This privacy statement explains to you the type, scope, and purpose of the personal data we (= the DW innovation team, represented by Deutsche Welle) collect on this website.

Server Logfiles, Cookies & Analytics

We collect data on each access to this website: the so-called server log files.
This access data includes:

  • the name of the web page or file requested by you
  • the date and time of access
  • the amount of data transferred
  • a notification of successful retrieval
  • your browser type and version
  • your operating system
  • the referrer URL (= the page you previously visited)
  • your IP address and the requesting provider

We only use this data for statistical purposes and to optimize and securely operate this website. This data is not related to specific individuals. This data will not be merged or compiled with other data sources. We reserve the right to examine this data retrospectively when concrete evidence of unlawful use has been made known to us.


This website uses Matomo web analytics (formerly known as Piwik). Matomo uses cookies (= small text files stored on your computer) which allow us to track online visits. The information generated by the cookies – including your shortened IP address – is transferred to our server and stored for the purpose of usage analysis and website optimisation. Your IP address is immediately anonymized. Information on your usage of this website will not be made available to third parties.

If you want to disable cookies, you can do so by changing your browser settings (instructions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari). As a consequence, you may lose some features and functionality on this website.

Email contact

If you get in touch with us via email, your contact info is stored in order to process the request and answer follow-up questions. We do not share your contact information without your consent.

Third party services

This website may include content by third parties, e.g. videos or slides or social media posts. In order to display this content, your IP address needs to be transferred to third parties. Our policy is to try and only embed content by third parties who exclusively use IP addresses for data delivery. We have, however, no bearing on any attempt to store IP addresses, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we hear about any such attempt, we will inform you.

Social plug-ins


This website uses plugins for the social network LinkedIn (LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). You can recognize them by the LinkedIn logo (in this case: a white “in” on a white circle).

If you access a page with LinkedIn features, a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server is established via the plugin. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our page with your IP address.

If you click on the LinkedIn button while logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can share a specific page (e.g. a blog post) to your LinkedIn profile. This will allow LinkedIn to associate our content with your account. We would like to point out that we neither know exactly what kind of data LinkedIn receives nor how it is processed subsequently.

For more information, see LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy.

If you want to avoid being tracked by LinkedIn, try logging out of your account before visiting our website.


This website uses plugins for the social network Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). You can recognize them by the Twitter logo (in this case: a blue bird on a white circle). With the help of Twitter buttons it is possible to a) share dw_innovation content on Twitter and b) follow dw_innovation on Twitter.

If you access a page that contains a Twitter button, your browser will connect to Twitter’s servers; the content of the Twitter button is sent to you directly by Twitter. As far as we know, your IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted in the process, but only used to display the button. We would like to point out that we’re ultimately unaware of the amount of data collected and used by Twitter.

For more information, see Twitter’s Privacy Policy.

If you want to avoid being tracked by Twitter, try logging out of your account before visiting our website.