When you visit our social media pages, it may be necessary to process your personal data. In the following, we would like to inform you about the handling of your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


We, the German Centre of Gerontology (DZA), Manfred-von-Richthofen-Straße 2, 12101 Berlin, operate the following social media sites:

    X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/altersfragen

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBzhruWQjPRVRTD3xfjdSlw/featured

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/deutsches-zentrum-f%C3%BCr-altersfragen-e.v./mycompany/?viewAsMember=true

In addition to us, the respective provider of the social media platform is also responsible for the processing of your personal data. Insofar as we can influence this and parameterise the data processing, we will work within the scope of the possibilities available to us to ensure that the provider of the social media platform handles the data in a manner that complies with data protection regulations. In this context, please also refer to the data protection information of the respective social media platform.

Data processing by us

The data you enter on our social media pages, such as user names, comments, videos, pictures, likes, public messages, etc., are published by the social media platform and are not processed by us for other purposes. We only reserve the right to delete content if this should be necessary. Where applicable, we share your content on our site if this is a function of the social media platform and communicate with you via the social media platform.

If you make a request to us on the social media platform, depending on the content, we may also refer you to other secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality. For example, you always have the option of sending us your enquiries to the address given in the imprint or to dza-berlindzade. The choice of the appropriate communication channel is your own responsibility.

The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The data processing is carried out in the interest of our public relations work and communication with you.

Some social media platforms compile statistics based on usage data and contain information about your interaction with our social media site. We cannot influence the implementation and provision of these statistics, nor can we prevent them. We process this information in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR in the legitimate interest of validating the use of our social media pages and improving our content in a target group-oriented manner.

As already explained, where the provider of the social media platform gives us the opportunity, we take care to design our social media pages to be as data protection-compliant as possible. In particular, we therefore do not use the demographic, interest-based, behaviour-based or location-based target group definitions for advertising that the provider of the social media platform may make available to us. Overall, we do not use the social media platform for advertising purposes.

If you wish to object to specific data processing over which we have influence, please contact us using the contact details provided in the imprint. We will then review your objection or forward it to the social media platform if necessary.

Data processing by the provider of the social media platform

The provider of the social media platform uses web tracking methods. The web tracking can also take place regardless of whether you are logged in or registered with the social media platform.

We would therefore like to point out that it cannot be ruled out that the provider of the social media platform uses your profile and behavioural data to evaluate, for example, your habits, personal relationships, preferences, etc. We have no influence on this. In this respect, we have no influence on the processing of your data by the provider of the social media platform, so that the use of the social media platform is your own responsibility.

You can find more information on data processing by the provider of the social media platform, configuration options for protecting your privacy as far as further objection options and, if available and concluded, the agreement in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR in the provider's privacy policy:

    X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/en/privacy

    YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy and https://legal.linkedin.com/pages-joint-controller-addendum

Storage period

We delete your personal data when they are no longer required for the aforementioned processing purposes and no legal retention obligations prevent deletion.

Mastodon profile

You can also find us on the short messaging service Mastodon under the profile @DZA@social.bund.de. Mastodon is a decentralised microblogging service that is an alternative to Twitter. For the use of Mastodon, we make use of the technical platform and the offers of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), Graurheindorfer Str. 153, 53117 Bonn. We therefore refer here to the data protection information of the BfDI. Information on which data is processed by the BfDI and for which purposes can be found in the BfDI's data protection information. We do not collect or store any data ourselves in the context of Mastodon. We would like to point out that you use Mastodon and its functions on your own responsibility.

Your rights as a user/data subject

As a website user, you have the possibility to assert the following rights both towards us and towards the provider of the social media platform, if the prerequisites are met:

Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR):

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed; if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the information listed in detail in Art. 15 GDPR.

Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):

You have the right to request without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning you and, where applicable, the completion of any incomplete personal data. You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be deleted without delay, provided that one of the reasons listed in detail in Art. 17 of the GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer needed for the purposes pursued.

Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):

You have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR applies, e.g. if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of any review.

Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):

In certain cases, which are detailed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of this data to a third party.

Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):

If data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1)  lit. f GDPR (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If the data are processed on the basis of legitimate interest for the purpose of direct marketing, you have your own right to object, which you may exercise at any time without giving reasons and the exercise of which will result in the termination of the processing for the purpose of direct marketing.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of data concerning you violates data protection provisions. The right to lodge a complaint may in particular be asserted before a supervisory authority in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Contact details of the data protection officer

Our data protection officer will be happy to provide you with information or suggestions on the subject of data protection:

datenschutz nord GmbH
Berlin-Charlottenburg Branch Office
Kurfürstendamm 212
10719 Berlin