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Newsletter content: We send newsletters, emails, and other electronic notifications containing information for advertising purposes (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the recipient's consent, or legal permission. Provided that the newsletter content is described in concrete terms upon subscription, it is considered a deciding factor for user consent. Furthermore, our newsletter contains information regarding our services, activities, and our company.
Double opt-in and records: Our newsletter subscription process employs the so-called double opt-in method. Based on this method, you will receive an email after requesting the confirmation of your subscription. This confirmation is necessary to prevent third-party email addresses from signing up. Newsletter subscriptions are recorded in order to provide evidence in accordance with the legal provisions. This includes storing the time of subscription and confirmation, as well as the IP address. Changes to your saved data will also be recorded.
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Subscription data: It suffices to provide your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We optionally request that you provide your salutation, title, first name, and last name to personalize the newsletter.
Statistical surveys and analyses: The newsletters contain so-called "web-beacons", i.e. a pixel-sized filed downloaded from the server when the newsletter is opened. During this download, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the download is collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of our services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and your reading behaviour using the download location (determined using the IP address) or download time. Statistical surveys also include whether or not the newsletter is opened, when they were opened, and which links were clicked. This information could be allocated to individual newsletter recipients for technical reasons. However, it is not our goal to monitor individual users. Rather, the purpose of the analysis is to recognize the reading behaviour of our users and to customise or content to their needs or to send varying content that depends on the interests of our users.
The implementation of statistical surveys and analyses, as well as recording the registration behaviour is conducted on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1f) GDPR. It is our goal to use a user-friendly and safe newsletter system that serves our corporate interest, but also meets the users' expectations.
Termination/cancellation: You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, i.e. withdraw your consent. This simultaneously terminates your consent to its receipt, as well as the statistical analysis. Unfortunately, it is not possible to separately cancel dispatch by email marketing service providers or statistical analysis. You can find a link to unsubscribe from the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If users are only subscribed to the newsletter and cancelled this subscription, their personal data are erased.