Privacy policy

Area of application

This privacy policy informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider within the meaning of the EU GDPR:

ThiemeBieg & Associates GmbH, Fischertwiete 2a, 20095 Hamburg, represented by the managing directors Torsten Thieme and Patrick Bieg.

Mail: contact(at)

on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “Offer”).

Personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.

But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.

What personal data do we collect and why we collect it

When visitors post comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form and the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymized string can be created from your email address (also called a hash) and passed to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.

Contact forms

When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you post another comment, you don’t have to enter all that data again. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

We will set up some cookies to store your login information and viewing options when you sign up. Login cookies expire after two days, and display options cookies expire after one year. Login cookies expire after two days, and display options cookies expire after one year. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only points to the post ID of the article you just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analysis services

Social Media Plugins

The provider uses this website based on Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO uses social plugins from Facebook and Twitter’s social networks to make its online presence better known. The underlying promotional purpose is to be considered a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. Responsibility for data protection-compliant operation is to be ensured by their respective providers.


This offer uses website elements (, such as buttons or embedded content of the service Twitter, offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. With the help of the website elements, it is possible, for example, to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter. Individual tweets, in particular, can be integrated into the website as further content.

When a user calls up a web page of this website that contains such a website element, his browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Twitter. The content of the website element is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. Therefore, the provider does not influence the scope of the data that Twitter collects with the help of the website elements and informs users according to its level of knowledge. According to this, only the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective web page are transmitted when the button is used, but not for any other purpose than displaying the web page element.
For more information, see Twitter’s privacy policy at


The offer uses plugins of the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When the user visits pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed which page of the offer you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of my online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO dar.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at:

How long do we store your data?

If you write a comment, it will be stored, including metadata, for an unlimited time. This way, we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

We also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles for users who register on our website. All users can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.

What rights do you have to your data?

If you have an account on this site or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain due to administrative, legal or security needs.

Where we send your data

An automated service could examine visitor comments for spam detection.

Your rights

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right to receive information about the personal data stored about him upon request and free of charge. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, provided that this does not conflict with any legal obligation to retain data.

Measurement of access numbers

Cookies and messages about access numbers

We use “session cookies” from VG Wort, Munich, to measure text access to record the copy probability. Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the RAM of the visitor’s computer. A randomly generated unique identification number is stored in a session cookie, a so-called session ID. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data. Kantar Deutschland GmbH carries out these measurements according to the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to determine the copying probability of individual texts for the remuneration of legal claims of authors and publishers. We do not collect any personal data via cookies.

Many of our pages are provided with JavaScript calls, via which we report the accesses to the Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort). We thus enable our authors to participate in the distributions of VG Wort, which is the statutory remuneration for the uses of copyrighted works according to the German Copyright Act. § 53 UrhG.

It is also possible to use our offers without cookies. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.

Privacy policy for the use of the Scalable Centralized Measurement System

Our website and our mobile website use the “Scalable Central Measurement Method” (SZM) of Kantar Deutschland GmbH to determine statistical parameters for determining the copy probability of texts.

Anonymous measured values are collected in the process. The access count measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser to recognize computer systems. IP addresses are only processed in anonymized form.

The procedure was developed in compliance with data protection. The sole aim of the method is to determine the copy probability of individual texts.

At no time are individual users identified? Your identity always remains protected. You will not receive any advertising through the system.