Contact Details

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation, national data protection laws of the various Member States, and other privacy regulations, the responsible entity (“Controller”) is:

Dr. Bernhard Schirg
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Arbeitsbereich Public History
Überseering 35 #5
22297 Hamburg

Data Protection Officer contact details

The data controller has appointed the following data protection officer:

Lutz Lindemann
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Arbeitsbereich Public History
Überseering 35 #5
22297 Hamburg

A. Data processing

1. Accessing this website and creation of log files

Information are collected every time this website is accessed or used. These data and information are stored in log files on the server and can include:

  • IP address
  • browser type / browser version
  • date and time the website was accessed
  • user Internet service provider
  • user operating system
  • referring website
  • websites accessed by the User’s system through our website

The temporary storage of data and log files is lawful pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f General Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung—DSGVO).

The IP address is temporarily stored in the system as it is necessary to provide website access to the User’s computer. The IP address is retained while that website is being accessed.

These log files are stored to ensure website functionality, optimize the content of our website, and ensure the security of our IT system.

The data will be deleted when they are no longer needed for the purpose they were collected. For data collected to provide access to the website, this will be at the end of every session.

For log files, this will occur after 28 days at the latest. Some data may be preserved for a longer period of time, in which case user IP addresses are deleted or removed, rendering it impossible to link the data to any individual.


B. Data transfer to third parties


Our website provides a link to Instagram, a service provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

This link is shown as a logo in the footer of our website and serves only as a link to Instagram. Your user information will only be transmitted to Instagram after clicking on the link and being taken to the Instagram website.

Use of Instagram allows information regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) to be transmitted to, and stored in, an Instagram server in the USA.

The purpose and scope of Instagram’s data collection, the further on-site processing and use of your data as well as your rights and potential settings to protect your personal information are explained in the Instagram Privacy Policy.


C. Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • the right to information regarding personal data pertaining to you that is stored by us (Article 15 GDPR)
  • the right to correction of any incorrect or incomplete personal information (Article 16 GDPR)
  • the “right to be forgotten”: erasure of stored personal data insofar as the relevant data are not necessary for the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or the purposes of establishing, exercising, or defending a legal claim (Article 17 GDPR)
  • the right to limited processing of personal data (Article 18 GDPR)
  • the right to object to the processing of your data conducted in our legitimate interest, public interest, or for profiling purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling grounds for processing said data that outweighs your interests, rights, and freedoms or where the processing of said data is required for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim (Article 21, GDPR)
  • the right to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing, and use of your personal data at any time with future effect (Article 7 paragraph 3 GDPR)—this means that the data processing related to that consent will no longer be carried out
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority where you believe the processing of personal data related to you is in breach of the GDPR (Article 77 GDPR)

D. Withdrawal of consent / objection to processing

Please send your withdrawal to:

Dr. Bernhard Schirg
Universität Hamburg
Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Arbeitsbereich Public History
Überseering 35 #5
22297 Hamburg

E. Rights as a data subject

You may exercise your rights as a data subject, such as obtaining information on data being stored, by contacting

Last update: 31.05.2022