We take the protection of your data very seriously and handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with data privacy laws as well as this data privacy statement.

General data privacy statement

By using our website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following statement. Our website can be used without registration. When you visit the website, the name of the accessed file, the date, and time are recorded on the server for statistical purposes, but these data cannot be directly traced back to you personally. Personal data, particularly your name, address and email address are collected on a voluntary basis. None of your data are transmitted to third parties without your consent.

Processing of personal data
We collect and process personal data for the purposes of sending invitations to events held by the Berlin Institute for Population and Development (BI), providing general information regarding BI publications and creating and sending event-related BI documents (user-related data). You may visit our website without providing personal details. Personal data are only recorded when you voluntarily disclose them to us when you register for an event, fill out a contact form or register for our newsletter. Personal data collected during the use of our website (usage data) are collected by means of Google Analytics.

Your rights
You have fundamental rights to disclosure, rectification, deletion, restriction, data portability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data represents a violation of your data privacy rights or that your data privacy claims are being infringed upon in some other manner, you can file a complaint with the regulatory authorities. In Berlin this is the Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit. Should you have any questions regarding the collection, processing, or use of your personal data or regarding the access, rectification, blocking or deletion of your data and the revocation of prior consent, please contact us at datenschutz(at)berlin-institut.org

Contacting us

Should you contact us by filling out a form on the website or by email, the data you enter are collected for the purpose of processing your request and archived in accordance with existing laws. These data will not be transmitted to third parties without your consent.

When you register for our newsletter, your name and email address will be used with your consent solely for the purposes of providing you with information and sending invitations to BI events until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. As soon as you have subscribed to the newsletter, we send you a confirmation email with a link that enables you to confirm registration. You may unsubscribe at any time by sending us a short message requesting the cancellation of the newsletter.

Contact person for data privacy
For questions relating to the collection, processing, or use of your personal data or regarding access, notification, blocking or deletion of data as well as the revocation of prior consent, please contact  datenschutz(at)berlin-institut.org.

Data security
We use technical and organizational tools to secure our website and other systems against the loss, destruction, access, alteration or transmission of your data by unauthorized persons. All data in our registration and contact forms are encrypted using SSL. Our safeguards were established in line with recognized standards, meaning the personal data you have disclosed are safeguarded as effectively as possible, including after we have received them. Nevertheless, no means of transmitting data over the internet and no storage method is one hundred percent secure.

When you click on a link to a third-party website, you are leaving our website and will be directed to the selected website. As we cannot control the activities of these third parties, we assume no responsibility for the use of personal data by these third parties.

Data privacy statement for cookies
Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that allow user-specific information to be stored on the user’s device while he or she is using the website. Cookies serve in particular to determine user frequency and user numbers as well as to analyse how the site is used, which then allows us to make our services more attractive to users. Cookies remain stored on your device after you close your browser session and can be accessed when you visit the website again. Should you not wish this to happen, you should configure your browser to refuse to accept cookies.

Data privacy statement for Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google provides a browser plugin that allows you to deactivate Google Analytics available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are small text files that allow user-specific information to be stored on the user’s device. These cookies allow Google to analyse how our website is used. Generally speaking, the information regarding the use of our website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We would like to point out that Google Analytics on this website was enhanced by the addition of the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to enable the anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called “IP masking”). If this anonymisation is activated, Google shortens the IP addresses of users within the member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the European Economic Area, meaning that these cannot be traced back to establish your identity. Only in special cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google adheres to the data protection regulations stipulated by the Privacy Shield Framework and is registered with the Privacy Shield programme of the US Department of Commerce and uses the collected information to evaluate the use of our website, produce reports on this usage and provide other related service for us. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Data privacy statement for Google AdWords

Our website uses Google AdWords, an internet advertising service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Should you be directed to our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on your IT system by Google. Cookies are small text files that allow user-specific information to be stored on the user’s device. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify you. As long as the conversion cookie has not expired, the cookie establishes whether particular subpages on our website, such as one of our publications, was accessed.
The data and information collected by conversion cookies are used by Google to provide visitor statistics for our website. These visitor statistics are then used by us to determine the total number of visitors directed to our site by AdWords advertisements so that we can judge the success or failure of the relevant AdWords advertisements and better optimize AdWords advertisements for the future. Neither the BI nor other advertising clients of Google AdWords receive information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.
Conversion cookies are used to store personal information such as the websites visited by the user. Every time a user visits our website, personal information, including the IP address of the internet connection used to visit the site, is transmitted to Google in the USA. Google stores this personal data in the USA. Under certain circumstances, Google passes on the personal data collected by these means to third parties.
As described above, you can prevent our website from setting cookies by adjusting the relevant setting in your internet browser and thus permanently prevent cookies being installed on your computer. By activating these settings in your internet browser, you can also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on your IT system. Furthermore, a cookie previously set by Google AdWords can be deleted via the internet browser or another software application.
Additionally, you can also opt out of interest-related advertising by Google. To do so please follow this link using all browsers you regularly use and make the desired changes to the settings: www.google.de/settings/ads
Further information and Google’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Data protection statement for Twitter

Our website uses functions provided by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you access our website with Twitter plugins, a connection is made between your browser and Twitter’s servers. Data is transmitted to Twitter during this process. If you own a Twitter account, this data can be connected to your account. If you do not wish this data to be associated with your Twitter account, please log out of your Twitter account before visiting our website. Interactions, particularly clicking on a “re-tweet” button, are also transmitted to Twitter. You can find out more at https://twitter.com/privacy.

Data privacy statement relating to the application and use of the functions of the collecting agency WORT (VG WORT)

Our website integrates tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded into internet webpages in order to generate a logfile and a logfile analysis for statistical evaluation. The integrated tracking pixels support the Scalable Central Measuring System (SCMS) of the collecting agency WORT (VG Wort).
The Scalable Central Measuring System is operated by INFOnline GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn.
The Scalable Central Measuring System serves to provide statistical indexes which calculate the probability that texts will be copied. The embedded tracking pixels allow the collecting agency WORT to determine if and when our website is visited and by how many users, and which content is accessed.
The data produced by the Scalable Central Measuring System are collected anonymously. In order to recognise repeat users to a website when recording visitor numbers, either a so-called session cookie – in other words, a type of signature – is set, which is comprised of various automatically transmitted information, or alternative methods are used. The user’s IP address is only collected and processed in an anonymised form. At no time is the user identified.
As described above, you can prevent our website setting cookies at any time by activating the appropriate settings in your internet browser, thus permanently prohibiting the setting of cookies. By activating these settings in your browser, you would also prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on your IT system. Additionally, cookies previously set by INFOnline can be deleted using an internet browser or other software application.
Furthermore, you have the possibility of declining and preventing via INFOnline the collection of data generated when you visit this website as well as its processing by INFOnline. To do so, click on the opt-out button found at the link optout.ioam.de, which will set an opt-out cookie on your IT system. Should you delete the cookies on your system after opting out of this process, you will have to click on the link again and once again set an opt-out cookie.
Setting an opt-out cookie, however, may prevent you from using our website to its full extent.
The applicable data protection regulations of INFOnline can be found at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/

Data protection statement for the use of the donation form of the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft

On our website we offer users the opportunity to make online donations. Should the visitor make use of this opportunity, the data entered into the corresponding form are submitted to us and stored. The form is provided by the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft AG (BFS). The data entered to carry out the donation transaction are immediately transmitted via an encrypted SSL connection to the BFS as well as to the technical service provider contracted by the BFS to create the donation form. No data is transmitted to a third party. The following data are collected in the form:
Full name (last name, first name) including form of address (title and company name are optional); address (street, house number, city, postal code, country); email address; bank data (IBAN); donation data (donation recipient, sum, intended use, and whether a donation receipt is requested).
Should a donation receipt be desired, we use the data to produce and deliver the corresponding receipt.
We need to collect this data in order to carry out the donation transaction. The user’s email address is required to confirm the receipt of the donation. The data may not be used for other purposes. The legal basis for handling the data is Art. 6 paragraph 1 point b of the GDPR.
At the moment that the form is sent, the user’s IP address is also stored. We use the IP address to prevent any misuse of the donation form. The IP address is used to prevent fraud and unauthorised transactions harming third parties. The legal basis for the handling of the data is Art. 6 paragraph 1 point b of the GDPR.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of bank data, this is immediately after receipt of the donation. The address data are only stored for the purposes of producing and sending a donation receipt should one be desired; all other entered data are stored in line with fiscal obligations for retaining data. These data are not available for other uses, however. The IP address additionally collected during the transaction process is deleted after a period of seven days.
The user can withdraw his or her permission to process these data at any time. We would like to point out, however, that should the user choose to do so, the donation can no longer be transacted as desired.