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Data Privacy Statement

This privacy policy applies to the website “Metis – Gender Equality and Family Friendliness in Research Alliances at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin” ( The use of our website is generally possible without any indication of personal data. However, if you make use of the newsletter service on our website, personal data will have to be processed.

Personal data is always processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO) and in accordance with the Berlin Data Protection Act (BlnDSG) applicable to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. We would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected by us in the following data protection declaration. Furthermore, we will inform you about your rights with this data protection declaration. The website “Metis – Gender Equality and Family Friendliness in Research Alliances at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin” ( is subject to the privacy policy of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

1. Data controller

Responsible in the sense of the data protection basic regulation is:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Büro der zentralen Fauenbeauftragten
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Phone: +49 (30) 2093-⁠12836…geco-genderconsulting

Please address any queries regarding the protection of your data to GeCo-GenderConsulting.

2. Data processing and processing purposes

The website “Metis – Gender Equality and Family Friendliness in Research Alliances at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin” collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a relevant person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the servers. Included are (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) the Internet protocol address (IP address) reduced by the last digit for anonymization purposes, and (7) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, no conclusions are drawn about the person concerned. This information is needed to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by the responsible persons both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our facility in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by the person concerned. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. Deletion and blocking of personal data

Personal data collected by us will only be processed and stored for as long as is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or as required by law or regulation. The log data mentioned under “Data processing and processing purposes” will be deleted after one week.

4. Cookies

The website “Metis – Gender Equality and Family Friendliness in Research Alliances at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin” ( uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via a web browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which web pages and servers can be assigned to the specific web browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited web pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other web browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID. You can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time by changing the settings on your web browser and thus permanently prevent the setting of cookies. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it is possible that not all functions of the website can be used to their full extent. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

5. Privacy Policy for the Use and Usage of Web Analytics Tools

The web analysis component “Matomo” was integrated on the website “Metis – Gender Equality and Family Friendliness in Research Alliances at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin”. Web analysis is the collection, storage and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors on websites. A web analysis tool collects data on, among other things, from which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website.

The software “Matomo” is operated on a server of the computer and media service of the HU, and the data protection relevant log files are stored exclusively on this server. We only use anonymised data about the use of our website.

Matomo uses cookies, which allow an analysis of the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes. During this process, your IP address is immediately anonymised so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the use of cookies by setting your browser accordingly.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to its storage and use by clicking on the mouse. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may have to be reactivated by you. Further information and the valid data protection regulations of Matomo can be called up under The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

6. Newsletter

On the website “Metis – Gender Equality and Family Friendliness in Research Alliances at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin” you have the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. When you subscribe to the newsletter, the e-mail address entered in the form will be sent to our list server. The list server itself also saves the date on which you entered your name in the list. For the processing of the data within the scope of the registration procedure your consent is obtained by the Double-Opt-In-Procedure. It is therefore not sufficient to simply enter an e-mail address in the web form. As a subscriber to the list, you are not considered to be a subscriber until you have clicked on the confirmation link in the invitation e-mail, which is sent automatically by the list server. Sending a newsletter to your address is therefore only possible afterwards. The newsletter is sent with the help of Mail Poet via WordPress. Your e-mail address will NOT be forwarded.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via last email of the newsletter. Your data will then automatically be removed from the list. The unsubscribe form will be indicated under each newsletter sent.

7. Rights of the data subject (revocation, access, rectification, deletion)

Any person whose personal data has been processed shall have the right, in accordance with the provisions of law, to obtain from the controller free of charge information or confirmation concerning the personal data that have been stored relating to him or her. In addition, in accordance with the statutory provisions, there is a right to immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning him or her or to deletion or restriction of processing as well as a right to object to processing.

Data protection consent to the processing of personal data can be revoked at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation. The right exists to receive the personal data provided by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit them to other persons responsible. In addition, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, a complaint may be lodged with a Member State supervisory authority if there are doubts as to the lawfulness of the processing of personal data concerning him or her.

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