Data Protection Declaration

With this data protection declaration, the IFAK Institute would like to provide comprehensive information
on how personal data of visitors to its website will be handled.

Scope and responsible body

This privacy statement governs the IFAK Institute’s handling of personal data of visitors to the website

IFAK Institut GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data in connection with the visit and use of this website within the meaning of data protection law. Visitors can find further information about IFAK in the legal informations of this website.

Contact person for data protection issues

In case of questions regarding the collection, processing or use of personal data, information or for corrections, blockings or deletions of data as well as revocation of granted consents, the affected person can contact the following contact person:

Mr. Gerd Sopp
Tel.: +49-6128-747-0

General information and your rights

Security and SSL-Encryption

The IFAK Institute protects its website and other systems and data by technical and organizational measures against loss and destruction as well as against access, modification or distribution by unauthorised persons.

To protect the transmission of confidential data, our website also uses SSL encryption. This means that data that you transmit directly via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the „https://“ address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line. Only transmit your confidential information if SSL encryption is activated and if in doubt, please contact us.

Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 DSGVO), rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO), erasure of your data (Art. 17 DSGVO) as well as your right to restriction of processing (Art. 18. DSGVO)

You have the right to request precise information about your personal data stored by us free of charge at any time. In addition, you have the right to request that inaccurate data about you be corrected, missing data supplemented or the stored data completely or partially deleted. You can also partially or completely restrict or block the processing of your data. This does not apply to data which is kept due to legal regulations or which is required for proper business transactions.

Right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO)

You have the right to have your personal data, which we have, handed over to you or to an addressee of your choice in a common, machine-readable format.

Right to object (Art. 21 DSGVO)

You can object to the data processing at any time. The data will then be deleted immediately.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO)

If you have any questions, problems or complaints regarding data protection, please contact IFAK’s data protection officer first. However, IFAK is legally obliged to inform you that you have a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. In the case of IFAK, this is the Hessian Data Protection Officer.

Right to revoke consent (Art. 7 DSGVO)

Certain data processing procedures are only possible with your consent. You can revoke your consent to data processing at any time with effect for the future. We will then delete your data or restrict data processing if there are legal storage obligations.

Data collection and analysis on our website

Server log files

Server log files are anonymous data that are automatically collected by our provider when you access our website. This information does not allow any personal conclusions to be drawn about you, but for technical reasons it is indispensable for the delivery and presentation of our contents. Typical server log files are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP Adress

The data of the server log files are not merged with other data sources. The information is required in particular to correctly deliver the contents of our website and to ensure the long-term functionality of our website. Logfiles also allow a precise check in case of suspicion of illegal use of our website.


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Rather, they help us to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. You can also use our website without the use of cookies, however, as a result of which some representations and functions of our offer may only work to a limited extent.

You can use a modern web browser to monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. If you wish to deactivate cookies, you can usually do so using the special settings of your browser.


On this page we use the software „Wordfence“ of Defiant Inc, Seattle, USA. Wordfence is a security plugin that protects our site against so-called brute force attacks, unauthorized login attempts and systematic spying out of software gaps. Wordfence also uses cookies and sends IP addresses of website visitors to the provider’s servers in order to compare them with so-called blacklists, which already contain unwanted IP addresses in the described sense.

For more information on Deviant’s collection and use of the data, please see Wordfence’s privacy policy: and

Matomo (former Piwik)

Our website uses Matomo, which is a so-called web analysis service. Matomo uses the „cookies“ described above to analyze the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which in turn serves to optimize our website. Your IP address will be immediately made anonymous during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, then you can object to the subsequent storage and use at any time by mouse click. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Piwik does not collect any session data. If you choose not to, click the following link to place the Piwik opt-out cookie in your browser: Deactivation

Attention: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to activate it again.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking

Our company uses Google AdWords (e.g. to draw attention to new jobs) from time to time. AdWords is an online advertising program in which we work with conversion tracking. After a click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie is set for conversion tracking. Google AdWords cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. The cookie enables Google and we to recognize that you clicked on an ad and were redirected to our website.

Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies are not trackable through AdWords customer websites. Conversion cookies are used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. Adwords customers can see how many users clicked on their ad and were redirected to pages with a conversion tracking tag. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that enables personal identification of users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to its use. Here, the conversion cookie must be deactivated in the user settings of the browser. Thus no inclusion in the conversion tracking statistics takes place.

Details on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

You can use a modern web browser to monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Deactivation of cookies may result in limited functionality of our website.

Order processing (Art. 28 DSGVO)

Our offer includes contents, services and achievements of external offerers like for example our Website Host Domainfactory or Defiant (see Wordfence). We have commissioned external service providers in accordance with legal regulations (including contract for order data processing).