Hinweise zum Datenschutz
Verantwortlich im Sinne der Datenschutz-Grundverordnung ist:
Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften, Institut für Chinastudien, Susanne Ebermann, +49 30 838 75034 / susanne.ebermann[at]fu-berlin.de
Die folgenden Datenschutzhinweise beziehen sich auf das Web-Angebot von worldmaking-china.org.
Beim Datenschutz geht es um den Schutz personenbezogener Daten. Das betrifft Daten, die eindeutig einer Person zugeordnet werden können. Wenn wir personenbezogene Daten erheben und nutzen, beschränken wir uns strikt auf das technisch Erforderliche und halten uns an die gesetzlichen Bestimmungen. Wir erheben und nutzen personenbezogene Daten nur, wenn Sie dem zugestimmt haben oder wenn es uns gesetzlich erlaubt ist. Wichtig ist uns dabei, dass Sie verstehen, warum wir welche Daten erheben und wofür wir sie nutzen. Dies erläutern wir in den nachstehenden Hinweisen zum Datenschutz.
Im Rahmen der Benutzung von Webseiten der o.g. Domain werden Nutzungsdaten gespeichert. Diese Daten werden zur Identifikation und Nachverfolgung unzulässiger Zugriffsversuche auf das o.g. Web-Angebot verwendet. Sie dienen ebenfalls zur Erstellung von anonymisierten Zugriffsstatistiken und damit der strukturellen Verbesserung des Web-Angebots.
Am 25. Mai 2018 ist die EU-übergreifende Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) in Kraft getreten, die die Rechte des einzelnen Nutzers / der einzelnen Nutzerin stärkt. Über Ihre Rechte klären wir Sie unter Punkt  „Rechte der Betroffenen“ auf. Auf den o.g. Domain wird die externe Suchdienst „Google CSE“ verwendet. Näheres zur Übertragung von Daten an den Suchdienst finden Sie unter Punkt  „Verwendung externer Suchdienste“.
Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, age, mailing or IP address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, and user behavior. Information that does not allow us to identify you (or would only enable us to do so with disproportionate effort) because the information is anonymized, for example, is not considered personal data.
The processing of personal data (for example, when said data are collected, retrieved, used, stored, or transmitted) must always have a legal basis and/or be based on your consent. Processed personal data are erased as soon as the purpose for which they are processed has been achieved, provided that the legally stipulated storage periods no longer apply. Such processed personal data are collected, used, and stored electronically by Freie Universität Berlin.
Insofar as we process your personal data in order to provide you with specific services, we provide information below on the specific processes involved, the scope and the purpose of the data processing, the legal basis for processing, and the respective storage periods.
These personal data are not disclosed to third parties nor used outside of Freie Universität Berlin, unless you have granted us your consent to do so or we are required or authorized by law to do so (for example, in relation to law enforcement or suspected plagiarism and other copyright infringements).
Whenever you access an official web page of Freie Universität Berlin, a log file containing data is automatically created and stored on the server. These data include:
- the website you visited
- the web page from which you accessed our web page (plus the terms entered if this was a search engine)
- the operating system used
- features of the display (resolution in pixels and the pixel ratio for the detection of high-resolution displays) and
- the browser used (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, etc.)
The log file also stores the volume of the transmitted data, an HTTP status code (for example, to identify a successfully transmitted web page), and the IP address of the device used to access the page (e.g., PC or smartphone) – whereby the IP address is immediately anonymized by the erasure of the last octet of the address.
The data stored in the log file is collected and used solely for anonymous evaluation for statistical purposes (for example, an analysis of user behavior, which pages of the website or subdomain are accessed, which browsers are used, etc.) and thereby serves to improve our services. As IP addresses are anonymized in the way described above, they cannot be mapped to a specific user and cannot be traced to a specific IP address.
The legal basis for our data processing is Article 6.1.1.e GDPR in conjunction with Section 3 of the Berlin Data Protection Act (BlnDSG) Section 4 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG), and Article 6.1.1.c GDPR in conjunction with Section 13.7 of the German Teleservices Act (TMG). The processing of said data is required in order to provide and maintain the website and thus serves Freie Universität Berlin in performing a task carried out in the public interest.
The log files for the ongoing and previous calendar year are stored for evaluation purposes. In this case, the IP addresses are anonymized. The data are then erased.
We will only disclose your personal data to third parties when:
- You have given your explicit consent pursuant to Article 6.1.1.a GDPR.
- This is legally permissible and required for the performance of a contract to which you are party pursuant to Article 6.1.1.b GDPR.
- Disclosure of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation pursuant to Article 6.1.1.c GDPR.
- Disclosure of personal data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Freie Universität Berlin pursuant to Article 6.1.1.e GDPR.
We will notify you if your personal data are to be disclosed due to specific circumstances in an individual case.
1. Use of the search function
The Google Custom Search Engine (Google CSE) is used as the primary search service on the website of Freie Universität Berlin. The integrated search service provides a full-text search for content of the official website of Freie Universität Berlin. This search function can be accessed via the search box integrated in the header of each web page.
Users are informed of this service via the search box at the top of the website of Freie Universität labeled “Search with Google™.” If a user selects and enters a keyword in the input field of the search box, an additional link will appear just below (“Information about Using Google Search™”), which refers to the data protection policy that applies to Google CSE.
Users can activate the search function by entering a search term in the search box and pressing “Enter” or the search icon (magnifying glass icon). Via a plugin provided by Google, the search results page automatically reloads with the appropriate search results. Data are transferred to the search engine during this process.
Users can choose between a search within the currently displayed domain or the entire website of Freie Universität Berlin.
2. Data processing and using the search function
The plugin that is developed and made available by Google (Google Custom Search Engine Google, CSE) is integrated on an “as-is” (unchanged) basis by the operator of the official website of Freie Universität Berlin as a software module in the search results page. The plugin allows for automated communication (data exchange) between the retrieved search results page and the Google service, if the search results page is called up. The use of the Google-powered search function comprises a dynamic transfer of data by the service provider (Google) to the search results page.
Data are only transferred to Google when a user activates the search box, starts a full-text search, and thus retrieves the search results page. Data are simultaneously transmitted to Google when the search function is used within the search results page. No data are transmitted to the search engine (Google) when official websites of Freie Universität Berlin that incorporate the Google Search Engine are visited. An exception occurs when users directly reference a search results page.
By using the full-text search and the resulting request to view the search results page, you are agreeing to the transmission of data to Google. This includes, for example, the search terms you enter and the IP address of the device you are using.
If you are logged into Google at the same time, the Google service will be able to assign information directly to your user profile. You should therefore log out if you wish to prevent the collection of your personal profile information.
Please note that the principles relating to the processing of personal data outlined in this data protection policy only apply to the website of Freie Universität Berlin and do not refer to Google. We expressly bring to your attention that the operator of the website of Freie Universität Berlin has no influence over the type and volume of data transmitted to Google and that the processing of data, in particular, the storage, erasure, and use of personal data that may be transmitted to the provider of the search engine are entirely the responsibility of the external service provider, in this case, Google.
Some external content from third-party providers is included on the official web pages of Freie Universität Berlin. Integrating external content such as videos, presentations, or news feeds, e.g., from social media services, can enhance the content of a website. As with the use of map services, data protection aspects need to be taken into consideration here, too. For that reason, the “two-step solution” described above is also used when integrating content from third-party providers. You can recognize this type of content when you see certain types of widgets, such as the Google Maps widget shown above at Section 7.
The two-step solution operates in a similar way for third-party content. By clicking the link you agree to a one-time data exchange between the respective websites of the above-named domain and the relevant third party. Under the default setting, data are not transmitted to the provider of the external content. You can permanently activate data exchange between the pages of the relevant domain and the provider of the external content, and you can revise this decision again at any time.
You can find detailed instructions on how to manage your data when using Google products here.
Without additional measures, the map services use technical means that ensure that even when viewing or loading the page using the map, data (including personal data) are exchanged between the original website and the map service (here, Google). In the aforementioned cases, the user has the option to refuse to allow such data to be transmitted.
To protect users of our web pages from this type of exchange of data, which is not subject to our influence, and from the transmission of data to the respective map service, we have incorporated an appropriate technical precaution called the two-step solution. This two-step solution gives users the opportunity, even after loading the service, to agree to the use of the respective map service (and thus to exchange data with this map service). The default setting of the two-step solution does not transmit data to the map service. This option may be decided on a case-by-case or permanent basis. A decision can be subsequently revised. If you do not want a map service to collect information about you via our website, do not activate it by clicking the respective map.
Maps supplied by Google Maps take the form of widgets, an example of which can be seen right.
By clicking the link, you agree to a one-time data exchange between the respective web page domain and Google. No data is transferred to Google by default. To permanently agree to data exchange between the website of a specific domain and the relevant map service, which requires a cookie on our part (see above), you should check the box “Permanently activate.” You can also revise this decision again later.
Rights of Data Subjects
As a data subject, you have the following rights concerning the processing of your personal data in line with the GDPR:
- You have the right to request information as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed by us pursuant to Article 15 GDPR. In particular, you are entitled to information on: the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipient to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, any available information as to the data’s source if we did not collect it, any transfer of data to a third country or to an international organization, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, where applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved.
- You shall have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you pursuant to Article 16 GDPR.
- You have the right to request from us the erasure of your personal data pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, provided that processing is not required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
- Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to the restriction of processing where the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, or we no longer need the personal data but you reject their erasure because they are required by you for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. You are also entitled to this right to restriction of processing pursuant to Article 18 GDPR if you have submitted an objection to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR.
- Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR you shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller.
- You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time pursuant to Article 7.3 GDPR. Subsequently we shall no longer have the right to continue the data processing based on your consent, with future effect.
- You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR. Generally, you should be able to contact the supervisory authority of your regular place of residence, your place of work, or our offices to do so.
Right of Object
Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6.1.1.e or Article 6.1.1.f GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation. Freie Universität Berlin will cease to process the personal data, unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or where processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your personal data confidentially. To prevent the manipulation, loss, or misuse of your personal data we have stored, we implement comprehensive technical and organizational security precautions that are regularly reviewed and adapted to the latest state of technological progress. This includes using recognized encryption processes such as SSL and TLS. However, due to the structure of the internet, it is possible that data protection regulations and the aforementioned security measures are not observed by other individuals or institutions who do not fall within the sphere of our responsibility. Data disclosed by unencrypted means, for example via email, is especially vulnerable to third-party access. We are unable to influence this by technical means. It is the responsibility of the user to protect the data they have made available against misuse by using encryption or other similar methods.