Data Privacy information

Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Labs Research & Innovation) attaches great importance to protecting your personal data. We always inform you what personal data we collect, how your data is used, and how you can influence the process.

1. What data is recorded, how is it used, and how long is it stored?
a) Technical characteristics: When you visit our websites, the web server temporarily records the domain name or your computer’s IP address, the file requested (file name and URL) by the client, the http response code, and the website from which you are visiting us. The recorded data is used solely for data security purposes, particularly to protect against attempted attacks on our web server (Article 6 (1f) GDPR). We do not use it to create individual user profiles nor do we share this information with third parties. It is erased after thirty days at the latest. We reserve the right to statistically analyze anonymized data records.

2. Controlling data used by social-media plug-ins and links to social media platforms
Neither social media plugins nor links to social media platforms are used on the Telekom Challenge website or on the Telekom Challenge platform.

3. Will my usage habits be evaluated, e.g. for advertising purposes or tracking?

Explanations and definitions
We want you to enjoy using our websites and take advantage of our products and services. We have an economic interest in ensuring this is the case. Deutsche Telekom or its contract data processors create usage profiles that comply with the legal requirements. This information cannot be traced back to you directly. The following information is intended to provide you with general information on the various purposes of processing data. The cookie message displayed when visiting our webpages gives you the opportunity to permit or reject the use of cookies.

Tag management (strictly necessary)
Tag management allows us to manage the use of tools on the different web pages of our web portal. A tag is set for each page to do this. The tag content determines which tools will be used for this page. Tag management is used to assure that the tools are in each individual case only used where appropriate.

Market research / Reach measurement (opt-in)
We do not use any market research analytical tools as well as individually targeted and personalized take-action and click recommendations on the Telekom Challenge website or on the Telekom Challenge platform.

a) Required cookies
We use only technical (required) cookies on the Telekom Challenge website and on the Telekom Challenge platform. These cookies are required to enable you to navigate through the web pages and use key functions. They support basic functions, such as order processing in the online shop and access to secured areas of the web page. They also serve the purpose of performing an anonymous analysis of user patterns, which we use to continuously develop and improve our web pages for you. The legal basis for these cookies is Article 6 (1) b GDPR.

CompanyPurposeStorage periodInvolved as
Schaltzeit GmbHBrute Force Attack PreventionValid for 1 yearOwner
Schaltzeit GmbHLayout saving cookieValid for 30 daysOwner
Schaltzeit GmbHAuthentificationValid only during the sessionOwner
Schaltzeit GmbHSession IDValid only during the sessionOwner
Schaltzeit GmbHOptimization of the mobile viewValid only during the sessionOwner
Schaltzeit GmbHRefusal or acceptance of cookiesValid for 1 yearOwner
FontAwesomeLicense informationValid for 2 yearsProcessors
FontAwesomeLicense informationValid for 1 yearProcessors
WordPress – HappyLocalTime pluginTime zone detectionValid only during the sessionProcessors


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b) Analytical cookies
We do not use any analytical cookies at the Telekom Challenge website or on the Telekom Challenge platform.

c) Marketing cookies/retargeting
We do not use any analytical cookies at the Telekom Challenge website or on the Telekom Challenge platform.

d) Services by other companies (independent third party providers)
Some of our web pages feature services of third party providers, who bear the sole responsibility for their services. When you visit one of our web pages, cookies or similar technologies may collect data and send it to third parties. Some of the data may be transmitted for Deutsche Telekom’s own purposes. The legal basis for these cookies is Article 6 (1) a GDPR. The scope, purpose and legal basis on which further processing is carried out for the third party’s own purposes can be found in the third party’s data privacy information. Information about these independent third party providers can be found in the following.

4. Where can I find the information that is important to me?
This data privacy information provides an overview of the items which apply to Deutsche Telekom processing your data in this web portal.
Further information, including information on data privacy information for specific products, is available at https://www.telekom.com/en/corporate-responsibility/data-protection-data-security/data-protection and https://www.telekom.com/en/deutsche-telekom/privacy-policy-1744.

5. Who is responsible for data processing? Who should I contact if I have any queries regarding data privacy at Deutsche Telekom?
Deutsche Telekom AG (T-Labs Research & Innovation) (Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7, 10587 Berlin)acts as the data controller. If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Services department or the Global Data Privacy Officer, Dr. Claus D. Ulmer, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 140, 53113 Bonn, Germany, datenschutz@telekom.de.

6. What rights do I have?
You have the right
a) To request information on the categories of personal data concerned, the purposes of the processing, any recipients of the data, and the envisaged storage period (Art. 15 GDPR);
b) To request that incorrect or incomplete data be rectified or supplemented (Article 16 GDPR);
c) To withdraw consent at any time with effect for the future (Art. 7 (3) GDPR);
d) To object to the processing of data on the grounds of legitimate interests, for reasons relating to your particular situation (Article 21 (1) GDPR);
e) To request the erasure of data in certain cases under Art. 17 GDPR – especially if the data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or is unlawfully processed, or you withdraw your consent according to (c) above or object according to (d) above;
f) To demand, under certain circumstances, the restriction of data where erasure is not possible or the erasure obligation is disputed (Art. 18 GDPR);
g) To data portability, i.e., you can receive the data that you provided to us in a commonly used and machine-readable format such as CSV, and can, where necessary, transfer the data to others (Art. 20 GDPR);
h) to file a complaint about the data processing with the responsible supervisory authority (for telecommunications contracts: the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Bundesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit); for any other matters: State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen)).

7. Who does Deutsche Telekom pass my data on to?
To processors, i.e., companies we engage to process data within the legally defined scope, Article 28 GDPR (service providers, agents). In this case, Deutsche Telekom also remains responsible for protecting your data. We engage companies particularly in the following areas: IT, sales, marketing, finance, consulting, customer services, HR, logistics, and printing. To cooperation partners who, on their own responsibility, provide services for you or in conjunction with your Deutsche Telekom contract. This is the case if you order services of these partners from us, if you consent to the involvement of the partner, or if we involve the partner on the basis of legal permission.
Owing to legal obligations: In certain cases, we are legally obliged to transfer certain data to a state authority that requests it.

8. Where is my data processed?
Your data will be processed in Germany and other European countries. If, in exceptional cases, your data is also processed in countries outside the European Union (i.e., in third party countries), this is done only if you have explicitly given your consent, if it is required so we can provide you with services, or if it is prescribed by law (Article 49 GDPR). Furthermore, your data is processed in third party countries only if certain measures ensure a suitable level of data protection (e.g., EU Commission’s adequacy decision or suitable guarantees, Art. 44 et seq. GDPR).

This data privacy information was last updated 17.11.2020.

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