Privacy Policy
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Privacy Policy

The proprieter of, Software & Support Media (S&S Media) take the protection of personal information very seriously. As a private firm we are liable to the clauses of the German Data Protection Act and Interstate Agreement on Media Services.


When you visit our Website, your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other identifying information collected will not be shared without your permission. S&S Media recognizes the importance of protecting information we may collect from our users. Our policy is to use the information we acquire from users through the registration process or through user postings at our sites for internal business purposes only, and we maintain appropriate security measures to keep this information private.

Online Surveys

In order to improve the user experience at our Website, we may conduct occasional online surveys for our readers. These surveys are voluntary and you can choose to decline participating in them. Information collected through these surveys is anonymous.

Personal information

You can use our online service without disclosing your identity. If you register for one of our services (e.g. newsletter), take out a product or subscription, we ask for your name and other personal information, such as address or telephone number. Software & Support Media use this personal information only for subscriptions inside the firm. There is no dissemination.

We do not sell, trade or rent your information to other parties unless we have first obtained your consent. Your personal information will beused only for:

  • the purposes you have specifically provided the information for, such as submitting proposals for articles or newsletter subscription;
  • sending you email notifications about any new features;
  • enhancing existing features or develop new features, products and services; and
  • allowing us to personalize the content and advertising based on personal characteristics or preferences.


Cookies are located in different areas of our web pages to manage an online visit, such as completing an online registration form or during the use of the Developer Forum.Cookies help when a value is exhausted and the user has to register again. Cookies are anonymous and disclose no information about the user. We promise to use Cookies only for these purposes.

Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (“Google”), uses this web page. Google Analytics apply “Cookies,” text files, to analyse the use of the web page. These Cookies are stored in your computer and the information about your usage of the web page is transmitted to a server in the USA. The information and your IP address, is stored for the analysis of your interaction with the web page. Google will transmit the information to third parties in case of a statutory regulation. Your IP address is not used for any other data. You can prevent the installation of Cookies with the appropriate adjustment, but this means you cannot use some of the functions of the web page. By using this site, you agree to the processing of data about you for the stated purpose.

Facebook Social Plugins

S&S offers you the possibility of posting products, offers, servies and/or events using Facebook. For this purpose S&S uses a service by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be seen here. While the website is being loaded in your browser, the code of the Social Plugin is being called from a Facebook Server and embedded in the site. We therefore have no influence over the data called by Facebook. According to Facebook, Facebook saves the internet address at which the Social Plugin is found for a duration of 90 days, as well as additional technical data such as IP address, browser type and operating system to optimise Facebook’s services. After the duration of 90 days the data is anonymised so that is can no longer be associated with you. You can find additional information via Facebook here.


If you are logged in to Facebook during your visit to, Facebook can attribute the visited sites to you. The information created via interaction with the Social Plugin (clicking etc.) is sent to Facebook and saved by them. You can prevent this by logging out of Facebook before visiting our site. It is also possible to block all Social Plugins by Facebook. For this purpose, there is a number of extensions available for various browsers (such as Facebook Blocker).

You can find Facebook’s privacy policy and additional settings to control your personal data here. Please inform yourself about Facebook via these links, as the privacy policies regularly change due updating and modification of Social Plugin functionality.

Twitter Button

S&S offers you the possibility of posting products, offers, servies and/or events using Twitter. For this purpose we use a service by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107 and the relevant plugin. With the Tweet button, it is possible for you to post our content on Twitter. The button shows the number of Tweets a piece of content has received. While the website is being loaded in your browser, the code of the Tweet button is being called from a Twitter Inc. Server and embedded in the WebMagazin site. We therefore have no influence over the data called by Twitter. According to Twitter, Twitter saves the sent Tweet message and its metadata. According to our estimates, this includes date, time and a shortened URL of the website the tweet button was embedded on, as well as further technical data such as IP address, browser type and operating system. Twitter Inc. does not confirm for how long this information is saved. You can find more information via Twitter here. Please also refer to this source, as Twitter may change or update its functions.

Google +1 Button

S&S offers you the possibility of recommending products, offers, servies and/or events using (among others) the „+1“ Button by Google. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

While the website is being loaded in your browser, the code of the +1 button is being called from a Google Server and embedded in the WebMagazin site. We have no influence on the amount of data called by Google. According to Google, Google records both the information that you have given a +1 to a piece of content, as well as information about the page that you were looking at while clicking +1 and your IP address and other browser-related data.

If you are logged in with a Google account, any captured data is applied to your account. You +1 can appear together withyour profile name and photo in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile or other locations on websites and advertisements.

Google claims that it does not collect the portals that you visit on the internet or your browser history and does not process the +1 function in any other way. However Google saves short-term data about your visit for system maintenance and for the purpose of correcting errors. This data is not structured according to individual profiles, user names or URLs. You can find more information about this from Googe here.

You always remain in control of your +1 content. You can manage all of your +1s via the +1 tab in your Google profile. If you do not want Google to collect data about you via our internet pages that is connected to your Google Plus account, you should log out before visiting our website.

You can find more information about the purpose and scope of the collection, saving and processing of your data by Google as well as settings here:

Policy Modifications

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and from time to time, so visit this page periodically to check for changes. For additional information about our Website, please see our Terms of Use.

Contact Information

If you would like to review or update your personal information or if you have any questions on our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at

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