Legal & Privacy
Details in accordance with German law § 5 TMG
63065 Offenbach am Main
Fax: +49 69 / 5092 9977 – 1
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63065 Offenbach a.M.
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Liability for Links: Our offer provides links to external third-party websites. As we have no control over these sites, we cannot assume any responsibility for their contents. The respective provider or operator of a site is always responsible for its content. At the time of linking, we checked the target sites for possible legal violations. No illegal contents at the time of linking were detected. A constant monitoring of the linked pages cannot be reasonably expected without a concrete indication of a violation. When notified of violations, we will remove those links immediately.
Copyright: The contents and information created for this site are subjected to German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution or any kind of exploitation beyond the restrictions of this copyright law requires the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads from and copies of this site are only permitted for private and not for commercial use. To the degree that the contents on these pages were not created by the operator, then the copyright laws of the third-party apply. Should you become aware of a copyright violation, please inform us. Upon notification of such violations, we aim to rectify them immediately.
Protecting and ensuring the privacy of personal data is very important to us at L-Pub GmbH. That is why we believe in complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. Below we provide comprehensive information on the scope and purpose of storing and processing data via our website and other channels. If you have any further questions, please contact us.
Name and contact details of the person responsible:
Managing Director: David P. Steel
63065 Offenbach am Main
Tel. + 49 69/ 5092 9977-2
Personal data & purpose of processing data
L-Pub GmbH processes and saves your personal data when it is communicated to us by e-mail, post, telephone or similar. Of course, this data is kept confidential and it is only used for the originally intended purpose. Data is not passed on to third parties, unless: it is required or permitted according to law; you have given us your permission to do so; a government body has ordered us to submit the information.
If you contact us via e-mail, your e-mails and attached files will be saved in our e-mail system. The legal basis for this is either Article 6, 1. (a), (b) or (c) GDPR.
Data protection for applications
We use the data received in an application (for a job or internschip, etc.) to process the application in accordance with Article 6, 1. (a) GDPR. This data will only be seen by persons involved in the application process. If an application is not successful, the information is saved for 6 months following the conclusion of the application process. Data is saved for this amount of time so that we can comply with requests in accordance with the Allgemeine Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (a German anti-discrimination regulation) if necessary. With your approval, we can set an alternative holding period in accordance with Article 6, 1. (a) GDPR.
Use of third-party services and content
We have third-party content embedded within our website, such as YouTube videos or Google Maps. The providers of this content (hereinafter “third party providers”) can always access users’ IP addresses. Without the IP address, the content would not be optimized for the user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required to display the content correctly. We strive to rely exclusively on third party providers who only use the IP address for the purpose of delivering content. However, we cannot guarantee that third party providers do not use IP addresses for statistical purposes.
Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We cannot guarantee that the operators of those websites adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation.
Social media icons
In order to raise awareness of our website in social media (Facebook, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn, YouTube), we use social icons on our homepage. These are saved as picture files in our database and include a link to the respective network. Data is only processed by the respective social network if a website visitor clicks on one of these icons while also logged in to that social network.
Rights of affected individuals
In accordance with Article 15 GDPR, you are always entitled to ask whether we process any of your personal data. If we do, we are required to provide further information.
Provided there are no other conflicting laws, you also have the following rights: to have the information corrected in accordance with Article 16 GDPR; to have the information deleted in accordance with Article 17 GDPR; to place limits on the processing of information in accordance with Article 18 GDPR. Of course, you can also withdraw your consent that allows us to process your personal data in accordance with Article 6, 1. (a) or Article 9, 2. (a). This does not affect the lawfulness of processing data prior to your withdrawal of consent.
You also have the right of data portability in accordance with Article 20 GDPR.
Particularly for processing based on Article 6, 1. (e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Article 20 GDPR to object to any processing of your data.
You also have the right to submit a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority.
Details about the newsletter and approvals
The following explains the contents of our newsletter, as well as details pertaining to registration, sending and statistical evaluations and your right to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receiving the newsletter and the process described below.
Content of the newsletter
We only send out newsletters, e-mails and other electronic messages with marketing information (hereinafter “newsletter”) if the recipients give permission or if there is legal basis to do so. If, upon subscribing to the newsletter, it’s contents are specifically described, you are responsible for the approval of users. Our newsletter contains news about and from our company, L-Pub. This can include references to our offers, blog entries, press releases, new developments, tips for language learners and job offerings.
Double-Opt-In and logged data (newsletter)
The registration for our newsletter follows the “Double-Opt-In” process. That means that you will receive an e-mail after registering where you can confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to prevent individuals from entering the e-mail addresses of others. Newsletter registrations are logged to prove that the registration process follows applicable laws. This log contains the registration and confirmation date and time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data in MailChimp is also logged.
Use of MailChimp service provider (newsletter)
The newsletter is sent using “MailChimp”, a newsletter sending platform of the US company Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter subscribers, along with the data described within this document, is stored on the MailChimp servers in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp can use this information to optimize its own services, e.g. to technologically optimize its sending process, newsletter display, or for economic purposes, in order to determine which countries the recipients come from. MailChimp, however, does not use the data of our newsletter subscribers to send anything itself, nor does it pass on the information to third parties.
Registration details (newsletter)
In order to register for the newsletter, your e-mail is sufficient. Optionally, you can also provide your first and last name. This can help us personalize the newsletter or to address you directly.
Statististical records and analyses (newsletter)
The newsletter contains a so-called “web-beacon”, which is a file the size of a pixel that connects to the MailChimp server when a newsletter is opened. This connection provides technical information on your browser, system and IP address at the time of viewing the newsletter. This information is used to technically improve services or to determine the target groups’ reading behavior according to their access location (which can be determined based on the IP address) or access duration.
The statistical evaluations also determine whether the newsletter is opened, when it is opened and what links are clicked. This information can, for technical reasons, be attributed to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is not our goal, nor is it the goal of MailChimp, to observe individual users. The evaluations are used to recognize our subscribers’ reading habits so that we can adapt our contents to better fit their needs, or to send out differentiated content according to our users’ interests.
Online activities and data management (newsletter)
You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time, i.e. cancel your approval. This cancels your approval to receive the newsletter via MailChimp and the statistical analyses. It is not possible to object to receiving the newsletter via MailChimp and the statistical analyses separately.
You’ll find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of every newsletter.
Legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (newsletter)
According to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on 25 May 2018, we inform you that the approval for sending the newsleter to email addresses conforms to Article 6 para. 1. (a) and Article 7 GDPR as well as Article 7 para. 2 . no. 3, and para. 3. of the German Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb. The use of our newsletter service provider MailChimp, the statistical records and analyses, and the logging of registration information are carried out in accordance with our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. It is in our interest to utilize a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our commercial interests and the expectations of our users.
Updated: May 2018