The following information (Impressum) is required under German Law.

Responsible for the content of this site:


Reitsport Branche: PRESSESERVICE, Michael Meenen

Am Mühlenberg 10, D-47669 Wachtendonk

USt-Id-Nr.: DE 162179128

Telefon: 02836-1807

Faxnummer: 02836-8423

E-Mail: info(a)


Liability for Content

We make every effort to keep the information on our Web site current, but accept no liability whatsoever for the content provided. Pursuant to §7 par. 1 of TMG (German Tele-Media Act), the law limits our responsibility as a service provider to our own content on these Web pages.

According to §§8 to 10 of TMG, we are not obligated to monitor third party information provided or stored on our Web site. However, we shall promptly remove any content upon becoming aware that it violates the law. Our liability in such an instance shall commence at the time we become aware of the respective violation.


Liability for Links

Our site contains links to third-party Web sites. We have no influence whatsoever on the information on these Web sites and accept no guaranty for its correctness. The content of such third-party sites is the responsibility of the respective owners/providers.

At the time third-party Web sites were linked to ours, we found NO GROUNDS WHATSOEVER of any likely contravention of the law. We shall promptly delete a link upon becoming aware that it violates the law.



The content and works provided on these Web pages are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator.


Data Protection

Please be aware that there are inherent security risks in transmitting data, such as e-mails, via the Internet, because it is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorized access by third parties. Nevertheless, we shall safeguard your data, subject to this limitation. In particular, personal information will be transmitted via the Internet only if it does not infringe upon third-party rights, unless the respective party has given its prior consent in view of such security risks. Accordingly, as the Web site provider, we shall not be held liable for any damages incurred as a consequence of such security risks or for any related acts of omission on our part.


We oppose the use of any available contact information by a third party for sending unsolicited advertisements. As the Web site provider, we reserve the express right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.


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Data privacy statement Michael Meenen – Reitsport BRANCHE, Presseservice:


Data privacy – the protection of your personal rights – is an important concern for us. You can be assured that we will handle your data responsibly and that the necessary technical and organisational measures have been taken to guarantee a very high level of protection for the stored data. Your personal data will be handled confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations (according to GDPR). As a rule, it is possible to use our website without having to provide any personal data. Where personal data (such as name, address or email addresses) are collected on our pages such data is always provided on a voluntary basis. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. Data transmissions via our web pages are secured by means of SSL encryption.


Records of processing activities according to Article 30 (1) GDPR 


 1.        Name and contact details of the controller (Art. 30 (1) (a) GDPR 

            Owner: Michael Meenen

Reitsport BRANCHE, PRESSESERVICE, Michael Meenen

Am Mühlenberg 10

47669 Wachtendonk


Telephone: +49 2836 1807

Fax: +49 2836 8423

Email: info(a)




2.         Purposes of the processing (Art. 30 (1) (b) GDPR) 

Subscribers, advertisers in the equestrian industry, dispatch of Reitsport BRANCHE magazine, interested parties:

. Collection, processing, use and transmission of personal data for the purpose of managing subscriber/advertising/order/contact requests. 


Personnel management:

. Collection, processing, use and transmission for own purposes and for compliance with legal and social insurance obligations. 


3.         Description of the categories of data subjects and of the categories of personal data (Art. 30 (1) (c) GDPR) -

Subscribers or customers, employees, clients/advertisers, employees of clients, suppliers, service providers, contract partners and contact persons in the aforementioned categories of people. 



. Name and address, telephone number, fax, email, internet address, contact persons, bank details, value added tax identification numbers, to the extent necessary for the completion of the order or for the execution of the contract.       


Data of Reitsport BRANCHE subscribers and/or clients:

. Name and address, telephone number (only at the request of the client), email, contact persons, bank details (where payments are made by direct debit), value added tax identification numbers, to the extent necessary for the completion of the order or for the execution of the contract.


Data of employees and applicants, suppliers, contractual partners:

. Name and address, telephone number, email, contact persons, bank details, date of birth and profession, employment relationships, tax numbers, value added tax identification numbers, social security numbers, to the extent necessary for the completion of the order or for the execution of the contract. 

. In addition to the above-mentioned data, data such as qualifications, date of entry into and exit from the employment, wage/salary/pension and social insurance data, bank details, warnings and, where applicable, certificates and application documents are stored as well. 



. Telephone, fax, internet and email data. 


Prize competitions:

. Name, email and address of the winners (after establishing contact via email) for the purpose of dispatching the prize. Upon completion of the competition and dispatch of the prizes, all participant data will be deleted immediately.


4.         Categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed (Art. 30 (1) (d) GDPR) 

Persons responsible for the internal data management and head of data processing, computing personnel as well as an external data processing centre, authorities, courts and other official institutions, social insurance carriers, banking institutions for payment processing, shipping service providers.


5.         Envisaged time limits for erasure of the different categories of data (Art. 30 (1) (f) GDPR) 

Legislature has imposed a variety of retention obligations and periods. After the expiration of these periods, the corresponding data is erased as a matter of routine, provided it is no longer required for fulfilling the contract. Unless data are affected by this, they will be erased, if the purposes laid down in clause 2 cease to apply (i.e. the purpose is fulfilled). 


6.         Transfers of personal data to a third country or an international organisation (Art. 30 (1) (e) GDPR) 

The transfer of personal data to third countries is not envisaged; it may take place, however, if the transfer is required in the context of an order and only at the express request of the customer. In the case of a data transfer to a recognised third-party state as laid down in Art. 49 (1) GDPR or as a result of the EU standard contract or a contract approved by a supervisory authority, the appropriate safeguards are documented according to Art. 46 GDPR.


7.         Technical and organisational measures 

Michael Meenen will take technical and organisational measures according to Art. 30 (1) & Art. 32 (1) GDPR to protect stored personal data and information.


These are listed in extracts below:

. Access to the data processing equipment is secured (physical access control)

. The use of passwords prevents access for unauthorized persons. (access control)

. The various procedures require access permissions. (user access control)

. Personal data are protected during transfer and transport by means of encryption techniques. (transfer control)

. The recording of log files allows for the subsequent checking and determining of whether and by whom data have been entered, modified or deleted. (input control)

. The processing of data by third parties is secured by means of appropriate contracts and instructions. (order control)

. The data processing systems are conceptually secured and protected against failure by means of technical and organisational measures. (availability control)

. Data collected for different purposes are processed separately (separation rule).


Right to information, right to have data erased and contact options

You have a right to free information about your personal data stored by us and, if applicable, a right to have these data corrected, blocked or erased, unless this contravenes any legal retention periods. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, blocking or erasure of data as well as for the revocation of consent granted or the objection against a specific use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our legal information section (“Impressum”).


Data transfer for the purpose of fulfilling the contract

To fulfil the contract, we will transfer your data to the shipping company charged with the delivery to the extent necessary for the delivery. Payment of the services/adverts usually takes place after the invoice has been issued. Therefore, the storage of data beyond the invoice address is not necessary and will not be made. Should other payment procedures be applied, then only at the express request of the respective client and with the explicit consent for the use of the required data and their storage.


Collection and use of data for the execution of the contract and opening of a client account

We will collect personal data where it is provided voluntarily in the course of your order or when contacting us (e.g. via the contact form or via email). The kind of data that will be collected is evident from the input forms. We will use the data provided by you for the execution of the contract and the handling of your requests. After completion of the contract or cancellation of your subscription, your data will be blocked against further use and deleted, once the fiscal and commercial retention periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data.


Contact form

If you make enquiries via the contact form, the information you give in the enquiry form, including your contact details, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your request and in the case of follow-up questions. These data will not be disseminated without your permission.


Use of data provided in the course of subscribing to our email newsletter

If you register for our newsletter we will use the required data, or the data provided separately, to send you our regular email newsletter in accordance with your consent. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by sending a message to the contact option given below or via a link in the newsletter provided for this purpose.


Storage of access data in server log files

You can visit our web pages without disclosing any personal information. We will only store access data in so-called server log files, including the name of the requested file, the date and time of the request, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider, for example. These data will be evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring a trouble-free operation of the website and improving our offer and cannot be traced back to you. 


Use of cookies

To make your visit to our website attractive and facilitate the use of certain functions we use so-called cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies used by us will be deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies will remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser when you next visit our website (persistent cookies). You can set your browser for it to inform you about the setting of cookies and decide on their acceptance individually, or you can rule out the acceptance of cookies either in certain cases or in general. The non-acceptance of cookies can result in a restricted functionality of our website.


Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses features of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

In the event that the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and provide the website operator with other services related to the use of this website and the internet. The IP address transferred by your browser to Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. In addition, you can prevent the compilation of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at

Further information on the usage of data by Google Inc. is available at and