Datenschutz/Privacy policy

For the German Journal website of German American National Congress (D.A.N.K.) Chapter Chicago-North and D.A.N.K. House (d.b.a. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center “DANK Haus”).

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We will never sell or rent your email address.

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You may choose to submit additional information in order to personalize your postings.

Non-personally Identifiable Data: When you use an application which has been developed by a third party and has been integrated into the site (or an application that interacts with applications from other sites) it may be necessary to transmit data that you have entered at to the provider of that application.

Personally Identifiable Data: You may choose to use third-party applications which require entering additional information or signing in to an existing user account at the application provider.

If information is transmitted to a third-party application, only information that is required to use the respective application properly will be transmitted.
Other data

Cookies: Cookies are small files that allow web servers to recognize the computer used to access a site. Cookies are required to use

IP address: Your IP address may be used to address problems with our server or administer our site or to gather broad demographic information about our users.

Log information: When you use, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Aggregated information: We may share aggregated demographic information about our user base in the future. This information does not identify any individual users.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. The tool uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.

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Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose any information as required by law or court order.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at

Urheberrecht/ Copyright Claim Notice

Claims of copyright infringement
For the website of German American National Congress (D.A.N.K.) Chapter Chicago-North and D.A.N.K. House (d.b.a. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center “DANK Haus”).

The DANK Haus’ contact for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or relating to this website can be reached either by:

sending an e-mail to; or
sending a letter via the U.S. Mail to:
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

4740 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60625

Attn: Website Copyright Claim Notice

Written Notice: To be effective, the Notice must include the following:

Signature. A physical or electronic signature from the copyright owner of the work allegedly infringed (or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner);
Copyrighted Work. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
Website link. Identification of the website page where the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and any other information reasonably sufficient to permit the DANK Haus to locate the material; and
Contact Information. Information to permit the DANK Haus to contact the copyright owner or its agent, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an e-mail address at which the owner or agent may be contacted.
Upon receipt of the written Notice containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above:

a) the DANK Haus will remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing; or
b) the DANK Haus will forward the written notification to such alleged infringer if such content or work was posted to the website by a third party; and
c) the DANK Haus will take reasonable steps to promptly notify the alleged infringer that it has removed or disabled access to the material.

Nutzungsbedingungen/ Terms of Use

For the German Journal website, the German American National Congress (D.A.N.K.) Chapter Chicago-North and D.A.N.K. House, d.b.a. DANK Haus German American Cultural Center (“DANK Haus”) operates this website to provide online access to articles and information about German Language, Literature and Culture on a non-commercial and not-for-profit basis. By accessing and using this website, you agree to each of the terms and conditions set forth herein (“Terms”). Additional documents posted to the website, such as Privacy Policy, together with the Terms govern your use of the website.

The DANK Haus reserves the right to modify these Terms at any time without prior notice and your continued use of the website signifies your agreement to the modified Terms. The last date these Terms of Use were revised is set forth below.

Use of Site
You may use by reviewing the website and the information, writings, images and/or other works that you see, hear or otherwise experience on the website (singly or collectively, the “Content”) solely for your non-commercial, personal and educational purposes. No right, title or interest in any Content is transferred to you, whether by downloading such Content or otherwise. The DANK Haus, its licensors and any third-party contributors reserve complete title and full intellectual property rights in all Content. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not use, alter, copy, distribute, transmit, or derive another work from any Content obtained from the website, except as expressly permitted by the Terms.

The Content of the website is for general information only and is subject to change without notice.

Copyright & Trademark
The website and the Content are protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, and belong to the DANK Haus, its licensors, contributors or other third parties. The copyrights in the Content are owned by the DANK Haus, its licensors or other copyright owners who have authorized their use on the website. You may download and reprint the Content for non-commercial, non-public, personal use only. (If you are browsing this website as an employee or member of any business or organization, you may download and reprint the Content only for educational or other non-commercial purposes within your business or organization). You may not manipulate or alter in any way images or other Content on the website. Any non-personal, non-commercial or other public use of the Content is subject to express written permission in advance by the DANK Haus or its licensors.

You agree not to use any of the marks or logos appearing on the website without permission from the trademark owner, except as permitted by applicable law.

User Conduct
You agree to use the website only for lawful purposes. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the website, render the website inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the website or the Content. You agree not to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the Content except as authorized, or to attempt to access any Content that is not intended for you. You agree not to use the website in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.

User Supplied Information & Content
The DANK Haus does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you via the website. You agree that any material, information, or data you transmit to us or post to the website [submission(s)] will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. For all submissions:

(a) you guarantee to us that you have the legal right to provide and/or post the submission and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity, and

(b) you give the DANK Haus the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide right to use, distribute, display and create the submission and any derivative works from the submission, in all media, in any manner, in whole or in part, without any restriction or responsibilities to you.

The DANK Haus has the absolute right to refuse to post any user supplied submission on the website, for any reason or no reason.

No Warranty
Neither the DANK Haus, its licensors, contributors or any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the Content, submissions, information/ data and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies, errors or be incomplete and the DANK Haus expressly excludes liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Limitation of Liability
In no event will DANK Haus be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to any direct, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary or other indirect damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the site or the content, any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in the site and/or the content, unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, or any other matter relating to the site or the content, even if the DANK Haus has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If you are dissatisfied with the site, the content, or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

Go to the Privacy Policy link.

General Provisions
Choice of Law. These Terms, your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use, the Terms or the website’s content are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. If any part of these Terms is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not impact any other provision of the Terms, all of which will remain in full force and effect.
Entire Agreement. These Terms constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver by the DANK Haus of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.
Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies. The content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. The DANK Haus therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the content at any time without prior notice. The DANK Haus does not, however, guarantee that any errors, inaccuracies or omissions will be corrected.
Claims of Copyright Infringement. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Service Provider’s (the DANK Haus’) Designated Agent.
See our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.