Visitors’ personal data are collected and processed solely to the extent described in this data protection declaration.
This website does not apply a web analytics service
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).
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/.
We present audio material on some of our website’s pages using the services provided by SoundCloud. SoundCloud is operated by SoundCloud Ltd. with headquarters at Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Deutschland. When you visit a page, which contains such plugins a connection is established with the SoundCloud servers. This provides the SoundCloud server with information about the pages you have visited on our website. If you are logged onto SoundCloud as a member, then SoundCloud may automatically assign this information to your personal user account. When you activate the plugin (e.g. by clicking the start button of an audio file), the corresponding information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent the automatic assignment of this information by logging out of your SoundCloud account and deleting its respective cookies before logging onto our website. Soundcloud is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. For more information about data processing and SoundCloud’s privacy policies, go here: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy
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.
This website 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).
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
Forum Transregionale Studien e.V.
Phone: +49 (30) 89001-430
Our data protection officer is
Dr. Christian Boulanger