We are pleased that you are visiting our website! Protection of your personal data is an important concern of ours. In this declaration we explain what information may be collected and stored during your visit to our website.
Collection and processing of personal data (such as name, address, telephone)
When you visit our website, our web server, for the purpose of system security, temporarily stores the connection data of the requesting computer. This may incluce: pages you visit; the date and duration of the visit; the identification data of the used browser and operating system type; and if applicable the web page from which you came to visit us following a links.
Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or E-mail are not affected unless you provide this information actively to the site e.g. by posting a comment (if the comment function is enabled), send us a message, or for sign up for a newsletter.
Use and disclosure of personal information
We use the personal data you provided (name, or email address) only to respond to your request or to register your email subscription should you register for one. We do not use this information for any other purposes. We do not use it for purposes of sales, and we do not transfer to third parties. (Exception see below for Google and Facebook.)
We take all necessary protections according to legal requirements and state of the art in technology and common good practice to protect your data against loss and misuse. Data are stored in a secure environment not accessible to the public (unless possible illegal means are employed). We cannot be sure, however, that your data is protected against attempts of domestic or foreign secret services or other technically well-euqiped bodies to get access to data on servers whether this is legal or not.
Right to receive information
On written request we will send you information what of your data (name, e-mail-address, IP-address) is currently stored on our system.
For information with regard to the processing of your personal data you please turn the address listed on the imprint page of this website. Should you see there multiple addresses, chose one that names subordinate staff, not the head of our institution.
If you find on this website a contact form (this option might be disabled), and use it to send us a message, please be aware that also the data communicated by you in the form will be stored on our servers.
If you do not wish that Facebook gets information about your visit on our website you should log out from your Facebook account before visiting this website. If you do not have a Facebook account, you are supposed to be sure from information on you being sent to Facebook. However, be aware that Facebook probably anyway has a so called "shaddow profile" on you.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc, USA. We do this particularly because we are required by our donors - the European Union - to provide in our project reports statistical information on the reach of this website.
With IP anonymization activated on this website, your IP address is shortened according to the requirements of the respective EU regulations. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred in toto to a server of Google in the USA and truncated right there. This webpage uses the Google Analytics "GAT._anonymizeip()" command in order to enable the use of anonymized IP addresses (IP-masking).
Google will use this information to generate statistics on website use. The IP address provided by your browser to Google Analytics will not be used to re-combine it with other data stored by Google.
You can prevent cookies to be stored on your computer generally by adjusting your browser software to that effect. Please be aware that in this case we cannot guarantee that you enjoy all functions of this website fully.
If you want to prevent that data generated by cookies is transferred especially to Google Analytics, you can install the following plugin for your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de (availability checked on 28.5.2018).
For more information on the data protection of Google see see see https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (General information on Google Analytics and privacy, accessability checked on May 28th, 2018.