Thank you for vis­it­ing our web­site and tak­ing data pro­tec­tion and pri­va­cy as seri­ous­ly as we do at d|part. 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 data pro­tec­tion 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, Each sec­tion also points to the respec­tive pri­va­cy poli­cies of ser­vices we use.

In legal terms, d|part con­trols any infor­ma­tion you share with us. 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 would like to get in touch with us on these issues, please send a mes­sage to dpo(at)


This web­site uses cook­ies and oth­er relat­ed tech­nolo­gies (for con­ve­nience all tech­nolo­gies are referred to as “cook­ies”). A cook­ie is a small sim­ple file that is sent along with pages of this web­site and stored by your brows­er on the hard dri­ve of your com­put­er or anoth­er device. The infor­ma­tion stored there­in may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the rel­e­vant third par­ties dur­ing a sub­se­quent vis­it. Some cook­ies ensure that cer­tain parts of the web­site work prop­er­ly and that your user pref­er­ences remain known. By plac­ing func­tion­al cook­ies, we make it eas­i­er for you to vis­it our web­site. This way, you do not need to repeat­ed­ly enter the same infor­ma­tion when vis­it­ing our web­site and, for exam­ple, your login infor­ma­tion when want­i­ng to com­ment on our blog section.

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 “Ok”, you con­sent to us using all cook­ies used on this web­site. 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.

These are the cook­ies this web­site present­ly uses:


  • Pur­pose: WPML is a cook­ie used to pro­vide dif­fer­ent lan­guages for an user. Also it checks which lan­guage a user is using.
  • Reten­tion peri­od: indefinite
  • Pur­pose: Word­Press log in cook­ie to keep you logged in
  • Reten­tion peri­od: 30 days
Max Mega Menu
  • Pur­pose: This cook­ie is used to show a large top menu to improve the user experience.
  • Reten­tion peri­od: 365 days
Cookie Notice
  • Pur­pose: This cook­ie stores your con­sent to the use of cook­ies on this web­site to help make it com­pli­ant with data pro­tec­tion regulation.

  • Reten­tion peri­od: 30 days

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 d|part’s 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. You can pre­vent Google Ana­lyt­ics from rec­og­niz­ing you when you return to our site by dis­abling cook­ies in your brows­er options. For more infor­ma­tion, please see Google’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy.

d|part newslet­ter

If you sign up to our newslet­ter, 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. To receive our newslet­ter, we need at least your e‑mail address. (We also ask for your first and last name, but these are not required fields.) 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 save this data and use it only for the pur­pose of send­ing you our newslet­ter. We do not share your per­son­al data with any­one else and you have the right to with­draw your con­sent at any time. Just click the ​“unsub­scribe” link includ­ed at the very bot­tom of each newslet­ter, or con­tact us at info(at)


If you leave a com­ment on our site you may opt-in to sav­ing your name, email address and web­site in cook­ies. These are for your con­ve­nience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave anoth­er com­ment. These cook­ies will last for one year. If you leave a com­ment, the com­ment and its meta­da­ta are retained indef­i­nite­ly. This is so we can recog­nise and approve any fol­low-up com­ments auto­mat­i­cal­ly instead of hold­ing them in a mod­er­a­tion queue. Vis­i­tor com­ments may be checked through an auto­mat­ed spam detec­tion ser­vice. For users that reg­is­ter on our web­site (if any), we also store the per­son­al infor­ma­tion they pro­vide in their user pro­file. If you have an account on this site, or have left com­ments, you can request to receive an export­ed file of the per­son­al data we hold about you, includ­ing any data you have pro­vid­ed to us. You can also request that we erase any per­son­al data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are oblig­ed to keep for admin­is­tra­tive, legal, or secu­ri­ty pur­pos­es. You can see, edit, or delete your per­son­al infor­ma­tion at any time (except they can­not change their user­name). Web­site admin­is­tra­tors can also see and edit that information.

Embed­ded con­tent from oth­er websites

Arti­cles on this site may include embed­ded con­tent (e.g. videos, images, arti­cles, 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 pages include func­tions of the Twit­ter ser­vice. These func­tions are pro­vid­ed by Twit­ter Inc, 1355 Mar­ket Street, Suite 900, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103, USA. By using Twit­ter and the “Re-Tweet” func­tion, the web­sites you vis­it are linked to your Twit­ter account and made known to oth­er users. Data is also trans­mit­ted to Twit­ter. We would like to point out that there is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that user data is processed out­side of the Euro­pean Union, in par­tic­u­lar in the USA. This may result in increased risks for users in that, for exam­ple, it may be more dif­fi­cult to access user data at a lat­er date. As the provider of the pages, we have no knowl­edge of the con­tent of the data trans­mit­ted or how it is used by Twit­ter and have no access to this user data. For more infor­ma­tion, please see Twitter’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy. You can change your Twit­ter pri­va­cy set­tings in Account Set­tings.

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)
Kei­th­str. 14, 10787 Berlin
Email: info(at)
Phone num­ber: +49 (0)30 12087991

We last updat­ed this pri­va­cy state­ment in Decem­ber 2020.