Data protection Notice

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The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung assumes no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung relating to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information are principally excluded, unless it can be proven that the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung acted with intent or gross negligence. All contents are subject to change and non-binding. The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung expressly reserves the right to change, extend or delete parts of the websites or the entire online content and to cease its publication temporarily or permanently without prior notice.

In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites ("links") which lie outside the area of responsibility of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, a liability obligation would only come into effect if the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung was aware of the content and it was technically possible and reasonable for it to prevent use in the case of illegal content. The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung therefore expressly declares that at the time the links were created, the linked pages were free of illegal content. The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung therefore expressly declares that at the time the links were created, the linked pages were free of illegal content. The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. Therefore, the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung hereby expressly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages that have been changed since the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the Foundation's own website as well as to third-party entries in discussion forums, blogs and mailing lists set up by Stiftung Neue Verantwortung. Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and in particular for damage arising from the use or non-use of such information rests solely with the provider of the page to which reference is made, and in any case not with the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

Copyright and trademark law
In all publications The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung seeks to observe the copyrights of the used graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts, to use graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts it has created itself or to make use of graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts that are in the public domain. All brands and trademarks mentioned within the Internet presence and possibly protected by third parties are without restriction subject to the terms of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere fact that a trademark is mentioned shall not lead to the conclusion that it is not protected by the rights of third parties. The copyright for published objects created by the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung itself remains solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of these illustrations, diagrams, video sequences, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the explicit consent of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung.

Legal validity of this liability disclaimer
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the online presence which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct or not legal or correct anymore, the content and validity of the other parts remains uninfluenced by this fact.

Privacy statement
We attach great importance to the protection of your right to informational self-determination as a user of our website and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection law. In principle, the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act in the version of 25 May 2018 (hereinafter referred to as BDSG new) as well as sector-specific regulations (e.g. German Teleservices Act, TMG) apply to us, insofar as they do not conflict with the GDPR. Personal data is collected on this website only to the extent that is technically necessary, and is not passed on to third parties.

However, in order to actually provide our services, we may need your personal data. This applies if you instruct us to send you information material or make an individual request to us. As a matter of principle, we only store your personal data to the extent necessary for this particular case.

At this point we would like to inform you about how we handle the data which can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour which you - knowingly or unknowingly - leave behind when you visit our website, and if applicable how long they are stored as well as about the rights which you as a data subject have towards us.

Responsible according to art. 4 no. 7 GDPR is the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e. V., Beisheim Center, Berliner Freiheit 2, D-10785 Berlin, T. +49(0)30 81 45 03 78 80, F. +49(0)30 81 45 03 78 97, E-Mail:

You can reach our data protection officer at

When you contact us by e-mail or via our contact form, the data you provide us with (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We will delete the data that arises in this context after it is no longer required to be stored, or restrict processing if there are legal retention obligations.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our services or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you below in detail about the respective processes. We will also specify the criteria for the storage period.

Purpose, duration and legal basis of data processing
Your personal data will be processed on the basis of your consent (art. 6 para. 1 (a)) GDPR) for the purpose of registering for the newsletter. If you provide us with your personal data by e-mail when contacting us, we will process your personal data to process your enquiries and to contact you. To the extent necessary, we process your data to safeguard the following legitimate interests of ourselves or third parties: review and optimization of procedures for requirement analysis and direct addressing, advertising or market and opinion research, insofar as you have not objected to the use of your data, assertion of legal claims and defense in legal disputes, guarantee of IT security and IT operation to ensure operation of our Internet presence, use of the social media button and measures for business management and further development of services and products (art. 6 para. 1 (f)) GDPR).

As soon as the processing of your data is no longer necessary for the above-mentioned purposes, your data will be deleted. In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation obligations and may also be required by law to disclose personal data (Art. 6 para. 1 (c)) GDPR).

Your rights
You have the following rights towards us with regard to your personal data:

- Right of access according pursuant to art. 15 GDPR,

- Right to rectification or erasure pursuant to art. 17 GDPR,

- Right to restriction of processing pursuant to art. 18 GDPR,

- Right to object to the processing pursuant art. 21 GDPR,

- Right to data transferability pursuant to art. 20 GDPR.

According to art. 77 para. 1 GDPR, you also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

We do not use automatic decision-making processes (e.g. profiling).

Objection or withdrawal against the processing of your data
If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw it at any time in accordance with art. 7 para. 3 GDPR. Such a withdrawal influences the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have pronounced it towards us.

As far as we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests, you can object to the processing according to art. 21 GDPR. This is the case if the processing is in particular not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

Of course you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data by clicking on a link in the information letter or by sending a message to

Access data / server log files
The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung collects data on each access to (so-called server log files).

This access data includes in particular:

- IP address

- File, date and time of request

- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

- Contents of the request (concrete page)

- Access status/ HTTP status code

- Amount of data transferred in each case

- Website from which the request originates

- browser

- Operating system and its interface

- Language and version of the browser software.

The Stiftung Neue Verantwortung uses these server log files exclusively for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the website. However, the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung reserves the right to subsequently check the log data if there are concrete indications of justified concerns about illegal use.

You have the possibility to subscribe to a newsletter of the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung Newsletter. We will send it to the e-mail address you provided. With the newsletter we inform you about us and our activities.

We use the so-called double opt-in process to register for our newsletter. This process means that we send you an e-mail to the given e-mail address after you have subscribed, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within [24 hours], your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store the IP addresses you use and the dates of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data.

Your e-mail address is the only mandatory information for receiving the newsletter. The indication of further, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally.

We store and use the e-mail address only for sending the newsletter and do not pass it on to third parties. We will send you a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided in order to check whether you are the owner of the given e-mail address. Your confirmation should be sent within 24 hours.

The time of your registration and confirmation as well as the first opt-in e-mail will also be saved:

When you register for the newsletter, we also store your IP address and the date of registration. We also save the date of the first opt-in e-mail (= the first e-mail with which we ask you to confirm your subscription). With the confirmation of your e-mail address, we also save the IP address from which the confirmation was made and the time of the confirmation. Finally, we save the texts used during registration and confirmation as the content of your declaration of consent. This storage serves both as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for receiving the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized party, and as proof of the content of your declaration of consent.

You can withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and cancel your subscription to the newsletter. You can declare your withdrawal by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail, by sending an e-mail to or by sending a message to the contact details given in the imprint.

Use of social media plug-ins
We currently use the following social media plug-ins:  Twitter. 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 by the mark on the box above his initial letter or the logo. We offer you the possibility 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 will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our online service. In addition, the data mentioned in paragraph 3 of this declaration on the use of social media plug-ins will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection, according to information provided by the respective providers in Germany. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser's security settings before clicking on the grayed-out box.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also do not have any information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.

We have no influence on the collected data and data processing operations, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also do not have any information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.

The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (also for users who are not logged in) in order to display demand-oriented 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 the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with 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  (f) 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 with the plug-in provider, your data collected by us will be directly assigned to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and communicates it publicly to your contacts. We recommend that you log out of your profile regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this allows you to avoid being assigned to your profile by the plug-in provider.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the following data protection declarations of these providers. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:

a) Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;; further information on data collection.:, and Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

b) Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; Twitter has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,