Privacy Notice

 

I. Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Josef Brüderl

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Soziologie
Konradstr. 6

80801 München

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 2180 - 2923

E-Mail: josef.bruederl(at)soziologie.uni-muenchen.de

 

II. Data protection officer

Prof. Dr. Karsten Hank

Universität zu Köln
Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (ISS)
Greinstr. 2 

50939 Köln

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0) 221-470-1789

E-Mail: hank(at)wiso.uni-koeln.de

 

 

III. Data processing

1. Extent of processing personal data

We process our users' personal data regularly only with their express consent for the purpose of enabling functional access to our website as well as our content and services. One exception are cases for which obtaining consent prior to website access is not possible and the processing of personal data is authorized by statutory provisions.

2. Legal basis for processing personal data

Insofar as consent to personal data processing has been obtained, Art. 6 (1) (a) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that fulfill a contract for which the person concerned is the contracting party, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This is also valid for processing operations necessary for the enforcement of precontractual provisions.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contractual liability subject to our organization, Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the case that essential interests for the person concerned or another natural person results in the necessity of processing personal data, Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing data serves to ensure a legitimate interest of our organization or a third party and this does not outweigh the interests, basic rights, and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

3. Data erasure und maximum storage time

Personal data from the person concerned are erased or restricted as soon as they no longer serve the purpose for which they were temporarily saved. The storage time may be extended if stipulated by the European or national legislative authority, ordinances, or other legal provisions that the person concerned is liable to. The data are also restricted or erased in case of storage period expiration, unless the continued storage of those data is necessary for the formation or fulfillment of a contract.

 

IV. Website access and generation of logfiles

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our servers automatically collect data and information from users' computer systems each time our website is accessed.

The following data from each user are collected and saved temporarily:

(1)   Browser type and version

(2)   Operating system

(3)   Internet service provider

(4)   IP address

(5)   Date and time of access

(6)   Addresses of previously visited websites through which the user accessed our web page (referrer sites)

(7)   Address of the websites visited

These data are also saved in our system's log files. However, this does not apply to IP addresses and other data that would allow for user identification. These data are not saved in relation to other personal data.

 2. Legal basis for processing data

Legal basis for temporary data storage is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of IP addresses is necessary in order to enable access to our website on the users' computers. The user’s IP address must be saved for the duration of each session.

For this purpose, we justifiably process data according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

4. Maximum storage time

These data are erased as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. In the case of collecting data in order to enable access to our website, this is the case at the end of each session.

5. Objection and removal possibility

The collection of data in order to enable access to our website and the storage of these data in log files is essential for the operation of our website. Therefore, users have no objection possibility.

 

V. Cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file with an ID tag that is stored in the Internet browser directory or in its program data subfolders when visiting a website. Each cookie has an individual ID tag which allows the website to identify each browser when visiting it again at a later date. 

2. Maximum storage time, objection and removal possibility

Cookies are saved to the user's computer and then sent to our websites. For this reason, users have full control over the usage of cookies. To deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies to all or only specific websites, users can change their Internet browser preferences. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted, which can also be carried out automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all website functions can be used to their full extent.

 

VI. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website offers the option to subscribe to our newsletter free of charge. Data from the subscription form are transferred to our servers with each subscription (email address and, if given, first and last names).

The following data are saved in addition to those mentioned above:

(1)   Browser type and version

(2)   Operating system

(3)   Internet service provider

(4)   IP address

(5)   Date and time of access

Users’ consent to personal data processing is obtained during the subscription process, and users are referred to this data privacy notice.

These data are only used for the distribution of newsletters, not transferred to third parties in conjunction with newsletter distribution.

2. Legal basis for processing data

Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for data processing in conjunction with newsletter subscription, provided users’ consent.

3. Purpose of data processing

The user’s email address is collected in order to electronically deliver newsletters to the user.

The collection of other personal data as part of the newsletter subscription is necessary in order to prevent possible misuse of our services or the email address given.

4. Maximum storage time

These data are erased as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. Thus, email addresses are stored as long as the subscription is active.

The other personal data collected as part of the newsletter subscription are generally deleted after a period of seven days.

5. Objection and removal possibility

The newsletter subscription can be canceled by the user concerned at any time. The corresponding link to unsubscribe can be found at the bottom of each newsletter.

It is hereby possible to revoke consent to the storage of the personal data collected as part of the newsletter subscription.

 

VII. Rights of the persons concerned

Should your personal data be processed by our servers, you have the following rights according to the GDPR:

1. Right to information

2. Right to revision

3. Right to restrict processing

4. Right to erasure

5. Recht to instruction

6. Right to data portability

7. Right to object

8. Right to revoke the data privacy protection consent declaration

9. Automated decision for isolated cases, including profiling

10. Right to appeal to a regulatory authority (Art. 78 GDPR)