Data protection

The pro­tec­tion of your data and your trust are high­ly impor­tant for us. Please find by click­ing on the above icon (thumb) our updat­ed pri­va­cy pol­i­cy due to the GDPR (Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) for this web­site as .pdf.

When you vis­it this web­site, infor­ma­tion is stored on your ter­mi­nal device (f.e. smart­phone, lap­top) in the form of cook­ies.

Cook­ies are small files that enable stor­age of spe­cif­ic device-relat­ed infor­ma­tion on the user’s access device (PC, smart­phone, or sim­i­lar). On the one hand the pur­pose of cook­ies is to make web­sites more user friend­ly and improve the expe­ri­ence of users (e.g. by stor­ing login data). On the oth­er they are used to col­lect sta­tis­ti­cal data relat­ed to web­site use and to analyse this infor­ma­tion in order to improve offers. Users are able to influ­ence the use of cook­ies. Most browsers pro­vide an option allow­ing users to lim­it or pre­vent stor­age of cook­ies alto­geth­er. How­ev­er, please note that web­site use and espe­cial­ly its con­ve­nience are lim­it­ed with­out cook­ies.

Every user of the plat­form who makes infor­ma­tion avail­able to Umdasch Group agrees that Umdasch Group will have unre­strict­ed rights to this infor­ma­tion and that Umdasch Group may use it in any way it wish­es. The infor­ma­tion made avail­able by the user is not sub­ject to con­fi­den­tial­i­ty. Users’ per­son-relat­ed data are gov­erned by the Data Pro­tec­tion Act and are only used by Umdasch Group to the extent nec­es­sary to pro­vide per­son­al sup­port and assis­tance or to car­ry out mas­ter-data main­te­nance. The fol­low­ing cook­ies are used on our web­site:

Ses­sion cook­ies: Ses­sion cook­ies are stored on your ter­mi­nal device for the dura­tion of your vis­it to the web­site. The pur­pose of these cook­ies is to ensure prop­er exe­cu­tion of cer­tain appli­ca­tions or func­tions of the web­site.

Per­ma­nent cook­ies: These cook­ies are stored on your ter­mi­nal device for a longer peri­od. They enhance user-friend­li­ness (incl. con­tent dis­play ade­quate for the loca­tion) and are used for web­site analy­sis (see “Google Ana­lyt­ics”). In addi­tion, inte­grat­ed plug-ins utilise cook­ies to exe­cute their ser­vices (AddThis, Face­book). The length of time per­ma­nent cook­ies are stored on your ter­mi­nal device depends on your brows­er set­tings.

The Umdasch Group uses Google Ana­lyt­ics soft­ware to analyse its web­site traf­fic, and explic­it­ly refers its users to the fol­low­ing Google data pri­va­cy state­ment:

This web­site uses Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Ana­lyt­ics uses ‘cook­ies’, which are text files placed on your com­put­er, to help the web­site analyse how vis­i­tors use the site. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie about your use of this web­site will gen­er­al­ly be trans­mit­ted to, and stored by, Google on a serv­er in the USA. If IP anonymi­sa­tion (‘mask­ing’) has been acti­vat­ed on this web­site, how­ev­er, and you are locat­ed in a mem­ber state of the Euro­pean Union or in anoth­er state that is par­ty to the Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Area (EEA) Agree­ment, your IP address will first be abbre­vi­at­ed by Google, the full IP address only being trans­mit­ted to a Google serv­er in the USA in excep­tion­al cas­es before being abbre­vi­at­ed there. Google will use this infor­ma­tion on behalf of the oper­a­tor of this web­site for the pur­pose of eval­u­at­ing your use of the web­site, com­pil­ing reports on web­site activ­i­ty and pro­vid­ing the web­site oper­a­tor with oth­er ser­vices relat­ing to web­site activ­i­ty and inter­net usage. The IP address trans­mit­ted from your brows­er by Google Ana­lyt­ics will not be asso­ci­at­ed with any oth­er data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cook­ies by select­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings on your brows­er; how­ev­er, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full func­tion­al­i­ty of this web­site. More­over, you can pre­vent the data which the cook­ie gen­er­ates on your use of the web­site (incl. your IP address) from being acquired and processed by Google, by down­load­ing and installing the Opt-out Brows­er Add-on from the the fol­low­ing link.

To enable your par­tic­i­pa­tion at our Social Wall sec­tion for pub­lish­ing and edit­ing posts the sub­mis­sion of your name and email-address is nec­es­sary. Your sub­mit­ted per­son­al data will only be used for the afore­men­tioned pur­pose, oth­er uses are not intend­ed nor will your data be shared with third par­ties or inter­nal usage.

If there are any ques­tions please let the project-team know by send­ing an email to 150years(at)

Fur­ther­more we refer to the Neti­quette which is valid for this plat­form.