data privacy

We, the A.Stein'sche Mediengruppe GmbH, are pleased that you are visiting our website and are interested in our offers. The protection of your personal data is important to us. We would therefore like to inform you below about how we process your personal data when you visit our website.

responsible office

The person responsible in accordance with Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

A. Stein´sche Mediengruppe GmbH
Steinerstr. 10
59457 Werl - Germany

You can reach us in writing at the address given above, by telephone on +49 (0) 2922 95 00-100 or by e-mail to kontakt@mediengruppe-stein.de.

You can reach our data protection officer at our postal address with the addition "the data protection officer" or at datenschutz@mediengruppe-stein.de

What is personal data?

The concept of personal data is defined in the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). According to this, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your real name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.

data collection when visiting the website

In the case of merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not provide us with any personal data or otherwise send us information, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server (log file data):

IP address, type and version of the web browser used, the operating system used, the website you came from and the time of the query.

The collection of this data is technically necessary in order to be able to display our website to you. This data is not stored.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Since the collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage in log files is absolutely necessary for its operation and to protect against misuse, our legitimate interest in data processing prevails at this point.

WP Statistics

On our website we use the analysis plugin WP Statistics from the provider VeronaLabs, Tornimäe 5, 10145, Tallinn, Estonia.

With WP Statistics, we can analyse the use of our website by using user requests to create simple statistics for reach measurement in anonymised form (number and origin of website views).

WP Statistics records log file data such as the (alienated) IP address, page URL, HTTP referrer, browser type, device type, operating system and origin (country, region, city).

Information on data processing with WP Statistics can be found at https://wp-statistics.com/resources/what-we-collect/ .

We use WP Statistics with anonymised IP addresses. Your IP address is immediately truncated so that it can no longer be directly assigned to you. The data collected with WP Statistics is stored on our own server.

The legal basis for the use of WP Statistics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to analyse our website and its reach. The interests of the user are taken into account by minimising data processing and making it impossible to identify the user retrospectively by truncating the IP address.


When you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions or process your request. The legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Your data, which we received when you contacted us, will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected, your request has been processed in full and no further communication with you is necessary or desired by you.

data sharing

A transfer of your personal data to third parties does not take place unless we are legally obliged to do so (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR), the data transfer is necessary to carry out the contractual relationship (Art. 6 Para 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR) or you have previously expressly consented to the transfer of your data (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR).

We work with a web hosting service provider who helps us host our website. If service providers take on technical and content-related tasks when making our website available, we ensure that they comply with the provisions of data protection laws in the same way as part of order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

If you have any further questions about the individual recipients, please contact us at: datenschutz@mediengruppe-stein.de

your rights

We would be happy to provide you with information as to whether and which of your personal data we process and for what purposes (Art. 15 GDPR). In addition, under the respective legal requirements, you have the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), the right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR) and the right to data portability (Art . 20 GDPR) to.

You have the right to revoke any consent you have given at any time. Please note that the revocation only applies to the future.

Under the legal requirements, you also have the right to object to the processing (Art. 21 GDPR):

objection / rights to data processing based on legitimate interest

According to Art. 21 Para.1 GDPR, you have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on Art. 6 Para.1 e GDPR (data processing in the public interest ) or based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR (data processing to protect a legitimate interest), to object; this also applies to profiling based on this provision. In the event of your objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

objection / rights to direct marketing

If we process your personal data in order to operate direct advertising, you have the right pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising, this also applies to profiling, to the extent that it is related to such direct mail.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to these rights and the possibility of seeking any other administrative or judicial remedy, you may at any time exercise your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes data protection law (Article 77 GDPR).

Exercising your rights

To exercise your above rights or other questions about data protection, please send an email to datenschutz@mediengruppe-stein.de or contact us by post using the above contact details.

Status 09/04/2024