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We attach great importance to data protection and data security when processing facility-related and personal data, and of course observe the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the Federal Data Protection Act and other data protection regulations.

Responsibility for data processing

Stiftung Kinder forschen
Rungestraße 18
10179 Berlin
Tel 030 23 59 40 -0
info [at]

Represented by
Dr Tobias Ernst, Vorstandsvorsitzender

Listed in
Stiftungsregister Köln
Ordnungsnummer 07/97

Tax Number
27 / 641 / 06764

Value Added Tax ID Number

Collection of general information

When you access our website, some general information are automatically collected. These information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, and similar. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is compulsory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions or anonymised to such an extent that a reference to your person can no longer be established.


This website uses the open source software TYPO3 CMS (TYPO3 GmbH, Emanuel-Leutze-Straße 11, 40547 Düsseldorf, Germany) as the content management system. We use TYPO3 for displaying the content of this website.

Cookies used to provide the TYPO3 CMS are not used to identify you personally. They are also not merged with other data. We use the cookies to evaluate the functionality of the website and to create statistics. We would like to inform you that the cookies used are technically necessary for the structure, display and function of the website and therefore are not optional.


A cookie is a small text file which includes a unique identifier that is sent by a web server to the browser on your computer, mobile phone or any other internet enabled device when you visit an on-line site. Cookies and similar technologies are widely used to make websites work efficiently and to collect information about your online preferences.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transfer viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies allows us to facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

You can contact us using either a contact form provided on our website or by email using the email address provided on our website. If you contact us, the provided information will be stored for the purpose of individual processing of the enquiry and for possible follow-up questions. After successful processing of your enquiries, your data will be deleted after six months or anonymised. 

The processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).


We use the Chatter function of the Salesforce Sales Cloud. Chatter enables easier collaboration within the foundation and with external partners and offers real-time communication between participants. It serves to share insights, propose ideas, connect teams and provide feedback. The use of the function is voluntary and is the responsibility of the respective participant. You can find more information at

The data in the Salesforce Sales Cloud is stored and processed on servers in Germany. For more information, see the Salesforce GDPR Compliance Notice in Salesforce Privacy Policy.

Usage of Matomo

This website uses Matomo, an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. Matomo is used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. In this way, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in Germany. The following information is stored:

  • the IP address of the user, shortened by the last byte (anonymized)
  • the sub-page called up and the time of the call-up
  • the page from which the user accessed our website (referrer)
  • which browser with which plugins, which operating system and which screen resolution is used
  • the time spent on the website
  • the pages that are accessed from the sub-page called up

The IP address is anonymized immediately after collection and before it is stored. You have the option to prevent the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We would like to point out that if you change the setting accordingly, not all functions of this website may be available. This will protect your privacy, but will also prevent us from learning from your actions and improving usability for you and other users.

Your information will not be used to identify you personally and will not be merged with any other data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be shared with third parties.


This website embeds videos of the website YouTube. The website operator is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. 

If you visit a page on this website into which a YouTube has been embedded, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. As a result, the YouTube server will be notified, which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allocate your browsing patterns to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. 

Furthermore, YouTube will be able to place various cookies on your device or comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain information about this website’s visitors. Among other things, this information will be used to generate video statistics with the aim of improving the user friendliness of the site and to prevent attempts to commit fraud. 

The processing is based on our legitimate interest in presenting our online content in an appealing manner  (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

For more information on how YouTube handles user data, please consult the YouTube Data Privacy Policy.

We would like to point out that there is a possibility that data processing operations of YouTube might take place on servers outside the EEA. Nevertheless, we also follow the legal requirements for ensuring the maximum protection of your personal data. You can find more detailed information on data processing in a third country under the item "Prerequisite for the transfer of personal data to third countries".

Social Media Analytics

In order to optimise our social media offerings, we use Fanpage Karma Analytics (uphill GmbH, Oranienstraße 188, 10999 Berlin). This allows us to evaluate the use of our Social Media offers and obtain valuable information about the needs of our users. Fanpage Karma uses the access to the data from Facebook, YouTube and Instagram released by us exclusively to query advanced statistics about, for example, the reach of our posts, the number of views of our videos, the development of our subscriber numbers or the developments of. Fanpage Karma does not receive personal data. We do not grant any further authorisations to Fanpage Karma. You can find Fanpage Karma's privacy policy here.

Prerequisite for the transfer of personal data to third countries

In the course of our business relationships and the use of this website, your personal data may be passed on or disclosed to third parties. These may also be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. in third countries. Such processing takes place exclusively for the fulfillment of contractual, business or legal obligations and for the maintenance of your relationship with us (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit b or lit f in each case in conjunction with Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO). We will inform you about the respective details of the transfer in the relevant places.

The European Commission certifies data protection comparable to the EEA standard in some third countries through so-called adequacy decisions (a list of these countries and a copy of the adequacy decisions can be found here). However, in other third countries to which personal data may be transferred, there may not be a consistently high level of data protection due to a lack of legal provisions. If this is the case, we ensure that data protection is adequately guaranteed. This is possible via binding company regulations, standard contractual clauses of the European Commission for the protection of personal data pursuant to Art. 46 Para. 1, 2 lit. c DSGVO (the 2021 standard contractual clauses are available here), certificates or recognized codes of conduct. Please contact our data protection officer if you would like to receive more detailed information on this.

Your Data Protection Rights

You can execute the following rights at any time under the given contact data of our data protection officer:

  • Access to your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Rectification of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO),
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability, insofar as you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).
  • If you have given us consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You may at any time lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, e.g. the responsible supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or the authority responsible for us as the controller. You can find a list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address at

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about data protection and data privacy, please write an e-mail or contact our Data Protection Officer:

HiSolutions AG
Schloßstrasse 1
12163 Berlin
Phone: 030 533 289-0

datenschutz [at]

Data protection supervisory authority

Die Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf 

Kavalleriestraße 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf

Tel 0211 38424 – 0
Fax 0211 38424 – 10

Changes to this Policy

From time to time, we may change and/or update this Policy. If this Policy changes in any way, we will post an updated version on this website. We recommend you regularly review this website to ensure that you are always aware of our information practices and any changes to such. Any changes to this Policy will go into effect on posting to this page.

10.5.2023, 12:42:48

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