The German Academic Exchange Service (the “DAAD”) and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada (the “German Embassy”) value our visitors’ private information and understands the need for security and trust surrounding such information. The following policy outlines the ways in which we collect, store and use personally identifiable information in providing our products and services. Except for very limited exceptions further described in the remainder of this Privacy Policy, we do not share any personally identifiable information with third parties.

Information Collection and Use

DAAD and German Embassy are sole owners of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. DAAD collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our website.


We request information from the user on our event sign-up form. Here, a user must provide personally identifiable information (such as name and physical and/or email address). If an event is cancelled or re-scheduled, this personally identifiable information may be used to get in touch with the user.

Log Files

We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


We share certain personally identifiable information obtained from our Events sign-up form, such as name and affiliation, with those who attend the event in question.

Protection of Underage Persons

Persons under the age of 13 may not submit data to us without the permission of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from minors. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not forward it to third parties.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served DAAD or German Embassy.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we DAAD or German Embassy are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the SO German! Si Allmand! website.


If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for personally identifiable information such as name and email address.

Communications from the Site

Based upon the personally identifiable information you provide us, when you sign up for an event or our electronic newsletters, we may store information that we collect through log files and other technologies with third party contractors. Users will be able to unsubscribe from the newsletter at anytime


This website takes every commercially reasonable precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit personally identifiable information via the website, we take reasonable precautions to protect user-information both online and off-line. When our event sign up form asks users to enter personally identifiable information, that information is sent via an encrypted channel using the secure sockets layer protocol (SSL).

While we use the SSL protocol to protect personally identifiable information online, we also take reasonable precautions to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the personally identifiable information mentioned above, is restricted to our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under which circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

Usage Rights

Copyright © 2015 by DAAD and German Embassy. All rights reserved

Mentions légales

Le portail de l’ambassade et des consulats généraux d’Allemagne au Canada a été créé par :

Le service de culture et communication
Ambassade de la République fédérale d’Allemagne
1, rue Waverley, Ottawa (Ontario) K2P 0T8
Téléphone : 613 232-1101
Télécopieur : 613 594-9330

Responsables de la rédaction :
C. Ringwald

Références photographiques :
Ministère des Affaires étrangères, dpa Picture-Alliance,

Déclaration relative à la collecte et à l’utilisation des données à caractère personnel
À chaque fois qu’un utilisateur se connecte à l’offre internet du ministère fédéral des Affaires étrangères ou consulte un fichier, les données relatives à cette procédure sont enregistrées et traitées dans un fichier-journal.

Avant l’enregistrement, chaque donnée est anonymisée en modifiant l’adresse IP.

Chaque accès/consultation donne lieu à l’enregistrement des données suivantes :

  • adresse IP anonymisée
  • date et heure
  • page consultée/nom du fichier consulté
  • volume des données transférées
  • message indiquant si l’accès/la consultation a réussi ou non.

Ces données sont analysées uniquement à des fins statistiques et d’amélioration de l’offre. Elles sont ensuite effacées.

Elles ne sont pas destinées à un autre emploi ni transmises à des tiers.

La consultation de certaines pages donne lieu à l’emploi de cookies pour faciliter la navigation. Ces cookies de session ne comportent pas de données à caractère personnel et expirent à la fin d’une session de navigation. Les techniques telles que les appliquettes (applet) Java ou les contrôles Active X, qui permettent de suivre le comportement des utilisateurs sur internet, ne sont pas utilisées.

Les adresses postales et électroniques données dans le cadre de demandes d’information ou de commandes de documentation sont uniquement utilisées aux fins de la correspondance ou de l’envoi.

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