Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy explains how we collect, store, use and disclose your information when you use our homepage. By using the website, apps or any of the services you consent to the use of your information in the manner set out in this privacy policy.

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact us at

Our Principles

  • We will never ever sell or give away for free any of your private information.
  • We collect as little information as we need to  improve the bfc homepage.

Information we collect about you

Information provided by you

  • When you register any kind account, you will need to provide your e-mail address, your real name and your institution’s name.
  • You will provide certain personal data if you contact us by e-mail, use any of the forms on the website, or contact us by mail, fax or other offline means.
  • You may provide personal data when you write a comment or contribute to discussions.
  • If you participate in any survey or provide us with suggestions you will provide certain personal data.

Information we collect automatically

We may collect certain information automatically through the use of web analytics services. This includes:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the device from which you access the bfc homepage
  • the GPS geoposition (discovered by Wi-Fi, GPS, iBeacons or any other means) of the device you want to access
  • any search terms that you may enter on the website
  • the time, frequency and duration of your visits
  • your device type, browser type, operating system and language settings
  • information collected through cookies and similar technology (e.g. logon times)
  • information regarding your interaction with e-mail messages, for example, whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded the e-mail message

How we use your information

We use the information that we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • To give you the appropriate content you request at the moment you interact with a spot.
  • To operate and to maintain the bfc homepage as well as to improve your user experience.
  • To seek your participation in surveys and to conduct and analyse the results of those surveys if you choose to participate.
  • To respond to you about any comment or enquiry you have submitted.
  • To prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in breach of our applicable law.
  • Your e-mail address will be used to send you newsletters or marketing messages from the business frauen center.

We will not share your information with any third party, except as described in this privacy policy.

Third party privacy policies

We use different services to enrich the user experience, enable sharing to social networks or help us to improve the overall user experience. All these services have their own privacy statements that we want to list here:

Google Analytics

This website 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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . 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. 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.

Data Privacy Declaration for the Use of Facebook Plugins (“Like” button)

This website uses several plug-ins from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can identify these plug-ins either by the blue “F” of Facebook or the fact that this plug-in is marked with the word “Facebook”. When our website is viewed, a connection is made to the servers of Facebook and data is transmitted via this plug-in. On one hand, the information that you see is directly transferred from servers to your browser and displayed there; on the other, information about your visit to our website is sent to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, the information transmitted can be allocated directly to your account. During interaction with the plug-in functions, such as pressing the “Like” button, this information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Further processing of this information lies with Facebook; please refer to the privacy statement of Facebook for the relevant conditions and setting options. If you want to avoid personal data being sent to Facebook, then log out from Facebook before you visit our website.

Data privacy declaration for the use of the LinkedIn button

Plugins of the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA have been integrated into this Website. The LinkedIn plugins can be identified by the LinkedIn logo or the “Share Button” on this Website. When you visit our Websites, a direct connection is set up between your browser and the LinkedIn Server via the plugin. LinkedIn receives the information with the IP address that you have visited our Website. If you click on the LinkedIn “Share Button” while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of this Website with your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn then can assign the visit to this Website to your user account. We want to point out that we as providers of Websites have no knowledge of the content of the transferred data and of its use by LinkedIn. Details on the collection of data (determining the purpose, processing and use) and on your rights and setting options can be found in the data privacy information from LinkedIn. You can find this information under