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Data Protection Statement for the Use of the Martin Roth-Initiative Website

The protection of your data and your right to priv

The protection of your data and your right to privacy are of great concern to the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). On the website of the Martin Roth-Initiative, the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) processes data exclusively within the scope of the provisions set out in the currently applicable German Data Protection Act. To ensure that you are fully informed about the collection of personal data on the website of the Martin Roth-Initiative, please read the following information. 

1. Responsible person for the processing of personal data

Your data will be processed in the name and on behalf of the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany.
Responsible person and Secretary-General:
Gitte Zschoch

You can contact our data protection officer at the above postal address or by email at datenschutzbeauftragter [at] ifa [dot] de (datenschutzbeauftragter[at]ifa[dot]de)

(The Martin Roth Initiative is a joint project of the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany and Goethe-Institut e.V., Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18, 80333 Munich, Germany.)

2. Collecting data for system-internal purposes

When you access the website of the Martin Roth-Initiative, your Internet browser automatically transmits data to our web server for technical reasons. This includes, among other things, the date and time of access, URL of the referring web page, file accessed, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system as well as the IP address you are using. This data is stored. It is not assigned to a specific person. The data is logged to ensure system security. Statistics tools are used (see point 4).

3. Collecting and processing personal data

Beyond what is mentioned in point 2, we only collect and process the data mentioned in point 4 for the purpose of creating statistical evaluations.

Your data will not be used by us for automated decision-making or profiling.

3.1 Processing of data on the base of your consent

We have integrated services from Youtube and Vimeo on our website. Your data will only be transmitted to these providers if you have given your consent by clicking on the respective banner. You can revoke your consent at any time here.

We would like to point out that by giving your consent, data will be transmitted to the respective provider and cookies will be set by the provider to enable tracking of your activities by the provider. These data are not processed by our site and we are not responsible for these processing procedures. Information on how your data is processed by the service provider can be found here (Vimeo) and here (Youtube).

4. Cookies and tracking

We use one cookie on our website which is used by Matomo. Matomo is an open source software for the statistical evaluation of the page accesses, which we use to improve our website and our offer. The information generated by the Matomo cookie is stored on our own server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is saved. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. You can find further information and the applicable data protection regulations of Matomo at:

Beyond that, we do not use any other cookies, any other form of tracking (e.g. advertising banners and “web bugs”) nor any active content (“Java”, “Active-X”) on our website.

5. Third-party providers

Currently, we do not use any services supplied by third-party providers (such as Google Fonts).

6. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis according to which your data is processed stems from ifa pursuing its legitimate interests (system logging and the creation of statistical evaluation) in compliance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 (f) GDPR.

7. Duration of data storage

Your data will be stored until its purpose is fulfilled. Subsequently, this data will be deleted if there are no other legal obligations for the further storage of the data. In the case of system logging, the regular storage period is 10 weeks.

8. Data transmission

Any data you provide is always transferred in encrypted form.

We have the right to transfer your data to one or more processors, including service providers, who will exclusively use your personal data for internal purposes necessary to provide us with services.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties for the purpose of processing the transaction.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties after first obtaining your consent unless we are under legal obligation to do so or in order to protect the rights, property and security of ifa.

In cases where external service providers come into contact with personal data, we enforce mandatory legal, technical and organizational measures to guarantee compliance with data protection regulations.

9. Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether the operators of other websites comply with data protection regulations. 
According to general law in Germany, we as providers are responsible for our own content. Our own content is to be distinguished from links to contents provided by other providers. We assume no responsibility for nor do we adopt any third-party content provided for use through links.
Liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and, in particular, for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such provided information is the sole responsibility of the provider of the site to which links are provided.

10. Data security

We use technical and administrative measures to safeguard our website and all other systems against the loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. These security measures are continuously improved in accordance with technological development.

11.  Your rights to your personal data

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data free of charge and, if necessary, the right to correct, restrict or delete such data at any time. To the extent we are required to comply with legal storage obligations, we shall block your data from further processing so that your data can no longer be used for the purposes mentioned above.

You also have the right to request that we send you in electronic form any of your personal data stored by us.

You may withdraw your consent that your data be stored or processed at any time. Should you choose to exercise this right, we will immediately delete your data that we have stored and block processing of any data that cannot be deleted due to legal requirements.

Please send us your request using the contact details below.

If you feel that ifa is not processing your data in compliance with current data protection laws, you have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority of your choice.

11.1. Individual right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Art. 6 sec. 1, including profiling based on those provisions. We will then no longer process the personal data for those purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

12. Further information and contacts

Should you have further questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Linienstraße 139/140
10115 Berlin, Deutschland
T +49 (0)30 284491-77
info [at] martin-roth-initiative [dot] de (info[at]martin-roth-initiative[dot]de) 

Note: This is a translation of the legally accurate and binding German original. In case of discrepancy, the German original shall prevail.