Privacy Policy

We want you to know what data we store when, and how we use it. We've put technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that we comply with the applicable data privacy legislation.

We'd hence like to let you know how we protect the personal data that you provide us with when you use this site. Besides full compliance with general data privacy legislation, we have pledged to observe this privacy policy to demonstrate that we take our responsibility to protect your data and your privacy at all times. Upon request, we will delete all data provided to us without delay. It's important to us that you feel safe and comfortable using this site. 

General Information

When you access the internet, your web browser sends data that includes the name of your internet service provider, your IP address, the website that referred you to our site, the files you access on our site, the amount of data transmitted, and the date and duration of your visit. Our web servers store this information for statistical reasons and to ensure that our systems remain secure. IJAB, the International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany, is unable to trace this information back to you personally. You, as the user of our site, remain anonymous.

Personal Data

Personal data is information that relates to you personally, such as your name, your postal address and your e-mail address. This does not include information that cannot be traced back to who you actually are (such as the amount of time you spend on our website).

When you visit, the only time your personal data is gathered is when you give it to us voluntarily, for instance when you fill in a contact form or order our newsletter or a publication. The information you supply then is only stored for that particular purpose. For instance, we need your full postal address so we can send you what you ordered from us.

Use of Personal Data by Third Parties

As a rule, we do not pass on your data to third parties. Everyone who works at IJAB is obliged to comply with the German Federal Data Protection Act and related legislation. We will only pass on your data to authorised third parties if we are legally obliged to, or if a court orders us to do so.

Right to Information

Upon request, we shall inform you as rapidly as possible, subject to applicable legislation, whether we have saved your personal data and if so, what kind. Should we have stored false information despite our best efforts to use data that is correct and up to date, we shall remedy the situation upon request.

Right of Revocation

Under the Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to withdraw your permission for us to use your data at any time. Should you contact us for this reason, we shall terminate the use of your data without delay.
In addition, under certain circumstances you have a right to request the correction, blocking and deletion of data that we have stored.

Electronic Transmission of Information

The editorial team at shall only send online publications to readers who have requested them. We are unable to verify whether the indicated recipient requested the information themselves, or whether the request came from a third party.

Facebook's 'like' Button and our Two-Click Solution

We use Facebook's 'like' function so you can share content with your friends on Facebook. Clicking on 'like' transmits personal data even if you are not registered or logged in to Facebook. We are unaware whether, how and if so, by whom this data is processed and carry no responsibility for this. That is why, when you access and its pages, the 'like' function is generally disabled. When you mouse over the 'like' icon, information will pop up to inform you how it works. You need to click once to activate the function; the second time you click, you can share the content with your Facebook friends. You can decide whether you wish to activate the function and in doing so, transmit personal data to Facebook or not. 


To protect our system against spambots and automated bulk queries, IJAB uses a CAPTCHA service called reCAPTCHA, which is operated by Google Inc. ('Google'). We use the HTTPS communications protocol and its HTTP application protocol (which uses the POST rather than the GET request method) to ensure that only the CAPTCHA entry required for validation and the (anonymised) IP address of the requester is transmitted to Google.

Use of Cookies

Our site uses cookies – small pieces of data that are placed on your hard drive. Cookies are produced by the web server through which you established a connection on your browser (such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) and then transmitted to your computer. They allow you to be recognised when you visit the same website again later without having to re-enter the data that you supplied the first time around. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies automatically. However, you can set your browser to either inform you beforehand that cookies will be placed, or to reject them outright. You can also delete cookies on your system any time (e.g. using the Windows Explorer). For more information, consult your operating system's help function. Our website's cookies do not record your personal information.

Note: If you deactivate cookies in your browser, some parts of our website may not perform as intended.

Technical Standards

Our software is continuously adapted to comply with state-of-the-art technical standards. However, we should like to point out that data that is transmitted online cannot be considered to be fully protected under current technical standards. Technically speaking, other internet users are able to intercept the transmission and interfere with the information that is being exchanged.

Our online content contains links to other websites. We have no control over whether the operators of these websites comply with data privacy laws. Neither do we have any control over the legality of their content. We hence accept no responsibility for content held on other websites. 

Data Privacy Officer

If you have any concerns regarding data privacy, please contact our Data Privacy Officer on

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