Privacy Policy

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

Information about us as controllers of your data

The party responsible for this website (the “controller”) for purposes of data protection law is:
Canan Korucu, Dr. Jochen Müller, Dr. Götz Nordbruch.

The rights of users and data subjects

Users and data subjects have the right

  • to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR).

You have the right to object to the controller’s future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You have the right to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. These cookies process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages. If necessary, our website may also use cookies from companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of analyzing, or improving the features of our website.

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Server provider, server log files

Our server provider is 1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, D-56410 Montabaur, Germany, which is working for us as processor. Various data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website. Our server provider truncates the IP address from which you visited our site. The data for statistical evaluation and technical optimisation of the website are processed completely anonymously. For more information, please refer to 1&1 Ionos’s privacy policy.

Newsletter

We offer you the opportunity to register for our free newsletter via our website.

We use MailChimp, a service of The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA.

If you register for our free newsletter on our website, the data requested from you for this purpose, i.e. your email address and, optionally, your name, will be processed by The Rocket Science Group. In addition, your IP address and the date and time of your registration will be saved. During the registration process, your consent to receive this newsletter will be obtained together with a concrete description of the type of content it will offer and reference made to this privacy policy.

The newsletter then sent out by The Rocket Science Group will also contain a tracking pixel called a web beacon. This pixel helps us evaluate whether and when you have read our newsletter and whether you have clicked any links contained therein. In addition to further technical data, such as data about your computer hardware and your IP address, the data processed will be stored so that we can optimize our newsletter and respond to the wishes of our readers. The data will therefore increase the quality and attractiveness of our newsletter.

The legal basis for sending the newsletter and the analysis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active the Rocket Science Group guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States. In addition, the Rocket Science Group offers further information about its data protection practices at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

Contact form

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your Data will be deleted at the latest 6 months after we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.

Google Analytics

We do not use Google Analytics on our website.

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site.

When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at https://policies.google.com/privacy in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

Google Maps

We do not use Google Maps on our website.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”. YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

A connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google’s privacy policy found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

“Custom Facebook Feed” plug-in from Smash Ballon

We use the “Custom Facebook Feed” plug-in from Smash Balloon LLC to display the content of our Facebook accounts on this website. The manufacturer states in its terms and conditions that it does not collect any information from visitors of our website. You can find out more about the functionality of the plug-in at https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-facebook-feed/.

When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server, as this is the only way to obtain content from Facebook. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you are logged into your own Facebook account while visiting our website, Facebook may link the information collected to your account. We do not know what (additional) information Facebook receives and what it does with it. Facebook’s privacy policy can be found at: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

The legal basis for the integration of Facebook is our legitimate interest in an expanded presentation of our content (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Plug-in “Kebo Twitter Feed” from Kebo

We use the plug-in “Kebo Twitter Feed” of Kebo to display the contents of our Twitter accounts on this website. The manufacturer states in its terms and conditions that it does not store any data from our website on its systems. You can find out more about the range of functions of the plug-in at https://de.wordpress.org/plugins/kebo-twitter-feed/.

When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server, as this is the only way to obtain the content from Twitter. Twitter receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you are logged into your own Twitter account while visiting our website, Twitter may link the data collected to your account. We do not know what (additional) data Twitter receives and what it does with it. Twitter’s privacy policy can be found at: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

The legal basis for the integration of Twitter is our legitimate interest in an expanded presentation of our content (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Information provided by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung)

In a window we show contents of the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, bpb) to display their contents on this website.

When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the bpb server, as this is the only way to obtain content from bpb. The bpb receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. We do not know what (further) data bpb receives and what it does with it. You can find bpb’s data protection declaration at https://www.bpb.de/269718/datenschutzerklaerung-fuer-bpb-de.

The legal basis for the integration of the data is our legitimate interest in additional relevant information on our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Content Delivery Network bootstrapCND

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, a connection to the Content Delivery Network bootstrapCND is established. Content Delivery Networks typically consist of many servers distributed over the Internet, which should guarantee an optimal data throughput even at high load peaks.

When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and bootstrapCND servers. We do not know what data bootstrapCND receives and what it does with it. The privacy policy of bootstrapCND can be found at https://www.bootstrapcdn.com/privacy-policy/.

Legal basis for the integration of bootstrapCND is our legitimate interest for a performant presentation of the content (Art 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Changes to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.

Contact us

If you have questions regarding any of the information included here please contact us: info@ufuq.de or use another general contact option.

For our privacy statement we have partially used a Model Data Protection Statement by Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner.