Privacy policy

Dear visitors of,

as an information hub on the new data protection rules, we strive to set a good example by providing clear and transparent information on data processing on this website. However, there are still some questions regarding the concrete design of the General Data Protection Regulation, so this privacy policy should not be regarded as a standard. If you have any comments or suggestions for improving our privacy policy and data protection standards, please use the e-mail address The corresponding public PGP key can be found here.

This is what data we process and where we use cookies

We use cookies on this website. These are small text files that are stored locally on your device. Here you can find out which personal data is stored and how you can object to this.

1. Provision of website services
The website is provided by Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. and hosted by Hetzner Online GmbH. The host processes your IP address and stores it in an anonymised way in log files for seven days and we do not store it longer. Other data processed in log files are the date and time and the browser and operating system used when accessing the website. Backups are kept on the server for fourteen days with encryption. This data processing is automated and is necessary for the provision and security of the website and its improvement.

2. Data transfer to third parties when watching the videos
Important: Please note that your IP address is transferred to YouTube/Google when you view a YouTube video on this page. As an alternative, you can view each video in your browser and download it.

If you access offers from this website from third parties, for example after clicking on the link to the Twitter channel or the Facebook page of the project, the privacy policies of the respective provider, which we have no control over, apply. Despite the data transfers, we deliberately decided to use social networks to publicise the project and its contents. In order to sensitise consumers for possible data protection problems in such services, we deem it necessary to reach them on precisely these platforms. If you have any comments or suggestions for improving our privacy policy or standards, please use The corresponding public PGP key can be found here (and on common key servers).

3. Cookies in the browser game Data Clash
Data Clash uses cookies to save your score. An opt-out from this cookie use can be made at the beginning of the game. You decide for yourself whether you want to enter your name or pseudonym in the highscore list of the browser game Data Clash.

4. Contact via the website
If you contact Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. using this website, for example via e-mail, and provide personal data, this is a voluntary act on your part, with which you indicate that we may process this data. We do this only for the purpose of answering your question or receiving your feedback.

Your contacts for data protection queries

Your points of contact for data processing (the “controller” according to the General Data Protection Regulation) are the authorised representatives of the board of directors of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V.:

Benjamin Bergemann, Volker Grassmuck, Rüdiger Weis
Digitale Gesellschaft e. V.
Groninger Str. 7
13347 Berlin
+49 (0)30 45084018 (the corresponding public PGP key can be found here

You have the right of access regarding the processing of your personal data. You also have the right to rectification, erasure and to restrict the processing. Moreover, you have the right to object to the processing of your data, the right to data portability and the right to file a complaint if you suspect data protection violations. You will find explanations and sample letters on all these rights in this online offer, to which this privacy policy belongs.