You are free at any time to use your real name and contact details or to give us a pseudonym. Please note that we require you to provide us with a means of contact in order to process your hint and to contact you further in order to comply with the legally required feedback. If necessary, you can use an e‑mail hosting service of your choice to create an innocuous e‑mail address without any personal reference. Please do not use services such as “10minutemail.net” or similar providers, as we will then no longer be able to contact you.
When you access our whistleblower portal using a browser, your data is encrypted with end-to-end encryption at the time you access the landing page of the form. If you upload attachments to our cloud spaces and wish to remain anonymous, please also make sure to disguise your name in these documents, if applicable.
We have no influence on the hardware and software (browser, smartphone, operating system, phone, etc.) that you use to use the whistleblowing portal. Therefore, make sure that the system you use is free of malware, such as keyloggers, as this could possibly violate your anonymity.
You can find further tips on the following website, among others: https://www.expressvpn.com/blog/anonymous-whistleblowing-guide/
We recommend that you do not use your company’s internal IT infrastructure to submit a hint, as these structures can be monitored or accesses logged by the company’s IT security systems within the permissible scope.