Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider:
Tel.: ++49 228 - 94 55 45 40
Fax: ++49 228 - 94 55 45 42
Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.
Our website does not make use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website.
But our website makes use of so-called session cookies. It caches your data during your visit, for example if you fill out a contact form, order a publication, sign up for a seminar, apply for a scholarship or award or make an online donation. These session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit or when you close your browser.
Some information about cookies: To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.
Serverdaten / Server Log Files
For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:
- type and version of the browser you use
- operating system
- websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
- websites that you visit
- date and time of your visit
- your Internet Protocol (IP) addres.
Users personal information
In order to process orders, downloads, registrations, applications or online donations on this website, we collect and use personal data. These data are used exclusively to process the order, the download, the registration, the application or the online donation. A transfer to third parties is excluded. If you do not permit us (as website operator) to use the data we require for your request, you can not use the corresponding function or request.
Personal information is all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – e.g. your name, e-mail address and telephone number (see also the following section: order process, download, registration, application or online donation).
Order Process, Download, Registration application or online donationAll data, which are entered by you during an order process, a download, a registration, an application or an online donation, will be saved. This includes:
- name, first name
- possibly payment data (i.e. online donation)
The data which is absolutely necessary for the completion of the corresponding process will be stored until the end of this process as well as for accounting purposes.
As the storage of your files or documents is no longer required or required by law, they will be deleted.
On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.
Information, deletion or blocking of data
At any time you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and you have the right to correct, block or delete this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the site notice.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection at the address line of the browser which is changing from "http://" to "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us can not be read by third parties.