Privacy Policy

Data Protection

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation attaches the greatest importance to the protection of your personal data. It adheres strictly to the legal provisions governing the permissibility of the handling of personal data – in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) – and has taken the necessary technical and organizational measures for data protection.

The following notes are intended to give you an overview of how we ensure this protection, in particular what type of data we collect, process and use for what purposes and what rights are granted to you by law.

Responsible for Data Processing

Responsible (Article 4 No. 7 DS-BER) is the

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung East-Jerusalem
Mount of Olives St. 27
Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem 91251

Data protection officer, supervisory authority

The contact address of the data protection officer of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. is:

Thomas Müthlein

You have the right to address complaints to the data protection supervisory authorities(Article 13 (2) (d) DS-GVO). For the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V., the competent supervisory authority is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kavalleriestraße 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf.

Automatically Collected Data

By default, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung collects and stores the following information that has been automatically transmitted to us via your browser when you access this website in its server log files:

  • Browser type / version
  • used operating system
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Date and time of server request

This information cannot be assigned to specific persons by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. They are evaluated exclusively anonymously and used to improve the content and function of the website. A combination of this data with other data sources or the creation of personal user profiles in any other way will not be done.

Personal Data of the User, Processing Purposes

When registering to receive the newsletter, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung pays close attention to compliance with the substantive and formal requirements for proper consent (Article 7 DS-BER). You always have the option of retrieving the content of your consent form. In addition, you can revoke your consent to the processing and use of your data at any time (Article 7 para. 3 DS-GVO); this also applies to the revocation of a declaration of consent that you had given to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung before 25 May 2018 (application of the DS-GVO). Please contact info(at) in this case.

Cancellation (Right to be Forgotten)

Subject to statutory retention requirements, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will delete your data once the purpose underlying the storage has been achieved, you have revoked your consent or one of the other cases listed in Article 17 DS-BER.


The websites use so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. However, you have the option to set up your browser to notify you when you should receive a cookie. Then you can decide for yourself whether you want to allow it or not. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.

Web analysis tools, plugins

The website of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung uses the following services, which use cookies: Google Maps and YouTube. You can obtain additional information by clicking on the indicated services.


In order to join the FES Palestine mailing list, you have to be subscribed. Subscription needs an email address where double-opt in procedure is enabled. This means a confirmation email is sent to your email address when subscribing to our list. This procedure is put in place in order to make sure that only the rightful owner of the email address receives our newsletter.

The FES Palestine newsletter platform is provided by Mailchimp. It is a US online marketing company operated by The Rocket Science Group LLC and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Yet, it is obliged to act according to the General Data Protection Regulations and abide by the EU data protection law (as specified in the Mailchimp "Customer EU Data Processing Addendum 8.2. Privacy Shield"). To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks and view certification, click here. Where required by law, Mailchimp will collect personal information only where they have our consent to do so.

Mailchimp data protection rights enable us to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws. In case you no longer want to receive our newsletter, you can opt-out at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the newsletter sent to you, or contact us directly to update or delete your data.

After you unsubscribe, Mailchimp will mark your email as unsubscribed so you don’t receive our newsletter anymore. However, Mailchimp keeps the email address in our unsubscribed list. If you wish to permanently delete your email from our records, please contact us directly by sending us an email to info(at) in order to manually delete it from Mailchimp.

Mailchimp takes appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. For further information about Mailchimp security practices please click here.

This privacy policy might change from time to time. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice, which we may give by posting on the website. We encourage you to review this privacy policy often to stay informed of changes that may affect you.

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Matomo web analysis tool (previously Piwik)

Matomo web analysis software sets a cookie on the user's computer.

Here you can decide whether to allow a unique web analysis cookie to be set in your browser in order to enable the operator of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data. If you wish to opt out, click the following link in order to have the Matomo deactivation cookie placed in your browser.

Your Rights

You have the right at any time to obtain information about the data stored by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung on your person, their origin and recipient, the purpose of the storage as well as to provide further information in accordance with Article 15 DS-GVO, § 34 BDSG. Please contact with this request.

You have the right to demand the correction of incorrect data concerning you (Article 16 DS-BER).

You also have the right to delete the data relating to you under the conditions specified in Article 17 DS-GVO, § 35 BDSG. Please contact info(at) in this case.

You have the rights to restriction of processing according to Article 18 of the GDPR, to data transferability acc. Article 20 of the DS-BER and opposition to Article 21. Insofar as the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung uses your data for sending event announcements, publication offers or other information (direct mail), you may object to their use for these purposes; the data will then no longer be processed and used for these purposes (Article 21 (2), 3 DS-BER). You can address your objection freely to info(at)