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Privacy Policy

General information

The protection of your personal data is very important to Deutsche Telekom AG, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 140, 53113 Bonn, Germany. It is important to us to inform you about the personal information we collect during your visits to our websites, how we use this information and what choices you have in relation to our use.

1. Where can I find the information that is important for me?

This privacy notice summarizes the points that apply to the processing of your data in this web portal by Deutsche Telekom AG.
For more information, also on data protection in specific products, please go to and

2. Who is responsible for our data processing? Who is my contact at Deutsche Telekom if I have questions about privacy?

The responsible party with regard to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and further national data protection laws of the EU Member States, as well as other data protection regulations:

Deutsche Telekom AG
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 140
53113 Bonn

Deutsche Telekom AG is the service provider of the internet site and therefore also responsible for data collection.

The initiative and the digital platform,, are being implemented in collaboration with the Didactic Innovations GmbH. The data are processed under the data management order by:

Initiative 1001 TRUTH
c/o Didactic Innovations GmbH
Am Römerkastell 4, 66121 Saarbrücken, Germany

If you have questions, you can contact the data protection officer who is responsible for data protection at the initiative:

Initiative 1001 TRUTH
c/o Didactic Innovations GmbH
Department of data protection
Am Römerkastell 4, 66121 Saarbrücken, Germany

3. What are my data rights

You have the right
a) to request information on the categories of processed data, processing purposes, possible recipients of the data, the planned storage period (Art. 15 GDPR);

b) to request correction or addition of inaccurate or incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR);

c) to revoke consent at any time with future effect (Art. 7 para 3 GDPR);

d) to refuse data processing, which takes place on the basis of a legitimate interest, for reasons arising from your particular situation (Art. 21 para.1 GDPR);

e) to demand the deletion of data in certain cases in the context of Art. 17 of the GDPR – especially when the data are no longer required for the intended purpose or unlawfully processed, or you have revoked consent according to (c) above or have declared an opposition in accordance with (d) above;

f) to require under certain conditions the limitation of data, insofar as such deletion is not possible or the obligation to delete is in dispute (Art. 18 GDPR);

g) to demand data portability, i.e. you can receive the data that you have provided to us in the form of a standard machine-readable format such as CSV and if necessary submit to others (Art. 20 GDPR);

h) to lodge a complaint to the authorities about the data processing (Art. 77 GDPR) (for Deutsche Telekom AG: Land Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia).

4. Who does Deutsche Telekom pass my data on to?

To data processors, these are companies that we hire within the predefined framework of the processing of data, Art. 28 GDPR (service provider, agents). Deutsche Telekom AG remains responsible in this case for the protection of your data. We hire companies in particular in the following areas: IT, sales, marketing, finance, consulting, customer service, human resources, logistics, print.

Due to legal obligations: In certain cases, we are legally obliged to transmit data to a requesting state authority.

5. Where are my data processed?

Your data will principally be processed in Germany and in other European countries.

Insofar as processing of your data in exceptional cases is transferred to countries outside the European Union (i.e. to so-called third countries), this will be done only with your express consent or is required for us to fulfill our services to you or it is provided by law (Art. 49 GDPR). Additionally, any processing of your data that occurs in third countries shall only take place, insofar as is ensured through specific measures, that an adequate level of data protection exists (e.g. the EU Commission’s adequacy determination or so-called appropriate safeguards, Art. 44ff. GDPR).

6. What data are collected and how are they used and how long are they stored?

a) Provision of the website and creation of log files
With each visit to our website our system automatically captures data and information from the system of accessing computer.

The following data are collected for this:

(1) information about the type of browser and version being used
(2) the user’s operating system
(3) the user’s internet service provider
(4) the IP address of the user
(5) date and time of access
(6) websites via which the user’s system access our internet page
(7) websites to which the user’s system gains access via our internet page

The log files contain IP addresses or other data that could enable attribution to the user. This could be the case, for instance, if personal data is contained within the link to the website from which the user gains access to the internet page or the link to the website that the user visits via our internet page.

The data are also stored in the log files of our system. Storage of this data along with other personal data of the user does not take place.

Purpose of the data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

It is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serve to optimize the site and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An analysis of data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Duration of storage
The data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of their collection. In the case of the collection of data to allow access to the website, this is the case when that session is finished.

In the case of storage of the data in log files, this is the case no later than seven days. Storage for longer periods is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of users are anonymized so that attribution to the current client is no longer possible.

7. Social Network Plugins

At this website we use buttons for social media networks (Facebook Like button, Google +1, Twitter button) that you can use to recommend our website and to make our platform known (Art. 6 para 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR).

To ensure you retain full control of the data, the used buttons provide direct contact between the respective social network and the visitor only once you actively click on the button (one-click solution).
When the social media plug-in is activated (Art. 6 (1) a GDPR), the following data can be forwarded to the social media provider: IP address, browser information, operating system, screen resolution, installed browser plug-ins (such as Adobe Flash Player), previous website if you followed a link (referrer), URL of the current website, etc…

The next time you visit the website, the social media plug-ins are again provided in the default disabled mode, thus ensuring that no data is transferred during a repeat visit to the website.
Further information on social media plug-ins is available at:

a) Youtube
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.  If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is then informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under

b) Twitter
This website uses buttons for the Twitter service which is offered by Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA). These plugins can be identified by terms such as ‘Twitter’, ‘tweet’ and/or the Twitter logo. They make it possible, among other things, to share a comment or a page of this website via Twitter. When you visit a website which contains such a button, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The content of the Twitter button is transferred directly from Twitter to your browser. We therefore have no influence over the scope of the data collected by Twitter via this plugin, and can only provide information on this to you to the best of our knowledge. Log data (for example, the user’s IP address and previously visited websites, etc.) are transferred to Twitter. For more information, please review the Twitter privacy policy:

8. Is my usage behavior evaluated, e.g. for advertising, tracking or fraud prevention?

a) Use of Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser be identified even after a page change. The following data are stored in the cookies and transmitted:

(1) session key
(2) privacy policy accepted

We also use cookies on our website which enable an analysis of the user’s online behavior. (see sections 8d and 8e: webtracking).

The user data collected in this way is anonymized with technical precautionary measures. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the user. The data will not be stored together with the same user’s other personal data.

When you visit our website, an information banner informs you about the use of cookies and refers you to this data protection statement. In this context, there is also a note on how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

Purpose of data processing
The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For such functions, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our offer. (see sections 8d and 8e: webtracking)

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and Elimination
Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our website. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website.

You can read more information about cookies and the individual providers on the or

There you also have the opportunity to object to usage-based online advertising by individual companies or by all companies at

We have voluntarily submitted to the self-regulation of the German Data Protection Council Online Advertising (DDOW).

b) Measurement pixels
Measurement pixels are simply images measuring 1×1 pixels. They are transparent or are the same color as the background, making them invisible. If a website is opened that contains a measurement pixel, this small image is then downloaded from the provider’s server on the Internet and the download is recorded on the server. This way the process provider can see when and how many users requested this measurement pixel or visited a website. The provider can also see whether JavaScript is enabled or not in the browser. If JavaScript is enabled, additional information such as browser information, operating system or screen resolution can be recorded. This function is normally executed by calling JavaScript; nonetheless the term measurement pixel is still used.

c) JavaScript
JavaScripts are used to call the application and to transfer the collected parameters to the particular service provider/measurement pixel provider.

d) Webtracking with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Google Analytics Opt-Out
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Opt-Out Cookie Google Analytics.

e) Webtracking with Webtrekk

This website uses “Webtrekk Analytics”, which is a product published by Webtrekk GmbH, Robert-Koch-Platz4, 10115 Berlin, used to collect statistical data regarding this web service and to optimize the service accordingly. It is a statistics program which makes an anonymous record of usage. Using Webtrekk Analytics enables us to undertake an anonymous analysis of user behavior by collecting and analyzing information transmitted from your browser. None of the analyses relate to people and they are conducted anonymously, i.e. personal identification features are replaced by an indicator for this purpose, making it impossible, or at least extremely difficult, for the person concerned to be identified. The IP address is thus anonymized immediately after processing and prior to being saved. The use of Webtrekk Analytics also involves the installation of cookies. You can opt out of future data collection and storage by Webtrekk Analytics at any time. To do this, please follow this link:
Once the link is confirmed, an opt-out cookie is installed on your data medium. Please note that deleting all cookies on your device will also delete this opt-out cookie, i.e. if you want to continue to opt out of anonymized data collection by Webtrekk Analytics, you will need to re-install the opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie is installed for each browser and computer. If you visit our website from your home and workplace or if you use different browsers, you will need to enable the opt-out cookie in the various browsers and/or on the various computers that you use.


Last revised:  July 16, 2018