About the TTR
The Think Tank Report examines the research of international think tanks and provides concise and accessible surveys of current issues and emerging trends in politics and society.
In each issue we present a selection of recent studies by leading think tanks and feature interviews with experts from a wide range of backgrounds. Taking a main topic as our guiding thread, we explore its various aspects and their relevance to political actors and society at large. Published by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the TTR provides a stage for other think tanks to showcase their diverse analyses and studies.
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1) General notes
We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. We endeavour to provide you with a wide-ranging online offer. Protecting your privacy when using our website is an important issue for us.
In the following we explain which data we collect and for what purpose.
Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (e.g. your first name, last name, address, telephone number and e-mail address etc.). Non-personal data are those data with which it is impossible to determine your actual identity.
I Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by associating it with an identifier such as a user name or membership number.
2) Responsible entity
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. is the responsible entity in terms of the data protection laws, in particular the EU Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
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3) Data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection in our company, please contact us:
– Data protection officer –
4) Collection of general information when visiting our website
Purpose and categories of data
When you access our website, general information is collected automatically (not through registration). The web servers used store by default
• your IP-address
• the web pages that you have visited in our service,
• the names of the retrieved files,
• the website from which you came to our services via a link,
• the date and time of the request,
• and your browser type, browser version and operating system.
The purpose of this processing is to assess the accessibility of our website from your device and the correct display of our website on your device or in your browser. We also use this data to optimise our website and to ensure the security of our systems. We do not evaluate this data for marketing purposes.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to present an optimized website and to enable communication between our server and your end device.
Duration of storage
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. After a period of three months at the latest. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
This data is stored in a log file on the server of our provider, which is used as a processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.
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This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:
a) Cookies which are technically required:
These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called Session-ID, with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. The session cookies are deleted when you log out of a logged in area or when you close the browser. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO forms the legal basis for this.
Our website uses the cookie of the consent management tool we use to obtain consent for the use of technically unnecessary cookies. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO forms the legal basis for this.
b) Cookies for analysis purposes:
The legal basis for this processing is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can give your consent by actively clicking on "Accept all" in our cookie banner, moving the slider for statistical analyses to the right or by giving your consent under "Cookie settings".
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6) Google Services
a) Integration of Google Maps
On our website we integrate Google Maps. This allows us to display maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. Google Maps is integrated via an interface ("API") to Google services.
The legal basis for the use is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.
You can give your consent by actively clicking on our cookie banner "Accept all", moving the slider for displaying embedded content to the right, actively clicking on the hidden content of the box or by giving your consent under "Cookie settings".
Only after consent has been granted does Google receive the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website.
Google may process personal data when you actively click on the maps. It cannot be excluded that Google may also transfer this data to a server in a third country.
b) Google Search Console
For the purpose of search engine optimization of our homepage we use Google Search Console. The Google Search Console is a free tool from Google, which allows webmasters to monitor and analyze their own websites.
When using Google Search Console, no personal user and tracking data is processed or transmitted to third parties, especially Google.
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7) Comment function
Purpose and categories of data
We offer you the opportunity to register on the website of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. by entering your personal data for the purpose of commenting on contributions. During registration, data is entered into an online registration form and transmitted to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
The categories of personal data processed include the following data: Email address, first name, last name, user name and password. The following data: the language you have chosen, your academic title and middle name, your date of birth and gender can be entered voluntarily.
The registration takes place within the context of a double opt-in procedure. In this context, we save the date, time and your IP address in order to be able to document the proof of consent and logout.
When your comment is published, the email address you provide will be saved but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.
The time of writing of your comment and the user name you have previously chosen will also be saved. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.
By registering for the comment function, you give your consent to the processing of your data (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
Duration of storage
The comment will be stored and displayed as long as the commented post is online on our website, unless you delete the comment before. If you have not logged in for more than two years, your account will be deleted and your posts will be made anonymous.
The recipient of your comments is the public, potentially anyone who has registered for the comment function and is logged in. Your registration data will be stored on the server of our provider, which is used as an order processor on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of an order processing contract according to Art. 28 DSGVO.
8) Newsletter and invitations to information events
The purpose of processing your data is to be able to send you our newsletter properly and to be able to document the proof of consent and cancellation.
Legal basis and data categories
On the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will regularly send you our newsletter by email. For this we need your email address. Your first name and surname, as well as your address, title, employer and function can be entered voluntarily.
By registering for the comment function, you give your consent to the processing of your data by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
To obtain consent, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure to avoid sending our newsletter to people who have not requested it. In this context, we save the date, time and your IP address in order to be able to document the proof of consent and logout. In addition, we will also measure your click and opening behaviour to provide you with the best possible offer for our newsletter dispatch.
Duration of storage
The data collected during registration ( email address and voluntary information) will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. This is the case after a cancellation of the newsletter or a withdrawal of your consent.
You can withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter and information and invitations to events at any time, for example by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in each invitation or by sending an email to email@example.com.
For the dispatch of the newsletter we use a newsletter service provider who is employed as a contract processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of a contract processing agreement in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.
b) Invitations to information meetings
ZThe purpose of processing your data is to be able to properly send you information and invitations to events and to document proof of consent and cancellation.
Legal basis and data categories
Our website gives you the possibility to register for events. As part of the registration procedure, you can give us your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO to receive information and invitations to our events. In this context, we process your email address, your last name and first name and, if applicable, your main areas of interest.
Storage period and your rights
You can withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter and information and invitations to events at any time, for example by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in each invitation or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the revocation of your consent, we will no longer process your data for this purpose.
For sending out invitations to information events, we use a newsletter service provider who is employed as a commissioned processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of a commissioned processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.
9) Publication of image, sound and video recordings
On our website we publish picture, sound and video recordings of events organized and carried out by us and our partners. The image/video or sound recordings serve the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. as documentation, information, advertising and illustrative material.
Insofar as you have given us written permission to publish image/video and sound recordings, the legality of this processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
If it is not possible to obtain written consent for organisational reasons (e.g. due to the large number of participants), the participants will be informed in writing in the invitations prior to the event about the production and publication of image/video and sound recordings. In addition, signs with corresponding information will be posted in the event rooms. In this case our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO are the legal basis for the processing.
Duration of storage
The image/video and sound recordings are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection.The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. This is the case after an objection to the processing or a withdrawal of your consent.
The image/video or sound recordings can be accessed on the Internet by any individual. Despite all technical precautions, it cannot be ruled out that such persons may continue to use the image/video or sound recordings or pass them on to other persons.
The published image/video or sound recordings are stored on the server of our provider, which is used as a processor on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and on the basis of an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.
10) Social networks
In order to make our offer more attractive for you, we integrate so-called sharing buttons on our website, i.e. buttons for sharing content on certain social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Xing, LinkedIn). These buttons are marked with the logo of the respective platform.
The transmission of your personal data to the providers of the respective platform takes place only with your explicit consent in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the DSGVO.
During normal access to our website, no personal data is transmitted to the providers of the social networks. Only by activating (clicking) the "Share" button below or next to the respective contribution on our site will a connection be established to the platform selected by you. With the second click on the logo of the respective platform you can share the contribution.
The owners of social media portals can comprehensively analyse your data when you visit their websites. A click on the "Share" button therefore means that you give your consent to this transfer of data. Even with users who do not have an account with the respective provider, the data is transmitted. In any case, this data includes your IP address.
Further information on the purpose and scope of data processing by the respective medium as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the corresponding notes of the relevant social network:
• Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA):
• Linkedin (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland):
• Xing (New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland):
11) Integration of MyFonts Counter (external font)
Purpose and data categories
The legal basis for the processing of data when using MyFonts is Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO.
Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination
The anonymised data is stored in encrypted log files for 30 days at MyFonts Inc. and then deleted.
Data may be passed on by activating Java Script code in your browser. To prevent the execution of Java Script code from MyFonts altogether, you can install a Java Script blocker (e.g. www.noscript.net).
12) External links
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. as content provider according to § 7 para.1 Telemedia Act is responsible for its "own content", which it provides for use, according to the general laws. These own contents are to be distinguished from cross-references ("links") to contents provided by other providers. Through the cross-reference, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. provides "external content" for use, which is identified in this way:
"Links" are always "living" (dynamic) references. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. has checked the external content when the link was first established to determine whether it might give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, it does not constantly check the contents to which it refers in its offer for changes that could newly establish responsibility. If it determines or is informed by others that a concrete offer to which it has provided a link triggers civil or criminal liability, it will remove the reference to this offer.
13) Rights of individuals
If the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. processes your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO. You are entitled to the following rights of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., as the responsible person.
If you wish to exercise your rights, please send a message to our data protection officer by email to email@example.com or by mail to Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Klingelhöferstraße 23, 10785 Berlin.
a) Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO)
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
Revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
b) Right of objection (Art. 21 DSGVO)
In accordance with Art. 21DSGVO, you have the right to object if we base the processing of personal data on our legitimate interest or a legitimate interest of a third party in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO:
NAccording to Art. 21DSGVO you have the right to object to the processing of personal data at any time. We then no longer process the personal data for purposes of direct marketing or related profiling.
We do not process your personal data for other purposes after an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. Here you must give reasons for the objection based on your particular situation.
The lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to the objection is not affected by the objection.
c) Right of the data subject to information (Art. 15 DSGVO)
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether data relating to your person is being processed by us.
If such processing exists, you have the right to obtain information about which data concerning you are processed by us and how.
d) Right of rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)
If your personal data is incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to ask for it to be corrected or completed.
e) Right of deletion (Art. 17 DSGVO)
You can request the deletion of your personal data from us if the requirements of Art. 17 DSGVO are fulfilled. Your right to deletion depends, for example, on whether your data are still necessary to fulfil a legal obligation or for the purposes for which they were processed.
f) Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 DSGVO)
If we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to, among other things, legal obligations, you may, under the conditions set out in Art. 18 DSGVO, request restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you.
You are entitled to have the processing restricted, for example, if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.
g) Right to data transferability(Art. 20 DSGVO)
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format.
However, this right must not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
h) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO)
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right at any time to submit a complaint to the supervisory authority responsible for you.
Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the Federal State of your residence, your work or the suspected violation. A list of the supervisory authorities with addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Home/home_node.html
14) Adaptation of the data protection notices
We will adapt this data protection notice to new requirements from time to time if this is necessary due to changes in applicable law or technological development.
Status: April 2021
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