Data Privacy Policy

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

Personal data is specific information about personal and factual circumstances concerning your person, such as your name or e-mail address. Such data will only be collected by the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO) if you provide us with it voluntarily and demonstrate to us in this way that you agree to their use and processing (e.g. by using our contact form or subscribing to the Rural History Newsletter). Only those data are collected that are absolutely necessary for the execution of these services.

Furthermore, we collect data each time a user accesses the EURHO website, and every time a file is opened or accessed data is stored in a log file. This data is not personal, so EURHO cannot determine which user has accessed which data. The following data is stored with each request: name of the file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, message whether the call was successful, IP-address, operating system and browser software on your computer, and the website from which you visited our site. Personal user profiles cannot be formed. The above-mentioned data are evaluated for statistical purposes only.


Information and Other Rights

Upon request by mail or e-mail, EURHO will give you information if and which of your personal data we store. If your personal data is incorrect, you can have it corrected immediately. You also have the right to revoke – partially or completely – the consent for the future use of your data. Should you require this, we will delete or block your relevant data. To exercise such rights, please contact Ulrich Schwarz-Gräber:


Data Transmission

The EURO website transmits your data to our website host in order to maintain our services and for the above-mentioned statistic purposes only.

We do not transmit your data to any other third parties, unless we are obliged by law or court order to do so.

Contact Form

If you send us a message via the contact form on this website, we use your contact data only to provide you with answers to your request and we will not transmit your data to any other third parties.


Information on the data protection policy for subscribers of the Rural History Newsletter (RHN) can be found via the subscription form:


As part of the EURO websites so-called session cookies are used. Such cookies store data for technical control in your browser’s memory. However, they contain no personal data and are deleted when you close your browser.

In addition to that, we place cookies on your computer which are not deleted after the session (persistent cookies). This makes it possible that your computer will be recognized at the next visit. Such cookies allow us to adapt our website to your interests.

You have the possibility to set your browser so that it rejects cookies or will inform you prior to their storage.

Privacy Statement for the Twitter Plugins

We have integrated the web message service Twitter on the EURHO websites. The service is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you use the “Tweet” feature of Twitter on our websites, the particular website is associated with and possibly made public on your account on Twitter. Data will be transferred to Twitter.

EURHO does not acquire knowledge about the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For further information, you may therefore consult the data privacy policy of Twitter:
Under the following link, Twitter offers you the ability to set your own privacy settings:

Privacy Statement for the Facebook Plugins

The EURHO website uses plugins of Facebook, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Users of our web page where the Facebook plugin (“Share” button) is installed, are hereby advised that a connection is established to Facebook through the plugin, whereby transmission is performed on your browser in order to display the plugin on the web site.
By use of the plugin, data is transmitted to the Facebook server containing information about your visits to our website. This implicates for logged-in Facebook users that the user data will be assigned to your personal Facebook account.
Once you actively use the Facebook plugin as a logged-in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or by using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can avoid this only by logging out of your Facebook account in advance.
For more information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to Facebook’s data privacy policy at

Privacy Statement for the Pinterest Plugins

We have integrated plugins of Pinterest on the EURHO website. The service is provided by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA. If you use the “Pin it” button on our websites, the particular website is associated with and possibly made public on your account on Pinterest, and data will be transferred to Pinterest. EURHO does not acquire knowledge about the content of the transmitted data and its use by Pinterest. For further information, you may therefore consult the data privacy policy of Pinterest:

Change of the Data Privacy Policy

Our Data Privacy Policy may be continually adapted to changing conditions. Such changes will be announced in due time on this page.

See our disclaimer for further information on legal issues concerning this website.

For any inquiries concerning data privacy please contact:

Ulrich Schwarz-Gräber,

This document was partly created using a template from SEQ Legal (