Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH
Kochstr. 6-7
D – 10969 Berlin
phone: +49-30-60988397-0
fax: +49-30-60988397-9
office (@)

VAT No. DE273272751

Falling Walls Fragments is a project of the Falling Walls Foundation gGmbH (a non-profit charity).

Managing Director (Geschäftsführerin)
Tatjana König
Chairman of the Board of Trustees (Kuratorium)
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mlynek

Warranty: Despite careful control we do not guarantee that information provided on this website is complete, accurate and current. We reserve the right to change information on this site at any time and without notice or update.



Data collection and storage policy

The Falling Walls Foundation attaches great importance to protecting personal data.

Personal data
Personal data are items of information that can be used to ascertain your identity. This includes information such as your name, street and/or postal address, telephone number and email address. Information that cannot be directly associated with your identity (such as the number of users of the site) is not considered to be personal data.

Personal data is collected on our blog only insofar as required for technical purposes and is stored if you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We continually work to improve our online content and for this purpose we gather statistical information and analyse the technical possibilities for usage. Visits to our blog are logged and analysed in anonymised form.

Storage of IP addresses; use of JavaScript and cookies
In order to access our blog the short term registration of your IP address is required. An IP address is a unique, globally valid identifier of your computer. As a private user, in most cases you will not use a constant IP address because an IP address is only assigned to you temporarily by your provider. However, the connection of user data to particular individuals is in principle possible with static IP addresses. Our server stores IP addresses for up to 24 hours. After this the access data is automatically anonymised.

We use cookies (small text files containing visitor information that are temporarily stored on your computer’s hard drive) in order to track frequency of use, repeated use and number of users of our website. The cookies used by us are anonymised and are used exclusively for the above purposes. We do not use them to learn about your personal user behaviour or to adapt the content of our blog to your personal browsing habits.

The data relating to your visit is collected via a JavaScript program embedded in the source code of our blog and forwarded to our web server. If JavaScript is disabled in your browser settings only some of the information will be recorded and the number of page views counted.

During your visit to our blog the following information is automatically logged in our user statistics

  • Your IP address – abbreviated after a maximum of 24 hours and thereby anonymised *
  • A unique number to distinguish visitors (if cookies are enabled)
  • URLs visited within our blog
  • Timing of page views
  • Type of HTML queries
  • Previously visited URL (if transmitted by browser) *
  • Name and version of your operating system *
  • Name, version and language preference of your browser *
  • Screen resolution and colour depth
  • Technologies and formats supported by browser (cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, Realplayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears)

* If JavaScript is disabled only the information marked with an asterisk (*) will be collected.

Our blog can generally be used without you having to disclose your identity. It is possible to configure your browser by modifying the browser settings so that cookies are rejected and the execution of JavaScript programs is disabled. If you want to do this, we recommend that you consult the information provided by your browser maker (for example, in the Help menu of your internet browser or on the relevant website), or contact your browser supplier for further assistance and information.

In addition, you can delete already enabled cookies yourself at any time by selecting the appropriate menu item in your internet browser or by deleting the cookies from the relevant directory on your hard drive.

Data required for newsletter

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter of Falling Walls Fragments, the data required for this will be stored by us. Your data are used only in order to provide you with the requested service and in order to respond to any queries. The data sets will be used for statistical evaluation to analyse system performance. We do not pass your data on to third parties and we do not use the data for other purposes. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter service at any time.

We guarantee that your data will not be sold or rented to other companies or organizations in the context of general address trading.