Contact & Legal information

About Skinflint

The German language predecessor of Skinflint, Geizhals Preisvergleich, was conceived in 1996 as an independent price comparison and soon enjoyed enormous popularity. In June 2000, it incorporated as “Preisvergleich Internet Services AG” with funding by a VC investor (e-matrix Online Business Development AG). In 2009, the English language website Skinflint was launched, offering localized content and more than 250 merchants for the UK market from the start.

Contact us
E-Mail: (General information) (Editorial) (Advertising / Merchant contact) (Accounting) (Webmaster / Operations)
Tel.: 0800 028 3712 (UK only)
+43 1 581 16 09 (International callers)
Fax: +43 1 581 16 09 / 55
Address: Preisvergleich Internet Services AG (Medieninhaber)
Rothschildplatz 3 Top 3.01
1020 Vienna
Information duties
Commercial register no.: 197241k
Commercial register court: Commercial court Vienna
VAT ID No.: ATU50039408
Member of The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber: Professional Association of Management Consultancy and Information Technology
Occupational category: IT-services
Disclosure according to media act
Basic direction: Independent price comparison and information platform
Purpose of the company: price comparison & IT services
Management board: Mag. Markus Nigl
Supervisory board: Ansgar Heise (chair)
Dr. Oliver-Till Dieckhaus (vice-chair)
DI Marinos Yannikos

New Media Beteiligung GmbH: 100%

Heise New Media Beteiligung GmbH is fully owned by heise new media GmbH, Hannover; purpose of the company: investment in domestic and foreign companies which develop, market and operate online and mobile portals.

Heise new media GmbH is fully owned by Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover; purpose of the company: publication of magazines.

Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG is fully owned by Heise Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover; purpose of the company: publication of magazines, phone books and address books.

Heise Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG is fully owned by Christian Heise (45%) and Ansgar Heise (55%).

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Terms of use, legal notice

Important legal notice concerning links to external websites throughout our site:
Skinflint takes no responsibility for information contained on external links from this website.

Privacy policy

‘Preisvergleich Internet Services AG’ (Skinflint) agrees to respect and to protect your privacy. We do not provide personal data to any third party (only insofar as such information is required for individual support or services). Wherever possible we use anonymised data to save information or allow you to access and administer your data via a web-browser.

Our services are subject to Austrian regulations and law – the Austrian data protection and telecommunications act is one of the strictest in the world regarding its requirements.
For your safety we comply with these regulations in all our business transactions. For any queries regarding data protection please contact us.

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