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Data protection 
Our data protection provisions 
Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance for Deutsche Telekom Stiftung. We set great store by informing you about which personal data of yours will be used during your visit to our web pages, about how this data is used and about the options that are open to you in this regard. This data protection information will provide you with answers to the most important questions.
1. Where can I find the information that is important for me?
This data protection information is designed to give an overview of the points that are relevant to the processing of your data by Deutsche Telekom Stiftung in this web portal. 
2. Who is responsible for data processing? Who do I contact if I have questions about data protection at Deutsche Telekom Stiftung?
Deutsche Telekom Stiftung (Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 71-77, 53113 Bonn, Germany) is responsible for processing data. Should you have any questions, please contact Gabriele Schend (kontakt@telekom-stiftung.de) or the Data Protection Officer at Deutsche Telekom AG, Dr. Claus D. Ulmer, (Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 140, 53113 Bonn, Germany, datenschutz@telekom.de).
3. What rights do I have?
You have the following rights:
a) The right to request information on categories of data being processed, on the purposes for which the data is being processed, on the recipients of the data and on the planned length of time for which the data will be stored (Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR);
b) The right to request that incorrect or incomplete data be rectified or supplemented (Article 16 GDPR);
c) The right to revoke previously provided consent at any time with effect for the future (Article 7(3) GDPR);
d) The right to object to data processing, which is to be undertaken by virtue of a legitimate interest, for reasons pertaining to your particular situation (Article 21(1) GDPR).
e) The right to request that data be deleted in specific cases in connection with Article 17 GDPR – in particular if the data is no longer required for the intended purpose, if it is being processed unlawfully, or if you revoke your consent as per (c) above, or lodge an objection as per (d) above.
f) The right to request, under certain circumstances, that the use of data be limited insofar as it is not possible to delete it or if the obligation to delete the data is disputed (Article 18 GDPR);
g) The right to data portability, i.e. you can request to have the personal data you provided made available to you in standard, machine-readable format (e.g. CSV) that can be transferred to others if necessary (Article 20 GDPR);
h) The right to lodge a complaint with the relevant regulatory authorities in connection with data processing: Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
4. To whom does the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung pass on my data?
Some data must be passed on, subject to strict legal provisions. In addition, we do not pass on any data to third parties unless you have expressly consented to this or unless it is provided for by law.
5. Where is my data processed?
Your data is processed in Germany.
6. Which data is recorded, how is it used and how long is it stored for?
When you visit our web pages, the web server temporarily registers the domain name or IP address of your computer, the client’s file request (file name and URL), the http response code and the website from which you are visiting us. The logged data is used exclusively for the purposes of data security, and in particular for defending against attempts to hack into our web server (Article 6(1f) GDPR). The data will not be used for creating individual user profiles or passed on to third parties; it will be deleted after 7 days at the latest. We reserve the right to conduct a statistical analysis of anonymized data sets.
Personal data above and beyond this – for example your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address – will not be recorded unless you have provided this information of your own accord. (Article 6(1a) GDPR)
7. Data control for social media plug-ins used
 Some of our web pages contain buttons for Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Google+, which you can use to recommend the information on Deutsche Telekom Stiftung to your friends and acquaintances. We use social media buttons from the Shariff project (initiated by magazine publisher Heise Zeitschriften Verlag) rather than the usual social media buttons that send user data to Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or Google+ every time a page is called up and which provide social networks with precise information about your surfing behavior. Shariff is a successor to the “Zwei Klicks für mehr Datenschutz” solution (translation: two clicks for more privacy). The Shariff buttons only establish direct contact between the social network in question and the visitor when the latter actively clicks on the Share button. This means that you retain full control of your data. Thilo Weichert, Data Protection Commissioner for the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, describes Shariff’s social media buttons as “technology that is more conducive to data protection”.
You will find more information under the following link:
8. Will my user behavior be analyzed, e.g. for advertising, tracking or fraud prevention?
We set up usage profiles in accordance with legal provisions. We can use these for analyzing website visitor figures and for market research. It is not possible to identify you from this data. The profile data is not linked with any other information about you. You can lodge an objection to the creation of usage profiles at any time. To do so, please see the opt-out function at the bottom of this page (telekom-stiftung.de/datenschutz#opt-out). If you remove the checkmark, a cookie will be set preventing any kind of analysis on this page for a two-year period. However, should you delete cookies in the meantime, you will need to remove this checkmark again.
We would like to expand and improve our web pages in such a way that they tie in with your interests. To this end, we use the Matomo (matomo.org) analysis procedure, which requires us to store data. The servers for this website are located in Germany. For this process, data is anonymized on collection and is analyzed in aggregate form. Matomo runs on our servers. More information on data protection in Matomo can be found at matomo.org/privacy or matomo.org/privacy-policy.
Your internet browser automatically sends data to our server as soon as you access our web pages. This includes the date and time of access, URL (address) of the referring website, file called up, data volume sent, http response code, browser type and version, any browser extensions, operating system and your IP address (in shortened, anonymized form). This data is saved separately from other data that you entered in connection with using our web pages and does not contain any information that would enable individual persons to be identified. It is not possible for us to associate this data with you personally. It is used exclusively for analysis purposes.
On our website, there is an option for opting out of having your data collected.


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