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Head of the Multimedia Department
The internet portal war and peace does not reflect the views of the Federal Agency for Civic Education.
Editorial Staff bpb
The information portal is–as regards specialized content, functionality and technology–developed, compiled and implemented by the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC).
Further information: www.bicc.de
Overall project management at BICC:
Authors: Michael Ashkenazi, Hannes Blitza, Marc von Boemcken, Claudia Breitung, Lena Guesnet, Elke Grawert, Jan Grebe, Susanne Heinke, Elvan Isikozlu, Marius Kahl, Vera Klöttschen, Christof Kögler, Marc Kösling, Marie Müller, Otfried Nassauer, Monika Obersneider, Gerhard Piper, Jerry Sommer, Alexander Strunck, Ruth Vollmer, Marianne Wargenau, Lars Wirkus
Map layout: Lars Wirkus
WebGIS implementation: Rolf Alberth, Hannes Blitza, Marianne Wargenau
Infographics – layout & conception: Marianne Wargenau, Lars Wirkus
Infographics – implementation: Stefan Böker, Marianne Wargenau
Data research and preparation: Rolf Alberth, Hannes Blitza, Monika Obersneider, Fabian Schmidt, Marianne Wargenau, Lars Wirkus
Database and WebGIS: Rolf Alberth, Lars Wirkus
Programming: Rolf Alberth
Protecting the personal information we collect, process and use when you visit our home page is very important to us. As a rule we collect as little information as possible. During this process your information is protected under the data protection regulations.
The Federal Agency for Civic Education has taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are adhered to both by us and by external providers.
This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of BICC in Germany.
This data is evaluated purely for statistical purposes and in order to improve the information provided on our website. It is then deleted. It is not used for other purposes or released to third parties.
Server log files
Access data is stored in a log file for a limited timespan every time a user accesses the website of the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) GmbH and every time data is retrieved.
The following information is recorded whenever a user accesses the site or retrieves data:
- Date and time of retrieval
- IP address (anonymised)
- Name of the data retrieved
- Amount of data transferred
- Notification of whether retrieval was successful
- Operating system and type of browser software used
We reserve the right to analyze these log files in the event of attacks against BICC's Internet infrastructure.
Personal information we need for identification purposes
If you would like to receive the press review via email or wish to contact us, we require certain personal details. We only ask for the specific information the bpb needs to provide you with a certain application or service. Depending on the app or service, information such as your surname, first name and email address will be gathered. The data fields that need to be filled in to use a certain application or service are clearly marked with the (*) symbol.
How the information is used
We use your personal information solely to provide you with the application or service you select. If the application or service is provided on a temporary basis, the bpb will delete your data when the application or service is terminated. If you do not provide the required information, the bpb will not be able to provide you with the selected application or service.
Transfer of personal information to third parties
The information gathered when you use the online services of the bpb is passed on to third parties only insofar as we are legally obliged or obliged by a court decision to do so, or, in the event of attacks on the bpb's Internet structures, insofar as necessary for the purposes of legal action and criminal prosecution. We do not pass on information for non-commercial or commercial purposes.
Protection of minors
Persons under 18 years of age should not transfer any personal information to us without the consent of their parents or guardian. We do not request personal information from children or youths. We do not knowingly gather such information, nor do we pass it on to third parties.
Links to external websites
Our online service contains links to external websites. We have no influence on these providers' compliance with the data protection regulations.
Contact: Data Protection Officer
For further information on how the Federal Agency for Civic Education deals with personal information, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
- Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
- Friedrichstraße 50 / Checkpoint Charlie
- 10117 Berlin