Privacy Policy

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Data Protection Policy


The following information specifies the way that Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co KG processes your personal data and states your rights following the enactment of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25/05/2018.

The types of data which are specifically processed and the ways in which they are used are based on the services that you are using and the purposes which we have agreed with you.


1. Data Controller, Data Protection Officer

Dr. Johannes Graulich and Ester Petri, Managing Director of Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, are responsible for the handling of data at the company. You can contact them at:

Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Sielminger Str. 51
D-70771 Leinfelden Echterdingen

You can contact the Data Protection Officer at Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG at:


Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection
Sielminger Str. 51
D-70771 Leinfelden Echterdingen


2. Personal Data

We process your personal data that you send to us within the scope of our business relationship with you.

Some of our services require that we collect your personal data. These include instances when we process orders from our publishing catalogue after we have received an order from you by telephone or email, when you use our webshop, when you receive advice about our products, when you register to attend an event, when permissions to print are issued or when public performance permits are issued which grant permission to stage musical theatre productions.

We adhere to the principles of data minimisation and data avoidance and only ever collect your data if it is required to enable us to deliver our services. Personal data includes name, contact details and information relating to invoicing and order processing. We only store and use your personal data as is necessary to enable us to process orders, perform our services and manage accounting matters.


This data will not be disclosed to third parties, who are not connected with the performance of the contract, without your express consent. Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to pass personal data on to SCHUFA if the customer defaults on payments and does not pay after receiving a dunning notice.


We like to keep our customers and other interested parties updated on the latest news and offers from our publishing house. We send this information via an electronic newsletter by email or by direct mail. We only use your personal data for this purpose if we have received your express consent which you can revoke at any time or if it is legally permissible.


Your data is transferred to the department within our publishing house that requires it in order to meet our contractual obligations. Your data is also forwarded to external processing companies who are appointed by our publishing house, such as banks, credit card companies or logistics companies, to ensure that we can meet our contractual obligations. When you submit a SEPA mandate, we forward your personal data to the Volksbank Filder eG, Schloßplatz 13, 73765 Neuhausen. If you place an order that is not processed through our webshop and you wish to pay by credit card, we forward your credit card details to the company ConCardis, Heltmann-Park 7, 65760 Eschborn.


We process and store your personal date in order to fulfil the stipulated purpose and in accordance with our data storage and documentation management obligations which are defined in such laws as the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO).


We do not disclose your personal data to third parties unless it is required by law or in order to perform the contract, or if you authorise us to do so.


The GDPR stipulates that you have the right to access your personal data (art. 15), the right to rectification (art. 16), the right to deletion (art. 17), the right to restriction of processing (art. 18) and the right to data portability (art. 20). The restrictions specified in §§ 34, 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) apply to the right to access your personal data and the right to deletion.


You also have the right to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data (art. 21, 22 of the GDPR).




If you wish to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data, please send an informal letter to:


Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Sielminger Str. 51

D-70771 Leinfelden Echterdingen





3. Access Data When Visiting Our Website

Your visit to our website is logged automatically. No personal data is saved. The IP address used by your computer, the date, time of day, your browser, your PC’s operating system and the pages you view on our website are recorded. Your IP address is abbreviated when this information is collected which ensures that these log entries are automatically anonymised. We are not able to reference this information back to specific users.


4. Use of Cookies

To make your visit to our website as pleasant as possible, we use cookies. Some of these are essential, because without them the website presentation will not function correctly. We use others to store default settings or for anonymous statistics. You yourself decide to what extent we may use cookies in your case.

You can view your individual cookie settings for our website here and change these at any time: Cookie Declaration

Please enter your consent ID and the date from the Cookie Declaration if you wish to contact us about your consent.


5. Security

We use the most modern and appropriate technical and organisational security measures when we use and store your personal data in order to prevent it from being misused, deleted or lost.


6. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’). Using Google Analytics includes the use of the ‘Universal Analytics’ operating mode. This makes it possible to associate data, sessions and interactions with a pseudonymised user ID across several devices which therefore makes it possible to analyse a user’s activities across a number of devices. You can refer to this data protection policy at

Google Analytics uses cookies which are text files that are stored on your computer that facilitate the analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie on how you use our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will first abbreviate your IP address if you are located within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of the website to evaluate your use of the website for the purposes of generating reports on website activity in order to provide the website operator with further services related to website and internet use. Our legitimate interest in processing data is based on these reasons. The legal basis for using Google Analytics is specified in § 15 para. 3 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Data that we send and that is linked with cookies, user identification features (e.g. user IDs) or advertising IDs is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has expired is automatically deleted on a monthly basis. For further information on terms of use and data protection, please visit: and

You can prevent cookies being stored on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. If you do so, however, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent. In addition, users can prevent Google from collecting the data on use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and also prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing a browser plug-in. An opt-out cookie will be created which will prevent any of your data from being collected when you visit this website in the future. You must carry out the opt-out process on all of the systems you use in order to prevent Universal Analytics from collecting your data across multiple devices. The opt-out cookie will be set when you click here: Deactivate Google Analytics

7. Retargeting

Our website uses retargeting technology so that we can use online advertising via Google and third party providers to directly target internet users who have previously expressed an interest in our website and products. We believe that interest-based advertising is much more interesting to internet users than online advertising which is not tailored towards the user’s personal interests.

This is why this website uses Google Inc’s (Google) remarketing function. This function enables visitors to the website to be provided with interest-based advertising within the Google advertising network. Website visitors’ browsers store cookies which are text files that are stored on their computers that enable them to be recognised when they visit websites which are part of the Google advertising network. The visitor may then be shown advertising that relates to content that the visitor has previously viewed on websites which use the Google remarketing function. According to Google’s own company statements, it does not collect any personal data during this process. However, if you do not want the Google remarketing function to be activated, it is possible to change the relevant settings to deactivate this function by visiting Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by calling up the deactivation page which has been made available by the Network Advertising Initiative: http: // and follow the opt-out procedure published there. Further information on Google remarketing and Google’s data protection declaration can be found at:


8. Contact

If you have any questions relating to data protection, please contact:


Carus-Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Sielminger Str. 51

D-70771 Leinfelden Echterdingen





Issued: 21 January 2019