Privacy Policy

I. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Prof. Dr.-Ing Jürgen Kusche
Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation
– Astronomical, Physical and Mathematical Geodesy (APMG) Group
University of Bonn
Nussalle 17
53115 Bonn
Germany

Telephone: +49 228 73-2628
Fax: +49 228 73-3029
E-Mail: kusche@geod.uni-bonn.de
Website: www.apmg.uni-bonn.de

II. General information about data processing

1. Scope of processing of personal data
In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as legal basis.
In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.
Insofar as processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which the University of Bonn is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR as legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to perform a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority, which has been entrusted to the University, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) GDPR as legal basis for processing.

3. Data deletion and storage duration
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, such storage may be provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles

1. Description and scope of data processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected here:
(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The operating system of the user
(3) The IP address of the user (pseudonymized, shortened IP address)
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites from which the system of the user comes to our website
(6) Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website (within * .uni-bonn.de, external referrers will not be disclosed)

The log files contain IP addresses or other data that allow an assignment to a user. This could be the case, for example, if the link to the website from which the user accesses the website or the link to the website to which the user is switching contains personal data.

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place

2. Purpose of the data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

3. Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.
In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

4. Opposition and removal possibility
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files are essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.

IV. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser be identified even after a page break.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
(1) language settings
(2) log-in information

In addition, we use cookies on our website that allow an analysis of users’ browsing behavior.

In this way, the following data can be transmitted:
(1) Entered search terms
(2) frequency of page views
(3) Use of Website Features

When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and his consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. In this context, there is also a reference to this privacy policy.

2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is the consent of the user Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing
The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some features of our website can not be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page break.
We require cookies for the following applications:

(1) adoption of language settings

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.

The use of the analysis cookies is for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. We use the analysis cookies to find out how the website is being used and to be able to continuously optimize our offerings.

4. Duration of storage, objection and disposal options
Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by this to our site. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website to the full.

V. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data are processed, you, being the person affected, will receive i.S.d. GDPR the following rights towards the person responsible:

1. Right to information
You may ask the person in charge to confirm if personal information concerning you is being processed. If such processing is available, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

(2) the categories of personal data being processed;

(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;

(4) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;

(5) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) all available information on the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;

(8) the existence of automated decision-making including profiling under Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information about whether your personal information relates to a third country or an international organization. In this connection, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art. 46 DSG Regulation in connection with the transfer. To the extent that the processing of data is for scientific, historical or statistical research purposes, the right of access may be restricted to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of research or statistical purposes.

2. Right to rectification

You have the right to correct and / or complete your data to the controller, provided the personal data you process is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person must make the correction without delay. In the event of data processing for scientific, historical or statistical research purposes, your right of rectification may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render the achievement of the research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously impaired and the restriction necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.

3. Right to restriction of processing
You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

(1) if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal information;

(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;

(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or

(4) if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest Union or a Member State. Was the processing after the o.g. Conditions are restricted, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted. In the event of data processing for scientific, historical or statistical research purposes, your right to restriction of processing may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.

4. Right to cancellation

a) Obligation to delete
You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay. The responsible person is obliged to delete this data immediately, if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) Personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent, to which the processing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.

(3) According to. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR objection to the processing and there are no prior justifiable reasons for the processing, or you lay gem. Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR Opposition to processing.

(4) Your personal data have been processed unlawfully.

(5) The deletion of personal data concerning you shall be required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.

(6) The personal data concerning you were collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.

b) information to third parties
If the person in charge has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. Article 17 (1) of the GDPR, it shall take appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you have been identified as being affected, taking into account available technology and implementation costs Persons requesting deletion of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data.

c) Exceptions
The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferring on the controller has been;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 (2) lit. h) and i) and Art. 9 (3) GDPR;

(4) for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Article 89 (1) GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or

(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims

5. Right to information
If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that

(1) the processing on a consent acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and

(2) the processing is done by automated means. In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

7. Right to object
You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, against the processing of your personal data, which pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) GDPR, objection is lodged; this also applies to any profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, the person responsible no longer processes personal data concerning you, unless he can prove compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims ,

In the case of data processing for scientific, historical or statistical research purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, you also have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to you, unless the processing is necessary to fulfill a public interest task.

8. Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

9. Automated decision on a case-by-case basis, including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,

(2) is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and where such legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or

(3) with your express consent. However, these decisions must not be based on special categories of personal data under Art. 9 (1) GDPR, unless Art. 9 (2) lit. a) or g) GDPR and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to uphold the rights and freedoms and their legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and heard on challenge of the decision.

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its place of residence, employment or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to EU General Data Protection Regulation violates.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Article 78 of the GDPR.

The responsible supervisory authority is: State Representative for Data Protection and Freedom of Information North Rhine-Westphalia, PO Box 20 04 44, 40102 Dusseldorf.