Privacy Policy

As the Competence Center for IT Security, CAST e.V. takes data protection in the internet very seriously. We have taken measures to ensure compliance to the data protection regulations.

Access to Our Internet Presentation

Each time a user accesses a page presented by CAST e.V. or calls up a file, data about this procedure is saved in a protocol file. This data is not person-related, so we cannot trace which user called up which data.

The following data record is saved on each call:

  • Name of the file
  • Date and time of the call
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Report on whether the call was successful
  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Description of the web browser used
  • Referring page

The data stored is only evaluated to optimise our internet presentation. Data is not passed on to third parties for either commercial or non-commercial purposes. Our pages do not use Cookies, Java-Applets or ActiveX-Controls or any other techniques which could be used to trace a user's access behaviour.

Links to Other Websites

This website contains links (referrers) to other websites. We have no influence on whether the operators of these websites observe the privacy regulations.

Registration for Events

Naturally, when registering for a CAST e.V. event, person-related data must be given. On principle, CAST e.V. takes the greatest possible measures for the security of your data.

All person-related data arising from a registration for a CAST e.V. event will be used solely by CAST e.V. No data is ever passed on to third parties. You can have your personal-related data deleted at any time; just write a mail to info{at}

The only exception to this rule is data which has to be kept for legal reasons, e.g. accounting or book-keeping regulations.


Registered recipients and the participants at CAST workshops receive CAST e.V. news via the newsletter. This list of information on activities and CAST e.V. events is generally limited to one mail a month.

To subscribe to the newsletter, only your e-mail address is required. Further data is not required. We do not pass the e-mail addresses in the CAST e.V. mailing list to third parties. The CAST newsletter is sent in such a way that does not reveal the other members of the news list.

To unsubscribe from the newsletter please use the same form under Registration. You will be deleted from the mailing list after giving your e-mail address again and pressing the "Unsubscribe" button.

Making Contact by Email

Unencrypted e-mails offer possibilities for attacks on confidential communication. It is possible to look into private and confidential messages, messages can be altered and forged and communication profiles can be created. If you wish to send us an e-mail with content worthy of protection we urgently recommend that you secure it with our public PGP key or by means of our certificate. In this case, simply send us an advance message signed by yourself that you wish us to send our certificate and/or our public PGP key to you.

In Conclusion

This Private Policy may be altered without prior notice. You will find the current version valid at any one time at this Address.

Darmstadt, 16 March, 2013

Claudia Prediger
Phone: +49 (0) 6151-155 529
E-Mail: claudia.prediger{at}

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