Privacy policy

Table of contents

1. data protection - simple and compact:

1.1 Who is responsible for data processing?
1.2 Is there a data protection officer I can contact?
1.3 Who is the responsible supervisory authority?
1.4 What rights do I have with regard to the processing of my data?
1.5 What data is actually involved?

2. data protection - not quite as simple and longer, but quite precise

2.1 Information about the collection of personal data
2.1.1. contacting us
2.2 Collection of personal data by and for us when visiting our website
2.2.1 Basically processed data
2.2.1.1. cookies
2.2.1.2. use of cookies
2.3. matomo
2.4. Google Web Fonts
2.5. social media content
2.6. youtube

 

Data protection is about protecting you from the misuse of your data.

When you visit a website, data flows that the owner of the website knows exactly belongs to you. This data is called personal data. This is always the case, so it is also the case with us. What exactly happens, we want to (and have to) explain to you. Since this can be quite a long text, even with only a few data, here are the most important points in brief:

 

1.1 Who is responsible for data processing?

We are: 

Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association, Gisonenweg 5-7, 35037 Marburg. You can find the complete data in the imprint.

 

1.2 Is there a data protection officer I can contact?

Yes, there is. His name is Henning Welz and you can reach him at welz@gdsm.de or at our postal address with the addition "the data protection officer".

 

1.3 Who is the responsible supervisory authority?

This is the "Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information", Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65389 Wiesbaden.

 

1.4 What rights do I have with regard to the processing of my data?

You have the following rights:

  • Right to information.
  • Right to rectification.
  • Right to deletion.
  • Right to restriction of processing.
  • Right to object.
  • Right to data portability.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you have any questions about exercising these rights, please feel free to contact our data protection officer.

 

1.5 What data are we actually talking about?

First of all, there is the technical data that is always collected when you visit a website: IP address, date and time, type of request, amount of data transferred, browser type, operating system, language, requesting website. As I said, this is always the case.

In addition, we also use small pieces of information that we store on your computer to make it easier for you to use the site. They are called cookies. This is not usually so and it has to be so that you can use our website comfortably. However, you can also disable it (by setting it in your browser). But then the site will not work as well.

If you enter data on our website, for example to create an account, subscribe to a newsletter or contact us, we use the data exclusively for the respective purpose.

For all these operations (we call it "processing"), we do not need consent. If we intend to do something else with the data, then we will ask you for consent. 

We then ask for such consent at the very beginning, right after you call up the page in a so-called consent tool. In this tool, you can also find out exactly which data we need for which purpose, by which technology they are collected and how long we store them. By changing the settings in this consent tool, you can revoke consent once given at any time.

In general, we store all data for as long as we need it for the respective purpose and only longer if we are legally required to do so. If an exact time period can be specified, you will find it in the following text.

Basically, you now understand what this is all about. For more detailed and comprehensive information, please read on:

2. data protection - not quite as simple and longer, but quite precise

 

2.1 Information about the collection of personal data

2.1.1 Contacting us 

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

 

2.2 Collection of personal data by and for us when visiting our website

2.2.1 Data processed in principle

In the case of purely informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security on the basis of 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • language and version of the browser software.

 

2.2.1.1 Cookies 

In addition to the previously mentioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which the body that sets the cookie (in this case by us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective. The use of these cookies is also based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

 

2.2.1.2 Use of cookies

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies
  • Persistent cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a specified duration, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

We use cookies to identify you for subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for each visit.

 

2.3 Matomo

We use the web analysis service Matomo to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use is Art. 6 para. 1S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.

Cookies are stored on your computer for this evaluation. We store the information collected in this way exclusively on our own servers in Germany. You can influence the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, we point out that you may not be able to use this website in full. Preventing the storage of cookies is possible through the setting in your browser.

This website uses Matomo with the extension "AnonymizeIP". This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, which means that they cannot be directly linked to a specific person. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo will not be merged with other data collected by us.

 

2.4 Google Web Fonts

On this website we use the offer of Google Web Fonts. This ensures that the page is displayed correctly even if you do not have the fonts used installed on your computer. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under point 2.2.1. of this declaration are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy.

 

2.5 Social media content

If you have given us your consent in the Consent Tool displayed when you start the website, we will use the social media services you have enabled to display content from the corresponding social media on our website. In this course, personal data will then also be passed on to these social media providers.

Yes after your consent in the Consent Tool, we also use plug-ins from social media providers that allow you to quickly switch to them. In doing so, we use the so-called two-click solution. This means that just because you have visited our site, no personal data is passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. This only happens after you have activated the plug-in by clicking on it. In this case, the data mentioned under point 2.2.1. of this declaration will be transmitted.

Please inform yourself about the exact circumstances of the processing of your personal data in the data protection statements of the providers. The legal basis for the integration of social media and the associated data processing is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

 

2.6 YouTube

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in "extended data protection mode". This means that no data about you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos, the data mentioned in point 2.2.1. will be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.