The institution responsible for the collection and use of your personal data through our website and the use of our services in compliance with data protection laws is:

Friends of Salem Association - Vereinigung der Förderer der Schule Schloss Salem e.V.
Schlossbezirk 1
88682 Salem
Tel.: +49 7553 919-500

Friends of Salem Association is committed to compliance with the standards given below to ensure the protection of your data.

Data Security / Encryption
Friends of Salem Association makes use of  technical support measures in alignment with current standards of technology and the latest recommendations of the Federal Agency for Security and Information Technology in order to guarantee data security, in particular to protect your personal data from endangerment during data transmission or access by unauthorized third parties.
Data exchanged through our online forms is encrypted using SSL technology.

Gathering and processing of private data
In principle you can use the website of Friends of Salem Association without disclosing your private data. We will only store your personal information in order to process your request efficiently. Insofar as you are requested to supply your personal or professional information (E-mail addresses, names, addresses) to us, you do this on an explicitly voluntary basis. You have the right to request – free of charge – information on which personal data we have saved about you. Additionally, you have the legal right to change information, to block information and to delete personal information we might have stored.

Usage of personal data
Friends of Salem Association will only use your personal information in order to provide you with the desired information or services (e.g. newsletter) and for any purposes you’ve given us permission. We commit ourselves to not sending this information to third parties for either commercial or non-commercial purposes. 

Collecting of data for statistical purposes
By visiting websites in general some information about you will be necessarily stored – e.g. your IP adress, the website you are coming from and the name of your internet service provider. This information possibly allows identification of persons but Friends of Salem Association doesn’t make use of individual-related information about the website visitors. To continuously enhance our website we analyze the server logfiles for statistical purposes - but in doing so the website visitors stay anonymously.

Notice about Google Analytics
The website of Friends of Salem Association 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, within EU Member States or in other member states of the European Economic Area Google will shorten your IP address before transmitting it. Your full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. 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. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. 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, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under this link:

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more information about Google Analytics and data privacy see

Anonymisation of IP addresses
Please note that the website of Friends of Salem Association uses the Google extension “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously (known as IP Masking).

Deletion of Your Data / Revoking Consent
To the extent that your data is no longer needed for the above-stated purposes, the data will be deleted. However, when we are legally required to store data, it will be blocked. This data will be no longer available for processing and will be deleted upon expiration of the required storage period. You may revoke at any time the consent which you have given us for the future.

Changes to this Policy Statement  
We reserve the right to make changes to this Data Privacy Policy. The current version is always available online at

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