Privacy policy

Thank you for your visit to our website and your interest in our services.
The protection of your personal data throughout the entire business process is an important concern for us. In the following, we explain our general guidelines for handling personal data, as well as what kind of information we will collect during your visit to our website and how this information is used by us and our business partners.

1. Collection, Usage and Transfer of Personal Data

We solely process personal data in accordance with the relevant data protection regulations, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data processing by us will only take place with a valid legal basis in place. We therefore use the personal data provided by you exclusively to fulfil your wishes and requests, i.e. to fulfil a contract concluded with you or to answer to an enquiry. If you are a current client or have previously given us your consent, we also use the data for product-related surveys, invitations to events, newsletters and/or marketing purposes. If you apply for a job, we will use your data exclusively within the scope of your application procedure and delete all data immediately afterwards, unless you have explicitly agreed to saving your documents for a longer period of time for a possible use later on. Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties, unless this is necessary for the purpose of processing a contract or you have given your definite consent.

2. Use of Cookies

We use cookies on this website. Cookies are small text files that are used by websites to make your visit more convenient, to analyse user behaviour or to optimise the design of the website or to display personalised offers and advertising.

Your Individual Cookie Settings

You can use the cookie settings of your browser to control or prevent the setting of cookies in general or to activate a regular deletion, e.g. each time the browser is closed. Specifically for our website, you can choose your cookie preferences as follows: When you visit the website for the first time or after resetting your cookie preferences, a cookies window will open automatically for you to select which type of cookies you allow us to use. More information about the individual cookies used on this website can be found here.

Resetting your cookie settings is possible here at any time. This will delete your consent information and enable you to reset your personal cookie preferences as described above.

3. Use of Social Media Share Buttons for Facebook, Twitter and XING

On some of our websites, we use buttons for sharing content on social media platforms. We have designed these as simple links so that no data is transferred to the respective provider unless you activate the corresponding button by clicking on it. For more information on the type and scope of the data that may be transferred, please refer to the information provided by the respective social media platforms on their websites.

4. Security

news aktuell takes all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. For example, all data you enter via the website is transmitted in encrypted formats. All personal data, including contact details, invoice data and other information about our customers, interested parties and partners are stored exclusively within our own IT infrastructure at our main office in Hamburg in a secure operating environment that is not accessible from the outside.

5. Facebook Profiles and Fanpages

In addition to its website, news aktuell operates Facebook profiles and fan pages to provide information about our company, our services and activities, as well as to communicate with clients, prospects and other users. As the operator of the Facebook pages, news aktuell is not interested in the collection and further processing of your individual personal data. The operation of the Facebook pages with regard to the processing of user data is based on our legitimate interest in an up-to-date information and interaction process with customers and prospects in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f)  GDPR.

Personal Data of Facebook Users

news aktuell as operator and Facebook Ireland, Ltd. (Dublin) are jointly liable for processing user data in connection with news aktuell's own Facebook pages. Personal data is only processed by us if you interact with our Facebook pages as a user, e.g. you send a message, write a comment or like the page by clicking the “Like” button. The data processing takes place on the legal basis of your consent according to Art. 6 (1) a) or - if you send us a product or price inquiry, for example - the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR. You can revoke the given consent at any time by deleting the content or deactivating the respective “Like” button and/or the “Like” button of the fan page.

Statistical Data / Facebook Insights

news aktuell uses statistical data that is made available to us as Facebook page operators in anonymised form ("Facebook Insights"). news aktuell has no influence on the generation and presentation of this data and can neither deactivate this feature nor prevent the collection and processing of data by Facebook. news aktuell can use this statistical data to optimise the posts and activities on the Facebook page for users, such as choosing preferred visiting times for the publication of our posts. For the joint processing of this data, we have concluded an agreement with Facebook concerning the order processing, which can be accessed here.

Further Data Use by Facebook

Facebook Ireland, Ltd. (Dublin) and Facebook Inc. (Menlo Park, USA) also process data of users who access and/or interact with the respective Facebook profiles and posts: According to the current status and our knowledge, this is done for the following purposes: Advertising (data analysis and placement of personalised advertisements), creation of user profiles and market research. Facebook uses cookies to store and further process the information. Further information on data collection and storage by Facebook can be found in the Facebook privacy policy. You can find the corresponding objection options here: ,
Facebook Inc., the parent company of Facebook Ireland Ltd. is certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and thus promises to comply with European data protection guidelines. Further information can be found here. If you have any questions regarding the storage of your data by Facebook, we recommend that you contact Facebook directly. You can download a copy of your Facebook information directly from your Facebook user profile. More information about this can be found here.

6. Rights of Data Subjects

As a person whose data is processed by us, you have the following rights: right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR) and right to object (Art. 21 GDPR). You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority at any time.


If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer:
Vera Walter
Phone: +49 (0)40 4113 32877