Privacy Policy


The protection of personal data made available by the user and the protection of other sensitive data is an important issue for HumHub GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter called HumHub). Your data will be protected in accordance with legal regulations. This privacy statement ensures compliance with data protection regulations.

§ 1 Personal Data

a) Personal Data

Personal data is information that discloses or may disclose the identity of the user. HumHub adheres to the principle of data minimisation. We dispense with the collection of personal data as far as possible.

b) Treatment

Personal data are used exclusively to establish the contract, to draw up the content of the contract and to implement and settle the contract. The data will not be passed on, sold to or traded with third parties. Personal data are only used to the extent necessary, unless HumHub is required by law or court order to use said data, or if this is necessary in order to prevent in a lawful manner any abuse contrary to the general terms and conditions.

c) Raising objections

The user may object to the storage of personal data at any time. Excluded from this are those data that must be kept for the purposes of the performance of the contract.

d) Right to information

HumHub shall inform the user of the personal data stored upon written request to do so.

e) Right of rectification, deletion or blocking of data

The user has the right to amend, delete or have blocked inaccurate personal data on request at any time. This is generally free of charge.

§ 2 Newsletter

If the user signs up for the newsletter of HumHub, HumHub will use the data provided by the user to send the newsletter. On the basis of the consent given by the user, the newsletter will be sent to the e-mail address submitted by the user. In this case, the e-mail address of the user is used for own advertising purposes of HumHub, until the user cancels subscription to the newsletter. The user can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future by cancelling subscription to the newsletter.

§ 3 Usage and registration information

Usage and registration data will be collected, processed and used to the extent necessary for designing the website. User data and IP address will be registered with the date and time in log files and stored and used for the purpose of a statistical analysis of this website. Usage and registration data are only merged with personal data if this is necessary for the performance of the contractual obligations or if the user has given his explicit consent.

§ 4 Data security

a) Data security

All data relating to HumHub services are secured by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, unauthorized access, modification and disclosure. HumHub does, however, not assume any liability for the destruction and damage of data.

b) Sessions and cookies

HumHub may use cookies or server-side sessions in which data can be stored for the purpose of the proper use of HumHub's services. These data transmitted by the browser include for example browser type, browser version, operating system, the referrer URL, IP address, time, etc. Cookies are files that are stored by a website on the hard disk of the user so that this computer can be automatically recognised at the next site visit, and thus making the website able to adapt its use specifically to the user. Cookies may be rejected by setting your browser to this end; you can either deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it informs you about the use of cookies. HumHub ensures that no personal data is taken from sessions or cookies.

c) Use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated in our sites. You recognise Facebook plugins with the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" on our site. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found at: When you visit our sites, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. Facebook can thereby assign the visit of our sites to your user account. We would like to point out that we as providers of the sites do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and usage of said data by Facebook. Further information on this subject can be found in the privacy declaration of Facebook under If you do not wish that Facebook assigns the visit of our sites to your Facebook account, you can log out from your Facebook user account.

d) Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer, to enable the website to analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the way you use this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. If you activate the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the Member States of the European Union or other members of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on your website activity and provide to the website operator other services in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can refuse the storage of cookies by undertaking the appropriate settings in your browser software; we would like, however, point out that, if you do so, you might not be able to fully use all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie and from using website-referred data (incl. your IP address) and from processing these data, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

e) Use of Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:
You can publish information worldwide using the Google +1 button. You and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners via the Google +1 button. Google will store both the information that you have provided for a content +1 and the information about the site you were viewing when you clicked on +1. Your + 1s along with your profile name and photo can be displayed as reference in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google's services for your benefit or the benefit of others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute a different name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or possess other identifying information from you.

Use of the information collected:
In addition to the above utilisation purposes, the information provided by you will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy regulations. Google may release aggregate statistics on the +1 activities of users and/or transmit them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked sites.

f) Use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users through the use of Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function. In this respect, data are transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of the sites do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For more information we refer to the privacy regulations of Twitter under You can change your privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings under

§ 5 Contact

To contact us regarding data protection, please get in touch with the contact person indicated in the imprint.

Revision date: 19 January 2015