Data protection policy:

Protecting your personal data is important to us.


Name of the responsible party:
VDE VERLAG Gmbh

Management:
Margret Schneider, Dr. Stefan Schlegel

Address of the responsible party:
VDE VERLAG GmbH
Bismarckstr. 33
10625 Berlin

Data protection officer:
Uta-Dorothé Hart

VDE VERLAG GmbH
Bismarckstr. 33
10625 Berlin
datenschutz@vde-verlag.de


Purpose and data economy

VDE VERLAG is considered to be one of the best-known specialist publishers for electro-technology and information technology in German-speaking countries. The publications range from standards via specialist books to magazines and seminars. We collect and use your personal data exclusively within the framework of the provisions on data protection issued by the European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany. We inform you below about the type, scope and purposes for collecting and processing personal data. There is no other processing for purposes other than those stated below. You can call up this notification from this website at any time.

Data transfer and logging for internal and statistical purposes.

Your internet browser automatically provides data to our web server when you access our website for technical reasons. This includes the date and time of the access, URL of the referring website, file called up, quantity of data sent, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address. This data is stored separately from other data that you enter when using our offering. It is not possible to assign this data to a particular person. This data is analysed for statistical purposes and then deleted.

Inventory data

If a contractual relationship (web shop, seminar registration, product licences etc.) is established between us and you, has content arranged or is to be modified, we collect and use your personal data if this is required for these purposes (existing data). The storage of your personal data takes place in particular during registration / login, shopping basket and the payment / settlement function.
On instruction by responsible organisations, we may provide information on this data (existing data) in individual cases if this is required for the purposes of criminal investigation, the defence of risks, to fulfil statutory tasks of the constitutional protection authorities or the military counterintelligence service or to implement rights to intellectual property.

Order process using SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

We use a secure order process using SSL encryption. When calling up an SSL protected process for a secure order, in general an explicit notification is sent that your computer is entering SSL security mode. (In some circumstances you must confirm the security notice with “OK”). Additional information: The web browser you used contains detailed explanations on the security process and encryption in the help files. Pay particular attention to the “s” in http(s) for the URL (of the internet address that you enter). This indicates that your online order is secure.

Usage data

We collect and use your personal data, if this is required, to enable the use and settlement of our web offering (usage data). This includes in particular characteristics to identify you and statements at the start and end of the scope when using our offering.
For the purposes of advertising, market research and the needs-led design of our web offering, we may create usage profiles when pseudonyms are used. You have the right to object to the use of your data. This data is not however merged with data on the holder of the pseudonym.
On instruction by responsible organisations, we may provide information on this data (existing data) in individual cases if this is required for the purposes of criminal investigation, the defence of risks, to fulfil statutory tasks of the constitutional protection authorities or the military counterintelligence service or to implement rights to intellectual property.

This data is also not passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

Affected people and data categories

Affected people are customers, website visitors, suppliers, business partners and employees. The first and last names, if necessary the address, IP and payment data are recorded. But only in the scope as described under the Purpose and data economy section.

Deletion of data

If the purpose no longer applies and there is also no statutory storage period, the relevant personal data is deleted. The data is only stored for the duration of the purposes stated above.

Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data can be notified

Your data is handed over to the postal delivery services for the purposes of handling orders. In addition, on payment the data is passed onto the relevant payment service. We are also obliged to transfer the data to the Tax Office and other authorities based on various statutory regulations.

Data transfer to third-party states

No data transfer to third-party states is planned nor does it take place.

Affected person rights

You have the opportunity and right to contact the responsible department (see above) and request information on how your data is processed at any time. You also have the right to correct your data. You have the right to restrict processing, i.e. to only permit the processing of partial information. You also have the right to at any time oppose the processing of your personal data. The publisher then checks the extent to which the non-processing opposes the statutory transfer and processing duties and informs you accordingly. You have the right to data portability, i.e. that we provide your personal data in machine-readable form in a common format to be stated by us on request.
You also have a complaint right with the supervisory authority responsible for data protection in your country if you are of the opinion that we are not handling your personal data properly and as set out in this policy.
If you have issued consent for us to process your data you can revoke this at any time.
If you receive advertising that we have sent, you have an objection right that you can access at any time to no longer receive advertising from us.

Newsletter

We send a newsletter to the email address that you provide to us if you have decided to subscribe to a newsletter via our website (offers, seminars, magazines) or have ordered books or other products from us. You are regularly informed about news, deadlines or other activities via our newsletter. When you state your email address to receive the newsletter, we use it exclusively. Under no circumstances is your data sold to companies, people or institutions.
It goes without saying that you can cancel the newsletter at any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of each newsletter or contact us at kundenservice@vde-verlag.de.

Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that enable specific information relating to the device to be saved on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone etc.). They are used on the one hand to make websites user-friendly and are therefore beneficial to the users (e.g. saving login data). They are used on the other hand to record the statistical data of website use and to analyse it for the purposes of improving the offering. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular convenience is restricted without cookies.

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Analytics as a web analysis tool
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information created by the cookies on your use of this website is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Activating the IP anonymisation function on our website results in the shortening of your IP address by Google in the Member States of the European Union or in other treaty states of the European Economic Area Agreement.
In exceptional cases the complete IP address is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, create reports on website activities and to provide services associated with using the website and internet. The IP address provided using Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
You can also prevent the recording of the data created by the cookie related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
We point out that the Google Analytics on our website have been supplemented with the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure the anonymous recording of IP addresses (called IP masking).

Data protection declaration for the use of Google Maps

Via an API (application programming interface) this page uses the map service Google Maps by Google Inc. (“Google”, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). You see this on the map on our directions page. To use the Google Maps functions information on your use of this website including your IP address is generally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the US. According to Google, the IP address is not connected with other Google data. However, we point out that Google is technically able to identify individual user data from the data it receives. If you are also logged into your Google account, this enables Google to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile and display your customised maps. You can prevent this assignment option by first logging out of your account. You can find additional information on handling user data in the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and Google’s policy on recording and using data at https://privacy.google.com/intl/de/your-data.html. The usage terms for Google Maps are found at https://www.google.com/intl/de_US/help/terms_maps.html.

Data protection policy for the use of YouTube

We use the plug-in for the YouTube service that belongs to Google Inc., located in San Bruno/California, USA. The plug-in can be recognised by an integrated video that can be clicked. If you click on the icon, content or term on one of our pages that contains such a button, your browser makes a direct connection with the YouTube servers. The YouTube server therefore receives notification about which particular website page you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account from the start, you enable YouTube to directly assign your browsing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this assignment option by first logging out of your account. You can find further information in the data protection policy at http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy.

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