At Siemens Stiftung (hereinafter referred to as "Siemens Stiftung," "we" or "us,”) protecting personal data is important to us. Consequently, we conduct our business activities in compliance with applicable legal provisions on the protection of personal data and data security. This privacy information explains what information is collected when you visit and use our website and media portal and how we process, use and, in certain cases, disclose this information to third parties.

1. Personal data

We do not collect any personal data (for example, names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses) on our website or media portal, except where you voluntarily provide us with such data (for example, by registering or taking part in surveys), where you agree to such data collection, or where the corresponding legal provisions on the protection of your data allow us to do so.

We may also collect information on our website that cannot, on its own, be used to directly identify you. In certain cases – particularly when combined with other data – this information may nevertheless constitute "personal data" within the meaning of data protection law. We may also collect information on our website that does not identify you either directly or indirectly, such as aggregated information on all the users of our website.

2. Purpose

We use the personal data provided by you to respond to your inquiries or grant you access to specific information or offers, for example via the media portal of Siemens Stiftung (please see the additional information about the collection and use of personal data in connection with the use of the Siemens Stiftung media portal below).

In addition, we use personal data to analyze and modify the use of our services and projects and to keep you informed accordingly. We also conduct surveys to this end and may contact you to ask for your views (we always ask for your special prior permission to send you e-mails). We may also use personal data to assert and enforce our rights.

Right to object If you do not want us to use your personal data for the above purposes, you can inform us accordingly at any time, for example by sending an e-mail to Siemens Stiftung.

3. Communications data or usage data

If you access our website via telecommunication services, communications data (for example, the internet protocol address) and usage data (for example, data regarding the beginning and duration of use as well as the telecommunication services you use) are automatically generated by technical tools. They may allow inferences to personal data. If the collection, processing and use of your communication and utilization-related data are obligatorily required, they are subject to the legal provisions on data protection.

If you access our website, information may also occasionally be collected automatically (that is to say, not via the registration process) which is not assigned to a specific person (for example, the internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the website you last visited, the number of visits, the average time you spend on the website, the sites you have accessed). We use this information to identify the attractiveness of our website and to improve the performance and content.

4. Non-personal data collected automatically

If you visit one of our web pages, we may store information on your computer in the form of a "cookie," which will allow us to automatically recognize your computer when you visit us the next time. Cookies allow us to adapt our website content to your interests, for example, or to save your password so that you do not need to enter it every time. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, please set your internet browser to delete cookies from your hard drive, block all cookies or warn you before saving a cookie.

5. Children

Siemens Stiftung will not knowingly collect personal data from children without expressly pointing out that such data should only be transmitted with parental consent if required by applicable legal provisions. Generally, we will only use or disclose personal data of children to the extent permitted by law to obtain the legally required parental consent or to protect children.

6. Security

Siemens Stiftung will take technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against unintended or unlawful erasure, against alteration or loss and against unauthorized disclosure or access.

7. Your rights

You are entitled under the statutory provisions to (a) request information on what personal data we stored about you, (b) request the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the deletion of personal data except where we are obligated to retain such data, (c) request information on the parties to whom we may disclose your personal data and (d) withdraw at any time the consent you have previously given for the handling of your personal data.

Please direct such requests to the following address:

Postal address: Siemens Stiftung, Kaiserstrasse 16, 80801 Munich

E-mail address: info@siemens-stiftung.org

You may also contact our privacy officer at any time: karin.hagen@siemens-stiftung.org

Withdrawing your consent or deleting or blocking personal data may mean that we are unable to provide certain services and functions. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

If you have any questions or potential complaints, you can also contact the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA).

8. Storage

We store your personal data for as long as it is required to provide you with the services available on our website. In some cases, we may need to store your personal data for a specific period, e.g. for tax reasons or to comply with statutory retention periods. In such cases, we ensure that your personal data is treated in accordance with this privacy information at all times.

9. Links to other websites

The website of Siemens Stiftung contains links to other websites. Siemens Stiftung is not responsible for the data protection policies or the content of such other websites.

10. Changes

In the course of the enhancement of the internet, we will also continuously update our data protection policy. Changes will be published on this website in good time. You should therefore regularly review this site to keep informed about the current status of the data protection policy.

11. Privacy Statement for the use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. ("Google") on the Siemens Stiftung website https://www.siemens-stiftung.org. We do not use Google Analytics on the Siemens Stiftung media portal https://medienportal.siemens-stiftung.org.

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 normally be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, and you are located within an EU member state or another contracting state of the Treaty on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand. In exceptional cases only, your full address will 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 the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage 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 functions of this website. A further way of preventing web usage data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie from being transmitted to Google and processed there is to download and install this browser plugin: browser plugin.

In light of the current discussion about the use of analysis tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the "_anonymizeIp()" extension. This shortens IP addresses to prevent any direct association with specific persons.

You can block Google Analytics from saving your data by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

12. Additional details on the collection and use of personal data in connection with the use of the Siemens Stiftung media portal

You have the option to register for the members’ only area of the Siemens Stiftung media portal, for which the additional terms and conditions of this section apply. Use of the members’ only area of the media portal requires the collection, processing and use of personal data.

12.1 Use for a specific purpose

The personal data to be entered during registration (e.g. your first name and surname, name and address of your educational institution and other contact details) will be used by Siemens Stiftung solely for the purposes of identifying the user and ensuring that you are entitled to register.

We reserve the right to statistically evaluate anonymous datasets.

Siemens Stiftung will not use your personal data for any other purpose or disclose it to third parties for advertising purposes.

12.2. Compliance with legal provisions; deletion

Siemens Stiftung complies with all applicable provisions on data protection during the processing of your personal data in connection with the media portal including the provisions of the Telemedia Act.

Data collected or processed in connection with the registration is deleted or blocked in accordance with the statutory provisions. In particular, your data will be deleted when it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored or to comply with statutory retention periods. Siemens Stiftung will delete your personal data without delay when you terminate your relationship as a user.

You may request the closure of your account at any time in accordance with the terms and conditions of use of the Siemens Stiftung media portal. Please send your name, address, e-mail address [add more if applicable] to us at the following address medienportal@siemens-stiftung.org. We will delete your registration and all data associated with your account except where we are legally required to retain it; such retention may be required by tax law, for example. After deletion, you will no longer be able to access the members’ only section of the media portal.

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