Your trust in the manner in which we handle your data is one of the important prerequisites for the success of our online service. This is why data privacy has top priority at ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH. The collection, processing (encompasses storing, changing, transmitting, blocking and deleting) and utilisation of your data occurs exclusively under compliance with the valid legal provisions on data privacy.
*1. The collection, processing and utilisation of personal data *
Personal data is information about the identity of a person, such as their name, address, date of birth or email address, for example.
1.1. In the course of the general utilisation of our online service, we will never collect, process and/or use your personal data when you are using our online services.
1.2. But in the course of using services, we will gather any personal data that you voluntarily share with us. We will process and utilise this data only to the extent to which it is required for performing the relevant services.
In the following section, you will see some cases in which we have collected, processed and utilised personal data:
Utilisation of the ProSiebenSat.1 Licensing GmbH online service always excludes the collection, processing and/or utilisation of personal data.
• Ordering offers/information (e.g. via newsletter)
On our website we give you the option of allowing us to inform you of interesting offers and news via a variety of channels (email, telephone and/or text message/MMS). If you have put your email address on the mailing list of one of our newsletters, for example, you will regularly receive the newsletter you ordered in your inbox.
Where applicable, when registering for a newsletter you also have the opportunity to enter additional personal information if you want to receive a birthday surprise, for example. We will process and utilise the data you have entered for this type of purpose. If you are no longer interested in receiving certain information or offers in future or you prefer not to receive the information/offers via a certain channel, please inform us by sending an email to: Licensing@ProSiebenSat1.com. We will immediately take the required action. You can also contact the address above if you would like to revoke your permission to collect, process and utilise your data for the future. In this case, we will immediately delete all of your data that we have stored. Please take into consideration that due to technical or organisational reasons, an overlap between your revocation and the utilisation of your data as part of an ongoing campaign may occur.
• Personalised services
If you take advantage of services that require you to register, we will collect, process and utilise the data the services require to make the services available to you.
2. The collection, processing and utilisation of usage data
Usage data is data that you do not actively provide us but instead may be passively collected while you navigate a website, for example. When you are visiting our online service, we save the domain name or IP address of the computer requesting access, the client data request (data name and URL), the http answer code, the Internet site you are visiting from and the date and duration of your visit for a period of four (4) business days. We store your data in order to investigate disruptions to or abuse of our online service and our telecommunications services/equipment to the extent required to create further connections and/or generate invoices. We will not analyse your usage data to create a personal user profile for you unless you have expressly agreed to this. In the event of disruption or abuse, we reserve the right to inform the law enforcement authorities. We will not utilise your usage data for any other purpose or forward it to third parties.
3. The utilisation of cookies
• What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that the relevant server transmits during a visit to a website. It is cached on the respective user’s hard drive. If the relevant server is contacted again, the user’s browser transmits the cookie it has received back to the server. The server has a number of options for analysing the information it receives in this way.
When users visit one of our web pages, cookies are transmitted to their browsers and saved on the hard drive of their computer. Cookies make our online service more user friendly, more effective and more secure. As cookies do not contain any personal data or personal information about you, we are not able to identify you based on the information in the cookies. The information a cookie contains is only used for the purpose of creating statistics on how people use our online service. The statistics allow us to adapt our online service to your requirements as optimally as possible and make it as convenient as possible for you to surf our online services.
• How do third parties set cookies and Web beacons on our online services?
The (shortened) IP address will not be combined with other data from Google. In addition to the browser preferences listed in section 3: ‘Utilisation of cookies – How can cookies be removed?’, you can prevent Google from processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
Our online service uses Google AdSense, a Google Inc., USA (‘Google’) Web service, via the context-dependent advertisements (ads) of third-party vendors based on the search terms in search engines or keywords in the website content that are contained within our online services. For this reason, we would like to point out that Google drops and reads out cookies on your browser as part of these ads and may also use Web beacons (small, invisible graphic files) to collect information. The information generated by the cookies and/or Web beacons is forwarded to a Google server in the U.S.A. and processed there. The use of DoubleClick DART cookies allows Google to use the information from your visits to our online services and other websites to target specific ads using the frequency-capping process. This guarantees that you are exposed to the ads with a fixed frequency based on standardised criteria. You can opt out of receiving DoubleClick DART cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page. Go to the Google Policies page and click on ‘Advertising’ in the ‘Privacy’ category and follow the instructions there for controlling advertising cookies.
• How can I remove the cookies?
If you do not want to benefit from our cookies or those set by third-party vendors, you can use our online services without cookies. Every browser can be set to reject cookies in general. You can also delete cookies that have been set at any time. If you want to deny cookies, please follow these notes on ‘Denying cookies’. If you do not accept any cookies, this may lead to the functional impairment of the website in isolated cases. Please note that when you delete the existing cookies in your browser, you are also deleting the settings relevant to the way we or third-party vendors process your information. If you delete the cookies that are saved in your browser, remember to reset your preferences so that your information can be processed by us or third-party vendors.
4. Usage-based online advertising
The advertising in this online service is optimised to serve you based on your projected interests by means of the anonymous gathering and processing of your usage behaviour. As a content provider and subsidiary of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group and the companies connected to ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH as per §§ 15 et al. of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG), ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH (the operator of this online service) is the party responsible. To accomplish this, on our behalf third party companies set cookies (learn more in section 3: ‘Utilisation of cookies – What are cookies?’) on your computer to record your usage data. Usage data is the data that may be passively collected while you navigate the pages of this website, for example. Any IP addresses that are recorded are anonymised to eliminate any way of identifying you personally.
5. Forwarding your data
We will not forward your data to our partners or other third parties unless
• this is necessary in order to make the services available, process them or invoice you, in which case we will send your data to our agents for the respective purpose;
• you have provided us with your express approval, or
• we are obligated to submit this data, due to an order from the court or other authorities.
6. Changing your data
We make an effort to store your personal data correctly. You can change your data in the Profile area of the respective service (i.e. update, correct and/or supplement it) or delete it at any time. To protect your privacy and your security, we will verify your identity before you can change your data. If you are unable to change the data in your profile area or you do not have a profile area, please contact us at the following email address: Licensing@ProSiebenSat1.com
7. Revocation option
If you are no longer interested in receiving certain information or offers in future or you do not want to receive the information/offers via a certain channel, please inform us of this by sending an email to us at Licensing@ProSiebenSat1.com. We will immediately take the required action. You can also contact the address above if you would like to revoke your permission to collect, process and utilise your data for the future. In this case, we will immediately delete all of your data that we have stored. Please take into consideration that due to technical or organisational reasons, an overlap between your revocation and the utilisation of your data as part of an ongoing campaign may occur.
8. Information on the use of social plug-ins
We use the social plug-in of the www.facebook.com social network (‘plug-in’) operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S.California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, U.S.A. (Facebook) on some of our websites. The websites in our online service that contain a plug-in are labelled with a clearly visible Facebook logo (e.g. a white f on a blue square or a thumbs-up icon) or the tag ‘Facebook social plug-in’.
When you open a website that contains this type of plug-in, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers and Facebook transmits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser.
9. Liability disclaimer for partners’ websites
On our pages, we have links to various partners that have their own websites and online services. As a rule, they have their own data privacy policies. We do not assume any liability for these policies, which have nothing to do with us. Please visit them for information about their respective data privacy policies.
10. Data security
We feel it is our duty to maintain your data security. To prevent unauthorised access or unauthorised disclosure, to guarantee the correctness of the data and to safeguard the authorised utilisation of the data, we have set up relevant technical and organisational processes to safeguard and protect the data that we gather online. However, we cannot assume any responsibility or liability for the disclosure of your data caused by errors in data transfer and/or unauthorised third-party access.
We would be happy to receive information and suggestions on data protection and privacy – please contact us at the following email address: Licensing@ProSiebenSat1.com
The part of a URL (address) that follows the “http://www. or ’http://” and ends with
a “/”. In the URL http://www.ProSiebenSat1Licensing, “ProSiebenSat1Licensing” is the domain or domain name and “com” is the top-level domain.
The term “client” is used to designate a network computer (workstation computer) that uses the network resources (data, programs, etc.) provided by a corresponding server or a program that uses the services of another program.
A cookie is a small text file that Internet servers transmit during a visit to a website. It is cached on the respective user’s hard drive. If the relevant server is contacted again, the user’s browser transmits the cookie it has received back to the server. The server has a number of options for analysing the information it receives in this way. Cookies can be used to control ad insertions or make it easier to navigate around a website, for example.
Correct at: May 2012