Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for all Callwey websites, namely the website of the Callwey Verlag, Callwey online Shops (German and International) as well as the websites of the newspapers including Baumeister, Garten + Landschaft, Topos, MAPPE, RESTAURO and STEIN.

Georg D. W. Callwey Verlag GmbH & Co. KG (CALLWEY), Streitfeldstr. 35, 81673 Munich, Germany, as the responsible authority as defined by Data Protection Law for all websites of the Callwey publishing company takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We want you to be aware of when we actually store which data and how we use it. Naturally, we always comply fully with any statutory provisions, derived in particular from the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

The development of the Internet and the change in legal provisions require adaptions of our privacy policy from time to time. Here you can gather information at any time on how Callwey handles personal data.

Personal Data
User Profiles
Circulation of Data
Cookies / Web Analytics Services
Right of Access
Right of Objection
Additional Remarks regarding Data Privacy
Privacy Policy
Personal Data

We collect data in the following cases:

Subscriptions to newsletters, reminders
Participation in sweepstakes, votings
Purchases in the Callwey Shop
Subscriptions of magazines of the Callwey publishing company or changes of subscription data
Use of electronic payment methods
Delivery of additional information
Depending on the respective situation, we will collect and store your name, address, gender, date of birth, customer number, telephone number, fax number, bank details, payment method and email address. For electronic payment methods, data can be collected and stored in accordance with the respective procedures.


We will record your consent to data collection and storage. On demand, we will inform you about when and how you have given your consent.

We only collect data we require to allow you to use certain services. If you prefer not to give your consent, we hope you understand that you will not be able to participate in the respective service. In the case that the application or service you use is temporary, CALLWEY will delete your data upon termination of the application or service. Having received the user’s consent, CALLWEY is entitled to collect, process and use personal, profile and demographic data for the following purposes:

Inclusion in a directory of registered users,
Delivery of information regarding CALLWEY services and offerings,
Modifications of CALLWEY offerings and services by personalizing them for the respective user in order to improve and adjust the service and advertising with regard to the user’s interests and preferences as well as for the purpose of market research.
If you want to subscribe to our newsletter or want to receive additional information, we will inform you separately and ask for your consent.

User Profiles

Beyond these data, CALLWEY is entitled to collect, store and analyze data without your compliance, provided that you have not objected, in an anonymized form in order to make our services more interesting and more attractive to you.

These data includes, among others things, the internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the website you have come from, the number and the average duration of your visits as well as the pages visited etc.

Furthermore, CALLWEY uses third-party web analytics tools to ensure a demand-driven design of online services. For this purpose, said web analytics tools apply cookies (see Cookies).

The evaluation and treatment of these data is conducted in both EU and non-EU countries.

The web analytics tools will use the transmitted information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports about website activities for CALLWEY and to provide other services related to website and Internet usage. Additionally, the web analytics services may provide this information to third parties provided that the law requires it or third parties are commissioned to process the information on behalf of the web analytics services. Web analytics services will never associate your IP address with other data gathered by the web analytics services. CALLWEY will only receive evaluations without any reference to individuals.

Circulation of Data

CALLWEY will pass on data within the scope of business agreements to business partners and sponsors provided that it is on your behalf, e.g. in the case of sweepstakes. Naturally, our business partners and sponsors are required to comply with statutory data protection regulations.
Insofar as we place advertisements for other companies on our webpages, we will identify these for you as advertising. Provided that you have given your consent, CALLWEY is entitled to pass on your personal data to cooperation partners of CALLWEY for the purpose of advertising, market research, information about products and services, delivery of offers to enter into contracts for goods and services as well as further information in the form of a newsletter customized to the interests of the individual user.

Cookies / Web Analytics Services

We use ‘cookies’, small text modules, if you visit out webpages. These cookies are stored on your computer and allow us to adapt our websites in accordance with your interests.

The web analytics services (see section User Profiles) also use cookies stored on your computer, which allow for an analysis of your use of the respective website. The information created by the cookie regarding your use of a particular webpage (including your IP address) is transmitted to a server hosted by the web analytics service and is stored there.

In addition, we use third-party providers to place ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (excluding your name, address, email address or telephone number) regarding your visits to this or other websites to allow them to place ads for products and services that might interest you.

If you do not want us to identify your computer (through cookies on your hard drive), you can set your browser to delete or block cookies as well as to warn you before cookies are being stored. However, if such settings have been chosen, we cannot guarantee the full usage of our services.


Our website includes programs (plug-ins) of the social network Facebook which are operated solely by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). On our website, these plug-ins are identified by the Facebook logo or the addition “Like”.

When visiting a website of our Internet presence that includes such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers, which in turn transfers the contents of the plug-in to your browser and includes them in the presentation of the website.

Thus, the information that you have visited our website, is passed on to Facebook. In the case that you are logged in to your personal Facebook account, Facebook is able to associate the page visit to your account. When interacting with the plug-in, e.g. by clicking the “Like” button or posting a comment, the respective information is sent directly to Facebook and stored there. If you want to prevent this kind of data transmission, you will need to log out of your Facebook account before visiting our Internet presence.
The purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook, any further processing and usage of your data as well as your rights and possible settings for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy policies of Facebook.

Right of Access

We will provide you with information regarding any personal data stored by us on demand. Simply send your request to Georg D. W. Callwey Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Streitfeldstr. 35, 81673 Munich, Germany or send us an email: datenschutz[at]

Right of Objection

Furthermore, you are entitled to withdraw your consent to the collection and storage of your personal data by CALLWEY at any time. Simply write to Georg D. W. Callwey Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Streitfeldstr. 35, 81673 Munich, Germany, send an email to datenschutz[at] or use our contact form. Please understand that we cannot provide certain services, such as newsletters or the participation in sweepstakes, if you withdraw your consent.

Additional Remarks regarding Privacy Policy

Please note that whenever you disclose personal information voluntarily on the Internet (e.g. via email or the comment function), this information may be collected and used by third parties. Consequently, you might receive unsolicited messages in the case you decide to disclose personal information on the Internet in areas with public access. Always act carefully and responsibly and make sure to keep your password and/or other personal information confidential.

Privacy Policy

If you have any additional queries regarding the privacy policy at CALLWEY, please send an email to our data protection officer: datenschutz[at]