Privacy policy for the social media offer


Privacy policy for the TAB presence on Twitter

The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) uses the technical platform and services of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 U.S.A. for the short news service offered. Responsible for the data processing of persons living outside the United States is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.

We would like to point out that you use the Twitter short message service offered and its functions (as well as the Twitter feed that can be activated on our website) at your own responsibility.

Information about which data is processed by Twitter and for what purposes it is used can be found in the Twitter privacy policy:

The information collected by the cookies from this provider is usually sent to a server in the USA and stored there. If the data is transferred to the USA, the data transfer is based on the existence of standard contractual clauses.

The TAB has no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by Twitter, the type of processing and use or the transfer of this data to third parties. It also has no effective means of control in this respect. By using Twitter, your personal data will be collected, transferred, stored, disclosed and used by Twitter Inc. and, in doing so, transferred, stored and used in the United States, Ireland and any other country in which Twitter Inc. does business, regardless of your place of residence. Twitter processes data that you voluntarily enter such as your name and user name, e-mail address, telephone number or the contacts in your address book when you upload or synchronize it. Twitter also evaluates the content you share to determine what topics you are interested in, stores and processes confidential messages that you send directly to other users, and can determine your location using GPS data, wireless network information, or your IP address to send you advertising or other content.

Twitter Inc. may use analysis tools such as Twitter or Google analytics for evaluation purposes. TAB has no influence on the use of such tools by Twitter Inc. and has not been informed about such potential use. If tools of this kind are used by Twitter Inc. for the TAB's account, the TAB has not commissioned, approved or otherwise supported this in any way. Nor will the data obtained from the analysis be made available to us. Only certain non-personal information about tweet activity, such as the number of profile or link clicks through a particular tweet, can be viewed by the TAB via your account. Furthermore, the TAB has no way of preventing or disabling the use of such tools on your Twitter account.

Finally, Twitter also receives information when you view content, for example, even if you have not created an account. This so-called "log data" may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, information about the website and pages you previously visited, your location, your mobile operator, the device you are using (including device ID and application ID), the search terms you used, and cookie information.

Twitter buttons or widgets embedded in web pages and the use of cookies enable Twitter to track your visits to these web pages and associate them with your Twitter profile. This data can be used to offer content or advertising tailored to you. Since Twitter Inc. is a non-European provider with a European branch only in Ireland, it is not bound by German data protection regulations. This concerns, for example, your rights to information, blocking or deletion of data or the possibility to object to the use of usage data for advertising purposes.

You can restrict the processing of your data in the general settings of your Twitter account as well as in the section "Privacy and Security". In addition, you can restrict Twitter access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. on mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers) in the settings there. However, this is dependent on the operating system used.

Further information on these points is available on the following Twitter support pages: policy

You can find out about the possibility of viewing your own data on Twitter here:

Information about the conclusions drawn from Twitter to you can be found here:

Information on the available personalization and data protection settings can be found here (with further references):

You also have the option of requesting information via the Twitter privacy form or the archive requirements:

The TAB also processes your data. Although it does not collect any data on its Twitter account itself. However, the data you enter on Twitter, in particular your user name and the content published under your account, will be processed by us to the extent that we re-tweet or reply to your tweets, if applicable, or write tweets from us that refer to your account. The data that you freely publish and distribute on Twitter is thus included by us in our offer and made available to our followers.

Privacy policy for the TAB presence on Instagram

The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) uses the technical platform and services of Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, for the information service offered.

We would like to point out that you use this Instagram site and its functions at your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (for example, commenting or rating).

When you visit our Instagram site, Instagram records, among other things, your IP address and other information that is available on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of the Instagram site, with statistical information about the use of the Instagram site.

The data collected about you in this context is processed by Instagram Inc. and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. What information Instagram receives and how it is used is described in general terms in Instagram's Privacy Policy. It also provides information on how to contact Instagram and how to set up advertising. The Privacy Policy is available at the following link:

The manner in which Instagram uses data from visits to Instagram sites for its own purposes, the extent to which activities on the Instagram site are attributed to individual users, how long Instagram stores such data, and whether data from a visit to the Instagram site is shared with third parties is not conclusively and clearly stated by Instagram and is not known to us.

When you access an Instagram page, the IP address assigned to your terminal device is transmitted to Instagram. According to Instagram, this IP address is anonymized (for "German" IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Instagram also stores information about its users' end devices (for example, as part of the "login notification" function); if necessary, Instagram may be able to assign IP addresses to individual users.

If you are currently logged into Instagram as a user, a cookie containing your Instagram ID will be placed on your device. This enables Instagram to understand that you have visited this site and how you have used it. This also applies to all other Instagram pages. Using Instagram buttons embedded in web pages, Instagram is able to track your visits to these web pages and assign them to your Instagram profile. This data can be used to provide content or advertising tailored to your needs.

To avoid this, you should log out of Instagram or disable the "stay logged in" feature, delete the cookies on your device, and exit and restart your browser. This will delete Instagram information that can be used to identify you immediately. This allows you to use our Instagram site without revealing your Instagram ID. When you access interactive features of the site (Like, Comment, Messages, and more), an Instagram login screen will appear. Once you log in, Instagram will recognize you as a specific user again.

For information on how to manage or delete existing information about you, see the Instagram Settings and Instagram Help section.

As the provider of the information service, we do not collect or process any other data from your use of our service.

Privacy policy for the TAB presence on LinkedIn

The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) uses the technical platform and services of LinkedIn for the information service offered. In principle, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Ireland/EU - "LinkedIn") is solely responsible for the processing of personal data when visiting our LinkedIn site. For more information about LinkedIn's processing of personal data, please visit

When you visit, follow or interact with our LinkedIn company site, LinkedIn processes personal data to provide us with statistics and insights in an anonymous form. This provides us with information about the types of actions that people take on our site (so-called site insights). For this purpose, LinkedIn processes in particular such data that you have already provided to LinkedIn via the information in your profile, such as information on function, country, industry, seniority, company size and employment status. LinkedIn will also process information about how you interact with our LinkedIn business site, such as whether you are a follower of our LinkedIn business site. LinkedIn does not provide us with any personal information about you through the Site Insights. We only have access to the summarized Page-Insights. It is also not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual members from the information on the Seiten-Insights. This processing of personal data within the framework of Seiten-Insights is carried out by LinkedIn and us as jointly responsible parties. The processing serves our legitimate interest in evaluating the types of actions performed on our LinkedIn company site and improving our company site based on these insights. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DSGVO. We have entered into an agreement with LinkedIn on processing as jointly responsible party, which defines the distribution of the data protection obligations between us and LinkedIn. The agreement is available at: Afterwards the following applies:

  • LinkedIn and we have agreed that LinkedIn is responsible for enabling you to exercise your rights under the DSGVO. You can contact LinkedIn online via the following link ( or contact LinkedIn via the contact details in the Privacy Policy. You can contact the Privacy Officer at LinkedIn Ireland at the following link: You may also contact us at our contact details to exercise your rights in relation to the processing of personal data within the framework of the Site Insigts. In such a case we will forward your request to LinkedIn.
  • LinkedIn and we have agreed that the Irish Data Protection Commission will be the lead regulatory authority overseeing the processing for Seiten-Insights. You always have the right to file a complaint with the Irish Data Protection Commission (see or any other regulatory body.

Please note that in accordance with the LinkedIn Privacy Policy, LinkedIn may also process personal information in the United States or other third countries. LinkedIn will only transfer personal data to countries for which an adequacy decision has been made by the European Commission under Art. 45 DSGVO or on the basis of appropriate guarantees under Art. 46 DSGVO.

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If you have any questions regarding our information offer, you can contact us by phone +49 30 28491-0 or wiko de.

Further information on data protection at TAB of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology including the contact details of the official data protection officer can be found in our general data protection declaration.