Data privacy statement is run by the corporate communications department of Hubert Burda Media Holding Kommanditgesellschaft. 

As the responsible party, we at Hubert Burda Media Holding Kommanditgesellschaft take protecting your data very seriously. We want you to know what data we store and how we use it. Naturally, we strictly adhere to the statutory provisions on data protection, particularly the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

We use personal data only as stipulated in these provisions. Below, we explain how we collect and use your personal data.

This data privacy statement refers to our website When following links to other sites, please read the information provided on these sites regarding the use of your data.

Definition of “personal data”

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), personal data is detailed information about the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person – information that makes a statement of some kind about a person, such as their name, profession, age, etc.

However, this does not apply to information that has been sufficiently anonymised and cannot be readily attributed to a specific person, such as statistics about user behaviour (e.g. anonymised IP addresses).

Collecting, processing and using personal data

You can visit our site without providing information about yourself.

We only store access data without personal references, e.g. the name of your internet service provider, the site from which you came to us, and the name of the requested file, IP address (anonymised), date and time of your visit to our site. This data is evaluated in anonymised form only to improve our service and cannot be traced back to you.

Data collection

When you use or register for one of our personalised or interactive services, for example to subscribe to a newsletter, the responsible party will always ask for your name, address and any other information required. In this case, personal data will be requested that is required for the relevant service. In individual cases, you will be asked to agree to an additional, voluntary declaration of consent.

Scope and purpose of data processing


When you subscribe to a newsletter, your email address will be used for our own advertising purposes and to optimise our services until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Data transfer to third parties

We use the data you provide exclusively to perform and fulfil the service you have requested, unless further use is permitted by law or you have agreed to further declarations of consent. If you do not wish your data to be used for advertising or market/opinion research, you can opt out at any time, for example in writing or by emailing

Social plug-ins

This website may contain plug-ins for the social networks Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, which are operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”), Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, 94103 USA (“Pinterest”), Instagram, 181 South Park; San Francisco, California 51107 (“Instagram”), Twitter Inc.: 539 Bryant St. Suite 402, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (Twitter), YouTube, LLC. 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA (YouTube) and Yahoo! EMEA Limited, 5-7 Point Village, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland (Flickr) and that can be used to share news on the relevant social network with the aid of a button. If you are logged into one of these networks and then call up a page containing such a function, your browser will connect to this social network, and the social network will be able to assign the page visit to your account with the relevant social network. If you do not want this to happen, make sure that you are not logged into any of these social networks when you visit our websites.

Data privacy information







Web analyses

Creating pseudonymous user profiles for web analysis

We use usage data to create pseudonymised user profiles for advertising and market research purposes and to ensure our services meet users’ needs. Usage data includes, in particular, information on the start, end and scope of a customer’s use of our sites and services. You can opt out of this use of your data at any time in writing or by sending an email to Usage profiles are not merged with your personal data.


This website uses Piwik, open-source software for the statistical analysis of user access. Piwik uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user’s computer and used to analyse the way a person uses the website. The information generated by a cookie about the use of this service is stored on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised as soon as it has been processed and before it is stored. To prevent cookies from being installed, choose the relevant setting in your browser software; however, the provider points out that, if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full.

Use of cookies


We use cookies. Cookies are small data records that are generated when a person calls up a website and are stored on the user’s computer. Cookies enable the web server to call up user-specific information that is used to make the website simpler and more convenient for users and to make certain functions possible in the first place.

You can configure your browser to reject cookies in general or to prompt you to confirm acceptance of cookies. If you decide to reject all cookies, you may not be able to use certain website functions. The help option on the menu bar of most web browsers will explain how to stop your browser from accepting new cookies, how your browser can notify you when new cookies are installed, and how to disable all cookies received.

In addition to the cookies already mentioned, which are used for analysis services (“web tracking”), we also use the following cookie categories on our websites:

  • Session cookies:
    These are deleted when the browser is closed, and are valid for one browser session only.
  • Persistent cookies:
    These cookies are permanent (remaining on the computer after the browser session) and store access details, for example.

Objections to data processing and right to information

If you do not wish your data to be used for advertising or market/opinion research, you can opt out at any time, for example in writing or by emailing

Reservation of right

The responsible party reserves the right to modify this data privacy statement at any time in accordance with the legal provisions.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence over the operators of these websites or their compliance with data protection provisions. Please refer to the data privacy statements on the relevant websites.

From time to time, internet developments and amendments to legal provisions may make it necessary to adjust our data privacy statement. To see the latest information on how personal data is used by the responsible party, visit this page.

Data privacy statement, version dated

June 2016