We thank you for visiting our website (hereinafter referred to as “Website”) and using our Apps (hereinafter referred to as “Apps”).

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We collect and use your personal data only if we are entitled to do so based on a statutory provision or based on your given consent. In this Data Protection Declaration we provide you with information concerning the processing of personal data during a visit to and whilst using our Website and our Apps.
  1. Definition of Important Terms
    "Personal data" in the sense of this data protection declaration is all information that relates to a specific or identifiable natural person, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address (see more details Article 4, No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter referred to as “GDPR").

    Processing” of personal data means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  2. The name and contact data of the Data Protection Officer.
    Data Protection Officer as related to the GDPR is

    United Kiosk AG
    CAS-Weg 1-5
    76131 Karlsruhe

    Telephone +49(0)721-9638-418
    Telefax +49(0)721-9638-3482

    (Hereinafter referred to as “we”).

    Our Data Protection Officer is

    Mr. Michael Oehler
    Office Karlsruhe-West
    Stiller Winkel 4
    76187 Karlsruhe

    Phone +49(0)721-53158-79
    Telefax +49(0)721-53158-80
  3. Legal Basis for the Collection and Use of Data
    1. The GDPR provides different legal bases for the processing of personal data, which may also be relevant when using our Website and our Apps.
    2. The admissibility of the data usage on the basis of given consent results from Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. a und Art. 7 GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of contracts is Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. b GDPR. Should we process personal data due to a legal obligation, this is permitted according to Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. c GDPR. If we process data in order to safeguard our company’s legitimate interests or those of third parties and which do not conflict with the overriding interests of data subjects, this is permitted according to Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR.
    3. Below, we refer to the respective legal basis for the individual uses.
  4. Visiting Our Website
    1. Data collected

      If you visit our website only to inquire about the content, we temporarily collect and, in certain circumstances, save the below specified personal information transmitted by your browser to our server:

      – IP address
      – Date and time of request
      - Execution duration of request
      – Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
      – Content of the request (specific page)
      – Access Status/HTTP status code
      – Respective volume of data transferred
      – The website making the request
      – Browser
      – Operating system and device
      – Language and version of browser software

      This information is technically required to help you view the site, and to ensure stability and security, in particular to detect and prevent attacks or abusive views. Except as otherwise described in this data privacy statement we delete the log files containing this information after seven days.
    2. Using Cookies

      When visiting our website, so-called cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using, and by which sets the cookie that transmits certain information to us. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve to make our web offer more user-friendly and effective.

      You can configure your browser settings according to your needs and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using all the features of our website.

      More information about the cookies currently implemented can be found here.
    3. Legal Basis

      The legal basis for the aforementioned processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR. (Preservation of legitimate interests, unless the interests of the data subject prevail).
  5. Orders and Registration; Customer Inquiries
    1. Orders sent to us

      If you order products from us via our Website’s online shop or via our Apps, we will store and use your information as required in the respective order form for the processing of your order, and the conclusion as well as the fulfillment of the contract and the settlement of any contractual claims or obligations In addition to the e-mail address required for ordering digital content (epaper or eSubscriptions), you may also voluntarily provide your name and salutation, which will then be used only for a personalized response. For ordering digital content, please also refer to the note below in Para. (4) of this Number 5.

      For fiscally correct invoicing, we also gather and use information concerning whether you are placing your order as a consumer or as a company and where your domicile respectively general residence is located; relevant information includes, e.g., your VAT ID number and your IP address.

      At the time of ordering and depending on your selected type of payment, you will be forwarded to a special website operated by the respective provider of the selected payment systems. There and for the purpose of payment, the required payment data will be requested by that provider.
    2. Third-Party Orders

      Insofar as contracts concluded via our online shop or our Apps are not made with us but with third parties, according to the information you have given during the order process and according to our Terms and Conditions (e.g. directly with publishers for certain magazine subscriptions), we will transfer the personal data necessary for the purpose of contract conclusion and respective order processing to the third party. If the specified third party (e.g. the publisher for certain ordered magazine subscriptions) has commissioned a service provider with the conclusion of the contracts in his name and/or with the processing of a subscription order, we will inform you of this fact during the ordering process, and we will also forward your specified data for this purpose to this service provider.
    3. Orders for Delivery to Third Parties (e.g. Gift Subscriptions)

      Should you order a product with the proviso that we, according to your order, should either deliver that product to a designated third party (e.g. for gift subscriptions) or make that product available to you as a download, we will use the designated third parties’ personal data that you have specified for the aforementioned purposes. In such a case, please make sure that you do not specify the data of the third party against his/her will, and that the information does not conflict with the overriding interests of the third party.
    4. Creation of a user account when ordering digital content; library function

      If you’re ordering digital content (epaper or eSubscription) for the very first time, we will send you an activation link to the e-mail address provided with your order and set up a personal user account for you. To download the digital content provided, you must register yourself with a personal password. Thus, according to our Terms and Conditions, you have at your disposal a library function that allows you to read the digital contents online after downloading view your order history and, if applicable, manage existing subscriptions. In addition, you might be notified about interesting offers there; however, such offers will not be sent to you by e-mail unless you have consented to the sending of an e-mail newsletter (see Number 6 below).

      When you log in to your user account, you may voluntarily provide additional personal information, in addition to the information already provided during the order, e.g. your name, allowing us to personally address you and also take your reading interests into consideration for interesting offers. If you order additional products while you are registered through the user account, our system recognizes you as registered customer, and allows you to access already stored order data including the payment method previously used. You can update stored data in your user account and change or reset your reader interests via the advertising settings.

      We use your personal data in the manner described here in the context of the user account and library function for as long as the registration exists. You can terminate an existing registration at any time thru a respective statement, e.g. via e-mail to the e-mail address as mentioned above in No. 2.
    5. Notification of new issues within the context of existing eSubscriptions

      Within the context of existing subscription contracts covering the delivery of digital products of the press, we might inform you via the eMail-address provided during the ordering process about new digital issues of the subscribed press’ products.
    6. Storage of Contract Wording and Order Confirmation

      According to the legal requirements, we store the contract’s wording and send you an e-Mail containing your order data. For security reasons, your ordering data will not be available via the internet, not even for you as the ordering party.
    7. Function “Rate later”

      In the event that you have granted us your aforementioned explicit consent, by ticking the respective check box or clicking on the button for this purpose labeled “Rate later” button, we’ll transmit your e-Mail address to the Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15c, 50823 Cologne/Germany, so that Trusted Shops can send you a reminder to submit an evaluation. This consent may be revoked at any time with effect for the future (e.g. via E-mail to our e-Mail address as aforementioned in No. 2) or revoked directly at Trusted Shops GmbH.
    8. Customer Inquiries

      We only use the personal data transmitted as part of customer inquiries to answer the question. To process our customers’ inquiries, we use the ticket system Zendesk, a customer service platform of the Zendesk Inc., 989 Market Street #300, San Francisco, CA 94102. We’ve exclusively commissioned Zendesk with the contractually secured storage of data in Europe only. More information concerning data processing through Zendesk can be found in their data protection declaration at Should you have any questions, feel free to contact Zendesk’s data protection officer:
    9. Advertising via e-mail to existing customers

      In accordance with legal provisions, we reserve the right to send you infor-mation about interesting, comparable offers to your e-mail address that you gave us when ordering a product. You can object to this at any time. For more information, please refer to Number 7.
    10. Legal Basis

      The legal basis for designated processing according to the aforementioned Paragraphs (1) to (6) is Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. b GDPR (fulfillment of the contract), for the processing as designated in Para (7) is Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. b GDPR (consent), for the processing as designated in Para (8) and (9) is Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR. (preservation of legitimate interests, unless the interests of the data subject prevail).
  6. Sending of our Newsletter via e-Mail
    1. If you give us your consent via the provided input mask, we’ll send you our newsletter via e-Mail. The newsletter contains interesting information concerning the products and services we offer.
    2. To give your consent for us to send out the newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration we will send you an e-Mail to the specified e-mail address, in which we ask you to confirm that you have consented to receiving the newsletter we send out. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, we will delete your information entered during the newsletter request process, insofar as you have not already provided us with this information for other purposes (e.g. for us to contact you to answer questions or in the context of contracts fulfillment) and we still may use the information for these other purposes. In addition, we store your IP addresses and the time of registration and confirmation, so that we can prove your registration and, if necessary, clarify any possible misuse of your personal data.
    3. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-Mail address. The separately marked entry of your name is voluntary and serves only for personal address in the newsletter.
    4. After your confirmation we will store your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter.
    5. You may revoke your consent to the newsletter at any time, with future effect and unsubscribe from the newsletter, e.g. by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter, via e-Mail to our e-Mail address as indicated above under Number 2 or via a message to the contact details stated in our Legal Details.
    6. The legal basis for the aforementioned processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent).
  7. Other advertising per eMail to existing customers
    1. According to § 7 Abs. 3 UWG the advertising by e-mail is exceptionally per-mitted without prior consent, if it is addressed to an e-mail address that the customer has specified when buying a product, if the advertising on their own similar products, if the customer did not object and if the customer was given certain information during the collection of the customer’s e-Mail address.
    2. We reserve the right to make us of this option. We may send you information about interesting own similar offer on interesting eSubscriptions to the email address you gave us during the ordering process.
    3. You may submit your revocation at any time. A revocation is free of charge, with the exception of transmission costs that may occur according to your provider’s basic rates.
    4. Legal basis for the e-mail advertising according to this section 7 are § 7 Abs. 3 UWG and Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR.
  8. Web and Advertising Analysis Services
    To analyze the behavior of the users of our Website and the Apps, we implement on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR the following Web and Advertising Analysis Services and declare the following:
    1. econda

      The website incl. the HTML5-Reader that is particularly used if you click on the cover to get the "excerpt" resp. after logging into your library when selecting "Read" of an epaper-issue and/or use the Apps’ solution and technologies developed by econda GmbH, Zimmerstr. 6, 76137 Karlsruhe (Germany) (hereinafter referred to as "econda").

      On our behalf, econda collects the following anonymized data and stores them on econda-operated servers in Germany: The websites and/or the App that you visit, your type of browser and the operating system as well as date and duration of your visit, including anonymous data concerning the purchasing process including the order number; the IP address is only stored as an abbreviation.

      The data is used by econda in our mission to monitor the website with statistical analyses and improve the user experience. For that, United Kiosk integrated "econda cross sell" on its website, whereby recommendations are offered to the customers, which match the respective site-content or are based on the information from a particular session, e.g. the last viewed products or recent bestsellers.

      Opt-Out for the tracking on The websites including HTML5-Reader

      At any time and with effect for the future, you are entitled to object to the collection, storage and use of data, incurred during your visits to the website including the HTML5-Reader for the purpose of web analysis. The objection only applies to the device and the web browser on which it has been set; please repeat the process on all devices if necessary. Should you delete the opt-out cookie, inquiries will again be transmitted to econda.

      Opt-Out for the tracking in the apps

      At any time and with effect for the future, you can deactivate the collection, storage and use of data incurred when using the App for the purpose of App-analyzation. To deactivate the data use on your Android Smartphone or Tablet, select "Menu" > "Settings". Should you reactivate the user data, inquiries will again be transmitted to econda.
    2. Google Conversion Tracking

      Furthermore, as an Google Ads-Customer, we use Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). In this case, Google Ads places a cookie on your device (“conversion cookie”), as far as you have accessed our Website/App via an advertisement on Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. Should you visit certain pages from us and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that someone clicked on the advertisement and thus, have accessed our site. Each Google Ads-Customer receives a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the Website/App of an Google Ads-Customer. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Google Ads-Customers find out the total number of users who have clicked on their advert and who were directed to the page with a conversion tracking tag. The advertisers do not, however, obtain any information that can be used to identify users personally. Should you not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also reject the placement of a cookie in this instance by using the browser setting which generally disables the automatic placement of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies originating from the domain “".
    3. Advertising Material Analysis with affilinet

      United Kiosk has integrated the Performance Advertising Network of affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich. As part of its tracking services, affilinet stores cookies on your end devices, when you visit or use websites or other online offers to document the customers’ transactions. These cookies serve the sole purpose of correctly assigning the success of an advertising medium and the corresponding billing within the scope of the advertising network. You’ll find further information concerning affilinet at
    4. Trusted Shops

      The Trusted Shops Trustbadge is embedded on this website to display our Trusted Shops seal of approval and any evaluations collected, as well as to offer Trusted Shops products to buyers following an order. This serves to protect our predominant legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our offer in the context of a balancing of interests. The Trustbadge and the services advertised with it are an offer from Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str.15C, 50823 Cologne/Germany.
      When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which contains, e.g. your IP address, date and time of accessing, transferred data volume and the requesting provider (access data) and records the accessing. This access data is not evaluated and is automatically overwritten no later than seven days after the end of your visit to the site.

      Additional personal data will only be transferred to Trusted Shops if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or you have already registered to use it. In this case, the contractual agreement concluded between you and Trusted Shops applies (cp. Number 5, Para. 7).
  9. Acquisition and use of our Apps
    1. When you download an App from the App Store, personal information is regularly collected and used by the App Store operator. For this purpose, the operator is responsible for data protection.
    2. When you launch an app from United Kiosk, we'll load some device-related information to help you use the Apps, including: amongst other things, an ID to provide you with in-app purchases in the app's library, the device type/name for device management , and the device token, in particular, and if applicable, To be able to send push notifications to the device. You can agree to receive push notifications when you first start the App and turn it on or off at any time at the Android or iOS system level.
    3. In addition, you can register your e-Mail address in the app to be able to read your digital content on any of your devices and take advantage of the Trusted Shops Buyer Protection. If you already have an account with United Kiosk, you can log in with your personal password. Otherwise, we will send you an activation code for verification via e-mail.
    4. If you have activated the iCloud service in your settings on your Apple device, our Apps will check when starting, whether the feature has been activated and will store your e-Mail address in your iCloud-Account, as far as you have previously configured this under "My Account" in the Apps’ menu. Your library will then be loaded and accessible via this e-Mail address. Basically, this function should offer the advantage of immediately using the Apps with the same settings for the same Apple ID used on multiple devices, without having to enter them again and again. You can always disable this synchronization in your iOS App-level settings.
    5. Incidentally, the provisions of this data protection declaration, unless otherwise stated, also apply to the use of our Apps.
  10. Forwarding of Data to Third Parties
    1. In some cases and within the context of this data protection declaration, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected according to data protection requirements and based on contractual agreements, are bound by our instructions.
    2. Incidentally, we only pass personal data on to third parties if we are entitled or obligated to do so due to legal provisions and/or official or court orders or if you have previously consented to a transfer.
  11. Revocation of Granted Consent and Objection to Data Processing
    1. If the processing of personal data is based on consent, you can revoke the consent given to us in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR at any time and for the future. If you have permitted data use by third parties in the revoked consent, we will inform the respective third party about the cancellation in the case of revocation.
    2. If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit of the GDPR, on the other hand, you can object at any time with effect for the future, provided there are reasons for this which arises from your particular situation. You may send your objection to aforementioned contact details as found above in Section 2. Please indicate what the objection is against.
  12. Duration of Processing
    Unless otherwise stated in this data protection declaration, we will delete the data as far as storage is no longer required for the respective processing purpose specified. Should a deletion conflict with statutory retention requirements or should we need the data to prosecute or defend against legal claims or to fulfill legal obligations, we shall limit the use accordingly.
  13. Your Rights as a Party involved
    1. According to the relevant data protection regulations, you have the right under the respective legal requirements to request information concerning your personal data

      – according to Art. 15 GDPR, which we have processed,

      – according to Art. 16 GDPR; to immediately request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us,

      – according to Art. 17 GDPR; to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with , unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

      – according to Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, yet you reject its deletion and we no longer need the data, but you still need this to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR; you have lodged an objection to the processing of the data and

      – according to Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another responsible person, provided that the processing is carried out by automated means and pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Para. 2 P. 1 lit. a GDPR or pursuant to a contract according to Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. b GDPR.

      For the fulfillment of these rights you will bear no expenses.
    2. you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority for data protection. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our headquarters. You can also get in touch with us directly for more information or with your questions, criticism or complaints.

United Kiosk AG, Karlsruhe (As of 28.02.2019)

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