This is an English courtesy translation of the authoritative German Privacy guidelines. In case of any discrepancies or inconsistencies, the German version will prevail.
The following applies:
1. Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our websites and view content without having to provide any information about yourself. We simply store access data in server log files, e.g. the name of the requested file, the date and time of retrieval, the amount of data transferred, and the requesting provider. The data is used solely to ensure the correct operation of the site, as well as to further improve our offering. This data does not enable us to draw conclusions about individual users.
2. Data collection and use for contract processing and for opening customer accounts
We collect personal data if you voluntarily communicate this to us within the scope of your order, by contacting us (for example via a contact form or e-mail) or by opening a customer account. You can select exactly what type of data is collected using the relevant input forms. We use the data that you have provided to then create the contract and to process your inquiries. Following on from the complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and will be deleted after expiration of the tax and commercial storage periods, unless you expressly consent to further use of your data or we reserve for ourselves additional data usage, which is legally permitted and which we will explain further below. You may delete your customer account at any time by sending a message to the contact described below.
3. Data transfer for contract fulfilment
For the fulfilment of the contract, we will pass on your data to the shipping company tasked with delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of your ordered goods. To process payments, we will pass on the necessary payment information to the credit institution tasked with the payment process and, if and where applicable, payment service providers commissioned by us, or to the payment service you selected when placing your order.
The employees of mhp Verlag GmbH are obliged to maintain non-disclosure with regards to personal data. This data is passed onto third parties only where and when necessary to fulfil the contract. These third parties are also obliged by mhp Verlag GmbH, by means of agreements, to observe users’ privacy and data protection.
5. Data usage when signing up for e-mail newsletter
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the data required for this purpose, or the data sent separately by you, to send you our e-mail newsletter regularly. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also click on the link in the newsletter to unsubscribe.
6. Data usage for e-mail advertising without newsletter registration and your right of objection
If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a product or service and you have not objected to further contact, we reserve the right to send you by e-mail regular offers on similar products, such as the one that you have already purchased, from our product range. You may object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by sending a message to the contacts described below or via the link provided in the advertising e-mail without incurring any charges other than the transmission costs set in the base prices.
7. Data usage for postal advertising and your right of objection
In addition, we reserve the right to include your first and last names, your postal address and, insofar as we have received such additional information from you within the scope of the contract, your title, information regarding academic degrees, year of birth and your profession, your workplace or your business name in lists and to use this information for marketing purposes, e.g. to send new offers and information about our products to you by mail. You may object to the storage and use of your data at any time by sending a message to the contacts described below.
8. Access protection
All of the data that is on our servers and which is "hosted" (that is, stored) is protected against unauthorized access by multilevel security systems. The employees of mhp Verlag GmbH and the system providers check the effectiveness of this protective measure on a regular basis.
9. Forwarding to the pages run by other operators
When you leave our website, for example by clicking on our banner advertising, and arrive on other pages, cookies will be set by the addressees of the selected landing page. mhp Verlag GmbH is not legally responsible for this. To better understand the use of such cookies and the information stored on them by our advertising partners, please compare their data protection declarations.
10. Your right to information
Upon written request, you will be informed by us as to what data we currently have stored about you (e.g. your name, address).
11. Data protection for minors
Protecting the privacy of children is of great importance. Therefore, we do not want to collect, process or use the personal data that may correspond to any individual who is under 18 years of age. If you are a child’s legal guardian and you know that your children have submitted their personal data to us, you can contact us via these addresses if you would prefer that the data be deleted.
12. Our claim
We take care of compliance matters for data protection regulations across all of the areas within our platform and within our company. mhp Verlag GmbH commits to every necessary technical and organisational security measure to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public.
13. Communicating with mhp Verlag
Should you wish to contact mhp Verlag GmbH by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information is not fully guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that you provide us with confidential information only by post.
Should you have any questions, you can also contact us directly. Please write to:
mhp Verlag GmbH
Kreuzberger Ring 46
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer and which allow for an analysis of how you use and navigate a website. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) is generated by the cookie and then transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports for the website operators on the website’s activity, and to provide other services connected with the use of the website and the Internet. Where appropriate, Google may also transfer this information to third parties, provided this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never, under any circumstances, link your IP address with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by setting your browser software accordingly. However, we would point out that, in this case, you may not be able to fully utilise all the functions that are on this website. By using this website, you agree to Google processing data about you in the manner that is described above and for the same purpose as explained above.
To disagree with Data Collection via Google Analytics
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For more information about how to use Google Analytics, see the Google Privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
App 1. General Information
The software provider takes the protection of the personal data of users as well as the duty to provide information to users very seriously and strictly complies with the legal data protection regulations. This present declaration gives an overview of how the software provider guarantees that protection and explains which data are collected and for what purpose.
Please address any further queries on data protection directly to the software provider.
The apps can be downloaded free of charge. Within the app chargeable downloads are possible. The downloaded issues can also be read offline.
Prices: Follow the description of the unique product
For more information about the anual subscription look at point 13. Auto-Renewable Subscriptions
App 2. Personal Data Collection
The access data made available by the software provider for utilization of the software and the publications within the software (Login data) as well as the personal data voluntarily communicated by the user for the purpose of registration constitute personal data.
These shall be maintained indefinitely by the software provider on a server in Germany.
Personal data shall be processed exclusively in accordance with the legal provisions of the Federal Republic of Germany, in strict compliance with the regulations of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.
App 3. Purpose of Data Collection – Access Data (Login Data)
Access data (Login) are stored for the purpose of making available to the user the copyright-protected content of publications. The publications can be made available to the user for utilization on several terminal devices and platforms. The software provider defines the number of terminal devices permitted and links that information to the access data.
App 4. Purpose of Data Collection – Registration, Setting up a Cloud Account
Via the software, users can add bookmarks with personal comments and customized annotations to the available publications in the form of texts, images, photos and audio commentaries. Initially, these bookmarks and annotations are only stored locally in the native apps on the terminal device utilized by the user and are not transferred to the software provider. As such, they are essentially only available on the mobile terminal device on which the bookmarks and annotations were created.
If a browser-based application is being used, local utilization of bookmarks and annotations is not possible since the application works only online. Therefore, before creating annotations and bookmarks the user must register in the browser-based application. Likewise, users must register if they wish to utilize their annotations and bookmarks, created locally on a native platform, also on other platforms (other native app or browser-based application) without having to create them once again on other platforms.
After registration the annotations created will be transferred to a server maintained by the software provider in Germany. Furthermore, after registration bookmarks and annotations assigned by the user are regenerated in the event of new installation and are also transferred to replacement pages in the case of loose-leaf publications. Hence, utilization of the registration function is essentially voluntary for the user.
To synchronize terminal devices, the user must register in the Cloud Account area, while including a personal email address and a user-generated password. Synchronization of terminal devices involves a double opt-in process during which the user must separately confirm their email address stored once during registration and the user-generated password. The email address and user-generated password are stored in encrypted form on the server.
An internet connection is required for synchronization. During synchronization the software provider stores the bookmarks and/or annotations, with reference to the corresponding publication and the registered email address, centrally on a server.
In the event of deinstallation of the software, the locally stored annotations and bookmarks are deleted on the user’s device. The data transferred to the server during the registration process are not affected by the latter deletion.
Alternatively, to set up a personal Cloud account access to an existing social media account can also be used for registration. Here, the access data (email address and associated password) are not stored on the server.
App 5. Consent to Storage of User-Related Data
By using the software and publications, the user consents to storage by the software provider of their access data as well as of the registration data voluntarily transferred during synchronization.
These data are stored exclusively for the purpose of providing and maintaining the services listed under Items 3 and 4 as well as for collection of statistics on utilization of the software and publications linked to it.
Specifically, the following data are stored to that effect:
- Time/date of consent
- Device identifier of the mobile terminal device (iOS and Android platform). In the case of iOS, in addition to the device identifier, the operating system and operating system version used are stored.
- If a browser-based application is being used, only the browser type and version are stored, but not the operating system of the computer used or the device type.
- Statistics on downloading and reading publications: When and how often are which documents and which pages downloaded and read on which platforms. Besides, a record is kept of the external links accessed by the user in a publication and when accessed.
Data are stored and evaluated in anonymized form. Data storage and evaluation help to assure the operation and security of the application and to optimize the service for the user.
Furthermore, information is saved on the server regarding the retrieved resources. The data thus stored will include software-related error logs (Log files) for any errors that occurred. Data are not further analyzed, for example, for the purpose of personal advertising, nor are user profiles generated or created.
App 6. Analysis Tools
No further analysis or use of third-party software analysis tools takes place.
App 7. Access to a Microphone, Camera or Gallery
Access to a microphone, camera or gallery in the case of iOS platform devices or when operating a browser-based application is granted only with the user’s prior consent. For Android devices the user is asked for that consent already before using the app before installation.
App 8. Location-Related Data / Third-Party Services
Location-related data are not collected. Nor is any other third-party services rendered.
App 9. Social Plugins
The software enables the user to share content with other users via email or social networks. Here no direct connection is automatically established to the social networks. Rather, the user must log into the corresponding social networks. Registration data as may be needed to that effect are definitely not saved in the software provider’s app/application.
App 10. Links to URLs of Other Providers
The content provided in the software may contain links to URLs of other providers. Liability for unlawful, faulty, or incomplete content and, in particular, for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information offered shall reside wholly with the provider of the page to which the link was made, and not the person or organization merely referring to the published content.
App 11. Transfer of Personal Data
In principle, user-related data are not transferred to third parties for commercial, advertising or any other purpose. They are stored and utilized exclusively by the software provider. Nor does the software provider pass on data in anonymized form. The software provider also takes technical precautions aimed at preventing hacking attacks or other unlawful methods of data procurement. However, the software provider is unable to give a one hundred percent guarantee or warranty with regard to prevention of the unlawful transfer of data, and no liability can be assumed for any resultant damages.
App 12. Data Processing outside the European Union /Server Location
Processing of personal data within and outside the European Union is performed in strict compliance with the directives of the European Community to provide adequate safeguards with respect to the protection of the privacy and fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals and as regards the exercise of the corresponding rights.
Personal data are stored and maintained on a server operated in Germany.
App 13. Auto-Renewable Subscriptions
Please take into account following information:
- Your iTunes account - or Google Account (depending on the operating system used) - will be charged as soon as you have confirmed your subscription.
- The subscription will be automatically renewed for another 12-months-period if you do not deactivate prolongation in iTunes user settings at least 24 hours before end of period.
- It is not possible to reject any confirmed subscription.
- All issues which will be released within the confirmed subscription period will be available.
App 14. The User’s Rights
Pursuant to Section 34 of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), the user has at all times the right to obtain, on application and free of charge, information on the personal data stored pertaining to them and on the purpose of data collection.
Moreover, the user is entitled to the correction of incorrect data, and the blocking and deletion of their personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data. This is not done automatically, but rather following a written request from the user to the software provider.
Revocation of the consent to the storage of personal data will result in the software functions and services not being available at all, or only to a limited extent.
Last updated: 16.01.2018