The data controller within the meaning of the data protection laws – in particular, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – is:

Prof. Dr. Jennifer Wasmuth
Institut für Ökumenische Forschung
8, rue Gustave Klotz
67000 Strasbourg
Email: strasecum@ecumenical-institute.org

Your rights as a data subject

Via the contact details that are given below, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • To be informed about the data we have stored that concerns you and how we process it,
  • To have personal data that is incorrect rectified,
  • To have the data we have stored that concerns you erased,
  • To restrict the processing of data if we are not yet permitted to erase your data due to legal obligations,
  • To object to us processing your data and
  • To data portability, provided you have consented to data processing or concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us consent, this can be withdrawn with future effect at any time.

You can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority that is relevant to you at any time. In Germany, your relevant supervisory authority is determined by the federal state in which you reside or work, or in which the suspected violation occurred. A list of supervisory authorities (for the private sector) in Germany and their addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of data processing by the data controller and third parties

We only process your personal data for the purposes outlined in this privacy policy. Your personal data is not passed on to third parties for any other purposes than those outlined here. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given us your express consent to do so,
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party,
  • Processing is required to fulfill a legal obligation,

Processing is necessary for safeguarding legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in preventing your data from being passed on.

Erasure or blocking of data

We abide by the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as it is required to achieve the purposes outlined here or for a variable period of retention as stipulated by the legislator. Once the respective purpose no longer exists or the respective time period expires, the corresponding data will be blocked or erased as a matter of routine in accordance with legal provisions.

Acquisition of general information when visiting our website

Whenever you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) contains details such as the type of web browser and the operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar data. Only information that does not allow you to be identified as an individual is collected via this process.

This information is required for technical reasons to ensure that the content you request from websites is supplied to you in the correct form, and is necessary for use of the Internet. It is processed for the following purposes in particular:

  • To ensure that connection to the website can be established without any problems,
  • To ensure that the website can be used without any problems,
  • To evaluate system security and stability, and
  • For other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest outlined in the aforementioned purposes regarding our collection of this data. We do not use your data to identify you as an individual. The only recipients of this data are the data controller and, where applicable, the data processor.

Anonymous information of this kind is statistically analyzed by us where necessary in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Cookies

Like many other websites, we utilize cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive from a website server. By using these, we automatically obtain certain data regarding such things as your IP address, the browser you are using, your operating system and your Internet connection.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or transfer viruses to a computer. We can use the information contained in these cookies to make it easier for you to browse our website and ensure that its pages are displayed correctly.

In no event will the data that is collected by us be passed on to third parties, nor will a link with personal data be established without your consent.

You can of course also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are often configured to accept cookies, but you can usually disable the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please be aware that certain functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

We use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS to guarantee the security of your data during transmission.

Newsletter

If you have given us your express consent, we will regularly send our newsletter or information of a similar nature to your stipulated e-mail address.

In order to receive the newsletter, all you need to do is provide us with your e-mail address. The details you provide when subscribing to our newsletter will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers can also be notified by e-mail about circumstances that are relevant to the service or the registration (such as changes to the newsletter or technical circumstances).

For the registration to be effective, we require a valid e-mail address. We use a double opt-in process to verify whether the owner of an e-mail address has actually registered. To this end, we record the registration to receive the newsletter, the dispatch of the e-mail to confirm this and the receipt of this e-mail along with the answer that it requests. No other data is collected. This data is used solely for sending the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.

You can also withdraw your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. A link that allows you to do this is included in each copy of our newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website, or inform us of your wish to unsubscribed via the contact details given at the end of this privacy policy, at any time.

Contact form

If you get in touch with us via email or the contact form, you give us your consent to contact you in turn. This requires the specification of a valid email address, which serves to assign the request and the subsequent answering of it. The specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completing the request your personal data will be automatically deleted.

Embedded YouTube videos

We have embedded YouTube videos on some of our web pages. The provider of the relevant plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. This means that information will be passed on to YouTube about the pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube will be able to attribute your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before accessing these pages.

If a YouTube video starts playing, the provider deploys cookies that collect information about the user’s behavior.

Those who have disabled cookies for the Google Ads program will also not need to deal with cookies of this kind when viewing YouTube videos. However, YouTube files non-personal user information in other cookies as well. If you wish to prevent this, you will need to block the storage of cookies in your browser.

More information on how YouTube handles data protection can be found in the privacy policy of the provider at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Changes to our data protection provisions

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply upon your next visit to our website.

Questions on the data protection

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail: strasecum@ecumenical-institute.org

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