We use cookies to ensure that you get the best experience on our Website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to recognise your browser. With the help of cookies we can improve the convenience and quality of the services we provide on our Website.

When you sign in with your user name, we set up a “session cookie”, on the basis of which we can identify you for the duration of your visit. You can store this session cookie permanently by selecting the option “Remember me” if you want to be signed in automatically in future. The session cookie will then contain some of your login details in encrypted form.

You can limit or deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings at any time. However, this may restrict some of the features and user-friendliness of our Website for you.

F. Analytics services

Our Website uses a so-called web analytics service called Piwik. Piwik uses cookies which are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse the use of the Website. For this purpose the usage information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transferred to our server and stored to help with usage analysis, which helps us optimise our Website. Your IP address is immediately anonymised in this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this Website is not passed to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies via the settings in your browser software, however this may mean that not all functions of this Website will be fully available to you.
If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object at any time later with the click of the mouse. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Piwik from collecting any session data.

Here you can choose whether to allow a unique web analytics cookie to be stored in your browser which enables the website operator to collect and analyse various statistical data.
If you do not wish to allow this, click the link below to store the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.

Please note: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it (source: https://www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de/).

G. External links

You may find links on our Website that refer to third-party websites. PLAZAMEDIA has no influence over whether their operators comply with data privacy regulations.

H. Right of access, right of objection and right of withdrawal

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), you have the right to free information on any personal data stored about you. Moreover, you can object to the creation of pseudonymised usage profiles for the purposes of advertising, market research or optimisation of our Website. You can withdraw any consent you have given for the collection, processing or use or your personal data at any time with future effect.

We are happy to answer any further questions you may have on the subject of data privacy and the processing of your data.
You can request information on the data we keep about you at any time. Please contact:

Data Protection
Münchener Str. 101
85737 Ismaning

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 – 99633 0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 – 99633 6990
or send an e-mail to: *protected email*

As at: April 2015