Privacy law

Copyright and registered trademarks

All text, images, graphics, animations, videos, sounds and other content on this website, as well as their arrangement, are protected by copyright and other protective legislation. The content listed cannot be copied, changed or used in other electronic or print publications without prior consent by Franckh-Kosmos Verlags-GmbH & Co. KG. All registered trademarks are protected by trademark law, unless stated otherwise.

Privacy law – revocation of consent

We highly value the protection of your personal data. Observing and meeting legal requirements for privacy and data security are a matter of course for us.

Your personal data are only collected, stored and used with your knowledge and consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. In that case, please contact

We collect, store and use your personal data (e.g. your name, e-mail address, etc.) in order to provide you with access to special information and to communicate with you.

If you access our website, additional information that is not assigned to a specific person (such as Internet browser and operating system used, number of visits, average stay, pages visited, etc.) is automatically collected. KOSMOS only uses this information to determine the appeal of the website and to continuously improve it content and the service for our customers.


Social networks and analysis software:

Our website uses social plugins from the Facebook and Google Plus social networks, as well as other sharing services. Please refer to the corresponding privacy statements for more information on collection and use of data by these offerings, your rights regarding the matter and options for protecting your privacy. The Facebook rules are available here: (

The Google Plus privacy notices are available here: (

Our website includes “Addthis” plugins that permit the setting of bookmarks or joint use of interesting website content. More information about data processing by Add This LLC and the privacy protections maintained by Add This LLC is available at (

You can object to the use of your data at any time by using an “opt-out cookie”: (

Our website uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. (“Google”) web analysis service. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are saved on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. If IP anonymization has been activated for this website, however, your IP address is first abbreviated by Google in one of the European Union member states or in one of the states that are a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in special cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of this website’s operator to analyse your use of the website, prepare reports about website activities and provide additional services related to website use and Internet use to this website’s operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can prevent storage of the cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the functionality on this website to its full extent. You can furthermore prevent the collection of data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link (insert link here. The current link is: (http:// In view of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and IP addresses are therefore only further processed in abbreviated form so that they cannot be directly linked to a particular individual.