1. Data protection – at a glance
The following information gives you a brief overview on the usage of your personal data, once you visited our website. Personal data is data through which you can be identified individually. You can find detailed information in our privacy statement, enclosed in this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The Völkerrechtsblog, represented by Raffaela Kunz, collects the data. You can access further contact details at “Information on the responsible office”, as well as in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
We collect data which you share with us, e.g. by sending us an E-Mail which encloses your data.
Other data is collected automatically through our IT-systems once you visit our website. These are especially technical data (e.g. internet browser, software, access times). The data is collected automatically, once you visit our website.
For what do we use your data?
Data is collected in order to ensure a website without any errors. An analysis of your behaviour as a user proceeds only in an anonymised manner, you can find further information in the section “Tracking”. If you contact us, we will use your data to respond to your request.
Which rights do you have regarding your data?
At any time, you have the right to obtain information regarding the origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data free of charge. Furthermore, you have the right to demand that your information shall be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time regarding this and other questions on data protection. Please use the contact details given under the section “Information on the responsible office”, as well as in the imprint of this website. Besides that, you have the right to lodge complaints with the respective supervisory authority.
Additionally, you have the right, under certain circumstances, to the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can find details regarding this under the section “Right to restriction of processing”.
2. General information and mandatory information
We take the protection of your personal data seriously. We treat your personal data confidential and in line with the data protection regulations as well as with this privacy statement.
Personal data will be processed once you use this website. Personal data is data through which you can be identified individually. This privacy statement explains which data we are processing and how we are using it. Also, it elaborates on the purpose of the same.
We inform you that data transmission on the internet (e.g. by communicating via E-Mail) can be subject to security gaps. Complete data protection against third party access is impossible.
Information on the responsible office
The responsible office for the data processing of this website is:
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht
Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
The responsible office is the natural or legal person which decides, alone or jointly, on the purpose and means of personal data processing (e.g. names, E-Mail addresses, or similar).
Withdrawing consent to data processing
Often, certain data processing is only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Doing so, an informal message via E-Mail is sufficient. The data processing, which took place before the withdrawal of consent, remains lawful.
Right to lodge complaints with a supervisory authority
In cases of violations of the GDPR, the affected person has the right to lodge complaints with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge complaints is without prejudice of any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive or that a third person shall receive the personal data, which we processed automatically based on you consent or in fulfilment of a contract, in a commonly used and machine-readable format. Provided that you demand the direct transmission of the data to another controller, this will be carried out as far as technical feasible.
SSL/ TLS encryption
Due to security reasons and the protection of the transmission of confidential contents, e.g. orders or requests, which you send to us as operator of this website, this website uses SSL, or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection through the browser’s address bar, which changes from “http://” to “https://”, and through the lock-symbol in the address bar of the browser.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data, which you are transmitting to us, cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion, and correction
At all times, you have the right, in line with the legal regulations, to obtain, free of charge, information on your stored personal data, the origin, recipient and purpose of the data processing and, where appropriate, the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of the respective data. Regarding this and other questions concerning personal data protection, you can always get in touch with us, using the contact given under the section “Information on the responsible office”, as well as in the imprint of this website.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Regarding this, you can always get in touch with us, using the contact given under the section “Information on the responsible office”, as well as in the imprint of this website. You have the right to restriction of processing in the following cases:
- If you contest the correctness of the stored personal data, we will need time to examine the same. During this period of time, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
- Provided that the data processing was or is unlawful, you have the right to demand the restriction of the data processing instead of demanding the deletion of the data.
- Provided that we do not require your personal data any longer but you need them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the data processing instead of demanding the deletion of the data.
- Provided that you use your right to object under Art. 21 par. 1 GDPR, it will be assessed whether your interest overrides ours. Pending the verification of the same, you have the right to demand the restriction of the data processing.
Provided that you restricted the data processing, your personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
Objection to promotional e-mails
We hereby object to the use of the contact details published in line with the obligation to provide an imprint for the purpose of advertisement and informative material to which we did not expressively consented. The operator of this website explicitly reserve the right to take legal actions in the case of transmission of non-solicited advertising material, e.g. as spam mail.
3. Data collection by us
The website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause damage on your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our offer user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which your Internet browser files and stores on your computer.
Most of the cookies used by use are so-called “session-cookies”. They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies are stored on your computer until they are deleted by you. These cookies enable us to recognizes your browser the next time you visit the website.
You can set your browser to inform you before setting new cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, to reject cookies for certain cases or to reject them in general as well as activating the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser.
Cookies that are necessary for the performance of the electronic communication process are stored on the base of Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has legitimate interest in storing cookies to enable the error-free and optimized provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies are stored, they are dealt with separately in this privacy statement.
Server log files
The site’s provider collects and saves information in so-called server log files that are transferred automatically to us by your browser. They are:
- Browser type and browser version
- used operating system
- referrer URL
- host name of the accessing computer
- time of server inquiry
- IP address
A combination of this data with other data sources will not take place.
The collection of this data is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit f. GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in presenting and optimizing his website without technical errors. For this purpose, server log files have to be collected.
Inquiry via e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry as well as all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be saved and processed for the purpose of your inquiry. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries addressed to us.
The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.
For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information at the time the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored.
Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. As we do not check comments on our site before they are published, we need this data to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal infringements such as insults or propaganda.
The legal basis for the storage of comments is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a in conjunction with Art. 7 GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
Publications on the Völkerrechtsblog
If you publish contributions on our website, we store and publish your name as well as information about your professional background.
The purpose of this publication is to inform readers, to enable them to contact the author and to clarify the scientific responsibility for the article.
The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our justified interest lies in the presentation of the contents in accordance with the principles of good scientific practice, which also includes the presentation of authorship for scientific contributions.
4. Data collection by third parties
On our website we use Jetpack with the extension “WordPress Stats”. This is a web analysis service of Automattic Inc, 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, hereafter referred to as “Automattic”. Furthermore, we use our own instance of Matomo. While using Matomo, no data is transferred to third parties.
By being certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Automattic guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also adhered to when processing data in the USA.
For the purpose of analysing user behaviour, Jetpack – WordPress Stats stores cookies on your computer via your Internet browser.
During processing, your IP address, the website(s) of our Internet presence that you visit, the website from which you switched to our Internet presence (referrer URL), your length of stay on our Internet presence as well as the frequency of calling one of our websites are recorded. The data collected is stored on an Automattic server in the USA. However, your IP address will be anonymised immediately after processing and before it is stored.
If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option of preventing the storage of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can find more information on this under “Cookies” above.
The Jetpack – WordPress Stats service is used to analyse the usage behaviour of our Internet presence. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website.
We use the open source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) on our website to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. The software sets a cookie on the user’s computer (for cookies see above). If individual pages of our website are opened, the following data are stored:
(1) Two bytes of the IP address of the calling system of the user
(2) The website open
(3) The website from which the user accessed the accessed website (referrer)
(4) The sub-pages accessed from the accessed website
(5) The time spent on the website
(6) The frequency of access to the website
The software runs exclusively on the servers of our website. A storage of the personal data of the users only takes place there. The data will not be passed on to third parties.
The processing of the users’ personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data obtained, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. For these purposes, we have a legitimate interest in processing the data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which is the legal basis for our processing. By making the IP address anonymous, the interest of the users in their protection of personal data is sufficiently taken into account.
You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.
Google Web Fonts
On our website we use Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
By being certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google guarantees that the data protection requirements of the EU are also adhered to when processing data in the USA.
In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when our website is accessed.
Through the connection to Google established when our website is accessed, Google can determine from which website your inquiry was sent and to which IP address the representation of the font is to be transmitted.
Google offers further information in the settings for advertisements as well as in its data protection declaration and in particular possibilities to prevent the use of data.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimisation and economic operation of our website.
On our website we use BootstrapCDN to integrate external resources. It is a service of the MaxCDN DBA StackPath, operated by StackPath LLC, 2021 McKinney Ave. Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201, email@example.com, hereinafter referred to as “Stackpath”.
By being certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Stackpath guarantees that the EU’s data protection requirements are also adhered to when processing data in the USA.
In order to enable certain content to be displayed on our website, a connection is established to the Stackpath server in the USA when our website is accessed.
The connection to Stackpath established when you access our website enables Stackpath to determine which website sent your request and to which IP address the content is to be transmitted.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimisation and economic operation of our website.
When you click on our fan page on Facebook, depending on whether you are a member of Facebook or not and whether you are logged in or not, personal information may be processed jointly by Facebook Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland) and us. As part of Facebook Insights, the person responsible will then have access to statistics about the page view or who is a fan of our page on Facebook.
You will find the privacy statement regarding Facebook Insights in the information on Page Insights data and in Facebook’s privacy statement. There, you will also find further information on data processing and how you can assert your rights under Art. 15 ff., Art. 77 GDPR against Facebook Ireland and who is the responsible supervisory authority with regard to Facebook Insights.
The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The responsible party has regulated joint processing with Facebook Ireland within the framework of an agreement (“joint controller agreement”) pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR. The processing of personal data serves to measure the reach of our blog and to further develop it for specific target groups. This also includes the necessary justified interest in the processing of the data.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. In all other respects, the person responsible has no influence on the data deletion at Facebook Ireland.
Links to other websites
We link websites of other providers (third parties) that are not affiliated with us. If you click on these links, the provider no longer has any influence on which data is collected and used by these third parties. More detailed information on data collection and data use can be found in the data protection declaration of the respective third party. As the collection and processing of data by third parties is beyond our control, we cannot assume any responsibility for this.