Privacy Statement

Privacy statement

AGOF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Online Forschung e. V. [Working Group for Online Media Research]) abides by all data protection regulations.

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Thank you for visiting our website. We take data security very seriously and will do our best to protect your personal data within the scope of our website offer. When referring to “personal data”, we mean information on all personal and material affairs of an individual. Personal data collected on our website are expressly used for our own purposes.

Web server logs

When using our Internet offer, your connection information is stored in the server log files. This information includes:

  • IP address of the calling system
  • Browser information such as operating system in use and screen resolution
  • Accessed website
  • Original website
  • Time of access

Contact form

With our contact form you can send us any data you like. The data will be forwarded by e-mail from our web server to our company’s e-mail inbox. Please note that communication via our contact form is not encrypted. The logs are regularly monitored to check system safety. In addition, the forwarded e-mails will be stored on the web server for a transitional period.


Once you have entered your e-mail address to subscribe to our newsletter (AGOF Infoletter), we will use the data to send you information according to your subscription. You can unsubscribe from our Infoletter anytime by sending an e-mail to or by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the Infoletter. To receive the Infoletter, you only need to enter your e-mail address and your name. All other fields are optional.


This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored on your device. We only use permanent cookies containing random, anonymous identification numbers. When you make use of special features on our website, we use so-called session cookies storing, for instance, your choices during your visit on our website. These cookies will be automatically deleted, once the browser is closed.

Academy registration

On our website, you can also register for seminars at the AGOF Academy. The data you enter during the registration process will be forwarded to the service provider AGOF Services GmbH. If you prefer a direct registration, feel free to contact the service provider directly.

Login area

If data are collected during user login, they will be used expressly to provide the respective service. The data are only analysed to ensure a comfortable and secure operation of the system.


We continue to improve quality with the measurement tool Piwik. Piwik is an Open Source software for statistical analysis of visitor requests. Piwik uses “Cookies “, text files which are stored on your computer to help analyze how users use the website. The information, generated by the cookie about your use of this website, are stored on our own servers in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. In this case, we point out that you may not be able to use all features of this website.

Facebook Like

You can like our profile on The link will be implemented via the solution “2 Clicks for more privacy”. After activating the button “Like” there is a data transmission to the Facebook Inc.. Within the data transfer, Facebook may collect your IP address and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly, even without being logged in. Please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy for more information on: the purpose and scope of data collection and data analysis undertaken by Facebook, your rights, how to modify settings and how to protect your privacy.

Questions regarding privacy issues

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