Data-Protection Policy


The web presence of the Institute of Sociology respects the privacy and the data protection of its readers.

The Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Universitätsplatz 10, 06108 Halle, phone: +49 (0)345 55 20, is the legal body responsible within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (Article 4(7) GDPR) for the data processing on this website.

Personal data is collected on this website only to the technically necessary extent. In no case will the data collected be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties. Below you will find an overview of the data collected by us within the framework of this website.

Server-Log Files

In case of sole informative use of our website—ie without contact—only these data is collected and stored which are transmitted by your browser to the server when using this offer. These usually include the following information:

  • the web page visited,
  • type and version of the browser you are using,
  • the operating system you are using,
  • the referrer URL (the web page from which you came to this web site),
  • the host name of the accessing computer (the IP address),
  • the date and time of the server request, and
  • the amount of data transmitted by bytes.

As a rule, these data can not be assigned to specific persons—and thus not to you.

Neither does it reconcile data with other data for this purpose, nor does it merge it with other data. The data are regularly deleted. Data processing is only done on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website according to European law (Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR).

This website uses cookies in several places.

Cookies are small text files that your browser stores and which serve to make the use of a website easier, more effective and safer. Cookies do not harm your computer, take up minimal space and do not contain viruses.

You can modify the browser setting to be informed about the setting of cookies, to individually decide on their acceptance, or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general.

Each browser differs in the way of cookie-settings management. In the following, you can find help for the browser of you choice:

Die Namen der auf dieser Site benutzten zwei Cookievariablen sind: fontSize und testIt. Die Werte dieser Variablen können Sie mit dem Cookie-Manager Ihres Browsers einsehen und kontrollieren. Die zweite Cookie-Variable, testIt, wird benutzt, um feststellen zu können, ob das Setzen von Cookies erlaubt ist; diese Variable wird aber nach dem Test sofort wieder gelöscht.

Die Cookie-Variable fontSize wird benutzt, um die nutzerspezifische Schriftgröße zu speichern, damit sie für die folgende Seite wieder zur Verfügung steht. Die Zahl gibt die Schriftgröße als Relativmaß an, die Standardgröße ist 0.7. Diese Variable wird aber erst dann angelegt, wenn Sie die Schriftgröße ändern. Sie bleibt über einen Zeitraum von 90 Tagen gespeichert.


Data is collected during the contact with us. The extent of the data can be seen from the email forms. This data is only stored and used for the purpose of answering your request in accordance with European law (Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR). If there are no legal obligation to preserve records, your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request.

Direct Mail

We do not perform direct mailing based on the collected data.

Social Media and Web Analysis

This website does not include videos or media from other websites.

This website does not use analysis tools including third-party analysis tools.

Rights of the persons concerned according to GDPR

Users of our website have the following rights according to GDPR:

  • Right to revoke granted consent (Article 7(3) GDPR),
  • right to access (Article 15 GDPR),
  • right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR),
  • right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR),
  • right to restriction of data processing (Article 18 GDPR),
  • right to information (Article 19 GDPR),
  • right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR) sowie
  • right to appeal (Article 77 GDPR).

Data Integrity

With our technical and organizational measures, we ensure that your data is protected against accidental or intentional loss, destruction or manipulation, as well as the access of unauthorized persons.

These measures are the subject of regular reviews and adjustments according to the technical progress.

Data-protection officer

The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has appointed a data protection officer. You can contact him als follows: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Datenschutzbeauftragter, Universitätsring 19/20, 06108 Halle (Saale); Tel.: +49 (0)345 55-21018,

Changes of the data-protection policy

We reserve the right to change this data-protection policy at any time as required and in accordance with the applicable data-protection regulations at the time of change.

Halle (Saale), 24. Mai 2018.

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Address and Phone

Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
Institute of Sociology
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 26–27
D-06108 Halle (Saale)

Phone: +49 (0)345 5524251
Fax: +49 (0)345 5527150

Postal address:
Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg
Institute of Sociology
D-06099 Halle (Saale)