Privacy Policy

We are happy to welcome you to our website and hope you will enjoy your visit. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of information online. At the same time, the protection of your privacy while you use our website is a high priority for us. For this reason, we comply with current data protection and data security legislation.

This data protection policy statement applies to the use of all of the websites offered by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Personal data

Personal data is specific information on the personal or material circumstances of individuals whose identity is known or can be ascertained (address, telephone number, e-mail address etc.). Non-personal data is any data which cannot be used to ascertain your true identity.

If you provide us with personal data, we will only use it for answering your enquiry. Where our Internet offering allows you to enter personal or business information (e-mail addresses), any information you provide is provided solely on a voluntary basis.

Your personal data will not be transferred, sold or otherwise passed on to third parties unless this is necessary for carrying out the advised or agreed purposes or you have expressly consented to the information being passed on. You are entitled to request information regarding the personal data stored about you and to request its deletion at any time.

Information that is automatically collected

When you access our website, general information is automatically (i.e. not through registration) collected which is not used in connection with your person. The web servers we use store as a matter of course

  • the web pages on our site that you have visited,
  • the names of the files accessed,
  • the website with the link that you used to access our site,
  • the date and time our site is accessed,
  • and, where appropriate, the operating system and browser your computer uses.

We evaluate this information anonymously and only use it for improving the content and functionality of our website. We do not create user profiles of individuals. We do not use the information collected for any other purpose, nor do we pass it on.

Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers, which we have your browser place on your hard disk. The information which we collect using these cookies will only be used for the purpose of adjusting the offers on our website to best suit your requirements. The cookies are not used to collect any personal data. We do not use the information collected for any other purpose, nor do we pass it on. The Help function, which is in the menu bar on most web browsers, will provide information on how you can have your browser refuse to accept new cookies, have it notify you that a new cookie has been received or have it disable all cookies. You can use our website without restriction even if you do not enable cookies.

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses text files, i.e., cookies stored on your computer which permit it to analyze your usage of our website. The information collected by the cookies is sent to a server in the USA and stored there. This information includes your IP address. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our website, to generate reports regarding the activity on the website for the operator of the website and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. Google may also pass this information on to third parties if it is so required by law or if this information is processed by these third parties on behalf of Google. Google will, under no circumstances, link your IP address with other Google data. You can block the installation of the cookies by changing the configuration of the relevant setting in your browser software; we must, however, inform you that, if you do so, you will be unable to use some of the functions of this website. In using our website, you grant your consent to the use of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above for the previously stated purposes.

Security measures

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation undertakes technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss or misuse. Therefore, your data is stored in a secure operational environment that is not accessible to the public.

Amendments to this data protection policy statement

The rapid technical development of the Internet and amendments to data protection legislation make it necessary for us to amend our data protection policy accordingly from time to time. If you wish to exercise your information rights or have questions regarding this data protection policy or our actions related to data protection in the Web, please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to redaktion@kas.de.