General Data Protection Declaration By the Helmut-Schmidt-University

With this data protection declaration, the Helmut Schmidt University / Bundeswehr University, Hamburg complies with its obligation to inform visitors to the NEIS Conference homepage about the kind, scope and purpose of the collection and use of data.

Deviations from the present regulations are explicitly specified in separate data protection declarations of the respective individual areas. Every time a user visits the website of the NEIS Conference and every time he/she downloads a file, information about this process is temporarily collected, stored and processed in a log file.

On the occasion of every access/download, the following data are recorded and used:

  • IP address
  • site visited (from where the file was requested)
  • name of downloaded file
  • date and time of request
  • data transmission volume
  • access status, i. e. an information if access/download was positive
  • description of the type of web browser used

Further personal data are recorded only if the respective user voluntarily provides this information through direct contact. Postal and email addresses indicated in this context are used only for the purpose of correspondence or shipment.

Statistical analysis

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics tool using cookies. These are text files which are placed onto a user’s computer and enable analysis of how he/she uses a website. For this purpose the user information generated by the cookies (including your abbreviated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for the purpose of analyzing our website to optimize its usability. Your IP address is changed during this process so that you remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may reject the use of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly, however, in this case you might not have access to all functions of this site. When going from website to website, so-called session cookies are used to facilitate navigation. These session cookies contain no personal data and expire at the end of a session.

If the user disagrees with this data being saved and analyzed, he/she can object the saving and use at any time via mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is placed on the browser, which means that Piwik collects no session information at all. Note: Clearing cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and you might have to enable it again.

The aforementioned data recording serves only system internal and statistic purposes. The data is analyzed and regularly deleted to improve the information offered by the Helmut Schmidt University/ Bundeswehr University, Hamburg. Any other use or disclosure to third parties is not permitted. Furthermore, the Helmut Schmidt University/ Bundeswehr University, Hamburg collects and uses this personal user data in full compliance with the Federal Data Privacy Act.

Any exceptions or deviations from the aforementioned data collection and/ or the identified deletion deadline of 1 month are provided at the relevant page in a separate data privacy statement clearly visible for the user, for example data collection by the data processing center.

Google Maps

This Website uses Google Maps ("Google Maps"), a map service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to display interactive maps.

To provide you with the maps requested, Google will collect your IP-address, which can be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google may further collect information about your usage of Google Maps. Please note that the Helmut Schmidt University/ Bundeswehr University, Hamburg does not control the collection, storage and use of any such information by Google and does not have any access to the information collected. You should read Google's privacy policy carefully before you use any Google Maps features. Google's privacy policy can be found here.

When you use Google Maps on our Website you agree to be bound by Google's Terms of Use, which can be found here.

If you do not wish Google to be able to collect any information about your use of Google Maps, you may prevent the collection of such information by disabling the Google Maps service entirely. In order to do so, you need to deactivate JavaScript within your browser settings. Please note that in this case you cannot use Google Maps at all.

Safety precaution

The Helmut Schmidt University/ Bundeswehr University, Hamburg would like to inform the users that we seek to ensure comprehensive privacy in the use of electronic communications but cannot provide an absolute guarantee. For transmission of confidential information via email, please ask the addressee beforehand about the possibility of data encryption or forward confidential information by mail.