Data Privacy Policy

General Information

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as „data“) is processed by us only in the context and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website including its contents and services.

Pursuant to Article 4 (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “processing” means any operation or series of operations related to personal data that are carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures. This includes collecting, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, dissemination or any other form of data provision, adjusting or chaining, restricting, deleting or destructing data.

With the following privacy policy, we inform you about the nature, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, as far as we, either alone or together with others, decide on the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we inform you about third-party components that we either use for optimization purposes or to increase the quality of use of third-party components, to the extent that third parties process data in their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows

I. Information about us as the responsible party
II. Rights of users and persons concerned
III. Information about data processing

    I. Information about us as the responsible party

In terms of data protection, the responsible publisher of this website is:

Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK)
Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
Baseler Str. 27–31
60329 Frankfurt am Main
Deutschland

Dr. Annika Elena Poppe

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Research Associate

Telefon +49 69 959104-57

  II. Rights of users and persons concerned

With regard to data processing (described below in greater detail), users and stakeholders have the right

  • to receive confirmation about the processing of their data, information about the processed data, further information about data processing and copies of the data (see also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to demand correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to immediate deletion of their data (see also Art. 17 GDPR), or, alternatively, if further processing is required pursuant to Art. 17 (3) GDPR to restriction of data processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transmission of this data to other providers / controllers (see also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority if they believe that their data is processed in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the provider is obliged to notify any recipients to whom data have been disclosed by the provider about any correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing which takes place pursuant to Articles 16, 17 para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such a notification is impossible or could only be achieved by disproportionate means. Notwithstanding, the user has a right to receive information about these recipients.

Likewise, according to Art. 21 GDPR, users and persons concerned have the right to object to the future processing of their data, under the condition that the data is processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. In particular, an objection to the processing of data for the purpose of direct advertising is permitted.

III. Information about data processing

Data that is processed as a consequence of using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to exist, the deletion of data does not conflict with statuary retention requirements and insofar as no other information is given about individual processing methods in this data privacy policy.

Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted via your Internet browser to us or to our web space provider. These so-called server log files collect data on, among other things, type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you have changed to our website (referrer URL), the subpages that you visit on our website, the date and time of access and the IP address of the Internet connection from which our website is accessed.

The data collected will be temporarily stored, however separated from any personal data.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.

The data will be deleted no later than after seven days, as long as no further storage is required for evidential purposes. In this case, the data will completely or partially be exempted from deletion until final clarification of an incident.

Cookies

a) Session Cookies

We use so-called “cookies” on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that your Internet browser stores at your device. These cookies, to different extents, process specific information, such as your browser, your location data or your IP address.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing, for example, allows us to reproduce our website in different languages.

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR, insofar as these cookies process data for the purpose of initiating a contract or fulfilling a contract.

If the processing does not serve to initiate a contract or to fulfill the contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website legally based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Closing your internet browser deletes these session cookies.

b) Third-party Cookies

If necessary, our website also uses cookies from partner companies with whom we cooperate for analyzing and advertising purposes, as well as to secure the functioning of our website.

For details, in particular about the purposes and legal basis of the processing of such third party cookies please refer to the information below.

c) Disposal option

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by adjusting the settings of your Internet browser. You can also delete stored cookies at any time. Necessary steps and measures depend on your specific Internet browser. If you want to make any inquiries, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its producer or support.

Please note that some features of our website may be restricted or may not work properly if you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies.

Contact requests / Contact possibilities

In case of approaching us via the contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. The information requested is necessary in order to process and answer your inquiry – without the provision of the data we cannot answer your inquiry properly or potentially only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted upon completion of your request, given that the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements, such as in the event of subsequent contract execution.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our free newsletter, the data requested, ie your e-mail address and – optionally – your name will be sent to us. At the same time, we store the IP address of the Internet access from which you visit our website, as well as the date and time of your registration. As part of the further registration process, we will seek your consent on sending you the newsletter, describe the content of the newsletter specifically and refer to this Privacy Policy. We use the data collected exclusively for sending out the newsletter – data is thus not disclosed to third parties.

The legal basis here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR – you only have to inform us about your withdrawal or press the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google”.

Google guarantees that it will respect EU data protection standards even in the event that data is processed in the USA as certified by the EU-US Privacy Shield:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google Analytics is used to analyze the usage behavior on our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.

User and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visit are transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this feature, Google already truncates the IP address within the EU / EEA.

The data collected is used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of visits to our website as well as of the usage activities there. This data may also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.

Google states that it will not link your IP address to other data. In addition, at

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners

Google provides further data protection information, for example, instructions on how to prevent the use of data.

Moreover, at

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Google offers a so-called deactivation add-on together with further information. This add-on can be installed with the common Internet browsers and provides for further control of the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on advises the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that information about the visit of our website should not be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the add-on does not prevent that information may be transmitted to us or other web analytics services. Of course, this privacy policy contains information about any other web analysis service we use.

Alternatively, you can disable the future analysis of your visit by Google Analytics by using the link below. By clicking on the link a so-called “opt-out cookie” is activated resulting in the future prevention of the analysis of your visit to our website:

Activate „Opt-out-Cookie” for Google-Analytics here!

Please note that if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, the opt-out cookie may be deleted as well. As a consequence, you may have to re-activate the opt-out cookie.

Google Maps

At our web presence we use Google Maps to indicate the network member’s locations as well as to provide our direction. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google”.

Google guarantees that it will respect EU data protection standards even in the event that data is processed in the USA as certified by the EU-US Privacy Shield:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

In order to enable our website to use certain fonts, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when visiting our web presence.

In case that you access the Google Maps component integrated in our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your Internet browser. To view our locations and provide our direction your user settings and data are processed. In this context, we cannot exclude the possibility that Google uses servers within the United States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

The connection to Google enables Google to determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions should be transmitted.

If you do not agree with the processing of your data by Google, you can prevent or restrict the use of cookies by adjusting the settings of your Internet browser as explained in detail in the section on “Cookies”.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and information obtained through Google Maps is governed by the Google’s Terms of Service (https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=US&hl=en) and the Google Maps Terms of Service (https://maps.google.com/help/terms_maps.html).

Google provides further information at

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Google Fonts

At our website we use Google fonts to display external fonts. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google”.

Google guarantees that it will respect EU data protection standards even in the event that data is processed in the USA as certified by the EU-US Privacy Shield:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

In order to enable our website to use certain fonts, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when visiting our web presence.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.

The connection to Google enables Google to determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the presentation of the font should be transmitted.

Google offers further information, in particular on the possibilities of preventing the use of data at

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy.

YouTube

On our website we use YouTube. This is a video portal of YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as “Google”.

Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will respect EU data protection standards even in the event that data is processed in the USA as certified by the EU-US Privacy Shield:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

We use YouTube in conjunction with the Enhanced Privacy Mode feature to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the quality improvement of our website. The Enhanced Privacy Mode feature, according to YouTube, means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server when you actually start a video.

Without this “Enhanced Privacy” you will be connected to the YouTube server in the United States as soon as you visit one of our webpages that contains a YouTube video.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will at least collect and process your IP address, the date and time as well as the website you are visiting. It also connects to Google’s “DoubleClick” ad network.

If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube will provide the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out from YouTube before visiting our website or ensure that you have selected the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.

For the purpose of functionality as well as for the analysis of user behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your Internet browser. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. For more information, see the section “Cookies” above.

Further information about the collection and use of data and their rights and protection are provided by Google at

https://policies.google.com/privacy.

 

Effective: 2018, 24th of May

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