HITS gGmbH has issued the following privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to secure and trustworthy Internet communication and the individual’s right to privacy.


By using this web site, you agree to the collection and use of the information as described here. If we decide to make changes to this privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you will always know what information we collect, and how we use it.

Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data

On our web site, we only store personal information relating to you with your permission. You may choose to reveal information to us if, for example, you register for an event or subscribe to some of our web services. Information is used solely for the purposes described below. We bind our employees to strictly observe you privacy and confidentiality rights.


1. What Information Do We Collect and Why?

IP Addresses
We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our Web site, and to gather demographic information. When you visit our site, we recognize only your domain name and not your e-mail address. We will see your e-mail address only if you give it to us by filling out a form or by sending us an e-mail message.

We use cookies to deliver personalized content, to save you having to re-enter your password repeatedly, and to tailor our information offerings to how you and others use the site.

User Registration
If you choose to register, we can send you requested information on our activities and events.

E-mail Addresses
If you choose to give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We do not share your e-mail address with others outside the HITS Group. You can choose not to receive any more e-mail at any time. Depending on how your e-mail application is set up, information about you may be transmitted automatically when you send e-mail to HITS.

2. Links to Other Sites

This site may contain links to other sites. HITS gGmbH is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.

3. Choice/Opt-out

You can opt out of receiving e-mail communications from us whenever you like. You only need to e-mail us to have your name and details removed from HITS´s e-mail list or registration database.

4. Google Applications

Google Maps
To display our addresses, we use Google Maps. In order to load them the website will connect with the database of Google Inc. and transfer personal data such as your IP address and the webpages you are visiting. For further information on Google data privacy, please check and

5. Social Media

You can find various presentations and videos on and by HITS gGmbH in our Media Library. In order to play them, the website will connect with YouTube, LLC, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA, and transfer personal data to Google Inc. such as your IP address and the webpages you are visiting. For further information on Google data privacy, please check

6. Piwik

Our website uses a web analytics service called Piwik. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer and, in turn, allow us to analyze usage of the website. The usage information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transferred to our server and stored for the purpose of analysis. This allows us to optimize our website effectively.Your IP address will remain completely anonymous during this process, so you as a user remain anonymous to us, too. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of the website will not be passed on to third parties.You can prevent the use of cookies by installing the corresponding settings on your browser, but you may not be able to fully utilize the functions of the website as a result.If you disagree with the data from your visit being stored and evaluated, you can object to it at any point by unchecking the box below. In this case, an “opt-out” cookie will be stored on your browser. This means that Piwik will not collect any visitor data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, you will delete the opt-out cookie as well, and so may need to reactivate it.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement – if, for example, you wish to inspect or update the information we hold about you – feel free to contact:
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg

Or you can send an e-mail to: webmaster (at)