If you visit the Internet presence of DBA Compass we will save the single websites you visit, date and duration of the visit, the source through which you came to our web pages (for example another webpage) and the current IP-address of your computer. DBA Compass evaluates the data gathered in this way exclusively in an anonymised and aggregated form; under no circumstances will the evaluation be individual-related.

DBA Compass also saves cookies on your computer. These are text files that make it possible to recognise your computer and to retrieve information you’ve already entered on your last visit (for example username) if you visit our website again. We exclusively use ‘session-cookies’ which will be deleted when you close down your browser.

Furthermore on the web sites of DBA Compass we use Web-Analytics-Tools like Google Analytics to adjust the contents and offerings of our website to the needs of our users. Web-Analytics-Tools also use cookies. The information created by the cookie through your use of our website (including the current IP-address of your PC) will be copied to the provider of the Web-Analytics-Tools and saved there. In case of Google Analytics this will be a server of Google in the USA. The provider of the Web-Analytics-Tools can use this information to evaluate the usage of this website, to assemble reports about the usage of the website for us and to generate further services in connection with the website- and internet usage. The provider of the Web-Analytics-Tools will forward this information to a third party where required, provided that it is either required by law or that the third party processes these data by order of the provider of the Web-Analytics-Tools.

Both DBA Compass and Google Analytics exceptionally use so called "First-Party" Cookies. First-Party Cookies are only valid for the current domain, in this case DBA Compass. Accordingly it is not possible for the operator to generate usage information about behaviour on other domains.

The information generated by Google Analytics will in no case be associated with any other data of Google. DBA Compass can only evaluate the data generated by Google Analytics in an anonymised and aggregated form, therefore this is not individual-related. You can prevent the logging of Google Analytics through a setup of appropriate Browser-Plugins. Furthermore you can adjust the allocations of your browser, so that all cookies will be blocked or that you will be asked each time a cookie should be saved. If you refuse First-Party Cookies you can only use DBA Compass limited, usage of DBA Compass community is not possible.

By using the DBA Compass website you agree to the saving and processing of the data about the usage behaviour, which will be generated by the Google Analytics cookies in the way described above and for the named purpose.

When you register on the DBA Compass (e.g., in the Ask an Expert Forum), personal information such as your name, email, and country will be collected via our registration form. We will use this information solely to optimize our content, to personalize our site to your preferences, or to improve our understanding of our visitors’ needs in developing the DBA Compass. We will not give this information to any third party and we will not allow third parties to send you information to your submitted email address. Other users, however, can write a message to your account in the Forum without seeing your actual email address. If you do receive unwanted messages please contact us directly.