Data Protection

Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We strictly adhere to the rules of the data protection laws. Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent technically necessary. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons.

Piwik Web Analysis

This website uses Piwik, an open source software for the statistical evaluation of visitor access. Piwik uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you (selected pages, day, time and duration of use etc.). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred to the web server and stored there. No personal data is stored. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before saving it. The collected data will not be transferred to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of the collected data by Piwik in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Collection, processing and use of personal data and their purpose

The collection, processing and use of personal data within the scope of is only carried out for the purpose stated below and in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations: Communication with the ambassador on campaign content.

We collect personal data when you register as an ambassador for the Brain City campaign on Berlin Sciences. For the registration we need your name, institution, function, address, e-mail address, optional is the entry of a telephone number. On the site will be published only name, institution and function.

In addition to these personal details, you must provide the following information (required field):"What is your focus of research?","Since when do you live in Berlin","Your personal message for the science location Berlin" and "Why did you choose Berlin as the center of your life?". Optionally answers to the questions "From your point of view: What is so special about Berlin?" and "What are you doing in your spare time?" can be given.

This information is presented in the section "Our Ambassadors". Insofar as the data are marked as mandatory fields, the data must be entered, information in other data fields is voluntary.

Every time a user accesses a file and every time a file is called up, data are stored in a log file. The storage serves exclusively internal system-related and statistical purposes. In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval:

  • Name of the downloaded file
  • Date and time of access
  • transferred data volume
  • Message whether the retrieval was successful
  • Description of the type of web browser used
  • Inquiring domain

These raw statistical data are deleted after 30 days. The operators have access to all the data you provide on the website.

Personal data is also collected when using the "Registration as Brain City Berlin Ambassador" form. These data will only be stored within the framework of the campaign and will only be used for the presentation on the website. By submitting the form you agree to the processing of your data.

Data transfer

Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons.

Deletion of personal data

We will delete your data if the stated purpose of collecting, processing or using the data has ceased to exist, e. g. because the Brain City campaign has been discontinued or in the event of violations of the terms of use.


When visiting the website, so-called "cookies" can be stored on the user's computer. This serves above all to make the online visit more pleasant and individual. Cookies are files that identify the user as a specific customer and can store his personal preferences when using the website, but also technical information. The main advantage for the user is that he/she does not have to re-enter the information contained in the cookies every time he/she visits the website.

In itself, cookies do not necessarily contain or disclose personal information. However, if the user enters personal information on the website, it can be linked to the data stored in the cookies. However, operators of other websites do not have access to these files. The user can also completely disable the use of cookies in the settings of his browser program.

However, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH would like to point out that some areas of the website may not function properly if the user's browser is set to refuse to accept cookies or similar mechanisms. The information obtained by means of cookies is only linked to other information that enables the identification of the user's person to the extent that this is necessary for the use of the offers.
Google Analytics, Google Earth and Google Search

The website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses information generated by cookies about the user's use of the website (including his IP address) and transmits it to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the user, to compile reports on website activity for the website operator Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate the user's IP address with other data of Google Inc. By using this website, the user agrees to the processing of the data collected about him by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.
The website uses the Google Earth service of Google Inc. to display the Berlin-Sciences-Navigator or reserves the right to use it.

The website also uses the Internet search engine of Google Inc. for a custom search or reserves the right to use it.

You can decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data.

If you wish to opt out, click the link below to place the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.