Data Privacy Statement of the Website “The Virtual Museum” of the Collaborative Research Center 1070 ResourceCultures at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Data Privacy Policy

Responsible body in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), is:

Prof. Dr. Martin Bartelheim

Collaborative Research Center 1070 ResourceCultures

Gartenstraße 29

72074 Tübingen

Your Victims Rights

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. You can always exercise the following rights under the contact details of our data protection officer:

  • Information about your stored data and their processing
  • Correction of incorrect personal data
  • Deletion of your data stored with us
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us and
  • Data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have signed a contract with us
  • If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always contact the supervisory authority responsible for you with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the state of your domicile, your work or the alleged infringement. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of Data Processing

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent
  • the processing is required to complete a contract with you
  • the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation
  • processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not sharing the data
  • Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating by e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.

Information, Deletion, Blocking of Data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided by the various storage periods provided for by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data are routinely and according to the legal regulations blocked or deleted.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal data. As far as on our sides personal data (for example name, address or E-Mail addresses) are raised, this takes place, as far as possible, always on freiwilliger basis. If you have questions of any kind by e-mail contact us, give us for the purpose of establishing contact your voluntary consent. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. After completion of the request you will delete personal data.

Collecting General Information when Visiting our Website (Cookies and Server Log Files)

Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. When you access our website, cookies automatically record information of a general nature. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and cookies only in individual cases allow, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
  • There is no merge of this data with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or precontractual measures.

These data can not be assigned to specific persons. There is no merge of this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a hassle-free connection setup of the website
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well
  • for further administrative purposes

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the purposes mentioned above for collecting data. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor. Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.

Using Script Libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to render our content correctly and visually appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website. For example, Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Pages in Social Media

Facebook

We have set up a personal page on Facebook. We will inform you about the latest news, personalities and events. You can “Like” our corporate pages to stay up to date. When you flag our participation in an event on Facebook, that information will not be automatically transmitted to company resources. We do not collect personally identifiable information from you through the platforms, automatically and manually.

When you contact us via the Chat feature of the Platforms, we process your information for you to communicate with. The basis for data processing is your voluntary transmission of the data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time.

Change of our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy to always comply with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions to the Data Privacy Policy Officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data privacy policy in our organization: martin.bartelheim@uni-tuebingen.de