Privacy Statement

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.
Our Privacy Policy explains the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of data from visitors and users of our website (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Users”).

The operator is responsible for data collection on this website:

Publisher Meiga GbR
Owner: Monika Berghoff
Waldsiedlung 15
14806 Bad Belzig
Germany
(hereinafter “Provider”) as the body responsible for data protection.
Should you have any further questions regarding data protection, you can reach us on weekdays at the telephone number +49-33841-30538 (please leave a message on our answering machine if we are not available, we will call you back immediately) and by e-mail at info (at) verlag-meiga.org.

How do we collect data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide us with it, for example by using a contact form. Other data is collected automatically when you visit the website. This access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the protocol data without allocation to the person of the user or other profile creation according to the legal regulations only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the online offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the protocol data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence.

Collection and use of personal data
Personal data is only collected and used by the provider if this is legally permitted or the users agree to the collection of data. As a rule, users can see which data is stored when using the service, for example name, e-mail address and message when using the order form.
The personal data provided for the purpose of ordering goods (such as name, e-mail address, postal address, payment data) are used by the seller to fulfill and process the contract. This data is treated confidentially, transmitted in encrypted form and not passed on to third parties who are not involved in the ordering, delivery and payment process.
When contacting the seller (via contact form or email), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.
The provider has taken organisational, contractual and technical security measures to ensure that the provisions of the data protection laws are complied with and to prevent accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.

Forwarding of data to third parties
User data will only be forwarded to third parties if this is legally permitted or if a user has consented to the forwarding.
This is the case, for example, if the forwarding of data serves the fulfilment of contractual obligations towards the user and the postal address is transferred to a forwarding company after a shop order. Or if the data is requested by competent authorities such as law enforcement agencies.
The users’ personal data will in no way be sold or passed on to third parties for advertising purposes or for the creation of user profiles.

Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.

Cookies
The provider uses “cookies” within the framework of its online offer. Cookies are small files that are stored on the user’s computer and can store information for providers. Temporary cookies are deleted when the browser is closed, permanent cookies are retained for a specified period of time and can make the stored information available when the online offer is called up again.
Cookies are used on the one hand to facilitate the use of the service. For example, a cookie stores the shopping cart status of a user.
The user can influence the use of the cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. Provider endeavours to design the online offer in such a way that the use of cookies is not necessary. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the comfort of use are limited without cookies.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time for this and for further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have a right of complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

General information and compulsory information

Data protection
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how we do this and for what purpose.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body
The person responsible for data processing on this website is

Publisher Meiga GbR
Monika Berghoff
Waldsiedlung 15
14806 Bad Belzig
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 33841-30538
E-Mail:info@verlag-meiga.org

Responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke any consent already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details in German can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser contains “https://” and, in most browsers, a green lock symbol next to the address.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorisation) after the conclusion of a contract with costs, this data is required for payment processing.
The payment transactions via the usual means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser contains “https://” and, in most browsers, a green lock symbol next to the address.
In the case of encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Objection to advertising mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising information is sent, for example by spam e-mails.

Data collection on our website

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
– IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your enquiry has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website
You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. We will only use the data entered for this purpose for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory data requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.
In the event of important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or technically necessary changes, we will use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.
The data entered during registration is processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal notification by e-mail. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data collected during registration is stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website and is then deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Comment function on this website
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information on the time of the comment’s creation, your e-mail address and, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name you have chosen are stored.

Storage period of comments
The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments).

Legal basis
The storage of comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal message by e-mail. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data on the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable or charge the user for the use of the service.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transmission upon conclusion of contract for online shops, dealers and dispatch of goods
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the contract, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution commissioned with the handling of payments. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Analysis tools and advertising

Google reCAPTCHA
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy can be found at the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

Newsletter

Newsletter data
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have provided us with for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after you have cancelled your subscription. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.

Plugins and Tools

YouTube
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube page operated by Google. The operator of the pages is 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 YouTube servers 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 associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Vimeo
Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our sites equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells the Vimeo server which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
For more information about how Vimeo handles user data, please see the Vimeo privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faqund in the Google privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Use of Issuu
Our website uses a JavaScript code to integrate a Flash application (Flash plug-in) from Issuu Inc., 131 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA (hereinafter: Issuu), which enables you to call up the magazine of the Federal Cultural Foundation and various publications as flip page e-paper.
Issuu uses “cookies”, which are small text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. In this way Issuu collects and stores personal data such as your IP address and information about the time and duration of your use. This information is transferred if you have activated JavaScript in your browser. You can prevent the use of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly or by installing a JavaScript blocker (e.g. www.noscript.net).
Further information about the extent to which and for what purposes Issuu uses the data collected can be found on the Issuu Inc. website at http://issuu.com/legal/privacyabrufen.

Order processing
We only use your personal information when placing orders within our company and affiliated companies as well as with the company commissioned to process orders. Storage and transfer of data for orders.
For order processing, we work together with various companies that are responsible for payment processing and logistics. We make sure that our partners also comply with the data protection regulations. Thus we pass on your address data (name and address) to the respective transport company, which delivers the ordered products to you. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is necessary to fulfil the contract with you.
The data will be stored by us for as long as they are necessary to fulfil the contract. In addition, we store this data for the fulfilment of post-contractual obligations and due to commercial and tax law retention periods for the legally prescribed period. This retention period is usually 10 years to the end of the respective calendar year.