Privacy Policy

In the following we would like to inform you about our privacy policy. Here you will find information about the collection and use of personal data when using our website. In doing so, we observe the data protection law applicable to Germany. You can access this statement at any time on our website.

We expressly point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) security gaps and can not be completely protected against access by third parties.

The use of the contact data of our imprint for commercial advertising is expressly not desired, unless we had previously given our written consent or there is already a business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Scope of application

This privacy policy informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider

Internationales Bildungs- und Begegnungswerk gGmbH
Bornstr. 66
44145 Dortmund
Phone: +49-231-95 20 96 20
Imprint: IBB (

on this website (hereinafter referred to as "Offer"). The legal basis for data protection can be found in the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). Information on the legal regulation of data collection can be found as a brochure here in German.

Access data/ Server log files

The provider (or his web space provider) collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:

Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively if there are reasonable grounds for suspecting illegal use.

Integration of Services and Content from Third Parties

It may happen that third-party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, are integrated into this online offer. This always involves that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) note the IP address of the users because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers use IP addresses merely to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party provider e.g. saves the IP address for statistical purposes. If we do know about the usage, we will inform the users about it.


Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific, device-related information on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of website usage to be able to analyze them in order to improve the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option that restricts or completely prevents the storage of cookies. However please be aware that the use and in particular the usability of the website is restricted without cookies.

The following cookies are used on our website.

1. technically necessary cookies: necessary data storage includes cookies that are absolutely necessary for the functions of a website. This means, for example, the storage of log-in data or language selection by so-called session cookies (which are deleted when the browser is closed).

2. technically optional cookies: in contrast, text files that do not solely serve the functionality of the website, but also collect other data, are considered optional cookies. These include the following:

  • Tracking Cookies
  • Targeting Cookies
  • Analysis Cookies
  • Cookies from Social Media Websites

These are for statistics, collected with the help of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics

We use on our website the analysis tracking tool Google Analytics (GA) of the American company Google Inc. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, when you click on a link, this action is stored in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. Using the reports we receive from Google Analytics, we can better tailor our website and service to your preferences. In the following, we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and, in particular, inform you about what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

Google Analytics is a tracking tool used to analyze traffic to our website. In order for Google Analytics to work, a tracking code is built into the code of our website. When you visit our website, this code records various actions you take on our website. Once you leave our website, this data is sent to Google Analytics servers and stored there.

Google processes the data and we receive reports about your user behavior. These reports may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Audience reports: through audience reports, we get to know our users better and know more precisely who is interested in our service.

  • Acquisition reports: Acquisition reports give us helpful information on how to attract more people to our service.

  • Behavior reports: This is where we learn how you interact with our website. We can track the paths you take on our site and the links you click.

  • Real-time reports: Here we always know immediately what is happening on our website. For example, we can see how many users are reading this text.

What data is stored by Google Analytics?

Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID that is associated with your browser cookie. This is how Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a "returning" user. All collected data is stored together with this user ID. This makes it possible to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles.

In order to analyze our website with Google Analytics, a property ID must be inserted into the tracking code. The data is then stored in the corresponding property. For each newly created property, the Google Analytics 4 property is standard. Alternatively, you can also create the Universal Analytics property. Depending on the property used, data is stored for different lengths of time.

Labels such as cookies and app instance IDs are used to measure your interactions on our website. Interactions are all types of actions you take on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google account), data generated through Google Analytics may be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not share Google Analytics data unless we, as the website operator, authorize it. Exceptions may occur if required by law.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

This offer uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network, which is operated by Meta Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: When a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects through this plugin and therefore informs the user according to his level of knowledge: By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from their browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany. The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: If a user is a member of Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data about them via this offer and link it to their member data stored on Facebook, they must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

Audio & video elements

What data is stored by audio & video elements?

When you call up a page on our website that has an embedded video, for example, your server connects to the service provider's server. This also transfers data from you to the third-party provider and stores it there. Some data is collected and stored quite independently of whether or not you have an account with the third-party provider. This usually includes your IP address, browser type, operating system, and other general information about your device. Furthermore, most providers also collect information about your web activity. This includes session duration, bounce rate, which button you clicked on, or which website you used to access the service. All this information is usually stored via cookies or pixel tags (also called web beacons). Pseudonymized data is mostly stored in cookies in your browser. You can always find out exactly what data is stored and processed in the privacy policy of the respective provider.


We have incorporated YouTube videos on our website. This allows us to present the videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal that has been a subsidiary of Google since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you call up a page on our website that has a YouTube video embedded, your browser automatically connects to the YouTube or Google servers. In the process, various data are transferred (depending on the settings). Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all data processing in the European area.

What data is stored by YouTube?

As soon as you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube video embedded, YouTube sets at least one cookie that stores your IP address and our URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can usually assign your interactions on our website to your profile using cookies. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your internet provider. Other data may include contact details, any ratings, sharing content via social media or adding to your favorites on YouTube.

If you are not logged into a Google account or a YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier associated with your device, browser, or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But a lot of interaction data can't be stored because fewer cookies are set.

Data transfer to third countries

We only transfer or process data to countries outside the EU (third countries) if you consent to this processing, if this is required by law or contractually necessary, and in any case only to the extent that this is generally permitted. Your consent is in most cases the most important reason that we have data processed in third countries. Processing personal data in third countries such as the U.S., where many software vendors provide services and have their server locations, may mean that personal data is processed and stored in unexpected ways.

We explicitly point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfers to the USA. Data processing by US services (such as Google Analytics) may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously, where applicable. Furthermore, US government authorities may be able to access individual data. In addition, it may happen that collected data is linked with data from other services of the same provider, if you have a corresponding user account. Where possible, we try to use server locations within the EU, if this is offered.

We will provide you with more detailed information about data transfer to third countries, where applicable, at the appropriate places in this privacy policy.


Revocation, Changes, Corrections and Updates

The user has the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored about him/her. In addition, the user has the right to correct inaccurate data, block and delete his/her personal data, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain it.

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