Privacy Policy

Every time the internet presence of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities is accessed by a user and every time a file is downloaded, for technical reasons data relating to this procedure are temporarily saved and processed in a protocol file.

  • Specifically, at every access/download, the following data are saved:
  • the IP address, which is (subsequently) anonymised,
  • date and time,
  • page accessed / name of file downloaded,
  • quantity of data transferred,
  • a message on whether the access/download was successful.

These data are evaluated only for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of service and are then destroyed. No other use is made of them and they are not passed to third-parties.

When accessing specific pages, so-called 'session cookies' are used to facilitate navigation. These session cookies hold no person-specific data and expire when the session is over. Technologies that enable tracking of the user's browsing habits, such as Java Applets or Active-X Controls, are not used.

Data analytics

The AGYA website employs the open source web analytics service Matomo (previously Piwik; www.matomo.org), a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. The information on the use of our website (including your abbreviated IP address) is sent to our server and stored for analytical purposes so that we can analyze how the website is used and to monitor the performance of the website. With the aid of these measurement methods, we can determine, for example, which parts of our offer are most frequently used / searched or which contents were called up on a particular day and how often. This makes it possible to offer a first-class experience by tailoring the offer and to quickly identify and resolve any problems that occur. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and improvement of our website (pursuant to Art. 6 (1f) GDPR). The IP address is anonymized before it is stored. Cookies are used. You can refuse permission at any time if you do not wish the data relating to your visit to be stored and evaluated. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie will be set in your browser which will prevent the collection of any session data by Matomo (previously Piwik). Please note, however, that if you delete your browser cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may need to reactivate it.

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