Data Protection & Privacy

Provider and responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act

JOYDIVISION international GmbH
Eckenerstrasse 3
30179 Hanover


With this privacy policy, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data which are collected and used by the responsible provider.

The legal framework for data protection is provided by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Collection of general information

With every access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Among other things, this information is collected: Name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.

Without this data, it would technically not be possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is absolutely necessary. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimise our offer and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in the event of suspicion of illegal use of our services.

Dealing with personal data

Definition: Personal data is defined as any information from which a person can be uniquely identified. It is therefore data that can be traced back to a person.

This personal data includes first name and surname, telephone number and e-mail address. Personal data also includes information on hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as Internet pages that have been accessed.

This data is only collected, used and, if necessary, passed on by the provider if the legislator expressly permits this or if the user consents to the collection, processing, use and passing on of the data.

Registration on our website

If you register on our website to take advantage of personalised services, personal data will be collected. This includes your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address for contact and communication purposes.

Registration enables access to services and content that are only available to registered users. If required, registered users have the option of changing or deleting the data specified in the registration process at any time. Upon request, we will of course inform you which personal data has been collected and stored. In addition, we will correct or delete the data on request, provided that there are no legal storage obligations. If you have any questions or would like us to correct or delete your data, please use the contact details given in this data protection declaration.

Comment function

If comments or other contributions on our offer are written and published, we store the IP address, the user name and the time of writing. This data is collected for security reasons, because the provider of illegal content (prohibited propaganda, insults, etc.) can be prosecuted, even if they were created by third parties. In such a case, the information is used to determine the identity of the author.

Comment Subscription

When users subscribe to follow-up comments, they will receive a confirmation email. With this e-mail we ensure that the user is actually the owner of the e-mail address. You can unsubscribe at any time. You will receive information about this together with the confirmation e-mail.


If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data you enter exclusively for this purpose or to inform you of the circumstances relevant to the service or registration. We do not pass this data on to third parties.

A valid (valid) e-mail address is required to receive the newsletter. We also store the IP address you use to register for the newsletter and the date on which you order the newsletter. This data serves as proof in the event of misuse, if a third party e-mail address is registered for the newsletter. In order to further ensure that an e-mail address is not misused by third parties in our distribution list, we work in accordance with the law with the so-called "double opt-in" procedure. In the context of this procedure the order of the newsletter, the dispatch of the confirmation mail and the receipt of the newsletter will be processed.

You have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of your data, your e-mail address and their use for the newsletter dispatch. We will provide you with a link in each newsletter and on the website to revoke your consent. You also have the option of informing us of your wish to cancel via the contact options mentioned in this document.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we store the information you provide in order to answer your enquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.

Integration of third-party services and content

Our offer sometimes includes contents, services and performances of other providers. These include, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. The transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary so that these data can be called up and displayed in the user's browser. The providers (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Even though we make every effort to only use third-party providers who only need the IP address in order to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this process serves statistical purposes, among others. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users accordingly.


This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without their consent.

Cookies fulfil two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and enable the website to be displayed correctly. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programs.

Users have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself about the help function of your browser how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some of the functions of this website and limit its user comfort. The pages (USA) and (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. "("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these web pages, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to and truncated by Google on servers in the United States.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to website operators relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser Add On for deactivating Google Analytics.

You can find more detailed information on the terms of use and data protection at or at

Google AdWords

This website uses the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and conversion tracking. Google Adwords places a cookie on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google advertisement. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google may recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites.

The information collected from the Conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. Customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not want to participate in the tracking process, you can easily disable the Google Conversion Tracking cookie from your web browser under User Preferences. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. To learn more about this, please read Google's privacy policy at

Use of Google AdSense / Google Remarketing

On this web page advertisements of Google AdSense are merged. Google AdSense is a remarketing function of Google Inc. (Google for short). It allows visitors to this website to present interest-related ads. Cookies are stored for these purposes. Cookies are text files containing information that enables the visitor to be recognized, for example by the IP address. On the other hand Google AdSense works with so-called web beacons. These are invisible graphics that can be used to evaluate visitor traffic to a website. Google transfers this information to the USA and stores it there on its servers. According to Google, no personal data is stored in this context. In addition, the IP address is not merged with other data already stored by you. However, Google may disclose the information to contract partners.

Users have the option of deactivating the remarketing function. To do this, please make the appropriate settings on the following website:

Or call up the page to prevent cookies from being saved which enable the use of interest-related advertising by the advertising network initiative. Alternatively, the installation of cookies can be prevented via the corresponding setting in the browser - please follow the instructions in the help function of your browser. This may limit the functionality of the offer.

If you use our offer, you agree with the fact that Google collects and processes the data in the described way.

Use of Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open source software that collects and stores data. This information is used for marketing and optimization purposes. Piwik uses this data to create user profiles with a pseudonym. For this purpose, the software stores cookies (text files) on your computer, which can be used to analyse your use of the website. Your IP address will be anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. The data is stored on the provider's servers in Germany.

If you do not want Piwik to store cookies, you have the option of using your browser settings to prevent the installation of cookies (information on this can be found in the help function of the browser). In this case you may not be able to use all functions of the website.

Facebook Social Plug-in

We include plug-ins of the social network Facebook on our websites (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). You can recognize the plug-ins - you can find an overview here: - by the Like button (I like it) or by the Facebook logo.

If you visit one of our websites with Facebook Plug-in, a direct connection with Facebook will be established. We have no influence on the type and extent of the data collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you according to our state of knowledge.

Facebook is informed via the plug-in that you have accessed the corresponding website of our offer. This also applies to users who are not registered with Facebook. In this case, Facebook may store the IP address.

If you are a member of Facebook and logged in, the call of a website with Facebook plug-in can be clearly assigned to your user account on Facebook. In addition, the plug-ins transmit all interactions, for example when you use the Like button or leave a comment.

To prevent Facebook from storing data about you, please log out of Facebook before visiting our websites. You can also block the plug-ins with add-ons for the browser (e.g. "Facebook Blocker").

Information on data protection regulations, the purpose and scope of data collection and processing as well as setting options for the protection of privacy on Facebook can be found here:

Google+ Social Plug-in

On our websites we integrate the social plug-in of Google+ (Google plus), recognizable by the "+1" sign on a white or colored background. The plug-in is provided by Google Inc. (short Google, address: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

When calling a website with Google+ button, a connection to the servers of Google is established. Google transmits the content of the button and integrates it into the corresponding website. At the same time, Google receives the information as to which page has just been accessed. According to Google, personal data is only collected when the Google+ button is clicked. For members of Google+ who are logged in, the following applies: Google stores and processes at least the IP address even without interaction. We have no influence on the extent of the data stored in this context.

Users of Google+ who are logged into their account can recommend our websites by clicking the "+1" button. In this case, Google stores not only the IP address and the browser, but also the content for which +1 was given and the page. This information is stored in the user's profile and can be displayed in Google services, including search results, along with the user's profile name and image. Google uses the data, among other things, to optimise its own services. You will find information on Google's data protection regulations and the setting options for protecting privacy here:

Members of Google Plus who do not wish our websites to collect and store data from them should log out of their Google+ account before visiting our site.

Twitter Social Plugin

This offer uses functions of the Twitter service. It is provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called "Tweet" function. If you use the Twitter function on our websites, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and may be made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter.

As a provider, we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in Twitter's data protection declaration at, where you can define your own data protection settings by clicking on the following link:

Tumblr Social Plugin

The Tumblr plug-in is integrated on our website. The plug-in is provided by Tumblr Inc. (address: 3 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA, hilfe(at) The plug-ins can be recognized by the term "Tumblr". You can follow us at Tumblr with the help of the plugin or share single contributions or pages of our offer.

When you access a website that contains a Tumblr plug-in, a connection is established to Tumblr's servers. Tumblr transmits the content of the button directly to the user's browser. We have no influence on the extent of the data collected by Tumblr in this context. According to Tumblr, only the IP address and URL of the website are transmitted - and only to be able to display the button. Tumblr's privacy policy can be found here:


We use on our web pages buttons of the micropayment service Flattr, provided by Flattr Network Ltd (address: 2nd Floor, White Bear Yard 114A, Clerkenwell Road, London, Middlesex, EC1R 5DF, United Kingdom).

If you call up a website with a Flattr button, a connection is established to the servers of the micropayment service. Flattr may also store data from persons who are not logged in.

If you are a user of Flattr and logged in, the service receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page. If you interact with the button as a logged-in Flattr user, further information is stored in accordance with Flattr guidelines. Among other things, they are used for billing purposes. Information on data processing at Flattr can be found here:

Data economy

In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we will block or delete the data.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to demand correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: It concerns the prescribed data storage for the business completion or the data are subject to the legal storage obligation.

For these purposes, please contact our data protection officer DSGVO
Christian Welkenbach.

In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a block file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish.

Modification of our data protection declaration

We reserve the right to make changes at any time in order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.