Data Protection and Security at the Fachverlag für Computerwissen (specialised publisher for computer knowledge)

This website is operated by the Fachverlag für Computerwissen, a division of the VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG (publishing firm specialised in consultancy publishing for professional and private clients). We attach great importance to the protection of your private sphere; as a user of our website, in regards to your participation in surveys, processing and usage, we comply with the data protection requirements of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and of the Telemedia Data Protection Act (TMG). Should a change in these data protection guidelines become necessary in future, we will publish it on this page.

In the following, you can find information on the following topics:

Use of your data in orders /contract performance & promotional use of order data
The publisher processes and uses the personal data gathered as part of the order process for the performance of contracts and may pass them on for this purpose to appropriately commissioned service providers such as suppliers or our Service Team.

The VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG and appropriately commissioned service providers (e.g. letter shops) use names and addresses for further information on products and services of interest (publicity). Names and addresses are also passed on to other publishers, specialist dealers or specialist service providers for their marketing purposes.

We use telephone numbers and email addresses with your express consent for advertising purposes; in the commercial area, we also use telephone numbers in the case of presumed consent. Where we receive an email address in connection with the purchase of an article, we use this email address for promoting similar products of our own, unless you disagree. We match this email adress with your other data and might complete data with own research, as long no interests worth of protection contradict.

The VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG or appropriately commissioned service providers use the data that accumulate during a business relationship, with the exception of bank details and credit card details, for internal market research and for analysis in regards to marketing purposes.

You may, of course, opt out to the use of your personal data for purposes of advertising and market research at any time or revoke your consent to advertising. Simply write to or to the following postal address:

Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG
Theodor-Heuss-Straße 2-4
53177 Bonn
Tel: 0228 95 50 100
Fax: 0228 369 6 480

Subscription to a free email newsletter
With your consent, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter. The newsletter is financed by advertising and is therefore free of charge. By consenting to receive the email newsletter, you thereby also consent to occasional publisher distribution of further information regarding offers from other publishers to your email address.

You may withdraw your consent to the use of your email address for advertising purposes at any time. The closing of every email that you receive will contain a link for unsubscribing from the newsletter at. Alternatively, you can also use our data administration centre to remove your email address from the email distribution list or to change your data. The centre can be reached using the following link:

Your rights at a glance
You have a fundamental entitlement to information regarding the data stored about you and can demand a correction of any inappropriate data. You can also demand from us that we delete your data. Please note: data will be blocked instead of being deleted if legal or contractual retention periods exclude their deletion. Furthermore, you can opt out to any promotional use of your data that has been revealed as part of this data protection policy or revoke any consent given for promotional use of data. Please direct such enquiries to or to the address provided below.

Please direct general enquiries regarding data protection in this company to the data protection officer by email at or by letter to:

Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG
Theodor-Heuss-Straße 2-4
53177 Bonn
Tel: 0228 95 50 100
Fax: 0228 369 6 480

Improving content by evaluating pageviews of the homepage
To make buying on our webpages as convenient as possible for you, we analyse user behaviour with the aid of webpage analysis tools and store usage data for our website. This relates to, for example, the Internet browser used, the operating system, the number of visits, and the average length of visit or the number of pages accessed. We use these data to tailor our websites more closely to your needs by, for example, suggesting potentially interesting products. This use of accrued data is made under a pseudonym. You may opt out of this evaluation at any time. Please write to

Use of cookies
This website uses cookies - as do many other websites of companies and organisations.
Cookies are a sort of electronic visiting card which make using our online services easier for you. For example, they help us to find out which topics interest you in particular. We can then offer you further matching content (e.g. advertising banners personally tailored to you).

When you visit this website, a cookie is deposited on your hard drive in the form of a small text file. This text file contains information on your visit to us. After being stored, the file can be read only by this website. Other websites cannot look into or process these stored data. Conversely, this website cannot read any cookies stored on your hard drive by other websites you have visited.

Cookies are not dangerous. They cannot contain any executable program codes nor any viruses or other dangerous programs. Most browsers accept cookies automatically; however, you can also view our webpages without cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by adjusting your browser settings to accept no cookies. Rejecting cookies may, however, limit the functional features of our service. You may also opt out to the storing of cookies. To do this, write to

We rely on third-party suppliers to post advertisements on our website (e.g. Google AdSense). As a third-party supplier, Google, for example, also uses cookies to post advertisements on our website. These advertised companies might use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to generate advertisements that are more likely to be relevant to your viewing interest. If you are interested in more information about these processes, or wish to know what possibilities you have in preventing this information from being used by companies, click here: Additionally, we save a cookie, when you accessed our online shop through an advertisement banner. This cookie is stored for 30 days afterwards and makes the billing of internal provisions with corporation partners possible.

Use of social media plugins
Our website uses social plugins (plugins) of various social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. These plugins are distinguished by their respective logos. When you access a page on our website with the corresponding social plugins, your browser sets up a direct connection with the servers of the respective operators for the logos (e.g. or The content of the plugin is transferred by the service provider directly to your browser and incorporated into the webpage by the provider. Please note that data processing by Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo takes place outside the European Union. Furthermore, we have no influence on the extent of the data collected through the use of social plugins for which we hereby inform you according to the state of our knowledge:

The incorporation of social plugins means the providers receive the information that you have accessed the pertaining page on our website. If you are logged into a service such as Facebook, Twitter or Delicious, that provider can associate the visit with your account. If you interact with the plugin, e.g by pressing the Facebook "Like" button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transferred from your browser directly to the respective service provider and stored there. If you are not a member of a social network, it may still be possible for the provider to find out your IP address and store it. The purpose and extent of data collection through further processing and use of the data by the service provider as well as your rights in this respect can be found in their respective privacy statements:

You can stop the usage of Social-Plugins and Website-Analysis-Software by using certain progamms like "Ghostery".

How do we protect you against abuse?
To protect you and ourselves against abuse in regards to order processing, the IP address we receive for your computer is stored by us for 7 days - rigorously guarded against access by third parties. We thereby make allowance for the legal requirements on the elucidation of orders made under false identities, orders harmful to third parties and on the refutation of attempted fraud as well as the obligation to inform law enforcement agencies.

No liability for third-party websites or services
In the design and operation of our services, we collaborate with various partners (for example, in the context of bookmarks) who offer websites and Internet services of their own. These may also be accessible via the links from this website. The use of these extraneous services takes place outside the sphere of responsibility of the VNR Verlag für die Deutsche Wirtschaft AG.

The data protection provisions of these third parties then apply. These partners generally have their own privacy statements and/or data protection guidelines. We naturally assume no responsibility or liability for these statements and guidelines, which are not connected with our services.

Effective: 10.02.2012


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