Data Privacy Statement

This statement is valid for the Internet representation of the Diplomatic Council (UNO reg). It explains the type and amount of data that is being collected, the purpose for the collection and the storage and processing of this data.

Basis of all data collection, storage and processing is the German data privacy act (BDS) and the German telemedia act (TMG) on behalf of European data privacy law.

Server logfiles

The Diplomatic Council collects server logs about every access to the information on their web site. This includes the name of the requested web site or information, date and time of the access, transferred amount of data, succesful or unsuccessful access, type of the used browser, the operating system of the user and referrer URL. Also the IP address is collected.

The collected data is being used by the Diplomatic Council for statistical reasons to improve the quality of the information and to ensure the security and continous operation of the web server and content.
The Diplomatic Council may use the data for later analysis of there’s a reason to believe of some wrongdoing.

Personal Data

Personal data is all kind of information that is available to identify one individual person. This includes the name, e-mail address or telephone number. But also information such as hobbies, memberships in organisations or visited web sites could lead to the identification of a person. The Diplomatic Council will ony collect, process and distribute these information when applicable laws allow this or if the owner of the data (the person him- or herself) gives permission to do so.

If you contact the Diplomatic Council (i.e. by using the contact form on this web site or by sending e-mail), we store the data given in order to be able to answer and to process your request.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information that can be used to store individual information on the device of the user. This information can be used to later identify the user if he or she reconnects to the web site
and to store login credentials. Also this data can be used for statistical purpose. The user is able to control the amount and the useage of cookies. Most browsers have options to limit or to disable the use of cookies.
However, if the user limits or disables the use of cookies for this web site, it is possible that the user experience is limited. In case of online advertisement cookies you can manage them with the use of the web sites “http://www.aboutads.info/choices/” (US amercian) or European Union “http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/”

Google Analytics

This web site makes use of Google Analytics, a web analysis tool from Google Inc. USA (“Google”). The system is managed by the use of cookies that are being used to store certain information on the user’s computer. Also, the IP address of the user’s computer, the date and time and the requested URL are transferred to servers in the US. Since IP addresses are personal data the Diplomatic Council will anonymize the address by removing the last byte prior to transferring to Google. This effectivly anonymizes the IP address. There are rare circumstances when the full addres is transferred and anonymized there. Google will, according to contract with Diplomatic Council, analyse the information about the web site usage. Google will create reports about these statistics and will use the data to fulfil further analysis requests by the Diplomatic Council.

The IP address will not be used by Google to correlate it with other data Google may have about the user. If you disable or limit the use of cookies the web site may be partially or completely unusable. The user may administer the useage of the IP address with the help of the web site “http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de”,. The user may download a Plug-In that controls the useage of Google Analytics. Also, the user may disable the use of Google Analytics by using the link <a href=”javascript:gaOptout()”>disable Google Analytics</a>. This link creastes a so called Opt-Out cookie that will disable further processing of the IP address. For further details about Google Analytics please see “http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html” or “https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/”. The Diplomatic Council wishes to inform you that it enhanced the web site with the Google-code “anonymizeIP” in order to enable the anonymization of the IP addresses.

Usage of Facebook Social Plugins

This web site uses social plugins from the web site “Facebook.com” which is owned and operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These pugins can be identified by the Facbook logo (white “f” in a blue rectangle or a “thumbs up” sign) or by the wording “”Facebook Social Plugin”. A complete list of Facebook plugins may be collected under the link https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/”.

If a user connects to this web site with such a plugin another connection will be created between his or her browser directly to a server at Facebook. The Diplomatic Council has no control over the then transferred content nor does it know about details about the data being transmitted. However this is the knowlegde Diplomatic Council has about the Facebook plugin:

Facebook will receive information about the fact that the user contacted the Diplomatic Council web site. If the user is logged into a facebook account in parallel then Facebook will connect this knowlegde with the account’s profile. If the user further interacts with the plugin on the Diplomatic Council web site, this fact will be transmitted to Facebook as well. Facebook will most likely store the IP address even if the user is not a member of Facebook. Facebook asures german customers that they will only collect anonymized IP addresses in Germany.

More details about Facebook and Facebook’s data privacy can be found with this link “https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/”.
If a user is logged into Facebook and does not wish that the fact that he or she connected to the Diplomatic Council web site is correlated with his or her account, than he or she should log off Facebook prior visiting the Diplomatic Council web site.

General:

Every user has the right to know what kind of data the Diplomatic Council stores about him or her. He or she therefore can ask about this data without a fee. In addition to that he or she has the right to correct
incorrect data or to delete or at least mark as unusable any data stored about him or her. This can be done in accordance of other laws which might mandate a longer storage period.