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This is #DigitalCheckNRW

The #DigitalCheckNRW is an important project for the state government in NRW [North Rhine Westphalia] The aim is to enable digital participation for all citizens. You can test your own media skills via the check and fill  gaps by means of further training programs.

Data protection at #DigitalCheckNRW

We receive information as part of #DigitalCheckNRW and communication with you.
We want to make it clear with these data declaration which of your data are used for which purposes.

Why do we use personal data?

Personal data are stored when training providers from adult education institutions and libraries and others make their offers and courses available for the self-test.
The data are necessary in order to be able to realize precise connections. These offers are available to interested parties on a voluntary basis.

Where are personal data collected?

Personal data are currently collected and stored as part of the following offers:

  • Entry in the form of the database for the publication of a further education offer and/or the further education course. The data are transmitted in encrypted form.

What data are stored?

The following data are collected and stored in the various forms:

  • Last name and first name, institution name, email address, message

What data will be published?

As part of #DigitalCheckNRW, address data of participating adult education institutions and libraries are published on this website.
Interested people and those who use the check-up to test their own media skills can find tailor-made offers and courses in their region in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Publication of these data on the Internet also means that the information is collected by various search engines and made available for the public search for pages of #DigitalCheckNRW website.

Use of #DigitalCheckNRW, transfer of data

Collection of general information when visiting our website (server log files)

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • IP address
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Web pages that are accessed on our server
  • The date and time of the server request

This information is technically necessary in order to deliver the requested website content correctly and is mandatory when using the Internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensure a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

Processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in the aforementioned purposes for the collection of data. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible department and, if necessary, the order processor. Data are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check the data afterwards if we become aware of specific indications of an illegal use. Logfile data are analyzed statistically by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.


Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and by your browser. We can use the information contained in cookies to help you navigate and display our websites correctly. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transfer viruses to a computer.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They will be automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time we visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or more generally, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit this website’s functionality.

In no case will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.

Matomo Analysis Service

We use the web analytics service Matomo on our website. Matomo uses cookies for analysis. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and enable you to analyze your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookies, for example the time, location and frequency of your website visit including your IP address, is transmitted to our Matomo server and stored there. Your IP address will be anonymized immediately during this process, so that you remain anonymous for us as a user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website in full.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of these data about your visit, you can subsequently object to the storage and use at any time by clicking on the mouse. Afterwards, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo no longer collects any data about your visit. Please note that if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, this may also result in the deletion of the opt-out cookie by Matomo and may need to be reactivated by you.

Contact/email form

If you contact us via email or contact form with any questions, give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting us. A valid email address is required for this. This is used to assign the query and then answer it. Specification of additional data is optional. In addition, when sending the contact form, the IP address as well as the date and time are collected. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

You can alternatively contact us via the provided email address rather than using the contact form. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email will be stored.

These data are not passed on to third parties. These data are used only for processing the conversation.

The legal basis for the processing of the data are in the presence of the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the email contact is aimed at concluding a contract, then the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

The user has the ability to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue. In this case, all personal data that was stored during the course of the contact will be deleted.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests you send to us as the site operator. An encrypted connection is recognized by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Use of social media plug-ins

We are currently using the following social media plug-ins: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

When you visit our pages, the plug-ins establish a direct connection between your browser and the provider server. The provider receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. We would like to point out that we do not have any knowledge of the exact content of the transmitted data and their use. If you do not want your visit to our site to be associated with one of your social media user accounts, please log out of these user accounts for the time of your visit.


Twitter service functions on our pages are integrated. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature will link the websites you visit to your Twitter account and share them with other users. Data are also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not obtain knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Twitter. For more information, see Twitter's privacy statement at

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at:


We use, within our online offer functions and contents, Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, e.g. pictures, videos or texts. Buttons can also be included for publishing content or subscribing to posts. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram may associate the call to the named content and features with the users' own profiles. Instagram's Privacy Policy can be found at:


Our pages have plugins from Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like button” ("like”) on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “like button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For more information, see Facebook's privacy statement at


YouTube video integration

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The respective plugins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, it connects to YouTube servers. The YouTube server will be informed which pages you are visiting.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies, which collect information about the user's behavior. If you have disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to expect such cookies when viewing YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block saving cookies in the browser.

For more information on YouTube privacy, please refer to the privacy statement of the provider at:

Right of Objection

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of these data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the masthead or by email at

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact your regulatory authority at any time with a complaint. Your competent regulatory authority is determined by your state of residence, work or place of alleged injury. For a list of regulatory authorities (for the non-public sector) and an address, see:

Object to Advertising Emails

The use of contact data published within the framework of the masthead obligation for transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby rejected. The pages operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by means of spam emails.

Change of privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will apply to your return visit.

References:, activeMind AG and Uni-Münster/Jura.itm

As of: March 2020