Privacy

1. General part

1.1 Information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following we inform you in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”) about the collection of personal data when using our digital offers. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, for example name, address, email addresses, user behavior.

(3) All personal data are generally collected from you. If you order a gift or reader-refer-reader subscription, your personal data will be collected from third parties (donors or intermediaries).

(4) When you contact us by e-mail or using a contact form, we will save the data you provide (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number). We delete the data that arises in this context after it is no longer required to store it, or we restrict processing if there are statutory retention requirements.

(5) For individual functions of our offer, we use contracted service providers such as customer service centers, delivery companies, lettershops, accounting, hosting service providers or advertising agencies. If we use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you here in detail about the respective processes.

(6) All of the information below relates to the use of our digital offers and applications, which can be accessed via PC, smartphones, tablets and all other internet-enabled, mobile or stationary end devices.

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1.2 your rights

You have the right to information about the processing of your data, the right to correct or delete your data, the right to restrict the processing of your data, the right to object to the processing of your data, the right to data portability, the right to the person responsible to withdraw your consent and the right to lodge a complaint (with the responsible data protection supervisory authority).

1.3 Other functions and offers

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our digital offers, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you usually have to provide additional personal data that we use to provide the respective service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly.

(3) Furthermore, we can pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer participation in campaigns, competitions, contracts or similar services together with partners. You will receive more information on this when you provide your personal data or in the description of the offer.

(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this fact in the description of the offer.

1.4 Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time. Such a revocation affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have given it to us.

(2) If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you can object to the processing. This is the case, in particular, if the processing is not necessary to fulfill a contract with you. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection, on the basis of which we will continue processing.

2. Special part

2.1 Collection of personal data when using our digital offers for informational purposes

If you only use our digital offers for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect your IP address as personal data, which your browser transmits to our server. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) lit.f GDPR. If you would like to view our digital offers, we also collect technical data that are required for the website to be displayed. These can be different – depending on the browser. For more information, please contact the respective browser provider.

2.1.1 Use of cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your device when you use our digital services. We distinguish between technically required cookies, which cannot be deselected, and cookies, which are only set with your consent.

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

– Transient cookies (see b)

– Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This means that your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

d) In addition to so-called “first-party cookies”, “third-party cookies” are also used, which are offered by other providers. In this data protection declaration, we inform you about the use of “third-party cookies” and about cooperation with external service providers who provide services such as web tracking or range measurement for us.

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2.1.2 Use of a blog and comment function

You can make public comments on our contributions. These are published on the post with your user name. We recommend using a pseudonym instead of your real name. The specification of a user name and email address is required, all further information is voluntary. If you leave a comment, your IP address will also be saved. This is necessary in order to defend ourselves against claims by third parties and to comply with legitimate inquiries from investigative authorities in the event of criminal prosecution. The comments are usually not checked before they are published. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to by third parties as unlawful or if they violate our netiquette.

2.1.3 Use of “Coral Talk” by Mozilla Foundation

(1) The comment function “Coral Talk” is integrated in some online services. This “open source tool” was developed by the Mozilla Foundation, Washington Post and the New York Times.

(2) If you call up one of our websites that contains the comment function “Coral Talk”, all data will be hosted by us. This means that the Mozilla Foundation has no access to our data. All data that is created on futurezone.de remains with futurezone.de and is not forwarded to the Mozilla Foundation. Accordingly, we have all the data generated by the comment tool. We do not use the comments for any other purpose.

(4) If you leave a comment on an article, we will record your name, your email address and your comment. We use this information for:

– Publish, show and maintain your comment.

– Transmission of technical information, updates, security warnings and policy changes to your e-mail address.

– To build an understanding of how our users interact with our content and help us to improve the content.

– Prevent and combat fraud, breach of policies or conditions, and threats or harm.

Note that any information you provide in comments can be seen, collected, and used by the public.

2.1.4 Integration of bit.ly

(1) Furthermore, in parts of our online offer, we use a service from Bitly, 139 5th Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10010 (USA). Bit.ly offers short links for sharing on social networks. You can find an opt-out option for cookie tracking on the bit.ly website and prevent data collection by logging out under the following link: https://bitly.com/pages/privacy

2.1.5 Use of a blog and comment function

You can make public comments on our contributions. These are published on the post with your user name. We recommend using a pseudonym instead of your real name. The specification of a user name and email address is required, all further information is voluntary. If you leave a comment, your IP address will also be saved. This is necessary in order to defend ourselves against claims by third parties and to comply with legitimate inquiries from investigative authorities in the event of criminal prosecution. The comments are usually not checked before they are published. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to by third parties as unlawful or if they violate our netiquette.

2.2 Use with registration

(1) Parts of our digital offers can only be used if you register by entering your email address, a password of your choice and a user name of your choice. There is no compulsory real name, pseudonymous use is possible. We use the double opt-in procedure for registration, ie your registration is only complete after your email address has been confirmed. The provision of the aforementioned data is mandatory; you can provide all further information voluntarily by using our portal.

(2) If you have registered as part of the use of digital community service pages, your data can be made available to other participants in these service pages. Unregistered members will not receive any information about you. Your username and, if applicable, photo are visible to all registered members, regardless of whether you have approved them. In contrast, your entire profile with the data you have released is visible to all members who you have confirmed as personal contact. If you make content available to your personal contacts that you do not send in a private message, this content can be viewed by third parties, provided your personal contact has given permission. As far as you post contributions in public groups,

(3) We use a central single sign-on system (SSO) for our digital offers, which is provided by evolver media  It serves as the central system for user registration and authentication.

2.2.1 Using the piano

(1) If you take out a digital subscription with us, your personal data will be processed by our service provider Piano Software Inc., One World Trade Center Suite 46D, New York, NY 10007 (“Piano”). For the cooperation with Piano, the so-called EU standard contractual clauses have also been signed, with which the transfer of personal data to processors in third countries is contractually regulated.

(2) The software from Piano controls “digital reading rights”, which were acquired through a paid subscription.

(3) You can find the data protection declaration of Piano Software Inc. here: https://piano.io/privacy-policy/ https://piano.io/privacy-policy/

2.2.2 Use of our forum

(1) Our forum can be read without having to register. If you would like to actively participate in the forum, you must register by entering your e-mail address, a password of your choice and your freely selectable user name. There is no compulsory real name, pseudonymous use is possible. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration, ie your registration is only complete if you have previously confirmed your registration via a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein.

(2) When you register for a forum account, we save all information you enter in the forum, i.e. public posts, wall entries, friendships, private messages, etc., in addition to your login data, in order to operate the forum. The legal basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter f of the GDPR.

(3) If you delete your account, your public statements, in particular contributions to the forum, remain visible to all readers, but your account can no longer be accessed and is marked with “[Guest]” in the forum. All other data will be deleted. [Optional: If you want your public contributions to be deleted as well, please contact the person responsible using the contact details given above.]

2.3. Sweepstakes

If you take part in competitions in our online offer, the data you enter will only be used for carrying out the competition and will not be stored permanently after that. If third parties are involved in the implementation of the competition, this is noted in the competition with separate conditions of participation (TNB) and a note. A transfer of data to the parties involved in the implementation takes place only with your express prior consent within the scope of the scope defined in the TNB.

2.4 E-Mail-Newsletter

(1) Many of our digital offers offer the option of subscribing to e-mail newsletters in which we inform you about our editorial content and current interesting offers. We may also place advertisements from our advertising partners in our newsletters. This is not interest-based advertising from third-party networks, but only advertisements marketed directly by us. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR, whereby our legitimate interest is the economic operation of our digital offer.

(2) We use the double opt-in procedure to register for our e-mail newsletters. This means that your registration is only complete after you have confirmed your email address.

(3) The only mandatory information for sending an e-mail newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further, separately marked data is voluntary and is used in order to be able to address you personally. After your confirmation, we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the e-mail newsletter.

(4) Mandatory information for sending an e-mail newsletter for the customer benefit programs is your e-mail address, title, first name, surname and your customer number – if you do not have your customer number at hand, we need your postal address to help you as a customer to be able to identify. The provision of further, separately marked data is voluntary and is used in order to be able to address you personally. After your confirmation, we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the e-mail newsletter. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

(5) You can object to the sending of the e-mail newsletter at any time. You will find a link to unsubscribe in every newsletter.

(6) Our newsletters can contain so-called “tracking pixels”, these are pixel-sized files that are retrieved from our server or the server of a service provider when the newsletter is opened. These tracking pixels do not contain any personal data and are only used for statistical purposes as to whether and which links contained in the newsletters are clicked. This information cannot be assigned to individual newsletter recipients.

2.4.1 Use of CleverReach

(1) We use the CleverReach email tool to send our newsletter. For this purpose, your data will also be processed by CleverReach. The tool also offers options for evaluating how the newsletters are opened and used. Your data will not be passed on to other third parties to receive our newsletter.

2.4.2 Use of Selligent

(1) Use parts of our offer to send our newsletter Selligent Marketing Cloud is a platform for marketing automation that enables B2C brands to achieve effective customer engagement across all important channels. The platform was specially developed for relationship marketing and is the only marketing cloud with a uniform code base. Selligent combines Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a Customer Data Platform (CDP) based on a universal user profile that forms the basis of every brand interaction.

(2) This service is provided by our partner Selligent:

You can find more information on Selligent’s data protection at:

(3) Selligent’s Privacy Policy explains practices relating to “Personal Information” that Selligent collects for its own business purposes. Personal data is information that can be used to identify, locate or contact you. Personal information also includes other information that may be linked to your personal information. Selligent may collect personal information, including the following:

(a) Contact information that enables us to communicate with you, such as: B. Your name, username, postal address, telephone numbers, email address or other addresses that we can use to send you messages;

(b) relationship information that helps us do business with you, e.g. B. The types of products and services that may interest you, information about your business size, geographic locations, creditworthiness, and demographics; and

(c) transactional information about how you interact with Selligent, including purchases, inquiries, customer account information, support services and information about how customers use the services.

(3) If our customers collect personal data from you and transmit it to us for processing or request that we process this personal data on their behalf in accordance with our agreement with them, this information is considered “customer data”. Customer data includes, without limitation, names, preferences and other information that is made available to Selligent by the customer, at the customer acceptance point or through acquisition by third parties. Customer data are exclusively subject to section III (customer data) of the Selligent data protection guideline.

2.5 Push notifications

2.5.1 Use of CleverPush

(1) CleverPush is a push notification service. This is used by us to send users of our offer push notifications about new articles in selected subject areas.

(2) This service is provided by our partner CleverPush: Just Viral GmbH & Co. KG, Reinholdstraße 5, 21073 Hamburg. You can find Cleverpush’s data protection declaration here: https://cleverpush.com/en/privacy

(3) CleverPush does not collect any user data such as IP addresses or the like, which can provide direct conclusions about the respective user. When registering in the notification mailing list, only a type of identifier, which varies from browser to browser, is sent to our server. This identifier is assigned by the browser manufacturers (Google, Mozilla, Apple etc.) and enables us to send notifications to the respective browser.

(4) Click here for the CleverPush FAQ

(5) You can use the following links to deactivate push notifications from CleverPush on your mobile device or PC:

Please make sure to execute the respective link on the exact end device and in the exact browser with which you receive the unwanted push messages.

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