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Data privacy information

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung attaches great importance to protecting your personal data. We always inform you what personal data we collect, how your data is used, and how you can influence the process.

1. What data is recorded, how is it used, and how long is it stored?

Technical characteristics: When you visit our websites, the web server temporarily records the domain name or your computer’s IP address, the file requested (file name and URL) by the client, the http response code, and the website from which you are visiting us. The recorded data is used solely for data security purposes, particularly to protect against attempted attacks on our web server (Article 6 (1f) GDPR). We do not use it to create individual user profiles nor do we share this information with third parties. It is erased after seven days at the latest. We reserve the right to statistically analyze anonymized data records.

2. Controlling data used by social-media plug-ins and links to social media platforms

Some web pages may contain social media buttons (e.g. Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Xing or LinkedIn) you can use to recommend the services of Deutsche Telekom Stiftung to your friends and family.

  • To ensure you retain full control of the data, the used buttons provide direct contact between the respective social network and the visitor only once you actively click on the button (one-click solution).

When the social media plug-in or link is activated by clicking on the pictogram, including when sharing content, (Art. 6 (1) a GDPR) the following data may be forwarded to the social media provider: IP address, browser information, operating system, screen resolution, installed browser plug-ins (such as Adobe Flash Player), previous web page if you followed a link (referrer), URL of the current web page etc... The next time you visit the website, the social media plug-ins are again provided in the default disabled mode, thus ensuring that no data is transferred during a repeat visit to the website. Further information on social media plug-ins and the scope and purpose of data processing by their providers, as well as additional data protection-relevant information can be found in the data privacy statements published by the respective controller.

3. Will my usage habits be evaluated, e.g. for advertising purposes or tracking?

Explanations and definitions

We want you to enjoy using our homepage. We have a valid interest in ensuring this is the case. We analyze your usage habits on the basis of anonymized or pseudonymized data so you can find the content that interest you and so we can make our websites user-friendly. Deutsche Telekom Stiftung or its contract data processors create usage profiles that comply with the legal requirements. This information cannot be traced back to you directly. The following information is intended to provide you with general information on the various purposes of processing data. The cookie message displayed when visiting our webpages gives you the opportunity to permit or reject the use of cookies. Cookies that are strictly necessary to provide the web service cannot be rejected (see explanation at 1. above).

Tag management (strictly necessary)

Tag management allows us to manage the use of tools on the different web pages of our web portal. A tag is set for each page to do this. The tag content determines which tools will be used for this page. Tag management is used to assure that the tools are in each individual case only used where appropriate.

Market research / Reach measurement (opt-in)

Reach measurement provides statistics on a website’s usage intensity and the number of users, along with comparable figures for all the connected services. Individual users are not identified at any time. Your identity is always protected.

Profiles for a user-geared presentation of the web portal (opt-in)

The compilation of clickstream analyses assists us in continuously improving our web pages. The clickstream corresponds to your movement on the websites. Analyzing the movement provides us with an insight into usage habits on our websites. This allows us to detect any existing structural deficiencies in our web pages and thereby improve them accordingly.

a) Required cookies

These cookies are required to enable you to navigate through the web pages and use key functions. They support basic functions, such as order processing in the online shop and access to secured areas of the web page. They also serve the purpose of performing an anonymous analysis of user patterns, which we use to continuously develop and improve our web pages for you. The legal basis for these cookies is Article 6 (1) b GDPR.

Company Purpose Storage period Involved as
Cookiebot User consent status for cookies 1 year responsible

b) Cookies - if the use of tools is optional

These cookies are activated when you use additional functions, e.g. the chat. The possible functions are explained in section 1 of this data privacy information. The legal basis for these cookies is Article 6 (1) a GDPR.

c) Analytical cookies

These cookies help us to improve our understanding of user behavior.

Analysis cookies allow for the compilation of usage and identification data by the original provider or third party providers into pseudonymous usage profiles. We use analysis cookies e.g. to determine the number of individual visitors to a web page or a service, to collect statistical data on the performance of our products and to analyze the visitors’ usage patterns and visitor interactions on the basis of anonymous and pseudonymous information. This information cannot be traced back to a person. The legal basis for these cookies is Article 6 (1) a GDPR.

Company Purpose Storage period Involved as
Matomo (formerly Piwik) Analytical cookie Session Owner

d) Services by other companies (independent third party providers)

Some of our web pages feature services of third party providers, who bear the sole responsibility for their services. When you visit one of our web pages, cookies or similar technologies may collect data and send it to third parties. Some of the data may be transmitted for Deutsche Telekom Stiftung’s own purposes. The legal basis for these cookies is Article 6 (1) a GDPR. The scope, purpose and legal basis on which further processing is carried out for the third party’s own purposes can be found in the third party’s data privacy information. Information about these independent third party providers can be found in the following.

Google

We use Google Maps for maps, locations and route planning on individual websites, e.g. in the Store Locator, which you can access via the tab “Service” and menu item “Shops” on the top section of Deutsche Telekom’s product pages. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. By embedding Google Maps your IP address is transferred directly to Google and a cookie stored as soon as you visit this kind of website. You can obtain information and opt out at any time from data processing by Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.


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4. Where can I find the information that is important to me?

This data privacy information provides an overview of the items which apply to Deutsche Telekom Stiftung processing your data in this web portal.

5. Who is responsible for data processing? Who should I contact if I have any queries regarding data privacy at Deutsche Telekom Stiftung?

Deutsche Telekom Stiftung, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 71-77, 53313 Bonn acts as the data controller. If you have any queries, please contact Gabriele Schend (kontakt@telekom-stiftung.de) or the Global Data Privacy Officer, Dr. Claus D. Ulmer, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 140, 53113 Bonn, Germany, datenschutz@telekom.de.

6. What rights do I have?

You have the right
a) To request information on the categories of personal data concerned, the purposes of the processing, any recipients of the data, and the envisaged storage period (Art. 15 GDPR);
b) To request that incorrect or incomplete data be rectified or supplemented (Article 16 GDPR);
c) To withdraw consent at any time with effect for the future (Art. 7 (3) GDPR);
d) To object to the processing of data on the grounds of legitimate interests, for reasons relating to your particular situation (Article 21 (1) GDPR);
e) To request the erasure of data in certain cases under Art. 17 GDPR – especially if the data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or is unlawfully processed, or you withdraw your consent according to (c) above or object according to (d) above;
f) To demand, under certain circumstances, the restriction of data where erasure is not possible or the erasure obligation is disputed (Art. 18 GDPR);
g) To data portability, i.e., you can receive the data that you provided to us in a commonly used and machine-readable format such as CSV, and can, where necessary, transfer the data to others (Art. 20 GDPR);
h) To file a complaint about the data processing with the responsible supervisory authority (for telecommunications contracts: the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Bundesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit); for any other matters: State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen)).

7. Who does Deutsche Telekom Stiftung pass my data on to?

To processors, i.e., companies we engage to process data within the legally defined scope, Article 28 GDPR (service providers, agents). In this case, Deutsche Telekom Stiftung also remains responsible for protecting your data. We engage companies particularly in the following areas: IT, Coding of the homepage. Owing to legal obligations: In certain cases, we are legally obliged to transfer certain data to a state authority that requests it.

8. Where is my data processed?

As a general rule, your data will be processed in Germany and other European countries.


This data privacy information was last updated 2019, 15th December