Privacy policy

Here you will find the MEDIA Central's privacy policy.

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company.

For us, data protection is not only a legal obligation, but also an important instrument for increasing transparency in our daily handling of your personal data. The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") is important to us. We would therefore like to inform you in detail below about which data is collected when you visit our website and use our services there and how it is processed or used by us in the following, as well as which accompanying protective measures we have also taken in technical and organisational terms.


Person responsible for data processing

The controller within the meaning of the applicable data protection regulations is MEDIA Central Gesellschaft für Angebotskommunikation und Marketing mbH, see our Imprint.

Data protection officer

Our external data protection officer is responsible for monitoring and complying with data protection. He will be happy to provide you with further information on the subject of data protection under the following contact details:

Niels Kill

c/o Althammer & Kill GmbH & Co KG

New Zollhof 3

40221 Düsseldorf

Phone +49 211 936748-0

Fax +49 211 936748-48

e-mail: data protection officer(at)

Collection and use of your data

It is generally possible to use our website without providing personal data. Nevertheless, personal data is sometimes processed. You can find out when this is the case in the following descriptions.

Informational use

It is not generally necessary for you to provide personal data when using our website for information purposes only.Rather, in this case we only collect and use the data that your internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as

  • Date and time of accessing one of our websites

  • your browser type

  • the browser settings

  • the operating system used

  • the last page you visited

  • the amount of data transferred and the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.) and

  • your IP address.


We collect and use this data during an informational visit exclusively in non-personalised form. This is done to enable you to use the websites you have accessed, for statistical purposes and to improve our website. We only store the IP address for the duration of your visit; no personalised analysis takes place.


Contact form

You can get in touch with us via a contact form. The information collected in the contact form (first name, surname, email-address and, if applicable, company, street, postcode/city, country, telephone) and your message will only be used by us for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. The data will be deleted after processing has been completed. Data will only be stored for a maximum of 10 years beyond this period as part of the legally required archiving of e-mail correspondence (e-mails are business and commercial letters).

Your data will only be passed on to other third parties if we are legally obliged to do so.


Contacting employees by e-mail

You can contact us by sending us an e-mail. You can send this, for example, to info(at) or to the personalised e-mail addresses of our employees. The data that we receive when you send us your e-mail (for example: your name, your e-mail address and your message itself) will only be used by us for the purpose of responding to your enquiry. After processing has been completed, the data will be deleted. Only in the context of the legally prescribed archiving of e-mail traffic (e-mails are business and commercial letters) will data be stored for a maximum of 10 years.

Your data will only be passed on to other third parties if we are legally obliged to do so.

We cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by e-mail, so we recommend that you send information requiring a high level of confidentiality by post.



1. description and scope of data processing

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address and your first name and surname. In order to be able to check whether you are the owner of the e-mail address provided or whether the owner agrees to receive the newsletter, we send an automated e-mail to the e-mail address provided after the first registration step. Only after confirmation of the newsletter registration via a link in the confirmation e-mail will we add the e-mail address provided to our mailing list (so-called double opt-in). If you are a customer of ours, we can also send you the newsletter.

The following services and service providers may be used:

rapidmailEmail dispatch and marketing platform; service provider: rapidmail GmbH, Wentzingerstraße 21, 79106 Freiburg; Website:; Privacy policy:

2. purpose of data processing

Your data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of sending the newsletter.

We collect, process and use your personal data to display the content of our website, to process any contact enquiries and for the purposes described in this privacy policy in compliance with the relevant data protection laws. Personal data is information that can be used to identify you.

When you simply visit our website, i.e. if you do not contact us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security.

  • IP address

  • Date and time of the enquiry

  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • Content of the request (specific page)

  • Access status/HTTP status code

  • Amount of data transferred in each case

  • browser

  • Operating system and its interface

  • Language and version of the browser software

We also offer you the option of contacting us by e-mail or via a contact form. In order to answer your enquiry and to send you our newsletter, we will process the data you provide (e.g. e-mail address, name, telephone number, etc.). We delete the data collected in this context after storage is no longer required, or restrict processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective processes. We will also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

3. legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a) GDPR (consent), which you have given us by ordering the newsletter. If you are our customer and we can therefore send you the newsletter even without your express prior consent, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR; our legitimate interest is based on our interest in advertising the same and similar products.

4 Data erasure and storage duration

The data for newsletter dispatch will be stored subject to a request for deletion as long as as long as we need this data to send the newsletter. The data will therefore be deleted if you actively unsubscribe from the newsletter or if a newsletter is reported as undeliverable more than [two (2) times] or if we generally stop sending the newsletter you have ordered.

5. cancellation and removal options

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time with effect for the future.You can object to the use of your data for advertising and marketing purposes in connection with the newsletter at any time.


Application procedure

We process the data that you have sent us in connection with your application in order to check your suitability for the position and to carry out the application procedure.

Your application will be reviewed by HR Management upon receipt. Suitable applications will then be forwarded to the contact person responsible for your position (management, divisional management, departmental management, team leader and/or line manager). The next steps are then agreed. Within the entire Media Central, only those persons have access to your data who need it for the proper course of our application procedure.

Authorised service provider

To carry out our application process, we use the HR management software of: Personio SE & Co KG

Seidlstraße 3

80335 Munich

With the Personio in accordance with Article 28 GDPR in order to ensure the secure and legally compliant handling of your data. Information on your rights as a data subject can be found in this privacy policy under "Your rights".

Storage period

Applicant data will be deleted after 6 months in the event of a rejection.

In the event that you have consented to further storage of your personal data, we will include your data in our applicant pool. There the data will be deleted after 12 months.

If you have been accepted for a position as part of the application process, your data will be transferred to our personnel information system.

Legal basis(s) for data processing

The legal basis for the collection and processing of applicant data is Art. 88 para. 1 GDPR in conjunction with. § 26 BDSG.


Use of cookies

We use cookie technology for our websites. Cookies are small text files that are sent from our web server to your browser when you visit our website and are stored on your computer for later retrieval.

This website uses cookies to the following extent:

  • Transient cookies (temporary use)

  • Persistent cookies (temporary use)

  • Third-party cookies (from third-party providers)

  • Flash cookies (permanent use)

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include session cookies in particular. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to the website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser's security settings.

You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website.

The Flash cookies used are not recorded by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. These store the necessary data independently of the browser you use and have no automatic expiry date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you must install an appropriate add-on, e.g. "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox or Adobe-Flash-Killer-Cookie for Google Chrome.

We do not collect or store personal data in cookies in this context. We also do not use any technologies that link the information collected by cookies with user data.

You can find more information on the topic of "cookies" on the portal of the Technical University of Berlin:


Web analysis

It is important to us to optimise the design of our website and make it as attractive as possible for our visitors. To do this, it is necessary for us to know which parts of it are well received by our visitors. We use the following recognised technologies for this purpose:

Use of the SalesViewer® technology:

This website uses the SalesViewer® technology of the SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the legitimate interests of the website operator (Art. 6 para. 1 lit.f GDPR), data is collected and stored for marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.

For this purpose, a javascript-based code is used for this purpose, which is used to collect company-related data and the corresponding use. The data collected with this technology is stored using a non-recalculable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website.

The data collected within the scope of Salesviewer are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link to prevent the collection by SalesViewer® within this website in the future. In doing so, an opt-opt-out cookie for this website will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click on this link again.


Integrated services

We integrate the following external services to design our website and provide additional functions.

All of the services described below can be deactivated by using special plug-ins for your browser or, more specifically, the necessary connection to the corresponding servers can be prevented. Please note, however, that the use of such tools may be associated with a loss of familiar everyday convenience - because many things will no longer function as you would normally expect.

Open Street Maps

We integrate the maps of the "OpenStreetMap" service (, which are published on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database Licence (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) are offered. Privacy policy: To the best of our knowledge, OpenStreetMap uses user data exclusively for the purpose of displaying the map functions and temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, users' IP addresses and location data, which are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data may be processed in the USA. Further information can be found in OpenStreetMap's privacy policy: These processing operations are only carried out with your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

Google Web Fonts

Google Web Fonts are implemented on our websites. These are responsible for displaying fonts. By using Google Web Fonts, a Google server in the USA is called up unless your browser can access a local copy in the cache. Your IP address will be transmitted to Google. If you are also logged in to Google with an existing user account at the same time as visiting our website, Google may also be able to associate your visit to our website with your user behaviour. We have no influence on this procedure and do not receive any information from Google about the transmitted content.The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Further information on data protection at Google Inc. can be found at


Social Media Links

Our websites contain links to various social media. These are are both to social-media plugins, as well as links to our offers within these media. All these accounts - like this website - are also operated by us, MEDIA Central Gesellschaft für Handelskommunikation und Marketing mbH. If you click on one of these links, your IP address will always be transmitted to the operators of the various platforms. If you use one of these services and are also logged in with your specific account, information about your surfing behaviour may also be collected by the social media operators. The transmission of your IP address to the operators of the websites accessed is technically necessary and applies to all websites.

Processing of your personal data in countries outside the EU and the EEA

Your personal data is not processed in countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area, with the exception of the social-media applications: Google+.



MEDIA Central offers (sometimes free) white papers on certain topics, which are requested on a MEDIA Central website and made available by e-mail.

In order for MEDIA Central to be able to send the corresponding whitepaper to the enquirer by e-mail, MEDIA Central requires the e-mail address (company-related only) as well as the surname/first name and company name. As any MEDIA Central whitepapers are aimed exclusively at customers and partners from the corporate environment, the relevant contact details must be provided exclusively on this basis; we expressly request that private e-mail addresses are not provided and will not consider those that are clearly recognisable as such.


Legal basis for data processing

Here you will find an overview of the legal bases under data protection law for the processing of your data.

Contact and order form

The processing of your data is lawful because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your rights: information, rectification, erasure, restriction

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data at any time, as well as the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection to processing and the right to data portability, provided that the respective data protection requirements are met. If you have any questions about your rights, you can contact us at any time or send an email to our external data protection officer (see above for contact details).

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for us. This is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia:

If you have given us your consent for certain data processing, you can revoke this at any time.

Data security

We also use technical and organisational security measures to protect personal data that is generated or collected, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or attack by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.