Legal notice/provider identification pursuant to section 5 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG)

Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland gGmbH

Ferdinand-Braun-Platz 1
40549 Düsseldorf

Berlin representative office:
Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland gGmbH
Behrenstraße 18
10117 Berlin

Telephone: +49 211 533-3940
E-mail: andrea.zinnenlauf(at)

The Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland gGmbH foundation exclusively and directly pursues not-for-profit and charitable purposes within the meaning of the 'tax-privileged purposes' section of the German Fiscal Code.

Account for donations:
IBAN: DE54 3007 0010 0270 0144 00
Bank: Deutsche Bank Düsseldorf

VAT identification number pursuant to section 27 a: DE225281511
District Court Düsseldorf HRB 42767

Executive management: Dr. Mark Speich (chair), Sebastian Gallander, Thomas Holtmanns 

Board of Trustees: Dr. Hannes Ametsreiter (chair), Andreas Lebert, Dr Monika Wulf-Mathies

Responsible for content pursuant to section 55 para. 2 of the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (RStV): Dr. Mark Speich

Website design: fountain, Düsseldorf

Implementation and technical aspects of the website:, Korschenbroich

Additional web offerings of the Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland foundation:

We are pleased that you are visiting the Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland website and would like to thank you for your interest in our foundation, our publications and our services. We attach great importance to protecting your privacy when using our websites. We therefore ask you to make yourself aware of the following information.

Disclaimer: content of online offering
The contents of our pages have been prepared with great care. However, we cannot provide any warranty for the accuracy, completeness or currency of the contents. As a service provider, pursuant to section 7 para. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) we are responsible for our own content on these pages in line with the general legislation. However, under sections 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider we are not obliged to monitor external information that is transmitted or stored or to research circumstances that point to illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general legislation remain unaffected. However, any liability in this context is only possible from the time at which we become aware of a concrete legal infringement. If we become aware of corresponding legal infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Disclaimer: links and cross-references
Despite the careful selection and verification of our links, Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland cannot assume any liability for the content of external sources. We have no influence on the content of selected links to external third-party websites. As a result, Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland cannot provide any warranty for this external content. At all times, the respective provider or operator of the pages is responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal infringements at the time of linking. There was no evidence of unlawful content at the time of linking. However, in the absence of concrete indications of a legal infringement it is not reasonable to expect the permanent monitoring of the content of linked pages. If we become aware of legal infringements, we will remove such links immediately. This applies to all the links and cross-references placed within the internet offering and to all forms of external entries that are possible via external write access.

Disclaimer: copyright
Unless otherwise indicated, text and images are subject to German copyright law. Any form of reproduction, editing, dissemination and any type of exploitation outside of the limits of copyright law require the written consent and express authorisation of Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland. Local downloads or printouts for personal, non-commercial use are an exception in this regard. No legal claims whatsoever can be asserted on the basis of the information and text on the website and their currency.

All the trademarks mentioned within the internet offering, which may be protected by third parties, are subject – without restriction – to the provisions of valid trademark law, as amended, and the rights of possession of the respective registered owners. The conclusion that trademarks are not protected by the rights of third parties must not be drawn on account of their mere mention alone.

Insofar as the contents on this site were not prepared by the operator, the copyright of third parties will be observed. In particular, third-party contents will be indicated as such. Should you nonetheless become aware of a copyright infringement, we would ask you to draw this to our attention. If we become aware of legal infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Disclaimer: data protection
The use of our website is generally possible without the statement of personal data. Insofar as personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this will always take place – as far as possible – on a voluntary basis. We will not pass this data on to third parties without your express consent.

We would draw your attention to the fact that data transmission on the internet (such as in communication via e-mail) can exhibit security shortcomings. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

We hereby expressly oppose the use by third parties of contact details published under the obligation to provide legal information in order to send advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly retain the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example via spam mails.

Data protection declaration: web analytics
When you visit our website, as standard practice we store various pieces of technical information (such as, for example, the shortened IP address, the time and the time spent on the website, the operating system, the browser type, the page requests and the website from which you are visiting us). As pseudonymised data, this information is used exclusively for statistical purposes and to optimise our internet offering.

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a so-called web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files that are stored on your computer which enable us to analyse your use of our website. The information produced by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US, where it is stored. However, via the activation of IP anonymisation on our website, your IP address is shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other treaty states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of our website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide additional services for Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland associated with the use of the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be pooled with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would draw your attention to the fact that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of the data produced by the cookie that relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics

Data protection declaration: Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our web pages. You can identify the Facebook plug-ins via the Facebook logo or the Like button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here:

When you visit our pages, a direct link is established via the plug-in between your browser and the Facebook server. This provides Facebook with the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook Like button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. We draw your attention to the fact that we, as the provider of the pages, are not made aware of the content of the data transmitted or of its use by Facebook. You can find further information in the Facebook data protection declaration at:

If you do not wish Facebook to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Data protection declaration: Google+1
Collection and forwarding of information:
You can use the Google + 1 button to publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given a +1 for an item of content as well as information on the page that you have viewed when clicking on +1. Together with your profile name and your photo, your +1s can be superimposed as tips in Google services such as in search results or in your Google profile, or at other locations on websites and adverts on the internet.

Google records information on your +1 activities to improve the Google services for you and others. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you require a globally visible, public Google profile that must, as a minimum, contain the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other information identifying you.

Use of the information collected:
As well as the purposes explained above, the information you provided will be used in accordance with the Google data protection provisions, as amended. Google may publish summarised statistics on users' +1 activities or forward them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.

Data protection declaration: Twitter plug-ins
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. In using Twitter and the retweet function, the websites you have visited are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. As part of this process, data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We draw your attention to the fact that we, as the provider of the pages, are not made aware of the content of the data transmitted or of its use by Twitter. You can find further information in the Twitter data protection declaration at:

You can amend your data protection settings for Twitter in the account settings at:

Disclaimer: legal effect
This disclaimer must be considered as a part of the internet offering from which you were referred to this page. Insofar as parts or individual wordings of this text do not, no longer or do not fully comply with the current legal situation, the content or validity of the other parts of the document will not be affected. The conditions of use and the entire legal relationships between the users of this website and the Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland gGmbH foundation are exclusively subject to German law, excluding international conflict of law rules.

Legal infringement: please contact us
If you have any complaints about this website or you identify infringements of valid laws, please contact us immediately so that we can examine and act on your concerns.

E-mail: andrea.zinnenlauf(at)