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Our Privacy Policy

You can visit most sections of the website of the Auerbach Foundation without providing any personal information. However, if you have queries or require services we would kindly ask you to provide some information.

This data privacy policy informs you of how we collect, save and use the personal data you provide.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the address below.


What personal data is collected and recorded?
We use personal data for the following purposes:
If you send a query via the respective contact form, ask a question concerning the application for support, or if you want to make a donation, or you want to communicate with us or carry out certain activities in one of our websites. For instance:

  • If you make a payment order via the donation page of the Auerbach Foundation, we will ask for information required for handling payments, i.e. your name, address, e-mail address and your credit card number or bank details.

It is your own decision whether you continue with the process when you are prompted to enter personal data. If you do not want to enter the information requested, you might not be able to complete the transaction.


Use of the collected and recorded personal data
We will only use your personal data for processing your query.


Disclosure of personal data to a third party
The Auerbach Foundation uses services provided by other partners, e.g. processing a donation order via the Auerbach Foundation website. Our partners are committed to non-disclosure of personal data forwarded by the Auerbach Foundation and to use these only for services and business transactions on behalf of the Auerbach Foundation.

The Auerbach Foundation will not disclose any personal data to a third party without your express authorisation (also not for marketing purposes, or sale or rent of addresses) unless it is obliged to do so by legal requirements. In certain situations the Auerbach Foundation is obliged to disclose your personal data to governmental authorities or other institutions pursuant to applicable legislation.


Safety of personal data
To protect your personal data we have taken safety precautions on the websites of the Auerbach Foundation that comply with the German Data Protection laws, this data privacy policy and international information safety standards. This process enables us to protect your data against abuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, loss, manipulation or deletion. Credit card information is transmitted in encrypted form (SSL [Secure Socket Layer]) via the online shop of our partner element5.

All Auerbach Foundation employees with access to personal data are committed to treat and use this data with strict confidence.


The Auerbach Foundation uses cookies to document your visit to our website.


Statistical information
This website uses Piwik, an open source software for the statistical evaluation of user accesses. Piwik uses "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and enable you to analyse the use of the website. The information on your use of this Internet offer generated by the cookie is saved on the provider's server in Germany. The IP address will be anonymized immediately after processing and before it is saved. You can prevent the cookies being installed by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used.

On the website you can decide whether a unique web analysis cookie should be saved on your browser to allow the provider of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data. If you do not want this, click on the link listed in the end of this page to save the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.


Data protection for project and cooperation partners
The websites of the Auerbach Foundation include a number of links to project and cooperation partners. The Auerbach Foundation is not responsible for the data protection methods of their partners. Therefore we would recommend you inform yourself of the respective data protection policy of these organisations, which may deviate from ours.


Contact information
If you have queries or want to add comments on the data saved about you we will be happy to provide information - free of charge, without delay and as an e-mail.

Our contact:
Auerbach Stiftung
Der Datenschutzbeauftragte
Kaplaneiweg 1
88069 Tettnang
Phone: +49 (0)7542-94677-0
E-mail: info@auerbach-stiftung.de

These provisions apply to all websites of the Auerbach Foundation

October 2014

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, 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) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 
In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.


Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html. 

Privacy policy - Use of Piwik Web Analytics tool

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, 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. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.