Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in the  “Hong Kong Diaries”. With this data protection declaration we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data processed by us and your rights as a data subject.

1. Responsible

Axel Springer SE, Axel-Springer-Str. Is responsible for data processing in accordance with Article 4 No. 7 GDPR, unless otherwise stated in this data protection declaration. 65, 10888 Berlin, Telephone: +49 30 2591 0, E-Mail: (hereinafter also “we” or “us”).

2. Calling up the website

When you use our offer, we automatically collect and process various data, such as:

• Information about the accessing device and the software used

• Date and time of access

• Cookies and pseudonymous IDs (functional cookies)

• Websites from which the user accesses our website or which the user accesses via our website

• IP address

The at least temporary storage of the IP address is technically necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Your contact

When you contact us, e.g. The data you provide by e-mail or telephone (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be processed by us in order to process your request. We delete the data arising in this context when they are no longer required for the aforementioned purpose, provided that the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. fDSGVO.

4. Cookies and Similar Technologies

In order to be able to offer our offer, the use of certain cookies and similar technologies is necessary (functional cookies). Furthermore, the settings you have made or the consents you have given and objections are stored in cookies on your terminal device. The use of these cookies is necessary so that we can provide the service you have requested.

Cookies are small files that your browser stores on your device in a directory provided for this purpose. Through them u. a. determine whether you have visited a website before. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID. Cookies cannot identify you as a person without additional information.

Incidentally, we and our partners only use additional cookies and similar technologies with your consent. We and our partners use these to save and process data on your device for the purposes listed below in this data protection declaration. Without consent to the setting of cookies, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

Further information on the cookies used or comparable technologies and our partners can be found at the corresponding point in this data protection declaration. There you also have the possibility at any time to revoke your consent with effect for the future. Cookies that have already been set can also be deleted by you at any time using an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. Please note that in this case the settings you have made will also be deleted and you will be asked to make them again when you visit our website again. The duration of the cookies used is limited to a maximum of one year unless otherwise specified.

5. Web analysis (statistics)

Subject to your consent, we use the web analysis service Google Analytics from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”) for the purpose of continuously improving our customer service.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google places a cookie on your device for this purpose. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on your device is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis . As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection you are using, is transmitted to Google. These personal data are stored by Google. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties. We use the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. With this addition, the IP address of your Internet connection is shortened and anonymized by Google if you access our website from a member state of the European Union or from another signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by clicking the button below.

[Revoke consent]

In addition, you can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting in the internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on your device. In addition, a cookie already set by Google can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at and at Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link

6. Integration of third-party providers (external media)

For the purpose of increasing the user experience in our offer, we also embed YouTube videos from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”), which according to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is responsible for data processing. Subject to your consent, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Google server. In doing so, Google processes your IP address, which is required to establish the connection to the Google server and to play the YouTube videos. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by clicking the button below.

[Revoke consent]

Information on data processing by Google can be found in the YouTube data protection guidelines:

7. Facebook fan pages

We use a Facebook fan page under the link, for which we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Limited.

In joint responsibility with Facebook, we analyze how you use our fan page (page insights). The information required by the GDPR on data processing in the context of page insights is available from Facebook; currently by name in Facebook’s data protection information at

Facebook also provides you with the relevant content of the contract concluded between Facebook and us on processing under joint responsibility in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR; currently under the following link:

You can assert your right of appeal to any supervisory authority responsible for you and lodge legal remedies there.

According to the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. You can find out more about this and other data subject rights in the Facebook data protection information linked above.

For page insights on our Facebook fan pages, Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland acts as a common point of contact and processes all applications to assert the rights of data subjects.

As part of the page insights, we ourselves only receive anonymized statistics – we have no access to personal data processed by Facebook. We process the anonymized data on the basis of legal regulations that allow us to process personal data because we have an overriding legitimate interest in gaining a better understanding of the interests of visitors to our fan page (Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR).

Facebook offers various community functions on the fan pages with which you can interact with other users, for example by posting posts, leaving comments or liking or sharing posts there. We would like to point out that these areas are publicly accessible and that all personal information that you enter there or provide when registering can be viewed by others. We cannot control how other users of the fan pages use this information. In particular, we cannot prevent unwanted messages from being sent to you.

8. Storage period

We process personal data only as long as this is necessary for the above-mentioned purpose. The personal data will then be deleted, provided that there are no statutory retention periods to the contrary.

9. Contact details and your rights as a data subject

Please contact our data protection officer at any time if you have any questions or suggestions about data protection or the enforcement of your rights as a data subject:

Axel Springer SE

data protection

Axel-Springer-Str. 65

10888 Berlin

As far as data processing in connection with page insights on our Facebook fan page is concerned, Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland acts as a common point of contact and processes all requests to assert the rights mentioned.

▫ information and correction

You can receive information from us free of charge at any time as to whether we process personal data about you and also specifically which data about you is stored and request a copy of the stored data. You can also have incorrect data corrected and completed.

▫ Deletion, restriction and the right to be forgotten

You can request the deletion and restriction of your personal data. As far as the deletion of your personal data conflicts with statutory retention requirements, your data will be marked with the aim of restricting its future processing.

▫ data portability

If applicable, you also have the right to have the personal data relating to you transmitted to you or another person responsible in a structured, common and machine-readable format, provided that the processing is based on consent or a contract and is carried out using automated procedures . However, this does not apply if the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the person responsible. You also have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one person in charge to another person in charge, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other people.

▫ Revocation / Objection

You can revoke your given consents at any time with effect for the future under the above. Revoke contact address.

Furthermore, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you that is based on a legitimate interest. In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims .

▫ Right to complain

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority and the possibility of appealing. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of legal remedies.

Status: October 23, 2020