Data privacy statement

When you access this website, information will be stored about the access event (date, time, which page[s] were accessed) and, if available, the origin of your visit. These data will only be used for statistical purposes and for the improvement of the website. These data will not be connected with personally identifiable information such as an email address.

No such data will ever be transferred to third parties, for commercial or noncommercial purposes. The data will also not be used to identify the user personally. The analysis of site usage is in compliance with German privacy law. It is not possible to trace the identity of the user with the data collected, nor will such identification be attempted.

Email addresses provided for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletter will be used only for sending the newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter can unsubscribe at any time.

This website includes buttons for sharing content on social media (“social plug-ins”). These are in compliance with German data protection law and our data protection policies. Articles and content can be shared on social networks by clicking on the appropriate buttons. A connection to the social network provider will not be initiated without the active initiation of the user.

If you have questions about data protection on this site, you may contact the data protection officer of IG Metall at