Privacy Policy

I. Responsibility

Responsible in the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: 

GTR Foundation gGmbH,
Dircksenstraße 4, 10179 Berlin,


The management and further information about the company can be found in our imprint.

II. Legal Bases

We generally process your data – depending on the circumstances – on the basis of the following legal principles:

  • consent according to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR
  • pre-contractual measures, implementation of a contractual relationship according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR,
  • legal obligations, such as storage obligations according to Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR,
  • legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

III. Collection and Processing of Personal Data when Accessing our Website

For technical reasons, your internet browser automatically transfers data to our web server when you access our website. These are the date and time of access, URL of the referring website, accessed file, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system and your IP address.

The purpose of processing this data is to deliver the website to the user’s computer/browser and to ensure the functionality of the site and to optimize it for the respective user. Without processing the provision of the homepage would be technically impossible. These purposes also include the legitimate interest of GTR Foundation gGmbH in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The standard also constitutes the legal basis for the processing.The data will be deleted and thus no longer stored on our servers as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection, which is usually the case when your session ends. It is not possible for us to assign this data to a specific person.

IV. Processing of Personal Data when Contacting Us

If you contact us by E-Mail or using the contact form provided on our website, the data you provide (e.g. your E-Mail address, name or telephone number) will be stored by us. The communication of this information is voluntary and you will initiate it yourself.

With regard to transmitted data, Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR is the legal basis. If the purpose of the contact is the initiation of a pre-contractual measure, the legal basis for the processing is also Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

The processing of the transmitted data is only for the purpose of processing your request. The described purpose also includes the legitimate interest in the processing.If the purpose of your contact has been fulfilled, the data will be finally deleted as soon as possible, provided there are no legal retention periods or justified reasons to prevent deletion. In case of legal retention periods, the data will be deleted as soon as the respective periods end. 

V. Processing of Personal Data of Applicants

When you send us your application, we process the personal data you provide for the purpose of reviewing, processing and responding to your application and – if applicable – for establishing and implementing an employment relationship. The legal basis is Art. 6 (2) GDPR, Section 26 (1) of the Federal Data Protection Act.

Applicant data is usually deleted 6 months after completion of the application process, unless you have consented to storage beyond this.

VI. Links to other Websites

Our website contains links to websites of other providers. Responsibility for the content of external links lies solely with the operators of the linked pages. You should therefore always take note of the privacy policy of the other providers.

VII. Data Security

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties, considering the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, context and purpose of the data processing as well as the existing risks of data breaches. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

VIII. Your rights

You have the following rights, which you can assert against us:

  • Information about your personal data processed by us (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • right to correct and complete the personal data stored by us, depending on the purpose of the processing (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • right to restrict the processing of your personal data (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • right to delete your personal data (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • right to data portability of your personal data (Art. 20 GDPR),
  • right to object to the processing of your personal data (Art. 21 GDPR), and 
  • in case of consent, you have the right to revoke your consent with future effect at any time without giving reasons (Art. 7 GDPR).

To exercise your rights, you may contact us at any time using the contact details above. This also applies if you wish to receive copies of guarantees demonstrating an adequate level of data protection.

You may also complain to a supervisory authority. The authority responsible is the Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Berlin.

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