The data controller as defined under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) – as well as other national data protection laws of individual member states and data protection regulations – is:
Freie Universität Berlin
represented by the President
Kaiserswerther Straße 16-18
Tel.: +49 30 838-1
DThis data protection policy applies to the website of the project Hannah Arendt. Complete Works. Critical Edition available at hannah-arendt-edition.net.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our data protection policy. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial team:
Prof. Dr. Anne Eusterschulte
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wild
Dr. Ingo Kieslich
Tel.: +49 30 838-56516
Fax: +49 30 838-456516
Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, age, mailing or IP address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, and user behavior. Information that does not allow us to identify you (or would only enable us to do so with disproportionate effort) because the information is anonymized, for example, is not considered personal data.
The processing of personal data (for example, when said data are collected, retrieved, used, stored, or transmitted) must always have a legal basis and/or be based on your consent. Processed personal data are erased as soon as the purpose for which they are processed has been achieved, provided that the legally stipulated storage periods no longer apply. Such processed personal data are collected, used, and stored electronically by Freie Universität Berlin.
Insofar as we process your personal data in order to provide you with specific services, we provide information below on the specific processes involved, the scope and the purpose of the data processing, the legal basis for processing, and the respective storage periods.
These personal data are not disclosed to third parties nor used outside of Freie Universität Berlin, unless you have granted us your consent to do so or we are required or authorized by law to do so (for example, in relation to law enforcement or suspected plagiarism and other copyright infringements).
Whenever you access the website hannah-arendt-edition.net, a log file containing data is automatically created and stored on the server. These data include:
The log file also stores the volume of the transmitted data, an HTTP status code (for example, to identify a successfully transmitted web page), and the IP address of the device used to access the page (e.g., PC or smartphone) – whereby the IP address is immediately anonymized by the erasure of the last octet of the address.
The data stored in the log file is collected and used solely for anonymous evaluation for statistical purposes (for example, an analysis of user behavior, which pages of the website or subdomain are accessed, which browsers are used, etc.) and thereby serves to improve our services. As IP addresses are anonymized in the way described above, they cannot be mapped to a specific user and cannot be traced to a specific IP address.
The legal basis for our data processing is Article 6.1.1.e GDPR in conjunction with Section 3 of the Berlin Data Protection Act (BlnDSG) Section 4 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG), and Article 6.1.1.c GDPR in conjunction with Section 13.7 of the German Teleservices Act (TMG). The processing of said data is required in order to provide and maintain the website and thus serves Freie Universität Berlin in performing a task carried out in the public interest.
The log files for the ongoing and previous calendar year are stored for evaluation purposes. In this case, the IP addresses are anonymized. The data are then erased.
In the event that contact is made via email, the other personal data stated in the message (name, query subject, attachments, date, and time) will be processed along with the sender’s email address.
#The legal basis for the processing of personal data in relation to email queries is based on Article 6.1.e GDPR in conjunction with Section 4 BerlHG.
As soon as the query you have submitted has been dealt with and the matter resolved, the personal data you provided via the contact form that we processed will be erased. The data will only be stored in exceptional cases, for example, if required by law.
We will only disclose your personal data to third parties when:
We will notify you if your personal data are to be disclosed due to specific circumstances in an individual case.
As soon as the data transferred via cookies are no longer required to fulfill the purposes described above, this information will be erased, especially if you deactivate cookies. This is usually the case when you close your browser window. The data will only be stored in exceptional cases, for example, if this has been stipulated by law.
You can manage your cookie settings using the options described below or by configuring your browser settings.
Most browsers are pre-configured to accept cookies as the default, but you can also configure your browser to only accept specific cookies or not accept any at all. However, please note that you may not be able to use all functions of our website if you have deactivated cookies on our website via your browser settings. You can erase cookies that have been stored on your browser or display the storage period via your browser settings. You can also set your browser to notify you before cookies are stored. As different browsers tend to differ in terms of their functionality, we ask that you consult the help menu of your respective browser to access the configuration options available to you.
We recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins if you would like a comprehensive overview of all third-party access to your internet browser.
Hyperlinks to the websites of third-party providers can be found on our website. Activating these hyperlinks will redirect you from our website to the website of said providers. You will recognize this from the change in URL. We bear no responsibility for the confidential processing of your data on these third-party websites, as we have no influence on whether or not these parties comply with data protection provisions. You can find further information on how your personal data are processed by these companies on their respective websites.
As a data subject, you have the following rights concerning the processing of your personal data in line with the GDPR:
Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6.1.1.e or Article 6.1.1.f GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation. Freie Universität Berlin will cease to process the personal data, unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or where processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your personal data confidentially. To prevent the manipulation, loss, or misuse of your personal data we have stored, we implement comprehensive technical and organizational security precautions that are regularly reviewed and adapted to the latest state of technological progress. This includes using recognized encryption processes such as SSL and TLS. However, due to the structure of the internet, it is possible that data protection regulations and the aforementioned security measures are not observed by other individuals or institutions who do not fall within the sphere of our responsibility. Data disclosed by unencrypted means, for example via email, is especially vulnerable to third-party access. We are unable to influence this by technical means. It is the responsibility of the user to protect the data they have made available against misuse by using encryption or other similar methods.
The external Data Protection Officer of the Controller is:
Herr Rechtsanwalt Dr. Karsten Kinast, LL.M.
KINAST Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Tel.: +49 221 222183-0
The Deputy Data Protection Officer of Freie Universität is:
Herr Andreas Hübinger