Marienfelder Strasse 18
33330 Guetersloh

Joachim Ritter e.K.
Gütersloh jurisdiction, No. HAR4968
VAT No. DE170236039

Tel.: +49|5241|30726-0

General terms and conditions

Our homepage serves to provide general information. Its content is not binding. We make every effort to update our website regularly, but accept no responsibility for the relevance, correctness, completeness, quality or source of the data provided. Furthermore, we accept no liability for damages incurred through the use of information provided on our website. As a service for the user, the website also contains links to servers of other companies or organisations. We accept absolutely no guarantee or responsibility for the content, relevance, correctness, completeness, quality or source of the data provided on these link websites, or in the files that can be downloaded from the same. We bear no liability for the websites of third parties.

Personal data
„Personal data“ covers information that can be used to trace your identity. This includes your correct name, address and telephone number. This term does not apply to information that is not directly linked with your identity (such as your favourite web pages or the number of users per site). The fundamental functions of our website can be used without revealing your identity. Should you decide to take advantage of our personalised services to order a book or magazine, or to subscribe to a magazine, you will be asked to supply your name and other personal data. You are free to decide whether you wish to enter these details, but certain functions of the website will remain unavailable to you should you not wish to enter this information.
Data you provide us with is stored on protected servers in Germany. Access is granted to a few authorised persons only, who use the servers for technical, commercial or editorial purposes connected with the publications we produce. In conjunction with your accessing our website, data is saved on our server for security reasons, which may lead to your identification (for example, IP address, date, time and pages viewed). Personal data is not used for commercial purposes. We reserve the right to evaluate anonymous data for statistical purposes.

Release of personal data to third parties
In the case of orders, we use your personal data inside VIA-Verlag. We do not release your personal data to third parties without your express consent. Should data be forwarded to other service providers in the course of processing your order, this is legally valid, in accordance with the Federal German Law for Data Protection (the BDSG) and in line with VIA-Verlag’s Privacy Policy. Should we be obliged for legal reasons, or by court of law, to transmit your data to approved enquiry agencies, we will do so.

Personal customer data is not released to third parties. Exceptions to this are:
1. Service partners who require data to process your order
2. Companies who procure addresses from VIA-Verlag for the distribution of marketing literature. Please inform VIA-Verlag by email. If you do not wish your address to be forwarded for this purpose, please send an e-mail to
In these cases, the data released is kept to the required minimum.
Credit card information is only viewed by our Distribution and Accounts personnel.

Contributions to our website and links to external websites are freely accessible on the net. For this reason, we advise you to check all contributions carefully before publication to make sure they do not contain information which you do not wish to be made available to the general public. Please consider that your contributions may be incorporated into search engines and made available on the worldwide web, irrespective of your connection to our company. Some operators do not allow subsequent deletion or correction of such contributions.

Right to Revoke
If you have made personal data available to us, you may request at any time to have this deleted. Data required for accounting or bookkeeping purposes is exempt from this right.

Use of cookies
We only use „cookies“ (small files containing configuration information) when they are imperative for user function. They only serve to facilitate the use of our web pages. Certain pages contain advertisements which are supplied directly by companies or agencies. We cannot provide advance information about cookies used in this context. The majority of browsers are adjusted to accept cookies automatically. You can deactivate these cookies or adjust your browser so that you are informed as soon as cookies are sent. If you choose to deactivate cookies, certain sections of the website may no longer function unless cookies are reactivated.

Persons under the age of 18 are requested not to transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request, save or forward data from children and young adults under 18 to third parties.

Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence over their operators and whether they observe Data
Protection stipulations.

Questions and comments
Should you have comments or comments regarding data protection, please send an e-mail to VIA-Verlag at:

Validity of terms and conditions
This English translation of the General Terms and Conditions of VIA Verlag is uniquely for the use of non-German speakers. While it remains true in content to the original German version, only the German version remains legally binding. Should legal questions arise, the original German version will be referred to as the agreement between the publisher and client.