Privacy Policy for Facebook

Version: June 2018

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Klingelhoeferstrasse 23, 10785 Berlin, uses the Facebook technical platform and services for the information service offered here (European provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland).

Please bear in mind that you use this Facebook page and its functions under your own responsibility. This applies particularly for when you use the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, reviewing). Alternatively, you can view the information offered on this page also on our own website. You can view our Privacy Policy here.

When you visit our Facebook page (fan page), Facebook collects, inter alia, your IP address as well as further information present on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used by Facebook to provide us as the operators of the Facebook page with anonymous statistical information regarding how users are availing themselves of our Facebook page. Facebook provides more detailed information in this regard under this link.

The data collected about you in this context is processed by Facebook, and in so doing may be transmitted to countries outside of the European Union. Facebook describes in its Privacy Policy which information it receives and how it is used (‘Data Policy’). There you can also find Information on Setting Ad Preferences. Click this link to view the Data Policy. We do not know how Facebook uses data from users’ visits to Facebook pages for its own purposes, the extent to which activity on the Facebook page can be attributed to individual users, how long Facebook saves this data, and whether data resulting from users’ visits to Facebook pages is forwarded to third parties; Facebook does not make a final and clear statement in this regard.

If you visit a Facebook page, the IP address assigned to your terminal device is transmitted to Facebook. Facebook states that this IP address is made anonymous (in the case of ‘German’ IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Moreover, Facebook saves information about its users’ terminal devices (e.g. as part of the ‘Login Notification’ function); Facebook if applicable may thus be able to attribute IP addresses to individual users.

If a user is currently logged in to Facebook, a cookie is present on his or her terminal device with his or her Facebook ID. This means that Facebook is able to trace that you have visited this web page and how you have used it. This applies also to all other Facebook web pages. Facebook can use Facebook buttons embedded into websites to record that you have visited these websites and attribute this to your Facebook profile. Based on this data, you may receive contents or advertising tailored to you.

If you would like to prevent this from happening, log out of Facebook or de-activate the ‘Stay Logged In’ function, delete the cookies present on your device, close your browser, and re-start it. In this way, Facebook information that could be used to identify you directly is deleted. You can thus use our Facebook page without your Facebook ID becoming disclosed. If you access interactive functions on the page (Like, Comment, Share, Messages etc.), a Facebook log-in pop-up window appears. Once you log in, Facebook can recognise you again as a specific user.

For information on how you can manage or delete information held about you, visit the following Facebook Support pages.

We, as providers of the information service, collect and process data over and above this resulting from you using our service. You can peruse the respective valid version of this Privacy Policy on our Facebook page under ‘About’ -> ‘Privacy Policy’.

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