Privacy Policy

Dear Visitors to our Web Portal,

We would like to inform you about how we handle your data, to ensure that you feel safe and comfortable when viewing our webpages.

1. Usage data

To improve the quality of our webpages, we save data on each access to our pages for statistical purposes. This data record consists of

– the page from which the file was requested,

– the name of the file,

– the date and time of the request,

– the quantity of data transferred,

– the access status (file transferred, file not found),

– a description of the type of web browser used, and

– the IP address of the computer requesting access, shortened by the last three digits.

These data are anonymized and stored in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (TMG). It is therefore impossible for us to create personalized user profiles.

2. Your rights as a user

As a user, you have the right to obtain information on what data we store about you and to what purpose such storage takes place. Furthermore, you can correct false information or have us delete data the storage of which is no longer required or is inadmissible. We will be happy to provide further details or to receive your requests or suggestions on the topic of data protection.

3. Data protection officer

Our corporate data protection officer is available to give you information or to receive your suggestions on the topic of data protection:

datenschutz nord GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Straße 88
28217 Bremen



4. Web analysis

We use the web analytics program Matomo (formerly Piwik) for the statistical collection of data on how users utilise our website. It collects various information on your computer with cookies and Javascript and transmits it automatically to us. Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects the following data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer:

  • IP address, anonymised through abbreviation
  • Two cookies for distinguishing between different visitors (_pk_id.44.a4d7 and _pk_ses.44.a4d7)
  • Previously visited URL (referrer), if sent from the browser
  • Name and version of the operating system
  • Name, version and language setting of the browser

In addition, if JavaScript is activated:

  • Visited URLs on this website
  • Times of page visits
  • Type of HTML enquiries
  • Screen resolution and colour depth
  • Technologies and formats supported by the browser (e.g. cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, Realplayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears)

The storage and evaluation of data is carried out solely on a central server.

The legal basis for the processing of users’ personal data is Art. 6 (1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Processing the personal data of users enables us to analyse how our users utilise the website. By evaluating the acquired data, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to continuously improve our website and its user-friendliness. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in the data processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By anonymising the IP address, sufficient consideration is given to the interests of users in protecting their personal data.

The data is erased after formation of the final annual totals for the access statistics.

Of course, you have the option of objecting to the data collection. You have the following independent ways of objecting to data being acquired through the central server:

1. Activate the “do not track” setting in your browser. As long as this setting is active, our central server will not be able to store any of your data. Important: The “do not track” instruction usually only applies to the device and the browser in which you activate the setting. If you use several devices/browsers, you have to activate “do not track” separately everywhere.

2. Use our opt-in function.

Storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

5. Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a sequence of characters enabling the browser to be clearly identified when visiting the website again.

We deploy cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website also technically require the identification of the visiting browser after a change of page. The following data is saved and transmitted in the cookies:

  • “_pk_id.44.a4d7” – Piwik (Matomo) ID for tracking.
  • “_pk_ses.44.a4d7” – Piwik (Matomo) session for tracking.

The legal basis for personal data processing using cookies is Art. 6 (1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the utilisation of websites for users. Some of our website’s functions cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser can also be recognised again following a change of page. We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Transferring the browser’s language setting: automatic selection of the homepage and spellcheck

User data gathered by technically necessary cookies is not utilised to prepare user profiles. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing personal data, pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer, which transmits them to our site.  For this reason, you, as the user, also have full control over the utilisation of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing your Internet browser settings. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, you may find that not all of the website’s functions can continue to be utilised in full.

In addition, we use cookies on our website to enable analysis of how users utilise our website. For more information on this topic, please refer to the information provided under 4.