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7. Using third-party content

The web pages of the above-named domain sometimes use external content from third-party providers, such as videos, presentations, news feeds, via so-called plugins.

2-Step Solution to Ensure Privacy

Without additional measures, the services that are integrated into the website use technical means that ensure that when viewing, or even loading, the page connected by the plugin, data (including personal data) are exchanged between the original website and the external service (for example, Google). In these cases, the user has no control over this exchange of data.

In order to protect you from this type of data exchange, we have incorporated an appropriate technical precaution. This two-step solution gives you the opportunity, even after loading the page connected by the plugin, to agree to the use of each external service (and thus to exchange data with this external service). By default, the 2-step solution does not transmit data to the external service. This option may be decided case by case or permanently. A decision can be subsequently revised again.

You can recognize this type of content when you see the following box, for example, where Google Maps are integrated into the website.

By clicking the link (in this example "Externe Inhalte anzeigen"), you agree to a one-time data exchange between the websites of the above-named domain and the relevant external service provider. We have no control over the nature and scope of these transmitted data as well as their further processing. According to our current state of knowledge, the relevant service provider is informed about your IP address and that of the web page using the plugin. If you are simultaneously logged in to an account by same provider, for example with a social media service like Google+, that service provider is able to directly assign the information to your user profile. If you wish to avoid such a collection of profile information about you, you should log out of the service platform. However, data such as the IP address of the computer you are using will be transmitted in any case.

You can permanently activate data exchange between the pages of the above-named domain and the provider of the external content (example here: maps.google.de), and you can revise this decision again at any time.

For more information on Google about its privacy policy, please visit: http://www.google.com/intl/policies/privacy.

Freie Universität Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)