The protection of personal data and subsequently of your privacy is of utmost importance to us. That is why we would like to inform you how we use and protect your data. For us, it goes without saying that all relevant legal provisions will be adhered to in order to guarantee the highest possible level of protection for your privacy. Please read the following information carefully.

 

Name and contact data of the person responsible for data processing

This data privacy statement is valid for data processing by Hedda Lausberg, h.lausberg@dshs-koeln.de

 

Collection, processing and use of personal data and subsequent processing method 

a) Visiting our website

When you access our website, the browser used on your device will automatically send information to our website server. This information will be saved temporarily in a so-called log file. The following information will be recorded, without you needing to take any further action, and will be saved until automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the computer accessing the data

  • Date and time of access

  • Name and URL of the data accessed

  • Website used for access (referrer URL)

  • Browser used and, if necessary, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider

The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Guaranteeing a smooth connection establishment and a comfortable use of our website,

  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as

  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processiong is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is a consequence of the above mentioned purposes. Data will not be used to draw conclusions about your identity.

 

Forwarding personal data, Credit check 

We only forward your personal data to third parties,

if

  • you have explicitly agreed according to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR,

  • forwarding is required to assert, exert or defend legal claims according to Article 6(1)( f) GDPR and there is no reason to believe that you have some mainly protective interest in not having your data forwarded,

  • forwarding is legally required according to Article 6(1)(c) GDPR.

 

Use of cookies 

Various websites are using cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. They will not create any damage and do not contain any of your personal data. The information stored in cookies makes it possible for us to identify your device during your next visit. This is conducive to usability and will make the use of our website easier for you. Data processed by cookies are required for the above mentioned purposes to protect our and third parties’ legitimate interests according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. You can set up your browser so that you will be informed about the setting of cookies, and decide on a case by case basis if you want to accept them or block them in general. If you deactivate cookies in general, you might not be able to use all functionalities of our website.

 

Your rights as the person affected by data processing

You have the right

  • according to Article 15 GDPR to request full disclosure regarding your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can request full disclosure regarding purposes of processing, category of personal data, categories of recipients who received or will receive your data, planned storage time, existence of a right to correct, delete, limit processing or withdrawal, the existence of a right to appeal, origin of your data if they were not collected by us, and regarding the existence of an automated decision process including profiling and meaningful information regarding their details, if necessary;

  • according to Article 16 GDPR to request the immediate correction of incorrect data or completion of your personal data stored with us;

  • according to Article 17 GDPR to request the deletion of your personal data stored with us if data processing is not required to exert the right of freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, to protect public interest or to assert, exert and defend legal claims;

  • according to Article 18 GDPR to request limited processing of your personal data if the correctness of the data is being disputed by you, data processing is illegal, but you deny the deletion of the data, and if we do not need the data anymore, but require them for asserting, exerting and defending legal interests or if you filed an objection against data processing according to Article 21 GDPR;

  • according to Article 20 GDPR to receive your personal data you provided us with in a structured, well-established and machine-readable format or to request the transmission to another responsible person;

  • according to Article 7(3) GDPR withdraw your already given consent towards us at any time. As a consequence, we are not allowed to continue data processing based on that consent in future and

  • according to Article 77 GDPR file a complaint with a supervisory authority. Normally you can contact the supervisory authority of your place of residence, of your workplace or of our publishing house headquarters.

Right of withdrawal

Provided that your personal data are processed based on legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right of withdrawal against the processing of your personal data according to Article 21, in case there are reasons which result from your particular situation or if the withdrawal concerns direct marketing. In the latter case you have the general right of withdrawal which is accepted by us without the statement of a particular reason.

Should you exercise your right of withdrawal, it is sufficient that you send an email to h.lausberg@dshs-koeln.de