Privacy Policy

Responsible party and contact information

Provider of this website and responsible for processing the personal data of users is the company of the SPIEGEL Group indicated in the imprint, Ericusspitze 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as "We" or “Us”). The data protection officer can be reached at the same postal address as well as via e-mail at

The protection of the personal data of our users is important to us. You can expect us to handle your data sensitively and carefully and to ensure a high level of data security. We comply with the provisions of the BDSG and the TMG as well as the GDPR and the TTDSG. We will only store and use your data to the extent described in this privacy policy. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Personal data transmitted by you

If you provide personal data on our website, we will store and use it solely for the purposes to which you consented when providing the data.

If you contact us via the e-mail address provided on the website, we will store your name and e-mail address. This data is transmitted together with your request by e-mail to the mailboxes of the persons who are responsible for processing the requests.

Please note that communication is usually not particularly encrypted. However, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption for general transmission protection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot usually be read by third parties.

On some of our websites you have the possibility to subscribe to newsletters. Subscribing to newsletters and other notifications is done via the so-called "double opt-in procedure", i.e. the specification of your email address is verified by means of a confirmation email sent to it. A processing of your personal data then takes place with your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

If you have consented, we record your clicks in our newsletters and other notifications with invisible image files, so-called tracking pixels. We analyze the opening and click rates as well as other usage data with our service provider Mailjet. Your e-mail address is stored in a recipient list in order to be able to track the distribution list.

You can unsubscribe from any newsletter or other notification at any time and revoke your consent to the mailing and analysis by clicking on the corresponding link at the end of the respective newsletter or by writing to


Personal data that is collected as a result of your use of the website

In principle, the website can be used without the separate provision of personal data.


Log files

When you visit our website, however, the following data is automatically sent to our server and stored in a log file for 30 days:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the accessed file
  • Website from which the access was made (referrer URL)
  • User agent (usually contains information about the browser used, the operating system of the computer, the manufacturer and the type designation of the mobile device)
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Notice whether the access / retrieval was successful (http status code)

The data and their processing are technically necessary for us to ensure the stability and security of our systems, to be able to detect misuse and provide protection against it (for example, hacking or DDos attack), as well as for error analysis and correction. The data processing is based on our existing legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6, Par. 1, lit. f ofGDPR for the above purposes. We take state-of-the-art protective measures to ensure the security of the data.


Cookies & Identifiers

Some services integrated into our website use cookies and identifiers. These are small (text) files that are stored on your terminal device. Your browser accesses these files and data. Their use allows us to increase the usability and security of our website.

Without your permission, we may only store cookies on your device if they are necessary for the operation of this site. For all other cookies, you as the user have full control over their use. You can manage your consents and settings at any time via the "Cookiebot" tool we use, with the icon at the bottom left of the page. There you will also receive more detailed information about the services used in each case.


Your rights

Art. 15 of GDPR: Right of access by the data subject

You have the right to receive information about what data we process about you.


Art. 16 of GDPR: Right to rectification

If the data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete, you may request that incorrect information be corrected or that incomplete information be completed.


Art. 17 of GDPR: Right to erasure

Under the conditions of Art. 17 of GDPR, you may request the erasure of your personal data. Your right to erasure depends, among other things, on whether the data concerning you is still needed by us to fulfill our legal or contractual duties.


Art. 18 of GDPR: Right to restriction of processing

Under the conditions of Art.18 of GDPR, you may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you.


Art. 21 DSGVO: Right to object

For reasons arising from your particular situation, you may object to the processing of data concerning you at any time.


Art. 7, Par. 3 of GDPR: Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to revoke any consent given for the processing of your personal data at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.