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We look forward to your social media interaction with the German Science and Humanities Council (Wissenschaftsrat, WR) on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. If you would like to leave a comment, we kindly ask you to observe and comply with our rules:

Please make sure that any mentions and comments you may make remain fair and factual and relate to the topic of our tweets and posts.

Please do not comment on our posts with insulting comments, slander, rumours (fake news) or defamation.

Vulgar, discriminatory, racist, anti-semitic, homophobic, sexist, offensive, hateful and unacceptable content (words and images) and statements that violate the law will be deleted by us without giving reasons or reported to the respective platform operators.

Third-party rights (personal rights, copyrights, data protection etc.) must not be violated. Advertising and other commercial content are not welcome in the discussions and retweets.

Violations of the rules and general terms and conditions of the platform operators Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube will be reported to the operator and, in the case of criminally relevant content, will be reported to the police.

We do not assume responsibility for any user contributions. Responsibility solely lies with the respective persons themselves.

By posting a contribution, the author grants the WR the right to keep the contribution permanently available on its social media channels.

By interacting on our social media channels, you acknowledge these guidelines.

You can decide which sensitive, personal data you wish to disclose by adjusting your privacy settings on the respective platform.

Data protection notice for the utilisation of social media and social plugins

The WR is active on the social media networks Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Please note that the social media networks used by the WR store personal data of their users (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.) according to their own data processing specifications and use this data for business purposes.

The WR has no influence over the social media providers’ compliance with data protection regulations.

The WR also has no influence on the collection of data and its further utilisation by the social media providers. Therefore, we have no knowledge about the extent to which, where and for how long the data is stored, to what extent the networks comply with existing deletion obligations, what analyses and data linkages are made with the data and to whom the data is passed on.

Privacy Policy of the German Science and Humanities Council (Wissenschaftsrat, WR)