General Terms and Conditions Applying to the Use of the Young Europeans Award Website

1. Instructions for use

The contents of the Young Europeans Awards website serve the purpose of providing information to the public. Any use of text components from this website is prohibited without the express approval of the internet editorial office of the Partners of the Young Europeans Award.

We ensure that the contents published on this website are correct, up to date, complete and coherent.

Although the contents of these pages are subject to ongoing maintenance, the following restrictions apply:

2. Contents by other providers

The links to contents of third parties’ websites (“external contents”) have been established to the best of our knowledge and with the utmost diligence. Special attention was paid to the reliability of third-party providers and the legality of the “external contents”. However, since the contents of websites are dynamic and may change at any time, continuous monitoring of the contents to which a link has been established is not possible. Hence, the Franco-German Youth Office does not adopt as its own the contents of third-party websites which are linked to its web presence.

3. Own contents

All information appearing on this website has been prepared and compiled with utmost diligence. Nevertheless, errors cannot be excluded. The Partners of the Young Europeans Award hereby point out that it shall not assume either a guarantee or legal responsibility or any liability for consequences arising from inaccurate information. To the extent that the contents on these pages contain legal provisions or official notes, recommendations or information, such material has been provided to the best of our knowledge and with the utmost diligence. However, in the case of discrepancies, the current official version as published in the designated publication organ shall exclusively apply. Any legal notes, recommendations or information on this website are non-binding; legal advice is not provided.

4. Notification of errors

The Partners ask all users of the webpages to notify them of any illegal or inaccurate third-party contents to which the website provides a link. They also ask to be notified if any of the website‘s own contents are not accurate, up to date, complete or coherent.

5. Logo, links

The competition logo and the Partners’ logos are protected by copyright and may not be used otherwise without the prior approval of the competition organisers or the respective Partners of the Young Europeans Award. Any links to the website of the Young Europeans Award also require the prior approval of the Partners of the Young Europeans Award.

6. Note on liability

In its decision of 12 May 1998, the Regional Court of Hamburg concluded that the deployment of a link may entail joint responsibility for the contents of the linked page.
According to the Regional Court, website operators can only avoid such responsibility by expressly distancing themselves from such contents. The Partners of the Young Europeans Award hereby expressly declare that no illegal contents were discernible on the linked pages at the time the links were established.
The Young Europeans Award has no control over the current or future design, contents or authorship of the linked pages. The organizers of the Young Europeans Award therefore expressly distance themselves from the contents of any linked pages including all sub-directories, files stored in other places and external entries (blogs, classified ads, etc.).

7. Data privacy statement

Data are protected to the extent required by law. Below, we provide information regarding the data recorded during your visit and the use of such data.

8. Access data

The Young Europeans Award exclusively collects personal data via its website to the extent necessary to meet technical requirements (name of the retrieved file, date and time of the retrieval, data volume transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (previous page visited) and retrieving provider). The Young Europeans Award is not capable of assigning these data to individual persons and does not connect these data with data from other sources available to the Young Europeans Award.

9. Incorporation of third-party services and contents

This website may incorporate third-party contents, such as YouTube videos, Google Maps material, RSS Feeds or graphics from other websites. For this to work, the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) must identify the user‘s IP address. Without the respective IP address, the requested contents cannot be sent to the user’s browser. Hence, the IP address is required for the presentation of such contents. We endeavour to exclusively use contents whose providers use the IP address for the provision of contents only. We can, however, not prevent third-party providers from storing IP addresses for statistical purposes, for instance. In cases where this is known to us, we notify our users.

10. Google Analytics collection of data for website statistics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of the website as generated by the cookies (including your IP address, which is however anonymised via _anonymizeIp() to prevent any assignment to an individual connection) is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA.

Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website and compile reports on advertising activities for the website operators as well as providing further services connected with website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law and if third parties have been assigned to process these data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google link your IP address with any other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by choosing a respective setting in your browser software; however, in this case, you may not be able to fully access all functions on the website. By using this website, you hereby agree that Google may process your data in the manner and for the purpose described above.
You may object to the collection of data by Google-Analytics with future effect by installing a deactivation add-on ( for your browser.

11. Cookies

To some extent, the Young Europeans Award website uses cookies, which are small text files stored on the user’s computer. Most of the cookies used by the Young Europeans Award are so-called “session cookies” which are automatically deleted after your visit of the Young Europeans Award website. The website of the Young Europeans Award may, of course, also be viewed without cookies. To prevent the storage of cookies on your computer, select “do not accept cookies” in the browser settings. If the browser does not accept any cookies, the range of functions of the Young Europeans Award website may be restricted.

12. Use of Facebook social plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile or a “thumbs up” sign) or the “Facebook Social Plugin” add-on. A list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins is available at:

If you call up a page of our web presence that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. Facebook then transfers the content of the plugin directly to your browser which integrates it into the website. Consequently, we have no control over the volume of data Facebook collects via this plugin and would hereby like to provide you with the following information according to our current state of knowledge:

Via the incorporation of plugins, Facebook is notified of your retrieval of the respective page of our website. If you are logged in on Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for instance by clicking the “like” button or by leaving a comment, the respective information is transferred directly from your browser to Facebook where it will be stored. If you are not a Facebook member, Facebook may still identify your IP address and store it.
Facebook‘s data privacy statement provides further information regarding the purpose and volume of data collected by Facebook, their processing and use by Facebook and your respective rights and optional settings to protect your privacy:

Facebook members who do not want Facebook to collect data regarding their visit via our web presence and link this data with their Facebook membership data must log out of their Facebook account before visiting our website.

Facebook social plug-ins can also be blocked by using add-ons for your browser, for instance the “Facebook Blocker”.

13. Further data collection

Further personal data will not be collected unless you provide such data voluntarily, for instance in the context of an enquiry. Any personal data you have made available to us shall be exclusively used for answering your enquiry and for technical administration purposes.

14. Information

According to the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act, all users of the Young Europeans Award web presence have the right to request information regarding the type of personal data stored and its purpose at any time. In addition, they may request the correction of inaccurate data and the deletion of data that were improperly stored or are no longer required to be stored. The Young Europeans Award provides information regarding stored data in response to written enquiries.

15. Further information

The Young Europeans Award endeavours to take all technical and organisational steps necessary to store your data such that they are inaccessible to third parties. In the case of e-mail communications, complete data security cannot be guaranteed. We therefore recommend sending all confidential information through the post.

The Young Europeans Award has placed its staff and any service providers working on behalf of the Young Europeans Award under the obligation to maintain secrecy and comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and all other occupational data protection requirements.