Data protection declaration
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and process the data collected when you visit our websites in accordance with the latest provisions of data protection law. We neither publish your data nor pass it on to unentitled third parties. In the following declaration we set out what data we collect during your visit to our websites, exactly how it is used and whom you can contact if you have any further questions.
Contact details of the person responsible for processing your data:
Director of Digital Services Dr. Ruth Rosenberger,
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 9165-500
Fax: +49 (0)228 9165-301
Contact details of the foundation's data protection officer:
Willy-Brandt-Allee 14, D-53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 9165-285
Fax: +49 (0)228 9165-302
Data collection and analysis
The website provider automatically stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically sends us. These are:
- accessed page or name of the retrieved file
- quantity of data transferred and notification whether access was successful
- browser type and version
- operating system used
- referrer URL (the website from which you visit us)
- anonymised IP address
- date and time of server request
This data cannot be attributed to specific persons and is not merged with other data sources. The data is not used for commercial purposes.
It merely serves to
- guarantee a smooth connection to the website
- enable comfortable use of the website
- guarantee system security and stability.
For the statistical evaluation of our website, we use the free web analysis software AWStats. The programme does not employ cookie files for the evaluation but merely evaluates the server log files. All data is stored on servers which are subject to German data protection law. The data is used exclusively by us. No data is transferred to third parties.
The data processing described above is based on Article 6 (1), sentence 1f of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest arises from the above purposes for data collection.
As a rule, the use of our website is possible without providing personal information (e.g. name, address or email address). Where this is collected, it is done exclusively on a voluntary basis and with your consent under Article 6 (1), sentence 1a GDPR. This data will not be transferred to third parties without your express permission and then only for the purposes for which you have notified us. Data is only transferred to authorised state institutions and authorities within the framework of legal information requirements or if we are obliged to do so by a court order. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for processing and where there is no legal requirement to store it.
Some Internet websites use so-called cookies. These are small text files which are downloaded onto your computer and stored by your browser. They cause no damage to your computer and contain no viruses. They are designed to make our services more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies" which are deleted automatically once you leave our website. Other cookies remain stored on your computer until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
- "Session Cookie" saves the user status throughout the website, by saving session related information.
- Analysis cookie by Google Analytics to differentiate users. Used to capture data concerning the number of visits and the user journey.
We employ so-called "social plugins" on our pages. These are the plugins of the services Facebook and Twitter. Under certain circumstances, information - which may include personal data - is sent to the service providers and may be used by them. We prevent the unconscious and undesired collection and transfer of data to the service providers through a "two-click solution". To activate a desired plugin, you must click on the corresponding button. Only this activation will trigger the collection of information and its transfer to the service provider.
We ourselves do not collect any personal data through the social plugins or via their use but we have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how this is used by the provider. It must currently be assumed that at least the IP address and computer-related information are collected and used. It is also possible that the service providers attempt to store cookies on the computers used.
Facebook's share function builds a direct connection to the services of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. If you are logged on to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as the visitor of a particular page. For information on what data is collected and how it is used, please refer to Facebook's data protection policies. Facebook also offers information on the options for protecting your privacy.
Twitter's social plugin builds a direct connection to the services of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Through this process, Twitter is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. For information on what data is collected and how it is used, please refer to Twitter's data protection policies. Twitter also offers information on the options for protecting your privacy.