Data Privacy

The Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH is pleased about your visit to our web page and your interest in our nonprofit organization. Protecting your personal data while it is being processed throughout the foundation is a major concern for us and we would like you to feel secure when visiting our internet pages.
We will explain below, which information we collect on our web pages during your visit and how it is being used. The Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH is the sole operator of the entire international web presence of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung and also of the Fritz Hüttinger Stiftung.

Personal Data

Personal data is defined as any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your real name, your address, your telephone number, and your date of birth. Information that is not directly related to your real identity – such as favorite web pages or number of users of a site – is not considered personal data.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

When you visit our web pages, data will be collected in log files, from search engines and forms. When you visit our web pages, our web servers will by default permanently save the connection data of the inquiring computer, the web pages you visit on our site, the date and time of your visit, the identification data of the browser, and type of operating system, as well as the web site from which you visit us. This is done for reasons of system security. No further personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is collected, unless such information is volunteered by you; for example in the context of a grant application or a request.



Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

The personal data you provide us with is being used for the sole purpose of technical administration of the web site and to fulfill your wishes and requirements which is mainly to answer your inquiries. There will be no dissemination, sale, or other transfer of your personal data to persons outside the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung and the Fritz Hüttinger Stiftung, unless it is necessary in order to answer an inquiry or if you have expressively consented to it.

Deleting Data

If your data is no longer required for the above purposes, it will be deleted. Please note that with each deletion, the data is initially only blocked and then permanently deleted after a time delay to prevent accidental deletion or any deliberate damage. For technical reasons, data may be duplicated in backup files and copies of services. If necessary, such copies are also deleted with a delay for technical reasons.

Use of Cookies

On our web site, we generally use so-called session cookies, which place data for technical session control in the memory of your browser. They are deleted when you close your browser at the latest. Furthermore, we advise you that browsers usually contain functions for managing cookies.

Web Analysis

For analytical purposes, we use an evaluation software, which analyzes the data statistically. The user data is pseudonomized. The software uses so-called "cookies," text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the web site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this web site is stored. We use this information to evaluate your use of the site and compile reports on web site activity. For this purpose, we use the open source program "Piwik." This means that this data will not be disclosed to third parties and thus there is no risk of a merging of this data with other personally identifiable information.

Safety

The Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH takes all necessary technical and organizational safety precautions to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. To ensure this, your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not publicly available. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted for transmission by means of the so-called Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL). This means that, with SSL-protected data, the communication between your computer and our servers is carried out with an approved encryption procedure if your browser supports SSL. If you wish to contact us by e-mail, please be advised that the confidentiality of the transmitted information is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be intercepted by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information only by mail.

Right of Information / Right of Withdrawal

Upon written request, we will inform you about which of your personal data we have stored (e.g. name, address) and for what purposes it is being used.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact the General Manager of the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung GmbH, who is also available for inquiries, suggestions, or complaints.

Please direct any questions to the following e-mail address:

brigitte.diefenbacher(at)leibinger-stiftung.de