Privacy Policy

CORE2 Consult GmbH ("CORE2") operates several websites. It is CORE2's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating this website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, CORE2 collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. CORE2’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how CORE2’s visitors use its website. From time to time, CORE2 may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

CORE2 also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. CORE2 does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to CORE2’s websites choose to interact with CORE2 in ways that require CORE2 to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that CORE2 gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with CORE2 are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, CORE2 collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with CORE2. CORE2 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

CORE2 may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, CORE2 may monitor the most popular articles on the site. CORE2 may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, CORE2 does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

CORE2 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on CORE2’s behalf or to provide services available at CORE2’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using CORE2’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. CORE2 will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, CORE2 discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when CORE2 believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CORE2, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a CORE2 website and have supplied your email address, CORE2 may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with CORE2 and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. CORE2 takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CORE2 uses cookies to help CORE2 identify and track visitors, their usage of CORE2 website, and their website access preferences. CORE2 visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CORE2’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of CORE2’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by CORE2 and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, CORE2 may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CORE2’s sole discretion. CORE2 encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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