Thank you for your interest in our author pool. The protection of personal information is of high priority to us. is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and to providing a safe online experience for all of our users. This Privacy Statement outlines our privacy policy as well as how we collect and use your data.

The collection, management and use of your personal data are consistent with the data protection laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and with the German Telemedia Act of 2007 (Telemediengesetz).

Responsible department

Our data protection officer will be glad to assist you with any queries regarding our privacy policy. Please contact:

Fionn Kientzler
Data Protection Officer
Hohe Bleichen 21
20354 Hamburg

Data collection

Your personal data will be stored, processed and used only with your express consent. Registration with our website constitutes consent.

Each time you access the website as an author or client, technical information such as your computer’s IP address, internet browser, operating system and the queried domain, as well as the time and date of the connection, will be automatically registered and recorded. These data may be used as necessary for statistical purposes, but will in no way be associated with your personal details.

Data usage

We will use your personal data, should you provide it, solely for purposes of electronic communication, unwinding a terminated contract, processing orders and for other internal administrative activities.

Only with your permission will we send you newsletters or questionnaires.

Data transfers to third parties

Your personal data are for internal use only and will not be communicated to third parties without your explicit permission. We adhere to the strictest possible safety standards as part of our efforts to protect your data and make it inaccessible to third parties. However, complete security cannot generally be guaranteed when communicating via basic e-mail.

We nonetheless reserve the right to share your data if required to do so by law (e.g. in response to a duly authorized request for information by police or governmental authorities).

Modification and deletion of data

It is your right at all times to obtain information relative to personal data which we have collected from you, specifically their origin, destination and the purpose behind their storage. Needless to say, you are free to withdraw your consent to the storage of personal data at any time. Any stored personal data will be immediately deleted in such cases.

Use of cookies uses cookies in order to optimize the usability of the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer and allow you to use our webpages faster and more efficiently. Cookies eliminate the inconvenience of entering your data each time you log into the website. Our cookies do not contain personal data, nor can they interfere with a user's system or cause damage to their computer.

In our system, we use mostly “session cookies” which are deleted immediately after the user leaves our site. Session cookies are not stored on the user’s hard disk.

It is, of course, also possible to access our website without the use of cookies. The use of cookies can be blocked by changing the settings of your internet browser.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on your computer and used to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the United States and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where third parties process this information on Google's behalf. Google will under no circumstances bring your IP address into contact with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note however that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this web site, you express your consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the purposes set out above.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Independent Publishing may change this privacy policy at any time. In the event of a change, we will inform you via email or public notice on our website.

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