Privacy Policy

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. attaches the utmost importance to the protection of your personal data. It strictly adheres to the legal provisions governing the permissibility of handling personal data - in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) - and has taken the necessary technical and organizational measures to safeguard data.

The following information is intended to provide you with an overview of how we ensure this protection, in particular what type of data we collect, process and use for what purposes and what rights you are granted by law.

Person responsible for data processing

The responsible party (Article 4 No. 7 GDPR) is the

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. Godesberger Allee 149 53175 Bonn 0228 883-0  info(at)

Data protection officer, supervisory authority

The contact address of the data protection officer of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. is:

Thomas Müthlein

You have the right to address complaints to the data protection supervisory authorities(Article 13 (2) (d) DS-GVO). For the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V., the competent supervisory authority is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kavalleriestraße 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf.

Automatically collected data

When you access this website, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung collects and stores the following information in its server log files, which is automatically transmitted to us by your browser:

  • browser type/version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Date and time of the server request.

This information is used exclusively to improve the content and function of the website (legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO). A combination of this data with other data sources or the creation of personal user profiles does not take place, nor is its use for marketing purposes.

Personal data of the user, processing purposes and duration

The use of services offered by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (e.g. publications, events or e-learning programs) or the processing of inquiries (e.g. about scholarships) usually requires the provision of personal data (e.g. contact details such as names, postal addresses, email addresses). The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is only permitted to collect, process and use this data within the scope strictly limited by legal regulations (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letters b and a DS-GVO).

Furthermore, if the legal requirements are met, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung uses this data to inform you about other events, publications and activities of the Foundation (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letters a and f DS-GVO). As a rule, we ask for your consent for this; this also applies with regard to the use of web analysis tools. Data is only transferred to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so (e.g. to authorities) or if you have given us your consent. Insofar as the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung uses service companies to provide technical support for IT-based workflows, this is done in accordance with the regulations applicable to commissioned data processing (Article 28 DS-GVO).

If your consent is required, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will take the utmost care to ensure that the content and formal requirements necessary for proper consent are met (Article 7 DS-GVO). You have the option of retrieving the content of your declaration of consent at any time. In addition, you may revoke any consent you have given to the processing and use of your data at any time (Article 7 (3) DS-GVO); this also applies to the revocation of a declaration of consent that you had given to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung before May 25, 2018 (applicability of the DS-GVO). In this case, please contact us at kontaktmanagement(at)

Subject to legal retention requirements, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will delete your data if the purpose on which the storage is based has been achieved, you have revoked your consent, or one of the other cases listed in Article 17 DS-GVO applies.


The website uses so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are used to ensure the smooth functioning of the website (legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DS-GVO). They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

Analysis tools, plugins

The website of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. uses the following services that use cookies:Google Maps, Google Custom Search, YouTube and Matomo.

Matomo web analysis tool (previously Piwik)

For the statistical evaluation of user behavior on its website (number of visitors, length of stay, page views, etc.), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung uses the web analysis tool Matomo, which sets (tracking) cookies on the user's terminal device.

Here you can decide whether to allow a unique web analysis cookie to be set in your browser in order to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data. If you wish to opt out, click the following link in order to have the Matomo deactivation cookie placed in your browser.

Google Maps

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung integrates Google Maps on its website. With the help of this service, maps can be displayed to the user directly on the website and the user can use the map function conveniently (for example, to find the places indicated on the website more easily). When clicking on the maps, it cannot be ruled out that personal data will be forwarded by Google to a server located in a third country. Under the following link you will find the privacy policy of Google Maps:

For the use of Google Maps, your consent (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a, Article 49 (1) sentence 1 a DS-GVO) is required, which you can give by either clicking "Allow all" in the cookie banner or by placing your consent mark under "Marketing".


Videos can be displayed by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung via the YouTube service of the US-American YouTube LLC (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066) embedded on its website. When clicking on the videos, personal data may be processed by YouTube. Further information on data processing and notes on data protection can be found at

For the use of YouTube, your consent (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a, Article 49 (1) sentence 1 a DS-GVO) is required, which you can give by either clicking "Allow all" in the cookie banner or by placing your consent mark under "Marketing".

Google Custom Search

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung uses this website, which is operated by Google Inc. ( 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to enable the user of its website to set up individual search functions. Google uses cookies to provide this tool. For more information on how Google handles user data, see

The use of Google Custom Search requires your consent (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a, Article 49 (1) sentence 1 letter a DS-GVO), which you can give by either clicking on "Allow all" in the cookie banner or by placing your consent mark under "Marketing".

Your rights

You have the right at any time to obtain information about the personal data stored by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. about you, its origin and recipients, the purpose for which it is stored, and to obtain further information in accordance with Article 15 DS-GVO, Section 34 BDSG. Please address this request to the kontaktmanagement(at) of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V..

You have the right to request that inaccurate data concerning you be corrected (Article 16 DS-GVO).

You also have the right to have data relating to you deleted under the conditions set out in Article 17 DS-GVO, Section 35 BDSG. In this case, please contact us at kontaktmanagement(at)

You have the rights to restriction of processing according to Article 18 DS-GVO, to data portability according to Article 20 DS-GVO as well as to objection from Article 21. Insofar as the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. uses your data to send you event notices, publication offers or other information (direct advertising), you can object to the use for these purposes; the data will then no longer be processed and used for these purposes (Article 21 (2), (3) DS-GVO). You can send your objection informally to kontaktmanagement(at)

Web analytics

The website uses Matomo, a web analytics open-source software. Matomo uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.