Privacy Notice for the Survey on our Website

Purpose of Processing

We are conducting a survey on our website, in order to improve the presentation of the website with the help of your feedback. For this survey we use the plugin “formidable forms”. We would like to reward participation in the survey by giving you the opportunity to participate in a sweepstake.

Categories of data, processed in this survey are in particular:

  • date of participation
  • browser
  • operating system
  • the response options you have chosen.

We cannot assign the data processed as part of the survey to any person. We have configurated the plugin “formidable forms” so that the survey takes place without tracking the IP address.

We process your e-mail address you voluntary provided in order to enable you to participate in the sweepstake. The e-mail address is required in order to be able to provide you with the prize if you win.

Data Sources
Participation in the sweepstake and thus the processing of your e-mail-adress will only take place if you consent. In this case the legal basis is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
Storage Duration
The data as operating system, browser, time of participation in the survey are irrelevant to us and therefore deleted directly in the course of evaluation.
If you participate in the sweepstake, we will only store your e-mail-adress until the winner is selected and the prize is made available. This is the case at the end of April 2023.
Data Transfer
The survey is conducted on our website, whose web hoster is domainfactory GmbH. Internally, only selected thingsTHINKING’s team members are given access to the survey results in order to be able to evaluate them and conduct the competition.

Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

The sweepstake is organized by thingsTHINKING GmbH,
represented by Dr. Mathias Landhäußer & Dr. Sven J. Körner,
Haid- und- Neu-Straße 7, 76131 Karlsruhe
These terms and conditions apply in relation to the sweepstake as part of the online-survey on the website

The participation in the sweepstake is only permitted if these terms and conditions are taken into account.
Anyone who rejects these terms and conditions is not entitled to participate in the sweepstake.

Anyone of legal age at the time of participation is eligible to participate.

If a participant has not reached the minimum age at the time of participation, he is only entitled to participate if his guardians have consented to participation or subsequently approve participation. thingsTHINKING is entitled to have the consent presented in writing. If this is not done despite being asked to do so, the winning ist excluded.

Exclusion of Participation

thingsTHINKING’s employees and their relatives and spouses or life partners are excluded from the participation.

thingsTHINKING is entitled to exclude participants from the competition who violate these terms and conditions.

Procedure of the Sweepstake

Participation is only possible during the conduct of the sweepstake, that means within the beginning and conclusion of the online-survey in the period probably between from 2023/03/01 to 2023/03/31.

Each participant may only participate in the sweepstake once. Manipulation is prohibited.

Two Amazon vouchers worth €25 each will be raffled off among all participants.

The prize cannot be paid out in cash, offset against outstanding claims or transferred to another person.

After the sweepstake, the winner will be notified by e-mail from thingsTHINKING using the e-mail-adressed provided in the online-survey.

If the winner doesn’t respond within four weeks after notification, the prize will be forfeited without replacement. The same applies, if the winner does not accept the prize. A minor must present the consent of the legal representative(s) to participate in the sweetpakes and the accepttion of the prize.

If a winner doesn’t meet the stated requirements, thingsTHINKING is entitled to draw the prize again.

thingsTHINKING reserves the right to end the online-survey and thus also the sweepstake prematurely if a sufficient number of survey results are received within a shorter period of time than originally planned.

thingsTHINKING is only liable for damage that thingsTHINKING or one of its vicarious agents has caused intentionally or through gross negligence or through the breach of essential obligations, i.e. those that make the execution of the contract possible in the first place and on compliance with which the participant regularly relies or may rely. Liability for indirect damage or lost profits is excluded. The exclusion of liability also applies to the personal liability of employees, executives, representatives, bodies and vicarious agents of thingsTHINKING. The limitation of liability does not apply to liability for injury to life, limb or health. thingsTHINKING is not liable for the incomplete transmission of the participant’s data or for other damage, errors or disruptions in the transmission of data or for disruptions in the participant’s end devices, unless thingsTHINKING is responsible for them according to the paragraph above.
Final Provisions

The legal process is excluded. The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply. The invalidity or ineffectiveness of individual provisions shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions

These terms and conditions are subject to change. thingsTHINKING also reserves the right to cancel or end the sweepstake at any time and without prior notice if there is an important reason. This is particularly the case if, for technical or legal reasons, proper execution of the sweepstake cannot (or can not longer) be guaranteed.

If you have any questions regarding the operation of this sweepstake and the processing of personal data, please contact


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