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Cookie Policy

We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are text files that are stored in or by your Internet browser on your computer system. When you visit our website, a cookie may be stored on your system and the purpose to use depends on the type of cookie. This contains an individual character string that can be used to identify your browser the next time you visit the website. In the following sections we explain in detail what types of cookies we use and what data is processed by using which kind of cookie.

You have full control over the use of cookies. These are stored on your computer and the data is transmitted from this cookie to our site.

By changing the Internet browser settings, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically by changing your browser settings accordingly. Please note that if you deactivated all kinds of cookies generally for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website.

When you visit our website, you will be informed about our use of cookies and we will obtain your consent to the processing of the data used in this context through third party cookies. By informing you about the use of cookies, we also refer to this privacy terms and cookie policy.

The content of this cookie policy must comply with the European GDPR (General Data Protection Rule) and the EU guideline so-called "ePrivacy Directive (Directive on Data Protection for Electronic Communications (Directive 2002/58/EC))" and be applied for processing personal data of users who are in European Union and when using cookies. However, it does not apply to processes that do not process personal data of users residing in Europe.

1.1 Technically Required Cookies

These cookies are required for the navigation of the website and to use their functions, such as accessing the secured areas of the website. Without these cookies, certain services such as the registration of products or registration for trainings are not possible to perceive.

For the storage period of technically required cookies, the above mentioned applies as long as there are no special retention or storage periods which can differ from cookie to cookie and are listed in the table below.

Technically required cookies cannot be deactivated.

These cookies are listed in the following table for your information:

Cookies Purpose of Use Retention/Storage Period
loginId The cookie is used to identify the user and to link the data of E-Learning history. Until close your web browser
userName The cookie is used to display the username and to link the data of E-Learning history. Until close your web browser
residence The cookie is used to store your region of residence selected. 1 year
residence_selected The cookie is used to store your region of residence selected. 1 year
wordpress_logged_in_<hash value> The WordPress cookie for a logged in user. Until close your web browser
wordpress_test_cookie The WordPress cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies. Until close your web browser
wp-settings-time The WordPress cookie is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year

1.2 Performance and Functionality Cookies

We also use cookies on our website for analyzing purposes of your surfing behavior. This data is not stored together with your other personal data.

In this way, the following data can be transmitted through the use of cookies:

  • Entered search terms
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functions
  • Information about how visitors use our website

For the storage period of cookies for the analysis of the surfing behavior the above mentioned applies as long as there are no special retention or storage periods which can differ from cookie to cookie and are listed in the table below (1.2.2 List of Google Analytics Cookies on our Website). However, regarding Google Analytics we want to inform you about certain functionalities and legal aspects.

1.2.1 Google Analytics

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services connected with the use of this online offer. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We use Google Analytics only with the enabled IP anonymization configuration (“gat._anonymizeIp();”) to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). This means that your IP address will be anonymized by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.). The IP address

transmitted by your browser is not merged with other Google data.

You can prevent Google from collecting and using your data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Further information regarding the data use for advertising purposes by Google, possible settings and objections can be found on the Google websites:

  • https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites ("How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services "),
  • http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("How Google uses cookies in advertising"),
  • https://adssettings.google.com/ ("Make the ads you see more useful to you"),
  • http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ ("Determine which advertising Google shows you").

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device as a result. It stores that we may not delete your data for Google Analytics. If you delete your saved cookies, you must click this link again.

1.2.2 List of Google Analytics Cookies on our Website

Cookies Purpose of Use Retention/Storage Period
_ga The cookie is used to distinguish users. 2 years

2. Legal ground (GDPR)

This chapter provides information on the security of users' personal data, which is required according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Technically Required Cookies(1.1)

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically required cookies is Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

Performance and Functionality Cookies(1.2)

For these purposes, there is a legitimate interest as a legal ground according to Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR for processing your data because we can improve the quality of our website and its content through the use of these cookies as well as we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our offers to you.

Last modified: 7/1/2018

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