Privacy policy

The operator of these websites, B&L MedienGesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, attributes great importance to the protection of your privacy as a user of our services. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration, which applies to all domains for which we are responsible. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

1. Automatically logged data / server log files.

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

● Browser type and browser version
● Operating system used
● Referrer URL
● Host name of the accessing computer
● Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not carried out. The B&L MedienGesellschaft mbH & Co. KG reserves the right to check this data subsequently if concrete indications of illegal use become known.

2. Personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. You can access the websites of B&L MedienGesellschaft mbH & Co. KG without providing us with personal data. In some cases, however, we do require personal data from you, namely when you place orders in our shops, register for online services, participate in competitions and surveys, subscribe to newsletters, request information and contact us. The same applies to the placement of advertising material or the registration in our press distribution list.

3. Use of personal data

Personal data is only collected, processed and used by us within Germany. As a rule, we only collect data that we need to be able to provide the service you request. If we request further information, this is voluntary information which we mark accordingly. We use this information in order to make our offers more individual or better to meet the needs of our customers. All personal data provided by you will only be stored and used for the purpose stated on the respective pages and will not be passed on to third parties without authorisation. As a rule, your data will be used to process your order or your advertising material order, to provide an online service, to send you information material, press releases, newsletters or a prize. Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request, provided that you request this and that the deletion does not conflict with any legal storage obligations.

4. Transfer of personal data

We only pass on your personal data to another party if

● a transmission without your consent is lawful or, if this is not the case, you have expressly agreed to the transmission beyond the execution of the contract,
● the transmission is necessary for the execution of the offers or services which you want to take up or
● a subcontractor or vicarious agent, who is used in the context of the provision of the offers or services, requires this data. Unless you are expressly informed otherwise, such auxiliary persons are only entitled to use the data to the extent that this is necessary to provide the offer or service or
● an enforceable governmental or court order exists or
● this is necessary in order to prevent any misuse of our offers or services, in particular use in violation of the publisher’s general terms and conditions or special terms of use, in a legally permissible manner. In case of justified interest, data will be exchanged with group companies, credit agencies and the German credit protection agency Schufa (Schutzgemeinschaft für allgemeine Kreditsicherung) for the purpose of credit assessment.

5. Right of information and revocation

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, please contact our data protection officer directly. Please note that your revocation does not apply to data whose deletion is contrary to legal, statutory or contractual obligations to retain data.

6. Cookies

The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

7. Web analysis services / Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP Anonymisation We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Browser Plugin You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de Objection to data collection You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in the Google privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de Order data processing We have concluded a contract with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

8. Newsletter

To subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, you can register using our form. We use the so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. Here first a confirmation mail is sent to your given e-mail address, with the request for confirmation. The registration only becomes effective when you click on the activation link contained in the confirmation mail. We use your data transmitted to us exclusively for sending the newsletter, which may contain information or offers. We use rapidmail to send our newsletter. Therefore, your data will be transmitted to rapidmail GmbH. In doing so, rapidmail GmbH is prohibited from using your data for any other purpose than for sending the newsletter. rapidmail GmbH is not allowed to pass on or sell your data. rapidmail is a German, certified newsletter software provider which has been carefully selected in accordance with the requirements of the DSGVO and the BDSG. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

9. Social plugins

For the protection of your personal data we do not use social plugins from e.g. facebook or twitter on our websites until further notice.
10. Integration YouTube videos
Our website uses plugins from the Google operated YouTube page. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on how user data is handled, please see the YouTube privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

11. Comments and ratings

The comment and rating functions on our websites have been deactivated for the time being. We reserve the right to activate these as soon as the legal requirements of the DSGVO are clearly and legally compliant.

12. Links to websites of other providers

Our website may contain links to the websites of other providers for information purposes, where we have no influence on compliance with data protection and security regulations. Our data protection declaration therefore expressly does not extend to these websites.

13. SSL encryption

For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator, these Internet pages use SSL encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

14. adSpirit

We use AdSpirit, a service for integrating advertisements, on our Internet pages. AdSpirit uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. AdSpirit also uses counting pixels. These are used to record and analyse information about visitor traffic on the websites. The data generated by cookies and tracking pixels on the use and delivery of advertising formats is transferred to an AdSpirit server and stored. This information can be passed on to contractual partners, but is not merged with your IP address. You can disable the setting of cookies in your browser (see 6. Cookies). However, this may restrict the functionality of this website.

15. Change of the data protection regulations

Since the rapid development of the Internet makes it necessary to adapt our data protection declaration from time to time, we ask you to note the current version of our data protection declaration. You will find it on each of the Internet pages for which we are responsible under the navigation point “Data Protection”.

16 Our data protection officer

If you have questions regarding the collection, processing and use of your personal data, you can contact our external data protection officer directly.
An external, independent data protection officer monitors compliance with the law:
Stephan Toth
Data protection officer
B&L MedienGesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Max-Volmer-Strasse 28, 40724 Hilden
e-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@blmedien.de