1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what
will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal
data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed
information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data
Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on our website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact
information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for
instance be information you enter into our contact form.
Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data
comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time
the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the
website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes
of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such
disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked
or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address
disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have
questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the
right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to demand the restriction
of the processing of your personal data. For details, please consult the Data
Protection Declaration under section “Right to Restriction of Data Processing.”
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when
your visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with
what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing
patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced
back to you. You have the option to object to such analyses or you can prevent their
performance by not using certain tools. For detailed information about this, please
consult our Data Protection Declaration below.
You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection
options in this Data Protection Declaration.
2. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data
very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and
in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected.
Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data
Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use
this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-
mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely
protect data against third party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the
“controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Prof. Dr. Peter Riederer
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with
others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of
personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your
express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already
given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-
mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that
occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; righ to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f
GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your
personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also
applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal
basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data
Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your
affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling
protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your
interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the
claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art.
21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct
advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your
affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies
to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you
object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct
advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint
with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually
maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation
occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other
administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process
on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a
third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the
direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically
feasible. Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of
data Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any
time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and
recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have
a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about
this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate
to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of
your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the
address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand
restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we
will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation
is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you
have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of
demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend
or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the
processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our
rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been
determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the
processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the
exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to
claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural
persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the
European Union or a member state of the EU.
Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the
mandatory information to be provided in section “Information Required by Law” to
send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested.
The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal
action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance
via SPAM messages.
3. Recording of data on our website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not
cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of
cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically
deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device
until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next
time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every
time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or
to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to
activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you
deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications
transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. the shopping cart
function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator
has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and
optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the
analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately
in this Data Protection Declaration.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores
information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us
automatically. The information comprises:
The type and version of browser used
The used operating system
The hostname of the accessing computer
The time of the server inquiry
The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the
website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the
optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The
provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,
CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on
your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The
information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to
a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are
based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate
interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online
and the operator’s advertising activities.
You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent
changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that
in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their
fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data
generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP
address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading
and installing the browser plug-in available under the following
Objection to the recording of data
You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by
clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie,
which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website:Google
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please
consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need
from you an e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are
the owner of the e-mail address provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter.
No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We
shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not
share such data with any third parties.
The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall
occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may
revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of data, the e-mail address and
the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for instance
by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice
to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.
The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be
archived by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your
subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted. This shall not affect data we
have been archiving for other purposes.