EUREL Secretary General

Data Protection Declaration

1. Scope of application

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on the EUREL website (hereinafter referred to as the "website"). EUREL is the responsible body / controller for all personal data collected on the website, unless this data protection declaration contains deviating information.

2. Personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i. e. information that can be traced back to a person. Typically, this includes the name, email address or telephone number. In addition, purely technical data that can be assigned to a person are also considered personal data.

3. Automatic collection of access data/server log files

EUREL automatically collects a number of technical data, which are personal data, each time the website is accessed.

These are:

  • IP address of the user
  • URL of the website or file accessed
  • Date and time of access
  • Transferred data volume
  • Message about successful retrieval
  • Browser type and version
  • User’s operating system
  • User's final device
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)

This data will not be merged with any other personal data that you actively provide on the website.

The server log files containing the above-mentioned data are automatically deleted after seven days. EUREL reserves the right to store the server log files for a longer period of time if facts exist suggesting the assumption of unauthorized access (such as an attempt of hacking or a so-called DOS attack).

4. What is an IP address?

The IP address is the address that is valid worldwide at the time of allocation, which is assigned to a terminal device (e. g. your computer, smartphone or tablet) either directly by an internet provider or via WLAN router. The IP address, in its most common form (IPv4), consists of four blocks of digits separated by dots. As a private user, you will usually not use a constant IP address, as it is only temporarily assigned to you by your provider (so-called "dynamic IP address"). With a permanently assigned IP address (so-called "static IP address"), it is possible to uniquely allocate the user data via this feature. Except for the purpose of pursuing unauthorized access to our website, EUREL does not use this data individual-related, but only on an anonymous basis to evaluate which of our websites are favored, how many accesses are made daily and similar information.

5. Contact

When contacting EUREL (e. g. via contact form or email) the user's details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

6. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files, which are sent by a webserver to your browser and are stored on your computer. They serve to manage and support the Internet connection during your visit on our websites. At the same time the cookies give us information, which enables us to optimize our websites to meet the needs of the visitors. Cookies are stored by your browser partially only for the duration of the respective visit to the website (session cookies), partially also long term (persistent cookies).

Your browser is generally set to accept cookies. Most browsers, however, allow cookies to be disabled, or can be adjusted to display a warning before accepting cookies. You can naturally use our website without storing cookies on your computer. Most browsers, however, accept cookies automatically. You can prevent this by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser. If you set the browser to refuse all cookies, this may restrict the use of certain functions our website offers.

7. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). The information generated by Google Analytics about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, this website has enabled Google Analytics' IP anonymization feature, so your Google IP address will be truncated by Google from within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the EEA Agreement. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of EUREL, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide EUREL with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting the data generated by Google Analytics and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

An opt-out cookie is set that prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website.

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8. Revocation, Changes, Corrections and Updates

You have the right to request free information on the personal data stored about you. In addition, you have the right to correct incorrect data, block and delete your personal data, as long as there is no legal obligation to retain it. You can contact us at any time at for this purpose.