Protection of personal data and data security are an important request for GEERDES media e.K. We respect the protection of your personal data. Processes of data security are continuously improved, in order to protect you and your privacy. The following data security guidelines describes, which information are processed/saved during your attendance on our Websites and how these are used.
This page has been translated with an online translator. The legally binding data protection declaration in German can be found here.
GEERDES media e.K. assigned domains currently are:
There are other domains which are, however, redirected usually on one of the above.
Data protection declaration
General and Mandatory Information
Appointment of the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
GEERDES media e.K.
The controller alone or together with others decides on the purposes and methods of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact data, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Some data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
As the person concerned, you have a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The responsible supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Datenschutz/Ueberblick/MeineRechte/Artikel/BeschwerdeBeiDatenschutzbehoereden.html.
Right to data transferability
You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to yourself or to third parties. It is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.
Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion
You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. In this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the contact options listed in the imprint.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the "https://" address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources. Data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual procedures.
Data transfer at conclusion of contract for purchase of goods and dispatch of goods
Personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if necessary for the execution of the contract. Third parties can be, for example, payment service providers or logistics companies. A further transmission of the data will not take place or only if you have expressly consented to it.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual procedures.
Registration on this website
You can register on our website to use certain functions. The transmitted data is used exclusively for the purpose of using the respective offer or service. Mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.
In case of important changes, for example for technical reasons, we will inform you by e-mail. The email will be sent to the address you provided when you registered.
The data entered during registration will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
We store the data collected during registration during the period you are registered on our website. Your data will be deleted if you cancel your registration. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transmitted via the contact form, including your contact data, will be stored in order to be able to process your enquiry or to be available for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
The data entered in the contact form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing processes carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or until there is no longer any need for data storage. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
To send our newsletter we need an e-mail address from you. A verification of the given e-mail address is necessary and the receipt of the newsletter is to be consented. Additional data is not collected or is voluntary.
The data will only be used for sending the newsletter.
The data provided during the newsletter registration will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation an informal
Notification by e-mail or you can unsubscribe via the "Unsubscribe"-link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing processes already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted in the event of cancellation. Should these data have been transmitted to us for other purposes and elsewhere, they will remain with us.
Some cookies are "session cookies." Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to inform you when you return to
of our website.
You can use a modern web browser to monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. Deactivation of cookies
may result in limited functionality of our website.
The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the exercise of electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket), takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. As operator of this
website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If the setting of other cookies (e.g. for analysis functions) takes place, these are used in this
Integration of Internet services such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter & Co.
In order to make our web services even more attractive and user friendly, we include links to selected platforms (eg Facebook, Google+, Twitter) onto the pages of GEERDES media e.K. (*.midimusic.de, *.geerdes.de, *.geerdes.com, *.geerdes.media). These links are identified by a logo of the provider and a written amendment.
One click for more privacy
We protect your privacy by not using any social plugin of the mentioned platforms, but direct 'post links', which allow a transfer of personal information only through the explicit consent of the user.
How it works
The agreement of the transfer of personal information takes places, if you are not logged in to the platform, at the time of calling the link and the signing in. If you already logged in, then you aggree by calling the link itself.
For integration and display of video content our website uses plugins from YouTube. The video portal is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When a page with an integrated YouTube plugin is opened, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. This will tell YouTube which of our pages you have visited.
YouTube can associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile if you are logged into your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.