I. Terms of Use

(1) Operators and users

The non-profit organisations involved, Goethe-Institut e.V., DAAD e.V. and Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, have signed a co-operation agreement on the project Alumniportal Deutschland. In the following, the latter will be referred to as "Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation". These conditions of use apply between the operators - the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation, Alumniportal Deutschland c/o Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. (DAAD), D-53175 Bonn - and the registered user - persons registered in the Alumniportal Deutschland. The registered users are

  • mainly "Germany-Alumni", i.e. persons who have stayed in Germany for at least 3 months for training purposes or who have been employed in Germany for several years
  • and representatives of universities, organisations / companies wishing to get in touch with "Germany-Alumni".

These conditions of use may be subject to changes. Please carefully read the conditions of use. They contain important information, mutual rights and duties, etc.

(2) Subject of the contract

The central content of the Alumniportal Deutschland programme is an Internet platform under the URL "www.alumniportal-deutschland.org" and "community.alumniportal-deutschland.org" with which Deutschland-Alumni can, for example, link up in a network, find one another (again), exchange views and experience and communicate via messages, discussion forums and other channels.
As operators, we undertake to ensure that the operating of the platform is free of any disturbances, although we cannot guarantee this. Circumstances may result in system availability being restricted by maintenance work or other influence.

(3) Establishing contact

As registered users, you declare that you agree that your data, e.g. your email, is used for the purpose of establishing contact and for statistical purposes by the organisations Goethe-Institut, DAAD and AvH. Establishing contact (with the provison of a possible revocation at any time) may be both in the form of messages personally addressed to the users and in the form of general information / newsletters.

Read the privacy policy for more information on processing of your personal data in connection with the “Alumniportal Deutschland” platform.

(4) Inadmissible user names

We reserve the right to reject user names that are unlawful, insulting, glorify violence, are of a discriminatory nature or pornographic or are in any other way irreconcilable with the following user conditions and may be suitable to blemish the reputation of the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation or its co-operation partners.

(5) Rights and duties of the user

Users of the Alumniportal Deutschland commit themselves to observing copyrights. Only such contents and statements may be published in the Alumniportal Deutschland that do not violate the rights of others (in particular copyrights and generally with regard to the law of industrial property and copyright protection).

Users of the Alumniportal Deutschland are responsible for their activities within the entire platform. In all circumstances, the personal password to activate and use the user's account has to be kept secret from third parties. If you should have any cause to assume that third parties have learnt of your password, it is your duty to immediately change it. (You can change your password in your personal profile area.)

User activities aimed at complicating the functionality of the platform or making the portal unusable are forbidden and may result in civil or criminal prosecution. In particular, measures are also forbidden that may influence the portal's physical and logical structure.
You may not use the Alumniportal Deutschland for commercial purposes. This also means that advertising via the mailing of contents that the recipients obtain without having requested them (spamming) is not permitted.

On the Alumniportal Deutschland , it is generally not permissible to register for more than one user account, register for a user account in the name of another person, register in the name of a group or a legal person for a user account or present oneself as another person and disseminate false statements on oneself and other people.

Furthermore, all Alumniportal Deutschland users are obliged not to violate any legal regulations with their contents and activities (valid law of the German Federal Republic). For example, the platform may not be used for illegal purposes.

It is also forbidden to publish, transmit or disseminate contents / statements that are illegal, especially those that are insulting, glorify violence or are of a discriminatory or pornographic nature or have other contents that are contrary to morality. This also comprises contents that are accessible via links set by the users. Furthermore, the use of offensive contents, ambiguous terms and other representations is forbidden whose illegality is suspected but cannot be conclusively determined.

For example, the following are forbidden activities:

  • contents that are morally harmful for adolescents,
  • any presentation of violence against human beings or animals,
  • contents violating human dignity,
  • religiously or politically extreme contents and racist contents or contents inciting the people for religious, national or racial reasons or those glorifying violence,
  • gambling,
  • obscene contents,
  • entering photos and videos without permission by the photographer and the person shown on them.

If it suspects such contents or references, the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation reserves the right to remove them without any prior announcement or explanation.

(6) Rights and duties of the operator

With the Alumniportal Deutschland, the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation is merely providing the users a platform with which they can communicate with other alumni and further third parties.
To this end, it provides the technical applications for a general establishing of contacts. This service does not give rise to any claims to the substantiating of contacts, and the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation and its co-operation partners are not responsible for the development of contacts.

Furthermore, claims to compensation for damage in the event of technical disturbances are ruled out. Our technical administration undertakes to ensure the frictionless operating of the platform, but as already mentioned in the Security notes, no guarantee is given for this.

The operators of the Alumniportal Deutschland do not carry out any checks on the publicly disseminated contents and statements of the users prior to their dissemination, transmittal or publication.

In the event of the conditions of use not being observed or a reasonable suspicion of a user having violated them, we are entitled to expel the respective user and, should this seem appropriate, immediately delete the contents that he has used or that have been addressed to him. In this case, the user is sent a warning fixing a time-limit, unless the violation is of such severe nature that a continuation of the owner and user relationship is unacceptable.

Users relieve the operators of the Alumniportal Deutschland of all claims, including damage claims, that other users or other third parties may make owing to a violation of their rights by the contents published on the Alumniportal Deutschland by the user.

The user covers all reasonable and proportionate costs arising for the operator owing to a violation of the rights of third parties, including the reasonable and proportionate costs arising from defence in court. These duties of the user do not apply if the user does not have to account for the violation of law.

(7) Closing the accounts

You may close your account at any time, and without giving any reasons. Once the account has been deactivated, the user's data can no longer be called up. Owing to the data retained in the cache, the member's data may still be accessible for a short period for technical reasons. Should the need arise, the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation will reserve the right to keep the data stored for the time being (e.g. to assert damage compensation claims in the case of a violation).

Note: Once you have closed your account, your data will be completely and irretrievably deleted, including entries in discussion forums, personal messages and other contributions.

(8) Liability

The Internet programme of the Alumniportal Deutschland has been compiled with the greatest possible care. No liability is assumed for the correctness, accuracy and flawlessness of the information on the part of the operator. Neither do we as operators assume any liability for the contents published by the users. Furthermore, any liability for damages is ruled out that arise directly from the use of the pages.
We are not responsible as operators for the contents of websites that have been referred to via external hyperlinks, and we can assume no guarantee or liability for the appropriateness and legality of these contents.

As users, you relieve the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation of all claims made by third parties owing to a violation of the above-mentioned duties and / or damaging activities of the users vis-à-vis the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation. As far as this is legally possible, the Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation cannot be held liable. (The German version of the conditions of use applies as the legally binding version.)

(9) Amendments to the conditions of usage

Alumniportal Deutschland-Cooperation reserves the right to amend these conditions of usage at any time and without stating any reasons. Registered users are informed about changes in the course of logging in.
If there are no objections to the amended version within two weeks of this notice being given, it is regarded as accepted.


These Terms of Use are available both in German and English language. In the event of any inconsistency between the German version and the English version, the German version shall prevail.

II. Privacy Statement of the “Alumniportal Deutschland” platform

We appreciate your interest in using the “Alumniportal Deutschland” platform. The protection of personal data is of the highest priority to us.

1. Controllers

We are jointly responsible for the processing of your personal data in connection with the “Alumniportal Deutschland” platform. We have concluded an arrangement in which we determine, in a transparent manner, which controller shall fulfil which obligation under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The essence of this arrangement is as follows: The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst e.V. [German Academic Exchange Service] shall fulfil the obligation of responding to requests of data subjects exercising their rights pursuant to Chapter 3 of the GDPR as well as the duties to provide information pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 of the GDPR.

These are the controllers responsible for the data processing:

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Kennedyallee 50 53175 Bonn Germany
Point of contact: datenschutz(at)alumniportal-deutschland.org

Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung [Alexander von Humboldt Foundation]:
Jean-Paul-Straße 53173 Bonn Germany
Point of contact: DanielaEleonore.Becker(at)avh.de

Goethe Institut e.V.
Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18 80333 Munich, Germany
Point of contact: Maria.Karagianni(at)goethe.de

2. Data Protection Officers

You can reach our data protection officers here:

Data protection officer of the DAAD:
Dr. Gregor Scheja
Scheja und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Adenauerallee 136
53113 Bonn
Germany
Phone: 0228/2272260
Point of contact: www.scheja-partner.de/kontakt/kontakt.html

Data protection officer of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung:
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn
Germany
Data protection officer
Point of contact: Ansgar.Schuldenzucker(at)avh.de

Data protection officer of the Goethe Institut e.V.:
Goethe-Institut e.V.
Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 18
80333 München
Germany
Point of contact: datenschutz(at)goethe.de


3. Your rights as a data subject

In accordance with the GDPR, you are entitled to the following rights as a data subject, provided that the respective statutory requirements are met:

Access: You have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us.

Rectification: You can obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Furthermore you can obtain the completion of incomplete personal data.

Erasure: In specific cases you can obtain the erasure of your personal data. Restriction of processing: In specific cases you can obtain restriction of processing of your personal data.

Data portability: If you provided data to us based on a contract or your consent you can demand that you receive the provided data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or that we transmit the data directly to another controller.

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Right to object

Individual right to object

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Art. 6 subparagraph 1 GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. We will then no longer process the personal data for those purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to object to processing for direct marketing purposes

In some cases we process your data for direct marketing. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for those purposes at any time. This applies to profiling as far as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will not be processed for those purposes any longer.

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Withdrawal of consent: If you gave your consent to the processing of your personal data you can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. The lawfulness of the processing of your personal data until your withdrawal will not be affected. In addition to the options stated under ‘enforcement of your rights’ you can explain your withdrawal according to the respective information concerning ‘exercising the right to object’ in the section ‘Services & Cookies’.

Enforcements of your rights: To exercise the aforementioned rights please contact datenschutz(at)alumniportal-deutschland.org or write a letter to one of the addresses above in Section No. 1. When doing so please make sure an unambiguous identification of yourself is possible.

Right of appeal: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, particularly one in the member state of your habitual residence, work place or the place of the suspected violation, if you are of the view that the processing of your personal data is unlawful.

4. Details on embedded services and functionalities

4.1. Our own services

Display of the website

Data categories: Date and time of access, duration of the visit, operating system that was used, amount of data transferred, type of event, IP address, domain name
Purpose(s): Provision of the service
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR
Where applicable, legitimate interests that are pursued: Hosting provider, internal departments, external provider for technical support
Empfänger oder Kategorien von Empfängern Hosting-Provider, interne Abteilungen, externer Dienstleister für technischen Support
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: ---
Storage periods or criteria for the determination thereof / where applicable, storage period for cookies: 7 days
Obligation to provide personal data and, where applicable, consequences of a failure to provide such data: No obligation to provide personal data, automated collection when the service is accessed
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: ---
Data sources: Direct collection when the website/the service is accessed

Community Alumniportal Deutschland: Alumni Network and Digital Career Community Software “Graduway”

Datenkategorien: Required data are as follows: first name, last name, e-mail address, password, date of birth, form of address, country of origin and location. During and after the registration, you may amend your user profile by adding further data relating to your education and professional experience (providing these data is optional on your part). Date and time of access, duration of the visit, operating system that was used, amount of data transferred, type of event, IP address
Purpose(s): Registration in the Community, provision of the Community functionality: Community management, provision of the Community features, sending e-mail notifications from the Community
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR
Where applicable, legitimate interests that are pursued: --
Recipients or categories of recipients: Internal departments of the controllers, processor Headhunter Systems Limited
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for the determination thereof / where applicable, storage period for cookies: For as long as individual profile data keeps getting changed or the account is not deleted by the user.
Obligation to provide personal data and, where applicable, consequences of a failure to provide such data: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: ---
Data sources: Direct collection when the website/the service is accessed.

Initiation of contact

Data categories: E-Mail address, content of the message as well as the information contained in the e-mail (e.g., first name, last name, country of origin)
Purpose(s): Receipt and processing of inquiries, complaints, or any other feedback
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1) (a), (b), and (f) of the GDPR
Where applicable, legitimate interests that are pursued: Please see “purposes“ column
Recipients or categories of recipients: Hosting providers, internal departments, government agencies upon request
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: ---
Storage periods or criteria for the determination thereof / where applicable, storage period for cookies: After the processing of the matter has been finalized
Obligation to provide personal data and, where applicable, consequences of a failure to provide such data: No obligation to provide personal data, automated collection when contact is initiated
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: ---
Data sources: Direct collection when contact is initiated

Newsletter registration

Data categories: Mandatory information: e mail address; optional information: form of address, language, first name, last name, continent, country
Purpose(s): Sending out the newsletter for alumni
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR
Where applicable, legitimate interests that are pursued: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: internal department of the controllers, especially the marketing department, hosting providers, processors handling the dispatch of newsletters, government agencies upon request
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: ---
Storage periods or criteria for the determination thereof / where applicable, storage period for cookies: After unsubscribing from the newsletter
Obligation to provide personal data and, where applicable, consequences of a failure to provide such data: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: “Unsubscribe” link in each newsletter
Data sources: Direct collection in the form for the newsletter registration

Cookie: PHPSESSID

Data categories: Randomly selected key to identify the access session
Purpose(s): This cookie is necessary to authenticate users in the various databases and to use forms.
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR
Where applicable, legitimate interests that are pursued: Please see “purposes“ column
Recipients or categories of recipients: Hosting providers, internal departments, external technical support providers
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: ---
Storage periods or criteria for the determination thereof / where applicable, storage period for cookies: Duration of the browser session
Obligation to provide personal data and, where applicable, consequences of a failure to provide such data: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: ---
Data sources: Direct collection when the website/the service is accessed

Cookie: isSdEnabled

Data categories: Scrolling behaviour on the basis of display information
Purpose(s): This cookie detects whether a visitor’s scroll depth detection is active
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR
Where applicable, legitimate interests that are pursued: Please see “purposes“ column
Recipients or categories of recipients: Hosting providers, internal departments, external technical support providers
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: ---
Storage periods or criteria for the determination thereof / where applicable, storage period for cookies: 24 hours
Obligation to provide personal data and, where applicable, consequences of a failure to provide such data: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: ---
Data sources: Direct collection when the website/the service is accessed

ppwCookieInfo

Data categories: Date and time of access, IP address
Purpose(s): Selection of cookie preferences
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR
Where applicable, legitimate interests that are pursued: Siehe ZweckePlease see “purposes“ column
Recipients or categories of recipients: Internal departments, external technical support providers
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: ---
Storage periods or criteria for the determination thereof / where applicable, storage period for cookies: Permanent cookie
Obligation to provide personal data and, where applicable, consequences of a failure to provide such data: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: ---
Data sources: Direct collection when the website/the service is accessed

4.2. Embedding of third-party services, including cookies and similar technologies.

We embed third party services in order to enable you to use their functionalities, services, and features. These embedded third party services are designed and made available by the respective providers. Consequently, we only have limited influence on the design, content and functionality of these third party services or the processing of personal data by their providers. Please obtain information in all other respects directly from the providers of the third party services.

On our platform, we use cookies and similar technologies in order to offer a comprehensive functional range and to make the site more user-friendly, as well as in order to be able to optimize our offers. Cookies are small text files which are generated by a web server and which are stored on your computer during the online visit by means of the web browser that is used.

For this purpose, we use a type of cookies called “session cookies”. These cookies are automatically deleted after your browser session is terminated.

In addition, we also use long-term cookies, which are mainly used to provide recurring settings for you as our website’s visitor. This enables us to customize our website individually to match your requirements. Long-term cookies also allow us to analyze the usage behavior of visitors, but only within the period during which the cookie is valid.

Furthermore, in connection with the embedding of certain services provided by third parties, additional cookies (which are called “third party cookies”) may also be placed by their providers, as the case may be.

If you do not wish that cookies are used, you may prevent cookies from being stored on your device by changing the corresponding settings in your Internet browser, or individually in the cookie center. However, please note that this may limit the functionality and range of functions of the services we offer. In addition, we will only place certain cookies if you have given your prior consent thereto (please see below). You may also use special options to object to certain cookies (please see below). Please refer to the table below for detailed information on the type, scope, purposes, legal bases, and possible objections to data processing in relation to cookies. 

Google Analytics

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data categories: Cookie ID, date and time of access, duration of visit, operating system that was used, type of device, browser, click paths, dwell time, origin, amount of data sent, type of event, anonymized IP address
Purpose(s): Usage analysis for the purpose of optimization
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: 14 months
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: You can withdraw your consent below.
Data sources: Direct collection when the website is accessed

Google Analytics-Cookie: _ga

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data categories: Traffic analysis
Purpose(s): This cookie enables Google Analytics to distinguish between users
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: 2 years
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: You can withdraw your consent below
Data sources: Direct collection when the website is accessed

Google Analytics-Cookie: _gat_UA-100127283-1

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data categories: Minimization of data traffic
Purpose(s): This cookie has the purpose of reducing the number of requests sent to Google Analytics
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: 1 minute
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: You can withdraw your consent below
Data sources: Direct collection when the website is accessed

Google Analytics-Cookie: _gid

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Data categories: Traffic analysis
Purpose(s): This cookie enables Google Analytics to distinguish between users
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: 24 hours
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: You can withdraw your consent below
Data sources: Direct collection when the website is accessed


b) Social Media (Plugins)

Facebook Social Plugin for Alumniportal website

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square Dublin 2, Ireland and Facebook Inc., Facebook Headquarters, 471 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301-160, USA
Data categories: We have no influence on the scope of the data that is collected in this manner by the operators of the social networks. Please consult the respective privacy policy for details about the purpose and scope of the data processing, data collection, and data use on the part of Facebook and your rights and settings options pertaining thereto: www.facebook.com/policy.php
Purpose(s): Communication with the Facebook profile
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR We use the “Shariff” solution, which means that your browser will not establish a direct connection to Facebook until you have clicked the Facebook button.
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: Siehe Please consult the privacy policy of the providerdes Anbieters
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: Please consult the privacy policy of the provider
Data sources: Direct collection when interacting with the user

Twitter Social Plugin for the Alumniportal website

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Data categories: We have no influence on the scope of the data that is collected in this manner by the operators of the social networks. Please consult the respective privacy policy for details about the purpose and scope of the data processing, data collection, and data use on the part of Twitter and your rights and settings options pertaining thereto: www.twitter.com/privacy
Purpose(s): Kommunikation mit dem Twitter-ProfilCommunication with the Twitter profile
Legal basis (or bases): Artikel 6 Absatz 1 Buchstabe a) DSGVO Wir seArticle 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR We use the “Shariff” solution, which means that your browser will not establish a direct connection to Twitter until you have clicked the Twitter button.tzen die Shariff-Lösung ein, das bedeutet, erst wenn Sie den FacebookTwitter-Button angeklickt haben, baut Ihr Browser eine direkte Verbindung zu Facebook Twitter auf.
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: USA Privacy Shield ZertifizierungUS Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: Please consult the privacy policy of the provider
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: Keine Pflicht zur Bereitstellung, automatisierte Erhebung bei KontaNo obligation to provide personal dataktaufnahme
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: Please consult the privacy policy of the third party
Data sources: Direct collection when interacting with the user

LinkedIn Plugin for the Alumniportal website

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
Data categories: We have no influence on the scope of the data that is collected in this manner by the operators of the social networks. Please consult the respective privacy policy for details about the purpose and scope of the data processing, data collection, and data use on the part of LinkedIn and your rights and settings options pertaining thereto: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
Purpose(s): Communication with the LinkedIn profile
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR We use the “Shariff” solution, which means that your browser will not establish a direct connection to LinkedIn until you have clicked the LinkedIn button.
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: Please consult the privacy policy of the provider
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: No obligation to provide personal data
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: Please consult the privacy policy of the third party
Data sources: Direct collection when interacting with the user

LinkedIn Social Plugin for the login on the Community website

Information about the third party (contact data, nature of control, where applicable, essentials of the content of the joint controller arrangement): LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland, LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA
Data categories: Please see explanation below.
Purpose(s): Enabling a login in the Community by means of the LinkedIn profile, transfer of certain information from the LinkedIn profile
Legal basis (or bases): Article 6 (1)(a) of the GDPR We use the “Shariff” solution, which means that your browser will not establish a direct connection to LinkedIn until you have clicked the LinkedIn button.
Where applicable, pursued legitimate interests: ---
Recipients or categories of recipients: Please see “Information about the third party” column
Transfer to a third country (yes/no); if yes: adequacy decision, safeguards, or relevant derogating provision: US Privacy Shield certification
Storage periods or criteria for their determination: Please see explanation below.
Obligation to provide personal data and possible consequences of failure to provide: No obligation to provide personal data, automated collection when the service is accessed
Where applicable, exercise of the right of withdrawal: Please see explanation below.
Data sources: Direct collection when interacting with the user

On the Community website, we offer another registration option in addition to our own registration and login feature, namely, a registration by means of your LinkedIn data, which renders an additional registration/login superfluous. This feature is a service by LinkedIn (please see the “Information about the third party” column). After clicking the “Login with LinkedIn” button, you will be redirected to the login on the LinkedIn site. You may login with the data of your personal LinkedIn account. In the course of this process, a connection between your LinkedIn user account and the Community website is established. In the context of this connection, we receive the following data pertaining to you: first name, last name, e-mail address, photo, complete profile (including your professional experience, education, skills, and recommendations). We will process such data exclusively for the registration/login process on our site. When using the LinkedIn login, it may be the case that data about your visit of the Community website will be submitted to LinkedIn and will be further processed, which is beyond our control. Please find more information in LinkedIn’s privacy policy (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy).


III. Security advice

As a social network for alumni of the organisations Goethe-Institut e.V., DAAD e.V. and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, we provide a platform with which anyone interested can get in touch with other alumni and interested parties, be contacted by them, present oneself, etc.

We undertake to protect person-related data in accordance with the relevant laws and according to these data protection regulations and will make all technical and organisational arrangements that handling of person-related data observing data protection requires.

However, we would explicitly like to draw attention to the fact that we cannot protect the data made accessible to all users against misuse.

Generally, any Internet user can register with the Alumniportal Deutschland. This also means that we have no way to check whether users are always alumni entitled to use the system. We cannot guarantee a user's true identity. It is up to users themselves to get information about another user's identity, and it is their responsibility to choose whom they wish to confirm as a contact.
Please above all note the following:
Only make data public that you feel make sense regarding the Alumniportal Deutschland. Please take care to choose such data according to what you really wish to reveal about yourself. Data like your private telephone number, address, etc. should only be accessible to the contacts that you have confirmed, and not to all users.