Data protection

1. Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to usage of the internet offering of the EVZ Academy, a learning and networking platform provided by the EVZ Foundation (in short: EVZ Academy). At the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ), we appreciate your visit to the EVZ Academy and your interest in our work. We are committed to protecting your privacy when you use the EVZ Academy. Accordingly, we wish to provide you with information here on when we collect your data, which data are collected and how we use them.

2. EVZ Academy – a learning and networking platform

The EVZ Academy is based on the learning platform provided by Avendoo and offers various learning opportunities that can be accessed via the website following prior registration.

The EVZ Academy incorporates learning opportunities, event management and special functions, such as saving of learning progress, receiving of certificates, sending of personal messages to other users within the community and creating of user content. We use the data processed by the EVZ Academy in accordance with Art. 6(1) lit. b) GDPR based on the contract concluded between us and the user.

We wish to use our online offering to strengthen the purpose of the foundation and contribute to the modern education system and to critical examination of National Socialism and its consequences.

Furthermore, the website provides for interaction and community through features that enable, for example, communication via a forum and other networking activities.

If you wish to use our EVZ Academy, you have to register by entering your email address as well as a password and user name of your choice. There is no requirement to use your real name, pseudonyms are permitted. The aforementioned data are required, but all other information may be provided voluntarily. We use what is known as a double opt-in registration process. This means that you receive an email that requires you to confirm that you are the owner of the specified email address. The registration process is completed once you provide this verification. For user-relevant information, we send information to your account.

If you use the EVZ Academy, we save your data necessary for contract fulfilment until you delete your profile. We also save the data that you provide voluntarily while using the EVZ Academy, unless you erase these first. You can manage and amend all of the information in the protected member area. The legal basis is Art. 6(1), sentence 1, lit. b) GDPR.

If you use the EVZ Academy, your data may be accessible to other participants depending on the purpose you select. Any information posted in public groups is visible to all registered members of the EVZ Academy.

Users may use the EVZ Academy free of charge.

Personal data, such as name, email address, country and optional areas of interest, are always processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the country-specific provisions on data protection applicable to the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ). We have prepared this Privacy Policy so that our institution can inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed. This Privacy Policy also informs data subjects of their rights.

The Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ) has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure end-to-end protection of the personal data processed via this website wherever possible. Nevertheless, security vulnerabilities may arise when transmitting data via the Internet and, therefore, complete protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, all data subjects also have the option of providing us with personal data by alternative means, such as by phone.

3. Surveys and event registration

We conduct surveys with your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. a) GDPR. We process statistical data for these, such as age group, country and interest in the topics pursued by the EVZ Foundation and the learning formats on this website.

These surveys additionally serve the purpose of better preparation and conducting of our events and the improvement of future events.

You can also register for events via the EVZ Academy. The data processing is then conducted with your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. a) or on the basis of the underlying contractual relationship pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. b) GDPR.

Through your registration, the same data are transmitted as with any website visit. We additionally process the data below for the following purposes:

Personal data such as last name, first name, email address, city/town, country, language, occupation/position, organisation and the workshop selected in order to best prepare and conduct the event.

The data processed may also include special categories (food intolerances, allergies and special needs, gender identity, etc.) that we process with your consent pursuant to Art. 9(2) lit. a) GDPR in order to take account of your health needs or address you correctly.

We use what is known as a double opt-in process for registration for our events. This means that, following registration, we send you an email to the specified email address in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to take part in the event. If you fail to confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information is blocked and then automatically deleted after a week. We also save the IP address used and the dates and times of registration and confirmation. Pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR, this process allows us to provide proof of your registration and, if relevant, clarify any possible misuse of your personal data. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest at the same time.

The fields marked as non-optional must be completed for transmission of surveys or registrations. Further separately marked data are provided on a voluntary basis. Following your confirmation, we save your email address for the purpose of sending the registration or survey. The legal basis is Art. 6(1), sentence 1, lit. a) and b) GDPR.

You may withdraw your consent to participation in the survey/event at any time, and we will then erase your data. You may exercise your right of withdrawal at any time by emailing

4. Controller and Data Protection Officer contact details

The controller responsible for processing your data is the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (EVZ). Our contact details are as follows:

Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft (EVZ)
Friedrichstraße 200
10117 Berlin

Any data subject with queries or suggestions regarding data protection may contact our Data Protection Officer at any time by emailing

5. Your rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis a controller with regard to personal data concerning you:

  • A right of access to the data processed and to obtain a copy
  • A right to rectification if we process inaccurate data concerning you
  • A right to erasure unless there are exceptions that require us to continue to store the data, such as retention or limitation periods
  • A right to restriction of processing
  • A right to withdraw consent to data processing at any time
  • A right to data portability
  • A right to object to processing in the public or legitimate interest
  • A right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority if you find that we are not processing your data in a proper manner

If you have consented to your data being processed, you may withdraw this consent at any time. Such a withdrawal affects the legitimacy of the processing of your personal data once you have notified us of the withdrawal. The legitimacy of the processing of your data up to the point in time of your withdrawal remains unaffected.

6. Duration for which the personal data are stored

We erase personal data after they are no longer needed for a specific purpose or once statutory retention periods have passed, whichever is longer.

7. Recipients of personal data

As a general rule, we do not share any data. However, we commission service providers that may gain knowledge of your data in the course of performing their duties.

8. Processing of personal data when you visit our website

If you use our website for informational purposes – in other words, to simply browse without registering or otherwise providing information to us – we process the personal data sent by your browser to our server. The data described below are required for technical reasons and must be processed by us in order to display our website to you and ensure its stability and security. The legal basis is Art. 6(1), sentence 1, lit. f) GDPR and we have a legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes.

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (visited page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Data volume transferred in each case
  • Last page visited
  • Browser
  • Operating system
  • Product and version information for the browser software

Your computer’s IP address is only stored for the duration of your usage of the website and is then deleted or anonymised by truncation. The other data are stored for a limited duration.

8. Cookies

We use cookies. These are small text files that contain information about visited websites or domains and are stored on the website user’s computer. Cookies are used for a range of purposes and serve mainly to make the website faster and more user-friendly. For instance, cookies can be used to store language settings or login details. However, cookies may also collect statistical data and thus help to improve the website. Furthermore, there may also be cookies that display preferred content in the event of another visit or even show interest-based data on our or other websites by means of web tracking and user profiling. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. You can disable the use of cookies in your browser settings. However, this may mean that certain functions on our website can no longer be used as intended.

We use the following cookies:

Session cookies: These are deleted when you close your browser. The purpose of these is to improve website usability. They save a session ID that enables your browser to be recognised when you visit our website again.

Technically necessary cookies: Certain cookies are absolutely necessary for our website to function correctly (such as cookies for the display).

Permanent cookies: These remain stored even after the browser has been closed so that, for example, you are not required to log in again. However, reach measurement, marketing and web tracking information may also be saved in such cookies.

You can disable the use of cookies in your browser. The settings for this differ from browser to browser. In most cases, there is a data protection and cookies tab where you can change these settings. Please note that certain parts and features of our website may then not work correctly.

Data processing with session and technically necessary cookies is performed on the basis of Art. 6(1), lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in this context is the improved presentation, usability and security of our website.