The book- and philosophy portal treats your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this privacy policy.  As far as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages on a voluntary basis.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The following data will be partially passed on to third parties, mostly for technical reasons, in accordance with this ata protection declaration.

Hosting Provider & Server-LogFiles

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  •  IP address of the requesting computer

  •  Date and time of the request

  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • Content of the request (correct web page)

  • Access status/ HTTP status code

  • Amount of data transferred in each case

  • Host name of the accessing computer

  • Website from which the request came

  • Browser software used

  • Operating system and its interface

  • Referrer URL

  • Language and version of the browser software

This data cannot be directly assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use. This data, as well as all data on this website, is stored at our hosting provider Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Str. 4 - 6, DE 32339 Espelkamp, Tel. No. +49-5772-293-100, whose privacy policy can be found here.

Legal basis General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In accordance with the provisions of the Beneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applicable from 25 May 2018, we hereby inform you that consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is given on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a, 7 GDPR and § 7 (2) no. 3, or (3) LoUC (Federal law on Unfair Competition). The statistical surveys and analyses as well as the logging of the registration procedure are carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We are interested in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests and meets the expectations of the users.


This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, including your IP address, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your authorisation.

Comment function

For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information about the time of the comment's creation, your e-mail address and, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name you have chosen are stored.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function saves the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are activated, we need this data to be able to take action against the author in case of legal violations such as insults or propaganda.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. We use this data only for sending the requested information. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The registration to our newsletter is done in a so-called "double opt-in procedure". This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with foreign e-mail addresses. Newsletter registrations are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address.


The web pages of the Book and Philosophy Portal partly use so-called "cookies". Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Google Analytics

The provider of this website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Because this connection cannot be prevented by, this website now also uses the advertising services of Google Adsense.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the "Opting out of data collection" section.

Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, an online advertising service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on the user's computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this offer can be evaluated. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the IP address of the user) and delivery of advertising formats are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on by Google to contractual partners of Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

Users can prevent the installation of cookies from Google AdSense in different ways:

a) by a corresponding setting of the browser software;
b) by disabling interest-based ads on Google;
c) by disabling interest-based ads from providers that are part of the About Ads self-regulatory campaign;
d) by permanently deactivating them through a browser plug-in.

The settings under b) and c) are deleted when cookies are deleted in the browser settings.

More information about privacy and cookies for advertising on Google AdSense can be found in the privacy policy of Google, especially under the following links:

Browser Plugin

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. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google's privacy policy:


Our website uses features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the XING Privacy Policy:


Our website uses plugins from the YouTube page operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at:

Right of information, deletion, blocking

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

The following supplementary notes, which become relevant when purchasing a shop product:

The websites of use the shop module of shopware AG, Ebbinghoff 10, DE-48624 Schöppingen, Tel.: +49 (0) 2555 92885-0. The data protection regulations of shopware can be seen here.


The standard shopware shop module uses specific cookies or web bugs to make the offer more user-friendly and functional. Cookies are text files that are automatically stored locally in the visitor's browser when a website is called up. Thanks to these files, it is possible, for example, to display information on a page that is tailored to individual interests. Security-related functions to protect your privacy are also made possible through the use of cookies. The sole purpose is therefore to adapt our offer in the best possible way and to make the use of the site as comfortable as possible. With the application of the GDPR 2018, webmasters are obliged to comply with the basic regulation published at and to inform their users accordingly about the collection and analysis of data. The lawfulness of the processing is justified in Chapter 2, Article 6 of the GDPR.

User account/ accounts

For technical and organisational reasons, the creation of a user account is necessary for each individual shop. In each of these user accounts, you will then be provided with a corresponding download link after purchasing electronic files (ebook, DVD or image files). When you create a user account, we store your title, first name, last name, e-mail address, password and school education, as well as all purchases and your stored comments on the purchased products. Your user account can no longer be deleted by yourself. A solution will only be provided upon separate request to shop(at), and it will only be provided if all agreements made have been fulfilled in full.

Privacy policy

If you have an account for one or more shops, you can request an export of your personal data from us. In addition, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. In this case, you can send your e-mail address to the contact address mentioned in the imprint. A deletion does not include data that we have to keep due to administrative, legal or security-related necessities. The data evaluations are based on the additionally purchased standard evaluations provided by the shopware shop module.The data protection regulations of shopware can be found here.

Data transmission to "" and cross-border data flow

The transmission of data via the Internet is in principle accessible to unauthorised third parties, which can lead to the disclosure of this data, to changes in the information content or to technical malfunctions. Data transmitted via the Internet can be sent across national borders even if the sender and recipient are in the same country. It is therefore possible that your data will be forwarded to a country where the level of data protection is lower than in your country of domicile.

Paypal, credit cards and/or direct debit

Your bank details will only be requested via Paypal (Europe) S.á r.l. Cie, S.C.A. 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-3449 Luxembourg. Their privacy policy can be found here. In this way, no bank data is stored on this website. The data is always transmitted via SSL encryption. Therefore, "" cannot assume any responsibility or liability for the security of your data during transmission via the Internet.

Last update: May 2024