Data Privacy Statement

Thank you for your interest in WIN’s activities and your visit to our website. Your privacy is important to us and we want you to feel comfortable browsing through these pages. During your visit to our website, personal data is collected and processed only in accordance with the relevant legal provisions, as described in these paragraphs. Should you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Personal Data Collection and Processing

Personal data you choose to provide is collected by WIN in order to answer your requests and compile mailing lists for the newsletters we publish as part of our communication activities. Personal data is also collected to enable us to monitor site traffic using third-party services such as Google Analytics.


Cookies are small data packages stored on a user’s computer that allow the website and analytics services to recognize users during later visits. If you do not consent to the storage of cookies on your computer, please deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings. Please note, however, that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


The data you provide when signing up for our newsletter and Code of Conduct is only used, as specified, to deliver the requested news or publish your adherence to the Code of Conduct. We do not disclose this data to third parties. You may withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data and the usage of this data at any time by cancelling your subscription via the link at the bottom of every newsletter issue or by contacting us.

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 automatically on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (“IP masking”). Google will therefore truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at this link:

If your browser is not supported by this plugin (for example on mobile), you can click to store a cookie that will prevent Google Analytics actions on your browser when visiting our site.

For further information on terms of use and data protection/privacy, please see

Social Media Plugins

Our website uses social media plugins such as [e.g.: the Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn “Follow button”]. The social networks are often technically operated in the USA or in other countries outside Germany and the EU and some are offered via national companies in the EU. If you open a page of our website containing such a plugin, your web browser will create a direct connection to [Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook] servers when you are logged in. The respective social network receives at least the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in [Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn] your visit is assigned to your respective social media account. If you interact with the plugins by clicking on the follow/share buttons, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to [Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn] and saved and, if applicable, published.
If you do not wish [Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn] to collect data on you through our website, please deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing social media account, simply log out of your social media accounts prior to visiting the website.
Please note that we have no influence on and no knowledge about the concrete content of the data gathered by the plugin. Please refer directly to the data privacy policy of the respective providers to find details about your rights and about ways by which you can prevent the collection and use of your data.

Access to the Data

Authorized personnel of WIN does have access to the data collected and does have sole authority to read and correct it in the event of input error.

Security Measures

Data is stored in protected databases, accessible only on a need-to-know basis.

Right to Information, Correction and Deletion

You have the right to inspect any stored personal data concerning yo. You also have the right to demand the correction or deletion of this data as long as no legal retention period applies. We do not store personal data for longer or other purposes than the ones you consented to.

Contacting Us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. Do note that when you contact us we also access personal information you provide. This will be stored for the purpose of processing your request or for follow-up questions.

Means of Appeal

You may always find more information or lodge an appeal by contacting the Berliner Beauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit.

Last updated 30 August 2016