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.

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.


We use cookies to deliver personalized content and to tailor our information offerings to how you and others use the site.

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. 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 at 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:

HITS gGmbH Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg Germany

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