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Privacy Policy


The following privacy policy applies to all parts of our website. The Fair Cottage protects your personal data. In the following text we describe what personal data is under what criteria personal information about the use of our website is collected, how and for what purpose it is used and what we do to protect your personal data against misuse by third parties.

Person-related data is data that can be assigned to a specific natural person, which can therefore be used to determine the identity of a natural person. The use of our offer is generally possible without the provision of personal data. The use of individual functions of our offer sometimes requires deviating regulations, which we will explain separately for each of these cases below. In any case, the personal data arising in connection with the use of this web platform will only be collected, processed and used by us in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions for the protection of personal data. We will also only make transfers of personal data to state institutions and authorities within the framework of mandatory legal provisions.

The legal basis for handling personal data can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) as in the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

By using this website, you agree that the personal data you have voluntarily submitted will be stored by us and processed and used in compliance with this privacy policy.

Information / Revocation / Cancellation right

According to §§ 34 and 6b BDSG you have the unrestricted right to free information about your data stored by us and according to § 35 BDSG the right to delete or block inadmissible data or the right to correction of incorrect data. You can also revoke your consent to the use of your data. On request, we will gladly inform you if and what personal data we have stored about you. We will take appropriate measures to update or correct any of your information stored on us.

Server Data

Your browser transmits the following data when visiting our site to us or to our provider:

Browsertype and -version Used operating system Website from which you visit us (Referrer-URL) Website you visit Date and time of your access Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

These data (so-called server log files) are anonymous and are stored separately from any personal data you may have provided. The server log files are only evaluated for statistical purposes. A conclusion on your person is not possible.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are short, simple text-based files that a web page sends to your browser and then stores it on your computer. Cookies do not disturb, impair or damage your computer. There exist different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies or so called temporary remain stored on your device only as long as you stay on our site and will be automatically deleted after the end of your visit.
  • Permanent or non-temporary cookies is used to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site in order to make the offerings of our website more customer-friendly.
  • Third party: They are installed by third-party websites, such as advertisers. They gather data about your browsing habits, and allow them to track you across multiple websites. Other websites using third-party cookies: Facebook, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Google Plus or YouTube.

You can determine in the settings of your browser that you are informed about the setting of cookies and / or that you only allow cookies in individual cases or that you exclude the acceptance of cookies in general or in certain cases. Also, the automatic deletion of all cookies when you quit your browser is possible. These measures may restrict the functionality of our website.

Email & Contact Form

You can write us by email or by using our contact form. In both cases, your information will only be used and stored for the purpose stated in the contact. We will not do any reconciliation with any data that may be generated by the use of any else of the separately third party components. Likewise, we will not share your information with third parties.


If you sign up to our newsletter and thus provide your explicit consent to receive information from The Fair Cottage, you get an email from us about once every month. The TFC newsletter highlights ongoing and upcoming activities, publications, announcements, policy papers and more. To receive our newsletter, we need at least your e-mail address. (We also ask for your first and last name, but these are not required fields.) We use an opt-in process to manage our newsletter subscriptions, which means that we only send you our newsletter if you explicitly allow us to. We save this data and use it only for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. We do not share your personal data with anyone else and you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Just click the “unsubscribe” link included at the very bottom of each newsletter, or contact us at To manage our contacts and distribute our newsletter, we use MailChimp. This service is compliant with the European and German data protection regulations. For more information on Mailchimp’s privacy policy, please visit the MailChimp website.


Our website uses features provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook serves u.a. the publication of information via a social media network.

With its services and components integrated on other websites, Facebook gains knowledge of the network usage behavior of the visitors to the page in question. A possible click on "Like" or the comments written by you in the corresponding Facebook fields are transmitted to Facebook, saved by Facebook and assigned to your personal Facebook account. Facebook is also able to recognize which web page you are visiting, regardless of whether you click on a Facebook component. This information can then Facebook, for. Assign to your personal Facebook account.

You can prevent the transmission of usage and personal data to Facebook. To do this, please log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website and delete your browser's cookies. There is also the possibility of using additional programs for your web browser (plug-ins) to make the collection of data in whole or in part impossible.

For detailed information on the collection and handling and security of your data through Facebook, see Facebook privacy page.


Our website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies and is thus able to analyze the use of the website by you, for example, the time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address. The information generated in this way can be transferred to Google in the USA and stored there. Google may transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. According to Google, according to its own terms of use, Google Analytics will not accept any personal data. This will not give Google any information that could be used by Google to identify a person, including names, email addresses, and billing information.

We additionally anonymises your usage data by shortening your IP address in particular within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

You always have the option to set the settings of your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and / or that you only allow cookies in individual cases or that you exclude the acceptance of cookies in general or in certain cases. Also, the automatic deletion of all cookies when you quit your browser is possible. You can also download via: Tool a so-called browser plug-in. For more information on Terms of Use and Privacy Policy can be found on Google Analytics Terms of Service.

We last updated this data protection policy in September 2018.