Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Dezernat Zukunft e.V. makes no guarantee for the actuality, correctness, or completeness of the information provided on our website. Liability claims made against the author on the basis of material or intellectual damages attributed to the use or absence of use of the supplied information are ruled out as a consequence, provided no evidence of deliberate or extreme carelessness on part of the author can be provided.

The contents of our website are put together with as much care as possible. However, Dezernat Zukunft makes no guarantee for the actuality, correctness, or completeness of the information provided therein. Use of the contents of the website is at the users own risk. Named contributions reflect the opinion of the author, not that of the organisation which operates the website. The mere use of the website does not create a contractual relationship between the user and the organisation which operates the website. All offers are not legally binding and subject to change without notice. Dezernat Zukunft reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the website, as well as to remove the publications or entire offering, without prior notice.

References and Links

In the case of direct or indirect references to external websites ("hyperlinks"), which lie outside the area of responsibility of the author, legal liability would only come into force if the author or the authoress has knowledge of the contents and it would be both technically possible and reasonable for them to prevent the use in the case of illegal contents. Dezernat Zukunft hereby expressly declares that no illegal contents were present on the linked websites at the time of the links’ inclusion. The authors have no influence over the current or future contents, design or copyright of the linked sites. As a consequence of this, the author hereby explicitly distances themselves from any and all contents of the linked sites which have been altered after the links were included in the authors’ piece. This observation counts for all the links included on our website, as well as for third-party discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists included by the authors, and for all forms of databases which can be externally altered. The liability for the illegal, factually incorrect or incomplete content or websites and especially any damages which are the result thereof lies alone with the publishers of the linked sites, not the author who has merely linked to them in their publication.

Creative Commons/ Copyright- and Trademark Law

Dezernat Zukunft e.V. makes every effort to respect the copyright on every image, graphic, audio and video file, and text document, use self-produced images, graphics, audio and video files, and text documents or make use of license-free images, graphics, audio and video files, and text documents. All brands and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offer and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners or owners.


The content of this website is licensed under the CC BY-NC 4.0

Data Privacy

As the purveyors of this website we are legally obligated to inform you about the purpose, scope, sourcing and usage of your personal data. The aim of this declaration is to set you at ease and give you a good feeling when using our website. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask.

Name and Contact Information of the Person Responsible

Dr. Maximilian Krahé (chairman of the association) is responsible for the processing of any and all personal data. You can contact him at Max.Krahe@dezernatzukunft.org

Processing and use of personal data

On visiting our website data is collected which can be personal in nature. With each instance of visiting the site the following data is saved:

  • IP-address
  • Operating System of the device being used
  • Browser being used
  • Names of the files which you accessed
  • Place, date, and time as well as the duration which files are accessed for as well total time on the website
  • Source/Link which takes you to our website
  • Language settings from the device being used

This data is used to display the website correctly and for statistical insight. The legal basis for this usage is your consent following Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.

If there are options which allow for the provision of personal information (for example email address, name or address) then the provision of such data on the part of the user is expressly done with the users’ consent. The usage of all provided services is- in so far as technically possible and feasible- also allowed without the supply of such data, that is to such anonymised data and a pseudonym.

The use of postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses published in the context of the Impressum or similar statements for the sending of information by third parties not specifically requested is prohibited. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of letters and so-called spam mails in the event of violations of this prohibition.

This website uses cookies for a pseudonymized measurement of reach, which are transferred to the user's browser either from our server or the server of a third party. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.

If you do not wish for such cookies to be stored on your device you can object to the use of the files here:

Commonly used browsers also offer the possibility to reject cookies. Note: use of all the sites features without restrictions is not permitted should you choose to activate said browser settings.

Collection, processing and use of personal data when donating

When you make a donation, we collect and use your personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfil and process your donation and, if applicable, to process your inquiries. The provision of the data is necessary for the processing of the donation process. Failure to provide it will result in your donation not being received. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO and is necessary for the processing of the donation. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partner twingle, which we need to process the donation, or service providers we use in the context of order processing. In addition to the recipients named in the respective clauses of this privacy policy, these are, for example, recipients of the following categories: Payment service providers, service providers for sending the donation receipt. In all cases, we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of the data transfer is limited to a minimum. You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.

Privacy policy for the use of MailChimp

Dezernat Zukunft uses MailChimp, an American provider of mailing solutions based in Atlanta under The Rocket Science Group, LLC (postal address: MailChimp Privacy Department, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, Georgia 30308, USA). The email addresses are treated confidentially by Dezernat Zukunft and are only available to us. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to receive messages from Dezernat Zukunft. Please note that if you sign up for the newsletter, you will need to confirm your email address before you receive the newsletter. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to a transfer of your data (email and IP address) to the USA and processing on servers of The Rocket Science Group, LLC. MailChimp allows the analysis of opening and usage data of newsletters. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree that you have taken note of and accepted such an analysis (e.g. if the email was opened, a link was clicked, etc.). With the exception of MailChimp, we never share your data with third parties. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time. Your data will also be deleted from the MailChimp server. Please also read the privacy policy of MailChimp.

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins

Dezernat Zukunft uses plugins from the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here. When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the site, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy. If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Functions of the service provided by Twitter are integrated on our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc. (1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). By using Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the web pages you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the site, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information, please refer to privacy policy of Twitter.

Privacy policy for the use of LinkedIn

Functions of the LinkedIn service are integrated on our sites. LinkedIn is a service of the LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).

Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the "Recommend Button" and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. Details on data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights and setting options can be found in the privacy notices of LinkedIn. You can find this information here.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics 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 will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, in the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. 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. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Here you can find more information about the use of data by Google Inc:

Privacy policy for the use of the donation form of twingle

This website uses the donation form of twingle GmbH, Prinzenallee 74, 13357 Berlin. For this donation form, twingle GmbH provides the technical platform for the donation process. The data you enter when making a donation (e.g. address, bank details, etc.) are stored by twingle on servers in Germany solely for the purpose of processing the donation. We have concluded an order data processing contract with twingle and fully implement the strict requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the German data protection authorities when using twingle's donation form. The transfer of your data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.

Use of Matomo

In the donation form from twingle, data is collected and stored using the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo") on the basis of twingle's legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization purposes pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Pseudonymized usage profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor's Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) is processed on twingle servers. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, then you can object to the storage and use here at any time. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser, which means that Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo for its own analysis.

With the help of Matomo, we are able to collect and analyse data about the use of our website by website visitors. This enables us to find out, among other things, when which page views were made and from which region they come. We also collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browsers and operating systems used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks etc.). The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 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) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Further rights of the user

As a user, you also have the right to receive, upon request and free of charge, information about what personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to have incorrect data corrected and to have processing restricted or deleted of your personal data. If applicable, you may also exercise your right to data portability. If you believe that your data has been processed unlawfully, you may lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Existence of a right of access to the data, rectification, erasure or restriction of processing or a right to object to processing and the right to data portability.

Every person has the right to information about the data processed about him or her, to rectification of such data, to erasure of such data and a right to restriction of processing. In addition, the person has the right to object to the processing of the data and to data portability.

When processing relies on consent (Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. a) DSGVO: the existence of right of withdrawal

If processing relies on consent, everybody has a right to withdraw that consent. Exercising this right does not diminish the legality of any processing done before the withdrawal.

Right of appeal to regulatory agencies

In accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO a right to appeal with a regulatory agency exists. In Germany this is the Bundesbeauftrage für Datenschutz und Informationsicherheit.

Sources: DSGVO as well as templates from Haftungsauschluss.org, Deutsches Ehrenamt, twingle GMBH and datenschutz.org