Privacy Policy

We do care about the protection of your personal data. We will handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the data protection regulations as well as the following data protection declaration.

We, the Institut für Tourismus- und Bäderforschung in Nordeuropa (NIT) GmbH, Fleethoern 23, D-24103 Kiel (Germany), as the person responsible for the website within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 EU-DS-GVO (hereinafter ‘we’), would like to inform you with this data protection declaration whether and to what extent your personal data is processed when you visit the website and the domain In addition, we will inform you about your rights and name the responsible contact persons.

Responsible: Institut für Tourismus- und Bäderforschung in Nordeuropa (NIT) GmbH, Kiel, represented by its managing director Ulf Sonntag.

Responsible for data protection: Jessica Rieper

You can reach our data protection officer at:

Institut für Tourismus- und Bäderforschung in Nordeuropa GmbH
Data protection officer
Fleethoern 23
D-24103 Kiel (Germany)

Personal data is all information that shows a relation to your person, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, IP, data on usage behaviour.

A. Processing of personal data for informational use on the basis of legitimate interests, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO

In the case of a purely informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register, log in or otherwise transmit additional information to us, we initially only collect and process the personal data that your browser and your Internet access provider transmit to our server.  These are data that are technically necessary to display the website to you and to guarantee the stability and security of our offer.

Specifically it concerns

  • Technical data (IP address, date, time of the request, content of the request, i.e. specific page, access status/http status code, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), amount of data transferred, website from which the request originates)
  • Operating system/browser data (operating system, interface, browser, language and version of browser software)

In order to provide the website functions and to fulfil our own obligations, we pass on your data to our service provider on the one hand and receive this data on the other.

We also store the above-mentioned data in log files. This storage is done to ensure the functionality of the website. We also use the data to optimise our Internet presence and ensure its security. However, the above data will not be stored together with other personal data.
We protect your data with the necessary technical and organisational measures to prevent possible misuse by third parties.

B. Contact by e-mail

When you contact us by e-mail, the data you provide us with (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your enquiry. The data collected in this context will be deleted after storage is no longer required, or the processing will be restricted if there are legal storage obligations.

C. Recipients of data

Categories of recipients of data

To the extent permitted by law (as described above under A and B), we disclose personal information to external service providers:

  • IT service providers to maintain our IT infrastructure
  • Public authorities in well-founded cases (e.g. social insurance institutions, tax authorities, police, public prosecutor’s office, supervisory authorities)

D. Data Transfer to a third country

Data transfers to countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area (“third countries”) shall take place to the extent that

  • it is required for the execution of the contractual relationship (for example, processing of orders),
  • it is required by law (e.g. tax reporting obligations) or
  • you have given us your consent.

Furthermore, a transfer to offices in third countries is planned in the following cases:

  • If this is necessary in individual cases, your personal data may be transferred to an IT service provider in third countries in order to guarantee the IT operation of the company in compliance with the European data protection level.

E. Storage duration and criteria for determining duration

In the case of purely informational use (see point A.), we store the personal data mentioned as long as this is necessary for the service provision or use. They will be deleted after the specified purpose has been achieved.

F. Your rights

The Institut für Tourismus- und Bäderforschung in Nordeuropa GmbH, Fleethörn 23, 24103 Kiel is responsible for the processing of your data, unless otherwise stated. You can at any time request information from us on the data stored about you and its correction in the event of errors. Furthermore, you can demand the restriction of the processing, the transmission of the data made available to us by you in a machine-readable format or the deletion of your data – should this claim not be hindered by any legal storage obligation. You also have the right at any time to object to the use of your data which is based on public or legitimate interests. To do so, please contact us:

Institut für Tourismus- und Bäderforschung in Nordeuropa GmbH
Data protection
D-24103 Kiel (Germany)

We require the data recorded in our log files in order to maintain the operation of the website. Therefore, there is no right to object to this processing.

In addition, you may at any time file a complaint with a supervisory authority. The Unabhängige Landeszentrum für Datenschutz (ULD) Schleswig-Holstein, Holstenstraße 98 in 24103 Kiel is responsible for our data protection.

G. Use of web analytics

Integration of Youtube videos

(a)   We have included Youtube videos on our website that are stored on and can be played directly from our website.

(b)  When you visit the Website, Youtube is informed that you have accessed the relevant page on our Website. In addition, the data mentioned under point A of this declaration will be transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Youtube provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Youtube, you must log out before activating the button. Youtube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or the design of its website to meet your needs. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Youtube to exercise this right.

(c)   Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Youtube can be found in the Privacy Policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: