Privacy Statement


This privacy statement informs users about the the kind, the extent and the purposes of data collection and the usage of personal data by the liable provider audio-online on this website – (in the following „service“).

You can find the legal basis of data protection within the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act (TMG)


When communicating with the provider (e.g. by contact form or e-mail), the details of users will be saved for the purpose of the processing of requests as well as in cases whereby follow-up questions arise.

Usage of Facebook Social Plug-ins

This service uses social plug-ins of the social network which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“). The plug-ins are recognisable on one of the Facebook logos (white „f“ on a blue background) or are displayed with the „Facebook Social Plug-in“ addition. The list and the appearance of the Facebook Social Plug-ins can be viewed here: . If a user enters a website of this service which contains such a plug-in, their browser will create a direct connection with the Facebook servers, The content of the plug-ins will be directly shared to your browser and from that, will be connected to the website. The provider has therefore no influence over the extent of data collected by Facebook using these plug-ins, and informs users therefore of his knowledge accordingly:

Through the involvement of plug-ins, Facebook obtains information that a user has entered the respective website. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their account. If users interact with the plug-ins, for example, by clicking on the „Like“ button or leaving a comment, the respective information will be directly transmitted and saved to Facebook from your browser. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still a possiblity that Facebook traces and saves their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is saved in Germany. The purpose and the extent of data collection, the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as the related laws and setting options for protection and privacy of users can be found within Facebook‘s Data Protection Notice: .

If a Facebook member who is linked with their Facebook-member-saved data, doesn‘t want Facebook to collect data about them, they must log out of Facebook before connecting to the internet. It is also possible to block Facebook-Social-Plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, for example, with the „Facebook Blocker“.

+1 Button-Icon by Google +

This service uses the „+1“ button of the social network Google Plus which is operated by: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States („Google“). The button is recognisable by the „+1“ on a white or coloured background. If a user enters a website from this service which contains such a button, the browser creates a direct connection with the Google servers- The content of the „+1“ button is transmitted directly by Google to a person‘s browser and is thus integrated in to the website. The provider therefore has no influence over the extent of data which Google collects from the button. According to Google, no personal-related data will be collected without clicking on the button. Only logged-on members will have such data, in particular, their IP address collected and processed. The purpose and the extent of data collection, the further processing and usage of data by Google, as well as their respective laws and setting options for protection and privacy can be found at the „+1“ button Data Protection Notice: and at:

FAQ: .


This service uses the the Twitter buttons. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are related to terms like „Twitter“ or „Follow“, and are recognisable by a styled blue bird. By using the buttons, it is possible to share a post or follow a Twitter member. If a user enters a website which contains such a button, their browser creates a direct connection with the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter buttons will be directly transmitted from Twitter to the user‘s browser. The provider has therefore no influence over the extent of data which Twitter collects by using this plug-in, and informs users of his knowledge accordingly. After this, the user‘s IP address will be solely used from the respective website in relation to the shared button, but for no other purposes than the format of the button. Further information about this can be found within the Privacy Statement of Twitter at .

Amazon Partner Program

audiophil-online, represented by Mr. Karl Belkner is a participant of the Amazon Europe S.à r.l. Partner Program and a partner of the advertisement program which was designed for providing website mediums, whereby advertisement cost reimbursements of advertisement placements and links to can be earned. Amazon uses cookies to be able to identify the origin of orders. Amongst other things, Amazon is able to recognise that you have clicked on the partner link of this website. Further information on data usage by Amazon can be found within the company‘s Privacy Statement: .


Our website uses Quantcast Measurement, a service provided by Quantcast Corp., 201 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Quantcast“). Quantcast provides us with a service for audience measurement and for advertising purposes. Using Quantcast allows us to address the users of our website in a targeted manner. Quantcast collects information on how you use our services, including your IP address (not your name, e-mail address or other personally identifiable information). Such information is stored on Quantcast’s servers in the US and is provided to us in aggregated form only. Further information on the processing and use of data by Quantcast can be found in Quantcast’s privacy policy:

You may opt-out of data collection by Quantcast at any time by following this link:


This website uses the statistic and analysis service for Stetic websites. By using Stetic, anonymised user data for optimisation and marketing purposes are collected, evaluated and saved. Stetic uses cookies which are saved in text files within the cache of your browser. These cookies serve to help the browser recognise and enable a more precise tracing of statistic data. IP addresses are exclusively and anonymously saved by Stetic. The data collected by Stetic will not be used without the seperately approved agreement of the party concerned, in order to identify the visitor of this website personally.

The saving of cookies can be prevented by a respective setting within your browser software. Equally, you can prevent the saving and processing of your data for the future by opting out of the recording of your anonymised visitor data at: .

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google uses cookies. The information about users‘ online service usage is, as a general rule, transmitted and saved by an information-generated cookie within a Google server. Google will use this information on our behalf in order to evaluate our online service by users, in order to compile reports within this online service and in order to provide us with further internet-usage related services. In this way, pseudonym user profiles can be created.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation, That means user‘s IP addresses are shortened by Google within European Union member states or within other contracting states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted in the USA where they will then be shortened. The shared IP address from users‘ browsers will not be merged with other data from Google.

The users can prevent the saving of cookies by using a respective setting within their browser software. Through Google, the users can, futhermore, prevent the recording of their cookie-generated and online service usage related data, as well as the processing of this data, by downloading and installing the following link: .

Further information on data usage for commercial purposes by Google, settings and opt-out options can be found on Google websites:

(„Data usage by Google during your usage of websites or apps of our partners“),

(„Data usage for commercial purposes“), („Manage information which Google uses in order to show you advertisements“) and („Decide which advertisements Google shows you“)


This website uses Matomo, a web analytics open-source software. Matomo uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

SSL Encryption

In order to protect the safety of your data when transmitting, we use the latest of technology associated encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Usage of Script Libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to present our cross-browser contents correctly and graphically appealing, we use script libraries and font libraies such as, for example, Google Webfonts ( . Google Webfonts are transmitted by avoiding several loadings in your browser‘s cache. If the browser which Google Webfonts doesn‘t support prevents access, contents will be displayed in a standard font.

Entering script libraries or font libraries automatically results in a connection to the operator of the library. It is therefore theoretically possible (currently, however, also unclear if, and possibly for which purposes) for the operator of the respective libraries to collect data.

The data protection directive of Google library operators can be found here: .

Usage of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API in order to present geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, data about the usage and map functions of visitors is also collected, processed and used by Google. Further information about the data processing by Google can be found within the Google Data Protection Notice. You can also also change your data protection settings within the Data Protection Center there.

Extensive guides on the management of your own data. relating to Google products, can be found here:

Embedded YouTube Videos

We embed YouTube videos on several of our websites. The Operator of the respective plug-ins is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a website with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube servers is made. It will then be disclosed to Youtube which websites you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your online habits to you personally. In order to prevent this, log yourself out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies which collect details about user online habits.

Anyone who has deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google-Ad-Program will also not have them saved when watching YouTue videos. YouTube does also, however, save non-personal user information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you have to block the saving of cookies within your browser.

Further information on data protection by YouTube can be fund in the Privacy Statement of the operator at: .

Withdrawal, Modifications, Amendments and Updates

The user has the right to request a disclosure free of charge in relation to their saved personal data. Additionally the user has the right to amend incorrect data, to blocking or deletion of their personal data as long as it doesn`t contradict legal retention requirements.

Modifying Our Data Protection Regulations

We reserve the right to adjust this privacy statement so that it continually conforms to the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services, e.g. when introducing new services. When visiting again, the new privacy statement will apply.

Questions to the Privacy Officer

Should you have any questions regarding data protetion, please send us an e-mail or refer to the person responsible for data protection at our organisation:

[email protected]