IEG - Website

Information revolving around data protection. By using our website, you expressly consent to the storage and use of your data as described in this declaration. Your data will be used for the purposes described below.

Liability for content

As website administrators, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored information from third parties or to research circumstances that indicate an illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected.

Liability for external links

Our website contains links to external sites of third parties over whose content we have no influence. Therefore we are unable to take responsibility for the content of these third-party sites. The respective supplier or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites.

Data protection on our homepage

By visiting this website, information about the access can be stored. This data such as the time, date and page accessed is not considered personal data but is made anonymous. This data is only recorded for statistical purposes and is not transmitted to third parties for commercial or non-commercial reasons. The provider specifically informs the customer that security breaches may occur during data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) and that messages cannot be completely protected from being accessed by third parties. The use of the contact data appearing on the site's legal notice for advertising purposes is particularly undesirable unless the provider has given his written consent beforehand or a business relationship is already in existence. The provider and all people mentioned on this website are strictly against any kind of commercial use and transfer of their data.


The contents and works of this website created by ourselves are subject to German Copyright Law. The copying, processing, distributing and any type of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the author or creator in question. Downloads and copies of this page are only allowed for private purposes and not commercial purposes. If any content on this website was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, content of third parties is marked as such. If you nevertheless become aware of a breach of copyright, we would ask you to notify us accordingly.

IP addresses

Every time our website is accessed, the visitor's IP address is stored in a log file. When you visit our site, we only recognise your domain name but not your e-mail address. We only see your e-mail address when you provide it to us directly by completing a form or sending us an e-mail.


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used for personalised contents to adapt the information supply to user behaviour. Cookies are small text files which your Internet browser stores on your computer. Most cookies are deleted from your hard drive after ending your browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain stored on your computer and enable us to recognize your computer when you next visit the site and to analyse your usage (so-called persistent cookies). You can block the use of cookies by setting your web browser so that it automatically declines new cookies, that it notifies you of the existence of new cookies or deletes all the cookies already received. Assistance on changing the settings can be obtained from the help function of your web browser or at Please note that some functions of our website may be lost by disabling cookies. We therefore recommend that you keep the cookie function turned on.

User registration

Our website contains forms which can be completed to request information. When you register, we will send you the requested information.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address truncated by the last octet prior to its storage using the “_anonymizeIp()” method) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Aforementioned method deletes prior to any processing of the requested IP address its last 8 digits and by that making any identification of the user visiting the website impossible. An approximate, data protection laws permissible localisation nevertheless remains possible. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. In this regard, Goggle offers a beta version of “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-ons” for use with MS Internet Explorer (version 7 and 8), Google Chrome (4.x and higher) as well as Mozilla Firefox (version 3.5 and higher). Named add-on according to Google deactivates any transmission of data to Google Analytics Javascript.


Third Party Homepages

Our websites etc. may contain links to other third party providers which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.


Social Media Plugins

IEG uses on its website Social Media Plug-Ins (“plugins”) of the social media networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and eventually Pinterest.


The IEG website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). These plugins are marked with a Facebook logo. If the customer accesses an IEG website that contains such a plugin, the customer’s browser will establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers. Facebook transmits the contents of the plugin directly to the customer’s browser where it is integrated into the website. The plugin integration provides Facebook with the information that the customer has accessed the corresponding page of the IEG website. If the customer is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the customer’s visit to the customer’s Facebook account. If the customer interacts with the plugins, for example by using the “Like” button or leaving a comment, the browser transmits the corresponding information directly to Facebook where it is saved. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as related rights and settings available to customers to protect their privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policies. If the customer does not want Facebook to collect data in the aforementioned way, the customer must log out of his/her Facebook account before visiting the IEG website.


Furthermore, IEG uses the plugins Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereinafter “Twitter” called). These are recognizable by the Twitter logo, a blue bird on a light background. By including the “Tweet” button, Twitter receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. You are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can assign your visit to your Twitter account. When selecting the Tweet button, a connection to a Twitter server is made by Twitter. If you are logged in to Twitter, you can now directly “tweet” our link. More information about the function and handling of your data and their further use by Twitter, please see Twitter´s privacy information at:


Features of the service provider Instagram may be associated with our website. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our website to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. In this way, Instagram can allocate your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that we as the service provider of the website obtain no knowledge about the content of the transferred data or the use of such data by Instagram. You can find further information about this in Instagram’s Data Protection Policy:


IEG also uses the “Pin It” button of the social media network “Pinterest”, which is operated by the Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter “Pinterest” called). By including the “Pin it” button Pinterest receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged on Pinterest, Pinterest can additionally assign your visit to your Pinterest account. The data sent by clicking the “Pin it” buttons will be saved by Pinterest. If you want to prevent this you have to log out from your Pinterest account before clicking on the “Pin it” button. Information upon the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of that data through Pinterest as well as your options and rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy can be retrieved from Pinterests privacy policy at


IEG is very interested in providing interesting content for users. As a provider of this service, IEG uses DocSend. To download the provided content, the user only has to press the download button and enter his email. These personal information will never be shared with third parties and is only used to analyze the content in order to make it even better in the future. For more information about DocSend's privacy policy, please visit:


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use your data exclusively to send our emails and only share them with our partners Mailchimp for the same purpose. Likewise, our partner will only use your information to send you our e-mails and will never share them with third parties. The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" button in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing processes already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

Opting out

If you no longer wish to receive e-mails from IEG you can revoke the previously granted permission at any time. E-mail notification suffices for removal from the e-mail list or web registration database.


E-mail addresses

If you provide us with your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. Your contact details will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms. Should you no longer wish to receive e-mails from us, you can cancel this service at any time.


Information and questions

If you have any questions concerning this data protection statement, e.g. if you wish to view or update your personal data, then simply send an e-mail to: