Privacy policy

The German version of our data protection provisions is legally binding.

  1. Privacy policy overview

General information

The following information provides a simple overview with regard to what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data are data with which you can be identified as a person. You can find detailed information regarding our privacy policy below.

Data recording on this website

Who is responsible for data recording on this website?

The data collection on this website is performed by the website operator, “Weiter in Südbaden”. Contact details can be found on the website’s legal notice page.

How do we record your data?

Some of the data will only be collected if you share it with us. For example, if you contact us via a contact form or you sign up for a continuing education programme. You can find all the relevant details regarding our privacy policy in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Other data is recorded automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is primarily technical data (e.g., browser, operating system, or time when the webpage is requested). This data is collected automatically when you access this website.

How do we use your data?

Some of the data is recorded to ensure proper operation of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

At any given time, you have the right to request, free of charge, information on the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the rectification or erasure of such data. For this reason or if you have any further questions regarding your data or our privacy policy, you can contact us at any time via the address on our legal notice page. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority.

Under specific circumstances you have the right to demand restricted processing of your personal data. You can find details on this in our privacy policy under “Recht auf Einschränkung der Verarbeitung”.

Analytic and third-party tools

If you visit this website your surfing behaviour may be analysed statistically with the help of cookies and so called analytic programmes. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is normally conducted anonymously; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you.

You may object to such analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on these tools and your right to object in the following privacy policy.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with both the legal data protection regulation and this privacy policy.

Different kinds of personal data are collected when you visit this website.

Personal data means any information which can identify you as a person. This privacy policy explains which data is being collected and what we use it for. It also explains how and for which purpose this is done.

Please be aware that internet-based data transmission (e.g. communication by email) may be subject to security lapses. It is not possible to guarantee the security of your data from third party interference.

Controller information

The controller for purposes of data processing on this website is:
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Friedrichsstraße 39
79098 Freiburg, Germany

Telefon: [++49] 0761 / 203 – 0

‘Controller’ means the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).

Data protection officer as provided for by law:
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Data protection officer
Friedrichsstraße 39
79098 Freiburg, Germany

Withdrawal of consent data processing

In many cases, data processing is possible only with your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any given time. A informal email informing us of the withdrawal of consent is sufficient.

The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to object in specific cases as well as against direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point e) or f) of Art. 6 (1), including profiling based on those provisions. The relevant legal basis for processing can be found in this privacy policy. Upon your objection, we shall no longer process the personal data unless we can demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. (objection as per Art. 21 (1) GDPR)

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data shall no longer be processed for direct marketing purposes. (objection as per Art. 21 (2) GDPR)

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, every data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes GDPR.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data that we process automatically, whether based on your consent or a contract. The right is to have such data provided in a commonly used machine-readable format either to yourself or a third party. Where you request the direct transfer to another controller, this can only be affected as far as technically possible.

SSL- or TLS-Encryption

For safety reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, e.g. orders or inquiries sent to us as operators of the website, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection when the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” auf “https://” and the lock icon appears in the address bar.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is active, the transferred data cannot be read by third parties.

Right to access, rectification and erasure

Under current legislation you have the right to obtain free information from the controller regarding your personal data stored, their origin, recipients and the purpose of processing. Where applicable, you also have a right to rectification or erasure of such data. If you have further questions regarding this matter or your personal data you can contact us anytime via the address on our legal notice page.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the processing of your data to be restricted. You can contact us at any time via the address given in on our legal notice page. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

If you contest the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify the accuracy of the data provided. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request the processing of your personal data to be restricted.

If the processing of your personal data is/was unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data, you can request data the restriction of their use instead.

If we no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you can request a restriction of their use.

If you objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject. While it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the processing of your personal data to be restricted.

Where processing has been restricted under paragraph 1, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the data subject’s consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

Right to object to advertising emails

We hereby expressly object the use of the contact data on our legal notice page for sending unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal action where unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails is sent.

3. Data recording on this website


Parts of this website use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to make our services more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They will be deleted once your visit on the website is over. Other cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our site.

You can change your browser settings in such a way as will inform you whenever cookies are used and allow this only as an exception, define certain cases only for which cookies will be allowed or generally prohibit all cookies. Furthermore, you can activate a function which will delete all cookies when you close the browser. If you deactivate cookies, this may compromise the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to carry out electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions you require (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored based on Art. 6  (1) f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically flawless and optimized provision of our services.

If a consent has been requested (e.g. consent to store cookies), processing takes place exclusively based on Art. 6  (1) a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

If other cookies are stored (e.g. cookies to analyse your surf behaviour) they will be dealt with elsewhere within this privacy policy

Server Log Files

We automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the computer accessing the website
  • time of server request
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded based on Art. 7 (1) f) GDPR. We, as website operators have a legitimate interest in technically accurate presentation and the optimisation of this website . To this end the server log files need to be recorded. These files will be deleted after 7 days.

Inquiries by email, phone or fax

If you contact us via email, phone or fax, your inquiry including all the personal data involved (name, inquiry) are stored by us to deal with your request. This data will not be shared without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR, if your inquiry is linked to the fulfilment of a contract or if it is necessary to execute pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing of your data is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) GPDR) and/or our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR) since we have a legitimate interest in effectively responding to enquiries that are being sent to us.

The data you provide if you contact us remain with us until you ask us to delete your data, you revoke your consent for you data to be stored or if the purpose to store your data is no longer valid (e.g. after your inquiry has been successfully processed). Mandatory legal provisions – especially the legally required storage time – remain unaffected.

You can find further details on privacy policy for the booking process of a continuing education programme in the detailed information on data protection as per Art. 13 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

4. Analytic Tools

Matomo (formerly known as Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analytics application Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies” which are text files  stored on your computer allowing analysis of website usage. The information generated by the cookies about the use of this website will be stored on our server. Before storing the data the IP address will be made anonymous.

Matomo Cookies remain on your computer until you delete them

The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of the analytic tools are based on Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. We as website operators  have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour to optimise both our services and our advertising. If consent has been requested (e.g. the consent to store cookies), the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

The information generated by cookies on this website will not be shared with third parties. You can prevent the storage of cookies by modifying  your browser settings; we would like to point out, however, that in such a case you may not  be able to use all the website functions.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case an opt-out cookie is stored on your browser which prevents Matomo from saving any user data. If you delete your cookies the Matomo-opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out cookie needs to be reactivated every time you visit this website.

5. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you wish to subscribe to the website’s newsletter, we require an email address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the holder of this email address as well as your consent to receive the newsletter. Other data will not be collected or on a voluntary basis only. This data is used exclusively to send the information requested and will not be shared with third parties.

Processing of data provided in the newsletter request form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR) . Your consent to store data and email address as well as the use of these data to send  the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time, for example by using the newsletter’s “unsubscribe” link. Withdrawal shall not affect the lawfulness of any processing already undertaken.

Data provided for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. After unsubscribing your data will be deleted from the newsletter mailing list. Data stored by us for other purposes remain unaffected.

Following unsubscription from the newsletter, your email address will be included in a blacklist to prevent inclusion in future mailing. Black list data will be used for this purpose only and will not be merged with other data.

This serves both your interest and our interest in compliance with the legal requirements for sending newsletters (legitimate interest as per Art. 6 1. (f) GDPR). Storage on the blacklist is indefinite. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interests.

Third Parties

We send our newsletter using CleverReach newsletter service (Cleverreach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany). CleverReach is a member of the Certified Senders Alliance. We only transfer your name and email address to CleverReach for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. CleverReach stores your data in such a way that other CleverReach customers or third parties do not have access to this data. You can find information in the CleverReach data protection regulations at