Scope of application

This data protection statement informs users about the type, scope and purpose of the collection of personal data and its use by the responsible party K12 Agentur für Kommunikation und Innovation GmbH.

The legal basis for data protection can be found in the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Responsible party for data protection

K12 Agentur für Kommunikation und Innovation GmbH is the responsible party for data protection in accordance to the GDPR, and can be contacted at the following address:

K12 Agentur für Kommunikation und Innovation GmbH
Schirmerstraße 76
40211 Düsseldorf
Tel. 0211 5988 1630
Fax. 0211 5988 1699

You can reach our data protection officer at the following email address:

Access data/ server log files

The provider (or his webspace provider) collects data about every access to the website (so-called server log files). The access data includes:

Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider only uses the protocol data for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the website. However, the provider reserves the right to check the protocol data thereafter if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on tangible evidence.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to determine a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites have been viewed by someone else are considered personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider insofar as this is permitted by law or agreed to by the users.

K12 is committed to the protection and security of personal data relating to all visitors to this website. If you contact us via email, your data will be recorded and stored in order for this service to be made possible.


The newsletter informs you about us and our services.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided, or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. This data is only used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.

When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves only as proof in the event that a third party misuses an email address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the owner.

You can revoke your consent at any time to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter. The revocation can be made via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area, or by sending a message to the above mentioned contacts.


Cookies are small files that enable specific information relating to the device to be stored on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they improve the user-friendliness of websites and thus benefit the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record statistical data on website use and to enable us to analyse these data in order to improve our services. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it should be noted that the use, and in particular the ease of use, are limited if cookies are not stored.

You can manage many online ad cookies from companies through the US website or the EU website .

Registration function

The data entered during registration is used for the purpose of using the service. Users can be informed via email about information relevant to the service or registration, such as changes in the scope of the service or technical circumstances. The collected data can be seen on the entry form during registration. This includes your name and your email address in order to provide you with the download of documents from the K12 knowledge pool (Wissenpool).

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user’s computer and which enable an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the users’ visit to this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, by activating IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is first shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the users, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of their browser software accordingly; however, this offer draws users’ attention to the fact that, in this case, they may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and data relating to their use of the website (including their IP address) from being passed on to Google and the subsequent processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Further information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, as well as possibilities for adjustment of settings and objection rights, can be found on Google’s websites: (“Data use by Google when you use the websites or apps of our partners”), (“Data use for advertising purposes”), (“Manage information that Google uses to display advertisements) and (“Determine which ads Google shows you”).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, or within mobile device browsers, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.

Revocation, amendments, corrections and updates

The user has the right to request information free of charge about the personal data stored about him/her. In addition, the user has the right to have incorrect data corrected, to block and delete their personal data, provided that this does not conflict with any legal storage obligation.

Created with from RA Dr. Thomas Schwenke

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