Data protection notice of VS Medien GmbH for

Here you'll find the privacy policy of VS Medien GmbH for the websites and

Table of contents

1.   Protection of personal data

2.   Anonymous data processing

3.   Personal data

4.   Purpose specification of personal data

5.   Purpose limited usage

6.   Export and data processing outside of the European Economy Community

7.   Data, which will be automatically collected when visiting our website

8.   Use of Google Analytics

9.   Cookies

10. Facebook Like button, Instagram, Twitter button (social plugins)

11. Plugins from YouTube, YouTube videos and channels

12. Children and teenager

13. Security

14. Change of our data protection code

15. Links

16. Right of access

17. Right of objection

18. Consent

19. Questions, suggestions, complaints




1. Protection of personal data

We are pleased about your interest in our company and our products or rather our service provided, and, while visiting our website, we want you to feel save, especially considering your personal data. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Following the provisions of the FDPA is regarded a matter of course.


We want you to know when and what kind of data is collected, and how we use it. Technical and organisational measures have been taken to secure the compliance with data protection both by us, and external service providers.


2. Anonymous data processing

You can generally visit the websites of VS Medien GmbH without telling us, who you are.



3. Personal data

Personal data are information about your identity. This means e.g. information about your name, address, phone number, e-mail address. It is not necessary to provide personal data to use our website. In perticular cases we need your name and address as well as further information, for providing the asked service.


The same goes to the sending of informative material and ordered products, or for the answer of personal questions. If this is necessary, we will point that out. Furthermore, we only save and process data, which are given to us voluntarily, and if necessary, data that are automatically collected when visiting our website (e.g. your IP-address and the name of the websites recently visited, the browser and the operating system you are using, date and time of the access, used search engine, name of downloaded data).


If you draw on services, we will only collect the data, which are needed to accomplish the service. If we ask you to provide further data, this is to be regarded as voluntary statement.


The procession of personal data only occurs for providing the asked service, and for the protection of own just business interest.



4. Purpose specification of personal data

The personal data offered by you will generally be used to answer your inquiries, to carry out your order, or to grant access to specific information or offers. For the upkeeping of the relation with the clients it might be necessary, that we or a service enterprise engaged by us, will use this personal data to inform you about product range, or to hold a survey online to meet the requirements of our clients.


It will naturally be respected, if you do not want to leave the personal data to us to for the upkeeping of the relations with our clients (especially for direct marketing or the purpose of market research). We will not sell your personal data to third parties or capitalize on them in any other way.



5. Purpose limited usage

The personal data offered online by you will only be collected, processed or used for the purpose you were informed about. A transmission of your personal data to third parties will not take place without your clear consent.


The collection of personal data as well as the transmission of the latter to public institutions entitled to receive information, and authorities will only take place according to the relevant laws, or rather if we are obliged by a court decision to do so. Our employees and service enterprises engaged by us, are both obliged to maintain confidentiality, and to comply with the provisions of the FDPA.



6. Export and data processing outside of the European Economy Community

Generally no data is exported to states outside of the European Economy Community. Therefore, no data which is processed, stored or used otherwise on the websites of VS Medien GmbH is processed, stored or used outside of the European Economy Community.



7. Data, which will be automatically collected when visiting our website

When using our website, the following data will be saved due to organisational and technical reasons: the name of the sites you visited, the name of the browser you are using and your operating system, date and time of your visit, used search engines, name of downloaded data and your IP address.



8. Use of Google Analytics

„This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses so called “cookies“, text files which will be saved on your computer and which allow an analysis of the usage of this website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of the website will,  as a rule, be transmitted to and be saved on a server of Google in the USA. However, in case of an activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union, or within other contracting states of the treaty about the European economic area.


The entire IP address will only in exceptional cases be transmitted to and then be shortened on a server of Google in the USA. Under contract to the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of this website, to collect reports about website activities, and to provide further services for the operator, related to website usage and internet usage. The IP address, transmitted according to Google Analytics by your browser, will not be combined with other data of Google. By using a certain setting of your browser software, the saving of cookies can be avoided; however, we need to point out that you might not be able to use the entire functions of the website. Furthermore, you can also avoid the collection of personal data by the cookie and the data related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of the former by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin when using the following link“



9. Cookies

If you are visiting one of our websites it might be that we will deposit information in form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files that will be sent to your browser by a webserver and will be saved on the hard drive of your computer.


Except the Internet Protocol address no other personal data of the user will be saved. This information will be used to recognize automatically you when you are visiting our website again and to ease the navigation for you. Cookies allow e.g. to adapt the website according to your interest or to save your password, so you do not need to type it in again.


Our website can also be viewed without using cookies of course. If you do not want us to recognize your computer again, you can avoid the saving of cookies on your hard drive by setting “do not accept cookies“ in your browser. To see how that works in detail, please see the instructions of your browser. If you do not accept cookies this might lead to a limitiation of the functions of our offers.


10. Facebook Like button, Instagram, Twitter button (social plugins)

We use plugins from providers such as those mentioned below throughout our website:

•, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the USA. The Facebook plugin is characterised by a blue logo with a white letter.

•, operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The Instagram plugin is characterised by an “Instagram camera”.

•, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The Twitter plugin is characterised by the words "Follow Us on Twitter”.

We would like to inform our users that plugins for providers such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are installed on our website. When you click on one of these buttons, then a direct connection to such plugins is created through their corresponding plugin. The content of the plugin used will be transmitted directly from these plugins such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to your browser. The content of the transmitted data is beyond our scope of control. However, we would like to inform you what data is transmitted to these plugins according to our current knowledge.

When you use these so-called plugins, i.e. you click on the corresponding button, the information you  load on certain pages of our website is transmitted to the server of the plugins such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For logged-in users of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other plugins, for instance, this means that user data will be assigned to your personal account. If you use the buttons, namely, the plugins for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or others by writing a comment or contribution, then this information will be transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other plugins and saved there. Even if you are not a member of the aforementioned social networks, there is a possibility that Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or others will identify and save your IP address.

In order to find out the purpose and scope of the collection, processing and utilisation of your data, as well as your rights and possibilities for settings to protect your privacy, please visit data privacy notices by the social network providers at the following webpages:


If you don’t want Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or others to collect data about you via our website, we request you to log out of Facebook, Instagram or Twitter before you visit our website. Moreover, you can block Facebook, Instagram, Twitter plugins by using add-ons for your browser.

11. Plugins from YouTube, YouTube videos and channels

Our website uses plugins from, which is represented by Google Inc. - via YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA (hereafter referred to as “YouTube”). The plugins can be recognised by the YouTube logos (for example, a white “Play” symbol on a red background or the “YouTube” logo in white with Tube on a red background). If you visit an internet page labelled by such a plugin, then a connection to the YouTube servers will be established and the plugin will be shown on the web page by a message to your browser. 

This conveys to YouTube the internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a YouTube or Google member, then YouTube will assign this information to your personal user account of these platforms. To use these plugins, such as clicking/start buttons of a video or sending a comment, then this information will be assigned to your YouTube user account, for instance. You can only prevent this by logging out prior to using the plugin. We don’t have any influence on the scope of the data that YouTube collects with the help of this plugin, and hence we are only providing pertinent information according to our current knowledge. Information regarding the collection and utilisation of your data via the platform or plugins can be found at:

Some of our websites contain so-called embedded videos on YouTube or videos from YouTube channels that we operate. These, however, only enable the connection to YouTube. YouTube is a service provided by Google Inc. If you require information regarding the scope and purpose of data collection and utilisation by Google, as well as your rights and settings to protect you as a YouTube customer, you can visit YouTube’s data privacy notice at


12. Children and teenager

People under 18 should not transfer personal data to us without having the permission of the parents or the legal guardian. We do not ask for personal data of children or teenagers, do not collect them or transfer them to third parties.



13. Security

Technical and organisational security measures were made to keep your personal data save from loss, destruction, manipulation, and unauthorized hits. All employees and every person concerned with data processing, need to comply with the FDPA and other laws being relevant to data protection as well as with the confidential use of personal data.


Our security measures are regularly maintained according to the technological developments.



14. Change of our data protection code

We reserve the right to change out security measures and data protection measures according to technical developments if necessary. In this case our indications on data protection will be adapted, too. Please note therefore the latest version of our data protection notice.



15. Links

In case you are using external links offered on our websites, our data protection notice will not be used on this links. If we offer links, we ensure that when having placed the link on our site, there was no breach of the law on the other website. However, we do not have any influence on the obeying of data protection and security provisions of other providers. Please see therefore the data protection notice on the websites of other providers.

16. Right of access

You can request information about the saved data about you at any time given. If necessary please write to: VS Medien GmbH GmbH, Kronacher Str. 63, 90765 Fürth or send an e-mail to [email protected]



17. Right of objection

Furthermore, you can require a revocation of consent about the collection, procession, and usage of your personal data. If necessary please write to: VS Medien GmbH GmbH, Wipsch 1, 56130 Bad Ems or send an e-mail to [email protected]



18. Consent

If you subscribed to one of our newsletters, or if you have accepted the regular sending of interesting offers and information about VS Medien GmbH by having used on of our contact forms, you gave us consent to use your e-mail address for advertising purposes while doing this. We recorded your consent and are obliged to show this content by any time given. You can always require a revocation of consent. 



19. Questions, suggestions, complaints

In case of any questions concerning both our hints on data protection and the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection commissioner:


Attorney Costard, office for IT security and data protection, Attorney Thomas P. Costard, Bayreuther Straße 11, 90409 Nürnberg, phone (+49) 911/790 30 34, fax: (+49) 911/790 30 35, e-mail: [email protected], website:



He functions also as your contact person concerning requests of information, suggestions, or complaints.


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