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Here you will find in­for­ma­tion about your cook­ies: You can change the set­tings and find the con­sent process of cook­ies. Gen­er­al in­for­ma­tion about cook­ies can be found in the pri­va­cy pol­i­cy.

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Privacy Statement

1. An overview of data protection

General information

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion will pro­vide you with an easy to nav­i­gate overview of what will hap­pen with your per­son­al data when you vis­it this web­site. The term “per­son­al data” com­pris­es all data that can be used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy you. For detailed infor­ma­tion about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion, which we have includ­ed beneath this copy.

Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this web­site is processed by the oper­a­tor of the web­site, whose con­tact infor­ma­tion is avail­able under sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion about the respon­si­ble par­ty (referred to as the “con­troller” in the GDPR)” in this Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy.

How do we record your data?

We col­lect your data as a result of your shar­ing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­tion you enter into our con­tact form.

Oth­er data shall be record­ed by our IT sys­tems auto­mat­i­cal­ly or after you con­sent to its record­ing dur­ing your web­site vis­it. This data com­pris­es pri­mar­i­ly tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion (e.g., web brows­er, oper­at­ing sys­tem, or time the site was accessed). This infor­ma­tion is record­ed auto­mat­i­cal­ly when you access this web­site.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A por­tion of the infor­ma­tion is gen­er­at­ed to guar­an­tee the error free pro­vi­sion of the web­site. Oth­er data may be used to ana­lyze your user pat­terns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive infor­ma­tion about the source, recip­i­ents, and pur­pos­es of your archived per­son­al data at any time with­out hav­ing to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied or erad­i­cat­ed. If you have con­sent­ed to data pro­cess­ing, you have the option to revoke this con­sent at any time, which shall affect all future data pro­cess­ing. More­over, you have the right to demand that the pro­cess­ing of your data be restrict­ed under cer­tain cir­cum­stances. Fur­ther­more, you have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent super­vis­ing agency.

Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time if you have ques­tions about this or any oth­er data pro­tec­tion relat­ed issues.

Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties

There is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that your brows­ing pat­terns will be sta­tis­ti­cal­ly ana­lyzed when your vis­it this web­site. Such analy­ses are per­formed pri­mar­i­ly with what we refer to as analy­sis pro­grams.

For detailed infor­ma­tion about these analy­sis pro­grams please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion below.

2. Hosting

External Hosting

This web­site is host­ed by an exter­nal ser­vice provider (host). Per­son­al data col­lect­ed on this web­site are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not lim­it­ed to, IP address­es, con­tact requests, meta­da­ta and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, con­tract infor­ma­tion, con­tact infor­ma­tion, names, web page access, and oth­er data gen­er­at­ed through a web site.

The host is used for the pur­pose of ful­fill­ing the con­tract with our poten­tial and exist­ing cus­tomers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the inter­est of secure, fast, and effi­cient pro­vi­sion of our online ser­vices by a pro­fes­sion­al provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent nec­es­sary to ful­fil its per­for­mance oblig­a­tions and to fol­low our instruc­tions with respect to such data.

We are using the fol­low­ing host:

Var­i­o­me­dia AG
August-Bebel-Straße 68
14482 Pots­dam

3. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The oper­a­tors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very seri­ous­ly. Hence, we han­dle your per­son­al data as con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion and in com­pli­ance with the statu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion.

When­ev­er you use this web­site, a vari­ety of per­son­al infor­ma­tion will be col­lect­ed. Per­son­al data com­pris­es data that can be used to per­son­al­ly iden­ti­fy you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion explains which data we col­lect as well as the pur­pos­es we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which pur­pose the infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed.

We here­with advise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the Inter­net (i.e., through e-mail com­mu­ni­ca­tions) may be prone to secu­ri­ty gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­plete­ly pro­tect data against third-par­ty access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data pro­cess­ing con­troller on this web­site is:

Dr. Vera de Hes­selle
Fit­ger­straße 4
D-28209 Bre­men

Phone: +49 421 6996330

The con­troller is the nat­ur­al per­son or legal enti­ty that sin­gle-hand­ed­ly or joint­ly with oth­ers makes deci­sions as to the pur­pos­es of and resources for the pro­cess­ing of per­son­al data (e.g., names, e-mail address­es, etc.).

Storage duration

Unless a more spe­cif­ic stor­age peri­od has been spec­i­fied in this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy, your per­son­al data will remain with us until the pur­pose for which it was col­lect­ed no longer applies. If you assert a jus­ti­fied request for dele­tion or revoke your con­sent to data pro­cess­ing, your data will be delet­ed, unless we have oth­er legal­ly per­mis­si­ble rea­sons for stor­ing your per­son­al data (e.g., tax or com­mer­cial law reten­tion peri­ods); in the lat­ter case, the dele­tion will take place after these rea­sons cease to apply.

Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries

Among oth­er things, we use tools of com­pa­nies domi­ciled in the Unit­ed States or oth­er from a data pro­tec­tion per­spec­tive non-secure non-EU coun­tries. If these tools are active, your per­son­al data may poten­tial­ly be trans­ferred to these non-EU coun­tries and may be processed there. We must point out that in these coun­tries, a data pro­tec­tion lev­el that is com­pa­ra­ble to that in the EU can­not be guar­an­teed. For instance, U.S. enter­pris­es are under a man­date to release per­son­al data to the secu­ri­ty agen­cies and you as the data sub­ject do not have any lit­i­ga­tion options to defend your­self in court. Hence, it can­not be ruled out that U.S. agen­cies (e.g., the Secret Ser­vice) may process, ana­lyze, and per­ma­nent­ly archive your per­son­al data for sur­veil­lance pur­pos­es. We have no con­trol over these pro­cess­ing activ­i­ties.

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revoke at any time any con­sent you have already giv­en us. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred pri­or to your revo­ca­tion.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)



Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of vio­la­tions of the GDPR, data sub­jects are enti­tled to log a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry agency, in par­tic­u­lar in the mem­ber state where they usu­al­ly main­tain their domi­cile, place of work or at the place where the alleged vio­la­tion occurred. The right to log a com­plaint is in effect regard­less of any oth­er admin­is­tra­tive or court pro­ceed­ings avail­able as legal recours­es.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­mat­i­cal­ly process on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be hand­ed over to you or a third par­ty in a com­mon­ly used, machine read­able for­mat. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to anoth­er con­troller, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For secu­ri­ty rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial con­tent, such as pur­chase orders or inquiries you sub­mit to us as the web­site oper­a­tor, this web­site uses either an SSL or a TLS encryp­tion pro­gram. You can rec­og­nize an encrypt­ed con­nec­tion by check­ing whether the address line of the brows­er switch­es from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appear­ance of the lock icon in the brows­er line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­tion is acti­vat­ed, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

Information about, rectification and eradication of data

With­in the scope of the applic­a­ble statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­tion about your archived per­son­al data, their source and recip­i­ents as well as the pur­pose of the pro­cess­ing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied or erad­i­cat­ed. If you have ques­tions about this sub­ject mat­ter or any oth­er ques­tions about per­son­al data, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time.

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­tion of restric­tions as far as the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data is con­cerned. To do so, you may con­tact us at any time. The right to demand restric­tion of pro­cess­ing applies in the fol­low­ing cas­es:

  • In the event that you should dis­pute the cor­rect­ness of your data archived by us, we will usu­al­ly need some time to ver­i­fy this claim. Dur­ing the time that this inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.
  • If the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data was/is con­duct­ed in an unlaw­ful man­ner, you have the option to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your data in lieu of demand­ing the erad­i­ca­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­son­al data any longer and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal enti­tle­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data instead of its erad­i­ca­tion.
  • If you have raised an objec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each oth­er. As long as it has not been deter­mined whose inter­ests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data.

If you have restrict­ed the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data, these data – with the excep­tion of their archiv­ing – may be processed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal enti­tle­ments or to pro­tect the rights of oth­er nat­ur­al per­sons or legal enti­ties or for impor­tant pub­lic inter­est rea­sons cit­ed by the Euro­pean Union or a mem­ber state of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e-mails

We here­with object to the use of con­tact infor­ma­tion pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the manda­to­ry infor­ma­tion to be pro­vid­ed in our Site Notice to send us pro­mo­tion­al and infor­ma­tion mate­r­i­al that we have not express­ly request­ed. The oper­a­tors of this web­site and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­licit­ed send­ing of pro­mo­tion­al infor­ma­tion, for instance via SPAM mes­sages.

4. Recording of data on this website


Our web­sites and pages use what the indus­try refers to as “cook­ies.” Cook­ies are small text files that do not cause any dam­age to your device. They are either stored tem­porar­i­ly for the dura­tion of a ses­sion (ses­sion cook­ies) or they are per­ma­nent­ly archived on your device (per­ma­nent cook­ies). Ses­sion cook­ies are auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed once you ter­mi­nate your vis­it. Per­ma­nent cook­ies remain archived on your device until you active­ly delete them, or they are auto­mat­i­cal­ly erad­i­cat­ed by your web brows­er.

In some cas­es, it is pos­si­ble that third-par­ty cook­ies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third-par­ty cook­ies). These cook­ies enable you or us to take advan­tage of cer­tain ser­vices offered by the third par­ty (e.g., cook­ies for the pro­cess­ing of pay­ment ser­vices).

Cook­ies have a vari­ety of func­tions. Many cook­ies are tech­ni­cal­ly essen­tial since cer­tain web­site func­tions would not work in the absence of the cook­ies (e.g., the shop­ping cart func­tion or the dis­play of videos). The pur­pose of oth­er cook­ies may be the analy­sis of user pat­terns or the dis­play of pro­mo­tion­al mes­sages.

Cook­ies, which are required for the per­for­mance of elec­tron­ic com­mu­ni­ca­tion trans­ac­tions (required cook­ies) or for the pro­vi­sion of cer­tain func­tions you want to use (func­tion­al cook­ies, e.g., for the shop­ping cart func­tion) or those that are nec­es­sary for the opti­miza­tion of the web­site (e.g., cook­ies that pro­vide mea­sur­able insights into the web audi­ence), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a dif­fer­ent legal basis is cit­ed. The oper­a­tor of the web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the stor­age of cook­ies to ensure the tech­ni­cal­ly error free and opti­mized pro­vi­sion of the operator’s ser­vices. If your con­sent to the stor­age of the cook­ies has been request­ed, the respec­tive cook­ies are stored exclu­sive­ly on the basis of the con­sent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR); this con­sent may be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your brows­er in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any time cook­ies are placed and to per­mit the accep­tance of cook­ies only in spe­cif­ic cas­es. You may also exclude the accep­tance of cook­ies in cer­tain cas­es or in gen­er­al or acti­vate the delete func­tion for the auto­mat­ic erad­i­ca­tion of cook­ies when the brows­er clos­es. If cook­ies are deac­ti­vat­ed, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­it­ed.

In the event that third-par­ty cook­ies are used or if cook­ies are used for ana­lyt­i­cal pur­pos­es, we will sep­a­rate­ly noti­fy you in con­junc­tion with this Data Pro­tec­tion Pol­i­cy and, if applic­a­ble, ask for your con­sent.

Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our web­site uses the Bor­labs con­sent tech­nol­o­gy to obtain your con­sent to the stor­age of cer­tain cook­ies in your brows­er or for the use of cer­tain tech­nolo­gies and for their data pri­va­cy pro­tec­tion com­pli­ant doc­u­men­ta­tion. The provider of this tech­nol­o­gy is Bor­labs - Ben­jamin A. Born­schein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Ham­burg, Ger­many (here­inafter referred to as Bor­labs).

When­ev­er you vis­it our web­site, a Bor­labs cook­ie will be stored in your brows­er, which archives any dec­la­ra­tions or revo­ca­tions of con­sent you have entered. These data are not shared with the provider of the Bor­labs tech­nol­o­gy.

The record­ed data shall remain archived until you ask us to erad­i­cate them, delete the Bor­labs cook­ie on your own or the pur­pose of stor­ing the data no longer exists. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any reten­tion oblig­a­tions man­dat­ed by law. To review the details of Bor­labs’ data pro­cess­ing poli­cies, please vis­it

We use the Bor­labs cook­ie con­sent tech­nol­o­gy to obtain the dec­la­ra­tions of con­sent man­dat­ed by law for the use of cook­ies. The legal basis for the use of such cook­ies is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

Server log files

The provider of this web­site and its pages auto­mat­i­cal­ly col­lects and stores infor­ma­tion in so-called serv­er log files, which your brows­er com­mu­ni­cates to us auto­mat­i­cal­ly. The infor­ma­tion com­pris­es:

  • The type and version of brows­er used
  • The used oper­at­ing sys­tem
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­name of the access­ing com­put­er
  • The time of the serv­er inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with oth­er data sources.

This data is record­ed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The oper­a­tor of the web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the tech­ni­cal­ly error free depic­tion and the opti­miza­tion of the operator’s web­site. In order to achieve this, serv­er log files must be record­ed.

Contact form

If you sub­mit inquiries to us via our con­tact form, the infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed in the con­tact form as well as any con­tact infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed there­in will be stored by us in order to han­dle your inquiry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­tions. We will not share this infor­ma­tion with­out your con­sent.

The pro­cess­ing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is relat­ed to the exe­cu­tion of a con­tract or if it is nec­es­sary to car­ry out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­sures. In all oth­er cas­es the pro­cess­ing is based on our legit­i­mate inter­est in the effec­tive pro­cess­ing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been request­ed.

The infor­ma­tion you have entered into the con­tact form shall remain with us until you ask us to erad­i­cate the data, revoke your con­sent to the archiv­ing of data or if the pur­pose for which the infor­ma­tion is being archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have con­clud­ed our response to your inquiry). This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any manda­to­ry legal pro­vi­sions, in par­tic­u­lar reten­tion peri­ods.

Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you con­tact us by e-mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, includ­ing all result­ing per­son­al data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing your request. We do not pass these data on with­out your con­sent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is relat­ed to the ful­fill­ment of a con­tract or is required for the per­for­mance of pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­sures. In all oth­er cas­es, the data are processed on the basis of our legit­i­mate inter­est in the effec­tive han­dling of inquiries sub­mit­ted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained.

The data sent by you to us via con­tact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your con­sent to the stor­age or the pur­pose for the data stor­age laps­es (e.g. after com­ple­tion of your request). Manda­to­ry statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions - in par­tic­u­lar statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­ods - remain unaf­fect­ed.

5. Social media

eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool

Users may share the con­tent of this web­site and its pages in a data pro­tec­tion law com­pli­ant man­ner on social net­works, such as Face­book, Twit­ter et al. For this pur­pose, this web­site uses the eRecht24 Safe Shar­ing Tool. This tool does not estab­lish a direct con­nec­tion between the net­work and the user until the user has active­ly clicked on one of the but­tons. The click on this but­ton con­sti­tutes con­tent as defined in Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. This con­sent may be revoked by the user at any time, which shall affect all future actions.

This tool does not auto­mat­i­cal­ly trans­fer user data to the oper­a­tors of these plat­forms. If the user is reg­is­tered with one of the social net­works, an infor­ma­tion win­dow will pop up as soon as the social but­ton of Face­book, Twit­ter et al is used, which allows the user to con­firm the text pri­or to send­ing it.

Our users have the option to share the con­tent of this web­site and its page in a data pro­tec­tion law com­pli­ant man­ner on social net­works, with­out entire brows­ing his­to­ries are being gen­er­at­ed by the oper­a­tors of these net­works.

6. Plug-ins and Tools

Google Web Fonts (local embedding)

This web­site uses so-called Web Fonts pro­vid­ed by Google to ensure the uni­form use of fonts on this site. These Google fonts are local­ly installed so that a con­nec­tion to Google’s servers will not be estab­lished in con­junc­tion with this appli­ca­tion.

For more infor­ma­tion on Google Web Fonts, please fol­low this link: and con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Dec­la­ra­tion under:

iThemes Security

We have inte­grat­ed iThemes Secu­ri­ty into this web­site. The provider is iThemes Media LLC, 1720 South Kel­ly Avenue Edmond, OK 73013, USA (here­inafter referred to as iThemes Secu­ri­ty).

iThemes Secu­ri­ty pro­tects our web­site against unde­sir­able access or mali­cious cyber-attacks. For this pur­pose, iThemes Secu­ri­ty records, among oth­er things, your IP address, the time, and source of login attempts and log files (e.g., the uti­lized brows­er). iThemes Secu­ri­ty is installed local­ly on our servers.

iThemes Secu­ri­ty trans­mits IP address­es of recur­ring attack­ers to a cen­tral data­base of iThemes in the US (Net­work Brute Force Pro­tec­tion) to pre­vent such attacks in the future.

The use of iThemes Secu­ri­ty is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in pro­tect­ing its web­site opti­mal­ly against cyber-attacks. If your respec­tive con­sents have been request­ed, pro­cess­ing shall occur exclu­sive­ly on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; you may revoke such con­sent at any time.

7. eCommerce and payment service providers

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We col­lect, process, and use per­son­al data only to the extent nec­es­sary for the estab­lish­ment, con­tent orga­ni­za­tion or change of the legal rela­tion­ship (data inven­to­ry). These actions are tak­en on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which per­mits the pro­cess­ing of data for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract or pre-con­trac­tu­al actions. We col­lect, process, and use per­son­al data con­cern­ing the use of this web­site (usage data) only to the extent that this is nec­es­sary to make it pos­si­ble for users to uti­lize the ser­vices and to bill for them.

The col­lect­ed cus­tomer data shall be erad­i­cat­ed upon com­ple­tion of the order or the ter­mi­na­tion of the busi­ness rela­tion­ship. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any statu­to­ry reten­tion man­dates.

Our social media appearances

Data processing through social networks

We main­tain pub­licly avail­able pro­files in social net­works. The indi­vid­ual social net­works we use can be found below.

Social net­works such as Face­book, Twit­ter etc. can gen­er­al­ly ana­lyze your user behav­ior com­pre­hen­sive­ly if you vis­it their web­site or a web­site with inte­grat­ed social media con­tent (e.g. like but­tons or ban­ner ads). When you vis­it our social media pages, numer­ous data pro­tec­tion-rel­e­vant pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions are trig­gered. In detail:

If you are logged in to your social media account and vis­it our social media page, the oper­a­tor of the social media por­tal can assign this vis­it to your user account. Under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, your per­son­al data may also be record­ed if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respec­tive social media por­tal. In this case, this data is col­lect­ed, for exam­ple, via cook­ies stored on your device or by record­ing your IP address.

Using the data col­lect­ed in this way, the oper­a­tors of the social media por­tals can cre­ate user pro­files in which their pref­er­ences and inter­ests are stored. This way you can see inter­est-based adver­tis­ing inside and out­side of your social media pres­ence. If you have an account with the social net­work, inter­est-based adver­tis­ing can be dis­played on any device you are logged in to or have logged in to.

Please also note that we can­not retrace all pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions on the social media por­tals. Depend­ing on the provider, addi­tion­al pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions may there­fore be car­ried out by the oper­a­tors of the social media por­tals. Details can be found in the terms of use and pri­va­cy pol­i­cy of the respec­tive social media por­tals.

Legal basis

Our social media appear­ances should ensure the widest pos­si­ble pres­ence on the Inter­net. This is a legit­i­mate inter­est with­in the mean­ing of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analy­sis process­es ini­ti­at­ed by the social net­works may be based on diver­gent legal bases to be spec­i­fied by the oper­a­tors of the social net­works (e.g. con­sent with­in the mean­ing of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

Responsibility and assertion of rights

If you vis­it one of our social media sites (e.g., Face­book), we, togeth­er with the oper­a­tor of the social media plat­form, are respon­si­ble for the data pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions trig­gered dur­ing this vis­it. You can in prin­ci­ple pro­tect your rights (infor­ma­tion, cor­rec­tion, dele­tion, lim­i­ta­tion of pro­cess­ing, data porta­bil­i­ty and com­plaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the oper­a­tor of the respec­tive social media por­tal (e.g. Face­book).

Please note that despite the shared respon­si­bil­i­ty with the social media por­tal oper­a­tors, we do not have full influ­ence on the data pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions of the social media por­tals. Our options are deter­mined by the com­pa­ny pol­i­cy of the respec­tive provider.

Storage time

The data col­lect­ed direct­ly from us via the social media pres­ence will be delet­ed from our sys­tems as soon as you ask us to delete it, you revoke your con­sent to the stor­age or the pur­pose for the data stor­age laps­es. Stored cook­ies remain on your device until you delete them. Manda­to­ry statu­to­ry pro­vi­sions - in par­tic­u­lar, reten­tion peri­ods - remain unaf­fect­ed.

We have no con­trol over the stor­age dura­tion of your data that are stored by the social net­work oper­a­tors for their own pur­pos­es. For details, please con­tact the social net­work oper­a­tors direct­ly (e.g. in their pri­va­cy pol­i­cy, see below).

Individual social networks


We have a pro­file on XING. The provider is New Work SE, Damm­torstraße 30, 20354 Ham­burg, Ger­many. Details on their han­dling of your per­son­al data can be found in the XING Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy:


We have a LinkedIn pro­file. The provider is the LinkedIn Ire­land Unlim­it­ed Com­pa­ny, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ire­land. LinkedIn uses adver­tis­ing cook­ies.

If you want to dis­able LinkedIn adver­tis­ing cook­ies, please use the fol­low­ing link:

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tu­al Claus­es (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. Details can be found here: und

For details on how they han­dle your per­son­al infor­ma­tion, please refer to LinkedIn's pri­va­cy pol­i­cy:

Prof. Dr. Vera de Hesselle

Prof. Dr. Vera de Hes­selle

Sociale Pro­files