data privacy and security statement

according to §33 German Data Protection Act (“Bundesdatenschutzgesetz”)

general principles

The Conflict Cost Calculator collects and processes personal data by adhering to the data privacy laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

We use your personal data to enable you to make use of the services of the Conflict Cost Calculator. In no case we will transmit your personal data to any third parties for advertising or marketing purposes. We do not have Facebook ‘Like’ Buttons. We use Google Analytics for the anonymized analysis of user activities.

use of your data

The Conflict Cost Calculator can be used without any prior log-in or registration.

Purpose of a registration is to enable the user to re-activate any previously entered conflict cost calculations.

For registration the following details are mandatory input:

  • first name, last name
  • e-mail address
  • professional category
  • size of organization
  • Industry segment

The voluntary details include:

  • about me: personal information
  • name of organization

The entries are checked following formal criteria (such as the proper structure of an e-mail address) but not for correctness. Please note that giving your correct e-mail address is a prerequisite for our being able to send you a new password once you forget your original one.

Your entries are invisible to any other user. Should future functionalities of the Conflict Cost Calculator facilitate a publication of user data or the communication between users, you will be explicitly asked for your approval.

Your password will by encrypted, thus only you know it. Please note that your data privacy mostly depends on the chosen password. Preferably use a long password including capital letters, numbers and special characters.

We reserve the right to evaluate anonymized data for statistical purposes.


To be able to identify you during a visit, so-called 'session cookies' will be recorded on your final device. These will be deleted after your logout and feature no further purpose.


To receive data e.g. about the number of users of the Conflict Cost Calculator but also about any errors or malfunctions, the following information will be recorded:

  • time of the server enquiry
  • type and version of browser
  • used operation system
  • referrer URL (previously visited website)
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address)

These details cannot be assigned to certain individuals. There will be no combination of these details with any other data resources. The recording is done by our hoster heroku. The extensive data privacy and security terms of heroku can be found here: here.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics works with so-called 'cookies', text files that are saved on your computer and allow an analysis of your visit of the website. As a rule, the information produced by the cookie is transferred to Google in the U.S. and stored in their system.

On behalf of the website operator Google will use this information to evaluate your visit to the website, to gather reports about the website activities and to offer the website operator further services in connection with the visits to this website or general internet use.

The IP address transferred by your browser will not be related to any other data of Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies by using the individual settings of your computer - we point out, however, that this might limit the functions you can use on this website. Further, you can prevent the collection, transfer and evaluation of data regarding your visit of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plugin: