Privacy and Data Protection

Thank you for visiting our website and taking data protection and privacy as seriously as we do. Privacy Toolbox seeks to provide users with a starting point for greater awareness of online privacy and security. As our guide focuses on how data is collected and used, this page provides information on our current digital presence and how it abides by both the German Federal Data Protection Act and the European General Data Protection Regulation.

In presenting our data protection policy, we want to be as clear as possible. It should not be a chore to understand how your data is used and what your rights are. To help you do so, the following sections detail the different ways in which we collect, use and handle your data. Each section also points to the respective privacy policies of services we use.

In legal terms, the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) is the ‘legal data controller’ of any information you share with us. At any time, you have the right to ask us what data we have collected on you as well as to request that we update or delete this data. If you would like to get in touch with us on these issues, please send a message to privacy(at)

Privacy Toolbox Website and Cookies

We presently use Google Analytics to help us determine how visitors use our website. When you visit our website and its different pages, Google Analytics collects certain information about you. Examples are the date and time of your visit, the pages you looked at, and the IP address of the device on which you visited Privacy Toolbox’s website. We only use this data in anonymized form to make sure our website is functioning correctly, to determine usage patterns, and to improve our online presence (in legal terms, our ‘legitimate interest’). We do not share this information with anyone else.

Google Analytics does not combine your IP address or any other collected information with any personally identifiable information. To make this work, Google Analytics saves a “cookie” – a small text document – on your computer. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you when you return to our site by disabling cookies in your browser options. For more information, please see Google’s privacy policy.

We last updated this data protection policy in July 2018.