Privacy Policy

1. General

EURead protects your personal data very carefully. In this privacy policy, we describe what personal data we collect when you visit our website, how it is used and how you can influence the process. The privacy policy provides answers to your most important questions.

2. What data is collected and how is it used?

a) When using our website

  • Technical features: When you visit our website, our web servers temporarily record the domain name or IP address of your computer, the client’s file request (file name and URL), the http response code and the referring website. This data is deleted at the end of your internet session.
  • Cookies: We use cookies for certain services, but only store them on your computer for the duration of your session. These session cookies are required for transactions and simply contain a transaction ID.
  • For other services, we may use persistent cookies that are designed to identify mobile devices, save article ratings and store the cookie compliance acceptance message. These cookies are stored on your computer for future sessions and are valid for 7 days. You can set your browser to block cookies completely or delete the cookies at the end of your browsing session. If you do this, however, you may not have access to the full functionality of our website.
  • Other personal details such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address will only be recorded if you provide this information voluntarily.

b) For purposes required by law we use your data for purposes required by law. We store your IP address for seven days to identify abuse and to detect and eliminate malfunctions.

3. What rights do I have?

You have the right:

a) To request information on the categories of personal data concerned, the purpose of the processing, any recipients of the data, the envisaged storage period (Art. 15 GDPR);

b) To request incorrect or incomplete data is rectified or supplemented (Art. 16 GDPR);

c) To withdraw consent at any time with effect for the future (Art. 7 (3) GDPR);

d) To object to the processing of data on the grounds of legitimate interests, for reasons relating to your particular situation (Art 21 (1) GDPR);

e) To request the erasure of data in certain cases under Art. 17 GDPR – especially if the data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or is unlawfully processed, or you withdraw your consent according to (c) above or objected according to (d) above;

f) To demand under certain circumstances the restriction of data where erasure is not possible or the erasure obligation is disputed (Art. 18 GDPR);

g) To data portability, i.e. you can receive your data which you provided to us, in a commonly used and machine-readable format, such as CSV and can, where necessary, transmit the data to others (Art. 20 GDPR);

4. Where is my data processed?

Your data is stored and processed in Germany as a general rule.

5. How secure is my data?

We have taken extensive technical and organizational precautions under German law to protect your data from unauthorized access and misuse.

6. Is my data shared with third parties such as government agencies?

Yes, some data is required by law to be shared. However, we do not share your data with third parties for any other reason unless permitted by law or you have given us express permission to do so.

7. Will my IP address be saved?

We will store your IP address for seven days after ending a session to identity abuse (spam, viruses, worms, etc.) and to detect and eliminate malfunctions in our network.

8. Is my data transmitted to social networks if I visit a website with social media buttons?

Some of our website pages contain buttons (Plugin AddToAny) for Facebook, Twitter und Google+, which you can use to recommend EURead services to friends.

By design, AddToAny does not store personal data. AddToAny´s technology vendors are GDPR-compliant, and may temporarily store an IP address and set a client cookie for security purposes.

There is no automatic data transmission to social networks such as Facebook, Google+ or Twitter once you access our website. Data will be transmitted to social networks only if you actively click on the respective social network button. In this case, your web browser starts a connection to the respective social network’s servers. By clicking on the respective button (e.g. “Pass on”, “Share” or “Share with friends”) you agree that your browser will produce a link to the respective social network’s servers and transmit usage data to the respective operator of the social network and vice versa. We have no influence upon the nature and extent of the data that is then gathered by the social networks.

9. Contacting

When contacting or communicating with us, e.g. by email or via contact form on our website, the data you provide (your email address, if applicable your name and your telephone number, or personal data submitted during the conversation) will be stored and processed by Stiftung Lesen in order to answer your questions, requests or for the purpose of business related correspondence regarding EURead.

10. Newsletter

The newsletter contains information about EURead, its projects and programmes and information about the field of eudcation in general. By subscribing to the newsletter you will receive the information mentioned above from Stiftung Lesen.

If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by sending a message to the mailing address contained in each newsletter.

11. Can I request information about my stored data?

You may request, free of charge, information on the scope, origin and recipients of the stored data as well as the purpose of storage.

12. Can I have data corrected?

You can request corrections to incorrect data at any time.

13. Who do I contact if I have any questions about data privacy at EURead?

If you have any queries, please contact c/o Stiftung Lesen, Vanessa Timter, Römerwall 40, 55131 Mainz, vanessa.timter(at)

Cookies and Links to Other Sites


This website uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files that websites place on visitors’ computers to store information about the visitor or the device they’re using.
This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information collected cannot personally identify you, but is used to personalise your time on our website.

‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the internet browser on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. Websites are able to read and write these files, allowing them to store such items as personalisation details, user preferences or to gather statistical information. They are used by EURead to help you navigate the website efficiently and perform certain functions. They provide a memory for the website so that when you return to it the website can recognise you and respond appropriately eg by remembering your registration password or preferences for services and functionality. Each web domain can only access its own cookies but some web pages may contain elements from multiple web domains.

A visit to a page on the EURead site may generate the following types of cookie:

Every time a user visits the EURead website, Google Analytics generates an anonymous analytics cookie, which enables us to gather statistical information about site use. These cookies can tell us whether or not you’ve visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies, and if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual unique users we have, and how often they visit the site. These cookies are used for statistical purposes only. If you check to see which cookies you have you can identify the Google analytics ones as they begin with _ut

EURead uses cookies to store your preferences for functionality eg your page display settings such as font size or page contrast

Cookies help us improve the usability of our website and help us to provide you with a good service. However, if you would like to turn them off you can do so by changing your internet browser options or preferences.

You can delete cookies from your browser at any time. About Cookies gives advice on how you can delete the cookies stored by your browser. Please note that this link takes you off the EURead Website.

A note on all Google services used by EURead

The website, uses diverse services from the American company, Google Inc.. These services include Google Analytics, Google reCaptcha, Google Fonts and Google Maps. Google LLC (hereinafter referred to as Google) is certified under both the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks and their certifications can be viewed on the Privacy Shield list.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information on browsing. Google Analytics uses cookies to tell us how many people visit the site, what pages they’re reading and the types of browsers and devices they use to visit the site. All of the information that is collected is anonymised and cannot be used to identify you.

Links to other sites

Our website contains hyperlinks to many other websites. We are not responsible for the content or functionality of any of those external websites but please let us know if a link is not working by contacting us over the contact form.