Data Protection

We are pleased that you are visiting the website of SACHVERSTÄNDIGENRAT FÜR INTEGRATION UND MIGRATION (SVR) gGMBH (The Expert Council on Integration and Migration) and thank you for your interest. The protection of your personal data when using the website is very important to us. Your personal data will be stored and processed in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you register for our mailing list or for an event via our website, then your data will be disclosed on an expressly voluntary basis. Your personal data will be used for further processing and electronically stored and processed until further notice. We will be happy to provide you with information on request as to whether and what type of personal data we have stored. You can send an inquiry or revocation to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

As the responsible party within the meaning of applicable data protection laws we

Sachverständigenrat für Integration und Migration (SVR) gGmbH

Neue Promenade 6, 10178 Berlin
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Tel.: +49 (0) 30 288 86 59-0

take all of the measures required by applicable data protection law in order to ensure protection of your personal data.

You may also contact our data protection officer free of charge for any questions with regard to data processing at SVR and exercising your rights.

2B Advice GmbH
contact person: Dr Laurent Dechâtre
Joseph Schumpeter Allee 25
53227 Bonn
Tel: +49 (0) 228 926165 120
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1     Analysis of Usage Data

We use cookies to track the preferences of visitors and to identify especially popular sections of our website. In this way, we can adapt the content of our website more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you.

If you do not wish SACHVERSTÄNDIGENRAT FÜR INTEGRATION UND MIGRATION (SVR) gGMBH to collect and analyse statistical data related to your visit you may object to the future use of your data at any time (opt-out).

Our website also uses plug-ins from the microblogging service, which is operated by Twitter, Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). The plug-ins are marked with a Twitter logo.

If you access pages on our website that are provided with such a plug-in, then a connection to the Twitter servers is established and the plug-in is displayed on the website by notifying your browser. The Twitter server is thus informed about which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a Twitter member, then Twitter assigns this information to your personal Twitter user account. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. posting a comment), this information is also assigned to your Twitter account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. Please refer to the privacy policy of Twitter for more information on Twitter’s collection and use of data, your rights in this regard and ways to protect your privacy.

2     Use of Cookies

SACHVERSTÄNDIGENRAT FÜR INTEGRATION UND MIGRATION (SVR) gGMBH uses cookies and similar technologies in order to recognise user preferences and to optimise the website design. This facilitates navigation and provides for a high degree of user-friendliness on a website.

Cookies are small files that are stored on your end device. They can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your end device in the past. Only the cookie on your end device is identified. Personal data can only be saved in cookies if you have given your consent or if it is essential for technical reasons, e.g. to enable a secure login.

Apart from the absolutely necessary cookies (type 1) we use the cookies (optional cookies) only with your prior consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). If you visit our website for the first time, a banner will appear on our website in which we ask you for your consent to the use of optional cookies. If you give your consent, we will store a cookie on your computer and the banner will not be displayed again for the lifetime of the cookies.

If you choose not to accept cookies it may result in a reduced availability of the services provided on our website.

We categorise cookies as follows:

Essential cookies (type 1)
These cookies are essential for websites and their features to work properly. For example, without these cookies services cannot be provided.

Analysis cookies (type 2)
These cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify especially popular areas of our website. In this way, we can adapt the content of our websites more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you. These cookies do not collect personal data. Further details on how the information is collected and analysed can be found in the section “Analysis of usage data.”

Third-party (social media) cookies (type 3)
These cookies are installed by third parties, e.g. social networks. Their main purpose is to integrate social media content on our site, such as social plugins.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Provider Name of Cookie
Purpose Type lifeTime sp_dsgvo_cookie_settings Saves selected settings concerning cookies in the cookie box 1 1 week
WPML _icl_current_language This cookie is linked to WPML’s multilingual WordPress plug-in. It stores a language value for the website. 1 Session
WPML wpml_referer_url Stores the last requested URL on the front end. 1 Session
SVR gGmbH PHPSESSID Session cookie. It references the current browser session via a so-called session ID. 1 Session
Matomo _pk_id.<character string> Stores various analysis data such as visitor numbers, time intervals, etc. Statistical key figures can be derived from these (Matomo). 2 Session
Matomo _pk_ses.<character string> Contains no data. Whenever this cookie is set the visitor counter is incremented in “_pk_id” (Matomo). 2 Session
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE to provide bandwidth estimations 3 179 days
YouTube YSC to store and track interaction 3 Session
YouTube CONSENT Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website. 3 2 years
YouTube PREF to store user preferences 3 8 months
Twitter _ga to store and count pageviews (Analytics) 3 Session
Twitter _gid to store and count pageviews (Analytics) 3 1 day
Twitter _twitter_sess Used by Twitter services, to monitor referral links, and login status. 3 Session
Twitter ctO This cookie allows the use of Twitter features without having to log in, and contains some tracking information that Twitter uses to improve their services. 3 Session
Twitter eu_cn Used to collect data. 3 1 year
Twitter external_referer Used to aggregate button usage. 3 1 week
Twitter gt Unknown. For more information please visit the Twitter-Help-Center: 3 Session
Twitter guest_id This cookie is set by Twitter to identify and track the website visitor. 3 1 year 10 months 23 days
Twitter personalization_id This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media. 3 1 year 9 months 16 days

You can change your cookie-settings for embedded content of Twitter and YouTube here: Cookie-Settings


3     YouTube

This online offering uses the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). YouTube is a platform that enables the playback of audio and video files.

When you access corresponding YouTube content on our site, the embedded YouTube player connects to YouTube in order to transfer and play the video or audio file. Thus data are also transferred to YouTube as the party responsible. We are not responsible for the processing of this data by YouTube.

Please see YouTube’s privacy policy for more information on the scope and purpose of the data collected, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube, your rights and the data protection options that you can select.

4     External Links

Our online offer may contain links to websites of third parties – not affiliated with us. After clicking on the link, we no longer have any influence on the collection, processing and use of any personal data transferred to the third party by clicking on the link (such as the IP address or the URL of the page on which the link is located), since the conduct of third parties is naturally beyond our control. We assume no responsibility for the processing of such personal data by third parties.

5     For what reason do we process your personal data and on what legal basis?

Use of the information offered:

We process your personal data in order to ensure technical functionality, security and usability as well as for statistical evaluations regarding the use of our information offer on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b and f of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].

Sending information on publications by as well as invitations to the events of SACHVERSTÄNDIGENRAT FÜR INTEGRATION UND MIGRATION (SVR) gGMBH:

We process your personal data on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a (Consent) or f (publically accessible data) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] in order to inform you of new publications from SACHVERSTÄNDIGENRAT FÜR INTEGRATION UND MIGRATION (SVR) gGMBH or to invite you to events.

Execution of application procedures:

On the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b of the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] we process your data which you have sent us within the scope of your application in order to check whether your professional qualifications are suitable for the advertised position. We only use your information for the application process and transfer it to your personnel file when a contract is concluded. If no agreement is reached, then your information will be deleted or destroyed no later than three months after the position is filled. We will not use your application information for any other purpose than to conduct the application process. You can also allow us to continue to store your data by way of consent if they are to be used for subsequent job advertisements. Please notify us in this case.

6     Where do we send data and why?

We respect the protection of your personal data and only pass on information about you if required to do so by law, if you have given your consent or to fulfil contractual obligations.

For the following recipients, for example, there is a legal obligation to pass on your personal data:

Public bodies or supervisory authorities, e.g. tax authorities, customs authorities; judicial and law enforcement authorities, e.g. police, courts, public prosecutors; lawyers or notaries, e.g. in legal disputes; auditors.

In order to fulfil our contractual obligations we cooperate with other companies. These include:

Founders and public investors within the scope of sponsored programs and events; transport service providers and forwarding agencies; event service providers; banks and financial service providers for handling all financial matters; service providers within the scope of guaranteeing business operations.

In order to make our operations more efficient, we use the services of external service providers who may receive personal data from you for the purposes described, including IT service providers, printing and telecommunications service providers.

Important: We pay close attention to your personal data!

In order to ensure that the service providers comply with the same data protection standards as in our company, we have concluded appropriate contracts for order processing. Among other things these contracts regulate:

that third parties only have access to the data they need in order to carry out the tasks assigned to them; that service providers only grant access to your data to employees who have explicitly committed themselves to compliance with data protection regulations; that service providers comply with technical and organisational measures that guarantee data security and data protection; what happens to the data when the business relationship between the service provider and us is terminated.

For service providers based outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we take special security measures (e.g. by using special contractual clauses) to ensure that the data are treated with the same measure of prudence as in the EEA. We regularly check all our service providers for compliance with our specifications.

Very important: Under no circumstances do we sell your personal data to third parties!

7     Are you obliged to provide us with personal data?

In the context of the business relationship between you and SVR gGmbH, we require the following categories of personal data from you:

  • all of the data required for establishment and implementation of a business relationship;
  • data required for the fulfilment of contractual obligations;
  • data that we are legally obliged to collect.

Without these data it is not possible for us to enter into or execute contracts with you.

If you make data available to us within the scope of establishing contacts, then this shall be a prerequisite for the establishment of contact. No other information can be provided without the information marked as required.

8     Deletion Periods

In accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, we do not store your personal data longer than required for the respective processing purposes.

If the data are used within the scope of consent, then this data will be deleted after the end of the purpose of such consent or upon revocation of such consent, unless there are other legal reasons to the contrary.

If the data are no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations, then they shall be deleted by us on a regular basis, unless their temporary storage is still required. The following reasons may exist for continued storage:

Obligations to retain data under commercial and tax law must be observed: The periods for storage, primarily in accordance with the provisions of the German Commercial Code and the Fiscal Code of Germany, are up to 10 years.

To obtain evidence in the event of legal disputes within the scope of statutory limitation provisions: The regular limitation period for legal claims comes into effect after three years.

9     Your rights

Within the scope of processing your personal data you also have certain rights which we explain below. More detailed information can be found in the corresponding provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (Articles 15 to 21).

10  Right of access and rectification

You have the right to obtain information from us regarding what personal data we process. If this information is not (no longer) correct, then you may request that we correct the data, or to complete the data if they are incomplete. If we have passed on your data to third parties, then we shall inform the relevant third parties in the event of a corresponding legal situation.

11  Right to deletion

You may request the immediate deletion of your personal data under the following circumstances:

If your personal data are no longer needed for the purposes for which they were collected; if you have revoked your consent and there is no other legal basis for data processing; if you object to processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for data processing; if your data are processed unlawfully; if your personal data must be deleted in order to fulfil legal obligations.

Please note that before deleting your data we must check whether there is a legitimate reason for processing your personal data.

12  Right to restriction of processing (“Right to blocking”)

You may request that we restrict the processing of your personal data for one of the following reasons: If you dispute the accuracy of the data until we have had the opportunity to verify the accuracy of the data; if the data are processed unlawfully, but instead of being deleted you merely request that use of the personal data be restricted; if we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing but you still require them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; if you have filed an objection to the processing and it is not yet clear whether your legitimate interests outweigh ours.

13  Right to object on a case-by-case basis

If processing is carried out in the public interest or on the basis of a balance of interests, you have the right to object to the processing for reasons arising out of your particular situation. In the event of objection we will not process your personal data further, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for processing your data, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or because your personal data serve to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. The revocation shall not preclude the legality of the processing carried out up to that point.

14  Objection to advertising

In cases where your personal data are used for advertising purposes, you may object to this form of processing at any time. We will then no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

The objection may be submitted without a particular form and should be addressed to:

Sachverständigenrat für Integration und Migration (SVR) gGmbH

Neue Promenade 6, 10178 Berlin
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Tel.: +49 (0) 30 288 86 59-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 288 86 59-11

Mailing list:

You have the opportunity to register on our website for our publication and press mailing list. We collect your e-mail address, title, first and last name for dispatch. You will receive our information only after successful completion of a double opt-in procedure. You have the right to view your declaration of consent or to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time. If you wish to cancel your registration, then please send a short e-mail to email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The validity of electronic consent, as it is used for registration for our publication or press mailing list, is subject to certain legal requirements. This also includes recording your declaration of consent. Thus we record the date and time of consent, the text of the declaration of consent, whether the checkbox was selected, your e-mail address and any other voluntary information. We also record the date and time of the click on the confirmation link and the link in the confirmation e-mail. We collect this information exclusively in order to comply with legal obligations.

15  Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

We try to process your requests and claims as quickly as possible in order to protect your rights accordingly. Depending on the frequency of enquiries, however, it may take up to 30 days before we can provide you with information regarding your request. If it should take longer, then we shall promptly inform you of the reasons for the delay and discuss further steps with you.

In some cases we may not or cannot provide you with any information. If legally permissible, we will inform you of the reason for refusing to provide the information.

However, if you are not satisfied with our answers and responses or believe that we are in violation of applicable data protection law, then you are free to file a complaint with both our data protection officer and the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
(Berlin Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner)
Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0) 30 13889-0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 2155050
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16  Version

This data protection declaration is valid as of November 25, 2021.

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if required due to technical developments. In these cases we shall also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Therefore, please note the current version of our data privacy statement.