Data Privacy Statement - Last Update: April 2018

We, Carl Duisberg Centren, are responsible for these web pages and, therefore, also for the collection, processing and use of the website data. Data privacy and the protection of your personal data in particular are very important to us. We treat all data with utmost confidentiality.

01. Collection / Processing / Use of personal data

You may visit our web pages or use our online services without providing personal information. Only anonymous access data is stored, such as the name of your Internet service provider (ISP), the website from which you are visiting us, or the name of the requested file. This data is collected and analyzed solely for the purpose of improving our online offerings and will not be used for any other purpose. The data is temporarily stored and then deleted after a statistical evaluation; it cannot be traced back to you.

Personal data will only be collected if you provide such data in our online contact form. Unless you give us your express consent to use the data for other purposes, its sole use is to respond to your request. Upon conclusion of contact, your data will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to its further use.

02. Transfer of Personal Data

We take your legitimate concerns into consideration in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. Your personal information will therefore not be passed on to third parties or third countries.

03. Data Security

Your personal data is transferred over the Internet unencrypted. We secure and protect our web pages and other systems through technical and organizational measures against the destruction, access, modification, loss and distribution of your data by unauthorized third parties.

We would like to inform you, however, that when personal data is transmitted unencrypted there is a chance of it being viewed by third parties. Please use encrypted data transfer whenever possible.

04. Cookies

Several of our web pages use so-called “cookies” to make the offering more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Most of these files are deleted from your computer at the end of each browser session ("session cookies"). These cookies are used, for example, to greet you personally when you visit our website. Our cooperation partners are prohibited from using cookies to collect personal data via these web pages and they may not process or use the data for other purposes.

Cookie technology enhances the design of our web pages and enables you to use certain features. You may set your browser so that it informs you about the use of cookies and you can decide in each case whether or not to allow them. You may also decide to prohibit them altogether. If you decide not to allow cookies, the functionality of our web pages may, however, be limited.

05. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to and stored in a Google server in the USA. If IP anonymization is activated for this website, Google shortens your IP address for Member States of the European Union or other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

In exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server and shortened in the USA. Google uses this information on behalf of the administrator of this website to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide further services to the website administrator related to website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You can set your browser software to prevent the storage of cookies; however, this might mean that you cannot fully use all website features. You may also prevent the transmission of data to Google related to your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google. To do so, simply download and install the browser plug-in available using the following link:

06. Your Right to Information

You have a fundamental right to free information about your personal data stored with us, as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data.

07. Integration of Third-Party Services / Content

Third-party content, such as YouTube videos or maps from Google Maps, is incorporated into our web-based offerings/website. This practice is always based on the assumption that providers of these contents ("third-party providers") use your IP address to recognize you as a user of our pages or user of the contents of the third-party providers. If the IP address is not used, then the relevant content cannot be sent to the user's browser. The IP address is thus needed to display the contents. We strive to use content from third-party providers who use IP addresses solely for the purpose of delivering content. However, we have no control over third-party provider storage of IP addresses, for example, for statistical purposes. If this becomes known to us, we will inform the users.

08. Use of Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps to display maps and create route maps. Google Maps is operated by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using our website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of the data collected automatically, as well as the data you enter, by Google, one of its representatives, or third parties. You can find the terms of use for Google Maps at

Terms of Service for Google Maps

Here is detailed information on the Google site:

09. Contact Form

If you use our contact form to send us inquiries, the details you provide in the contact form will be stored so we can process your inquiry and further questions. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.

10. Newsletter

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require your email address as well as data that will allow us to verify that you are the owner of the given email address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use the data for the sole purpose of transmitting requested information and do not pass your data on to third parties. You may revoke your consent to the collection, processing and storage of your data for the purpose of sending our newsletter at any time by deactivating the service through the available link.

11. Contact

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data; or if you would like to request information about, correct, block or delete this data; or if you would like to revoke consent that you have already given, please contact:

Alexander Gottwald, EMBA
Attorney at Law
Zertifizierter Datenschutzbeauftragter (GDDcert. EU)
Data Protection Officer for Carl Duisberg Centren

Solidaris Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Martin-Luther-King-Weg 28
48155 Münster

Phone: +49 251 48261 173
Fax:    +49 251 48261 170

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You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the collection of your data when you visit this website. Disable Google Analytics

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