1. Data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the operator's contact details in the website's imprint.
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected by you providing it to us, such as when you enter data into a contact form. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, or time of page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive free information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. For this and for any other questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
This website is hosted externally. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the hosting provider(s). This may include, in particular, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access, and other data generated via a website.
External hosting is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If the corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 German Federal Data Protection Act (TTDSG), as far as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) in accordance with the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Our hosting provider(s) will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data. We use the following hosting provider(s):
We have concluded an order processing agreement (OPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a legally required contract that ensures that the personal data of our website visitors is only processed according to our instructions.
3. General information and mandatory information
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
The responsible party for the data processing on this website is:
Georg-August-University Göttingen The President Prof. Dr. Metin Tolan Wilhelmsplatz 1 37073 Göttingen
Tel. 0551 39-21000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).
Data protection officer
Our data protection officer can be reached at the following address:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiebe, LL.M. (Virginia) Platz der Göttinger Sieben 6 37073 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551 39-27381 Email: email@example.com
General information on data processing legal bases on this website
Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries
We use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that do not have adequate data protection laws. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. We would like to point out that these countries
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke a previously given consent at any time. To do so, an informal notification by email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
If the data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data, including profiling based on those provisions. The respective legal basis on which a processing is based can be found in this data protection declaration. If you object, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to operate direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).
Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of the GDPR, the data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. You may also address your complaints to the State Commissioner for Data Protection in Lower Saxony, Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hanover, Germany, tel.: +49 511 120-4500, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries, that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. For this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. During the verification period, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request the restriction of the processing instead of deletion.
- If we no longer need your personal data but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
- If you have objected pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests outweigh the other, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data may - apart from their storage - only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Objection to advertising emails
The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as through spam emails.
4. Data collection on our website
Our website uses so-called "cookies." Cookies are small data packets that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either temporarily stored for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or automatic deletion is performed by your web browser.
Third-party cookies may also be stored on your device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These allow us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary since certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or to display advertisements.
Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process, for providing certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart function), or for optimizing the website (e.g. cookies for measuring web audience) are stored based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser to notify you when cookies are set and to allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately within the scope of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.
Consent with Borlabs Cookie
Our website uses the consent technology of Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent for storing certain cookies in your browser or for using certain technologies in a privacy-compliant manner and to document them. The provider of this technology is Borlabs GmbH, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).
When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents granted by you or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not passed on to the provider of Borlabs Cookie.
The data collected will be stored until you ask us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/.
Server log files
The provider of the pages collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are::
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Inquiry by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone, or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not share this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us.
The data sent to us by you via contact inquiries will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Social Media
This website integrates elements of the Facebook social network. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.
An overview of the Facebook social media elements can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.
If consent has been obtained, the use of the aforementioned service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in the most comprehensive visibility in social media. To the extent that personal data is collected on our website and transmitted to Facebook with the help of the tool described here, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of data and its transmission to Facebook. The processing by Facebook that occurs after the transmission is not part of the joint responsibility. Our jointly assumed obligations have been recorded in an agreement on joint processing. You can find the wording of the agreement at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing information on data protection when using the Facebook tool and for the data protection-compliant implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of its products. If you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject (e.g. requests for information) with regard to the data processed by Facebook, you can do so directly with Facebook. If you exercise your data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381 and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
6. Plugins and Tools
When you visit one of our pages that contains a YouTube video, a connection is established to YouTube's servers. This informs the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your device or use comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). This allows YouTube to obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to capture video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent fraud.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly associate your browsing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, to the extent that the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
GoogleFonts (local hosting)
This site uses the Google Maps map service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. If Google Maps is activated, Google may use Google Fonts for the purpose of a uniform font display. When you call up Google Maps, your browser loads the necessary web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, to the extent that the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/