Data protection

The CyberForum wants to respect and protect your privacy. We have, as standard, arranged our internet pages so that you can visit without being personally identified and without having to disclose personal information. Should you decide to make personal data known to us, it is our duty to handle this personal data very carefully.  

Definition of personal data

Personal data is individual information which by inference can provide the identity or material circumstances of a person. This includes, for example, the correct name, address, telephone number as well as email address. Information with content that does not point directly to the identity or material circumstances of an individual person is not included under this, for example the number of visitors to a website.   

Collection and use of personal data  

Access to CyberForum e.V. information is generally free. There is in principle no necessity for personal registration. Personal data is collected in as far as it is necessary to carry out the services. This is the case, for example, when you subscribe to the newsletter online or when you request information material. We will only use your personal data to be able to provide you with our services.  

Data transfer 

CyberForum e.V. will handle your personal data with strict confidentiality and on principle not pass it on to third parties.   


If you disclose your personal data to us you permit us to save and use it as defined by the German Data Protection Act. This personal data will only be accessible to CyberForum e.V. and as the case may be its partners. Cancellation of our mailing or a withdrawal of your consent is possible at any time.   

Changes to this statement 

CyberForum e.V. reserves the right to change these data protection guidelines at any time within the framework of the legal stipulations.  

Use of solutions and technologies from econda GmbH 

Solutions and technologies from econda GmbH are used to collect and save data anonymously to design the website and optimise it for user needs as well as create usage profiles with pseudonyms from this data. Cookies which enable recognition of an internet browser can be used for this purpose. Usage profiles are however not consolidated with the data of those given pseudonyms without express consent from the visitor. IP addresses in particular are immediately made unrecognisable after being received so that it is impossible to allocate usage profiles to IP addresses. Visitors to this website can make an objection here to this data collection and storage in the future at any time. 

If you do not wish to have your access to the CyberForum e.V. website evaluated by one of these services, you can disable the corresponding settings allowing the use of cookies or JavaScript in your browser.


Use of Facebook Social Plugins


Our online presence uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are recognisable through one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue square or a “thumbs up” sign) or are labelled with “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:

If you access a webpage from our online presence which contains such a plugin, your browser is directly connected to the Facebook servers. The plugin content is directly transferred to your browser and included in the website. Thus, we do not have any influence on the scope of data which Facebook collects with the help of these plugins and are accordingly informing you of our state of knowledge. 

Facebook, with the plugin inclusion, receives the information that you have accessed pages from our website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. When you interact with these plugins for example by using the “Like” button or writing a comment the corresponding information on your browser is directly transferred to Facebook and saved there. If you are not a Facebook member there is still the possibility in spite of this of Facebook finding and saving your IP address. 

The purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the rights and settings possibilities to protect your private sphere in regard to this can be read on the data protection section Facebook:

If you are a member of Facebook and would not like Facebook to collect and link data about you to the data saved on Facebook via our internet presence you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our internet presence. 


Use of the Google+ Button


Our online presence uses the social network Google Plus “+1″ button which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognisable by the “+1″ sign on a white or coloured background. 

When you access a web page from our online presence which has this button, your browser makes a direct connection with the Google servers. The “+1″ button content is directly transferred from Google to your browser and included in the website.

Thus, we do not have any influence on the scope of data which Google collects with the button. Personal data is not collected without clicking on the button according to Google. Only logged-in members will have such data, e.g. the IP address, collected and processed. 

The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Google as well as the rights and settings possibilities to protect your privacy in regards to this can be read in the data protection section on the “+1″ button:

If you are a Google Plus member and would not like Google to collect data about you via our online presence and link the data to your member data saved by Google, you have to log out of Google Plus before visiting our website.