Data protection notice


The Rudolf Augstein Foundation, headquartered at Ericusspitze 1, 20457 Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as “we”), is the operator of this website and is responsible for the users’ personal data. Protecting the personal data of our users is important to us. You can expect us to handle your data sensitively and carefully and to ensure a high level of data security. We comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and Telemedia Act and the General Data Protection Regulation. We will only store and use your data to the extent described in this data protection declaration. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Access data

The website can be used without separately providing personal data. However, for statistical evaluation and to improve the website, we collect certain data in so-called “server log files”. This data is anonymous and only gives us information about how our website is used, for example, which subpages are clicked on particularly often. The following data is logged in the “server log files”:

  • Visited website
  • Time at the point of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • The website from which you came to our website (referrer)
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

Personal data

If you enter personal data on our website, we will store and use it exclusively for the purposes to which you agreed when entering the data.

If you contact us via the e-mail address given on the website, we will save your name and e-mail address. This data, together with your request, will be forwarded by e-mail to the Rudolf Augstein Foundation’s mailbox. Please note that communication is not encrypted.


Some services integrated into our website use cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of our website.

Since the cookies are stored on your computer, you as a user also have full control over their use. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that you will no longer be able to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

Font Awesome

Icons from Font Awesome are integrated into our website. Font Awesome is owned by Fonticon Inc, 307 South Main Street, Bentonville, AR 72712.

Through the content delivery networks used by Font Awesome, icons can be downloaded from nearby servers worldwide. When you open a page, your browser loads the required icons into your browser cache. Font Awesome stores data about the type of icons downloaded and when they were downloaded to ensure the fastest possible download and to diagnose errors. For more information about Font Awesome’s privacy policy, click here.


We use the open source software Matomo, a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, for the statistical analysis of visitor traffic.

Matomo uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that enable an anonymous analysis of your use of the website. It is not possible to identify a specific person, as your IP address is made anonymous immediately after processing and before it is stored. Matomo is used for the purposes of improving the quality of our website and its contents. In this way, we learn how the website is used and can therefore constantly optimise our offering. If you do not want your use of our website to be evaluated, please click on “reject” in the data protection banner at the bottom of the page. For more information about Matomo’s data processing, please click here.


Our site uses services from Newsletter2Go GmbH, located at Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany, to send e-mails.

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide an e-mail address. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to ensure that the person receiving the newsletter has consented to it. In this process, the potential recipient is entered in a mailing list. The user then receives a confirmation e-mail to confirm the registration in a legally secure manner. The e-mail address is only included in the list if the confirmation is received. We use this data exclusively to send the newsletter at irregular intervals. Your data will be transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH, which will use your data exclusively for sending our newsletter. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your e-mail address and its use to send the newsletter at any time via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. Further information can be found here.

Open Street Map

We use Open Street Map to display maps on our website. The domain is owned by FOSSGIS e.V., Römerweg 5, 79199 Kirchzarten, Germany.

Most of the cookies used by Open Street Map are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable Open Street Map to recognise your browser during your next visit. You can find further information on data processing by Open Street Map here.


We use Pretix to integrate a ticket shop into our site. Pretix is a product by Softwareentwicklung, located at Römerstraße 245, 69126 Heidelberg, Germany.

When you purchase a ticket, Pretix processes your data exclusively to carry out the desired ticket sale and forwards the data to us. Pretix uses cookies to improve the ordering process and to remember which shopping cart belongs to you. Pretix does not store IP addresses, browser information or other unnecessary metadata beyond the duration of your request. Further information on Pretix’s privacy policy can be found here.


This website uses the reCAPTCHA service operated by Google LLC. Google LLC is headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, United States.

ReCAPTCHA is a service that protects websites from spam and abuse. It uses advanced risk analysis techniques to distinguish humans and bots. We use reCAPTCHA to secure forms. When using reCAPTCHA, data is transferred to Google, which Google uses to determine whether the visitor is a human or a bot. You can read here about what data is collected by Google and what this data is used for.


We use plugins from YouTube to embed videos on our site. YouTube also uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered in 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc., headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When you access parts of our website with the YouTube plugin, a connection is established to the YouTube servers and the plugin is displayed. This will send information to the YouTube server about which subpage you have visited. The use of the plugin, such as clicking the start button, is also transmitted to YouTube. If you are logged into YouTube as a member, YouTube connects this information to your personal user account. You can prevent this connection from taking place by logging out of your YouTube user account and other YouTube LLC and Google Inc. user accounts before using our website and deleting the corresponding company cookies. If you do not wish to transfer data to Youtube, please click on “Reject” in the data protection banner at the bottom of the page. This deactivates the analysis by Youtube. You can find further information on data processing and data protection by YouTube (Google) here.

User rights: Information, correction and deletion

You can contact us at any time and request information on, correction of, and deletion of your personal data or request the restriction of their processing. This is free of charge for you. You will find more details on the exact structure of your rights in Section 3 of the General Data Protection Regulation.