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Data Privacy Statement data privacy statement

Your privacy for us is a top priority and we work hard to protect all Personal Information our clients provide us. Personal Information is information that can identify you, such as your name, address email or a phone number. We striktly follow the rules given by the new Data Privacy Statement (DSGVO) of the European Union (EU).

I. Name and address of the person responsible

Responsible within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR and other data protection provisions

Renate Rüb M.A.

Dudenstraße 32
10965 Berlin
Fon/Fax +49 (0)30/217 54 716

II. Collection and storage of personal data, type of use and purpose

1. When visiting the website

While visting our website the web-server is collecting automatically Log-Files, which refer to an individual. The categories of collected information are for example typ or version of the web browser, computer operating system, the refferer URL (including the website you visited before), the IP-Address of the requesting computer, data and hour of access a server. This data are only collected for statistic use. Transfer to third hands, commercial or noncommerical use, do not take place.

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

2. When using the contact forms

I provide two contact forms (one in German, one in English) for research inquiries to me.

Forms pages require cookies in order for the forms to work properly. More information about cookies and how they work can be found here:

My website uses the following cookie:

Purpose: This cookie allows you to complete the form.

Storage: The cookie is automatically deleted after the end of the session.
This cookie contains no personal data and is not used by me to create a personal reference.

When you submit the contact form, the following data entered in the form will be sent to me and stored:

I need this data in order to work for you and to make corresponding research offers, which are then to be coordinated with you in the further course.
As soon as you have submitted your request, the following data will also be saved:

For the processing of the data your consent is obtained before sending your inquiries and referred to this privacy policy.
You can also contact me via the email address. In this case, the sender's personal data transmitted with the e-mail message will be saved. This data is used exclusively for processing your request.

3. Contact by email

You can also contact me via the email address. In this case, the sender's personal data transmitted with the e-mail message will be saved. This data is used exclusively for processing your request.

Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from the contact forms or by email serves me alone to process your request.

The other personal data processed upon dispatch serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of this data is the consent of the user according to Art. 6 para. 1 a) of the GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at initiating a contract, the legal basis for processing is also Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. If we use personal data to fulfill a legal obligation, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DS-GMO as legal basis.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted by me as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. This is the case if it can be deduced from the circumstances that the question or the matter in question has been finally clarified.

III. Disclosure of Data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

We only share your personal information with third parties if:

IV. Your Rights

You have the right:

If your personal data are based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR are processed, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

If you would like to make use of your rights to us, please send an e-mail to

V. Data Security

We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

VI. Up-to-Dateness and Change of this Data Protection Explanation

This privacy policy is currently valid and is valid as of May 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and offers thereof or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be accessed and printed on the website at any time.