The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.
Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system, or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.
We are hosting the content of our website at the following provider:
The provider is the Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG, Königsberger Straße 4-6, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany (hereinafter referred to as Mittwald).
We use Mittwald on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable depiction of our website possible. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte Zimmerstraße 26/27 10969 Berlin
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website
Designation of a data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer.
Wiemer Arndt UG (haftungsbeschränkt) Rebecca Wiemer Marienstraße 25 10117 Berlin wiemer-arndt.de/
In the scope of our business activities, we cooperate with various external parties. In some cases, this also requires the transfer of personal data to these external parties. We only disclose personal data to external parties if this is required as part of the fulfillment of a contract, if we are legally obligated to do so (e.g., disclosure of data to tax authorities), if we have a legitimate interest in the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR, or if another legal basis permits the disclosure of this data. When using processors, we only disclose personal data of our customers on the basis of a valid contract on data processing. In the case of joint processing, a joint processing agreement is concluded.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of art. 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this data protection declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to art. 21(1) GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to art. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data at any time. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data instead of demanding the eradication of this data.
If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in our Site Notice to send us promotional and information material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for instance via SPAM messages.
4. Recording of data on this website
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
5. Data Processing Participation Online Course "Business and Human Rights (E-learning tool)
In the following, we provide information on the collection of personal data that is processed in the context of registration / participation in our online course.
Types of data and purpose of data processing
The purpose of the processing is the provision of the online course as well as the registration by participants in the e-learning tool and, in particular, for the caching and personalisation of the e-learning offer.
Username (mandatory field)
Firstname (mandatory field)
Repeat Password (required)
Registration / Login:
Legal basis of data processing
We process your information in accordance with the rules of the European and German data protection laws (EU-DSGVO, BDSG neu), i.e. if
you have registered for participation in our online course, on our website, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a EU-DSGVO) or
you contact us by e-mail or by other means, the data you provide (e.g. your name, e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to be able to answer your enquiries or
the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures with us (Art. 6 para. 1 b EU-DSGVO) or
the processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties, e.g. in the following cases: Assertion of claims, defence against lawsuits, detection and elimination of abuse, prevention and investigation of criminal offences (Art. 6 para. 1 f EU-DSGVO) or
processing is carried out for the purpose of internal evaluation and as a research and work basis for the scientific departments, in compliance with Art. 6 para. 1, letter f DSGVO.
This is permissible insofar as your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not outweigh the Institute's legitimate interest or
the data processing is carried out in the context of employment (Art. 88 DSGVO in conjunction with § 26 BDSG n.F.).
We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our website is presented as reliably as possible. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
What are the categories of recipients of your data?
Within our organisation, your data will be accessed by those who need it to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations or who may process it based on our legitimate interest.
We may transfer your personal data to our affiliated companies where this is permitted by the stated purpose or legal basis.
We will not pass on your personal data to third parties. Should a transfer be necessary in exceptional cases, we will inform you of this before the planned transfer and obtain your consent.
Exception: In addition, we may pass on data to order processors (e.g. IT service providers for remote maintenance and support, hosting providers, data centres, etc.) who support us in providing our services and fulfilling legal obligations. These are each carefully selected and are committed by us in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO.
We process personal data that we have received from you in the course of registration / participation and are permitted to process.
Data transfer to a third country
If we transfer your personal data to a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), this will only take place if you have given us your express consent to do so, the transfer is necessary to provide contractual services to you or the transfer is subject to statutory regulations. Furthermore, your personal data will only be transferred outside the EEA if an adequate level of data protection has been confirmed by the EU Commission or other appropriate data protection guarantees (e.g. binding internal company data protection regulations or EU standard contractual clauses) are in place.
How long will your data be stored?
The data will be deleted immediately after fulfilment of the defined purposes or after objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO and the associated discontinuation of the purpose, insofar as legal obligations do not prevent the deletion. In these cases, your personal data will be deleted after the legal obligation no longer applies and after any resulting claim periods have expired.
Deletion period 3 months for closed (deleted) and/or inactive accounts (older than 3 months).
Personal data processed on the basis of legitimate interest will be processed for the period, the justified legitimate interest and unless the fundamental rights of the data subjects prevail.
Obligation to provide
As a matter of principle, we only collect the data that we need for the intended purposes. Without this data, we will regularly not be able to enable you to participate in our online course.
Unless required by law or (pre-)contract, you are not obliged to provide us with personal data. There are no negative consequences associated with not providing voluntary data. However, in individual cases, failure to provide data may, for example, make communication with you more difficult or delay it.
Data subject rights
You can request information about the data stored about you informally at any time. In addition, under certain conditions, you can demand that the data be corrected or deleted. You also have the right to restrict the processing of your data and the right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format.
You have the right to revoke the processing of personal data.
Right of appeal
You have the option of contacting our data protection officer or the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information with a complaint.
No automated decision-making
There is no automated decision-making in individual cases within the meaning of Art. 22 DSGVO.