Privacy Policy

At ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V.), we are serious about protecting your data and your privacy. ifa collects, uses, and stores your personal data strictly in accordance with the applicable data protection laws. Please read the following information to ensure that you are fully informed about how we collect, process, and use personal data on our websites.

1. Contact information of controller (party responsible for processing personal data)

Your data will be processed in the name and on behalf of

ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)
Charlottenplatz 17
D–70173 Stuttgart

Controller and Secretary General: Gitte Zschoch

You can contact our data protection officer at the address above or via email at

2. Data collection for system-internal and statistical purposes

Your browser automatically transmits data to our web server for technical reasons when you access the ifa website. This data includes the date and time you accessed our site, the URL of the referring website, any retrieved files, the volume of data sent, the browser type and version, the operating system and your IP address. This data is stored separately from any other data you enter when using our website. It does not make or contain reference to your identity as a person. This data is logged in order to ensure system integrity, analyzed anonymously for statistical purposes and then deleted - usually after 7 days.

3. Personal data collection and processing

In addition to what is described in point 2 of this privacy policy, we process your data when you participate in a survey provided on our website. This requires your consent to transfer your data to the service provider we use for our survey (Lamano GmbH & Co.KG, Prenzlauer Allee 36 G, 10405 Berlin, Germany). In the process, your IP address is essentially transmitted to the service provider so that it can provide you with the functions on our website required for the survey. The data is not linked to your person. We have also designed the survey itself to be completely anonymous. It is not necessary for you to identify yourself when taking part, nor is any of your data stored as a result of your participation in the survey. All evaluations are carried out anonymously and therefore without any personal reference.

We continue to refrain from processing data on our website on the basis of cookies or trackers.

Your data will not be used by us for automated decision-making or profiling.

4. Data transmission

Your personal data is transmitted online in encrypted form. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology. We only pass on your personal data to third parties after first obtaining your consent unless we are under legal obligation to do so or in order to protect the rights, property and security of ifa. In cases where external service providers come into contact with personal data, we enforce mandatory legal, technical and organizational measures to guarantee compliance with data protection regulations.

The legal basis according to which your data is processed stems from from your consent, in compliance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. (a) GDPR, and ifa´s preservation of its legitimate interests, in compliance with Art. 6 lit. 1 (f) GDPR.

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on the compliance of operators of other websites with data protection regulations.

We are responsible for our own content according to general law. Our content is not to be mistaken with linked content of other providers. We assume no responsibility for third-party content, which is provided via links for use, and do not adopt their content as our own.

Liability for illegal, inaccurate or incomplete content and, in particular, for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information is the sole responsibility of the provider of the site to which links are provided.

7. Your rights to your personal data

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data free of charge and, if necessary, the right to correct, restrict or delete such data at any time. To the extent we are required to comply with legal storage obligations, we shall block your data from further processing so that your data can no longer be used for the purposes mentioned above.

You also have the right to request that we send you in electronic form any of your personal data stored by us.

You may withdraw your consent that your data be stored or processed at any time. Should you choose to exercise this right, we will immediately delete your data that we have stored and block processing of any data that cannot be deleted due to legal requirements.

Please send us your request using the contact details below. If you feel that ifa is not processing your data in compliance with current data protection laws, you have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority of your choice.

8. Right to object on a case-by-case basis

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 (4) GPDR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

9. Data security

Your personal data is transmitted online in encrypted form. We use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology. Please note that online data transmission (e.g. even when communicating via email) may exhibit security gaps. It is not possible to guarantee full protection against access by third parties.

We use technical and organizational security measures to secure our website and other systems, keeping your data safe from loss, destruction, access, modification or processing by unauthorized parties. We continually update these security measures in line with the latest technology.

10. Further information and contact

Please contact us should you have any further questions about data privacy. If your questions concern collection, processing or use of your personal data, if you would like more information or to request that we correct, restrict or delete your data or if you would like to withdraw your consent, please contact our data protection officer or use the contact information below:

Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (ifa)
Charlottenplatz 17
D–70173 Stuttgart

Data protection officer

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