About metaphorik.de

Privacy policy

1. information about the collection of personal data

In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website www.metaphorik.de Personal data is all data that can be personally related to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

1.1 Responsible according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) for metaphorik.de is Prof. Dr. Dietmar Osthus; University of Duisburg-Essen; Faculty of Humanities / Institute for Romance Languages and Literatures; 45117 Essen; Germany info@metaphorik.de (see also Imprint).

1.2 When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

1.3 If we make use of contracted service providers for individual functions of our Internet offer, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.

2. collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use

2.1 Server log files
You can visit our website www.metaphorik.de without providing any personal information. Each time you access our website, usage data is transmitted through your Internet browser without your intervention and stored in log data (server log files) until it is automatically deleted. These stored data include, for example, the name of the page accessed, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider.

Our server stores the following details:

Visited Website
Time at the time of access / time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time
Amount of data sent in bytes
Source/reference from which you accessed the page
Browser used
Operating system used
IP address used

This data is used exclusively to guarantee the trouble-free operation of our website, the evaluation and guarantee of system security, administrative purposes and to improve our offer. It is not possible to assign this data to a specific person.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

The log files are stored on servers in Germany or the EU, operated by the

Host Europe GmbH, Hansestrasse 111, 51149 Cologne, Germany Links: https://www.hosteurope.de/Impressum/ and https://www.hosteurope.de/AGB/Datenschutzerklaerung/

In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. Further explanations can be found under point 4 Data protection declaration.

2.2 If you have any questions, we offer you the option of contacting us via a form provided on the website or sending a direct email to info@metaphorik.de
A valid e-mail address is required so that we know who sent the request and can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data will be processed for the purpose of contacting us in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been processed.

3. passing on of data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO,

the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO 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,

in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and

this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

4 Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site.

Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. These cookies do not allow any direct inference to your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use other cookies that are stored on your end device for a specified period of time to optimize user-friendliness. If you visit our website again, it may be automatically recognized that you have already visited us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies and save them on your device.
you have full control over the use of cookies. By selecting the appropriate technical settings in your Internet browser, you can prevent the storage of cookies and the transmission of the data contained therein. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

Use the links below to find out how you can manage cookies on the most important browsers (including deactivation):

Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en (link is external)
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer... (link is external)
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen (link is external)
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-... (link is external)

However, the complete deactivation of cookies can lead to the fact that you cannot use all functions of our website.

5. external services

5.1 Google ReCaptacha
We integrate the function for the recognition of bots, e.g. for entries in online forms ("ReCaptcha") of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
This function only affects the login to the protected admin area of the site as well as the contact form, visitors of the public website does not touch the function.

6. rights of the persons concerned

You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you:

Right to information,

Right to correction or deletion,

right to limitation of processing,

right of opposition to the processing,

Right to data transferability.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.


7. right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for this which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to info@metaphorik.de is sufficient.


8 Data security

We use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.


9 Up-to-dateness and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status as of 28 May 2018.


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