Yes, if you decide to take part in face-to-face formats. Travel and accommodation cost and arrangements will be on your side, as it is for any other business trip.
Are there any cancellation fees or cross charging?
No – but please be aware that levelUP! itself has a limited number of seats. So please make sure that you only book formats if they fit to your schedule. Please mind that if you are not joining the format you booked or don't participate without notice, you are taking someone else′s seat and prevent other levelUP! participants from learning.
How much time should I invest in this program?
In the 10 week E-LAB part prepare yourself for approximately 2h a week.
How will I know there is something to be done? How does the communication system look like?
Each participant will be a member of a pod together with other colleagues and an assigned facilitator that will give guidance through the entire levelUP! journey. Together with your peers and your facilitator you will be using the messaging system within the portal. Additionally, you will be receiving organizational information and also levelUP! newsletters from the functional mailbox. You can also decide jointly in your pod on an additional communication system that suits you best e.g. groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.
Can I see other participants’ personal data?
Yes, you can see general personal (name, email) data of all levelUP! 2019 participants. You can easily browse them, see who is based where.
Can I discuss the trainings with my colleagues?
Yes, life is for sharing! You can freely discuss the outcomes, your perspective, experience and share presentations/videos in your team, but since there are copyrights we advise to use the materials only within the company, unless they are available on open channels (e.g. YouTube, etc.).
Are there any evaluations of the program?
Yes, each format will have its own evaluation, as well as the program itself.
Once the program is completed will I receive a certificate?
Yes, after successful completion of the program you will receive a certificate.
By applying for the levelUP! program you agree to the data protection provisions specified below. Participation in the program is voluntary. Each employee can decide on his/her own if he/she wants to take part under the data protection provisions mentioned here. When applying for the program, you confirm that you have read and agreed to the data protection provisions specified below.
This document specifies which personal data is recorded and further processed within the framework of taking part in the levelUP! program and its associated systems.
The levelUP! program will be conducted on two web applications: (1) the portal and (2) the business school platform:
(1) The levelUP! portal is the central starting point and offers the overview of the whole program, the possibility to search, book and take part in events/seminars/webinars etc.; additionally, content will be made available (e.g. videos, document downloads, blogs etc.).
(2) The levelUP! business school platform offers an academic program to the users with possibilities to work on assignments and to discuss with their coach and other users. Users can share knowledge and insights, discuss in forums and can publish forum posts, comments and assignment/work results on the platform. Additionally, content (e.g. videos, documents etc.) will be available.
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Processing and use of personal data
The levelUP! program is run by DTAG HRD together with Acht S GmbH as the external service provider which provide platform-as-a-service solutions. During operation and maintenance the service providers might have access to your data, if necessary.
Commissioned data privacy contracts and processes have been setup to ensure data will be processed according to German data privacy standards. The servers on which the data will be hosted are located in Germany and the hosting company has no access to the data.
Personal data: By taking part you agree that the following personal data will be processed: First name, last name, work e-mail address, organization/department/segment and password. During the program, optional additional personal data will be created and stored, e.g. by making entries in the forum, by discussing with coaches and other participants, submitting documents/assignments or via setting your (optional) profile picture. During the program personal data will be exchanged worldwide between users. Personal data sent to other users of the levelUP! program might be stored by the receiving person or might be forwarded to third parties, which must not be users of the levelUP! program.
The applications (portal and business school platform) themselves generate personal data when a user is active on the respective system, e.g. the applications register the domain name or the IP address of the requesting computer as well as the date of access, the file request of the client (file name and URL), the HTTP response code and the web site from which the applications have been visited. In some cases, the applications will store some information in the form of 'cookies' on your computer.
Your e-mail address will be used during the program for sending e-mails, e.g. invitations, confirmations, coach feedback or newsletters. Furthermore your e-mail address might be used for sending you an invitation to a survey.
The purpose of processing personal data
Your personal data will be used in order to authenticate you to the levelUP! systems. Further on, optional additional personal data (e.g. comments, forum posts) will be processed to exchange information and knowledge and to work together with other users, which are employees of other companies within Deutsche Telekom group worldwide. Your data (e.g. profile, forum entries etc.) will be visible to other users of the program worldwide (no client separation between Telekom units) and to the staff of the business school (e.g. coaches/teachers). Parts of your personal data will also be used for the setup of the peer learning groups on the business school platform. After the program has ended (2018/12/31) your personal data will be deleted form the systems.
Your personal data will not be transferred back to or further processed in other systems of Deutsche Telekom (e.g. no transfer of your personal data, learning progress, etc. to DTAG assessment, evaluation or personnel records systems; in case of certificates being issued during the program you would have to save by yourself).
Your profile data (in anonymized form) will also be processed in order to produce usage statistics. These statistics are collected in order to assess the program on the basis of objective metrics.
Deleting your account
If you want to delete your account please contact us:
If your account will be deleted your personal profile and the content that you have created will be also deleted. Data of all users will be deleted after the program ended.
Photos/media and copyrights
Photos or other media may only be published in levelUP! systems if all individuals who appear in them have given their consent beforehand or if there is legal authorization to do so. The same applies to other works governed by copyright law and other protected rights.
You ensure that all media you publish is free from third-party rights and that Deutsche Telekom AG or its affiliated companies are indemnified from any third-party claims and legal defense costs.
The Group Policies for the Use of Social Media Applications apply. By participating in the levelUP! program, the user also automatically accepts the social media principles of Deutsche Telekom AG.
Personal data will be passed on to the requesting governmental agencies solely due to statutory provisions. Deutsche Telekom AG is also obligated under section 101 of the German Copyright Act (UrhG), or an affiliated company is obligated under a comparable other national law, upon presentation of a corresponding court order, to provide holders of copyrights and ancillary copyrights with information about employees who may have offered copyrighted works on file sharing sites. In these cases, the information contains the user ID of an IP address assigned on the requested date/time as well as the employee's name and address.
Content checks / Misuse control
Apart from that, the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and § 9 DTAG group works council agreement on IT-Systems (KBV IT-Systeme) or similar company agreements and/or legal provisions in the participating countries apply. For example, if there are actual indications for a suspicion that a crime has been committed, relevant data and content of the levelUP! program may be collected, processed and used under certain conditions for uncovering an offense.
Storage period for personal data
All data for the levelUP! program shall be stored for the duration of the program (incl. application period). If you delete your account before the course has finished, your content including your personal profile will be deleted.
If you have any questions with regards to data privacy issues please contact the levelUP! team at the DTAG HRD department via an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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