1) General notes

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. We endeavour to provide you with a wide-ranging online offer. Protecting your privacy when using our website is an important issue for us.

In the following we explain which data we collect and for what purpose

Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (e.g. your first name, last name, address, telephone number and e-mail address etc.). Non-personal data are those data with which it is impossible to determine your actual identity.

I Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by associating it with an identifier such as a user name or membership number.

 

2) Responsible entity

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. is the responsible entity in terms of the data protection laws, in particular the EU Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

Klingelhöferstraße 23

10785 Berlin


Tel: +49 30 26996-0 (switchboard)

Fax: +49 30 26996-3217 (switchboard)


E-Mail: zentrale@kas.de

 

3) Data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection in our company, please contact us:

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

– Data protection officer –

Klingelhöferstraße 23

10785 Berlin

oder

E-Mail: dsb@kas.de

 

4) Collection of general information when visiting our website

Purpose and categories of data

When you access our website, general information is collected automatically (not through registration). The web servers used store by default

  • your IP-address
  • the web pages that you have visited in our service,
  • the names of the retrieved files, 
  • the website from which you came to our services via a link,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • and your browser type, browser version and operating system.

The purpose of this processing is to assess the accessibility of our website from your device and the correct display of our website on your device or in your browser. We also use this data to optimise our website and to ensure the security of our systems. We do not evaluate this data for marketing purposes.

 

Legal basis

R The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to present an optimized website and to enable communication between our server and your end device.

 

Duration of storage

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. After a period of three months at the latest. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. 

 

Recipient

This data is stored in a log file on the server of our provider, which is used as a processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.

 

5) Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are delivered to your end device and stored by your browser and serve to make the website more user-friendly, effective and safer.
You can configure your browser settings so that the placing of cookies is restricted or prevented altogether. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:

 

a) Cookies which are technically required:

< These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called Session-ID, with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. The session cookies are deleted when you log out of a logged in area or when you close the browser. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO forms the legal basis for this.
Our website uses the cookie of the consent management tool we use to obtain consent for the use of technically unnecessary cookies. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO forms the legal basis for this.

 

 

b) Cookies for analysis purposes:

We use MATOMO, an open source solution and Google Analytics on our website for the statistical evaluation of our Internet services. Both of the services use cookies. For this purpose, the information obtained on usage is transmitted to our provider's server and stored in order to evaluate usage behaviour. Your IP address will be anonymized immediately so that you as a user remain anonymous.
The legal basis for this processing is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept all" in our cookie banner, moving the slider for statistical analyses to the right or by giving your consent under "Cookie settings".

 

c) Cookies to integrate external content

In order to integrate external content (e.g. Google Maps and YouTube) into our Internet offer, we use a cookie on our website which stores your setting (consent or rejection).
The legal basis for this processing is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept all" in our cookie banner, moving the slider for displaying integrated content to the right or by giving your consent under "Cookie settings".

 

d) Cookie settings:

Here you can view and configure the use of cookies by clicking on the "button" and moving the respective sliders to the left or right. 

 

 

6) Google Services

a) Integration of Google Maps

Purpose

On our website we integrate Google Maps. This allows us to display maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. Google Maps is integrated via an interface ("API") to Google services.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.
You can give your consent by actively clicking on our cookie banner "Accept all", moving the slider for displaying embedded content to the right, actively clicking on the hidden content of the box or by giving your consent under "Cookie settings".

Recipient

Only after consent has been granted does Google receive the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website.
Google may process personal data when you actively click on the maps. It cannot be excluded that Google may also transfer this data to a server in a third country.
Google has accepted the EU-US privacy shield. You can find more information here:
www.google.com/policies/privacy/ sowie
www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

 

b) Google Analytics

Purpose and categories of data

We use Google Analytics on our website, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of integrating Google Analytics is to analyse user behaviour on our website. This enables us to continuously improve our online services and make them more interesting for you.

Google Analytics uses cookies that facilitate an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation ("anonymous IP"). This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases (e.g. in case of technical problems in Europe) the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your visit to the website and compiling reports on website activity for us. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

The following categories of data are processed by Google: Browser data, IP address (anonymised) and website activity.

 

Legal basis

The legal basis for the use is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.
You can give your consent by actively clicking on our cookie banner "Accept all", moving the slider for displaying embedded content to the right, actively clicking on the hidden content of the box or by giving your consent under "Cookie settings".

 

Recipient

Google Analytics will only be activated after consent has been granted. It cannot be excluded that Google may also transfer your IP address to a server in a third country. For precisely these exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has committed itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can find more information here:
www.google.com/policies/privacy/ sowie
www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
We have concluded a contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.

 

Duration of storage

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection.
Further information in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

 

c) Google Search Console

For the purpose of search engine optimization of our homepage we use Google Search Console. The Google Search Console is a free tool from Google, which allows webmasters to monitor and analyze their own websites. 

When using Google Search Console, no personal user and tracking data is processed or transmitted to third parties, especially Google. 

More information can be found under this link:
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/4559176?hl=en

 

7) Comment function

Purpose and categories of data

We offer you the opportunity to register on the website of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. by entering your personal data for the purpose of commenting on contributions. During registration, data is entered into an online registration form and transmitted to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. 

The categories of personal data processed include the following data: Email address, first name, last name, user name and password. The following data: the language you have chosen, your academic title and middle name, your date of birth and gender can be entered voluntarily. 

The registration takes place within the context of a double opt-in procedure. In this context, we save the date, time and your IP address in order to be able to document the proof of consent and logout.

When your comment is published, the email address you provide will be saved but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.

The time of writing of your comment and the user name you have previously chosen will also be saved. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users. 

 

Legal basis

By registering for the comment function, you give your consent to the processing of your data (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. 

 

Duration of storage

The comment will be stored and displayed as long as the commented post is online on our website, unless you delete the comment before. If you have not logged in for more than two years, your account will be deleted and your posts will be made anonymous. 

 

Recipient

The recipient of your comments is the public, potentially anyone who has registered for the comment function and is logged in.
Your registration data will be stored on the server of our provider, which is used as an order processor on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of an order processing contract according to Art. 28 DSGVO. 

 

8) Newsletter and invitations to information events

a) Newsletter

Purpose

The purpose of processing your data is to be able to send you our newsletter properly and to be able to document the proof of consent and cancellation.

Legal basis and data categories

On the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will regularly send you our newsletter by email. For this we need your email address. Your first name and surname, as well as your address, title, employer and function can be entered voluntarily.

By registering for the comment function, you give your consent to the processing of your data by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.

To obtain consent, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure to avoid sending our newsletter to people who have not requested it. In this context, we save the date, time and your IP address in order to be able to document the proof of consent and logout. In addition, we will also measure your click and opening behaviour to provide you with the best possible offer for our newsletter dispatch.

Duration of storage

The data collected during registration ( email address and voluntary information) will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. This is the case after a cancellation of the newsletter or a withdrawal of your consent.

Your rights

You can withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter and information and invitations to events at any time, for example by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in each invitation or by sending an email to infos-abbestellen@kas.de.

Recipient

For the dispatch of the newsletter we use a newsletter service provider who is employed as a contract processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of a contract processing agreement in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.

 

b) Invitations to information meetings

Purpose

The purpose of processing your data is to be able to properly send you information and invitations to events and to document proof of consent and cancellation.

Legal basis and data categories

Our website gives you the possibility to register for events. As part of the registration procedure, you can give us your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO to receive information and invitations to our events. In this context, we process your email address, your last name and first name and, if applicable, your main areas of interest.

Storage period and your rights

You can withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter and information and invitations to events at any time, for example by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in each invitation or by sending an email to infos-abbestellen@kas.de. After the revocation of your consent, we will no longer process your data for this purpose.

Recipient

For sending out invitations to information events, we use a newsletter service provider who is employed as a commissioned processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of a commissioned processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.

 

9) Registration for our events

Purpose and categories of data

On our website we offer you the opportunity to register for participation in the events by providing your personal data. During registration, the data is entered into an online registration form and transmitted to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.During registration, data is entered into an online registration form and transmitted to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. 

The categories of personal data processed by us include in particular your master data (such as first name, surname, address and your e-mail) address. In addition, data such as your date of birth and title, your profession, your telephone and fax number and your bank account details can be processed. 

 

Legal basis

Your data will be collected in order to be able to organize and carry out the respective event. The legal basis for this processing is contract initiation or contract fulfilment in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Your data will also be processed for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or to ensure the security of our buildings (e.g. through access controls), but also for internal communication and other administrative purposes. 

In addition, we will contact you by email after participation in our event and ask for your feedback. We evaluate this anonymously in order to improve the quality and organisation of our events. The legal basis for this processing is the protection of the legitimate interests of the responsible party or a third party in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
We also process your data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO in order to be able to fulfil our legal obligations, particularly in the area of commercial, tax and grants law.

 

Recipient

The external contractors are appointed on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of contract processing agreements in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO. Your data will only be transferred to third parties if this is necessary, for example, for the proper execution of an event (e.g., if you stay overnight in a hotel, your data will be transferred there).

In the case of business events with cooperation partners that are offered and/or carried out jointly, an exchange of all data for joint business event administration takes place (for example, attendee lists, invitations, business event organization and execution, business event accounting, and internal cost allocation) between the cooperation partners.

 

Duration of storage

Your personal data will be processed/stored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. for as long as this is necessary to fulfil the above-mentioned purposes, the applicable legal provisions and the legal retention periods for the respective task fulfilment. This applies in particular to storage obligations under commercial or tax law (e.g. German Commercial Code, Tax Code, etc.) as well as storage obligations under grant law.

 

10) Publication of image, sound and video recordings

Purpose

On our website we publish picture, sound and video recordings of events organized and carried out by us and our partners. The image/video or sound recordings serve the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. as documentation, information, advertising and illustrative material.

 

Legal basis

Insofar as you have given us written permission to publish image/video and sound recordings, the legality of this processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

If it is not possible to obtain written consent for organisational reasons (e.g. due to the large number of participants), the participants will be informed in writing in the invitations prior to the event about the production and publication of image/video and sound recordings. In addition, signs with corresponding information will be posted in the event rooms. In this case our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO are the legal basis for the processing. 

 

Duration of storage

The image/video and sound recordings are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection.The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. This is the case after an objection to the processing or a withdrawal of your consent.

 

Recipient

The image/video or sound recordings can be accessed on the Internet by any individual. Despite all technical precautions, it cannot be ruled out that such persons may continue to use the image/video or sound recordings or pass them on to other persons.

The published image/video or sound recordings are stored on the server of our provider, which is used as a processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.


11) Social networks 

a) Youtube

On our website we integrate YouTube videos. YouTube is a service of YouTube LLC ("YouTube"), 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

This allows us to show you different videos on our website. 

The legal basis for the use is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can give your consent by actively clicking on our cookie banner "Accept all", moving the slider for displaying embedded content to the right, actively clicking on the hidden content of the box or by giving your consent under "Cookie settings".

When actively clicking on the video, YouTube or Google may process personal data. It cannot be excluded that YouTube or Google may also transfer this data to a server in a third country.

Google has accepted the EU-US privacy shield. You can find more information here:
www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and
www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

 

b) Sharing-Buttons

In order to make our offer more attractive for you, we integrate so-called sharing buttons on our website, i.e. buttons for sharing content on certain social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn). These buttons are marked with the logo of the respective platform.  

The transmission of your personal data to the providers of the respective platform takes place only with your explicit consent in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the DSGVO. 

During normal access to our website, no personal data is transmitted to the providers of the social networks. Only by activating (clicking) the "Share" button below or next to the respective contribution on our site will a connection be established to the platform selected by you. With the second click on the logo of the respective platform you can share the contribution. 

The owners of social media portals can comprehensively analyse your data when you visit their websites. A click on the "Share" button therefore means that you give your consent to this transfer of data. Even with users who do not have an account with the respective provider, the data is transmitted. In any case, this data includes your IP address.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data processing by the respective medium as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the corresponding notes of the relevant social network:

 

12) External Links

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. as content provider according to § 7 para.1 Telemedia Act is responsible for its "own content", which it provides for use, according to the general laws. These own contents are to be distinguished from cross-references ("links") to contents provided by other providers. Through the cross-reference, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. provides "external content" for use, which is identified in this way:

"Links" are always "living" (dynamic) references. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. has checked the external content when the link was first established to determine whether it might give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, it does not constantly check the contents to which it refers in its offer for changes that could newly establish responsibility. If it determines or is informed by others that a concrete offer to which it has provided a link triggers civil or criminal liability, it will remove the reference to this offer.

 

13) Rights of individuals

If the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. processes your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO. You are entitled to the following rights of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., as the responsible person. 

If you wish to exercise your rights, please send a message to our data protection officer by email to dsb@kas.de or by mail to Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Klingelhöferstraße 23, 10785 Berlin.

 

a) Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO)

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

Revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. 

 

b) Right of objection (Art. 21 DSGVO)


In accordance with Art. 21DSGVO, you have the right to object if we base the processing of personal data on our legitimate interest or a legitimate interest of a third party in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO:

According to Art. 21DSGVO you have the right to object to the processing of personal data at any time. We then no longer process the personal data for purposes of direct marketing or related profiling.

We do not process your personal data for other purposes after an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. Here you must give reasons for the objection based on your particular situation.

The lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to the objection is not affected by the objection.

 

c) Right of the data subject to information (Art. 15 DSGVO)

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether data relating to your person is being processed by us.
If such processing exists, you have the right to obtain information about which data concerning you are processed by us and how.

 

d) Right of rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)

If your personal data is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask for it to be corrected or completed. 

 

e) Right of deletion (Art. 17 DSGVO)

You can request the deletion of your personal data from us if the requirements of Art. 17 DSGVO are fulfilled. Your right to deletion depends, for example, on whether your data are still necessary to fulfil a legal obligation or for the purposes for which they were processed. 

 

f) Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 DSGVO)

If we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to, among other things, legal obligations, you may, under the conditions set out in Art. 18 DSGVO, request restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you. 

You are entitled to have the processing restricted, for example, if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.

 

g) Right to data transferability(Art. 20 DSGVO)

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format. 

However, this right must not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons. 

 

h) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO)

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right at any time to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority responsible for you.

Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the Federal State of your residence, your work or the suspected violation. A list of the supervisory authorities with addresses can be found at: bfdi.bund.de

 

14) Adaptation of the data protection notices

We will adapt this data protection notice to new requirements from time to time if this is necessary due to changes in applicable law or technological development.

Status: April 2020