Privacy policy

The operators of this website are subject to the dispositions contained in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). Using the appropriate technical and organisational provisions, we endeavour to ensure that the dispositions regarding data protection are respected, by us and by external companies working with us.

Our website can generally be used without the input of personal data. If personal data is gathered. It happens on a voluntary basis. This data will not be forwarded to third-parties without your express consent.

"Personal data" is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (Article 3 BDSG). An identifiable natural person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an address, a telephone number or under certain circumstances, an IP address.

Right to revoke consent

Subject to article 13, paragraph 3 of the TMG, we point out your right to revoke consent. If personal data has been provided on the basis of consent, you may revoke such consent at any time for the purpose for which it was given and demand its deletion. Please use our contact form in order to revoke consent.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics 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) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the European Union EU member state or in another signatory state to the EEA Treaty. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by using the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).


The Internet pages use cookies, which do not contain any viruses or damage your computer. Cookies are small text files that your browser saves and allows us to offer you a more user-friendly, effective and secure service.

The majority of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which your browser automatically erases when you close the current session. Other cookies stay saved in your device until you manually erase them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser when you visit us again.

You can set up your browser in such a way that it informs you whenever a cookie is set and asks you to authorise it, to accept cookies in particular cases or to disable them completely, as well as to delete all cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies can compromise the functionality of this website.

Integrated Youtube videos

In order to present our work using audio-visual media, we have integrated YouTube videos in our website, compliant with article 6, paragraph 1, letters c and e of the DSGVO, which are stored at and can be started and played back directly from our website. All videos are integrated through a linked image file, which means that no data concerning you as the user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play back the videos. Only when you play back the videos, can data be transferred to YouTube, normally to servers in the USA. We cannot influence this data transfer.

YouTube’s operating company is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google complies with the Privacy Shield Treaty and guarantees to comply with European data privacy laws:


When you access the website, YouTube is informed that you have accessed the appropriate page of our website. The data mentioned in B. Ziff. 2. Abs. 1 of this Privacy Policy is transferred, too. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account via which you are logged in or a user account does not exist. When you are logged in to Google, your data is directly allocated to your account. If you do not want your data to be allocated to your profile at YouTube, you have to log out before you activate the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or customized design of the YouTube website. This analysis serves in particular (also with regard to users who are not logged in) to provide customized advertising and inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You may revoke consent to the preparation of these user profiles; if you want to exercise your right to revoke consent, you have to address your opposition to YouTube.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and data processing by YouTube is available in the privacy policy which also contains further information on your rights and the possible settings to protect your privacy:

Contact form

If you contact us with your questions via our contact form, we will save your information, including the contact information you have given, for the purpose of processing your question and in case of additional questions. The data will not be forwarded without your consent.

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Need help?

If you have any questions, please contact us.

ruhrvalley Management Office
Mont-Cenis-Platz 1B | 44627 Herne

Phone: +49 (0) 2323 9599 025