Data Protection Policy
Due to its purposes of business and its projects and associations, The Reach Group GmbH engages extensively in the collection, processing and use of personal data. Personal data is considered to be data relating to personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual natural person ("User") such as his/her true name, address, age, e-mail address, telephone number or specific preferences, etc.
The collection of such data refers to the act of gathering it; the processing of personal data refers to its storage, modification, communication, locking and deletion; use is any utilization of personal data that does not constitute processing.
Personal data is protected by the EU Data Protection Directive and by the national regulations of the member states. The Reach Group GmbH observes these regulations and thus respects the individual's right of personality and his/her right to protection of privacy.
The Reach Group GmbH takes the protection of your personal data seriously. We have compiled the following data protection policy in order to ensure compliance with data protection rules:
In mere advertising contacts with the User (e.g. serving banner impressions on a website), The Reach Group does not collect or process any personal data. Only non-personal data -- such as information on the server via which the user has logged on to the Internet, the browser which is used and whether the user clicks on the ad -- is recorded anonymously. There is no reference to a person.
The Reach Group GmbH also collects and processes personal data by means of various advertising media or websites. The scope and type of data depends on the respective information the user enters by filling out the respective input field and submitting it to The Reach Group.
Insofar as there is a contractual relationship or a relationship resembling a contractual relationship between The Reach Group GmbH and a user (through the subscription to a newsletter, for example), The Reach Group processes and uses data collected from the user as needed to fulfill its obligations to the user to the extent necessary. If The Reach Group GmbH goes beyond the transaction and fulfillment of a contractual relationship or a relationship resembling a contractual relationship in its data collection, processing and use, then it will do so only in cases where it has the express informed consent of the user and only to the extent permitted by this consent. Such purposes for the most part concern marketing and the collected data is used, among other things, for market research, customer acquisition, product information or services development.
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Facebook-Plugins (Like Button)
Our website uses plugins provided by the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins are identifiable by the Facebook logo or the 'Like button' ('Gefällt mir') on our pages. You can find a full list of Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook is thus informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook 'Like button' while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign the visit to our website to your user account. We refer to the fact that, as the website provider, we do not know the content of the data that is transmitted to Facebook or how it is used by Facebook. Further information can be found in the Facebook data privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not wish to allow Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account you should log out of your Facebook user account before accessing our site.
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics
Data Privacy Statement for Use of Google AdSense
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies,” text data that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic to these pages can be evaluated.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons on this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be shared with Google’s contractual partners by Google. However, Google will not combine your IP address with the other data it saves about you. You can also prevent cookies from being installed on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the full functions of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of any personal data collected by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
Data Privacy Statement of the Use of Google +1
You can publish information worldwide with the Google+1 button. The Google +1 button can be used by yourself and other users to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google saves both the information that you have provided for content +1 as well as information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be overlaid as information together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or at other points on websites and in ads on the Internet.
Google records data on your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and for other users. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button you will need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have received other identifying information about you.
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our site. These functions are offered by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94013, USA. The use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function links the websites you visit with your Twitter account and makes this information available to other users. Data is transferred to Twitter in the process. We want to make you aware that we as a provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data or of its use by Twitter. You can find further information about the data privacy declaration of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your data privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Data Privacy Statement for the Use of Xing
The Reach Group GmbH relies on the double opt-in solution: The user, who has given his/her informed consent to the use of his/her data for the stated purposes, confirms this consent in a second step. In this way, The Reach Group ensures that it is this user alone who is entering the data and who is releasing the data for use by The Reach Group GmbH. In this way, The Reach Group GmbH respects the user's right to informational self-determination. The user can withdraw his/her consent or part of it at any time, using the same means by which he/she has given this consent. We will record your consent to data collection and storage or it will be recorded for us by a partner. Upon request, we will be happy to advise you of when and how you gave your consent.
We only collect data we require to allow you to use a certain service or, for example, for those for which you have already given us your consent by having registered. If you prefer not to give your consent, we hope you understand that you will not be able to participate in the respective service.
The Reach Group GmbH also collects, processes and uses personal data on behalf of contractual and cooperation partners (e.g. website operators, advertising customers, agencies) for example for the purpose of generating addresses for subscriptions to a newsletter, product information, orders or similar.
If The Reach Group GmbH collects data on behalf of a third party, then the cooperation partner is clearly identifiable at any time. The user in this case may only assert his/her rights against The Reach Group GmbH's cooperation partner. If The Reach Group collects data on behalf of cooperation partners and processes and uses this data, the cooperation partner is responsible for compliance with the provisions of data protection law. No rights or duties of any kind arise for The Reach Group GmbH in connection with contracts or relationships resembling contracts which the user has concluded with a cooperation partner. Neither can the Reach Group GmbH exert any influence, direct or indirect, over these contracts. In such cases, The Reach Group GmbH is bound by contractual obligations with its cooperation partner.
Of course, The Reach Group GmbH endeavors to work only with those cooperation partners that comply in the same way as The Reach Group GmbH with the principles concerning data protection law set out in this statement, or which at least guarantee the standards applicable by virtue of the EU Data Protection Directive.
Disclosure of Data to Third Parties
The Reach Group GmbH will share the data which is collected and stored with your consent within the scope of contractual agreements with business partners and sponsors insofar as this is in your interest – in the case of a contest, for example. Our business partners and sponsors, of course, are required to comply with data protection laws.
Additionally, any data -- including personal data -- collected by us, our partners, customers or third party service providers will be stored centrally by The Reach Group GmbH and will only be processed or analyzed for the creation of an anonymized profile insofar as we are in possession of your express informed consent.
We would like to explicitly state that we distance ourselves from the content of any site to which links are provided from this or any other page of our Internet presence. We would like to explicitly state that we have no influence over the content of the third party pages. If you encounter violations on a linked third party page of standards of common decency or laws, we will immediately delete the links to these pages upon notification of those violations.
The Reach Group GmbH will not transmit any data to non-EU states without your permission, with the exception of instances where it is expressly permitted by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
Right to Information
You can obtain information about the data we have saved pertaining to you at any time. In order to receive that information, please send a request in writing to:
The Reach Group GmbH
Am Karlsbad 16
or send an e-mail to
The user has the right to receive information regarding the data stored concerning the user and to the deletion and blocking of this data by The Reach Group GmbH or its cooperation partners. These rights must be asserted against The Reach Group GmbH if The Reach Group GmbH has collected, processed and used the user’s data. These rights must be asserted against the cooperation partner if that partner has collected, processed or used the user’s data through The Reach Group GmbH.
Security and Data Protection
The Reach Group GmbH is legally required to take the technical and organizational measures necessary to guarantee the protection of personal data -- to protect this data from unauthorized access or unauthorized processing in particular. All data processing programs and facilities are password protected and operate using up-to-date, state-of-the-art encryption technology.
To the extent that The Reach Group GmbH uses external servers or service providers for the storage of user data or profile information, The Reach Group GmbH will ensure that they are committed to at least the same data protection standard as The Reach Group GmbH itself.
The employees of The Reach Group GmbH are obligated to protect data secrecy and data protection. This obligation includes, among other things, the requirement that employees process and use personal data only to the extent necessary within the scope of a contractual relationship or one resembling a contractual relationship, or insofar as the user has given his/her consent to the use of his/her data for the respective purposes. Any personal data that is no longer needed for the fulfillment of contractual obligations by The Reach Group GmbH, and/or for the processing and use of which The Reach Group GmbH no longer has the user’s consent, will be deleted in a way that excludes the possibility of any abuse.
Right to Object
Furthermore, you have the right at any time to revoke your consent to have your personal data collected or saved by The Reach Group GmbH. In order to exercise that right, please send a written request to:
The Reach Group GmbH
Am Karlsbad 16
You can also send an email to
Your data will be deleted under the following conditions:
* You have no past due payments;
* The Reach Group GmbH does not consider it to be absolutely necessary to store this data in the context of any ongoing legal dispute;
* There is no other legal obligation to retain your data.