We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection law, as they are decisively prescribed by the regulations of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The following statement provides you with an overview of how we ensure this protection, in particular what type of data is collected, processed and used for what purpose and what rights you are legally entitled to.
Person responsible for data processing and contact details:
The responsible party within the meaning of Article 4 No. 7 GDPR is:
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Karl-Marx-Strasse 2, 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
+49 331 7019 0
You can reach the company data protection officer of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Dr. Georg Wronka, at the following e-mail address: email@example.com
You have the right to contact the data protection supervisory authorities with complaints. Competent authority for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom: State Commissioner for Data Protection and for the Right to Inspect Files
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
Personal data that you provide electronically to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, such as your name, postal address or e-mail address, will be stored and used by us for the respective purpose of fulfilling the service (event participation, publication deliveries, scholarship inquiries) (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter b GDPR). Furthermore, we use your data to draw your attention to further events, publications and other activities of the Foundation if the legal requirements for this are met (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a and f GDPR); as a rule, we request your consent for this.
Data is only passed on to third parties (e.g. to public funding bodies, supervisory authorities or organizations cooperating with the Foundation) if we are legally obliged to do so or you have given us your consent. If we engage service providers to provide technical support for data processing, this is done in strict compliance with the regulations on commissioned data processing (Article 28 GDPR).
When you visit our website, if you do not transmit information to us in any other way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time zone difference to the coordinated universal time (UTC)
- request transmitted by the web browser, consisting of request method (e.g. GET), requested page or resource, protocol version (e.g. HTTP/1.1)
- access status/HTTP status code (e.g. 404 for "page not found")
amount of data transferred in each case
- Page from which the currently displayed page was accessed or the resource was included (if your web browser transmits this information)
- Browser identification, consisting of name, manufacturer, version and language of your browser software, as well as operating system and its version (if your web browser transmits this information).
The aforementioned data is collected for the purpose of displaying our website to you and ensuring stability and security. Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR
In addition to the above log data when visiting our website, cookies are stored on your computer. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we thereby gain direct knowledge of your identity. Furthermore, cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website as a whole more user-friendly and effective.
This website uses the following types of cookies:
- Transient cookies: transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website.
- Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. We use such cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to optimize our offer. In doing so, the cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already been with us when you visit our site again.
You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
O Functional cookies: they are used to analyze the use of the website, for example, to determine which offers are particularly popular or which language settings users have chosen.
O Marketing cookies: These cookies can be set by our partners via the website. They may be used by them to create a profile of the user's interests and to enable the display of relevant advertising content.
The relevant analysis tools and partner companies are listed in the respective consent forms that we ask you to provide at the beginning of your use of our website and are described in more detail below.
The legal basis for the processing of data by means of cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f or - in the case of functional and marketing cookies - lit. a GDPR.
Use of Google Analytics:
- The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
- For more information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001) https://policies.google.com/privacy
Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik):
- The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo is not merged with other data collected by us.
We use Matomo to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter a GDPR.
- The Matomo program is an open source project. Information from the third-party provider on data protection is available here.
Use of the Facebook pixel (Facebook Custom Audiences):
- Furthermore, we use on our website the so-called "Facebook Pixel" of Facebook Inc. ("Facebook"). This allows interest-based advertisements ("Facebook Ads") to be displayed to users of our website when they visit the social network Facebook or other websites that also use the method. Through the Facebook pixel, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of the Facebook pixel, Facebook receives the information that you have clicked on an ad from us or called up the corresponding website of our Internet presence. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider will learn and store your IP address and other identifiers.
- With the use of the Facebook pixel, we pursue the purpose of displaying Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our Internet offer. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we would like to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a harassing effect. Furthermore, with the help of the Facebook pixel, we can track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad. The legal basis for the use of the Facebook pixel is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 letter a GDPR.
- We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in via the logo on the respective button. We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our online offer. By activating the plug-in, your personal data is transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers in the USA) (in the case of Facebook, according to the provider in Germany, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection).
- We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of the processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.
- The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) for the display of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. Through the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR.
- The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in to the plug-in provider, your data collected from us will be directly assigned to your account with the plug-in provider. If you click the activated button and link to the page, for example, the plug-in provider also saves this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid an assignment to your profile with the plug-in provider.
- For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the data protection declarations of these providers provided below. There you will also receive further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy.
- Addresses of the respective:
- By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website.
- On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.
- By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.
On our website are embedded graphics and statistics generated by the service "Infogram". These features are provided by Infogram, 450 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as its use by Infogram.
We use the podcast hosting service Podigee of the provider Podigee GmbH, Schlesische Straße 20, 10997 Berlin, Germany. The podcasts are thereby loaded by Podigee or transmitted via Podigee.
The use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a safe and efficient provision, analysis as well as optimization of our podcast offer according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.
Podigee processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data, such as call-up figures. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before being stored in Podigee's database, unless it is necessary for the provision of the podcasts.
We use the service Flickr for the display of images. These functions are offered by Flickr, Inc.c/o SmugMug Limited, 3rdFloor, Chancery House, St. Nicholas WaySutton, England, SM1 1JB.
For sending e-mails and newsletters, our service provider may use the service Newsletter2Go. Your data will be transmitted to Sendinblue GmbH. Sendinblue GmbH is prohibited from selling your data and using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Sendinblue GmbH is a German, certified provider, which was selected in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act.
You can find more information here: https://de.sendinblue.com/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger/?rtype=n2go
Emails and newsletters sent with the help of Newsletter2Go may use tracking technologies. We use this data in anonymized form to find out which topics are of interest to our customers by statistically tracking whether our emails or newsletters are opened and which links are clicked by our customers. We then use this information to improve our offerings.
The Foundation will store and use your personal data for as long as is necessary for the fulfillment of the respective service or to achieve the purpose on which the storage is based, or for as long as a granted consent is not revoked.
If these conditions cease to apply, the data will be deleted subject to statutory retention obligations. Deletion also takes place in the other cases listed in Article 17 GDPR.
You may revoke your consent to the processing and use of your data at any time (Article 7 (3) GDPR); to do so, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your data will then be deleted immediately. This also applies to the revocation of a declaration of consent given to the Foundation before the GDPR came into force, i.e. before May 25, 2018.
You have the right to information about your personal data stored by the Foundation in accordance with Article 15 GDPR and Section 34 BDSG. Please address this request to email@example.com. You have the right to request that incorrect data concerning you be corrected, Article 16 GDPR.
You also have the right to have your personal data deleted under the conditions listed in Article 17 GDPR and supplemented by Section 35 BDSG. Please address a corresponding request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the rights to restriction of processing under Article 18 GDPR, to object under Article 21 (1) GDPR and to data portability under Article 20 GDPR. Insofar as we use your data to send you information (direct advertising), you may object to its use for these purposes. We will then no longer process this data for these purposes, Article 21 (2) and (3) GDPR.
The objection can be made informally with the subject "Objection", stating your name and address, and should be addressed to email@example.com.