About Us
URL: http://www.kolleg-postwachstum.de/en/About+Us.print
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About Us

Responsible Party

College of Post-growth Societies

Humboldtstraße 34

Germany, 07743, Jena.

E-mail address: kolleg-postwachstum@uni-jena.de

Managing Director: Karina Becker

Directors: Klaus Dörre, Hartmut Rosa

Link: http://www.kolleg-postwachstum.de/Impressum.html

Editorial staff

Christina Schickert

E-Mail: christine.schickert@uni-jena.de



Liability for content

The content of our pages was created with great care. However, we can not assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the content. As a service provider we are responsible according to § 7 para. 1 TMG for our own content on this site according to the law. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we as a service provider are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the law remain unaffected.


Liability for links

Our online content contains links to external websites of third parties on whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we can not assume any liability for external content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages.



The content and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law.

As for the content on this site which was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are considered. In particular, third-party content is marked as such.


Data protection

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data (henceforth referred to as 'data') within our online content and the affiliated websites, features, and content as well as our external online presence, e.g. our social media profile (collectively referred to as the 'online content'). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. 'processing' or 'person responsible', we refer to the definitions in art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal information. As far as personal data (for example, name, address, or e-mail address) on our website are collected, this takes place, as far as possible, always on a voluntary basis. These data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

The use of published contact data in the context of the imprint obligation through third parties for the delivery of unsolicited advertising and informational materials is hereby expressly excluded. The operators of the webpages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam.


Types of processed data:

- inventory data (e.g. names, addresses)

- contact information (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers)

- content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos)

- usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times)

- metadata/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)

Categories of persons concerned

Visitors and users of the online content (henceforth we refer to the persons concerned as 'users')

Purpose of processing

- provision of the online content, its functions, and content

-      answering contact requests and communicating with users

-      safety measures

-      reach measurement/marketing


Used terms

'Personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (henceforth the 'person concerned'); a natural person is considered identifiable when they can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of a classification by an identifier such as a name, identification number, location data, online identifier (e.g. a cookie), or one or more special features which express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of this natural person.

'Processing' means any process performed with or without the aid of automated processes or any such process associated with personal data. The term is broad and includes virtually every way of handling of data.

'Pseudonymisation' means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific individual without additional information being provided, so long as such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

'Profiling' means any kind of automated processing of personal data, which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in order to analyse and predict aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts, or change of location of that natural person.

'Person responsible' means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body, who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

'Processor' means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body who processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.


Relevant legal bases

In accordance with art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned, the following applies: the legal basis for obtaining consent is art. 6 (1) lit. a and art. 7 GDPR; the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR; the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil our legal obligations is art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR; and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the person concerned or another natural person require the processing of personal data, art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.


Safety measures

In accordance with art. 32 GDPR and taking into account the state of technology, the implementation costs, and the method, extent, circumstances, and purposes of the processing as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we take the appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability, and separation. We have also set up procedures which ensure an awareness of the user's rights, the deletion of data, and responses to compromised data. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data to be already in development; a range of hardware, software, and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technological development and privacy-friendly default settings (art. 25 GDPR).


Collaboration with processors and third parties

If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transmit the data to them, or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. a transmission of the data to third parties as required by payment service providers, pursuant to art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, to fulfil the contract), if you have consented, if a legal obligation allows it, or based on our legitimate interests (e.g. the use of agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called 'job processing contract', this is done on the basis of art. 28 GDPR.


Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or this happens in the course of using the services of third parties or disclosure, for example in the transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation, or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permission, we process or have the data processed in a third country only by following the special conditions of art. 44 et seq. GDPR. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of specific guarantees, such as the officially recognised level of data protection (e.g. in the US through the Privacy Shield) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called 'standard contractual clauses').


Rights of the person concerned

You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with art. 15 GDPR.

You have the right, in accordance with art. 16 GDPR, to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

You have the right, in accordance with art. 17 GDPR, to request that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively and in accordance with art. 18 GDPR, to request a restriction on the processing of the data.

You have the right to request and receive the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, in accordance with art. 20 GDPR, and to request their transmission to other responsible persons.

You have the right, in accordance with art. 77 GDPR, to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.


Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke consent in accordance with art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with future effect.

Right of objection

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be made, in particular, against processing for direct marketing purposes.


Cookies and right of objection in direct mail

'Cookies' are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to an online site. Temporary cookies, or 'session cookies' or 'transient cookies', are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online site and closes their browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status are saved. The term 'permanent' or 'persistent' refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. Thus, for example, the login status will be saved if users visit it after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A 'third-party cookie' refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person who manages the online site (otherwise, if it is only their cookies, then it is called 'first-party cookies').

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of the online content.


A general opposition to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be explained through a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the management of cookies, including switching them off, can be done in the settings of the browser. Please note that when switched off, not all features of this online content can be used.


Deletion of data

The data processed by us are deleted or their processing limited in accordance with articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legitimate purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data is restricted and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the duration of storage is primarily for 10 years according to §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 Nr. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 (1) no. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal regulations in Austria, the duration of storage is primarily for 7 years according to § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate, and for 10 years in the case of documents relating to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, broadcasting, and television services which are rendered to non-employers in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.


Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our business, financial accounting, and in compliance with legal obligations, such as, for example, archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the course of rendering our contractual services. The processing principles are art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. GDPR and art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. The processing affects clients, interested parties, business partners, and website visitors. The purpose and interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organisation, and data archiving; that is, tasks that serve to maintain our business, perform our duties, and provide our services. The deletion of data in terms of contractual performance and contractual communication corresponds to the information provided in these processing activities.

We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants, such as tax accountants or auditors, as well as other fee agents and payment service providers.

Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information about suppliers, promoters, and other business partners, e.g. for later contact. We generally store the majority of company-related data permanently.



When contacting us (for example, by contact form, e-mail, telephone, or via social media) the information of the user, in order to handle the contact request and its execution, is processed in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR (in the context of contractual/pre-contractual relationships), art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR (other requests). User information can be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System ('CRM System') or similar request organisation.

We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years. Furthermore, legal archiving obligations apply.



With the following information, we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch, and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails, and other electronic notifications with advertising information (henceforth 'newsletter') only with the consent of the recipient or with legal permission. Provided that the content is concretely described in the course of registering for the newsletter, then this substantively signifies the consent of the user. Otherwise, our newsletter contains information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. This means that after registration, you receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with the e-mail address of someone else. The registration for the newsletter is logged in order to prove the registration process according to legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration, the confirmation time, and the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the service provider are logged.

Login details: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to give your name in order to be addressed personally in the newsletter.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurements are based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 para. 2 No. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, based on our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with art. 6. 1 lit. F. GDPR in conjunction with § 7 para. 3 UWG.

The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with art. 6. para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our interest lies in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system, which serves both our business interests and the expectations of the users and which also allows us to prove consent.

Termination/cancellation: You may cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We can save the submitted email addresses for up to 3 years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them, in order to be able to prove prior consent. The processing of these data is limited to the purpose of a possible defence against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of consent is confirmed.


Online presence in social media

We maintain an online presence in social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, interested parties, and users who are active there and to inform them about our services. When visiting the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process users' data in so far as they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts in our online platforms or send us messages.


Integration of services and content of third parties

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation, and economic operation of our online site in line with art. 6. para. 1. lit. f. GDPR), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to incorporate their content and services, such as, for example, videos and fonts (collectively referred to as 'content').

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content use the IP address of the user, since they could not send the content to the browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the display of the content. We endeavour to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as 'web beacons') for statistical or marketing purposes. The 'pixel tags' can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of the website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include, but not be limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, time of visit, and other information regarding the use of our online content.



We integrate videos using the YouTube platform of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


Google Maps

We include maps from the Google Maps service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users' IP addresses and location data, but these are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.