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Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at one glance

General information

The following indications will give a simple overview about what happens with your personal data if you visit our website. Personal data is all data, with which you can be personally identified. Additional information about personal data protection will be provided by our privacy statement below.

Recording of personal data

Who is responsible for the recording of data on this website?

The processing of data is carried out by the website operator. You can view the conttct details in the Imprint.

How do we record your data?

Partly, your data is collected as you are conveying it to us. For example, this can be data which you enter into a contact form. Other data is collected by our IT-systems automatically as soon as you visit this website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time and date of the visit of our website).

What do we use your data for?

We gather data to ensure an error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour.

Which rights do you have concerning your personal data?

You have a right at all times of a disclosure free of charge about the source, recipient and purpose of your recorded personal data. Besides, you have the right to request rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. To this end as well as other questions concerning the protection of personal data you can contact us at any time under the address provided in the About section. You furthermore have a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

2. General Indications and mandatory information

Data Protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data strictly confidential and according to the legal data protection regulations and this data privacy statement.

If you use this website, different types of personal data will be collected. Personal data is data, with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy states, which data we collect, what it is used for and why it is collected.

We want to raise awareness that data transmission on the internet (e.g. during a conversation via Email) can have security flaws. A complete protection of your data from the access of third parties is not possible.

Indication of the responsible parties

The responsible party for information on this website is:

Forschungskolleg normative Gesellschaftsgrundlagen (FnG)
Schaumburg-Lippe-Straße 5
53113 Bonn


Phone: (0049) 228 73 5 444 3
E-Mail: sekretariat[at]forschungskolleg.eu

You can contact the data protection officer of the University Bonn through this link.

Controller is the natural or legal person which, by oneself or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, email).


Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the case of a possible infringement of data protection law, the data subject has the right to submit a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is established. You will find a list of the data protection officers as well as their contact details here:


Access, restriction, erasure

Within the limits of the effective legal regulations you have the right to be informed free of charge, which personal data of yours is collected, which source it originates from, who receives it, why it is collected at any time. Furthermore, you have the right regarding rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of your data, where it is applicable. If there remain other questions regarding this matter or any other, you are welcome to contact us at the address given in the Imprint.

E-Mail: sekretariat[at]forschungskolleg.eu


3. Data collection on our website


Our website partly uses so-called Cookies. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and they do not contain any viruses. They are  used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved in your browser.

Most of the utilised cookies are so-called "Session-Cookies". They are deleted directly at the end of your visit. Other Cookies will remain on your device until they are deleted. These enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can change your browser's settings so that you will be informed about the storing of cookies and that you have to allow the usage of cookies in the individual cases. You can as well change the settings to accepting cookies only in certain cases or generally excluding them as well as deleting cookies every time the browser is closed. If you deactivate the use of cookies it can impact the functionality of our website, however.

Cookies which are necessary for the realisation of electronic communication and for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping cart function), will be saved on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the saving of cookies for the error-free and optimized provision of his services. As far as other Cookies (e.g. Cookies to analyse your browsing behaviour) are saved they are separately covered in the data privacy statement.


The provider of the sites automatically collects and records information in the form of so-called server-log-data, that are transmitted to us automatically by your browser. These are:

·      Browser type and version

·      The operating system

·      Referrer URL

·      Host name of the accessing computer

·      Date and time of the server request

·      IP-Adress

A combination of this data with other data sources does not take place.

This data processing is permitted by Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR that clarifies data processing for the performance of contracts or measures prior to entering a contract. 

4. Plugins und Tools

Google Web Fonts

For the consistent display of fonts this site uses so called Web Fonts which are provided by Google. When accessing a site, your browser will store the necessary Web Fonts in your browser's cache so as to be able to correctly show text and fonts.

For this purpose the browser you use has to connect with Google's servers. Thereby Google will be aware, that through your IP-adress our website has been accessed. The use of Google Web Fonts occurs in the interest of uniform and pleasing presentation of our online services. This is deemed a legitimate interest by Art. 6 para. 1 lit. F GDPR.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a standard font of your computer will be used.

You will find further information about Google Web Fonts here: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq as well as Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.