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DATA PROTECTION
On some pages you have the possibility to enter personal or business data (e. g. e-mail addresses, names, postal addresses, etc.). The disclosure of this data is voluntary. If technically feasible and where reasonable, all services offered can be used without disclosing personal information or by use of anonymised data or aliases. Exceptions are forms for ordering publications or other materials, registration forms for events or accreditation forms. Third parties are prohibited to send unsolicited information to mailing addresses, phone or fax numbers or e-mail addresses published on the imprint page or similar pages. We reserve the right to take legal action against anyone violating this prohibition by sending so-called spam.

E-MAIL COMMUNICATION
Security gaps can occur in e-mail communication, if the connection is not encrypted. An e-mail sent to a recipient can be intercepted and read by experienced Internet users. E-Mails are received by ANTICIP which processes the messages on behalf of BMUB. If you send an e-mail to the Programme Office (e. g. by completing the encrypted contact form), we assume that the staff is authorised to reply by e-mail. If you do not wish to receive an e-mail, we kindly ask you to consider alternative ways of communication, for example regular mail.

PRIVACY POLICY
Every access to the ANTICIP website will be stored on the web server as a protocol file for a maximum of 24 hours exclusively for the purpose of data security. The protocol file includes the following data:

  • files accessed
  • date and time of access
  • volume of data transferred
  • notice whether data was successfully accessed
  • IP address of the user or provider
  • Internet address of last Internet page visited (referrer)
  • information about the programme recalling data (user agent)
  • The data saved are not used for statistical purposes. They will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

The ANTICIP uses Google Analytics, in order to track visits to its website. Any data that are saved to the log file in this context are not merged with additional data that may be saved when accessing other services where the entry of personal data is required.

The ANTICIP website cannot and expressly does not establish a direct link between the IP address from the log file and your personal identity. Your IP address will only be analysed in the event of inappropriate conduct, an attack on ANTICIP´s internet infrastructure, or any other form of illegal activity that occurs in connection with use of the website. An analysis of the IP address to reveal your identity can only be conducted via your provider through proceedings instigated by the police or state prosecutor’s office.

If your personal data are required to process a request on this website, your active participation will be required. You will only be asked to enter the data that are required in each specific case. We will handle these data confidentially and will only use them as permitted by data protection legislation, and for the purpose for which they were requested. If personal data (such as your name, address or e-mail address) need to be saved for a particular information service, your data will only be retained for the time period required to carry out the service or to fulfil the tasks of the ANTICIP in connection with the data that were collected. If a service is terminated, or you unsubscribe from an information service (e.g. a mailing list), personal data will be irrevocably deleted after six weeks at the latest.

COOKIES
You can access the website and make full use of it without accepting cookies. The following functions require cookies:

CONTACT FORM
To prevent automated registrations from abusing the contact form, it is protected by a CAPTCHA, a program that is able to distinguish humans from computers by generating and prompting you to enter a series of digits and letters. It must be possible to assign the combination of digits and letters displayed to the visitor filling out the form. Cookies enable us to do this, allowing you to submit the form on this page. The cookie is deleted once you send the form or after you close the browser.

Note: Session cookies are used for the contact form. These cookies are small units of information which a provider stores in the working memory of a visitor's PC. A randomly generated unique ID, known as a session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A session cookie also contains information about its origin and the retention period. It is not able to store any other type of data. The session cookie used by the ANTICIP is deleted as soon as the session is ended, in other words, when you close the browser window or open another page.

These data are not merged with other saved data that are generated when you access the website or when you use other services that require you to enter personal data for a specific purpose.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
The ANTICIP website uses Google Analytics, an web analytics tool. Google Analytics uses cookies that enable it to track how visitors use our website. This function can be subsequently deactivated.

We use the information generated by the cookie exclusively to improve our website and the server. Your IP address is anonymised and cannot be traced back to you.

When you open a website, Google Analytics saves the following data for this action: the title of the page, search term (used by the visitor to find the site), search engines, URLs, number of pages visited, visitor's location (country), provider, browser, operating system, screen resolution, browser plug-ins, visiting times, duration, page of entry, page of exit, downloads, and the website that directed you to our site.

The saved data are used exclusively for statistical purposes. They are not disclosed to third parties.

USER´S RIGHT TO INFORMATION
Pursuant to §§ 19 - 20 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), as a user of the ANTICIP website you have the right to request information on the kind and volume of data stored during your visit at any time. On request, the information will be provided to you according to your interest concerning such information. This service is provided free of charge. Please contact the Data Protection Officer for the ANTICIP.

LEGAL EFFECT OF DISCLAIMER
This disclaimer is part of the website linked to this page. If parts of this text or certain wordings are not, no longer or not completely in line with current legislation, it will not prejudice the rest of the document in terms of content or validity.