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    Provider identification pursuant to section 5 of the  German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG):

    Catan GmbH
    Schulgasse 43
    64380 Rossdorf
    Tel: +49 (0) 700 00002614

    VAT ID number pursuant to section 27a of the German Value Added Tax Act (Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE 222501949
    German Commercial Register (Handelsregister): HRB8557 Darmstadt, Germany
    German Tax Identification Number (Steuernummer): Tax office Darmstadt, Germany 0723003996
    Represented by Klaus Teuber, Guido Teuber, Benjamin Teuber

    Graphic Design & Programming
    Webseiten-Service und Homepage-Betreuung

    Content Liability

    The content of our web pages has been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot assume liability for the correctness, completeness or currentness of this content. Pursuant to section 7, subsection 1 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages according to general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG), we as service providers are under no obligation to monitor third party information transferred to or stored on our website or search for instances that indicate illegal activity.

    Obligations according to general laws to remove information or block the use of information remain unaffected by this. However, any such liability can only be assumed from the moment in which knowledge of a specific infringement is obtained. Upon discovery of such infringements, we will remove the respective content immediately.

    Liability for Links

    Our website contains links to external web pages of third parties, whose content we have no control over. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for such third party content. The provider or owner of the linked web pages is liable for their content at all times. At the time the links were created, the linked web pages were checked for possible infringements. No illegal content could be detected at the time the links were created. However, continuous review of the content of the linked web pages is unreasonable without specific indications of infringement. Upon discovery of infringements, we will remove such links immediately.


    The contents and works of these web pages provided by the website owner are governed by German copyright law. Duplication, editing, distribution, and any form of utilization beyond the scope of German copyright law require written consent of the respective author or provider. Downloads and copies of these web pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Third party copyrights are respected for content of these web pages that was not provided by the owner. In particular, third party content is marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we kindly ask you to notify us. Upon discovery of infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

    Privacy Policy – Consent to use the data

    Here we inform you about the use of data by the Catan GmbH (hereinafter “Catan”) on our websites,, and

    Catan’s online offering includes various services, such as, for example, answering customer inquiries. In addition, Catan offers a newsletter. In order that you can use the services available on,,, and, Catan collects, processes and uses personal data. By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you consent to the collection, processing, transfer, and use of your personal data in accordance with the following provisions and in compliance with applicable data protection law. You may revoke your given consent at any time with effect for the future and/or object to future uses of your data, unless the processing and use of the data is required for the purposes of contract execution. Catan will erase the data if any statutory retention periods have expired, if you have made a claim for cancellation, or if further storage is no longer required to achieve its original intended purpose.

    Secure Data Transfer

    Catan encrypts your personal data before it is transferred. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer). In addition, Catan ensures that its websites and other systems are protected as far as possible by technical and organizational measures against unauthorized access, modification or dissemination of data by unauthorized persons.

    Right to be Informed & Cancellation

    In accordance with applicable legal requirements, you receive information about your stored data without giving any reason. You can also block, rectify or delete the data we collected from you and revoke the consent given to us for data collection and use without giving reasons. Related inquiries should be sent by e-mail or letter (including information that allows us to verify your identity) to the Catan contact address stated below.

    Responsible Body

    The responsible body for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) is the

    Catan GmbH
    Schulgasse 43
    64380 Rossdorf

    Use of Personal Data

    Personal data is individual information about factual or personal circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person, such as e.g. name, address, telephone number, etc. Data collected when visiting the pages,, and are not personal data if they cannot be directly associated with you.

    Catan collects, stores and processes your personal data for a newsletter, answering customer inquiries, and technical administration. Data will only be made available to third parties if required by law or if necessary for the purposes of processing (billing in contractual relationships, sending out the newsletter, etc.) or if the data subject has previously consented to the transfer.

    If you send us a request, complaint, or notice by letter or e-mail, which is not handled by Catan but by one of our partners, you agree that our communication be forwarded to the competent body for expedited processing, unless you specifically reject forwarding in your communication.

    Disclosed data may only be used by the recipients to fulfill legal obligations or contractual obligations.

    Catan will use your personal data to introduce you to products or promotions from Catan or Catan’s co-operation partners, provided that you subscribed to the newsletter (see below).

    If Catan organizes sweepstakes, your data will be used to inform you about the sweepstakes and to notify you about potential prizes. Further information can be found in the respective conditions of participation.

    Transfer of personal data to third parties

    The use of certain services requires the transfer of data to third parties. If you use these services, by agreeing to this Privacy Policy you consent to a data transfer to third parties, in each case to the extent described below:


    Catan uses the cloud-based ticket system service Freshdesk (Freshworks GmbH, Alte Jakobstraße 85/86, Hof 3, Haus 6, 10179 Berlin, Germany) for mailing requests sent to Catan. The data is processed exclusively via SSL, and the data centers comply with the EU Safe Harbor guidelines. Further information on data protection and compliance with the GDPR at Freshdesk can be found here:


    For sending newsletters Catan uses the so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means that after registering to subscribe to a newsletter you also need to confirm (confirmation e-mail, activation of the activation link contained therein) that you want to use the newsletter service. If you no longer want to receive a newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. You can also unsubscribe by sending a written message to the responsible body (e.g. by e-mail or letter), which clearly identifies the subscriber.

    For the German-language newsletter on we use the services of the provider Clever Elements (Clever Elements GmbH, Prinzessinnenstrasse 19-20, D-10969 Berlin, Germany).

    The storage of data takes place on servers of noris network AG in Nuremberg Germany. For more information about on how Clever Elements stores, uses, and protects your data, see the Clever Elements privacy policy:

    For the English-language newsletter on we use the services of Constant Contacts (Constant Contact, Inc., 1601 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02451, USA). This data will be hosted outside the EU. It consists of the e-mail addresses of subscribers to the English-language newsletter and (optional) their first- and last names. For information on privacy at Constant Contacts, please visit this page:

    The English-language newsletter is created on our behalf by Creative Goods Companies (326 Ohio Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980, USA, and sent out by Constant Contacts via the above mentioned tool.


    Please note that Catan uses cookies (session cookies and temporary / permanent cookies). Catan’s pages can also be used without cookies. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to store specific user-related information on the user’s device while he or she is using Catan’s pages. Cookies not only allow us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of Catan’s pages and to analyze page usage behavior, but also to increase the security of Catan’s pages and to make the services we offer user-friendly. By accepting this Privacy Policy, you consent to the use of cookies by Catan and, therefore, to the collection, storage and use of non-personal usage data.

    You also agree that these data may be stored in cookies at the end of a browser session and retrieved when the page is visited again. You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future by setting your Internet browser to refuse to accept cookies. You can also prevent third-party cookies from being set by deactivating the acceptance of third-party cookies in your Internet browser.

    Log Files

    When accessing Catan’s pages, access data is stored in so-called server log files. These records include the date and time of retrieval, page name, IP address, referrer URL, the amount of data transferred, and the product and version information of the browser being used. In the case of anonymization, the IP addresses are changed in such a way that the details of personal or factual circumstances can no longer be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person, or only with a disproportionate amount of time, cost and manpower. Catan uses this data anonymized for statistical evaluations. Provided that there are no retention obligations, IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after use.

    Social Bookmarks

    On its pages, Catan includes on his pages social bookmarks from Facebook, Twitter and Google via c’t Shariff. Users can distribute links over the corresponding social networks without the information about the surfing behavior being transferred to the social media services in advance. Detailed information about c’t Shariff can be found here:

    Adobe Typekit

    For the uniform representation of fonts, Catan uses so-called web fonts provided by Adobe Typekit. When you access a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

    To do this, the browser you are using must connect to the Adobe Typekit servers. This informs Adobe Typekit that our website has been accessed through your IP address. We use Adobe Typekit web fonts for a uniform and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

    For more information on Adobe Typekit web fonts, visit and the Adobe Typekit Privacy Policy:


    Catan includes YouTube videos on his pages, where they can be played directly. These videos are stored on and embedded on Catan’s pages in “extended privacy mode”, i.e., no user data will be transmitted to YouTube before the videos are played. Data is only transmitted, when you play a video. We have no influence on this data transfer.

    YouTube will then receive information about which web page you have visited. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged in to, or wether there is no user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out there before activating the video. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or tailor-made website design. This evaluation – which is carried out even for users who are not logged in – primarily serves to generate customized advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, to exercise this right, you must contact YouTube.

    For more information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of your data through YouTube, please read their privacy policy. You’ll also get more information about your rights and privacy settings here: Google also processes your personal information in the US and has committed to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Framework.

    Web Analysis

    Our website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical evaluation of visitor access. Matomo uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that enable an anonymous analysis of your use of the website. Inferences about you are not possible because your IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage.

    Matomo is used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. As a result, we learn how the website is used and can constantly optimize our offer.

    The cookies used by Matomo are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted from there to our site. As a user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically.

    To improve and optimize our the services offered, we use Google Analytics. By using the websites of Catan you agree to this type of data processing and the use of the data collected for the named purposes.

    Catan uses Google Analytics, a services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”.
    These cookies allow Google to analyze of the use of Catan’s online services. The information collected by the cookie about the use of the pages of Catan (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

    Please note that Google Analytics is configured so that IP addresses are only collected anonymously (so-called IP masking). Due to this anonymization, Google shortens IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, which is why you identity can not be inferred. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google uses the collected information to evaluate the use of Catan’s web pages, to prepare reports for Catan, and to provide other related services to us.

    If you wish to disable the use of cookies, you can set your browser to reject all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is sent. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at

    More information about Google and data protection can be found at

    Google has complied with the privacy policy of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement

    Catan GmbH
    Rossdorf, Feb. 7th 2020