The website distant is a service of Distant Drummer Publications based in Germany.

We take the protection of your data very seriously, we will always comply with the relevant legal regulations and always try to collect as little data as possible.

Please understand that while visiting our site, usage data are collected in anonymous form. These help us to ensure the technical stability of our website and determine which topics you are particularly interested in.

Your data will be stored on the basis of a contract processing agreement within the meaning of Article 28 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Data transmission is securely encrypted with TLS / SSL.

Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

Personal data are collected by only if this is absolutely necessary for the respective purpose and you inform us voluntarily, for example when registering for our newsletter.

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy to the respective applicable data protection regulations in order to safeguard the legally compliant handling of your data.

Note: You can also print out or save this Privacy Policy via the functions of your browser.

1. General

1.1. Responsible body

Responsible body for the collection, processing, use and deletion of your personal data:

Distant Drummer Publications
Nadine Grenz
Luckauer Str. 6
15907 Lübben

1.2 Basics for the collection, processing and use of your personal data

You can visit our site without giving any personal information. We will then only log general access data without personal reference, such as the date and time of access to our website, the URL of the website from which you visit us, the name of your Internet service provider and the name of the page or file you requested. These data are evaluated solely for statistical purposes and to ensure the stability of our website. They do not allow any conclusion on your person. The basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) (b) EU GDPR. The collection and processing of the general access data is required in order to provide you with

Personal data are collected by only if this is absolutely necessary for the respective purpose and you voluntarily provide these to us, for example when registering for our newsletter (see section 3). collects, processes and uses your personal data in accordance with the data protection laws and the following provisions or in accordance with your explicit consent.

The processing of your personal data is based on the following principles, see Article 6 EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR):

a) The processing serves and selected service providers for the fulfillment of contractual obligations.
b) The processing is required due to a balance of interests between the legitimate interests of and those of the respective customer.
c) Processing is based on your revocable consent.
d) Processing takes place on the basis of legal requirements.
e) The processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest.

1.3 Your rights (so-called Affected Rights) and the respective legal bases

You have the right,
a) to request information on the purpose of the processing, the categories of data processed, any recipients and the planned duration of the storage of your data (so-called right of access, Article 15 EU GDPR).
b) to demand the correction of incorrect data concerning you and the completion of incomplete personal data (so-called right of rectification, Article 16 EU GDPR).
c) to revoke your consent to data processing at any time (so-called right of withdrawal, Article 7 (3) EU GDPR).
d) to object to data processing concerning you for reasons arising from a particular situation at any time (so-called right of objection, Article 21 EU-GDPR).
e) that immediately deletes personal data (so-called right to be deleted or right to be forgotten, Article 17 EU-GDPR), provided that

(1) your data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected;
(2) you have revoked your consent (see b);
(3) you have objected to further processing (see c);
(4) your personal data has been processed unlawfully.

f) to demand the restriction of processing, for example if you deny the accuracy of your personal data, if you refuse to delete your data, if you still need your data or if you have objected to the processing of the data and the examination of the objection is still ongoing (so-called restriction right, article 18 EU-GDPR).
g) to receive the data you provided to in a structured form, if necessary, to have it transmitted to third parties (the so-called right to data portability, Article 20 EU GDPR).
h) to complain to the competent supervisory authority about data processing (so-called right of appeal, Article 77 EU GDPR). The supervisory authority responsible for is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Information Freedom (Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit) Brandenburg. Alternatively, you can contact the data protection authority, which is responsible for your place of residence.

To assert any of these rights, address your request clearly identifying your person to the contact details listed in section 1.1.

2. Purpose of data collection, processing and use stores your data in order to provide the online offer and to answer your inquiries. Within the framework of purchases a transfer of data to (payment) service providers may occur.

3. Data collection in the context of purchases via PayPal

If you pay by PayPal, you will be redirected to the website of PayPal by clicking on the button “Checkout with Paypal!”, where you can complete the payment in the usual way. distant will not receive your account details and will only be informed about the successful payment.

PayPal is a service of PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg. You can find information about data protection at PayPal here.

4. Newsletter

distant offers you a newsletter to inform about new publications and other news from Distant Drummer. You will receive this newsletter only if you have expressly consented to the sending to you within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter a EU GDPR.

For sending the newsletter, we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure, which means that we will only send you the newsletter by e-mail if you confirm the e-mail sent by us after logging in by clicking on a link that we should activate the newsletter service. For your information, you will also receive an e-mail in which the entry in the distant newsletter is expressly confirmed.

Mail Chimp is not located in the European Union / European Economic Area. It can not therefore be ruled out that Mail Chimp will also transmit the information to a server in a third country. Mail Chimp has Privacy Shield certification, according to

Accordingly, Mail Chimp is committed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework on the collection, use and storage of personal data from EU member states or Switzerland. Mail Chimp has declared through this certification that it adheres to the Privacy Shield principles. Further information of the provider Mail Chimp can be found here.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. You can either contact the contact details mentioned in point 1 above or simply click on the unsubscribe link that you will find at the end of each newsletter. will delete your e-mail address immediately after cancellation.

5. Duration of storage stores your data only as long as required to provide our services or if there is a legitimate interest in further storage that exceeds your interest in deletion. In addition, stores data as long as they are needed to fulfill contractual obligations as well as statutory retention periods.

6. Cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

7. Sharing articles through social networks

distant offers you the possibility to share your own articles in a simple and privacy-friendly way via various social networks – in detail: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter.

In order to protect your data, uses the open-source program Shariff, which allows you to share articles via external links. does not use so-called social plugins of social networks.

The Shariff program ensures that data is not sent to the social network until you choose. If you press the corresponding button, you will be forwarded via an external link to a new page of your browser and the selected social network. The buttons themselves have no additional functionality. As far as you do not press the buttons, therefore, no data will be sent to social networks. distant itself does not collect any data on the clicks on the various buttons and also does not receive any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted by you to the respective social network.

The purpose and scope of the data collection as well as the processing and use of the data by the respective social network as well as your respective rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of the corresponding platforms. The privacy policy of each social network can be found here: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter

8. Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up 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 use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent 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 about Google Web Fonts, visit
and Google’s Privacy Policy:

9. Right to object

If you wish to object to the collection, processing and use of your data by for the future as a whole or for individual measures, you can send your objection by e-mail or letter to the following contact details:

Distant Drummer Publications
Nadine Grenz
Luckauer Str. 6
15907 Lübben


After exercising your right of objection will not process your personal data, unless the processing is carried out on grounds of legal requirements or due to a predominant interest of in the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.