Privacy Policy

We are pleased about your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below, we will inform you in detail of how your data are handled.

This Privacy Policy applies to (hereinafter, “us”, “we”, or “”). This Privacy Policy gives you an explanation of the type, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data (referred to more briefly below as ‘data’) on our website. As far as the terms used here are concerned, such as ‘processing’ or ‘controller’, we refer you to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Stiftung Neue Verantwortung e.V.

Beisheim Center

Berliner Freiheit 2

D-10785 Berlin

T. +49(0)30 81 45 03 78 80

F. +49(0)30 81 45 03 78 97



You can reach our data protection officer at or our postal address with the addition “The data protection officer”.

Types of data processed

  • subscriber data (e.g. e-mail addresses)
  • relevant author data (e.g. text entries, photographs)
  • usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, times of access)
  • metadata / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)
  • contract data (e.g. subject matter, term)

Legal bases of processing

Legal bases for the processing of personal data by us are

  • Art. 6 (1). (a) of the GDPR (consent of data subject)
  • Art. 6 (1). (b) of the GDPR (performance of contractual or pre-contractual measures with the data subject)
  • Art. 6 (1.) (c) of the GDPR (legal obligation) and
  • Art. 6 (1). (f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest).

Processing of Data

Gathering of access data and logfiles

When you access our website, data which your browser transmits to the server on which the contents of the website are hosted are automatically saved in logfiles and may be processed. The access data include the name of the web page retrieved, the file, the date and time of retrieval, the data quantity transmitted, notification of successful retrieval, the browser type and version, the operating system of the user, the referrer URL (the page last visited before ours), the IP address and the requesting provider.

This data is collected exclusively for the purpose of operating the website and making the content available on the website (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Logfile information is stored for security reasons, which at the same time represent our legitimate interests (e.g. the investigation of abusive or fraudulent acts) for a maximum duration of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose continued preservation is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence are exempted from deletion until the incident concerned has finally been cleared up.


When contact is made with us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) the information provided by the user is processed in the course of our administering and dealing with the enquiry (Art. 6 (1) (b) or (f) GDPR). When you contact us, the data you provide will be processed by us to answer your questions, which at the same time represent our legitimate interests. Information provided by users can be stored in a customer relationship management (‘CRM’) system or similar enquiry filing system. We delete the data processing in this connection after the storage is no longer necessary, or restrict the processing if there are legal storage obligations.

Public Comments

In our blog, in which we publish various articles on topics related to our activities, you can make public comments. Your comment will be published with your username. We recommend using a pseudonym instead of your username. It is not necessary to provide your username and e-mail address. If you make a comment, we will continue to store your IP address, which we will delete after one week. The storage is necessary for us to be able to defend ourselves against liability claims in cases of a possible publication of illegal content, which at the same time represent our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (b) or (f) GDPR). The comments will be checked before publication. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as unlawful by third parties.


In the paragraphs that follow, we inform you about the contents of our newsletter and the procedures of subscription, dispatch and statistical analysis and your rights to object. If you actively subscribe to our newsletter, you have to declare your consent to receipt of the newsletter and the procedure described.

Contents of the newsletter: we only dispatch newsletters, e-mails and other electronic messages with promotional information (referred to here as ‘newsletters’) with the consent of the recipient or statutory authorisation. If the contents of a subscription to the newsletter are clearly described in that subscription, they apply definitively to the consent of the user. Apart from that, our newsletters contain information about our services and ourselves.

Double opt-in and recording: users subscribe to our newsletter in a so-called double opt-in procedure. In other words, after subscribing you receive an e-mail in which you are requested to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is necessary, so that no-one can subscribe using the e-mail address of another person. Subscriptions to the newsletter are recorded, so that it is possible to furnish proof of the subscription process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the saving of the time of subscription and the time of confirmation, and the IP address. Modifications to those of your data that are stored with the shipping provider are also recorded.

Subscription data: to sign up for the newsletter, it is sufficient for you to provide your e-mail address.

The dispatch of the newsletter, and the measurement of the success associated with it, are carried out on the basis of consent of the recipient pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) and Art. 7 of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 (2) no. 3 of the Unfair Competition Act (UWG) or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 (3) of the UWG.

The subscription procedure is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests. Our interest is geared to the deployment of a secure, user-friendly newsletter system which not only serves our business interests, but also meets users’ expectations and enables us to provide proof of consent.

Termination / revocation: you can terminate receipt of our newsletter, i.e. revoke your consent, at any time. You will find a link for unsubscription to the newsletter at the end of each newsletter (unsubscribe to newsletter), or you can unsubscribe by e-mail to or the contact data provided in the site notice. We may store e-mail addresses which have been removed from the list for up to two years on the basis of our legitimate interests before deleting them, so as to be able to provide proof of consent that was given at the time. The processing of these data will be restricted to the purpose of possible defence against claims. An individual application for deletion is possible at any time, provided that when making the application, the applicant confirms that his or her consent was duly given.

Our newsletter service provider is Newsletter2go, click here for their data protection statement.

Rights of data subjects

In accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR you have the right to request confirmation of whether data concerning you are being processed and the right to information about those data, to further information and to a copy of the data.

In accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you if they are incomplete or the rectification of data concerning you if they are inaccurate.

In accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR you have the right to request that data concerning you be deleted without delay, or alternatively, as provided for in Art. 18 of the GDPR, that the processing of the data be restricted.

In accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR you have the right to request receipt of the data concerning you which you have made available to us, and to request that they be transmitted to other controllers.

Moreover, in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal

In accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR you have the right to revoke the consent you have given with future effect.

Right of objection

In accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR, you have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your own particular situation, to file an objection to the processing of your personal data as based on Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR for the safeguarding of legitimate interests.

If you file such an objection, we will not process your personal data any more unless we can provide evidence of compelling legitimate reasons for that processing such as outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the assertion, exercising or defence of legal claims. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

You can address the objection at any time informally to