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Privacy policy

Privacy statement


I. Controller, Data protection officer, Scope

LFI Photographie GmbH (hereinafter referred to as ‘provider’) is the controller in accordance with relevant data protection regulations. Please refer to the imprint for details of the address as required for a summons and powers of representation.

The protection of personal data has the highest priority for us. We would therefore like to inform you about which data we collect when, and how we process your personal data. This privacy statement describes the collection and processing of personal data when using the LFI Magazine app, S Magazine app and M Magazine app (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘app’), which can be purchased and downloaded via Google Playstore or the Apple App Store.

Unless otherwise specified, this Privacy Statement applies to all of our apps. Any purchase-related data will be used exclusively in connection with the LFI app.

The provider enables you to access content via the app as well as view and purchase digitised issues of the LFI, M and S Magazine, and order print versions of said magazines.

The provider also uses the personal data for statistical and market analysis purposes, e.g. on the basis of customer groups, delivery areas and market areas, and evaluates them anonymously. Details can be found in the relevant sections of this privacy statement. Additional privacy notices may apply to special services or promotions (e.g. special offers). We will inform you about these at the beginning of the usage process of the respective service or action.


II. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional application as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users generally only takes place after the user has given his consent or on the basis of other legal regulations, which permit data processing.


2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

consent

Whenever we collect the data subject’s consent to the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

contract or pre-contractual measures

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

legal obligation

If the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

legitimate interests

If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party and if such interests are not overridden by the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis.


3. Data erasure and storage time

In principle and unless otherwise stated, your personal data will only be stored until the purpose of the collection and storage is achieved. With your consent, data can also be stored for longer as long as you do not revoke your consent (for example, if you have created a user account, data will be stored until you delete the user account again).

Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which we are subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.


4. Transfer to third countries

Unless otherwise stated, all data processing operations take place within the EU or the EEA countries.

Data processing operations carried out by third-party providers established outside the geographical area mentioned (see e.g. Sections VI, VIII) may be carried out in part or in full in the countries of the respective branch or in accordance with the relevant data protection regulations.

A transfer of personal data outside the EU or the EEA is exclusively based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission, including the adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy Shield. A list of current adequacy decisions is available on the European Commission’s website.

Information on the EU-US Privacy Shield and in particular on the participation of a specific company can be found on the website of the US Department of Commerce.


III. Use of data in general form in the provision of applications and creation of log files

Regardless of whether you place an order, we automatically store user-related data about the usage process when using our apps. This includes: your unique user ID, app version, language, timestamp, hardware model, operating system (iOS or Android, incl. version number), device token, IP address. This information is not associated with your person. We store the IP addresses in the log files for a limited period of time, if this is necessary for security purposes.

We collect this data to ensure the provision of our applications. In addition, they are used to anonymously analyze, store and evaluate user behavior and to continuously improve and further develop the service. For more details on the systems used, please refer to the sections on cookies and social media below.
We only store your IP address in the log files for a limited period of time, if this is necessary for security purposes. These purposes constitute our legitimate interest, which justifies data processing.


IV. Data processing when making a purchase

If our apps offer purchasing options, this section applies. Depending on the operating system of your device, purchases are processed via your Google (Android) account or Apple (iOS) account. The provider does not collect or process any payment details, nor any personal details submitted in connection with the purchase. Google and Apple only supply us with information relating to your order (product type, number of units, timestamp). If you already hold a subscription for our magazine, you may be able to preview selected issues, and/or purchase digitised issues at a reduced price via the app. In order to provide this service, we will collect the following data: first name (optional), surname (optional), subscription number, email address, timestamp.

For the purpose of processing your order, we will pass on your data to service providers involved in fulfilling your order, such as service providers responsible for packaging and shipping your item or processing your payment. These service providers will process your data exclusively on our request, and solely for the purpose of fulfilling your order. These service providers will not, under any circumstances, use your data for their own purposes. We have entered into contractual agreements pursuant to article 28 DSGVO regarding order processing with all of our service providers. Data submitted in the context of a purchase will be used exclusively for the purpose of implementing pre-contractual measures and fulfilling an order.


V. Use of cookies

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We work with ‘Google Analytics’. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of our app is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. IP anonymization has been activated on our apps so that the IP addresses of users of Google within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are reduced beforehand. Only in exceptional cases is the unabridged IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the app, to compile reports on app activity and to provide us with other services relating to app and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your device in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your terminal equipment, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our app. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the app (including your IP address) and processing this data, by doing the following: in the section ‘Google Analytics’, go to the menu item ‘Imprint’; click on the relevant link at the end of the paragraph, and respond to the subsequent question by selecting ‘yes’.

For further information on how Google handles personal data, please refer to Google’s privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

b) Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and from there transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our app, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the app in full.


IX. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data are processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights against the controller:

1. Right to access

You can require the controller to confirm whether personal data concerning you are processed by us.
If such processing takes place, you can request to be informed by the controller about the following:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data being processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or are still being disclosed;
(4) the period for which the personal data will be stored, or if that is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
(5) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(8) the existence of automated decision-making including profiling, referred to in Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and/or completion against the data controller if the personal data processed concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller shall make the correction without undue delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

Under the following conditions, you may request the restriction of processing of personal data concerning you:
(1) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) if the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(3) if the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you do need them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or
(4) if you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
If processing has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to erasure

a) Obligation to delete

You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You withdraw your consent, on which the processing was based according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
(4) The personal data concerning you have been unlawfully processed.
(5) The personal data concerning you have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;  
(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

Where the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you, the data subject, have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

c) exceptions

The right to erasure does apply to the extent that processing is necessary
(1) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO, insofar as the right referred to under a) is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

5. Right to notification

If you have exercised your right to have the data controller rectify, erase or limit the processing, the controller shall communicate any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing to each recipient to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about those recipients.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and
(2) the processing is carried out by means of automated means.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technical feasible. This shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
The right to transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

7. Right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time without giving reasons to the processing of the personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

8. Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

9. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 GDPR


X. Amendments to this privacy statement

Due to the dynamic development of the Internet, new technologies and possibilities are constantly developing. To enable us to offer you these possibilities and technologies, we reserve the right to change this privacy statement for the future when introducing new, additional or when changing or extending existing services or service elements.

The new Privacy Statement is effective from the date on which it is updated in the app.

Any changes to the Privacy Statement that apply to the use of previously collected data are made only if they are deemed reasonable for the user.

If and to the extent that changes to the privacy statement relate to the use of data already collected and stored in your user account, we will notify you in good time by e-mail, on our websites, in our apps or in another way. You have the right to object to the new privacy statement within six weeks of receiving the notification.

In the event of an objection, you must cease to use our app. If no objection is raised within the aforementioned period, the amended privacy statement shall be deemed accepted by you. We will inform you in the notification of your right to object and the significance of the objection period.

This Privacy Policy was translated for information purposes. In the event of a legal dispute the original German version shall apply.
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