What data do we collect during your visit or through your use of our websites? What ads are served to you? How can you view your data if you are a digital subscriber or registered user? In short, how do we deal with the data that arises from the use of our digital products and services? We aim to answer these and many other questions for you in this data protection declaration.
Current as of: May 28, 2021
The entity responsible for data protection is the SPIEGEL Group company named on each legal notice (Impressum) of the company’s websites. You can contact the data protection officer at email@example.com or by addressing your query by post to DER SPIEGEL, Datenschutz, Ericusspitze 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.
Before we get started: There are two ways of using our products and services. With our "PUR” option, we dispense entirely with ad tracking and also, to the extent possible, with advertising. With this option, we analyze your usage solely for the purpose of tailoring our services to your needs and do not pass usage data on to third parties.
If you wish to continue reading this site for free, however, we finance our offerings with your consent, with further advertising and, in particular, with advertising tracking including data transfer to selected third parties to serve and optimize those ads according to your usage behavior and your presumed interests and needs.
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The legal basis for the few cookies and tracking technologies that are also used in the PUR offer, without the creation of user profiles, exclusively for the essential measure of reach, for a needs-based design of our offerings and for ensuring the security and functionality of our websites (details of these services can be found here) is also the European Cookie or ePrivacy Directive in conjunction with the German Telemedia Act (Sec. 12 et sec. TMG) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Art. 6, Par. 1, lit. a (consent).
If you wish to completely deactivate ad tracking with data transfer to third parties on our websites, then we recommend the "PUR” option. Simply activating the Do Not Track Mode in your browser is not sufficient. Alternatively, you have the choice to "opt out” of all service providers included in our Privacy Center. To do so, you have to use the opt-out function on the websites of the respective service providers.
The deactivated services are not only blocked for our services, but also generally for the end device that you are using. The settings are saved for your device or browser. If you are using more than one browser on more than one device, you must (de-)activate settings on each browser individually, because we are neither able nor permitted to synchronize opt-outs for you. The "PUR” option, on the other hand, is of course usable on all devices with your log-in.