General reference and required information
Designation of the competent authority
The responsible authority for data processing is:
Medienhaus Dreisbach Aktiengesellschaft
Executive board: Dietmar Schnell (CEO), Bettina Verkerk
Chairman of the board:
RA Rene Rechner
HRB NR.: 4935 Amtsgericht Siegen (local court Siegen)
VAT-ID: DE 194205824
Am Alten Stadtplatz 20
D-57072 Siegen (Germany)
Phone.: +49 (0) 271 / 31 4 83-0
Fax: +49 (0) 271 / 31 4 83-83
The responsible authority alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, contact data or the like).
Right to withdraw data protection consent
Personal data are only collected and processed with your explicit consent. A consent already granted can be revoked at any time. For revocation an informal notification by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of data processed until revocation shall remain unaffected by revocation.
Right to appeal with the responsible regulatory authority
As a concerned party, you are, in case of non-compliance with the protection of personal data, granted a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. Responsible supervisory authority relating to questions of data protection is the privacy and data protection representative of the federal state in which our company is located. The following link provides a list of data protection supervisors as well as their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You shall have the right to receive data processed automatically on basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract or to transmit those data to third parties in a structured commonly used and machine-readable format. You shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
Right of access, rectification, blocking, erasure
In accordance with the applicable legal regulations, you have a right to get free information on your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of data processing and, where applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked or erased. For any further questions on personal data, please contact us by using the contact options listed in the imprint.
SSL and TLS encryption
For reasons of safety and to protect the transmission of confidential contents that you send to us as the website operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption ensuring that all data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. An encrypted connection can be recognized by the https:// address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser status bar.
Server log files
The website provider uses server log files to automatically collect and store information that is automatically transmitted by your browser. These are:
- browser type and version
- used operating system
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be merged with other data sources. The basis of data processing is established by art. 6 section 1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) allowing data processing for the fulfilment of contractual purposes or the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Data submitted via the contact form including your contact data are stored in order to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions and will not be made available to third parties without your consent.
Processing the data entered to the contact form is exclusively done on basis of your consent (art. 6 section 1 lit. a GDPR). The consent already granted can be revoked at any time by a formless notification by e-mail. The legality of data processed until revocation shall remain unaffected by revocation.
Personal data submitted via the contact form remain with us until you request their erasure, revoke your consent for storage or if the necessity of data storage no longer exists. Mandatory legal provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.
Some cookies are “session-cookies”. Such cookies are automatically deleted after the termination of your browser session. Other cookies, however, remain until you delete them yourself. Such cookies allow us to recognize you when you return to our website.
With a modern web browser, you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured in a way that cookies are automatically deleted when terminating the program. The deactivation of cookies can result in a restricted functionality of our website.
The setting of cookies that are necessary for performing electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart) is done on basis of art. 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR. As the provider of this website we have a justified interest in the storage of cookies for a technically correct and smooth provision of our services. In case other cookies (e.g. for analysis functions) are set, they will be handled separately in this privacy notice.
On this website, the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics are used. The operator of the web analytics service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.
Google Analytics uses “cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer system via your web browser enabling Google to analyze the use of our website. All information on the use of our website that is created by means of cookies is transmitted to a Google server for storage. Generally, the server is located in the United States.
Setting cookies is based on art. 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR. As the provider of this website we have a justified interest in analyzing the user behavior in order to optimize our promotional offers and advertisements.
We are using Google Analytics in combination with the IP anonymizer function. By means of this application it is guaranteed that your IP address is abridged by Google when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the United States. In exceptional cases, Google might transmit the complete IP address to a server in the United States where it is then abridged. Google uses the collected data and information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our website and to provide reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our internet site for us. There will be no merge of the IP address transmitted by Google Analytics with other data collected by Google.
The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. In this case, however, some functions of our website could be restricted. In the same way could the collection of data regarding your website usage including your IP address and the subsequent processing through Google be prevented. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plugin via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Opposition against data collection
You can prevent your data being collected by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data when visiting our website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
For more details on how to deal with user data please refer to the Google privacy statement under
For the complete fulfilment of legal data protection requirements, we have concluded a contract with Google on data processing.
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics
Our website uses the Google Analytics function “demographic characteristics” in order to create reports containing information about the age, gender and interests of the website visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising of Google and the visitor data of third-party providers. It is not possible to relate the data to one particular person. This function can be deactivated at any time via the display settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics as explained in point “Opposition against data collection”.