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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Stiftung Mecklenburg, as operator of this website, takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the rules of data protection and this Privacy Statement.

Various types of personal data are collected when you visit this website. This data enables a personal identification of you. This statement explains what data we collect and how it is used by us. It also describes how it takes place and for what purpose.

Withdrawal of your consent for data processing

Many types of data processing require explicit consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, simply send us an email without formal requirements. Your withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of data processing carried out until your consent was withdrawn.


The controller for data processing on this website is:

Stiftung Mecklenburg
Geschäftsführer Dr. Florian Ostrop
Schliemannstraße 2
19055 Schwerin
Telefon: 0049-385-77 88 38 20
Fax: 0049-385-577 88 38 29


Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if data protection laws have been infringed. The competent supervisory authority for issues of data protection laws is the State Commissioner for Data Protection in the federal state in which our organisation is domiciled.

Der Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Werderstraße 74a
19055 Schwerin

Storage of access data in server log files

You can use the website at without providing personal details. However, our provider stores access data in server log files.

The provider of these pages uses server log files to automatically collect and store the following information that is transferred automatically to us by your browser. This applies to the following information:

- browser type and version
- installed operating system
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of the server request
- IP address (retention period: 7 days)

This data is not associated with data from other sources.

We use the open source web analysis software AWstats to analyse the log files.

The basis for this data processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 point b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

Use of cookies

We use cookies to make your visit to our website more pleasant and to enable to integration of certain features. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device. Most of our cookies are session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognise your browser when you return to our website (persistent cookies).
You can adjust the settings of your browser to receive an alert when a cookie is placed. This allows you to decide individually on the acceptance of cookies, to accept cookies in certain cases or to disable cookies entirely.


We integrate content hosted by on some of our pages. To integrate the content, we use the YouTube advanced security mode that limits the placing of cookies; nonetheless, data (e.g. your IP address) is transferred to YouTube and therefore to Google when you access the content.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC, is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
For more information about the data collected, visit the Google privacy policies at:


Use of the AddThis plug-in

This website uses social plug-ins (“Plug-ins”) by the bookmarking service AddThis, which is operated by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA (“AddThis”). The plug-ins are usually identifiable by the AddThis logo, for instance in the form of a white plus sign on an orange background. For an overview of the AddThis plug-ins and what they look like, visit:

Your browser will establish a direct connection with the AddThis servers when you access on our Internet presence that contains this kind of plug-in. AddThis transfers the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrates it in the page. In doing so, AddThis receives information that your browser has accessed this particular page on our Internet presence; it then places a cookie on your device to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) is transferred directly by your browser to an AddThis server in the United States and stored there. AddThis takes the data to create anonymised user profiles in order to show personalised and interest-based advertising to visitors of Internet pages containing the AddThis plug-in.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection, as well as the processing and use of the data by AddThis, refer to the AddThis privacy policy at:

Should you wish to object to the data collection by AddThis, effective for the future, please install an opt-out cookie, which you can download from the following link:

Alternatively, you can install add-ons in your browser that completely prevent the AddThis plug-ins from loading, e.g. the script blocker NoScript (