Data protection guidelines of Georg Thieme Verlag KG

The protection of personal data and therefore the safeguarding of your privacy is of great importance to Thieme Group. Therefore we would like to take this opportunity to inform you how we use and protect your data. It goes without saying that at Thieme Group we comply with all legal regulations concerning data protection in order to guarantee the greatest possible protection of your privacy. Please read the following information carefully.

Collection, processing and use of personal data

Personal data is only collected if you notify us of this within the framework of your ordering goods, when registering for our online services and newsletter or for other services. We use the data provided by you to fulfil and carry out your order, for access to the online services or for carrying out other services.

Furthermore, we use your data in order to inform you about other products and services which we provide and which may be of interest to you. You can object to the use for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than those of the transfer of your declaration in accordance with the basic tarifs.

In addition, data is collected and saved in anonymous form on our websites by technologies of Webtrends Inc (www.webtrends.com) for optimisation purposes. User profiles are set up from this data under a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies can also be used (see use of cookies), but these only collect and save data in a pseudonym form. The data is not used to personally identify the visitor of these websites and is not joined with data concerning the carrier of the pseudonym.

You can update, correct or delete your data by sending a short email to kundenservice@thieme.de.

Co-operation with Facebook

Our websites use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognisable on one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign/like button) or are identified with the additional "Facebook social plugin". The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed at: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

If you access a website which contains such a plugin, your browser creates a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The contents of the plugin are transferred directly to your browser by Facebook and are integrated into the website. Therefore, we have no influence concerning the extent of data which Facebook gathers with the assistance of this plugin and are informing you of our knowledge status accordingly:

Through the integration of the plugins, Facebook is informed that you have accessed the corresponding website. If you are logged in on Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your user account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the like button or submitting a commentary, the respective information will be transferred to Facebook directly from your browser and saved there. Should you not be a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook will find out and save your IP address.

The purpose and extent of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook and your associated rights, as well as the setting options available to you to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a member of Facebook and do not wish Facebook to gather data concerning our Internet presence and link with your member data saved by Facebook, you must log out of the website before you visit our Internet site.

It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the Facebook blocker.

Source: http://spreerecht.de/datenschutz/2010-10/das-rechtliche-risiko-bei-facebooks-like-button-inkl-muster-fuer-die-datenschutzerklaerung

Forwarding on of personal data, credit assessment

Your data will be forwarded on to the dispatch company which is responsible for the delivery, to the extent that this is necessary for delivery of the goods.

In order to process payments, we will forward your payment data on to the bank which is responsible for the payment. Should we make delivery before payment, we will, if applicable, obtain a credit assessment from SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden in order to protect our legitimate interests. Your protectable concerns will be taken into account in accordance with the statutory provisions. No forwarding on to other third parties will take place.

When using the online services, the data will be forwarded on to the engaged service providers in order to display the personal details on the respective page.

Use of cookies

Cookies are used on various websites. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer. These do not cause any damage and do not contain any personal data concerning you. The information contained in the cookies allows us to subsequently recognise your computer during your next visit. This facilitates user friendliness and makes use of our websites easier for you.

You can set the browser in such a way that you are informed of the setting of cookies, can decide on a case by case basis as to whether you will accept them or you can exclude acceptance as a rule.

Newsletter and mailing lists

Should you so wish, we will send you information about our products and services via our newsletter service. Here, personal data will be collected if you voluntary notify us of this when registering for the newsletter, if you take part in a survey or Internet competition or if you send an enquiry to us concerning the newsletter service by email.

We use your personal data gathered as part of personalised services or in other ways in order to inform you of products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you. If you are no longer interested in our newsletter, a link is available to you in each edition, by means of which you can de-register. For this, you will not incur any other costs apart from those of the forwarding of your de-registration declaration in accordance with the basic tarifs.

Right to information

In accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), you have the right to free-of-charge information concerning your saved data, as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.

Right of cancellation

If you have forwarded personal data to us, this can be deleted again at any time. Data for billing or bookkeeping purposes is not affected by a deletion. The collection and saving of data can be cancelled for the future at any time.

Data protection contact person

In case of questions or suggestions concerning our data protection provisions, please contact our data protection officer: Mr N. Kirsch, Tel.: +49 711 8931-216, datenschutz@thieme.de