1. An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with
an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when
you visit our 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 our 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 below.
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
Our IT systems automatically record other data
when you visit our website. 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 our 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
analyse 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, blocked or eradicated. Please do not
hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed below if you have questions about this
or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to log a
complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have
the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
For details, please consult the Data Protection Declaration under section
„Right to Restriction of Data Processing.“
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing
patterns will be statistically analysed when your visit our website. Such
analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as
analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are
conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.
You have the option to object to such analyses
or you can prevent their performance by not using certain tools. For detailed
information about the tools and about your options to object, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration below.
2. General information and mandatory information
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
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the
„controller“ in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website
Prof. Hannah Elfner
GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
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.).
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. To do so, all you are required to do is
sent us an informal notification via e-mail. 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)
In the event that data are processed on the
basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time
object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from
your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these
provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is
based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an
objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are
in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the
processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or
if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of
legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in
order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object
to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such
advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated
with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will
subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection
pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 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 programme. You can recognise 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, blockage, 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, blocked 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 at the address below.
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 at the address provided below. 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
- 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 Sect. 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.
3. Recording of data on our website
In some instances, our website and its pages use
so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain
viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly,
effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your
computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called
„session cookies.“ They are automatically deleted after your leave our site.
Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These
cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our
You can adjust the settings of your browser to
make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you
to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of
cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic
deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the
functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of
the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you
want to use (e.g. the shopping cart function), are stored on the basis of Art.
6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in
storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of
the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of
your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this
Data Protection Declaration.
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
Sect. 1 lit. 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.