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We are pleased that you are visiting our websites and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our websites. The protection of your privacy when using our websites is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information. This information fulfils our duty to provide information in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR for all processing carried out on the websites
(hereinafter: "the website" or "the websites").
To withdraw your consent you can reach our consent center with a click on the icon “C” in the left lower corner of the screen.
This data protection declaration can be called up, printed out or downloaded permanently and at any time at the web address www.degruyter.com/page/privacy-policy.
Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Genthiner Straße 13
D-10785 Berlin / Germany
Tel: +49 30 260 05-0
Fax: +49 30 260 05-251
Data Protection Officer:
We offer the following functions on our websites:
Personal data is only collected on this website to the technically necessary extent. During a mere visit to our website, no data is collected that could identify you directly. To establish and maintain the connection, de Gruyter automatically collects and stores only the following server log files that your browser transmits to us:
The collection of the IP address is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you our website and service.
You can contact us, for example by email. In this case, we will process the personal data provided by you, primarily your email address, name and message, in order to process your enquiry. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, whereby our legitimate interest lies in the purpose described. After processing your inquiery, we will delete your data immediately, unless it is necessary to keep your email for other reasons.
Where we provide you with a contact form to contact us, the following applies: All data to be provided when using the contact forms is mandatory. These data will only be processed to handle your request. This processing is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to provide you with a fast and effective way to contact us. After your request has been processed your data will be deleted immediately.
We give you the opportunity to contact us or recipients of your wishes at various locations on our website. For this we partly use the online solution Formstack (https://www.formstack.com, Formstack LLC, 11671 Lantern Rd #300, Fishers, IN 46038, USA). Formstack transmits your entered data to us or your desired recipient. Formstack acts as our data processor on our behalf. Formstack will process the data in the USA. To ensure an adequate level of protection, we have concluded EU standard data protection clauses with Formstack. You can obtain a copy on request at email@example.com. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.. It is in our legitimate interest to process your request as requested. After processing, we will immediately delete the data available to us.
We offer you the opportunity to register with us and create a user account. To register, we will ask you to provide us with the following data: Name, first name, , e-mail address and a password. We use this data for the provision of your user account and its respective functions (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR). The data is processed for this purpose for as long as you maintain the user account and then deleted.
We also offer an online shop. To use it, a registration with us is required. If you place an order we will ask you for additional information (e.g. address). When you use the shop, we process your personal data to enable you to place orders and to process and fulfil the orders (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR).
We use different payment service providers. If payment is made via ingenico, the payment data will be collected by de Gruyter and forwarded directly to the payment service provider involved, Ingenico Group S.A., 28/32 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015 Paris, France. For more information on the data protection regulations applicable there, please visit https://www.ingenico.com/privacy-policy. When paying by credit card, you can use the Payone system from PAYONE GmbH, Lyoner Straße 9, 60528 Frankfurt am Main which is certified according to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Your credit card data is collected and processed directly by PAYONE and not stored by us. Please find more information under: www.payone.com/dsgvo.
The legal basis for such processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. We store your registration data for as long as you keep a user account with us. We will then keep this data for a further 4 years and 6 months, in the event that further legal claims arise from this relationship.
If you have placed an order via the online shop, we will also store this data until you cancel the user account. After that, we keep the data contained in the invoices for a further 11 years and 6 months, as we are obliged to fulfil our statutory storage obligation pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR in conjunction with § 147 AO and § 257 HGB.
As a member, you can also leave comments on the individual products in the shop area. These are only visible to the other registered users. You can decide for each comment whether you want to publish it under its clear name or an alias. No user data other than the chosen name will be made public.
The legal basis for such processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to offer you a convenient evaluation function. Your data will be stored and made publicly accessible as long as the product is sold in the shop and subsequently deleted.
We offer you the possibility to subscribe to online content, such as the Pschyrembel and the Staudinger for certain periods of time. This can be done either via our online shop or in certain cases, such as a test account or if you acquire a student account, via a separate website. Regardless of how you order, we need your name, address and e-mail address. Additional data such as training status, educational institution or matriculation information may also be required, depending on the reference option.
The data required for the acquisition or use of the online content will only be used for the provision of the online content. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
We store this information for the duration of your subscription. Thereafter, we will hold them for another 4 years and 6 months, in the event that further legal claims arise from this relationship. The data contained in invoices is retained for a further 11 years and 6 months, as we are obliged to fulfil our statutory storage obligation pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR in conjunction with § 147 AO and § 257 HGB.
We use external service providers for technical implementation. Your data will be transmitted to these service providers.
If you would like to receive the newsletter or e-mail alerts, you must already be registered. We will then use the e-mail address you have already provided to verify your newsletter subscription and then to send the notification you have ordered. Further data will not be collected. You can revoke your consent to the use of the e-mail address for sending the newsletter at any time by clicking on the corresponding link at the end of the respective newsletter.
The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 95 GDPR and § 7 para. 2 no. 3 UWG. We process your data for this function until you revoke your consent.
We use so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after you end your browser session, and cookies that are only deleted automatically after a certain storage period has been reached. The length of this period in individual cases can be displayed in your browser.
The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, where the storage of the cookies as well as the associated processing is necessary for the provision of the sites and services requested by you. Our legitimate interest lies in the respective purposes for which the cookies are stored. These are cookies and technologies that are necessary to enable the core functionality of the website.
In all other cases, we store cookies and use similar technologies only with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR, which you can revoke at any time with future effect, e.g. by deleting the cookies in your browser and by making changes to the data protection settings in the
Consent Center in the left lower corner of the screen.
You can also activate the Do Not Track function in your browser, which will tell us then that you do not wish to allow tracking and analytics services.
For further information on the names and function duration of the cookies and the other technologies as well as the respective further options to withdraw your consent, please refer to our data protection settings in the Consent Center.
You can withdraw your consent at any time in our Consent Center in the left lower corner. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:
The data held by Google Analytics will be deleted within 26 months.
Google Analytics uses the following Cookies: "_ga", "_ga0C5LEN255K", "_gid", "_gat_UA-146227136-2"
The data processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a) GDPR, as the user have given his consent. The data will be stored as long as it is required for the purposes mentioned above or as long as you uphold your consent.
Hotjar uses the following Cookies: "_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress", "_hjid", "_hjIncludedInPageviewSample", "_hjIncludedInSessionSample", "_hjTLDTest", "PLAY_SESSION", "_hjFirstSeen"
We use so-called web fonts for the correct display of fonts on our site. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to the provider's servers, whereby your IP address is transmitted to the provider. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
The use of web fonts is in the interest of a uniform, high-performance and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Internally, the departments responsible for processing the respective task have access to personal data. External data transfers take place in addition to those mentioned under II. and III. above all to external service providers, which we use, as far as we cannot provide services or cannot provide them sensibly ourselves. These are primarily IT and communication service providers.
The basic data protection regulation guarantees you certain rights which you can assert against us - insofar as the legal requirements are met.
If you have given us your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. All data processing that we have carried out up to your revocation remains legal in this case. For this purpose you can send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have no contractual or legal obligation to provide us with personal data. However, we will not be able to offer you our services without the information you provide.
We do not use automated decision making that has legal effects on you or affects you.
VIII. Data Security
The transmission of payment data to the payment service provider is encrypted using a 256-bit RSA TLS protocol. By entering the domain as https, the user can effect the encrypted transmission of other personal data to de Gruyter.
Status: March 2021