The responsible party in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:
Your data protection rights
You can contact our data protection officer using the contact details provided to exercise the following rights at any time:
- Information about your data and its processing stored by us (Art. 15 DSGVO),
- Removal of your data stored by us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
- Restriction of data processing provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
- Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
- data transferability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have entered into a contractual agreement with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).
If you have consented to data processing, you may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.
You may at any time submit a complaint to a supervisory authority, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or to the authority responsible for us as the controller.
A list of supervisory authorities with address can be found at https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html.
Recording of general information when accessing our website
Nature and purpose of processing:
When you access our website, i.e., when you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.
In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:
- Securing a reliable connection set-up of the website,
- Securing a reliable use of our website,
- Evaluation of the system security and stability as well as
- to the optimization of our website.
We do not use your data to identify you personally. Information of this kind is statistically evaluated anonymously by us, if necessary, in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.
Legal basis and legitimate interest:
Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.
Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as contractors for the operation and maintenance of our website.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.
Provision obligatory or required:
The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the IP address, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual features and services may not be available or may be limited. For this reason, an objection is excluded.
Nature and purpose of processing:
For the purpose of delivering our newsletter, we collect personal data that is transmitted to us via an input mask.
For an effective registration, we require a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the registration for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data is collected.
Based on your explicit consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), we will send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address on a regular basis.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. You will find a link to this effect in every newsletter. In addition, you can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform us of your revocation via the contact option provided at the end of this privacy notice.
Recipients of the data are service providers, if applicable.
In this regard, the data will only be processed as long as the corresponding consent has been given. After that, it will be deleted.
Provision prescribed or required:
The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without existing consent, we unfortunately cannot send you our newsletter.
Revocation of consent:
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for newsletter mailing at any time with effect for the future. Unsubscribing can be requested via the link contained in every email or from the data protection officer or person responsible for data protection listed below.
Embedded YouTube videos
We embed YouTube videos on our website. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter “YouTube”). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. In the process, YouTube is informed which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.
Embedded Vimeo videos
For integration and display of video content, our website uses plugins from Vimeo. The provider of the video portal is Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When a page with an integrated Vimeo plugin is accessed, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Vimeo thereby learns which of our pages you have accessed. Vimeo learns your IP address, even if you are not logged into the video portal or do not have an account there. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to servers of the video portal in the USA.
Vimeo can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You have the option to prevent this by logging out beforehand.
Revocation of consent:
No option for a simple opt-out or blocking of data transmission is currently offered by the provider. If you wish to prevent tracking of your activities on our website, please revoke your consent for the relevant cookie category or all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or may only be able to use it to a limited extent.
Information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 DSGVO
Individual right of objection
You have the right to object at any time, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO (data processing on the basis of a consideration of interests), for reasons which result from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
Recipients of an objection
ZeM - Brandenburg Center for Media Studies Hermann-Elflein-Strasse 18 14467 Potsdam Phone +49(0)331/8132 8170
This data protection declaration is currently valid and was updated in September 2021. Due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to adapt this data protection declaration.
Questions addressed to the data protection officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:
V.i.S.d.P. Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Angerer
ZeM – Brandenburg Center for Media Studies
Phone +49(0)331/8132 8170