Data protection policy

Note: Please observe the special instructions regarding the content and responsibility of the message boards and RSS feeds.

1. User analysis of the website

This website uses the open-source software tool Matomo (formerly Piwik) to statistically evaluate visitor behaviour. Matomo saves text files, called »cookies«, onto your computer which enable it to analyse how you use the website. The »session cookies« are text files which are saved temporarily on your computer and are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of our online service is then stored on the server of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. The collected data is not shared with third-parties and only allows us to identify and improve the relevant website content.

The IP address is immediately anonymised as soon as it is processed and saved. Matomo is configured as recommended by the Independent State Centre for Data Protection (ULD) and complies with all current data protection regulations.

In using this website, you hereby consent to have Matomo collect and process your data in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Denial of data analysis through Matomo

Technical information regarding the deactivation cookie

If you choose to deactivate the web analysis cookie, a »permanent cookie« is saved onto your computer, provided your browser settings allow such action. The purpose of this cookie is to tell Matomo that your browser is off-limits to data collection and analysis.

Please note that if you choose to delete all the cookies in your browser, the Matomo deactivation cookie will also be erased. You will also have to deactivate the web analysis if you use a different computer or web browser.

2. Data protection statement on the use of Facebook plug-ins

Our web pages contain plug-ins by the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognise Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the »Like« button. Click here for a complete overview of the integrated Facebook plug-ins on our website.
When you visit our web pages, the plug-in creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. This tells Facebook that your IP address has visited our site. If you click the »Like« button while logged into your Facebook account, you can create a link between our site and your Facebook profile. This, in turn, enables Facebook to assign your visit on our website to your user account. As the website provider, we have no knowledge of what content is transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. For further details, please read Facebook’s data use policy.

If you do not wish to allow Facebook to cross-link your visit to our site with your Facebook user account, then please log out of your Facebook user account prior to your visit.

Source: eRecht24 Facebook Datenschutzerklärung

3. Data protection statement on the use of Twitter

Our web pages are linked to functions of the online social communication service Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the »re-tweet« function, a link is created between your Twitter account and the web pages you visit on our site and is shared with other Twitter users. This process results in a data transfer to Twitter.

As the website provider, we have no knowledge of what content is transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. For further details, please read the Twitter privacy policy.

To modify your data protection settings with Twitter, log into your account and change your account settings.

Source: Twitter privacy policy

4. Data protection statement on the use of Google plug-ins

Our website contains the +1 button of the social network Google Plus, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The button is marked by a »+1« against a white or shaded background.

When you visit a web page on our website containing this button, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the +1 button is transferred by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the web page. Therefore, we have no way of influencing the type or amount of data Google collects via the +1 button. According to Google, personal data can only be transferred by clicking the +1 button. Furthermore, data is only collected and processed if the user is a registered member of Google+ and is currently logged on.

For more information about the purpose and extent of data collection, processing and usage by Google, as well as your respective rights and means of adjusting your settings to protect your privacy, please read Google’s privacy policy and its data protection provisions for using the +1 button.

If you are a Google+ member, but do not want Google to collect data about your visit to our website and create a link to your profile saved with Google, you must log out of Google+ before entering our website.