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Data Protection Notice

Responsible for this statement is ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, D-20148 Hamburg, Feldbrunnenstraße 56. ZEIT-Stiftung attach great importance to the protection of your personal data. We regard your data as strictly confidential. The data collected when you visit our web pages is stored and used in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This data protection notice provides information on how the ZEIT-Stiftung treats the data and information that are collected when you visit our web pages.


1. Data Collection and Processing

ZEIT-Stiftung runs its own governance programmes, for example the "Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance". The foundation ensures that only relevant data is collected and stored. Whenever personal data is collected, this is done based exclusively on your application to the Bucerius Summer School, IP addresses are held for three days. Detailed information on the personal data we collect may be found on the "Application" page. The online application is password protected. Your personal data is used only to process the applications to the Bucerius Summer School according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Article 6:1. The alumni of this programme may access the password-protected site "Governance Members" in order to view the personal data of other participants. The use of this personal data is for networking purposes only, and is limited to this function.


2. 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 is stored in the cookies used to access our webpages. The following cookies are used on our pages:

PHPESSID   (Optimizes functions of the user interface and is deleted after you leave the site)
_pk_*         (Cookie for Matomo tracking, a web analysis service (see para. 8.)

3. 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, the user-ID of the client, the application required to use the fonts, the server providing the fonts, the hostname of the download page, and the time required to download the fonts. Adobe collaborates with other font providers in order to be able to provide the required fonts for visiting 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 protection guidelines.


4. Use of the Application (App) "Bucerius Governance Network"

Participants in the programme may use the "Governance Members" app for networking purposes. Data usage is configured as follows: The communication between website and application is established through an encrypted SSL-connection after authentication of the user. Ionic Framework provides the development platform for building the application. Data transmission is done through the Ionic Cloud to the service providers at Google Analytics or Push Notifications, and from there to the smartphone, depending on the application. Through the device ID the user is registered for Push Notifications and data is stored at Google, Apple and Ionic. With the initial login, the user automatically receives Push Notifications, which can be deactivated under settings. The application collects location data in order to locate the user on Google Maps via GPS. This location data is neither analyzed nor stored for a longer period (it is stored for only a few seconds on your device). Access to photos / files on the smartphones is only enabled when a user changes his or her profile on the platform. Beyond this there is no access, storage or analysis of any photos / files. There is neither access to the phonebook nor storage or analysis of its content. During use of the application, the WLAN-connection status online / offline is registered and displayed through the device platform. There is no long-term storage or analysis of this information.


5. Links to Websites of Other Providers

The web pages of the Bucerius Summer School also contain links to other websites. You may follow the link to Twitter.com/zeitstiftung. At no point is data 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 web pages of the Bucerius Summer School. We cannot control or monitor whether other providers comply with current data protection laws.


6. 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 is 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.


7. Data Subject Access Requests

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Article 15:1, you have the right to information about your personal data, and you may exercise the right for the data in question to be corrected, blocked, or deleted. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the data protection officer of the ZEIT-Stiftung at schuster@zeit-stiftung.de. You have the right to object to data processing and a right to data portability according to Article 20 GDPR. We refer to our supervisory authority: Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, D-20097 Hamburg, Kurt Schumacher-Allee 4. In using our website, you agree to the above terms and conditions concerning data collection and processing.


8. Web Analysis Services

Our websites use Matomo. 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 pieces of data during your visit to our website, you may opt out of their 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.


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