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KFG welcomes new fellow: Prof. Dr. Janina Dill

The Research Group welcomes Prof. Dr. Janina Dill as new fellow.

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Upcoming Public Event: Book Discussion “The Refugee Convention and its Protocol – What Future Role for International Refugee Law?”

On 16 May 2024, the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?” takes great pleasure in inviting you to the book discussion “The Refugee Convention and its Protocol – What Future Role for International Refugee Law?”.

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KFG welcomes new guest researcher: Dr. Alfredo Crosato Neumann

The Research Group welcomes Dr. Alfredo Crosato Neumann as a guest researcher.

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This privacy policy refers to the website www.kfg-intlaw.de.

Data protection refers to the protection of personal data. This concerns information that identifies or makes identifiable a natural person. When we collect and utilize personal data, we confine ourselves strictly to what is technically necessary and permitted by law. We collect and use personal data only with your prior consent or where allowed by law. It is important to us that you understand why we collect data and what we use them for. More information can be found below.

We collect information from you when you access the above-named domain. For purposes of identification and tracking unauthorized access attempts to this domain, user data are.

2. What is personal information?

Personal information is information that can be used to identify you. This includes information such as your name, postal or IP address (if not anonymized), telephone number, and e-mail address, but not information that is not associated with your identity (such as anonymous log files in which the used browser types are logged).

Data provided by you (e.g., data input via a web form) can be or contain personal data. We store your data only at your request and to the extent needed (for example, for registration for an event) or for data backup. The specific use of such data is indicated in the respective context.

3. Viewing the website www.kfg-intlaw.de

When you view the web pages of the above-named website or one of its subdomains, a log file is automatically created and stored on the server. Such files contain the web page you visited, the previous website you visited just before ours (in case it was a search engine, also the terms entered), date, time, the operating system you are using, features of the display (resolution in pixels and the so-called pixel-ratio for the detection of high-resolution displays), and the browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, etc.). Additionally, the size of the transferred data amount, a so-called HTTP status code (for example to identify a successfully transmitted web page), and the IP address of your computer (e.g., PC or smartphone) – whereby the IP address is immediately anonymized through deletion of the last octet of the address – are also stored.

In order to establish and maintain the connection for the mere informational use of the website, only those server log files transmitted by your browser to us are automatically collected and stored. The above-mentioned data, whose processing is technically necessary for the presentation and IT security of the website, are collected when the website is viewed. The listed personal data is also stored in the log files of the server. These stored data will not be merged with any other data you may provide.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of personal data and log files is Art. 6(1) c) GDPR, § 13(7) TMG. The temporary storage of the data in log files is necessary in order to guarantee the permanent operability of the information technology systems and the technology of the website as well as the security of the IT. It is also necessary to ensure the correct display of the website.

Stored log files will be deleted after 30 days at the latest, unless there is a legal obligation to retain them.

4. Who collects the information?

The information processed as explained above (see points 1 and 2) is electronically collected and used by the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?” and stored by 1&1 IONOS: Hostingplattform für E-Commerce / Websites; service provider: 1&1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, Deutschland. For further information, please refer to the IONOS website and the IONOS privacy statement. Data processing by IONOS is based on a data processing agreement in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

The information is not disclosed to third parties or used outside of the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”, unless you have given us your consent to do so or we are required or authorized by law to do so (for example, in relation to law enforcement, presumed plagiarism, or other copyright infringements).

5. Active components

Java and Javascript applications are used on the web pages of the above-named domain. You can set your browser – if necessary, by using free add-ons – to reject the execution of such applications or to request confirmation from you. If you reject these applications, it may be possible that you cannot use certain features of the website.

6. Newsletters

You have the opportunity to sign up for our e-mail newsletter. If you sign up for this list, data from the registration form will be forwarded to the person responsible for the content. When you sign up, you will be requested to give your consent for forwarding the information.

The legal basis for processing the data after registering for a newsletter is, in the case of consent, Article 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Your email address is required to deliver information about our research group, in particular about upcoming events and publications. The email address of the user is stored as long as the subscription to our newsletter is active.

Subscriptions to our newsletter can be terminated at any time by the recipient. To do so, or if you have any further questions, please contact us via e-mail.

7. Right to Revoke Consent

You have the right to revoke your consent on handling of your personal data at any point. Consent revocation can be sent via e-mail. Revocation of consent does not affect the legality of prior usage of the data.

8. Data subject rights

When your personal data is processed, you have the following rights:

  • Right to gain access to the stored personal data (Article 15 GDPR).

  • Right to rectification if data concerning your person is incorrect or incomplete (Article 16 GDPR).

  • Right to deletion of data concerning your person, insofar as one of the legal requirements applies and there is no legal exception to the contrary (Article 17 GDPR).

  • Right to restriction of processing, in particular if the correctness of data is disputed, if one of the reasons stated by law intervenes, in particular at your request also instead of deletion of the data (Article 18 GDPR).

  • Right to data portability. You have the right to demand access to all personal data stored about you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided (Article 20 GDPR).

  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority can be any data protection supervisory authority (Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörde) (Article 77 GDPR).

9. Data Protection Officers

The data protection officer in charge of Free University of Berlin can be contacted by e-mail.

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