We collect and process personal data based on the following legal grounds:
Rights of Data Subjects
We guarantee the following rights when processing your data:
Note: Users may object to the processing of their personal data in accordance with legal provisions at any time and with future effect. In particular, objection may be directed against processing for the purposes of direct marketing.
Notwithstanding other administrative or judicial remedies, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
Erasure of Data and Archiving Obligations
Your personal data will be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of its storage becomes redundant. Storage of data beyond this may occur if required by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which we are subject. Blocking or erasure of data will also take place with the expiry of the mandatory retention period set by the mentioned standards, unless the continued storage of data is required for the conclusion of a contract or the fulfilment of contractual obligations.
Security of Data Proccessing
Transfer of Data to Third Parties, Subcontractors and Third Party Providers
The following sections explain the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical analysis processes, and your rights of revocation. By subscribing to our newsletter, you consent to receipt of the newsletter and to the processes outlined below.
1. Double opt-in and logging
Registering for our newsletter involves a so-called double opt-in process. This means you will receive an e-mail after registration asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary to prevent people from registering from another person’s e-mail account. The newsletter registrations are logged so that evidence of the registration process can be produced in accordance with legal obligations. These records include the times of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address.
2. Registration data
In order to register for our newsletter, you must enter your e-mail address, your academic or professional title, first name, surname and country of residence.
3. Statistical survey and analysis
The newsletters contain a so-called ‘web beacon’, i.e. a pixel-sized file which is accessed by the dispatch service provider’s server when the newsletter is opened. When accessed, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time at which it is accessed, is logged. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour, the places from which it is accessed (determined with the aid of the IP address) or the times at which it is accessed.
The statistics logged also include details determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be attributed to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is not our intention, nor that of the dispatch service provider, to monitor individual users. Rather, analysis allows us to identify the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents accordingly or to send different contents based on our users’ interests.
4. Legal basis
The use of the dispatch service provider, the conducting of statistical surveys and analysis as well as the logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f), GDPR. We are interested in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users.
You may cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. You will find a link where you can cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. If you cancel the newsletter subscription, your personal data processed for the dispatch of the newsletter will be deleted.