Person responsible (also for data collection on this website)
Theoretical Philosophy and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
D-58448 Witten (Germany)
Tel. +49 (0)2302 / 926-529
E-Mail (public PGP key for encrypted messages)
Purposes and legal basis of data processing
We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and all other applicable laws only to the extent necessary to provide the information on this website and our services on this website.
In the case of merely informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not log in to use the website, register or otherwise transmit information to us, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website. These are:
IP address in anonymised form
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request (accessed subpage)
Access status/HTTP status code
Data volume transmitted
Language setting and version of web browser
Operating system used
Host name of accessing computer
In order to secure the proper functioning of the website, data is stored in log files. This data is also used to ensure the security of our information technology systems and to optimise the website. These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO forms the legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files.
If the processing operations of personal data are based on the consent of the concerned person, Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
Article 6(1)(d) DSGVO is the legal basis in cases where vital interests of the persons affected or of another natural person require the processing of personal data.
If personal data are processed in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of a third party, the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned are secondary. Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO is the legal basis for this processing.
Personal data may be shared with the IT service providers of this website.
We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from risks during data transmission and from third parties gaining unauthorised disclosure. These are constantly adapted to the current state of the art.
Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognise your browser when you next visit the site.
Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. Other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behavior) are not used here.
Your data protection rights and how they can be claimed
You have the rights to
revoke your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7(3) DSGVO. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.
in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, you may request information about your personal data processed by us at any time. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data and its origin, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, as well as the purpose and the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO;
to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, if you dispute the truthfulness of the data, the processing is unlawful, you refuse its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another party; and
complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace.
Please send any requests for information or objections to data processing by e-mail to the address listed above.
Right to object to the processing of personal data
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes without giving reasons. If we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to this processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will then 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 to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
In order to provide the website and to ensure the operation of the website, the collection of data and their storage in log files are mandatory. Therefore, there is no possibility for the user to object.
If log files are stored, they are deleted after eight weeks at the latest. No further processing takes place.
If you think that the processing of your personal data by us is unlawful or, if applicable, violates data protection law for other reasons, you can complain to the supervisory authority responsible:
Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen