Name and address of the responsible person
The responsible person according to Art. 4 Z. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Prof. Nikola Lutz
Contact option for inquiries about data protection
Prof. Nikola Lutz
General information on data processing
Scope of processing of personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. In principle, we only collect and use personal data from our users to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functional website and to display and present our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users only takes place with the consent of the user. An exception applies in such cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent and the processing of the data is permitted by a statutory provision.
Legal bases for collecting and processing your personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which the person responsible is subject, Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of the person responsible or of third parties and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
Data Erasure and Storage Duration
The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage can also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the responsible person is subject. The data will also be deleted or blocked if a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.
Provision of the website and creation of log files
When you access and use our website, we collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. When you use our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security:
Information about the browser type and version used
The operating system of the user
The internet service provider of the user
The IP address of the user
Date and time of access
Websites from which the system of the user accesses our website
Websites that are called up by the system of the user via our website
The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This does not affect the IP addresses of the user or other data that enable the data to be assigned to a user. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.
Legal basis for processing personal data
Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the data processing mentioned. The processing of the data mentioned is necessary for the provision of a website and thus serves to protect a legitimate interest of our company.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the computer of the user. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.
session cookies and persistent cookies
A session cookie is a form of cookie that is deleted as soon as the user closes the browser after their current session (= session).
Persistent cookies are stored on the user’s device in order to be able to provide a user’s login information, settings or preferences the next time he visits the website. They serve to enable more convenient and faster use of the website. This storage of these cookies is limited to a certain period of time, after which they are automatically deleted. Please note that the storage period may vary depending on the cookie. You can also delete these cookies from your system prematurely by using the usual functionality of your browser.
Technically necessary cookies
We use technically necessary cookies on our website. These serve to ensure the functionality of the website by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to the website. The usage data collected by technically necessary cookies are not processed to create usage profiles. We use so-called “session cookies”, which store a session ID with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We use session cookies to make the website more attractive and effective to use. The session cookies are deleted as soon as you log out or close the browser.
Technically unnecessary cookies
These cookies are used to make the website more efficient and attractive to use. These are not necessary to be able to use the basic functions of our website. The legal basis for this processing is your consent according to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR. The technically unnecessary cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.
Functional cookies store information such as the login name, language selection or fonts and offer improved and personalized functions for users of the website. All stored information is anonymised. Individual cookies can be deactivated or activated by the user at any time in the cookie settings.
Statistics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Third-party advertising cookies make it possible to show you various offers that match your interests. These cookies can be used to record the web activities of users over a longer period of time. These cookies may recognize you on different end devices that you use.
As soon as the data transmitted to us via the cookies is no longer required to achieve the purposes described above, this information will be deleted, especially if the cookies are deactivated. Further storage can take place in individual cases if this is required by law.
Legal basis for processing personal data
Configuration of browser settings
You can manage the cookie settings using the configuration options for your browser settings listed below. Most browsers are preset to automatically accept cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can completely deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. However, we would like to point out that you may no longer be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent if cookies are deactivated through your browser settings on our website. You can also use your browser settings to delete cookies already stored in your browser or display the storage period. It is also possible to set your browser so that you receive a notification before cookies are saved. The various browsers differ in their respective functions, so we ask you to use the respective help menu of your browser for the configuration options.
If you want to change or check your settings again:
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purpose of data processing
The purpose of data processing is to provide the option of contacting us by email.
The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing has been achieved and provided there is no other statutory retention period. The conversation is over when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent.
Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR if the user has given their consent.
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR.
If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the relevant legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
Scope of processing of personal data and description of the double opt-in procedure
You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When you register for the newsletter, your e-mail address from the input mask will be sent to us. The registration for our e-mail newsletter takes place in the double opt-in procedure. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail to the e-mail address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm your subscription to the newsletter again. You can complete the registration for the newsletter by clicking on the confirmation link received. With the help of the double opt-in procedure, we can ensure that it is your e-mail address and that you wish to receive our e-mail newsletter.
Furthermore, the following data is processed at the time of subscription:
Date / time of registration for the newsletter
Time of your confirmation of the confirm link
To send our newsletter, we use the services of:
The Rocket Science Group, LLC
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 USA
purpose of data processing
The collection of the e-mail address of the user when registering for the newsletter serves to deliver the newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The e-mail address of the user is therefore stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.
If the confirmation link is not confirmed within 24 hours, the information transmitted will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month at the latest.
Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for the processing of the data after the user has registered to receive the newsletter is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR if the user has given their consent.
withdrawal of consent
You can revoke your consent to the processing of your e-mail address for receiving the newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in the newsletter. The legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected by the revocation.
Use of Plugins
When using the plugins, personal data can be transmitted to countries outside the EU/EEA, in particular to the USA. The USA is rated by the European Court of Justice as a country with an insufficient level of data protection according to EU standards. Due to the lack of an adequacy decision and suitable guarantees, there is a particular risk that your data will be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly without the possibility of appeal. In this respect, we would like to point out that there are currently no suitable guarantees for data transmission to the USA.
The scope and purpose of the data collection by the respective service as well as the further processing and use of your data there can be found in the data protection notices directly on the website of the respective service. There you will also receive further information about your corresponding rights and suitable setting options for protecting your privacy. The plugins used are listed below.
The legal basis for the integration of plugins and the processing of personal data is your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing up to the time of revocation.
Use of YouTube plugins
On our website we use plugins from the video platform YouTube.com, a service operated by YouTube LLC (headquarters at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”), represented by Google.
Using the plugins, we can also embed visual content (“videos”) that we have published on Youtube.com on this website. In order to increase the protection of your data when you visit our website, plugins from the offering party YouTube are initially integrated into the website using a so-called “2-click solution”. This integration ensures that when you call up a page on our website that contains such plugins, no connection is established with the servers of the offering party. Videos from the YouTube platform are initially only included as graphics. Only when you activate the plugin (by clicking) and thus give your consent to data transmission does your browser establish a direct connection to the servers of the offering party. The content of the plugin is then transmitted directly to your browser by the offering party and integrated into the page. Access data is also transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in, or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your personal user account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube saves your data as usage profiles and processes them for the purposes of advertising, market research and the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (also for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising.
rights of the data subject
If personal data is processed by you, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you are entitled to the rights listed below vis-à-vis the person responsible.
right to information
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed by us. If such processing is present, you can request information from the person responsible for the following information:
the purposes for which the personal data are processed
the categories of personal data being processed
the receiving parties or the categories of receiving parties to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed
the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration
the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing
the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
all available information about the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject
the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Para. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved as well as the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject
You have the right to request information as to whether your personal data is being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission
Right to Rectification
You have a right to correction and/or completion to the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person must make the correction immediately.
Right to restriction of processing
Under the following conditions, you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data:
if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the responsible person to verify the accuracy of the personal data
the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted
the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons
If the processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data – apart from its storage – may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State are processed.
If the restriction of processing has been restricted according to the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.
Right to Erasure
Obligation to delete
You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data concerning you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR.
The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
The deletion of the personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject.
The personal data concerning you was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 (1) GDPR.
information to third parties
If the person responsible has made the personal data relating to you public and is obliged to delete it in accordance with Article 17 (1) GDPR, they shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, in order to ensure data processing To inform those responsible who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.
The right to erasure does not exist if processing is necessary:
to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information
to fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the responsible person is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been delegated to the responsible person
for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with Art. 9 (2) lit. h and i and Art. 9 (3) GDPR
for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, insofar as the law mentioned under the section “Duty to delete” is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the goals of this processing
to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all receiving parties to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless because this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right vis-à-vis the responsible person to be informed of these receiving parties.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the responsible person in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit this data to another responsible person without hindrance from the responsible person to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other people must not be impaired by this. The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data that is required to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the responsible person.
Right to object to processing
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e or f GDPR, this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The person responsible will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless they can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data relating to you is processed in order to operate direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising, this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.
If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation.
Automated individual decision-making including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision:
is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the person responsible
is permitted on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the responsible person is subject and this legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or
takes place with your express consent
However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR unless Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the responsible person shall take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the responsible person, to present his or her own position and to challenge the decision.
Recht auf Beschwerde bei einer Aufsichtsbehörde
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to violates the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint was lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the responsible supervisory authority.
In Germany, this is the data protection authority:
Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Graurheindorfer Str. 153
Telefon: +49(0)228 997799-0
Hyperlinks to external websites
On our websites we use so-called hyperlinks to the websites of other providers. When you activate these hyperlinks, you will be forwarded from one of our websites directly to the website(s) of other providers. You can see this among other things. at the change of URL. We cannot assume any responsibility for the confidential handling of your data on third-party websites, as we have no influence on whether these companies comply with data protection regulations. Please refer to these websites directly for information on how these companies handle your personal data.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and treating your personal information confidentially. In order to avoid manipulation, loss or misuse of your data stored by us, we take extensive technical and organizational security precautions, which are regularly checked and adapted to technological progress.
However, we would like to point out that due to the structure of the Internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the above-mentioned Safety measures are not observed by other persons or institutions that are not within our area of responsibility. In particular, unencrypted data – e.g. B. if this is done by e-mail – read by third parties. We have no technical influence on this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect the data they have provided against misuse by encryption or in some other way.
Date: July 20, 2022