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 process personal data in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations, in particular the DSGVO and the BDSG. We only process data if there is a valid legal basis for doing so.

Customers and interested parties

Therefore, we only use personal data provided directly by you to fulfill your wishes and requirements, i.e., generally to process the contract concluded with you or to respond to your inquiry. If you are already an existing customer or have given us your consent, we also use the data for product-related surveys, invitations to news aktuell events, newsletters and our own marketing purposes.

Job applicants

If you apply for a job with us, we will use your data solely in the context of your application procedure and will delete them afterwards, unless you have expressly consented to us keeping your documents for a longer period of time for possible future use. Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties unless this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract or you have expressly consented to this.

Journalists and Influencers in our Media Directory (zimpel / renteria).

We process and use your data strictly after your prior approval and promptly comply with your requests for changes and removals regarding your contact data and topics. You can find more detailed information at www.newsaktuell.com/en/policy/accreditation/.

Website visitors

When you visit our website, our web servers temporarily store the connection data of the requesting computer, the pages accessed, the date and duration of the visit, the recognition data of the browser and operating system type used and the website from which you are visiting us by default. The temporary storage of this data is based on legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO.

Use of HubSpot

On this website we use the service HubSpot. HubSpot is a software company from the USA with a branch in Ireland. Contact: HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland, Phone: +353 1 5187500 Hubspot is an integrated software solution that we use to cover various aspects of our online marketing. These include: Email Marketing, Social Media Publishing, Landing Pages, Contact Forms and Reporting. The Services enable visitors to our website to learn more about our company, download content, and provide their contact information, for example, as part of an inquiry. They may also be used by us to engage with visitors to our website and to determine which of our company's services are of interest to them. All personal information collected through HubSpot is subject to our Privacy Policy, is stored and processed on HubSpot servers within the EU, and we use it solely for the above purposes. You can find more information about Hubspot's services and privacy policy here.

Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to other third parties unless this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract or you have given your express consent.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. social media and social network profiles and pages

In addition to this website, news aktuell also operates profiles and pages in various social networks and platforms to provide information about our company and our offers and activities and to communicate with customers, interested parties and users. The respective operators of the platforms share your personal data within their corporate groups as well as with other third parties. This may involve the transfer of personal data to the USA and other third countries for which there is no adequacy decision by the EU Commission. In this case, the respective operators will use the standard data protection clauses approved by the EU Commission in accordance with Art. 46 (2) c) DSGVO, unless they can invoke an exceptional circumstance in accordance with Art. 49 (1) DSGVO. Further information can be found in the data protection notices of the operators listed below. Please note that your data may be aggregated across different platforms and services if they are operated by the same operator. For example, both Facebook and Instagram are operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (formerly Facebook Ireland Ltd.) for users outside the US and Canada. Further information can be found in the data protection notices of the respective operators, to which we refer below. Specifically, we operate social media or social network pages with the following providers:

Facebook

For users outside the USA and Canada, Facebook is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Meta Platforms"). news aktuell and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited are jointly liable for the processing of user data for news aktuell's own Facebook pages. Personal data is only processed by news aktuell when you as a user interact with our Facebook pages, e.g. send a message, write a comment or click the "Like" button. The data processing is carried out on the legal basis of your consent according to Art. 6 (1) a) or - if you send us a product or price enquiry, for example - the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) b). You can revoke the granted consent in individual cases at any time by deleting the content or deactivating the respective Like button and/or the Like button of the fan page. Information on how Meta Platforms processes your personal data can be found in the Meta Platforms data policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and at https://de-de.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data. In the data policy you will also find information on the settings options for your Facebook account.

Statistical data / Facebook Insights

news aktuell uses statistical data that is made available to us as the site operator in anonymised form ("Facebook Insights"). news aktuell has no influence on the generation and display of this data and can neither disable this function nor prevent the collection and processing of data. news aktuell can use this statistical data to optimise the posts and activities on the Facebook page for users. For example, we use preferred visiting times for the timing of our posts. For the joint processing of this data, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Meta Platforms, which can be accessed here. In this agreement, Meta Platforms undertakes, among other things, to assume primary responsibility under the GDPR for the processing of Page Insights Data and to comply with all obligations under the GDPR with regard to the processing of Page Insights Data.

Twitter

Twitter is operated by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland ("Twitter International").Twitter's privacy policy can be found at: https://twitter.com/de/privacy. You will also find information on the settings options for your Twitter account. Twitter International uses cookies and similar technology. Twitter International provides information on this in its Cookie Policy https://help.twitter.com/de/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies#. Information on how to manage information held about you can be found at https://help.twitter.com/de/managing-your-account and https://help.twitter.com/de/safety-and-security and at https://twitter.com/settings/account/personalization. We use the Twitter Analytics feature. As part of this function, we receive non-personal information from Twitter International about the interactions with and use of our Twitter presence.We can use Twitter Analytics to carry out an anonymous evaluation of the reach and actions (likes, comments, retweeting of posts) as well as, for example, according to certain characteristics, such as the location data provided by the users in their Twitter profile or in the tweets. In doing so, settings can be made for the evaluation of the reach or corresponding filters can be set with regard to the selection of a time period, the viewing of a specific post as well as the weighting of the characteristics, e.g. the locations and interests of the followers. This information allows us to analyse and optimise the effectiveness of our Twitter activities. This is also our legitimate interest, Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO.

Instagram

For users outside the USA and Canada, Instagram is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (formerly Facebook Ireland Ltd.), 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Meta Platforms").For information on how Meta Platforms processes your personal data, please see the Instagram Privacy Policy at: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and at https://de-de.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data. You can also find information on the settings options for your Instagram account in the privacy policy. Meta Platforms uses cookies and similar technologies. Meta Platforms provides information on this in the Cookie Policy for Instagram https://help.instagram.com/1896641480634370?ref=ig. Information on how to manage the information held about you can be found here: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/. In addition, as part of the operation of our Instagram page, we are jointly responsible with Meta Platforms for the processing of so-called Instagram Insights. With the help of these Instagram Insights, Meta Platforms analyses the behaviour on our Instagram page and provides us with this information in non-personal form. With the help of Instagram Insights, we can carry out an anonymous evaluation of the reach, page views, time spent on (video) posts, actions (likes, comments, sharing of posts) and, for example, by gender and location (as specified by the users in their respective Instagram profiles). In doing so, settings can be made for the evaluation of the reach or corresponding filters can be set with regard to the selection of a time period, the viewing of a specific post as well as demographic groupings (e.g. by age and gender). Meta Platforms provides more information on this here: https://www.facebook.com/help/pages/insights. To this end, we have entered into a joint data protection responsibility agreement with Meta Platforms, which you can view at the following link: https://de-de.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum. Meta Platforms undertakes, inter alia, to assume primary responsibility under the GDPR for the Instagram Insights processing operations and to comply with all obligations under the GDPR with respect to such processing operations. The processing serves our legitimate economic interests in the optimisation and needs-based design of our Instagram page, Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO.

TikTok

TikTok is operated for users in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom under the joint responsibility of TikTok Technology Limited, 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland and TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited, 4 Lindsey Street, Barbican, London, EC1A 9HP, United Kingdom (together "TikTok"). TikTok's privacy policy can be found at https://www.tiktok.com/legal/page/eea/privacy-policy/de-DE. TikTok provides us with so-called TikTok Analytics for our TikTok profile. With the help of this analytics data, TikTok evaluates the behaviour and interactions of users on our TikTok profile and provides us with this information in non-personal form. We can use TikTok Analytics to evaluate and filter the reach, follower development, profile and video views and number of actions (likes, comments, sharing of videos) within selected time periods. In addition, we can also use the analytics data to set individual filters for each of our videos. This allows us to evaluate and filter the number of views, actions (likes, comments, sharing the video), the average duration of views, and the proportion of users who watched the entire video for specific time periods. This also includes information about where users discovered our videos (e.g. on our profile or in the For You feed) and from which region our users come.

LinkedIn

For users residing in the European Economic Area and Switzerland, LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland ("LinkedIn Ireland"). The privacy policy of LinkedIn Ireland can be found here: https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. In it you will also find information on the settings options for your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn Ireland uses cookies and similar technologies. LinkedIn Ireland provides information on this at https://de.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy and in the privacy policy at https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. We use the Page-Insights function. As part of this, we receive non-personal information and analytics from LinkedIn Ireland about the use of our company page or interactions with our posts (e.g. clicks on custom buttons in our posts). With this information, we can analyse and optimise the effectiveness of our LinkedIn activities. For this purpose, LinkedIn Ireland processes in particular data that you have provided to LinkedIn Ireland via the information in your profile. This includes, for example, data on job function, country, industry, professional seniority, company size and employment status. In addition, LinkedIn Ireland will process information about whether you are a follower of our LinkedIn company page. We may filter this information according to the demographic criteria set out above. We are also jointly responsible with LinkedIn Ireland for processing Page Insights data when you visit our LinkedIn company page. To this end, we have entered into a joint processing responsibility agreement with LinkedIn Ireland, which can be viewed here: https://legal.linkedin.com/pages-joint-controller-addendum . LinkedIn Ireland undertakes therein, among other things, to assume primary responsibility under the GDPR for the processing of Page Insights Data and to comply with all obligations under the GDPR with regard to the processing of Page Insights Data. The processing serves our legitimate economic interests in the optimisation and needs-based design of our LinkedIn company page, Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO.

XING

XING is operated by New Work SE, Dammtorstra├če 30, 20354 Hamburg. Information on data protection at XING can be found at https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung. There, XING also provides information on cookies and similar technologies. New Work SE provides us with non-personal information and analyses about the use of our account or interactions with our posts. This information enables us to analyse and optimise the effectiveness of our XING activities. The processing that takes place in this respect is based on our legitimate interests in optimising our XING activities (Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO).

YouTube

YouTube is a service provided to users from the European Economic Area and Switzerland by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google's privacy policy can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de. Please note that your Google account may be used for various Google services (e.g. Gmail, Google Search) and YouTube or Google may combine personal data about the Google services you use according to your Google account settings. Google uses cookies and similar technologies. Google provides information on the use of cookies and similar technologies at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=de. We use the YouTube Analytics function. As part of this function, we receive non-personal and aggregated information from Google about users' interactions with our content provided on YouTube and about the use of our YouTube channel. YouTube Analytics allows us to anonymously evaluate the reach and popularity of YouTube videos among subscribers and non-subscribers to our YouTube channel based on views and playback times of individual YouTube videos. In addition, we can evaluate community posts and audience engagement based on "likes" or "dislikes" and click-through rates. YouTube Analytics allows us to evaluate by target groups (e.g. by age and gender, regions and languages) and compare them with data and online activities outside of our own YouTube channels. This information enables us to analyse and optimise the effectiveness of YouTube activities. The processing carried out in this respect serves our legitimate interests in optimising our YouTube activities, Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO.

5. PR Image Award

news aktuell organises the PR Picture Award. If you wish to submit images yourself for the PR Image Award, we will direct you to the Alpha Awards web application. In order to submit a picture, you must register there personally. In doing so, we process personal data in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations (DSGVO). We will only process data if we have a valid legal basis for doing so (consent). We use the personal data provided by you (name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, IP address) and the other information provided exclusively in connection with the implementation of the PR Image Award, for example to send you information about the PR Image Award. Voting for the PR Image Award is also organised via the Alpha Awards platform. To ensure that voters do not vote several times a day, the IP address is collected and stored for a maximum of 24 hours. No other data processing takes place in connection with voting.

Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.

Further data protection information on technical processing within the Alpha Awards platform/web application can be found at www.alpha-awards.com/datenschutz.

6. rights of data subjects

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

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our privacy advisor:
Vera Walter
Tel: +49 (0)40 4113 32877
Mail: datenschutz@newsaktuell.de