Office responsible in the sense of the Data Protection Act:

Baden-Württemberg International
Agency for International Economic and Scientific Cooperation
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Fax: +49 (0) 711.22787-22
E-mail: info(at)bw-i.de
Internet: www.bw-i.de

Baden-Württemberg International is recorded in the Stuttgart registry of companies
Stuttgart registry court, HRB 11771, VAT ID No. DE 1 47 81 45 01

Data Protection 

Information on the use of cookies
On this website, we use cookies to make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of particular functions. Cookies are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. The process whereby a cookie is stored is also referred to as “setting a cookie”. You yourself can adjust the settings of your browser according to your wishes and can do so in such a way that you are informed that cookies are being set, decide whether to accept this on a case-by-case basis or fundamentally rule out the use of cookies at all. Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, for example to find out whether your computer has already had a connection to a particular website during a previous Internet session (persistent cookies) or to remember the last websites you visited during an Internet session (session cookies). We use cookies in order to offer you enhanced user comfort. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your computer when the browser session ends (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer the next time you visit our website (persistent cookies). In order to use our comfort functions, we recommend that you allow cookies to be accepted for our website.
 
Pseudonymised use of the website
You can visit our website without providing us with any of your personal data. Pseudonymised usage data are never merged with the data of the bearer of the pseudonym. No pseudonymous usage profiles are created.

Special functions of the website
Our website offers you a variety of functions. If you use these functions, we collect, process and store your personal data. In the following, we explain what happens with this data.

Use of data from our contact form
We use data entered on our contact form solely for the purpose of processing enquiries submitted by means of this form. Once the enquiry has been processed, we delete the collected data. 
                                                                                                                                                                                       Transfer of data
We only pass on data that we are obliged to pass on in order to fulfil our contractual obligations and that third parties require to ensure problem-free procedures, especially with regard to implementation of a contract that has been entered into, or if storage of such data is prescribed for other legal reasons.
If you provide us with personal data, the data will only be used for the specific purpose to which you agreed before entering the data. We will only store your personal data for the length of time that is needed for the envisaged collection of data or that is prescribed by law. There is no transfer of the data to third parties for purposes above and beyond those indicated. 

Statistical evaluation of visits to this website
When you go to a website or access individual files of the website, we collect, process and store the following data: IP address, website from where you accessed the file, name of the file, date and time when you accessed the website/file, amount of data transferred and notification regarding whether the attempt to access the website/file was successful (web log). We use this access data in a non-personalised form solely for continuous improvement of our website and for statistical purposes.  

Data Protection for the Use of Google Analytics 

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (in the following referred to as: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’. These are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA, where it is then stored. As IP anonymisation has been installed on this website, however, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of Baden-Württemberg International in order to evaluate your use of the website, collate reports on website activity and perform other services for Baden-Württemberg International relating to website use and use of the Internet. Google promises that the IP address obtained from your browser in the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data of Google.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by appropriately altering the settings of your browser software. However, we must point out that, in this case, it is possible that you will not be able to use all the functions of this website.

You can also prevent Google from acquiring and processing the data that has been generated by the cookie and relates to your use of the website (including IP address). To do this, follow the link below and download the add-on available for your browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. After downloading, install the add-on.

Further details at: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection).

Please note that the code gat._anonymizeIp(); has been added to Google Analytics on this website in order to ensure that IP addresses are anonymised (so-called IP masking).

deactivate Google Analytics

Data Protection for the Use of Social Plugins 

Use of social plug-ins of Facebook and Twitter
On our website, we use so-called social plug-ins (“Plugins”) of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). Our website also uses plug-ins of the micro-blogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook or Twitter logo, or with the supplementary text “Social Plug-in of Facebook“ or “Facebook Social Plug-in”. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins and what they look like can be found at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
An overview of the Twitter plug-ins and what they look like can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons

If, on our website, you open a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook or, respectively, Twitter. The contents of the plug-in are immediately passed on to your browser by Facebook or Twitter and integrated into the page. As a result, Facebook or Twitter is informed that your browser has opened the corresponding page of our website even if you do not have a Facebook profile or a Twitter account or are not at the moment logged-in to Facebook or Twitter.  This information (including your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to a server of Facebook respectively Twitter in the USA where it is then stored.
 
If you are currently logged-in to Facebook or Twitter, Facebook or Twitter can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Facebook profile or Twitter account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking on Facebook’s “Like” button or on the “Tweet” button, or by entering a comment, this information is also sent directly to a server of Facebook or Twitter, where it is then stored. The information is also published in your Facebook profile or Twitter account where your Facebook friends or Twitter contacts can see it.

The purpose and scope of data collection and how Facebook or Twitter uses or processes the data, as well as your rights in this regard and ways of changing your browser settings to protect your privacy are indicated in the data protection notes of Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/policy.php) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy).

If you do not want Facebook or Twitter to immediately assign the data relating to your website visit to your Facebook profile or Twitter account, you must log out of Facebook or Twitter before visiting our website. With the help of add-ons for your browser, you can also completely prevent the Facebook plug-ins or Twitter plug-ins from being loaded, for example with the “Facebook blocker” add-on (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/) or, for Twitter, with a script-blocker as add-on for your browser, for example “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Data Protection for the Use of external content 

Use of external content
 
On our website, we use active Java-script content from external providers such as Google Maps.  When our website is accessed, these external providers are also sent personal information regarding your visit to our website. You can prevent this by installing a Java script blocker as an add-on for your browser such as the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/) or by deactivating Java script in your browser settings. This can lead to functional restrictions on websites that you visit.

Information, Erasure, Blocking 

Data security and data protection, communication by e-mail
 
We make use of all the technical and organisational means available to ensure that your personal data that are stored are not accessible to third parties. If you communicate with us by e-mail, however, we are unable to guarantee complete data security. We therefore recommend that you communicate with us by post if your correspondence contains information for which there is a great need for secrecy.
 
What to do if you have any questions regarding data protection
 Should you have any questions regarding the protection of your data, we will be happy to answer them.
E-mail address: info(at)bw-i.de

Right to information and requests for changes
According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to obtain free-of-charge access to information regarding your stored data as well as the right to correct, block or erase these data. In order to avoid cases of possible misuse, the request for information must be signed in writing by hand.  

Baden-Württemberg International
Agency for International Economic and Scientific Cooperation
Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19
70174 Stuttgart
Germany

Screen Design and Layout
Panama 

Web Programming
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Image Credits
Baden-Württemberg Universities, Tourism Baden-Württemberg, Shooresh Fezoni, Wilhelm Mierendorf, Joachim Röttgers, Klaus Mellenthin

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Baden-Württemberg International

Haus der Wirtschaft
Willi-Bleicher-Strasse 19
D-70174 Stuttgart
phone: (++49) 711 / 2 27 87 - 30
fax: (++49) 711 / 2 27 87 - 72