We are unable to grant access to the online-platform “Forced Labor 1939-1945. Memory and History” (hereafter: the platform) without processing certain personal data. In doin so, we strictly limit ourselves to what is technically required and fully comply with statutory regulations.
Questions about data security may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
1. What is personal data?
Personal data is information that may be used to identify you, such as your name, mailing address or IP-address (if not made anonymous), and your e-mail address. Information that may not be tracked back to your identity (such as anonymous log-files, recording browser-types) is not included.
2. Using the online-archive „https://archiv.zwangsarbeit-archiv.de/en“
3. Who stores the data?
Personal data submitted by you will be electronically collected and used by the university Library of Freie Universtaet Berlin,Digital Interview Collections, (see contact information below) and stored at the data center of Freie Universitaet Berlin.
It will not be shared with third parties or processed outside of the Freie Universitaet Berlin unless we have your explicit consent or are legally obliged or permitted to do so (e.g. within the process of legal prosecution in cases of plagiarism or other copyright violations).
4. Processing of your registration data
We will permanently store all registration data necessary to use our services, or at least as long as your user registration remains active (see 6. for “deleting” information). This means data that you submit during platform registration: your title, name, e-mail address, mailing address, profession, the institution you work for, the institution’s homepage, your research topic or reason for registration (hereafter: registration data). Furthermore, you receive a user name and password after registration (hereafter: login data).
5. Processing of usage data
6. Deletion of data upon terminating the user account
As soon as your registration for the platform’s archive is terminated, all personal data will be removed. All personal information will thereby be anonymized and may then continue to be used for statistical purposes in its anonymous form. Once your user data has been anonymized, your access to the platform’s archive will be blocked. You may terminate your registration for the platform’s archive at any time by requesting the anonymization of your data. To do so, please contact us at:
7. Right of withdrawal
All users may withdraw their consent for the use of their data according to 2, 4 and 5 for the future by sending a written notice to email@example.com. This will exclude the user from further usage of the platform’s archive.
Like other internet services we use so-called cookies. A cookie is a short entry in a specific data file on your computer which supports the exchange of information between computer programs or the archiving of information for a limited period of time. Cookies may store information about your visit on our website. Our cookies do not contain personal data (like IP address or login data), but only anonymous “session ids”. Some of our cookies remain on your computer so the platform may recognize you at your next visit. Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera etc.) are set to accept cookies by default. You may however, change the settings on your browser to reject cookies or only accept them upon your approval. If you reject cookies altogether, the platform features may not work properly.
Upon your request, we will provide any information on stored data linked to your person free of charge. With your consent information may be handed to you in electronic form. Please direct your signed information retrieval request in writing to:
Freie Universitaet Berlin
University Library / Dept. Research Services
Digital Interview Collections
„Forced Labor 1939-1945"
As of: 08.09.2021