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, as the provider of the pages, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. 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 August 2019.