Visitors’ personal data are collected and processed solely to the extent described in this data protection declaration.
— IP address, abbreviated for anonymity
— Two Matomo cookies to distinguish different visitors
— URLs previously visited, if they are linked to us
— Name and version of the operating system
— Name, version, and language setting of the browser
The result of the statistical evaluation of these data is anonymous. The Forum does not use the IP addresses to identify visitors.
You can use the opt-out link below to veto the transmission of these data.
When you visit the Forum’s website, we will store small text files called cookies on your device.
You can set the respective options on your device to accept or reject cookies generally or to be asked in each specific case. Browsers differ in the way they administer cookie settings. The help menu of your browser will explain how you can change your cookie settings.
Which data are collected and for what purpose?
Avoiding and solving technical problems
When you visit our site, your browser automatically sends information to the Forum’s web server. This information is saved in a log file, stored there for a period of 2 months, and then deleted. We process this information to ensure a steady and reliable connection between you and our site and to solve any technical problems. The data involved are:
- Your IP address
- Date and time of the visit
- Kind and version of the browser
- Operating system
- URL of the websites visited earlier, if they are linked to us
- Requested domain/resource
- Domain name of the requesting Internet service provider
- Report of successful data access
- Search term if a search machine is used
The aforementioned purposes also constitute the legitimate interests we pursue with processing the data (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f) GDPR).
On our website, there is an option to subscribe to a newsletter free of charge. When registering for the newsletter, data from the data entry form are transmitted to us. These are generally your email address, family name and first name. We inform you about the specific processing of the data and we obtain your consent as part of the registration procedure. Reference is also made to this data-protection statement. The data are utilized exclusively to send the newsletter.
The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is the user's consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. The gathering of data serves to deliver the newsletter. The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were gathered. Accordingly, the user's email address is stored for as long as the newsletter subscription is active. The respective user can terminate the newsletter subscription at any time.
Vimeo processes personal data in the US, hence, in a third country outside of the EU. However, an adequate level of protection is ensured since Vimeo is certified under the EU-US-Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
Google processes personal data in the US, hence, in a third country outside of the EU. However, an adequate level of protection is ensured since Vimeo is certified under the EU-US-Privacy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/.
Open Street Map
To ensure that your data is processed in a secure way during transmission, we use encryption in accordance with the state of the technology, including SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
We implement technical and organizational measures to secure our Site and other systems against the loss, destruction, access, alteration, or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons.
Providing data to third parties
We do not transfer personal data to third parties in a non-compliant way.
The website of the Forum and the web analysis service Matomo, and all other connected systems are hosted on the Forum’s servers. In certain cases we may use the help of external service providers (especially technical service providers).
The management and storage of your personal information occurs in the case of selected services
- Newsletter (see above)
Your personal data will only be conveyed to state institutions and authorities in legally essential cases or for criminal prosecution based on attacks on our network infrastructure. The data are not transmitted to third parties for other purposes.
Obligation to provide personal data and automated decision making pursuant to Art. 22 GDPR
There is no no statutory or contractual requirement for you to provide us with personal data. However, without any data we may not be able to provide yout with our services. We do not use automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR.
Contact data of the processor and the data protection officer
The processor pursuant to the GDPR and other, national data protection laws is the
Forum Transregionale Studien e.V.
Telephone: +49 (30) 89001-430
Our data protection officer is
Dr. Christian Boulanger