Data protection

Data protection

The Internet pages at (hereinafter "Website") are an offer of VU Verlagsunion KG (hereinafter also "we", "us"), a company of the Bauer Media Group. Individual functions of our website are connected to the collection, processing or use of personal data in line with data protection law. We attach great importance to the careful, lawful and transparent handling of your data. Use the following privacy policy to learn what types of data are collected and processed for what purpose, and how we can ensure data privacy in accordance with legal requirements. For the use of our website, the version of the privacy policy published on this website applies. Please remain up to date on updates to this Privacy Notice.

Automatically collected log data

Each time you visit our website, the following browser information is automatically logged in the log files of our web server:

– IP address of the requesting computer
– the complete request to our server, incl. request line, http- & identid-username, remote host
– Files and URLs called up on our website
– Website from which the access is requested
– http response code and size
– Date, time, duration of the visit

The collection of this information is necessary to ensure and to optimize the correct operation and functionality of our website, to ensure adequate data security, and to be able to track possible cyber attacks by third parties. The log data is immediately deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for this purpose.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(1)(f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.


Our website uses cookies that can store different data and can help to provide you with additional functions to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. For example, they can be used to allow you to use closed user areas and to enable the storage of individual user settings. We use our own cookies. To integrate special functionalities (e.g., functions of social networks) into our website as well as to display advertisements on our website, our website also uses third-party cookies.

By using our websites, you agree to the use of cookies placed via our websites. More specifically, on the websites linked to these cookies policy, we use the cookies mentioned in the list below. Please note that some websites may not use all of the cookies listed, depending on the functionality.

What cookies do we use?



Used for ad specs for non-Google sites, called "IDE." It is stored in browsers under the domain

IDE = 390 days

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(1)(f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.

Google Analytics

_ga, _gat, _gat_UA- *, _gid

Set to collect information about visitors who use our site. We use this information to generate reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in anonymised form, including the number of website visitors, where the visitors came from, and the pages they visited.
Privacy Information from Google:

_gat, _gat_UA- * = Session
_gid = 24 hours
_ga = 2 years



Are set as soon as a YouTube video is included in our site and/or played. Allows the correct functionality of these YouTube videos.
Privacy information from YouTube/Google:

YSC, remote_sid = session

How can you prevent the use of cookies or delete cookies?

You can prevent cookies from being stored by setting your Internet browser accordingly or by installing browser add-ons, for example by generally deactivating the automatic setting of cookies. We must point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to the full extent.
For individual functions/cookies, you have the option of opting out by clicking on an opt-out link. By clicking on these opt-out links, the previously stored cookies are replaced by a new cookie that deletes the information stored in the previous cookies and prevents the further collection of anonymous information. Please note that the opt-out function is linked to the device and the browser used. If you use multiple devices/browsers, you will need to opt out on each device/browser. Deleting all cookies in your browser will also delete the opt-out cookies, possibly making it necessary to click the opt-out links again.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") on our website. Google Analytics uses cookies that allow you to analyze the use of our website. The information generated by these cookies about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation, which means that your IP address is truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services related to website activity and Internet usage.

You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting of your Internet browser. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of our website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: For more information about Google's data collection and processing, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy, which can be found at

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(1)(f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.

Revocation of your consent to the collection, processing and use of your data

Insofar as you have given consent for the individual functions of our website to the collection, processing and use of your personal data, you have the option of revoking your consent at any time with effect for the future. A revocation must be sent to info(at) Please note that in case of a withdrawal of your consent you may not be able to use the functions concerned.

Right to information, correction, transferability, limitation of processing and deletion

As a user of our website you are entitled to receive information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. Upon request, we will inform you in writing in accordance with applicable law whether and which personal data about you are stored with us. In addition, users of our website have a right to correction, transferability, blocking and deletion of their personal data in accordance with statutory provisions. If you have such a request, please contact

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change the contents of this Privacy Notice from time to time to reflect these technical changes on our website or the applicable legal requirements. If any change is made to the privacy policy, we will make the latest version available to you on this page.
If you have any questions about data processing on our website or are concerned about inadmissible data processing, you are welcome to contact our data protection officer at or a data protection supervisory authority at any time.

As of: May 23, 2018