Privacy Policy: General Information about Data Processing

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1) The University of Bremen and thus the DSC take data privacy very seriously. We process the personal data collected when visiting our websites in full compliance with the applicable data privacy regulations. These include, in particular, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), the Bremen Implementation Act on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (BremDSGVOAG) and the Bremen University Law (Section 11 BremHG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) apply.

(2) In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and present content and services (see point 6). The processing of our users’ personal data takes place only after obtaining their consent. An exception applies in cases where prior consent is de facto not possible and the subsequent processing is permitted by law. Any use of your personal data takes place solely for the stated purposes and to the extent necessary to serve these purposes.

(3) Your data will neither be published by us nor without authorization passed on to third parties. We point out, however, that we are entitled in individual cases and on the order of the competent bodies to provide information on collected data for law enforcement purposes, to aid the police forces of the Länder in the prevention of risks and the Federal Intelligence Service in fulfilling the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities of the Federal Government and the Länder (legal basis Article 6 section 1 item c DS-GVO).

In the following, we wish to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data.

1. Data collection and processing when accessing from the Internet
1) When you visit our website, our web servers automatically save each access in a log file.

(2) This data is stored separately from other data that you enter when using the website. It is not possible for us to assign this data to a specific person. No storage of this data or other personal data of the user takes place. The storage in log files serves to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. This data is used in anonymized form for the statistical evaluation of our website with AWStats and subsequently deleted. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6 section (1) item (f) DS-GVO.

The following data is recorded:
The IP address of the requesting computer
Date and time of access
Access method / function desired by the requesting computer
Name and URL of the retrieved file
Transmitted amount of data
Access status of the web server (file transfer, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
The URL from which access is acquired
(3) The login for access to protected areas is partially logged in order to detect attempts at abuse and password attacks. Thereby, no data is stored with the help of which personal profiles could be created about the user’s behavior.

(4) The collection of such data and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the provision and the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility for users to protest such use.

2. Cookies
(1) Our websites use cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly and effective. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies (legal basis, Article 6 section 1 item f DS-GVO), which are deleted when you end your browser session.

The following cookies are set:
Session cookies (for session detection, duration: one session)
JavaScript cookie for sound (for audio on / off, duration: one session)
(2) In your browser settings, you can specify whether cookies may be set or not.

3. In your browser settings, you can specify whether cookies may be set or not.
(1) Our website uses Matomo, which is a so-called web analysis service. To protect your privacy, no cookies are stored on your end device and the IP address is only used in anonymized form.

(2) The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Article 6 (1) item f DS-GVO.

(3) Although we only process anonymized data, we would like to give you the opportunity to object to the use of Matomo in the following paragraph. If you declare your objection, a cookie (piwik_ignore) will be stored on your end device. You can delete this cookie at any time via your browser settings.
4. Data security
(1) Our technical-organizational security measures, with which we protect all data from the access of unauthorized persons, are always kept up-to-date. As far as your data is collected and recorded by us, it is stored on specially protected servers. These are protected by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution by unauthorized persons. Access to your data is only possible for a limited number of authorized persons. All our employees are sworn to confidentiality. Personal information is always transmitted in encrypted form. The transmitted data is stored in a database that is only accessible to administrators.

(2) We point out, however, that data transmission via the Internet (for example, when communicating by email) may be vulnerable security wise. There is no complete protection from the data being accessed by third parties.

5. Links to websites of other providers
Our Internet pages contain links (references) to external websites of third parties. Our websites may also contain links to external social networks; however, no plug-ins belonging to these networks are used. These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operator. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. At the time the links are included, there is no evidence of illegal contents on the respective pages. However, we have no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked sites. A permanent control of these third party sites would be unreasonable. If we become aware of a violation, we will remove the link immediately. When you leave this site, it is recommended that you carefully read the privacy policy of each website first.

6. YouTube
Our websites use an iFrame of the Google Inc. powered YouTube site. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube iFrame-equipped sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. It tells the YouTube server which of our pages you’ve visited. If you’re logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. The legal basis is Article 6 section 1 item f). For more information on how user data is handled, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at http://https.//

7. Newsletter data
(1) If you would like to receive newsletters that may be offered on the website, we need an email address from you, as well as information that allows you to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to the receipt of the newsletter. Further data is not collected. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

(2) You may revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

(3) Legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter is in the case of the user’s consent Article 6 section (1) item a DS-GVO.

(4) The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose. The user’s email address is stored only as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

8. Registration for Workshops
(1) If you register for a workshop through our website, your data will be used for the creation of a participation list and to make contact. We do not pass it on to third parties.

(2) The legal basis is your consent according to Article 6 Section 1a) of the GDPR.

(3) A registration is only possible if you provide your personal details. These include:
Form of address (optional)
Name (mandatory)
Group (mandatory)
Gruppe (Pflichtangabe)
Telephone Number (mandatory)
Email Address (mandatory)
Faculty (mandatory)
Doctoral candidates: beginning of doctorate (optional)
Doctoral candidates: field of doctorate (optional)
Postdocs: year of doctorate (optional)
Providing optional details is not required but can be disclosed on a voluntary basis.

(4) The agreement for receiving information and for processing of collected data can be revoked anytime with immediate effect according to Article 6 Section 1 lit.. a) GDPR. In this case, your data will not be processed anymore and will be deleted, provided that no legal retention periods are opposing this. The legitimacy of the data processing until the revocation is not affected by this.

(5) We save your data for 3 years. By notifying us (informal message to you can revoke this. After receiving your revocation, your data will be deleted immediately, provided that no legal retention periods are opposing this.

(6) The DSC (address listed above) receives your data via the online form and processes them with MicrosoftOffice Excel.

9. SSL encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection when the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and the lock symbol appears in your browser line. When SSL encryption is enabled, it is virtually impossible for third parties to read the data you transmit to us.

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