Privacy policy

(This is a translation of the privacy policy of the Department of Linguistics at Ruhr-University Bochum)

Data Protection Statement as per DSGVO

Providing the services on this website requires us to process the following items of personal information about our visitors:

  • information reported by the user’s web browser, indicating the type and version of the browser software used, as well as the operating system used (“user agent string”)
  • the IP address associated with the computer system requesting the web page
  • the date and time a web page is being requested
  • the web address of referring web sites, as reported by the user’s web browser (“referrer string”)

These data are retained exclusively for the duration during which they are required for the operation of this site and exclusively for the duration permitted by art. 6, §1e, DSGVO.

Since these data are necessary in order to operate this web site, the user may not opt-out out of data processing.

Your rights

When personal data of yours is being processed, you are entitled to the following rights:

You are entitled to inquire whether personal data of yours is being processed. If this is the case, you are also entitled to request information about the purposes of data processing, the origin and nature of the data being processed, the duration for which they are retained, and the identities of any third parties involved.

You are entitled to corrections of the data in case they are incorrect or incomplete. In certain cases you are entitled to deletion of data or you may restrict the purposes of data processing. In particular, you are entitled that any data provided by you voluntary shall be deleted once you withdraw your permission. In case data have been made available to third parties, deletion of data shall extend to these parties and we shall identify these parties to you.

If you have any inquiries or complaints, you may contact your local data protection authorities. You may also contact the RUB data protection delegate or the linguistics department webmaster. More information on data protection at RUB is available here.