Data Privacy Statement

1 General Information

We are pleased about your visit on our website and your interest in Bitkom. The protection and security of our customers' and users' data is important to us. We have therefore designed our website and our business processes in such a way that as little personal data as possible is collected or processed. The following privacy policy explains which information we collect during your visit to our web-site and which parts of this information may be used in which way.

2 Server Logs

When visiting our website, our web server, like any other web server, stores standardized information about your device and the browser used in a log file. We process this data in order to analyse errors on our server and attempts at misuse. In detail, the IP address, the specific address of the page visited by you, if applicable the page from which you reached us (link source), the transmitted identification of the browser, as well as system date and time of the page visit are recorded here. We store this data for up to 90 days. The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest.

3 Technical provisioning - Cookies

„Cookies" are used on our site. These simplify and accelerate the provisioning of your visit to our website or are necessary to enable you to use our website. If you do not wish our website to store cookies on your computer, you can deactivate the cookie feature in your browser settings or adjust the settings so that you are informed when cookies are used on a website.

4 Statistical analysis – tracking

We use tracking technology on our website to measure, evaluate and optimize our website content. To protect our users and partners, we can also identify and defend ourselves against fraud and security risks. The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest.

4.1 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Ireland ("Google"). The protection of your data is important to us, therefore we have configured Google Analytics to use the con-figuration parameter "anonymizeIp". By this, your IP address will be shortened and never processed fully. We therefore process your personal usage data anon-ymously in Google Analytics. All other data will only be processed pseudonymised. It is not possible for us to draw any conclusions about your identity.

For more information on how Google protects your privacy, please see the information at and

4.2 etracker

We use etracker, a web analysis service by etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg ("etracker") The etracker service offers us statistical evalua-tions to improve the quality of our website. This data is anonymised and pro-cessed reliably in a system approved by the supervisory authorities. It is not pos-sible for us or etracker to draw any conclusions about you personally.

Further information on data protection at etracker can be found at

5 Newsletter / Alert service / press feed

You can use our website to subscribe to different email notification services. If you provide information about yourself on the registration form, this information will only be processed based on your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

6 Further Information / contact

If you have any further questions, e.g. about data we have stored about you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bitkom Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e.V., Albrechtstraße 10, 10117 Berlin, Germany is the controller according to data protection law. Contact requests may be sent to the addresses provided in our imprint.

Bitkom Servicegesellschaft mbH, Albrechtstraße 10, 10117 Berlin, Germany is our Data Protection Officer. Contact requests may be sent via email to

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