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Data Protection Notice

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius attach great importance to the protection of your personal data. The data collected when you visit our website are stored and used in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). We regard your personal data as strictly confidential. This data protection notice provides information on how the ZEIT-Stiftung deals with the data and information that are collected when you visit the webpages of our organization.

1. Data Collection and Processing

ZEIT-Stiftung ensures that only relevant data is collected and stored. Whenever personal data such as your name and e-mail-address are collected on our webpages, this is subject to your consent, for example if you order further information or our newsletter. Your personal data are used exclusively for the intended purpose and within the scope required; under no circumstances are the data shared with third parties.

2. Newsletter

If you wish to order our newsletter, we require your name and email address for mailing. Signing up for this is done through the double opt-in process. You will only receive the newsletter once you have confirmed your registration via the email and link sent by us. Subscribers to the newsletter can unsubscribe at any time on our newsletter page. For changes to your email address, please use the contact form provided.

3. Events

Our webpages also allow you to register for specific events. Beyond registering with your contact details, there may be an option to register for follow-up events. Some events require security measures that may entail the collection of additional personal data.

4. Cookies

Whenever you visit our web pages, this entails the automatic collection of data in the form of cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is saved by the web-browser on your computer. It interacts with your web browser and is designed to enable the full functionality of the web pages. To do so, the cookie reads data regarding the model of computer used, the operating system, the location, and the duration spent browsing the pages in question. No personal data are stored in the cookies used to access our webpages. The following cookies are used on our pages:




Optimizes functions of the user interface and is deleted once you have left the site


Cookie for Piwik tracking, a web analysis service

(see para. 9.)


5. Data Transmission to Typekit

On its web pages, the ZEIT-Stiftung makes use of the Adobe Typekit service in order to achieve optimal web typography for the reading of digital texts and the use of font styles. The service provider requires the following information for billing purposes from the ZEIT-Stiftung: which fonts are provided by which service, user-ID of the client, application required to use the fonts, server providing the fonts, hostname of the download page, and time required to download the fonts. Adobe collaborates with other font providers in order to be able to provide the required fonts for visiting our websites on your computer via Typekit. The loading of these web fonts is enabled through a server call to Adobe. This entails the storing of the IP-address of the browser on your computer by Adobe. Further information is available in the Adobe data protection guidelines.

6. Links to Websites of Other Providers

The web pages of the ZEIT-Stiftung may contain links to other websites. No data are transmitted to "social media" companies. Unless the user follows a clearly marked link, there is no data transmission to the link in question. This data protection notice applies only to the website of the ZEIT-Stiftung. We cannot influence or monitor whether other providers comply with data protection laws.

7. Security

In order to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personal data, the ZEIT-Stiftung undertakes all necessary technical and organizational security measures to prevent loss of data, its misuse or unlawful access. For this reason, the data are stored in a secure system environment. Please be advised that there is a risk of security breaches during data transmission by email via the Internet. We cannot guarantee complete protection against unauthorized outside access to computer material and data.

8. Data Subject Access Requests

Under the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) you may ask to see the information about yourself that is held on computer, and may exercise the right for the data in question to be corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have any questions, please contact the data protection officer of the ZEIT-Stiftung at schuster@zeit-stiftung.de. By using our website, you agree to the above terms and conditions concerning data collection and processing.

 9. Web Analysis Services

Our websites use Piwik. This is a tracking service that provides analysis of the use of our web pages. To this end, the information generated by the cookie _pk_* (including your abbreviated IP-address) is sent to our server and saved for analytical purposes, for example the duration and sequence of your search on our pages. This information enables us to measure user frequency and helps us improve the attractiveness and functionality of our web pages. Your IP-address is immediately anonymized as part of the process, which means that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information on your use of our website that is generated by the cookie is not shared with any third party. You can disable the cookies through the appropriate setting of your browser software, but this may result in your being blocked from using some of the functions of our website.

If you wish to prevent collection and analysis of these data during your visit to our website, you may opt out of the collection and use at any time simply by mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is created in your browser with the result that Piwik collects no session data. Please note that whenever you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie is automatically also deleted and will have to be reactivated on your next visit.

Your visit to this website is currently being tracked by Piwik web analysis. Please click here to opt out of Piwik tracking.