Privacy policy

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Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn


Data Protection Officer



The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany ( to analyse usage data. We do not use cookies for web analysis by default. If we use analysis and optimisation cookies, we will obtain your explicit consent separately in advance. If this is the case and you agree, cookies are used to enable a statistical range analysis of this website, a measurement of the success of our online marketing measures and test procedures, e.g. to test and optimise different versions of our online offer or its components. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

The data generated by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this regard, etracker was independently checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

The data processing is based on Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is the optimisation of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, the data that may possibly allow a reference to an individual person, such as IP address, registration or device IDs, will be anonymised or pseudonymised as soon as possible. etracker does not use the data for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time. Your objection has no disadvantageous consequences.

Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.

My Humboldt

In the case of users who register to create online applications or nominations, their surname, first name and e-mail address, as well as optionally a user name, are additionally recorded so that they can have password-protected access to their specific application forms and their personal area in the My Humboldt client portal.

This data is not used in any other way nor is it made available to third parties.Your consent to the storage of your data is voluntary. You may revoke your consent at any time. Please send your revocation to info[at]

External services

Please note that when you use integrated external services - such as Google Maps for showing locations or for directions to a particular address, YouTube for videos, Twitter for thematic news feeds - your IP address and possibly other personal data are sent to the respective service provider (Google, etc.) where it may be stored and analysed. We do not assume responsibility for this.



In order to receive the newsletter we offer on our website you can sign up using our registration form. The double opt-in process is used for this. A confirmation e-mail is sent to the e-mail address you entered on the registration form and you are requested to confirm it. Your registration becomes effective when you click on the activation link found in the confirmation e-mail. We use the personal data you have sent us solely for the purpose of sending the newsletter which can contain information or news.

We use rapidmail to send our newsletter. Consequently, your personal data are sent to rapidmail GmbH. In conjunction with this, rapidmail GmbH is prohibited from using your personal data for any other purpose than to send the newsletter. rapidmail GmbH is not permitted to share or sell your personal data. rapidmail is a certified, German newsletter software provider that was carefully selected on the basis of the requirements set forth in the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Germany’s Federal Data Protection Act.

You can revoke at any time your consent to having your personal data stored and used for sending the newsletter. This can be done by, for example, clicking on the de-register link in the newsletter.

Data Protection Officer of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation