Data Privacy Information
As operators of the website www.daimler-benz-stiftung.de (hereinafter also referred to as "website"), we are the responsible party according to applicable data privacy rights, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), for the personal data of the user ("you") of this website.
As part of our obligation to provide information (Art. 13ff. DSGVO), in the following we inform you in readily comprehensible terms as to what data are processed in connection with your visit to our website and on what legal basis this takes place. In addition, you receive information as to your rights in relation to us and the responsible supervisory authority.
Daimler and Benz Foundation
Tel.: +49 6203-1092-0
Fax +49 6203-1092-5
When you only access our website to visit it, so-called logfiles are processed by being registered by our system in an automated procedure.
The following logfiles may be automatically processed:
- IP address of the accessing computer
- Type of Internet browser used
- Date and time of the visit
- Any further technical data of this type
The logfiles contain your IP address and possibly further personal data. It is thus fundamentally possible to trace them back to you. However, we only store your data temporarily, and in particular not together with other personal data. Processing the above-mentioned data is necessary to provide you with access to our website. We also store the data for the security of our information technology systems. These requirements also constitute our legitimate interest to process the data on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The logfiles which contain your IP address shall be immediately deleted or anonymized once they are no longer required for the above purposes, but after six months at the latest.
The Foundation processes your contact data in order to send you information and invitations by email or post and to prepare the respective event. Should you no longer wish to receive this information, please inform us by email or in writing (see 1 above).
Your data are processed exclusively in connection with the dispatch of invitations and the preparation of our events. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, since it is in our interest to inform you of our future events.
Possibility of objection
You may instruct us at any time not to send you further invitations or deny us the use of your data for this purpose. Simply inform us accordingly by email or in writing (see 1 above).
When you register with us for an event, we process the personal data you submit in order to prepare for and organize the event. For events subject to a participation fee, in addition to your contact data we also process data relating to payment processes and bank connections. The pictorial and audio material recorded for the public relations work of the Foundation are published on its website, in brochures, on the Foundation's YouTube channel, and on Twitter and Instagram.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (performance of a contract), and/or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (it is our legitimate interest to provide information on our public activities and to advertise for events). When an invoice is issued, we refer to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO as the supplementary legal basis for processing. For events subject to a participation fee, your personal data must be provided in order to conclude a contract with us; you cannot otherwise participate in the event. We only otherwise store your data in as far as is required to meet our contractual and legal obligations (e.g. tax obligations) (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO).
a. Application for a scholarship
You can apply for a scholarship at certain times on our website, indicating your personal data, e.g. core data, contact data, institution, and discipline.
If you apply for a scholarship on our website, we process the personal data you provide in order to decide on the awarding of the respective scholarship. The data will not be processed for other purposes. The personal data of applicants who are not selected are deleted on conclusion of the proceedings.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, b, and f DSGVO (it is our legitimate interest to process the personal data you transmit, in order to prepare and carry out the decision-making process for awarding the respective scholarship).
b. Nominations for the Bertha Benz Prize
It is possible that we retain and process your personal data if you are nominated for the Bertha Benz Prize by the administrative body of the university at which you are performing your doctorate. Your data will only be used for selecting the candidate to receive the prize, and to inform her accordingly. The personal data of the nominated candidates who are not selected will be deleted on conclusion of the proceedings.
If you do not want your personal data to be processed in the course of nomination and the procedure for awarding the Bertha Benz Prize, please inform us by email or in writing (see 1 above). Your data will then be immediately deleted.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (it is our legitimate interest to process the personal data you transmit, in order to prepare and carry out the decision-making process for awarding the prize).
You can contact us by email, telephone or fax. We store your personal data transmitted by this means. These data are used exclusively to process your contact. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The data are stored until they are no longer required for the purpose of communication with you and the concern of your contact has been entirely clarified.
If you contact us for the purpose of concluding a contract with us, the additional legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. These data are stored for as long as necessary for concluding the contract or for measures in preparation for this. We only otherwise store your data in as far as is required to meet our contractual and legal obligations (e.g. tax obligations) (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO).
In addition to the data you voluntarily submit to us, we may possibly receive information on the point of time (date and time) of the transmission of your data to us, and your IP address. The processing of these data fulfills our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) of maintaining the security of our systems and counteracting misuse. These data, which we additionally acquire when you contact us, will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required, at the latest when the concern of your contact has been entirely clarified.
You may instruct us at any time (see 1 above) to delete the data submitted in connection with the communication. In this case, all personal data relating to the communication will be deleted in as far as is permissible; continuation of the communication is then no longer possible.
Via an external hyperlink, we link to YouTube videos of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: "YouTube"). When you click on the link, you are redirected to YouTube; we are not responsible for the processing there and have no influence on it.
Via an external hyperlink, we link to the platform Twitter, 1355 Market St #900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereinafter: "Twitter"). When you click on the link, you are redirected to Twitter; we are not responsible for the processing by Twitter and have no influence on it.
c. Instagram (from Facebook)
Via an external hyperlink, we link to the platform Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA (hereinafter: "Instagram"). When you click on the link, you are redirected to Instagram; we are not responsible for the processing by Instagram and have no influence on it.
d. Google Maps
Via an external hyperlink, we link to the map service Google Maps, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; or in Europe: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter: "Google Maps"). When you click on the link, you are redirected to Google; we are not responsible for the processing by Google Maps and have no influence on it.
e. Facebook Fan Page
On the social media platform Facebook (Facebook Inc., Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, D2 Dublin, Ireland; hereinafter: "Facebook"), we operate a fan page that we link to our corporate website via the Facebook icon. As long as you do not click on the link, Facebook will not receive any data from you. If you click on the link, for example to view our corporate presence on Facebook or to "like" our website, Facebook will receive data from you (what data Facebook receives also depends on whether you have logged on with Facebook with your user profile when you access the website).
While Facebook uses these data on its own responsibility, for example to create profiles, we can only see aggregated data, i.e. statistics, on our corporate website; they are no longer attributed to specific persons. These are called "page insights". For more information on page Insights, please refer to the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data
Due to stipulations of the DSGVO, we have concluded an agreement with Facebook, prepared by Facebook, in which the joint responsibility for our Fan Page is regulated. For this agreement (in German) please refer to the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum
According to this agreement, Facebook is primarily responsible for the aggregated insight data. Furthermore, Facebook will fulfill all obligations arising from the DSGVO in connection with the processing of insight data (i.a. Art. 12, 13 DSGVO, Art. 15-22 DSGVO, and Art. 32-34 DSGVO). If you direct an inquiry to us regarding our Facebook Fan Page, we will promptly inform Facebook of this. According to our agreement, Facebook will answer this inquiry.
The use and linking of different communication channels serves our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. For Facebook's Data Policy, please refer to the following link: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
For the transfer of data to the USA we have concluded contracts with Facebook, including the standard contractual clauses. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/legal/technology_terms
Although Facebook continues to have Privacy Shield certification, we do not use this as a basis for the transfer of data to the USA. For further information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacyshield and https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC
We wish to inform you that when necessary, for the processing of your personal data we commission service providers with whom we have concluded order processing contracts (e.g. for website hosting). To the extent that order processors carry out this data processing in a third country (not within the EU), we ensure that the standard for protection of your data guaranteed by DSGVO is not undermined (Art. 44ff. DSGVO). The legal basis for the commissioning of service providers is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The commissioning of service providers (specialists or other agents in areas which we cannot serve ourselves) fulfills our legitimate interest. If you wish to receive a copy of the corresponding or appropriate guarantees, please inform us accordingly (see 1 above).
When we process your data, you are an "affected party" according to DSGVO. You are entitled to the following rights: right to information, right of rectification, right to restriction of processing, right to deletion, right to provision of information, and right to data transferability. You also have right of objection, right of revocation, and right of appeal to the supervisory authority.
Some details of these rights are explained in the following:
a. Right to information
You have the right to demand confirmation from us as to whether we process your personal data. If so, you have the right to receive information in particular concerning the purposes of such processing, categories of personal data, recipients or recipient categories, and if applicable the duration of storage.
b. Right of rectification
You have the right of rectification and/or completion of the data which we store concerning you, if these data are erroneous or incomplete. We shall then carry out this rectification or completion without delay.
c. Right to restriction of processing
Under certain conditions, you have the right to demand that we restrict the extent of processing of your personal data. For example, you may contest the correctness of your personal data and we must examine its correctness for a certain time. For the duration of this examination, your data will only be processed to a restricted extent. A further example of such restriction is a situation in which you require these data for litigation and we retain these data at your request.
d. Right to deletion
In certain situations, you have the right to demand that we immediately delete your personal data. This is the case, for example, if we no longer require your personal data for the purposes for which we acquired them, or if we have processed your data illegally. A further example would be if we process your data with your consent, but you then revoke your consent and we process the data without a further legal basis. However, you do not always have a right to deletion. For example, we may process your personal data to meet a legal obligation or because we require them for litigation.
e. Right to provision of information
If you exercise your right in relation to us with regard to rectification, deletion, or restriction of processing, we are required to inform all parties to whom have we disclosed your personal data concerning such rectification, deletion, or restriction of processing of your data, unless this proves to be impossible or would entail unreasonable effort.
f. Right to data transferability
Under certain conditions, you have the right to receive the personal data you have submitted to us in a structured, standard, machine-readable format, and the right that these data be transferred to another responsible party. This is the case when we process the data either on the basis of your consent or of a contract with you, and when we process the data by means of automated processes.
You have the right to enforce that we transfer your personal data directly to another responsible party, in as far as technically feasible and the liberties and rights of other persons are not affected by this.
This right to data transferability is not valid in cases in which processing is necessary for the performance of a task, is in the public interest, or is carried out in exercise of official authority conferred on us.
g. Right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, due to causes arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or lit. f DSGVO. This also applies to profiling on the basis of these provisions.
On receipt of your objection we will cease processing your personal data, unless we can furnish compelling legitimate reasons for such processing which do not outweigh your interests, rights, or liberties, or unless such processing serves the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
When we process your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising (e.g. invitations to events), you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, to the extent to which it is connected to direct advertising. If you object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, we will no longer process it for these purposes.
h. Right of revocation
In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. Revocation of consent does not retrospectively invalidate the legitimacy of processing.
i. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
You have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, irrespective of any further administrative or judicial remedy. In particular, you may exercise your right of appeal in the member state of your place of residence, your place of employment, or the place of the suspected violation, if you consider the processing of your personal data to be in violation of the DSGVO.
For an overview of Data Protection Commissioners of the respective states and their contact data, please refer to the following link:
Status: December 2020
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The legal basis for the processing of personal data in cookies that we generate on our website is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, in as far as the cookies contain personal data.
Status: December 2020