Privacy Policy

Overview of data protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously, ensuring it above and beyond legal requirements. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations in this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to ensure complete protection of your data from third-party access.

  • Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin, Friedrichstr. 194, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: 030-467 26 0901

  • Acquisition and processing of personal data

Personal data shall be collected, processed, used and/or stored in accordance with the provisions of the current Data Protection Act and other statutory regulations, e.g. when registering for an event, receiving our newsletter, filling out a survey or applying to our institute. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (with respect to recital 47).

Other data are collected automatically by our provider when you visit our website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. For further information please see topic “Server log files” below. For further information please see topic “Server log files” below.

  • SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content you send to us as website operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from http:// to https:// and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

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

Data collection on our website

  • Server log files

When you click on our website, the following information is automatically sent to our website’s server by the browser on your device, temporarily stored and then automatically deleted:

  • browser type and browser version
  • used operating system
  • referrer URL (website from which access is made)
  • date and time of access
  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • name and URL of the requested file

The IP address and browser ID are stored anonymously, so that no conclusions can be drawn about individual users.

The data are collected to ensure that the website functions accurately and to evaluate the security and stability of the system.

These data are not merged with other data sources. The basis for data processing is our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR and Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or pre-contractual measures.

  • Cookies

When using our website no cookies are set which would allow us to identify you.

  • Analyze Tools

We use web analysis systems on this website, intended to measure and analyze visits to our website. The analyses are anonymous and cookies are not used. Your surfing behavior cannot be tracked.

We process these data only for internal statistical analysis and based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interests or those of a third party.

  • Social Media Plug-ins

       Twitter Plug-in

The Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin has a Twitter account. This can also be accessed through our website by clicking on the Twitter icon. We do not, however, use a Twitter plug-in, just a simple link that does not set cookies and therefore does not send any data to us or Twitter.

  • Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

When you call up a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy at

  • Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other homepages. We cannot control to what extent linked websites comply with the applicable data protection provisions. We, therefore, recommend that for other providers’ data protection policies, you refer to the information given on their respective websites.

Handling contact information

If you contact us as a website operator through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent.

When registering for an event

When processing applications for an event, the Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin will collect, process, use and/or store personal data, in particular your name, employer, address, telephone number or e-mail address which you send us either by e-mail or via our contact or registration form, within the framework of applicable data protection and data security laws.

It is necessary to log the applications in order to have proof of proper registration. To do this, we save the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address of the user as part of the registration process.

  • Notes on Photographs

As part of our events in which we ourselves act as an organizer or in which we are involved as a cooperation partner, we reserve the right to create, process and distribute visual and audio recordings of speakers, participants and guests for the purposes of public relations and publicity work. This refers to materials both in the connection with the electronic event and at the venue, as appropriate.

The relevant legal basis is Article 6, Para. 1 (f) GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation). It is our legitimate interest to provide information about the content of the events as part of our public relations work and to draw attention to similar events, the subject matter and the work of the institute, in order to be able to participate effectively in forming public opinion. This takes place for example in the form of articles and photo galleries on our websites, on the websites of our cooperation partners, in our newsletter and in event-related publications. Furthermore, visual and audio recordings are also used to present our services via Twitter and LinkedIn social media channels.

The visual and sound recordings produced in connection with our public events are also passed on to media representatives of newspapers, broadcasters and online editorial staff for editorial reporting, as part of our press work. We also provide visual and audio material for individual follow-up reporting to partner companies, organizations and institutions participating in a given event.

A description of your rights as a participant in our events can be found below in the paragraph of this Privacy Policy headed “Your rights as a user”.

  • Contact for Press and Events Participants

The Public Relations and Communications Department is responsible for the creation, storage and processing of visual and sound recordings and can be contacted as follows:

Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin
Public Relations and Communications Department
Friedrichstr. 194, 10117 Berlin
Tel.: [+49] 30-467 26 09 05

When registering to receive our newsletter

You will receive our newsletter at your own request or based on our legitimate interests in providing our services in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

In order to be able to send you our newsletter, we need at least one valid e-mail address from you, if necessary and on a voluntary basis your name, employer and address. Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for sending the newsletters and, if necessary, for sending invitations to selected events.

The data are processed based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. You may object at any time to the storage of data, the e-mail address and its use for sending newsletters and, if necessary, for sending invitations to selected events. The legality of previously completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time with future effect, by e-mail to or by post (Jacques Delors Institute – Berlin, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin.)

There is a further cancellation option at the end of each newsletter.

The data we have on file for the purpose of the newsletter subscription will be stored by us until removed from the newsletter, and deleted after cancellation of the newsletter.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • this is legally permissible and necessary for the settlement of contractual relationships with you (in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) such as to service providers assigned by us to process services or carry out events, or
  • you have given us your express consent (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR), or
  • disclosure for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims is required and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest warranting protection relating to the non-disclosure of your data (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), or
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 (e) of the GDPR)

Your user rights

  • Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. ( The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, as long as there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing. In both cases, we will implement your right to object without specifying a particular situation. It is sufficient to send us an informal message by email (

  • Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time if you have further questions on the topic of personal data (via Email:; or phone: 030-467 26 0901)

  • Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is registered: Berlin.

A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Amendments of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time with effect for the future. Amendments will be made e.g. in case of technical adjustments on our website or changes of the data protection laws. We always publish the most recent version of our Privacy Policy stating the date of amendments. We recommend obtaining information on any changes of this Privacy Policy on a regular basis.

This Privacy Policy was last revised in: October 2018