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cdw Stiftung gGmbH appreciates your visit to our website and your interest in our organization and work. The protection of your personal data is important to us. We would therefore like to inform you in the text below of when we collect personal data, which personal data we collect and how we use it.

We take your data protection very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with statutory provisions. Since new technologies and the constant ongoing development of this website may result in changes to this privacy policy, we recommend that you reread the privacy policy at regular intervals.

I. General information

Personal data

The subject of data protection is personal data. This includes information which serves to personally identify you and which can be traced back to you (e.g., name, address, telephone number, e-mail address). A definition of the term can be found in Art. 4 GDPR.


Categories of data processed

Some data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g., Internet browser, operating system or time of the page view). This data is recorded automatically when you visit our website.

The transfer of personal data, which you communicate to us in the context of a voluntary establishment of contact (e.g., a request for funding), takes place expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent. Personal data provided within the scope of establishing contact is used exclusively for the processing of inquiries. For this purpose, it will be stored electronically to the extent necessary. The data will not be used for any other purpose without your express consent.


Purposes of the processing

cdw Stiftung gGmbH uses your personal data for purposes of technical administration of our website and for communication with you. For example, we use the personal data provided by you to guarantee the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.

Any consent may be revoked at any time with future effect. Please contact regarding this.


II. Data recording on our website


In some instances, our website uses so-called “cookies.” A cookie is a small file that the website stores on your hard drive. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after you leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed on your device, to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.


Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. This information comprises:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of the website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.


Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by the cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, prior to its transmission to the United States your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of this website, to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser will not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent.

Moreover, you have the option to prevent the transfer of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at:


III. Plug-ins and tools

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this website are uniform, this website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google. When you access a page on our website, your browser will load the required fonts into your browser cache to correctly display text and fonts.

To do this, the browser you use will have to establish a connection with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on our interest in presenting our online content in a uniform and appealing way.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font installed on your computer will be used.For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at:


IV. Safety and security

cdw Stiftung gGmbH implements technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful deletion, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet may be susceptible to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.


SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


V. Your rights

According to Article 12–23 of the GDPR, you as a data subject are entitled to the following rights vis-à-vis cdw Stiftung gGmbH:

Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR): You have the right to receive information about your archived personal data at any time. This information includes, but is not limited to, the categories of data we process, the purposes for which we process them, the origin of the data if we did not collect it directly from you and the recipients to whom we may have transferred your data.

Right of rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of your personal data. We will take reasonable measures to keep the information we hold about you and process accurate, complete and current based on the most current information available to us.

Right of erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your data, provided that the corresponding legal requirements apply. According to Art. 17 GDPR, this may be the case, for example, if

  • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
  • You withdraw your consent and there is no other legal ground for the processing;
  • You object to the processing of your data and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing;
  • The personal data has been unlawfully processed.

Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR): You have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing your personal data, if

  • You contest the accuracy of the personal data for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
  • We no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • You have objected to processing pending verification of whether our legitimate grounds override yours.

Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transmit those data to another controller if processing is carried out by automated means. Where technically feasible, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another.

Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR): You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data, provided that the data processing is based on your consent or on our legitimate interests or those of a third party. In this case we shall no longer process your personal data. The latter does not apply if we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms or if we need your data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

In case you wish a correction, blocking or deletion of or information about the personal data stored about your person; if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data; or if you wish to revoke your consent, please contact the following e-mail address:

In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile or place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.


VI. Responsible party

Data processing on this website is performed by cdw Stiftung gGmbH, the website operator. The contact details are as follows:

cdw Stiftung gGmbH

Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 104

34119 Kassel (Germany)

+49 561 766 44 20


This privacy policy does not apply to pages of other providers to which you will find links on our pages.


Last update: 11.09.2018