Data Protection Declaration
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our services. Below we would like to inform you about the purposes for which your data is collected and used and how you can exercise your rights. You can access and print out the data protection declaration at any time by clicking on “Data protection“ at the bottom of each page of our website.
This data protection declaration extends to the use of the digital offers of Einstein Foundation Berlin via PC, smartphones, tablets and all other Internet-enabled mobile devices.
The digital offers may contain links to other websites of third party service providers to which this data protection declaration does not apply.
2. Responsible authority
The body responsible for processing your personal data pursuant to Article 4 para. 7 DSGVO is
controller: Einstein Foundation Berlin
Address: Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Contact: Mario März
The legislator requires that personal data be processed in a lawful manner, in good faith and in a manner that is comprehensible to the person concerned (“lawfulness, processing in good faith, transparency“). In order to ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions which are also used in this data protection declaration:
3.1. personal data
“Personal data“ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject“); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more special characteristics which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“processing“ means any operation carried out, with or without the aid of automated procedures, or any such series of operations relating to personal data, such as the collection, collection, organisation, arrangement, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.
3.3. restriction of processing
“Restriction on processing“ means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.
“Profiling“ means any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.
“Pseudonymisation“ means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
3.6. file system
“file system“ means any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised, functional or geographical.
3.7. person in charge
“controller“ means a natural or legal person, authority, body, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are specified by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or certain criteria for his appointment may be laid down in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States.
“processor“ means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body processing personal data on behalf of the data controller.
“Recipient“ means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union law or the law of the Member States under a particular investigation mandate shall not be considered recipients; the processing of such data by the said authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.
3.10. third parties
“third party“ means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the data processor, the data processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the data processor or the data processor.
Data subject's “consent“ means any voluntary declaration of intent in the specific case, in an informed and unequivocal manner, in the form of a declaration or other clear affirmative act with which the data subject indicates that he or she agrees to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.
4. Security and protection of your personal data
We consider it our primary task to protect the confidentiality of the personal data you provide and to protect it from unauthorized access. We therefore apply the utmost care and state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.
Your personal data is transmitted securely using encryption. This applies to your informational visit to the website as well as to an order in the webshop. We use the TLS coding system (Transport Layer Security, the successor protocol to SSL).
As a foundation under German civil law, we are subject to the provisions of the European Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) and the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by our external service providers.
5. Legality of processing
The processing of personal data is only legal if there is a legal basis for the processing. Under Article 6(1)(a) - (f) DSGVO, the legal basis for processing may in particular be:
a. The data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
b. processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject;
c. the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
d. processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
e. the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
f. processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the data controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require the protection of personal data prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child.
6. Information on the collection of personal data
In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are e.g. name, address, e-mail address, user behaviour.
Providing personal data (e-mail-addresses, names, adresses, etc.) on this website is always optional. We use personal data only for internal purposes and keep an eye on issues of data protection in the process of gaining, using and processing your data. We will only submit the data to state agencies in cases in which this is required by law. Our staff are obliged to treat all work-related information confidentially.
If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after storage is no longer necessary, or processing is restricted if statutory retention obligations exist.
7. Collection of personal data when visiting our website
We do not collect any personal data when you simply use the website for information purposes, i.e. when you do not register or purchase something or otherwise provide us with information. Nevertheless, your browser may transmit further data (fonts, resolution, browser version) to our server. For more information see “Server-Logs-Files“.
8. Server log files
The provider of the websites automatically collects and stores information in so-called server logs. These files contain information in anonymous form and are automatically transmitted to us by your browser. And that is:
a. Operating system used
b. Browser type and browser version
c. Host name of the accessing computer
d. referrer URL
e. Date and time of the server request
As a rule, this data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. The provider needs this data to be able to analyze and correct errors that occur in connection with the provision of his services. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of an illegal use.
Furthermore, the server-side log files are only stored in anonymous form.
For the visitors to our website we are happy to avoid the use without of any kind of cookies*.
(* Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is accessed again.)
10. Other features and offers on our website
In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. As a rule, you must provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked.
Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer special offers, competitions, contracts or similar services together with partners. For more information, please provide your personal data or see the description of the offer below.
If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.
11. Contact form
If you use our contact form, your data will be stored for processing. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
Our offer is basically aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.
13. Rights of the data subject
Upon your request we are glad to inform you which data regarding your person we keep on file. You have the right to demand correction, deletion and/or blockage of these personal information.
13.1. revocation of consent
If the processing of personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
You can contact us at any time to exercise your right of withdrawal.
13.2. right of confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. You can request confirmation at any time using the above contact details.
13.3. right to information
If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and about the following information at any time:
a. processing purposes;
b. the categories of personal data being processed;
c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
d. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
e. the existence of a right to have your personal data concerning you corrected or deleted or to have the data controller restrict or object to such processing;
f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
g. if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of the data;
h. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) DSBER and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
If personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. We may charge an appropriate fee based on administrative costs for any additional copies you request from a person. If you submit the application electronically, the information shall be provided in a common electronic format, unless otherwise specified. The right to obtain a copy in accordance with paragraph 3 shall not prejudice the rights and freedoms of other persons.
13.4. the right to correction
You have the right to request us to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration.
13.5. right to cancellation (“right to be forgotten“)
You have the right to request the data controller to delete personal data relating to you immediately and we are obliged to delete personal data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
a. The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
b. The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which processing was based in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) DSBER and there is no other legal basis for processing.
c. The data subject opposes processing under Article 21(1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject opposes processing under Article 21(2) DSGVO.
d. The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
e. The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
f. The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services provided in accordance with Article 8(1) DSGVO.
Where the data controller has made the personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with paragraph 1, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data.
The right to cancellation (“right to be forgotten“) does not exist if the processing is necessary:
a. the exercise of freedom of expression and information;
b. for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;
c. for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) DSGVO;
d. for archiving purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes as referred to in Article 89(1) DSGVO, where the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudicial the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
e. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
13.6. right to limitation of processing
You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions is met:
a. the accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period which enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
b. the processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted;
c. the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or
d. the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing referred to in Article 21(1) DSBER until it has been established whether the data subject's justified grounds outweigh those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the conditions set out above, such personal data shall only be processed - apart from being stored - with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
In order to exercise the right to restrict processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.
13.7. right to data transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another responsible person without interference by the responsible person to whom the personal data was provided, provided that:
a. processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO; and
b. processing is carried out using automated methods.
When exercising the right to data transferability under paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, where this is technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data transferability does not affect the right to deletion (“right to be forgotten“). This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller.
13.8. right of objection
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you under Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DSBER for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The data controller no longer processes the personal data unless he can prove compelling grounds for protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of Information Society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1), for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.
You can exercise your right of objection at any time by contacting the person responsible.
13.9. automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision:
a. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller,
b. is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
c. with the express consent of the data subject.
The data controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the data controller, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.
The person concerned may exercise this right at any time by contacting the person responsible.
13.10. right of appeal to a supervisory authority
They shall also, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their place of residence, of work or of the place of suspected infringement, where the data subject considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her is contrary to this Regulation.
The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is:
Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
10969 Berlin, Germany
Phone: 030 13889-0
Fax: 030 2155050
13.11. the right to an effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to any available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, including the right of appeal to a supervisory authority under Article 77 DSGVO, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if it considers that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of processing of your personal data in breach of this Regulation.
14. Contract processor
We use external service providers (contract processors), e.g. for the dispatch of goods, newsletters or payment processing. A separate order data processing has been concluded with the service provider in order to guarantee the protection of your personal data.
15. Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses Matomo, an open source web analysis service, to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
This website uses Matomo with the extension “AnonymizeIP“. As a result, IP addresses are immediately made anonymous and further processed in abbreviated form, so that direct personal contact can be ruled out. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Matomo will not be merged with other data collected by us.
Possibly transmitted personal data when using the contact form will not be stored by Matomo.
The Matomo program is an open source project, part of InnoCraft Inc. You can obtain information on data protection from the third-party provider at https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/. Contact: 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, contact[at]innocraft.com
16. MailChimp - Newsletter
We offer you the opportunity to register for our free newsletter via our website.
We use MailChimp, a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA, hereinafter referred to as “The Rocket Science Group“.
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield www.privacyshield.gov/participant, The Rocket Science Group guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also complied with when processing data in the USA. The Rocket Science Group also provides additional privacy information at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
If you register to receive our newsletter, the data requested during the registration process, such as your e-mail address and, optionally, your name and address, will be processed by The Rocket Science Group. In addition, your IP address and the date of your registration together with the time will be saved. As part of the further registration process, your consent to the sending of the newsletter will be obtained, the content described in detail and referred to this data protection declaration.
The newsletter then sent out via The Rocket Science Group also contains a so-called “web beacon“. With the help of this pixel-code we can evaluate whether and when you have read our newsletter and whether you have followed any further links contained in the newsletter. In addition to further technical data, such as the data of your EDP system and your IP address, the data processed is stored so that we can optimise our newsletter offer and respond to the wishes of our readers. The data will therefore increase the quality and attractiveness of our newsletter offer.
The legal basis for the dispatch of the newsletter and the analysis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a.) DSGVO.
You may revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO. All you have to do is inform us of your revocation or click the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
17. Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
The data that you provide as part of an online donation will be transmitted to our service provider Bank für Sozialwirtschaft (Bank for Social Economy). The Bank für Sozialwirtschaft takes over the processing of bank collections and credit card charges in the event of a donation. The contact data you provide (first name, surname, street, house number, postcode, town, telephone number, e-mail address) is stored at the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft on the company's own servers in Germany and is not passed on to third parties. Contact: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft, Oranienburger Straße 13-14, 10178 Berlin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.
YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
On this website, the controller has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under twitter.com/privacy.
21. Update and modification