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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.

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

  • your IP address
  • 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.

Information collected from cookies

We may receive information from cookies, which are alphanumeric pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests. We use this information to improve your experience, understand user activity and provide personalized services. For more information on how you can disable cookies and usage tracking, please see "Your choices" below.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies 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 anonymized 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 as explained in section "Your Choices" below. 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.

Piwik

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. We do not use this information for any other purpose, nor do we pass it on. You may refuse the use of cookies by changing the configuration of the relevant setting in your browser software as explained in section "Your Choices" below.

Your choices

Analytics opt-out

You may choose to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral analytics (Google Analytics, Piwik).

Note that if you clear your cookies or change computer or web browser, you will need to perform the opt-out procedure again.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in most web browsers. We do support DNT in our services. When you have DNT enabled, we may still use cookies needed to provide our services (e.g. login), but we will not enable any analytics trackers.

Disable cookies

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. Please note that parts of the site may not function correctly if you disable all cookies.

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.