Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes offer an easy overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be identified personally. You may find detailed information on the topic of data protection in the Privacy Policy written below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You may find their contact information in the Legal Disclaimer of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Your data are collected on the one hand by the information you provide us with. This may be, for example, data which you enter into a contact form.
Other data are automatically collected by our IT-systems when you visit our website. These are mostly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of these data happens automatically when you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data are collected to ensure proper provision of our website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

Which rights do you have concerning your data?

You have at any time and free of charge the right to receive information about the origin, receiver, and purpose of the personal data stored about you. You also have the right to demand the rectification, blocking, or deletion of these data. To do so, and also in case of further questions concerning the topic of data protection you may always contact us via the address given in the Legal Notice. In addition, you have the right to complain with the responsible regulatory body.

Analytics tools and third-party-tools

When visiting our website, your surfing behaviour may also be evaluated statistically. This mostly happens by using cookies and with so-called analytics tools. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually done anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools.

You may object to this analysis. Please contact our data protection officer. We will inform you about the objection possibilities in this Privacy Policy.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The providers of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal information confidentially and thus according to the legal data protection regulation as well as this Privacy Policy.

When using this website, different personal data are collected. Personal data are data with which you can be identified personally. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect and for what they are used. It also details how and for what purpose this happens.

We inform you that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication via e-mail) may contain safety gaps. A gapless protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Information on the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

Dr. Helena Stehle
Research group “(In)Visibility in the Digital Age”
Fruwirthstr. 49
70599 Stuttgart
Germany

Telephone: +49 (0) 711 459 24294
Telefax: +49 (0) 711 459 23429
E-mail: mail@in-visibility.net

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who decides alone or together with others about the purposes and means of personal data processing (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, or similar).

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw already given consent at any time. To do so, an informal message via e-mail to us suffices. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out up until the withdrawal remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

Right of appeal at the responsible regulatory authority

In case of data privacy violations, the affected party has the right of appeal with the responsible regulatory authority. The responsible regulatory authority for data protection related questions is the commissioner for data protection of the federal state where our enterprise is located. A list of commissioners for data protection as well as their contact details can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html (German).

Right of data portability

You have the right to obtain the data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or as part of the performance of a contract, for you or a third party in a commonly-used, machine-readable format. If you request a direct transmission of the data to another responsible person, this is only carried out as far as technically possible.

SSL respectively TLS encryption

This page uses a SSL respectively TLS encryption for safety reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, like for example orders or queries which you send to us as a website provider. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the change of “http://” to “https://” in your browser’s address box and the lock symbol next to it.
When the SSL respectively TLS encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot by read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the scope of legal provisions, you have the right to receive information on the personal data stored about you, their origin and receiver, and the purpose of data processing, as well as, if necessary, a right for rectification, blocking, or deletion of these data at any time at no cost. Concerning this or any other questions related to the topic of personal data you may at any time contact us under the address listed in the Legal Notice.

Objection to marketing e-mails

We hereby object to the usage of the contact information provided within the scope of the obligation to publish a legal notice to send marketing and information material that has not been explicitly ordered. The website providers explicitly reserve the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited mailings of advertising, for example via spam-e-mails.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Internet pages sometimes use so-called cookies. Cookies cause no harm on your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our service more user-friendly, effective, and safe. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your visit on our page. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise you again on your next visit.

You can adjust your browser’s settings so that you are informed when cookies are placed and you allow cookies for individual cases; you can exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the usability of this website may be limited.

Cookies which are required to enable the electronic communication procedure or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored based on article 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR. The website provider has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the optimised and technically error-free provision of its service. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are handled separately in this Privacy Policy.

Server log files

The provider of the pages collects and stores information automatically in so-called server log files which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

These data are not converged with other data sources.

The basis for the data processing is article 6 section I lit. b GDPR which allows the processing of data for the provision of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you transmit queries to us via contact form, the details entered into the form including the contact information you filled into the form are stored by us in order to process the query and in case of follow-up questions. These data are not passed forward without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form thus only occurs on the basis of your consent (article 6 section 1 lit. a GDRP). You can withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, an informal message to us via e-mail suffices. The lawfulness of the data processing activities already carried out up until the moment of withdrawal remain unaffected by the withdrawal.

The data entered by you into the contact form remain with us until you demand their deletion, withdraw your consent for storage, or when the purpose of data storage is over (e.g. after your query has been processed completely). Mandatory legal requirements – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Commenting function on this website

For the commenting function on this site, next to your commentary, we also store information on when the comment was created, your e-mail address, and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name chosen by you.

Retention period of comments

The comments and the data connected to it (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content is deleted completely or the comments must be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).

Legal basis

Saving the comments is based on your consent (article 6 section 1 lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, an informal message via e-mail to us suffices. The lawfulness of the data processing activities already carried out up until the moment of withdrawal remain unaffected by the withdrawal.

4. Social media

Facebook plugins (like and share button)

On our website, plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our page. You can find an overview over the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is created via the plugin. In this way, Facebook receives the information that you visited our page with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “like” button while you are logged into Facebook, you can link the contents of our page with your Facebook profile. In this way, Facebook can assign the visit of our pages to your user profile. We inform you that we do not know what data are transferred as well as how they are used by Facebook. You can find further information about this in the data policy of Facebook under: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish that Facebook can connect your visit of our pages to your Facebook profile, please log out of your Facebook user profile.

5. Analytics tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow analysis of the usage of the website by you. The information on your usage of this website created by the cookies are generally transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is done based on article 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR. The website provider has legitimised interest in the analysis of the user behaviour in order to optimise both the web offer as well as her or his advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the function of IP anonymization on this website. In this way, your IP address is shortened by Google before transmission to the United States within member states of the European Union or within other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a server in the United States and shortened there. Google will use these data on behalf of the website provider to evaluate your usage of the website, to create reports about the website activity, and to provide other services related to the internet usage to the website provider. The IP address submitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not converged with other data of Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storing of cookies with the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we inform you that in this case possibly not all functions of this website can be used entirely. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data created by cookies based on your usage of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin linked under the following hyperlink: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Objection to data collection

You may prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the collection of your data during future visits of this website: deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in the Privacy Policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of German data protection authorities while using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics on Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic characteristics” of Google Analytics. In this way, reports can be created which contain information on the age, gender, and interest of the website visitors. These data stem from interest-related advertising of Google as well as visitor data of third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to an individual person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the display setting in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google analytics as laid out in the section “objection to data collection”.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on this website, we require from you an e-mail address as well as information which allow us to check that you are the owner of this e-mail address and agree to receive this newsletter. Further data are not collected respectively only upon voluntary basis. These data are used exclusively to send out the required information and are not passed on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form is carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (article 6 section 1 lit. a GDPR). You may withdraw the consent given for storing of the data, e-mail address, as well as usage to send the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the data processing activities already carried out up until the moment of withdrawal remain unaffected by the withdrawal.

The data stored with us for the newsletter subscription are stored by us until your un-subscription from the newsletter and deleted after the cancellation of the newsletter. Data which were stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member section) remain unaffected by this.

7. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the page YouTube, run by Google. Provider of the page is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. During this connection, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest according to article 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in the Privacy Policy of YouTube under: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines&hl=en&visit_id=636875114687276963-3952463159&rd=1.

Google Maps

This page uses the map service of Google Maps via an API. Provider of this is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. Usually, this information is transmitted to a server of Google in the United States and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in order to present our online services in an appealing way and helps to make the places listed on this website easier to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest according to article 6 section 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in the Privacy Policy of Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB.

8. Google web fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts for the uniform presentation of fonts. When one of our pages is called up, your browser loads the required web fonts in your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. The web fonts are thereby loaded by the servers of DAN.

Source: e-recht24.de (German)

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