Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is of major significance to us. It is therefore important to us that when you use our website, the reporting form and during any subsequent consultation with RIAS Hessen, the processing of personal data always complies with the legal requirements for the protection of such data, and that you are informed at all times about your associated rights and can make use of them.

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and our data protection declaration.

In general, it is possible to use our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (for example, name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can generally be subject to security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


The internet pages partly use so-called Cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and even safer. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you close the browser. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. You can set the function in your browser in a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.


The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Used operating system
  • referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.


The websites of the Beratungsnetzwerk Hessen and thus also of RIAS Hessen use the analysis software Matomo (formerly: Piwik), with which user requests can be statistically evaluated. Matomo sets several cookies on your computer to identify you – in anonymous form – as a returning user of our pages. In addition, Matomo collects information about the browser used, operating system settings (screen resolution), entry and exit pages and the length of stay. In addition to the options described above to control the setting of cookies via the web browser, you can generally activate the so-called “Do Not Track signaling” in your web browser.

If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will have the effect that the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.
It is here in German language, The translation is the following:
“You have the option to prevent actions you take here from being analyzed and linked. This will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving the usability for you and other users. Your visit to this website is currently collected by Matomo web analytics. Deselect this checkbox for opt-out.”

Integration of Social networks

This website of RIAS Hessen does not currently use a social media plug-in of the social network, which is operated by Meta Platforms Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA or represented by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland (“Facebook”). The plug-in can be recognized by the corresponding logo with a white “f” on a blue background.

Also, this website does not currently use a plug-in for, Instagram and other social media platforms.


We use services of the provider YouTube for the integration of videos. The service provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you click on “Show video”, you agree that data is transmitted to YouTube. Only then will YouTube receive the information that the respective page has been accessed, and personal data will also be transmitted to the operator of the platform. The setting is stored in your web browser. By using YouTube, information about your usage behavior on our website (including your IP address) can be transmitted to a YouTube (Google) server in the USA and stored there. Further information on data processing and notes on data protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at:

I agree to the transfer of data to YouTube.

Uncheck the box to revoke.


This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Your Rights

As a user of our website, you have various rights under Articles 15 to 18, 21 DSGVO and the HDSIG: right to information, right to rectification, right to deletion, right to restriction of processing, right to object and right to lodge a complaint.

Right of Information

According to Article 15 of the DSGVO, you can request information about your personal data that we process. In your request for information, you should specify your request to make it easier for us to compile the necessary data. Please note that your right to information is restricted by provisions of the HDSIG.

Right of Deletion

In accordance with Article 17 DSGVO and Section 34 HDSIG, you can request the deletion of your personal data. Your right to deletion depends on a number of conditions, such as whether we still need your data to fulfill our legal duties.

Right of Objection

According to Article 21 DSGVO, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of data relating to you. However, we cannot always comply with your objection, for example, if a legal provision obliges us to process in accordance with Section 35 HDSIG. Please also note that it is mandatory for us to process the IP address of your client so that you can use the website.

Objection to Advertising E-mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Status: March 1, 2022

Contact and information about the website: vasb@evnf-urffra.qr

Data Protection Representative

Philipps University of Marburg – Data Protection Officer
Dr. Rainer Viergutz
Biegenstraße 10, 35037 Marburg
Tel. +49 (0)6421 28-20, Fax: +49 (0)6421 28-22065
E-Mail:  qngrafpuhgm@hav-zneohet.qr

The extended Privacy Policy in German language is provided here.