This data protection declaration is intended to inform users of this website about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator Prof. Dr. theol. Dr. phil. Thomas Schirrmacher (Friedrichstr. 38, 53111 Bonn).
The website operator takes your data protection very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal regulations. As new technologies and the continuous development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.
Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 GDPR.
We, the website operator or page provider, collect data on access to the website on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f. GDPR) and store these as “server log files” on the server of the website. The following data is logged in this way:
- Visited Website
- Time at time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you accessed the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then automatically deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to clarify cases of misuse. If data have to be deleted for reasons of evidence, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally resolved.
If you leave a post or comment on this website, your name (if provided), your email-address, your IP address, and the time when you made the comment will be stored. This is done on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR and serves the security of us as website operator: Because if your comment should offend against valid right, we can be sued for it, why we have an interest in the identity of the comment and/or contribution author.
When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be notified by email of circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g. changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).
For an effective registration we need a valid email address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an email address, we use the “double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the requested answer. Further data will not be collected. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and their use for the newsletter dispatch at any time. In each newsletter you will find a corresponding link. You can also unsubscribe directly from this website at any time or let us know what you would like by using the contact options at the end of this document.
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you have provided will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.
We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:
- Facebook Inc. (1601 p. California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA) Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
- Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)
Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system via your computer and your connection to the Internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our web pages.
Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business transactions, delete your personal data. Please send us a message for this purpose: Contact
To ensure that data can be locked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, as far as no legal archiving obligation exists. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.
You can make changes or withdraw your consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future.
Changes to our data protection regulations
We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.
If you have any questions about data protection, please contact us directly.