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Data Privacy Policy

 

This privacy policy serves to fulfill the requirements of Article 13 EU GDPR

Information to be provided where personal data are collected from the data subject


Name and address of the responsible person

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz 1

60323 Frankfurt on the Main

Postal address:

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

60629 Frankfurt

Phone: + 49-69-798-0 | Fax: + 49-69-798-18383

For inquiries or complaints about data protection you may contact the data protection officials of the Goethe-University.


Contact details of the data protection officer

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

The official data protection officer

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1

60323 Frankfurt am Main


Rights and complaints

You have the right to contact the concerned technical supervisory authority for data protection issues to complain.


Contact address of the supervisory authority of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main:

Commissioner for Data Protection of Hesse

Postfach 3163

65021 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 611 1408 - 0

Fax: +49 611 1408 - 611

You have the following rights vis-à-vis Goethe University with regard to your personal data:

  • Right of access by the data subject
  • Right of rectification 
  • Right of erasure (right to be forgotten)
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to revoke your consent
  • Right to object to the processing
  • Right of data portability, in a commonly used, structured and machine-readable format (from May 25th, 2018)

To claim these rights, please send us an email >webmaster


Type of data stored, purpose and legal basis, deletion periods


Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to determine a natural person,

ie information that identifies persons. This includes in particular names, e-mail

addresses, immatriculation numbers or telephone numbers. But also data about

preferences, hobbies, memberships or information about websites that have been

visited are personal data.

Personal data will only be collected, used and disclosed by us if legally permitted

or if the user has consented to the data collection.

The use of personal data of students for the purpose of study is based largely on

the applicable Hessian Higher Education Act in conjunction with the applicable

Enrollment Ordinance of the State of Hessen and thus refer to EU GDPR Article 6

Paragraph 1 c).

The data of the employees of the Goethe-University collected and processed for the

purposes of personnel administration, teaching, research and examination activities

are based on the Hessian Higher Education Act, the Enrollment Ordinance of the

State of Hesse, TV-GU, civil service law and personnel law regulations.


Access data / server logfiles

When accessing the pages of this web server, the following data is generally stored

in the server logfiles:

  • IP address
  • Date and time
  • Type of client browser
  • URL of the visited page
  • If necessary, the error message about the occurred error
  • If necessary, the requesting provider

These data are for the sole purpose of checking the functionality, safety and security

troubleshooting. This use is based on EU DSGVO Article 6 paragraph 1 f). All logfiles will be automatically deleted after 7 days at the latest.


Establishing contact

When contacting members of the Goethe University (for example by contact form or

email) your data will be stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as

in case of follow-up questions arise. After processing your request or after fulfilling

the legal obligation or the service being used, the data will be deleted unless the

retention of the data is required for the implementation of legitimate interests of the

Goethe University or on the basis of a legal regulation (e.g. law, legal decree,

statutes of Goethe University, etc.).


Cookies

Cookies are small-sized files allowing the storage of specific device-related information on your access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). It is the purpose of cookies to improve the user-friendliness of web pages (i.e. storage of login data). Most browsers have options to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies, however, this may lead to a limited use of the browser. To use login-secured pages, cookies are mandatory. They are used to determine the access authorization and are deleted once the session has ended.


Access-protected web pages and user-based services

In addition to the above information, and further to the authorization control of the data access, the user name or an identifier are collected. This data will be deleted or anonymised after max. 7 days, unless the storage of these data is necessary for the implementation of legitimate interests of the Goethe University or a legal provision (for example, law, legal decree, statutes of the Goethe University, etc.). For all services which do not fall under these specifications, explicit consent declarations are obtained. The deletion takes place depending on the specification of the service used. The deletion period is clearly defined in the processing activities directory. The legal basis is EU DSGVO Art. 6 (1a). 


Integration of third-party services

Within some subpages of this online presence, third-party content from other web pages (such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds, graphics, etc.) is incorporated. This always presupposes that the providers of these contents of other websites (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) view your IP address. The IP address is required for the presentation of this content as third-party providers would not be able to send these contents to your browser without it. We aim to use providers who use IP addresses solely for the delivery of the content, however, the continued use of your data is beyond our control (i.e. if third-party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes).