1. Data Protection at a Glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration which can be found below this text.
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may, for example, be data that you enter in a contact form. Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g., Internet browser, operating system, or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible regulatory agency. You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection.
We host the content of our website externally with the following provider:
Mittwald CM Service
Königsberger Strasse 4 – 6
External hosting is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6.1b EU GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6.1f EU GDPR). If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6.1a EU GDPR and § 25.1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract prescribed by data protection law, which guarantees that it processes the personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the EU GDPR.
3. General notes and mandatory information
We would like to point out that data transmission via the Internet (e.g., when communicating by email) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Information on the controller
The controller for data processing on this website is:
Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation
Eupener Strasse 281
the Chief Executive Officer Dr. Carla Cugini and the Chief Financial Officer Markus Schalla
Tel.: + 49 (0) 241 89498 – 0
The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e‑mail addresses, etc.).
General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website
Recipients of personal data
As part of our foundation activities, we work together with various external bodies. In some cases, it is also necessary to transfer personal data to these external bodies. We only pass on personal data to external bodies if this is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract, if we are legally obliged to do so (e.g., passing on data to tax authorities), if we have a legitimate interest in the transfer in accordance with Art. 6.1f EU GDPR or if another legal basis permits the transfer of data. When using processors, we only pass on our customers’ personal data on the basis of a valid contract for order processing. In the case of joint processing, a joint processing agreement is concluded.
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising
The data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on Art. 6.1e or 6.1f EU GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21.1 EU GDPR).
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21.2 EU GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible regulatory agency
In the event of violations of the EU GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory agency, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.
Information, correction and deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin, and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction or deletion of this data at any time. You can contact us at any time with regard to this and other questions on the subject of personal data.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time to do this. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data — apart from its storage — may only be processed with your consent, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union, or of a member state.
4. Data collection on this website
Request by e‑mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e‑mail, telephone, or fax, we will store and process your request, including all personal data (name, request), for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6.1b EU GDPR if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6.1f EU GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6.1a EU GDPR) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions — in particular statutory retention periods — remain unaffected.
5. Analysis tool Plausible
This website uses the Plausible analysis tool to analyze our website. The provider is Plausible Insights OÜ, Västriku tn 1, 50403 Tartu, Estonia. We do not use invasive web tracking tools such as Google Analytics.
Plausible analytics does not require cookies or the storage of information on the user’s/visitor’s device and does not require any personal data for the analysis. All personal data is stored anonymously to generate statistics to analyze your visit to our website without storing personal data in a form that would be readable by us, Plausible, or third parties. We use this analysis tool to optimize and improve our website. If consent has been obtained, the analysis tool is used exclusively on the basis of Art. 6.1a EU GDPR and § 25 TTDSF. Consent can be revoked at any time. If consent has not been obtained, the use of the Plausible analysis tool is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6.1f EU GDPR.