Privacy Policy

Protection of Privacy

§ 1 Information on the Collection of Personal Data

(1) The following provides information regarding the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data refers to all data that can be attributed to you personally, such as your name, address, email addresses, and user behavior. (2) Controller as per Art. 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: IANUS Simulation GmbH
Sebrathweg 5 D-44149 Dortmund +49 (0) 231 5869 247 0

+49 (0) 231 5869 247 0
(Additionally, please refer to our imprint for further contact details.)
You can reach our Data Protection Officer at or by postal mail with the additional notation “the Data Protection Officer.”
(3) When you contact us via email or a contact form, the data you provide (your email address, your name if applicable, and your phone number) is stored by us to address your inquiries. We delete the data collected in this context once its storage is no longer necessary, or we restrict processing if legal retention obligations apply. (4) If we use contracted service providers for individual features of our services or wish to use your data for promotional purposes, we will provide you with detailed information about the respective processes below. We will also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.

§ 2 Your Rights

(1) You have the following rights concerning your personal data: – Right to access, – Right to rectification or erasure, – Right to restriction of processing, – Right to object to processing, – Right to data portability. (2) Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data by us.

§ 3 Collection of Personal Data When Visiting Our Website

(1) When using our website for informational purposes, meaning that you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) DS-GVO): – IP address – Date and time of the request – Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) – Content of the request (specific page) – Access status/HTTP status code – Amount of data transferred in each case – Website from which the request comes – Browser – Operating system and its interface – Language and version of the browser software. (2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive, assigned to the browser you are using, and through which certain information flows to the entity that sets the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the overall internet offering more user-friendly and effective. (3) Use of Cookies:

  1. . a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

– Transient cookies (see b below) – Persistent cookies (see c below).

  1. b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes session cookies, in particular. These store a so-called session ID, which allows various requests from your browser to be assigned to the same session. This way, your computer can be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
  2. c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.
  3. d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences, such as accepting or rejecting third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all features of this website.
  4. e) We use cookies to identify you for subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would need to log in again for each visit.
  5. f) Flash cookies used are not captured by your browser but by your Flash plug-in. Additionally, we use HTML5 storage objects that are placed on your device. These objects store the required data independently of your browser and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want Flash cookies to be processed, you need to install an appropriate add-on, such as “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox ( or the Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using your browser’s private mode. We also recommend manually deleting your cookies and browser history regularly.

§ 4 Use of Web Fonts

(1) Our websites use external fonts, Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are integrated by making a server request, typically to a server hosted by Google in the United States. This process involves sending information to the server about which of our web pages you have visited. Furthermore, Google stores the IP address of the visitor’s device’s browser when accessing these web pages. (2) For further information, please refer to Google’s privacy policies, which you can access here:

§ 5 Use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator. (2) The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. (3) You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings; however, we inform you that in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: (4) This website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension. This ensures that IP addresses are further processed in a shortened form, eliminating any personal reference. In cases where personal data is collected about you, any direct reference to individuals is thus excluded, and the personal data is promptly deleted. (5) We use Google Analytics to analyze and continually improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. For exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. (6) Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of service:, Overview of Privacy:, and Privacy Policy:

(7) To block Google Analytics, click HERE

§ 6 Use of Google Maps

(1) On this website, we use Google Maps. This enables us to display interactive maps directly on the website and provides you with the convenience of using map features. (2) When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the respective subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under § 3 of this statement is transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in, or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in with Google, your data is directly associated with your account. If you do not want this association with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research, and/or the custom design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing personalized advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, but you must contact Google to exercise this right. (3) For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights and privacy settings: Google also processes your personal data in the United States and has committed to complying with the EU-US Privacy Shield,

§ 7 Newsletter

If you have registered for our newsletter, we will only use the data you provided for sending the newsletter. Your data will be promptly deleted when you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time using the link provided in the newsletter.

§ 8 Brute Force Protection

Our website is based on the WordPress Content Management System. WordPress provides an administrative area where website content can be edited. Access to this area is only available to editors and administrators of this website. This access is monitored and logged by the WordPress plugin “iThemes Security,” which records information in cases of incorrect logins or attempts to discover access credentials through frequent password testing (a “brute force attack”). Access attempts to the administrative area are stored in our database, including the IP address, for 7 days and are then deleted. In cases of multiple unauthorized access attempts, the IP may be stored and blocked beyond this period. The collection and processing of the IP address by “iThemes Security” is in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, as it serves the legitimate interest of protecting this site from technical attacks and unauthorized access attempts. This ensures the security of the entire website, as well as the stability of our server, and helps protect any other personal data processed elsewhere on the site. The IP addresses used for these checks are only used for this purpose. The brute force protection only applies to the administrative area of our website and does not affect the use of our website outside the protected area. (As of June 2023)