The Siemens Stiftung about data protection

The protection of personal data is an important matter for us. Consequently, we conduct our business activities in compliance with applicable legal provisions on the protection of personal data and data security. The information outlined below will help you understand how we collect data, how we handle such data and to whom we make it available, if required.

General information

1. Personal data

We do not collect any personal data (for example, names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses) on our website, unless you voluntarily provide us with such data (for example, by registering or taking part in surveys and votings), you have generally agreed on it, or if the corresponding legal provisions on the protection of your data allow the use of such data.

2. Purpose

We use the personal data provided by you to respond to your inquiries or grant you access to specific information or offers.

Furthermore, it may be required

  • that we store and process your personal data in order to be able to better address your requirements or to improve our offers; or
  • that we (or a third party by our order) use the personal data to inform you about the offers of the Siemens Stiftung or conduct online surveys in order to better comply with the responsibilities and challenges of our users.

Of course, we will process your data only for such purposes if you have given us your consent or if applicable regulations permit such processing. In addition, if you do not wish to provide your personal data for the purposes mentioned above, in particular to improve our offer we will be happy to comply with your request if you have notified us, e.g. by sending an e-mail to Siemens Stiftung.

We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market them in any other way.

3. Use for a specific purpose

The Siemens Stiftung will only collect, process and use the personal data provided by you online for the purposes which you were explicitly notified about within the scope of this data protection advice, except when the collection, processing or use of such data

  • is made for another purpose which is in direct connection with the initial purpose for which the personal data had been collected,
  • is required to prepare, negotiate and fulfil the contract concluded with you,
  • is required due to legal obligations or official or judicial order,
  • is required to constitute or to protect legal claims or to avert claims, or
  • is required to avoid misuse or any illegal activity (for example, deliberate attacks on the systems of the Siemens Stiftung) in order to ensure data security

4. Communication-related or utilization-related data

If you access our website via telecommunication services, the communication-related data (for example, the internet protocol address) and utilization-related 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.

5. Non-personal data collected automatically

If you access our website, information may 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.

6. “Cookies” - Information automatically stored on your computer

If you visit one of our websites 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” enable us, for example, to adapt our website to better match your interests or store your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time you log in. In case you do not want us to recognize your computer, please change the settings of your internet browser in a way that your system will delete the cookies from the hard disk of your computer, block all cookies or send a warning before a cookie is stored.

7. Google Remarketing and Right to Opt-out

The Siemens Stiftung uses Google as a third-party service provider to display advertisements (banners or videos) on our behalf across the internet. Google may collect information about your visits to our website and your interactions on our website, as well as your visits to other websites. Such information does not include your name, address, e-mail address but may contain browser-related information. The information is collected through the use of cookies and other related technologies.

You can find more information about Goggle's re-marketing practices here. If you want to prevent Google from setting cookies and collecting data for behavioral advertising, you may deactivate this setting by visiting this page or this page. Please note that Google is storing data on the servers in the USA. Google participates in the US - EU Safe Harbor framework to provide an adequate level of protection of Personal Information processed in the USA.

8. Children

The Siemens Stiftung will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting 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. The term “child/children“ takes nationally applicable legal provisions and cultural practices into consideration.

9. Security

The Siemens Stiftung will take technical and organisational safety measures to protect your personal data against unintentional or illegal deletion, against changes or loss and against unauthorized disclosing or unauthorized access.

10. Links to other web sites

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

11. Questions and comments

The Siemens Stiftung will respond to all adequate inquiries to view and, if necessary, correct, complete or delete personal data. If you have questions or comments regarding this data protection policy (for example, if you wish to view and update your personal data), please click “contact” and send us your questions and suggestions. In the course of the enhancement of the internet, we will also continuously adapt our data protection policy. Changes will be published on this website on time. You should therefore regularly access this site to be informed about the current status of the data protection policy.


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 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 functionality 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.

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.

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