Privacy Policy

1. Collection and use of data in the context of our contact and opinion pages

Our website also functions as an information platform on which we are able to present ourselves, hear your views about our exhibition, and answer your questions. In order to personalize our contact with you, you may, if you wish, give us your name, address and e-mail address. However, you may, of course, also receive information without disclosing your personal details. If you choose to tell us what you think about our exhibition via our website, we will store this information and your personal details in order to create visitor statistics and collect opinions, provided you authorize us to do at the time you provide your details. Additionally, our web server collects information which is automatically transmitted by the web browser program used by you.
This includes

- the name of your internet service provider
- the address of the website from which you are visiting us
- the date and duration of your visit.

We store this information and use it to create anonymous user statistics which enable us to see how the websites are being used and improve our website design to meet needs and target group requirements.

2. Collection and use of data in the context of our online shop

We also aim to enable you to purchase products relating to our exhibition in our online shop. In order to ensure a user-friendly, efficient and secure purchasing experience we collect, process, and use your personal details in this context.

3. Other uses we make of your data

Provided that you have authorized us to do so, we store and use the data we collect about you to enable you to make the greatest possible use of our website. Specifically this includes:

- Developing and providing new offers on the website which are optimally tailored to our visitors.
- Answering your questions about our work, the exhibition or our articles.
- Planning and implementing information campaigns via our website as well as providing information about changes or new features on our website, or relating to the exhibition, to our visitors directly by e-mail, telephone or fax.

4. Disclosure of your information to third parties

We are obliged by law to disclose your data to prosecuting authorities or courts in the context of criminal proceedings. This ensures that the potential misuse of data is detected in good time and damage to other users can be discovered or even prevented. Your personal details will not be passed on to third parties in any other context.

5. Cookies

We use “session based cookies” to facilitate your use of our online shop (and in particular of the shopping basket and the evaluation of order data). “Session based cookies” are small information units which are used for connection and control purposes and which are only stored in your computer's random access memory. This means that the cookies no longer exist on your computer once you close your browser and that we do not use cookies to permanently store address data or the number of times you visit or place orders on our website. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically.
Cookies do not necessarily contain or disclose personal information. However, if you enter personal information on this website, it is possible to link this information to the information stored in the cookies. Operators of other websites, however, are not able to access these files. You can, if you wish, completely deactivate the use of cookies in the settings of your web browser. However, it is possible that certain areas of our website may no longer work properly if you set your browser to reject cookies or similar mechanisms.

6. Publicly available information

If bulletin boards or newsgroups are offered now or in the future, we will store data published by you in this context. Information of this kind, however, will only be used in accordance with these privacy policy guidelines. Please note that we are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information published in these areas.

7. Period during which your personal data is stored and used

We will only store your data for as long as necessary in order to fulfill the objectives outlined in these privacy policy guidelines.

8. Information about your personal details, updating and deletion

You may contact us at any time if you wish to inspect, delete or update any personal data which we have collected from you via our website. The same applies if you have more questions about the data we have stored about you or the use it is put to. If you wish your data to be deleted, it will be removed from our systems immediately.

You may contact us at:

Institute for Plastination e. K.
Im Bosseldorn 17, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany

Fax:+49 6221-33 11 24

9. Changes to this privacy policy

Changes to the contents of this privacy policy will be documented on this page. We will also store older versions of our privacy policy, including their validity periods, to ensure that you are informed at all times about the information we collect and how we use it.We will also inform you in good time about any changes and enable you to renew your consent to the storage and use of your data.
The information obtained from you will not be used for purposes other than those described in the preceding without notification and without your explicit consent.

Last update: May 2007