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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and taking data protection and privacy as seriously as we do at d|part. We aim to foster public debate on and contribute ideas for protecting democratic values such as transparency and the protection of rights through evidence-based policymaking, and data protection is a part of that. This page provides information on our digital presence and how it abides by both the German Federal Data Protection Act and the European General Data Protection Regulation. 

We want to be as clear as possible in this privacy policy, so that it is easy for you to understand how your data is used and what your rights are. The following sections detail the different ways in which we collect, use and handle your data on this website, http://www.dpart.org. Each section also points to the respective privacy policies of services we use. 

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website and the services offered is carried out by d|part. In legal terms, d|part controls any information you share with us.  

What data do we collect and how? 

Your data is collected when you provide it to us. For example, data that you enter in a contact form or event registration or when you write us an e-mail. Other data is collected automatically or with your consent when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website. 

We embed contents from some third-party providers on our website: Youtube, Soundcloud, and MailChimp. When you interact with a subpage of our website that contains embedded content, a direct connection is established between your browser and the server of the third-party provider. The named third-party providers thereby receive the information that you have visited our page with your IP address and some technical data. This information isn’t passed on to us, however, we suggest reading the details on how this data is used below and the respective privacy policies of the third-party providers before you interact with these embedded services. 

What do we use your data for? 

Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website and our services, for example reports and registration for events or newsletter updates. Other data may be used to analyse your use of our work through downloads or browsing our website and reports. 

What rights do you have regarding your data? 

At any time, you have the right to ask us what data we have collected on you as well as to request that we update or delete this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, for example by agreeing to the use of cookies or receiving our newsletter, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You can contact us at any time about this and other questions on the subject of data protection by sending a message to dpo(at)dpart.org. 

Website use 

We presently host the contents of our website with the following provider:  

Vercel Inc. (hereinafter ‘the host’) 

340 S Lemon Ave #4133 

Walnut, CA 91789 



The personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via our website. 

The host is used for the purpose of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and follow our instructions with regard to this data. You can find Vercel’s data protection information at https://vercel.com/legal/privacy-policy. 

Depending on the server location, the data is also transferred to the USA. We have a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract prescribed by data protection law, which ensures that the provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with GDPR. In addition, data is transferred to the USA on the basis of the EU Commission’s standard contractual clauses. You can find details here: https://vercel.com/legal/Vercel_Inc_-_Data_Processing_Addendum.pdf. Ch 

Google Analytics 

On this website we presently use Google Analytics to help us determine how visitors use our website. When you visit our website and its different pages, Google Analytics collects certain information about you. Examples are the date and time of your visit, the pages you looked at, and the IP address of the device on which you visited our website. We only use this data in anonymised form to make sure our website is functioning correctly, to determine usage patterns and to improve our online presence (in legal terms, our ‘legitimate interest’). We do not share this information with anyone else. 

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics does not combine your IP address or any other collected information with any personally identifiable information. It uses cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offers for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have already been to our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after 6 month. 

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “Accept”, you consent to us using cookies used for Google Analytics. You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies and you can disable the use of cookies via your browser options, if you wish. For more information, please see Google’s privacy policy. 

d|part newsletter 

If you sign up to our newsletter on this website, you provide your explicit consent to receive information from d|part. You will receive an email from us about five times a year. The d|part newsletter highlights recent research activities, reports, commentary, and more.  

We use the third-party software MailChimp to create and manage our newsletters. When you subscribe to our newsletter, the information you provide will be stored by MailChimp  on MailChimp’s servers in accordance with their privacy policy and terms. To receive our newsletter, we need at least your email address. (We also ask for your first and last name, but these are not required fields.) MailChimp collects more information about its users: IP address, operating system, browser ID. This information isn’t passed on to us, however, we suggest reading MailChimp’s privacy policy to see how it uses the following information. 

We use an opt-in process to manage our newsletter subscriptions, which means that we only send you our newsletter if you explicitly allow us to. We use this data only for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. MailChimp can by its own admission also use this data to enhance or improve its own services. However, MailChimp will not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them itself or forward it to third parties.  

You can opt out of our MailChimp mailing lists and the related statistical analysis at any time by using the unsubscribe link included in every email you receive.  

Third party websites 

Our website includes hyperlinks to third party websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties and we advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit. 

Embedded content from other websites 

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, audio recordings, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. 


Our website uses services from YouTube, a video platform. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 in Ireland. We use YouTube by embedding individual videos from the platform on our website, so that they can be played directly on our website. 

If you interact with embedded YouTube videos on our site, YouTube receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. YouTube may collect usage data as described in their Privacy Policy. If you click the “YouTube button” while logged into your YouTube user account, you can link the content of our pages to your YouTube profile. This allows YouTube to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. By interacting with these videos, you may be providing data to YouTube, and we encourage you to review their Privacy Policy for more information on how they handle your personal information: www.google.com/intl/de-DE/policies/privacy/ 


Our website uses services of SoundCloud, a platform for audio material. The provider is SoundCloud Global Limited & Co. KG, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin in Germany. We use SoundCloud by embedding individual audio files or playlists from the platform on our website, so that they can be played directly on our website. 

If you interact with embedded SoundCloud audio clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and the SoundCloud server. SoundCloud thereby receives the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. If you click the “Like Button” or “Share Button” while logged into your SoundCloud user account, you can link and/or share the content of our pages with your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. For more information, please see SoundCloud’s privacy policy at: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy. 

Contact details 

For questions and/or comments about your data and this privacy statement, please contact us by using the following contact details: 

dpart — Forschung für politische Partizipation gUG (haftungsbeschränkt)
Skalitzer Strasse 33, 10999 Berlin
Email: info(at)dpart.org
Phone number: +49 (0)30 12087991 


We last updated this privacy statement in May 2024. 

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