Privacy Policy

We welcome your visit to our website and your interest in the services of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA). We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users. AGYA therefore considers as one of its top priority the data protection principals such as security, transparency and data minimization. The following gives a clear overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website.

Name and contact of data controller in conformity with Art. 13, 14 GDPR

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)
at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)
Jägerstr. 22-23
10117 Berlin/Germany

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Jägerstraße 22/23
10117 Berlin

Represented by:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Grötschel
Tel.: +49 (0)30 20370-0,
Email: bbaw[at]

Dr. Wolf-Hagen Krauth
Tel.: +49 (0)30 20370-0,
Email: bbaw[at]

AGYA Data Protection Officer  in conformity with Art. 13 Abs. 1 lit. b:
Prof. Dr. Matthäus Heil
Email: heil[at]

Data Processing on This Website

Every time the internet presence of the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities is accessed by a user and every time a file is downloaded, for technical reasons data relating to this procedure are temporarily saved and processed in a log file.


  •     Specifically, at every access/download, the following data are saved:
  •     the IP address, which is (subsequently) anonymised,
  •     date and time,
  •     page accessed / name of file downloaded,
  •     quantity of data transferred,
  •     a message on whether the access/download was successful.


These data are evaluated only for statistical purposes and to improve the quality of service (pursuant to Art. 6 (1f) GDPR) and are then deleted.

When accessing specific pages, so-called 'session cookies' are used to facilitate navigation. These session cookies hold no person-specific data and expire when the session is over. Technologies that enable tracking of the user's browsing habits, such as Java Applets or Active-X Controls, are not used.

Data Analytics

The AGYA website employs the open source web analytics service Matomo (previously Piwik;, a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. The information on the use of our website (including your abbreviated IP address) is sent to our server and stored for analytical purposes so that we can analyze how the website is used and to monitor the performance of the website. With the aid of these measurement methods, we can determine, for example, which parts of our offer are most frequently used / searched or which contents were called up on a particular day and how often. This makes it possible to offer a first-class experience by tailoring the offer and to quickly identify and resolve any problems that occur. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization, and improvement of our website (pursuant to Art. 6 (1f) GDPR). The IP address is anonymized before it is stored. Cookies are used. You can refuse permission at any time if you do not wish the data relating to your visit to be stored and evaluated. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie will be set in your browser which will prevent the collection of any session data by Matomo (previously Piwik). Please note, however, that if you delete your browser cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may need to reactivate it.


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, hereafter referred to as ‘Google’. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under
Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will respect EU data protection standards even in the event that data is processed in the USA as certified by the EU-US Privacy Shield:
Since YouTube collects personal data of the website visitor, read cookies and collect usage data, the consent of the user is required before YouTube videos on the AGYA website are activated. This protects the privacy of anyone who is browsing our website, but does not watch the videos embedded from YouTube.
By clicking on the preview image of an embedded video, YouTube videos will be shown on the website Please note that after activation, data are transferred to YouTube. After clicking on the video, all videos of the AGYA website can be viewed permanently without activation in the individual case. You can cancel the permanent activation again by using the opt-out option below.

Video Opt In

Opt-out complete; you are currently not connected to YouTube’ servers through the AGYA website. Note that if you clear your cookies, delete the opt-out cookie, or if you change computers or Web browsers, you will need to perform the opt-out procedure again. You are currently opted out. Click here to opt in.

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will not be established in conjunction with this application. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.
For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit: and Google’s Privacy Policy:

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Given the constantly occurring changes on the Internet, especially with regard to technology and also the relevant legislation, we reserve the right to amend our privacy policy from time to time, if needed.

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