Privacy Policy


Responsible in terms of privacy law:

acatech – Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften e.V.
Karolinenplatz 4
80333 München

Registration of general information
If you access our website, general information is automatically registered. This information (server log files) comprises e.g. the type of web browser, the operating system used or the domain name of your Internet service provider. No information is registered that might allow you to be identified. This information is technically necessary to ensure the correct delivery of the requested website content and and is inevitably registered when the Internet is used. We resort to such anonymous information for statistical evaluation in order to improve our website and the technology behind it.

If you contact us via email, the information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your request as well as for further issues that may arise.

Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Hence, we do not store your personal data any longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned above or than is required by the different legally specified retention periods. After cessation of the respective purpose or expiry of these retention periods, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal provisions.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter
Our site includes features of the Twitter service. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet"-function, the web sites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. This also implies the transmission of data to Twitter. We wish to point out that as provider of the site we have no information as to the content of the transmitted data or to the use Twitter makes of it. For more information, please consult the privacy statement of Twitter at You can change your Twitter privacy settings under

This website uses Piwik, an Open.Source software for the statistical analysis of visitor accesses. Piwik uses so-called "Cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and help analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie as to your use of the website is stored on a server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage.

Piwik Opt-Out

Your rights of access, rectification, blocking, deletion and objection
You may, at any time, claim information as to your personal data we have recorded. Likewise, you have the right to demand correction, blocking or deletion (apart from the mandatory data storage for business transactions) of your personal data. Such requests are to be placed with our data protection office. Contact details can be found below.

In order to enable the blocking of data at any time, the data in question must be available on a black list for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, unless this is excluded by a legal archiving obligation. Should such an obligation exist, we will, on request, block your data. By notifying us, you can make changes or revoke a consent. Such changes will apply to subsequent transactions.

Changes to our privacy policy
We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this privacy statement to ensure its compliance with the current legal requirements or to reflect changes in our services, like e.g .the introduction of new services, in the privacy statement. Any renewed accession to our site will then be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the data protection officer
If you have questions about privacy issues, please send us an email or contact our data protection officer:


Klaus Foitzick
activeMind Management- und Technologieberatung AG
Potsdamer Straße 3
80802 München
Telefon: 089 / 418 560 170
Fax: 089 / 418 560 179

The creation of this privacy statement was supported by the active mind AG.