Privacy Policy

1. Data controller

Data controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, legally represented by the president

Ammerländer Heerstraße 114–118

26129 Oldenburg


2. Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Ammerländer Heerstraße 114–118

26129 Oldenburg


Phone: +49 (0)441 798-4196


Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

3. Collection of general data and information / Server log files

The project website “” (hosted by Reinhard Kopanski, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg) collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our data processors information technology systems.

4. Data receiver / data processor

The data receiver and processor is Strato AG.

5. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

6. Rights of the data subject

The rights of the data subject cannot be guaranteed without additional knowledge provided by the data subject, as it is not possible to identify the data subject on the basis of the IP address.

  • a) Right of confirmation
  • b) Right of access
  • c) Right to rectification 
  • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) 
  • e) Right of restriction of processing
  • f) Right to data portability
  • g) Right to object
  • j) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Address of the supervisory authority responsible for the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony
Prinzenstraße 5 
30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 120-4500
Telefax: +49 511 120-4599

7. Legal basis for the processing 

The Legal basis is Art. 6 (1)(e) GDPR in connection with Section of the 3 Lower Saxony Data Protection Act (NDSG) and Section 3 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). The retention period of server log files (including the IP address) is up to seven days.

8. Transfer of data to third parties/countries

Data is not passed on to third parties or to third countries.