Privacy Policy

We are currently updating our Privacy Policy to adhere to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) where applicable. Please refer to for the most updated information regarding your rights. The following text is a preliminary translation for your convenience:

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung India Office gives greatest importance to protection of your personal data. It adheres strictly to the legal provisions governing the permissibility of handling of personal data - in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU GPDR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) - and has taken the necessary technical and organisational measures for data protection. Indian law applies accordingly.

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

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung India Office
Also known as Friedrich Ebert Foundation
K- 70 B, Hauz Khas Enclave
New Delhi 110016



Data Protection Officer, supervisory authority

The contact address of the Data Protection Officer of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V. is:

Thomas Müthlein

You are entitled to file a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority (Article 13, section 2 (d) of the GDPR). The supervisory authority in charge of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the North Rhine-Westphalian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, 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 the 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

The use of offers from the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (eg publications or events) or the processing of inquiries (eg for scholarships) usually require the provision of personal data (eg contact details such as names, postal addresses, email addresses). The collection, processing and use of this data is only permitted to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to the extent strictly limited by the statutory provisions (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letters b and a EU GPDR).

Furthermore, if the legal requirements are met, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung will use this data to inform you about other events, publications and activities of the Foundation (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 letters a and f EU GPDR); As a rule, we ask for your consent. Submission to third parties will only take place if we are legally obliged to do so (eg to authorities) or if you have given us your consent. As far as the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung engages service companies to provide technical support for computer-aided work processes, this is done in accordance with the regulations applicable to order data processing (Article 28 EU GPDR).

If your consent is required (eg also when registering to receive the newsletter), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung pays great attention to compliance with the substantive and formal requirements for proper consent (Article 7 of the GDPR). 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 EU GPDR); 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 EU GPDR). Please contact info(at) in this case.

Deletion of data (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 EU GPDR.


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 Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung website uses the following services that use cookies: Google Maps, Google Custom Search and YouTube. For more information, please click on the marked services.

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 EU GPDR, § 34 BDSG. Please contact info(at) with your request. You have the right to request the correction of incorrect data concerning you (Article 16 EU GPDR).

You also have the right to delete the data relating to you under the conditions specified in Article 17 EU GPDR, § 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 EU GPDR 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 direct your objection to info(at)

Matomo Web Analytics (formerly Piwik)

This website uses Matomo Web Analytics (formerly Piwik), a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymised prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. 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.