Privacy Statement

We are very delight­ed that you have shown inter­est in our Insti­tute. Data pro­tec­tion is of a par­tic­u­lar­ly high pri­or­i­ty for the man­age­ment of the Insti­tute for Advanced Sus­tain­abil­i­ty Stud­ies Pots­dam (IASS). If a data sub­ject wants to use the Insti­tute ser­vice via our web­site, a pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is nec­es­sary. If the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is nec­es­sary and there is no statu­to­ry basis for such pro­cess­ing, we gen­er­al­ly obtain con­sent from the data sub­ject.

The pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data, such as the name, address, e‑mail address, or tele­phone num­ber of a data sub­ject shall always be in line with the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR), and in accor­dance with the coun­try-spe­cif­ic data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions applic­a­ble to the IASS-Pots­dam. By means of this data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion, our Insti­tute would like to inform the gen­er­al pub­lic of the nature, scope, and pur­pose of the per­son­al data we col­lect, use and process. Fur­ther­more, data sub­jects are informed, by means of this data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion, of the rights to which they are enti­tled.

As the con­troller, the IASS-Pots­dam has imple­ment­ed numer­ous tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­za­tion­al mea­sures to ensure the most com­plete pro­tec­tion of per­son­al data processed through this web­site. How­ev­er, Inter­net-based data trans­mis­sions may in prin­ci­ple have secu­ri­ty gaps, so absolute pro­tec­tion may not be guar­an­teed. For this rea­son, every data sub­ject is free to trans­fer per­son­al data to us via alter­na­tive means, e.g. by tele­phone.

  1. Def­i­n­i­tions

The data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion of the IASS-Pots­dam is based on the terms used by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor for the adop­tion of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR). Our data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion should be leg­i­ble and under­stand­able for the gen­er­al pub­lic, as well as our cus­tomers and busi­ness part­ners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the ter­mi­nol­o­gy used.

In this data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tion, we use, inter alia, the fol­low­ing terms:

  • a) Per­son­al data

Per­son­al data means any infor­ma­tion relat­ing to an iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fi­able nat­ur­al per­son (“data sub­ject”). An iden­ti­fi­able nat­ur­al per­son is one who can be iden­ti­fied, direct­ly or indi­rect­ly, in par­tic­u­lar by ref­er­ence to an iden­ti­fi­er such as a name, an iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber, loca­tion data, an online iden­ti­fi­er or to one or more fac­tors spe­cif­ic to the phys­i­cal, phys­i­o­log­i­cal, genet­ic, men­tal, eco­nom­ic, cul­tur­al or social iden­ti­ty of that nat­ur­al per­son.

  • b) Data sub­ject

Data sub­ject is any iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fi­able nat­ur­al per­son, whose per­son­al data is processed by the con­troller respon­si­ble for the pro­cess­ing.

  • c) Pro­cess­ing

Pro­cess­ing is any oper­a­tion or set of oper­a­tions which is per­formed on per­son­al data or on sets of per­son­al data, whether or not by auto­mat­ed means, such as col­lec­tion, record­ing, organ­i­sa­tion, struc­tur­ing, stor­age, adap­ta­tion or alter­ation, retrieval, con­sul­ta­tion, use, dis­clo­sure by trans­mis­sion, dis­sem­i­na­tion or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able, align­ment or com­bi­na­tion, restric­tion, era­sure or destruc­tion.

  • d) Restric­tion of pro­cess­ing

Restric­tion of pro­cess­ing is the mark­ing of stored per­son­al data with the aim of lim­it­ing their pro­cess­ing in the future.

  • e) Pro­fil­ing

Pro­fil­ing means any form of auto­mat­ed pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­sist­ing of the use of per­son­al data to eval­u­ate cer­tain per­son­al aspects relat­ing to a nat­ur­al per­son, in par­tic­u­lar to analyse or pre­dict aspects con­cern­ing that nat­ur­al per­son­’s per­for­mance at work, eco­nom­ic sit­u­a­tion, health, per­son­al pref­er­ences, inter­ests, reli­a­bil­i­ty, behav­iour, loca­tion or move­ments.

  • f) Pseu­do­nymi­sa­tion

Pseu­do­nymi­sa­tion is the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data in such a man­ner that the per­son­al data can no longer be attrib­uted to a spe­cif­ic data sub­ject with­out the use of addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, pro­vid­ed that such addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion is kept sep­a­rate­ly and is sub­ject to tech­ni­cal and organ­i­sa­tion­al mea­sures to ensure that the per­son­al data are not attrib­uted to an iden­ti­fied or iden­ti­fi­able nat­ur­al per­son.

  • g) Con­troller or con­troller respon­si­ble for the pro­cess­ing

Con­troller or con­troller respon­si­ble for the pro­cess­ing is the nat­ur­al or legal per­son, pub­lic author­i­ty, agency or oth­er body which, alone or joint­ly with oth­ers, deter­mines the pur­pos­es and means of the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data; where the pur­pos­es and means of such pro­cess­ing are deter­mined by Union or Mem­ber State law, the con­troller or the spe­cif­ic cri­te­ria for its nom­i­na­tion may be pro­vid­ed for by Union or Mem­ber State law.

  • h) Proces­sor

Proces­sor is a nat­ur­al or legal per­son, pub­lic author­i­ty, agency or oth­er body which process­es per­son­al data on behalf of the con­troller.

  • i) Recip­i­ent

Recip­i­ent is a nat­ur­al or legal per­son, pub­lic author­i­ty, agency or anoth­er body, to which the per­son­al data are dis­closed, whether a third par­ty or not. How­ev­er, pub­lic author­i­ties which may receive per­son­al data in the frame­work of a par­tic­u­lar inquiry in accor­dance with Union or Mem­ber State law shall not be regard­ed as recip­i­ents; the pro­cess­ing of those data by those pub­lic author­i­ties shall be in com­pli­ance with the applic­a­ble data pro­tec­tion rules accord­ing to the pur­pos­es of the pro­cess­ing.

  • j) Third par­ty

Third par­ty is a nat­ur­al or legal per­son, pub­lic author­i­ty, agency or body oth­er than the data sub­ject, con­troller, proces­sor and per­sons who, under the direct author­i­ty of the con­troller or proces­sor, are autho­rised to process per­son­al data.

  • k) Con­sent

Con­sent of the data sub­ject is any freely giv­en, spe­cif­ic, informed and unam­bigu­ous indi­ca­tion of the data sub­jec­t’s wish­es by which he or she, by a state­ment or by a clear affir­ma­tive action, sig­ni­fies agree­ment to the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data relat­ing to him or her.

  1. Name and Address of the con­troller

Con­troller for the pur­pos­es of the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR), oth­er data pro­tec­tion laws applic­a­ble in Mem­ber states of the Euro­pean Union and oth­er pro­vi­sions relat­ed to data pro­tec­tion is:

IASS-Pots­dam
Berlin­er Straße 130
14163 Pots­dam
Deutsch­land
Phone: 0331 28822 300
Email: info@iass-potsdam.de
Web­site: www.iass-potsdam.de

  1. Name and Address of the Data Pro­tec­tion Offi­cer

The Data Pro­tec­tion Offi­cer of the con­troller is:

Eva Grü­bel-Hoff­mann
ITM Ges. für IT-Man­age­ment mbH Bürg­er­straße 81
Bürg­er­straße 81
01127 Dres­den
Ger­many

Email: datenschutz@itm-dl.de
Web­site: https://www.itm-dl.de

Any data sub­ject may, at any time, con­tact our Data Pro­tec­tion Offi­cer direct­ly with all ques­tions and sug­ges­tions con­cern­ing data pro­tec­tion.

  1. Cook­ies
Change your Cook­ie Pref­er­ences…

The Inter­net pages of the IASS-Pots­dam use cook­ies. Cook­ies are text files that are stored in a com­put­er sys­tem via an Inter­net brows­er.

Many Inter­net sites and servers use cook­ies. Many cook­ies con­tain a so-called cook­ie ID. A cook­ie ID is a unique iden­ti­fi­er of the cook­ie. It con­sists of a char­ac­ter string through which Inter­net pages and servers can be assigned to the spe­cif­ic Inter­net brows­er in which the cook­ie was stored. This allows vis­it­ed Inter­net sites and servers to dif­fer­en­ti­ate the indi­vid­ual brows­er of the dats sub­ject from oth­er Inter­net browsers that con­tain oth­er cook­ies. A spe­cif­ic Inter­net brows­er can be rec­og­nized and iden­ti­fied using the unique cook­ie ID.

Through the use of cook­ies, the IASS-Pots­dam can pro­vide the users of this web­site with more user-friend­ly ser­vices that would not be pos­si­ble with­out the cook­ie set­ting.

By means of a cook­ie, the infor­ma­tion and offers on our web­site can be opti­mized with the user in mind. Cook­ies allow us, as pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned, to rec­og­nize our web­site users. The pur­pose of this recog­ni­tion is to make it eas­i­er for users to uti­lize our web­site. The web­site user that uses cook­ies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the web­site is accessed, because this is tak­en over by the web­site, and the cook­ie is thus stored on the user’s com­put­er sys­tem. Anoth­er exam­ple is the cook­ie of a shop­ping cart in an online shop. The online store remem­bers the arti­cles that a cus­tomer has placed in the vir­tu­al shop­ping cart via a cook­ie.

The data sub­ject may, at any time, pre­vent the set­ting of cook­ies through our web­site by means of a cor­re­spond­ing set­ting of the Inter­net brows­er used, and may thus per­ma­nent­ly deny the set­ting of cook­ies. Fur­ther­more, already set cook­ies may be delet­ed at any time via an Inter­net brows­er or oth­er soft­ware pro­grams. This is pos­si­ble in all pop­u­lar Inter­net browsers. A dele­tion of the chron­i­cle may also lead to a dele­tion of the cook­ies. If the data sub­ject deac­ti­vates the set­ting of cook­ies in the Inter­net brows­er used, not all func­tions of our web­site may be entire­ly usable.

Name Com­pa­ny Pur­pose Type Stor­age dura­tion Par­ty
_pk_id.1.ed65 Mato­mo Gives the brows­er an ID to iden­ti­fy a recur­ring vis­it Per­for­mance 29 days 3rd Par­ty
_pk_ses.1.ed65 Mato­mo Gives the indi­vid­ual vis­it (ses­sion) an ID to record the click path Per­for­mance Ses­sion 3rd Par­ty
  1. Col­lec­tion of gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion

This web­site col­lects a series of gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion when a data sub­ject or auto­mat­ed sys­tem calls up the web­site. This gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion are stored in the serv­er log files. Col­lect­ed may be (1) the brows­er types and ver­sions used, (2) the oper­at­ing sys­tem used by the access­ing sys­tem, (3) the web­site from which an access­ing sys­tem reach­es our web­site (so-called refer­rers), (4) the sub-web­sites, (5) the date and time of access to the Inter­net site, (6) an Inter­net pro­to­col address (IP address), (7) the Inter­net ser­vice provider of the access­ing sys­tem, and (8) any oth­er sim­i­lar data and infor­ma­tion that may be used in the event of attacks on our infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems.
When using these gen­er­al data and infor­ma­tion, the IASS-Pots­dam does not draw any con­clu­sions about the data sub­ject. Rather, this infor­ma­tion is need­ed to (1) deliv­er the con­tent of our web­site cor­rect­ly, (2) opti­mize the con­tent of our web­site as well as its adver­tise­ment, (3) ensure the long-term via­bil­i­ty of our infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tems and web­site tech­nol­o­gy, and (4) pro­vide law enforce­ment author­i­ties with the infor­ma­tion nec­es­sary for crim­i­nal pros­e­cu­tion in case of a cyber-attack. There­fore, the IASS-Pots­dam ana­lyzes anony­mous­ly col­lect­ed data and infor­ma­tion sta­tis­ti­cal­ly, with the aim of increas­ing the data pro­tec­tion and data secu­ri­ty of our Insti­tute, and to ensure an opti­mal lev­el of pro­tec­tion for the per­son­al data we process. The anony­mous data of the serv­er log files are stored sep­a­rate­ly from all per­son­al data pro­vid­ed by a data sub­ject.

Address of the ser­vice provider for this web­site: VCAT Con­sult­ing GmbH
Medi­en­haus
August-Bebel-Str. 26–53
14482 Pots­dam
Tele­fon: +49 331 231831–0
Tele­fax: +49 331 231831–2
E‑Mail: info@vcat.de

  1. Con­tact pos­si­bil­i­ty via the web­site

This web­site con­tains infor­ma­tion that enables a quick elec­tron­ic con­tact to our insti­tute, as well as direct com­mu­ni­ca­tion with us, which also includes a gen­er­al address of the so-called elec­tron­ic mail (e‑mail address). If a data sub­ject con­tacts the con­troller by e‑mail or via a con­tact form, the per­son­al data trans­mit­ted by the data sub­ject are auto­mat­i­cal­ly stored. Such per­son­al data trans­mit­ted on a vol­un­tary basis by a data sub­ject to the data con­troller are stored for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing or con­tact­ing the data sub­ject. There is no trans­fer of this per­son­al data to third par­ties.

  1. Rou­tine era­sure and block­ing of per­son­al data

The data con­troller shall process and store the per­son­al data of the data sub­ject only for the peri­od nec­es­sary to achieve the pur­pose of stor­age, or as far as this is grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor or oth­er leg­is­la­tors in laws or reg­u­la­tions to which the con­troller is sub­ject to.

If the stor­age pur­pose is not applic­a­ble, or if a stor­age peri­od pre­scribed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor or anoth­er com­pe­tent leg­is­la­tor expires, the per­son­al data are rou­tine­ly blocked or erased in accor­dance with legal require­ments.

  1. Rights of the data sub­ject
  • a) Right of con­fir­ma­tion

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller the con­fir­ma­tion as to whether or not per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her are being processed. If a data sub­ject wish­es to avail him­self of this right of con­fir­ma­tion, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employ­ee of the con­troller.

  • b) Right of access

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller free infor­ma­tion about his or her per­son­al data stored at any time and a copy of this infor­ma­tion. Fur­ther­more, the Euro­pean direc­tives and reg­u­la­tions grant the data sub­ject access to the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion:

o the pur­pos­es of the pro­cess­ing;
o the cat­e­gories of per­son­al data con­cerned;
o the recip­i­ents or cat­e­gories of recip­i­ents to whom the per­son­al data have been or will be dis­closed, in par­tic­u­lar recip­i­ents in third coun­tries or inter­na­tion­al organ­i­sa­tions;
o where pos­si­ble, the envis­aged peri­od for which the per­son­al data will be stored, or, if not pos­si­ble, the cri­te­ria used to deter­mine that peri­od;
o the exis­tence of the right to request from the con­troller rec­ti­fi­ca­tion or era­sure of per­son­al data, or restric­tion of pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­cern­ing the data sub­ject, or to object to such pro­cess­ing;
o the exis­tence of the right to lodge a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty;
o where the per­son­al data are not col­lect­ed from the data sub­ject, any avail­able infor­ma­tion as to their source;
o the exis­tence of auto­mat­ed deci­sion-mak­ing, includ­ing pro­fil­ing, referred to in Arti­cle 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cas­es, mean­ing­ful infor­ma­tion about the log­ic involved, as well as the sig­nif­i­cance and envis­aged con­se­quences of such pro­cess­ing for the data sub­ject.

Fur­ther­more, the data sub­ject shall have a right to obtain infor­ma­tion as to whether per­son­al data are trans­ferred to a third coun­try or to an inter­na­tion­al organ­i­sa­tion. Where this is the case, the data sub­ject shall have the right to be informed of the appro­pri­ate safe­guards relat­ing to the trans­fer.

If a data sub­ject wish­es to avail him­self of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employ­ee of the con­troller.

The respon­si­ble super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty is the Bran­den­bur­gis­che Lan­des­daten­schutzbeauf­tragte:
Frau Dag­mar Hartge
Stahns­dor­fer Damm 77
14532 Klein­mach­now
Tele­fon: +49 332 0356 0
Tele­fax: +49 332 0356 49
E‑Mail: poststelle@lda.brandenburg.de

  • c) Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­tion

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller with­out undue delay the rec­ti­fi­ca­tion of inac­cu­rate per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her. Tak­ing into account the pur­pos­es of the pro­cess­ing, the data sub­ject shall have the right to have incom­plete per­son­al data com­plet­ed, includ­ing by means of pro­vid­ing a sup­ple­men­tary state­ment.

If a data sub­ject wish­es to exer­cise this right to rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employ­ee of the con­troller.

  • d) Right to era­sure (Right to be for­got­ten)

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller the era­sure of per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her with­out undue delay, and the con­troller shall have the oblig­a­tion to erase per­son­al data with­out undue delay where one of the fol­low­ing grounds applies, as long as the pro­cess­ing is not nec­es­sary:

o The per­son­al data are no longer nec­es­sary in rela­tion to the pur­pos­es for which they were col­lect­ed or oth­er­wise processed.
o The data sub­ject with­draws con­sent to which the pro­cess­ing is based accord­ing to point (a) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Arti­cle 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no oth­er legal ground for the pro­cess­ing.
o The data sub­ject objects to the pro­cess­ing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no over­rid­ing legit­i­mate grounds for the pro­cess­ing, or the data sub­ject objects to the pro­cess­ing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(2) of the GDPR.
o The per­son­al data have been unlaw­ful­ly processed.
o The per­son­al data must be erased for com­pli­ance with a legal oblig­a­tion in Union or Mem­ber State law to which the con­troller is sub­ject.
o The per­son­al data have been col­lect­ed in rela­tion to the offer of infor­ma­tion soci­ety ser­vices referred to in Arti­cle 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the afore­men­tioned rea­sons applies, and a data sub­ject wish­es to request the era­sure of per­son­al data stored by the IASS-Pots­dam, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employ­ee of the con­troller. An employ­ee of IASS-Pots­dam shall prompt­ly ensure that the era­sure request is com­plied with imme­di­ate­ly.

Where the con­troller has made per­son­al data pub­lic and is oblig­ed pur­suant to Arti­cle 17(1) to erase the per­son­al data, the con­troller, tak­ing account of avail­able tech­nol­o­gy and the cost of imple­men­ta­tion, shall take rea­son­able steps, includ­ing tech­ni­cal mea­sures, to inform oth­er con­trollers pro­cess­ing the per­son­al data that the data sub­ject has request­ed era­sure by such con­trollers of any links to, or copy or repli­ca­tion of, those per­son­al data, as far as pro­cess­ing is not required. An employ­ee of the IASS-Pots­dam will arrange the nec­es­sary mea­sures in indi­vid­ual cas­es.

  • e) Right of restric­tion of pro­cess­ing

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to obtain from the con­troller restric­tion of pro­cess­ing where one of the fol­low­ing applies:

o The accu­ra­cy of the per­son­al data is con­test­ed by the data sub­ject, for a peri­od enabling the con­troller to ver­i­fy the accu­ra­cy of the per­son­al data.
o The pro­cess­ing is unlaw­ful and the data sub­ject oppos­es the era­sure of the per­son­al data and requests instead the restric­tion of their use instead.
o The con­troller no longer needs the per­son­al data for the pur­pos­es of the pro­cess­ing, but they are required by the data sub­ject for the estab­lish­ment, exer­cise or defence of legal claims.
o The data sub­ject has object­ed to pro­cess­ing pur­suant to Arti­cle 21(1) of the GDPR pend­ing the ver­i­fi­ca­tion whether the legit­i­mate grounds of the con­troller over­ride those of the data sub­ject.

If one of the afore­men­tioned con­di­tions is met, and a data sub­ject wish­es to request the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data stored by the IASS-Pots­dam, he or she may at any time con­tact any employ­ee of the con­troller. The employ­ee of the IASS-Pots­dam will arrange the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing.

  • f) Right to data porta­bil­i­ty

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor, to receive the per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her, which was pro­vid­ed to a con­troller, in a struc­tured, com­mon­ly used and machine-read­able for­mat. He or she shall have the right to trans­mit those data to anoth­er con­troller with­out hin­drance from the con­troller to which the per­son­al data have been pro­vid­ed, as long as the pro­cess­ing is based on con­sent pur­suant to point (a) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Arti­cle 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a con­tract pur­suant to point (b) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR, and the pro­cess­ing is car­ried out by auto­mat­ed means, as long as the pro­cess­ing is not nec­es­sary for the per­for­mance of a task car­ried out in the pub­lic inter­est or in the exer­cise of offi­cial author­i­ty vest­ed in the con­troller.

Fur­ther­more, in exer­cis­ing his or her right to data porta­bil­i­ty pur­suant to Arti­cle 20(1) of the GDPR, the data sub­ject shall have the right to have per­son­al data trans­mit­ted direct­ly from one con­troller to anoth­er, where tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble and when doing so does not adverse­ly affect the rights and free­doms of oth­ers.

In order to assert the right to data porta­bil­i­ty, the data sub­ject may at any time con­tact any employ­ee of the IASS-Pots­dam.

  • g) Right to object

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to object, on grounds relat­ing to his or her par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion, at any time, to pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Arti­cle 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to pro­fil­ing based on these pro­vi­sions.

The IASS-Pots­dam shall no longer process the per­son­al data in the event of the objec­tion, unless we can demon­strate com­pelling legit­i­mate grounds for the pro­cess­ing which over­ride the inter­ests, rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject, or for the estab­lish­ment, exer­cise or defence of legal claims.

If the IASS-Pots­dam process­es per­son­al data for direct mar­ket­ing pur­pos­es, the data sub­ject shall have the right to object at any time to pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her for such mar­ket­ing. This applies to pro­fil­ing to the extent that it is relat­ed to such direct mar­ket­ing. If the data sub­ject objects to the IASS-Pots­dam to the pro­cess­ing for direct mar­ket­ing pur­pos­es, the IASS-Pots­dam will no longer process the per­son­al data for these pur­pos­es.

In addi­tion, the data sub­ject has the right, on grounds relat­ing to his or her par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion, to object to pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data con­cern­ing him or her by the IASS-Pots­dam for sci­en­tif­ic or his­tor­i­cal research pur­pos­es, or for sta­tis­ti­cal pur­pos­es pur­suant to Arti­cle 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the pro­cess­ing is nec­es­sary for the per­for­mance of a task car­ried out for rea­sons of pub­lic inter­est.

In order to exer­cise the right to object, the data sub­ject may con­tact any employ­ee of the IASS-Pots­dam. In addi­tion, the data sub­ject is free in the con­text of the use of infor­ma­tion soci­ety ser­vices, and notwith­stand­ing Direc­tive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by auto­mat­ed means using tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions.

  • h) Auto­mat­ed indi­vid­ual deci­sion-mak­ing, includ­ing pro­fil­ing

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor not to be sub­ject to a deci­sion based sole­ly on auto­mat­ed pro­cess­ing, includ­ing pro­fil­ing, which pro­duces legal effects con­cern­ing him or her, or sim­i­lar­ly sig­nif­i­cant­ly affects him or her, as long as the deci­sion (1) is not is nec­es­sary for enter­ing into, or the per­for­mance of, a con­tract between the data sub­ject and a data con­troller, or (2) is not autho­rised by Union or Mem­ber State law to which the con­troller is sub­ject and which also lays down suit­able mea­sures to safe­guard the data sub­jec­t’s rights and free­doms and legit­i­mate inter­ests, or (3) is not based on the data sub­jec­t’s explic­it con­sent.

If the deci­sion (1) is nec­es­sary for enter­ing into, or the per­for­mance of, a con­tract between the data sub­ject and a data con­troller, or (2) it is based on the data sub­jec­t’s explic­it con­sent, the IASS-Pots­dam shall imple­ment suit­able mea­sures to safe­guard the data sub­jec­t’s rights and free­doms and legit­i­mate inter­ests, at least the right to obtain human inter­ven­tion on the part of the con­troller, to express his or her point of view and con­test the deci­sion.

If the data sub­ject wish­es to exer­cise the rights con­cern­ing auto­mat­ed indi­vid­ual deci­sion-mak­ing, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employ­ee of the IASS-Pots­dam.

  • i) Right to with­draw data pro­tec­tion con­sent

Each data sub­ject shall have the right grant­ed by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor to with­draw his or her con­sent to pro­cess­ing of his or her per­son­al data at any time.

If the data sub­ject wish­es to exer­cise the right to with­draw the con­sent, he or she may, at any time, con­tact any employ­ee of the IASS-Pots­dam.

  1. Data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions about the appli­ca­tion and use of Mato­mo

On this web­site, the con­troller has inte­grat­ed the Mato­mo com­po­nent. Mato­mo is an open-source soft­ware tool for web analy­sis. Web analy­sis is the col­lec­tion, gath­er­ing and eval­u­a­tion of data on the behav­iour of vis­i­tors from Inter­net sites. A web analy­sis tool col­lects, inter alia, data on the web­site from which a data sub­ject came to a web­site (so-called refer­rer), which pages of the web­site were accessed or how often and for which peri­od of time a sub-page was viewed. A web analy­sis is main­ly used for the opti­miza­tion of a web­site and the cost-ben­e­fit analy­sis of Inter­net adver­tis­ing.
The soft­ware is oper­at­ed on the serv­er of the con­troller, the data pro­tec­tion-sen­si­tive log files are stored exclu­sive­ly on this serv­er.

The pur­pose of the Mato­mo com­po­nent is the analy­sis of the vis­i­tor flows on our web­site. The con­troller uses the obtained data and infor­ma­tion, inter alia, to eval­u­ate the use of this web­site in order to com­pile online reports, which show the activ­i­ties on our Inter­net pages.

Mato­mo sets a cook­ie on the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject. The def­i­n­i­tion of cook­ies is explained above. With the set­ting of the cook­ie, an analy­sis of the use of our web­site is enabled. With each call-up to one of the indi­vid­ual pages of this web­site, the Inter­net brows­er on the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject is auto­mat­i­cal­ly through the Mato­mo com­po­nent prompt­ed to sub­mit data for the pur­pose of online analy­sis to our serv­er. Dur­ing the course of this tech­ni­cal pro­ce­dure, we obtain knowl­edge about per­son­al infor­ma­tion, such as the IP address of the data sub­ject, which serves to under­stand the ori­gin of vis­i­tors and clicks.

The cook­ie is used to store per­son­al infor­ma­tion, such as the access time, the loca­tion from which access was made, and the fre­quen­cy of vis­its to our web­site. With each vis­it of our Inter­net pages, these per­son­al data, includ­ing the IP address of the Inter­net access used by the data sub­ject, are trans­ferred to our serv­er. These per­son­al data will be stored by us. We do not for­ward this per­son­al data to third par­ties.

The data sub­ject may, as stat­ed above, pre­vent the set­ting of cook­ies through our web­site at any time by means of a cor­re­spond­ing adjust­ment of the web brows­er used and thus per­ma­nent­ly deny the set­ting of cook­ies. Such an adjust­ment to the used Inter­net brows­er would also pre­vent Mato­mo from set­ting a cook­ie on the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject. In addi­tion, cook­ies already in use by Mato­mo may be delet­ed at any time via a web brows­er or oth­er soft­ware pro­grams.

In addi­tion, the data sub­ject has the pos­si­bil­i­ty of object­ing to a col­lec­tion of data relat­ing to a use of this Inter­net site that are gen­er­at­ed by Mato­mo as well as the pro­cess­ing of these data by Mato­mo and the chance to pre­clude any such. For this, the data sub­ject must set a “Do Not Track” option in the brows­er.

With each set­ting of the opt-out cook­ie, how­ev­er, there is the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the web­sites of the con­troller are no longer ful­ly usable for the data sub­ject.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion and the applic­a­ble data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions of Mato­mo may be retrieved under https://matomo.org/privacy/.

You can decide whether a web analy­sis cook­ie may be placed on your com­put­er in order to allow the web­site oper­a­tor to cap­ture and analyse cer­tain sta­tis­ti­cal data.

Cur­rent sta­tus of Mato­mo track­ing:

 

  1. Data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions about the appli­ca­tion and use of Twit­ter

On this web­site, the con­troller has inte­grat­ed com­po­nents of Twit­ter. Twit­ter is a mul­ti­lin­gual, pub­licly-acces­si­ble microblog­ging ser­vice on which users may pub­lish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short mes­sages, which are lim­it­ed to 280 char­ac­ters. These short mes­sages are avail­able for every­one, includ­ing those who are not logged on to Twit­ter. The tweets are also dis­played to so-called fol­low­ers of the respec­tive user. Fol­low­ers are oth­er Twit­ter users who fol­low a user’s tweets. Fur­ther­more, Twit­ter allows you to address a wide audi­ence via hash­tags, links or retweets.
The oper­at­ing com­pa­ny of Twit­ter is Twit­ter Inter­na­tion­al Com­pa­ny, One Cum­ber­land Place, Fen­ian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ire­land.

With each call-up to one of the indi­vid­ual pages of this Inter­net site, which is oper­at­ed by the con­troller and on which a Twit­ter com­po­nent (Twit­ter but­ton) was inte­grat­ed, the Inter­net brows­er on the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject is auto­mat­i­cal­ly prompt­ed to down­load a dis­play of the cor­re­spond­ing Twit­ter com­po­nent of Twit­ter. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the Twit­ter but­tons is avail­able under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Dur­ing the course of this tech­ni­cal pro­ce­dure, Twit­ter gains knowl­edge of what spe­cif­ic sub-page of our web­site was vis­it­ed by the data sub­ject. The pur­pose of the inte­gra­tion of the Twit­ter com­po­nent is a retrans­mis­sion of the con­tents of this web­site to allow our users to intro­duce this web page to the dig­i­tal world and increase our vis­i­tor num­bers.

If the data sub­ject is logged in at the same time on Twit­ter, Twit­ter detects with every call-up to our web­site by the data sub­ject and for the entire dura­tion of their stay on our Inter­net site which spe­cif­ic sub-page of our Inter­net page was vis­it­ed by the data sub­ject. This infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed through the Twit­ter com­po­nent and asso­ci­at­ed with the respec­tive Twit­ter account of the data sub­ject. If the data sub­ject clicks on one of the Twit­ter but­tons inte­grat­ed on our web­site, then Twit­ter assigns this infor­ma­tion to the per­son­al Twit­ter user account of the data sub­ject and stores the per­son­al data.

Twit­ter receives infor­ma­tion via the Twit­ter com­po­nent that the data sub­ject has vis­it­ed our web­site, pro­vid­ed that the data sub­ject is logged in on Twit­ter at the time of the call-up to our web­site. This occurs regard­less of whether the per­son clicks on the Twit­ter com­po­nent or not. If such a trans­mis­sion of infor­ma­tion to Twit­ter is not desir­able for the data sub­ject, then he or she may pre­vent this by log­ging off from their Twit­ter account before a call-up to our web­site is made.
The applic­a­ble data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions of Twit­ter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

  1. Data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions about the appli­ca­tion and use of YouTube

On this web­site, the con­troller has inte­grat­ed com­po­nents of YouTube. YouTube is an Inter­net video por­tal that enables video pub­lish­ers to set video clips and oth­er users free of charge, which also pro­vides free view­ing, review and com­ment­ing on them. YouTube allows you to pub­lish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broad­casts, as well as music videos, trail­ers, and videos made by users via the Inter­net por­tal.

The oper­at­ing com­pa­ny of YouTube is Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ire­land.
With each call-up to one of the indi­vid­ual pages of this Inter­net site, which is oper­at­ed by the con­troller and on which a YouTube com­po­nent (YouTube video) was inte­grat­ed, the Inter­net brows­er on the infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy sys­tem of the data sub­ject is auto­mat­i­cal­ly prompt­ed to down­load a dis­play of the cor­re­spond­ing YouTube com­po­nent. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. Dur­ing the course of this tech­ni­cal pro­ce­dure, YouTube and Google gain knowl­edge of what spe­cif­ic sub-page of our web­site was vis­it­ed by the data sub­ject.

If the data sub­ject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube rec­og­nizes with each call-up to a sub-page that con­tains a YouTube video, which spe­cif­ic sub-page of our Inter­net site was vis­it­ed by the data sub­ject. This infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respec­tive YouTube account of the data sub­ject.

YouTube and Google will receive infor­ma­tion through the YouTube com­po­nent that the data sub­ject has vis­it­ed our web­site, if the data sub­ject at the time of the call to our web­site is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regard­less of whether the per­son clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a trans­mis­sion of this infor­ma­tion to YouTube and Google is not desir­able for the data sub­ject, the deliv­ery may be pre­vent­ed if the data sub­ject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our web­site is made.

YouTube’s data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions, avail­able at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, pro­vide infor­ma­tion about the col­lec­tion, pro­cess­ing and use of per­son­al data by YouTube and Google.

  1. Legal basis for the pro­cess­ing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions for which we obtain con­sent for a spe­cif­ic pro­cess­ing pur­pose. If the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is nec­es­sary for the per­for­mance of a con­tract to which the data sub­ject is par­ty, as is the case, for exam­ple, when pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions are nec­es­sary for the sup­ply of goods or to pro­vide any oth­er ser­vice, the pro­cess­ing is based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions which are nec­es­sary for car­ry­ing out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­sures, for exam­ple in the case of inquiries con­cern­ing our prod­ucts or ser­vices. Is our insti­tute sub­ject to a legal oblig­a­tion by which pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is required, such as for the ful­fil­ment of tax oblig­a­tions, the pro­cess­ing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cas­es, the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data may be nec­es­sary to pro­tect the vital inter­ests of the data sub­ject or of anoth­er nat­ur­al per­son. This would be the case, for exam­ple, if a vis­i­tor were injured in our insti­tute and his name, age, health insur­ance data or oth­er vital infor­ma­tion would have to be passed on to a doc­tor, hos­pi­tal or oth­er third par­ty. Then the pro­cess­ing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Final­ly, pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions could be based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions which are not cov­ered by any of the above­men­tioned legal grounds, if pro­cess­ing is nec­es­sary for the pur­pos­es of the legit­i­mate inter­ests pur­sued by our insti­tute or by a third par­ty, except where such inter­ests are over­rid­den by the inter­ests or fun­da­men­tal rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject which require pro­tec­tion of per­son­al data. Such pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions are par­tic­u­lar­ly per­mis­si­ble because they have been specif­i­cal­ly men­tioned by the Euro­pean leg­is­la­tor. He con­sid­ered that a legit­i­mate inter­est could be assumed if the data sub­ject is a client of the con­troller (Recital 47 Sen­tence 2 GDPR).

  1. The legit­i­mate inter­ests pur­sued by the con­troller or by a third par­ty

Where the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data is based on Arti­cle 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legit­i­mate inter­est is to car­ry out our busi­ness in favour of the well-being of all our employ­ees and the share­hold­ers.

  1. Peri­od for which the per­son­al data will be stored

The cri­te­ria used to deter­mine the peri­od of stor­age of per­son­al data is the respec­tive statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­od. After expi­ra­tion of that peri­od, the cor­re­spond­ing data is rou­tine­ly delet­ed, as long as it is no longer nec­es­sary for the ful­fil­ment of the con­tract or the ini­ti­a­tion of a con­tract.

  1. Pro­vi­sion of per­son­al data as statu­to­ry or con­trac­tu­al require­ment; Require­ment nec­es­sary to enter into a con­tract; Oblig­a­tion of the data sub­ject to pro­vide the per­son­al data; pos­si­ble con­se­quences of fail­ure to pro­vide such data

We clar­i­fy that the pro­vi­sion of per­son­al data is part­ly required by law (e.g. tax reg­u­la­tions) or can also result from con­trac­tu­al pro­vi­sions (e.g. infor­ma­tion on the con­trac­tu­al part­ner). Some­times it may be nec­es­sary to con­clude a con­tract that the data sub­ject pro­vides us with per­son­al data, which must sub­se­quent­ly be processed by us. The data sub­ject is, for exam­ple, oblig­ed to pro­vide us with per­son­al data when our insti­tute signs a con­tract with him or her. The non-pro­vi­sion of the per­son­al data would have the con­se­quence that the con­tract with the data sub­ject could not be con­clud­ed. Before per­son­al data is pro­vid­ed by the data sub­ject, the data sub­ject must con­tact any employ­ee. The employ­ee clar­i­fies to the data sub­ject whether the pro­vi­sion of the per­son­al data is required by law or con­tract or is nec­es­sary for the con­clu­sion of the con­tract, whether there is an oblig­a­tion to pro­vide the per­son­al data and the con­se­quences of non-pro­vi­sion of the per­son­al data.

  1. Exis­tence of auto­mat­ed deci­sion-mak­ing

As a respon­si­ble insti­tute, we do not use auto­mat­ic deci­sion-mak­ing.

Valid­i­ty and mod­i­fi­ca­tion of our data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions

This pri­va­cy pol­i­cy has the sta­tus 05/2020 and is cur­rent­ly valid. We reserve the right to adapt this data pro­tec­tion notice from time to time so that it always meets the cur­rent legal require­ments or to imple­ment changes to our ser­vices in the data pro­tec­tion notice, e.g. when intro­duc­ing new ser­vices. The new data pro­tec­tion notice then applies to your next vis­it.
This Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy has been gen­er­at­ed by the Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy Gen­er­a­tor of the DGD — Your Exter­nal DPO that was devel­oped in coop­er­a­tion with Ger­man Lawyers from WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE, Cologne.