The Berlin Network of Research on Well-being (hereinafter "BeWell"), is pleased that you are visiting our website. Data protection and data security are very important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the personal data we collect during your visit to our website and about the intended purposes.
The controller according to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter: GDPR) and other national data protection acts of the Member States, as well as other data protection regulations, is:
Lehrstuhl für Finanzwissenschaft mit dem Schwerpunkt Internationale Finanzpolitik
Freie Universität Berlin
Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, age, address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, IP address or user behavior. Information that cannot (or only with a disproportionate effort) be referred to your person, e.g. by anonymizing the information, is not personal data. The processing of personal data (e.g. the collection, retrieval, use, storage or transmission) always requires a legal basis or your consent.
Processed personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing has been fulfilled and no legally prescribed retention obligations are to be observed.
In case we process your personal data for the provision of certain offers, please find below information about the specific processes, the scope and purpose of data processing, the legal basis for processing and the respective storage period.
Scope and Purpose of the Processing
When you access and use our website, we only collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.
The following personal data is recorded to the extent necessary for the provision of a functional website and our contents and services:
IP address of the requesting computer
Date and time of access
Name and URL of the retrieved file
The website from which access is made (referrer URL)
The used browser and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the data processing. The processing of the mentioned data is necessary for the provision of our services and thus serves the protection of a legitimate interest of our network.
Data Deletion and Storage Time
The data subject’s personal data are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is fulfilled. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection for the user. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.
Scope and Purpose of the Processing
You have the possibility to register as a member of BeWell on our website by entering your personal data.
The processed data is used to register you as a member of BeWell. The registration enables you to use certain services like your personal profile and publication submission on our website. After the transmission of your personal data, you will receive an e-mail containing a confirmation link. The registration process is complete if, and only if you confirm your registration by following the confirmation link.
We collect and process the following personal data for the registration:
- E-mail address
- Work Address
- Name of employer/institution
- Position at employer/institution
- Personal website
The processing of the personal data (cf. § 4 2. a.) is based on article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR on the declaration of consent that you have voluntarily given as follows:
Declaration of consent
As soon as the registration on our website is cancelled or modified, the data processed during the registration process will be deleted. Further storage can be carried out in individual cases if this is required by law.
You have the possibility to cancel the membership and to change your personal data any time by proceeding as follows: Please send an e-mail from your provided (upon registration) e-mail adress to email@example.com stating that you want to cancel your network membership. You will receive a confirmation e-mail afterwards.
However, if the processed data are necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, premature deletion of the data is only possible insofar as this does not conflict with contractual or statutory obligations.
Scope and Purpose of Processing
On our website, you can upload your publication or indicate a link to your publication. This involves the processing of the following data:
- Full title of your publication
- Full names of all (co-)authors
- Name of the publisher
- Type of publication
- Year and month of publication
- Link to your publication
This data will be publicly available to the user of our website.
The processing of the indicated data is based on article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR on the declaration of consent that you have voluntarily given as follows:
Declaration of Consent
Your personal data will be stored for as long as you are member of BeWell. After your cancellation of the membership, your publications will be deleted from our database. Further storage may take place in individual cases if your publications are co-authored by other members of BeWell.
Scope and Purpose of Processing
You have the opportunity to contact BeWell via the contact form provided on our website. In the course of sending your inquiry, the following personal data will be processed:
- Full name
- E-mail address
- Personal data in your message or attachments
The purpose of this data processing is to be able to reply to you. Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties.
The data processing described above for the purpose of establishing contact is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e GDPR in conjunction with § 4 Berliner Hochschulgesetz (Berlin University Act).
As soon as the request you have made has been dealt with and the relevant facts have been finally clarified, your personal data processed by the contact form will be deleted. Further storage may take place in individual cases if this is required by law.
We do not share your personal information with third parties. A data transfer to third parties will be only possible, if
- you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
- it is legally permissible and necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with you pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR,
- there is a legal obligation to pass on the data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR,
- the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.
The Google Custom Search Engine (Google CSE) is integrated in the website of Freie Universität Berlin. In the header of each web page, there is a search box labeled “Search with Google™”. The integrated search service provides a full-text search for content of the official website of Freie Universität Berlin.
Activating the Search
Users can activate the search function by entering a search term in the search box and pressing "Enter" or the search icon (magnifying glass icon). Due to the plugin provided by Google, the search results page automatically reloads with the appropriate search results. During this process data are transferred to the search engine.
Users can choose between a search within the currently displayed domain or the entire website of Freie Universität Berlin.
Viewing the Results Page
The plugin that is developed and made available by Google (Google Custom Search Engine Google CSE) is integrated as-is by the operator of the official website of Freie Universität as a software module in the search results page. The plugin allows for automated communication (data exchange) between the retrieved search results page and the Google service, if the search results page is called up. The use of the Google-powered search function comprises a dynamic transfer of data by the service provider to the Google search results page.
Data are only transferred to the provider of the search engine (Google) after a user has accessed the search results page, after having activated the search box and thereby starting a full-text search. When using the search function within the search page results, data are simultaneously transmitted to Google.
No data are transmitted to the search engine (Google), when official websites of Freie Universität Berlin that incorporate the Google Search Engine are visited. An exception occurs when users directly reference a search results page.
Agree to Data Transfer by Using Google Custom Search Engine
By using the full-text search and the resulting request to view the search results page, you are agreeing to the transmission of data to Google. This includes, for example, the search terms you enter and the IP address of the computer you are using.
Please note that Google has different data protection standards than those applying to the website of Freie Universität Berlin. We explicitly point out that the operator of the website of Freie Universität Berlin has no influence over the processing of data, in particular, the storage, deletion, and exploitation of personal data that may be transmitted to the provider of the search engine. Both the nature and scope of data that may be transmitted are entirely up to the provider of the external service, in this case Google.
In case you are logged in to Google at the same time you are using the Google Search Engine on the website of Freie Universität, the Google service is able to directly associate the information it collected in connection with your search with your user profile on Google. To avoid further collection of profile information about you, we recommend that you log out of Google before using the Google Search Engine on our website.
If your personal data are processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the following rights apply to you:
Pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR you can request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may obtain information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if not collected from us, about transfer to third countries or international organisations, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved.
Pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR you can immediately demand the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your personal data stored with us.
Pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you may request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, you can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful, if we no longer need the data and if you refuse their deletion because you need to establish, exercise or defend legal claims. You are also entitled to the right under Art. 18 GDPR if you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
Pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, you may request that the personal data you have provided us with be received in a structured, current and machine-readable format or you may request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.
Pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you can withdraw your consent at any time. As a consequence, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.
Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. You can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or our company headquarters
You can exercise these rights by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case the processing of your personal data is based on legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR insofar as there are reasons which arise from your particular situation or if the objection refers to direct marketing. In the case of direct marketing, you have a general right of objection which will be considered without mentioning any particular situation.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and treating your personal information confidentially. In order to avoid any manipulation, loss or misuse of your data stored by us, we take extensive technical and organizational security measures that are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. This includes, among other things, the use of recognized encryption methods (SSL or TLS).
However, we would like to point out that due to the structure of the internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the above mentioned security measures may not be observed by other persons or institutions for which we are not responsible.
In particular, unencrypted data - e.g. if this is done by e-mail - can be read by third parties. We have no technical influence on this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect the data provided by him against misuse by encryption or in any other way.