Privacy Policy 

1.          Scope

This privacy policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by IFEN GmbH who’s principle place of business is at

Alte Gruber Straße 6
85586 Poing
E-mail: info[at]
Telephone +49 8121 2238-10

hereinafter described as the provider of this website.

The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG, for information please visit and the Telemediengesetz (TMG, for more information please visit

2.          Access data / server log files

The provider (or the webspace provider) collects data about every access to the website (so-called server log files). This Access data includes:
Name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of the retrieval, transferred data volume, message of successful retrieval, browser type Version, user's operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address, and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, the security and the optimization of the website. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data at a later date if, on the basis of concrete indications, suspected of unlawful use.

3.          Handling of personal data

Personal data is information by means of which a person can be identified, i.e. information which may be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number.

But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which Websites viewed by someone are counted as personal data.

Personal data is collected, used and passed on by the provider only if this is permitted by law or the users consent in the Data collection.

4.          Contacting

When contacting the provider (for example via a contact form or e-mail), the user's details are used to process the inquiry including any clarification questions and follow up required.

5.         Comments and contributions

When users post comments on the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are saved. This is done for the security of the provider, if someone writes illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case the provider itself is liable for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.

6.         Comment subscriptions

Following commentaries can be subscribed to by users. Users will receive a confirmation mail to check if they are the owner of the entered email address. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation e-mail will provide information contain.

7.          Newsletter

The intention of the newsletter (which may be issued by the provider, from time to time) is to provide information regarding IFEN, its products and innovations and our website.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need from you a valid email address of you as well as information that gives us the verification that you are the holder of the e-mail address or the owner of the e-mail address to receive the newsletter. More Information is not collected. This data is only used for sending the newsletters and will not be passed on to third parties.

By registering for the newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of the registration. This is solely for the purpose of proof in case a third party misuses an e-mail address and logs in without the knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.

You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletters at any time. This revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves or by notifying the contact mentioned above.

8.          Integration of third party services and content

It may happen that this website integrates third-party content, such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "as "third-party providers") perceive the IP address of the (website) user. Without the IP address, the content cannot be matched to the user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We strive to make use of only such content whose providers only use the IP address for delivering content. However, we have no influence on if the third-party vendor uses IP addresses e.g. for statistical purposes.

9.          Cookies

Cookies are small files enabling device specific information to be saved. They contribute to the user friendliness of websites (for example storage of login dates). And they are used to record and analyze statistical data for the purpose of improving the website. Users can influence and restrict the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to store cookies, restrict them or completely prevent them. It should be noted that the use and, in particular, the convenience of use of a website without cookies is limited.

10.          Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files, which are stored on computers of the users and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by them. The generated information

about the use of this website by the user is generally transferred to and saved by a Google server in the USA.

In case of an active IP anonymization for this website, the IP address of the user of Google will be transmitted shortened within member states of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the US where it will be shortened. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the site by users, to create reports of website activities and to provide further services to the website operator that are connected with the use of the website and the Internet.

The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting of the browser software; however, in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. The user can prevent the transfer of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

For further information on use of data by Google for advertising purposes, please refer to this websites by Google: ("Data use by Google when you use our sites or our apps Partner "), ("Data for Promotions"), ("Information which Google uses to show you ads "), and ("Determine which advertising Google shows you ").

11.          Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). This plugins are visible on one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Gefällt mir", "Like" or "thumb up") or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and the appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here:

When opening a web page of this website that contains such a plugin, the user’s browser is building a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with help of this plugin.

By integrating this plugin Facebook receives information of opening the corresponding page of this website by its user. If the user is logged-in on Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugin, for example the Like Button, or leave a comment, the corresponding information will be sent directly to Facebook by your browser and will be saved there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, his IP address may though possibly be saved by Facebook. According to Facebook only anonymous IP addresses get saved in Germany.

Purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the rights and rights settings for the protection of the privacy of the users, can be seen in the privacy policies of Facebook:

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this website and his or her Facebook stored member data, he must log out of Facebook before visiting this internet presence. Further settings and contradictions to the use of data for advertising purposes can be made within the Facebook profile settings:

12.          Twitter

This website uses web page elements ( like buttons or embedded content of the service Twitter, offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. With this web page elements it is possible e.g. to share this page on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter. In addition individual tweets can be integrated into this website.

When a user visits a web page of this Internet site that contains such a web page element of twitter, his browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the website element is transmitted directly from Twitter to the user's browser. The provider has no influence on the extent of the data that Twitter collects in this process. As far as we know, only the IP address of the user is transmitted with the URL of the respective web page when the button is drawn, but not for purposes other than the representation of the web page element.

For more information, see Twitters' privacy policy at

13.          Revocations, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right to receive information, on request and free of charge, about the personal data that has been stored about her/him. Additionally the user has the right to correct incorrect data, obtain blockage and deletion of her/his personal data, as long as this does not affect a legal requirement for retention.

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