Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in the website of the research project “Decoding Antisemitism” at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism, TU Berlin.
Protecting the personal data of all visitors to our website is very important to us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about our privacy policy.

1. Subject matter of data protection

Data protection deals with personal data. According to Article 4 (1) of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. any information that can be used to identify you. This includes information such as:
  • name,
  • private address,
  • e-mail address,
  • telephone number, or
  • usage data, for example your IP address.
We comply of course with the statutory provisions on data protection and other legal provisions and requirements.
We do everything to ensure that you can trust us with regard to your personal data. In order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way, we use SSL encryption for any transmission of data. Thanks to SSL encryption, none of the data you transmit to this website can be read by third parties. In addition, our web pages are protected by technical measures against damage or unauthorised access.

2. Scope and area of application

This privacy statement applies only to content on and does not cover linked third party websites or external web servers.
In the case of links to third-party applications and systems, such as the TU Berlin event calendar, the privacy statements of the respective site apply.

3. Changes in privacy policy

Please note that data protection regulations and data protection practices can change continuously, so it is necessary to keep up to date with changes in legal regulations and company practices.

4. Person responsible

The overall responsibility for the processing of your data lies with the President of TU Berlin, Prof. Geraldine Rauch. Prof. Uffa Jensen is responsible for the content of the website.
Contact details:
Technische Universität Berlin
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104–106 (KAI 1–1)
10553 Berlin

5. Processing purposes and legal grounds

We and the host service company we have commissioned process your personal data for the following purposes:
  • To provide this website (legal basis: legitimate interest to publish the purpose of the foundation),
  • to identify malfunctions and for security reasons (legal basis: fulfilment of our legal obligations in the area of data security and legitimate interest in the elimination of malfunctions and the security of our offerings),
  • to provide the newsletter.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

6. Processing of personal data when using the service

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. For example, this may be the data you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected by our IT systems automatically or after your consent when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g.
internet browser, operating system or time of the page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
Log files
Every time you use the internet, certain information is automatically transmitted by your internet browser and stored by us in so-called log files. We store the log files for seven days in order to determine malfunctions and for security reasons (e.g. to clarify attempted attacks) and then delete them. Log files whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are exempt from deletion until final clarification of the respective incident and may be passed on to investigating authorities in individual cases. The following information in particular is stored in the log files:
  • IP (Internet Protocol) address of the end device used to access the website,
  • internet address of the website from which the website was accessed (so-called origin or referrer URL),
  • name of the service provider used to access the website,
  • name of the files or information retrieved,
  • date, time and duration of the retrieval,
  • operating system and information on the internet browser used,
  • HTTP status code (e.g. “request successful” or “requested file not found”).
Inquiry by e-mail and telephone
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not share this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) if this has been requested.
Duration of storage; retention periods
Unless a more specific storage period has been stated within this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose of the data processing no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons no longer apply.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. If you visit the website again, your browser sends the content of the cookies back to the respective provider and thus enables it to recognise the end device. The reading of cookies enables us to optimise our website for you and to make it easier for you to use.
Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries
Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Switching off and deleting cookies
If you decide not to allow cookies, you can deactivate and delete all cookies in your browser at any time. Please refer to the help functions of your browser for more information. However, deactivating cookies may mean that individual functions of our website are no longer available to you. Please note that for technical reasons, the deactivation or deletion of cookies can only be used for the browser from which it was made. If you use a different browser or a different end device, you must carry out the deactivation or deletion again.
It is also possible to manage and deactivate the use of cookies by third-party providers via the following website:
Overview of the cookies we use

In this section you will find an overview of the cookies we use.
a) Essential cookies.
Certain cookies are necessary for us to provide our online services securely (session cookies). This category includes:
– Cookies that serve to identify or authenticate our users,
– Cookies that store certain user preferences (e.g. search or language settings).
b) The website contains the following external integrations:
– Borlabs Cookies => data collection consent tool,
– Sendinblue => newsletter tool,
– Matomo => analysis of website access,
– Wordfence => firewall for website protection.

Cookie consent with Borlabs Cookies

Our website uses Borlabs Cookie Consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser or to the use of certain technologies and to document this consent in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs). When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider. The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it, or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself, or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at
Borlabs Cookie Consent Technology is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR.

7. Integration of external services

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our website by a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
Our hoster will process your data only to the extent necessary to fulfil its service obligations and to follow our instructions regarding this data. We use the following hoster:
united-domains AG
Gautinger Straße 10
82319 Starnberg



Via our e-mail newsletter, we will share news regarding our project. For this purpose, we use the service Sendinblue provided by Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin. The provider is based in Germany and is therefore subject to the data protection regulations applicable in Germany. The data is not shared with third parties (
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require your e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and agree to receive the newsletter.
We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to ensure that the newsletter is sent with your consent. In the course of this, the potential recipient gives permission to be included in a distribution list. Subsequently, the user is given the opportunity to confirm the registration in a legally secure manner by means of a confirmation e-mail. Only if the confirmation is received will the address be actively included in the distribution list.
We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and content.
The newsletter software we use is Sendinblue. Your data will be passed on to Sendinblue GmbH. Sendinblue is prohibited from selling your data and using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Sendinblue is a certified German provider, selected according to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act.
You can find more information here:
You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.


8. Data transfer

Transfer of data to other responsible parties

As a matter of principle, we will only transfer your personal data to other responsible parties if this is necessary for the performance of the contract, if we or the third party have a legitimate interest in the transfer, or if we have your consent to do so. Details on the legal grounds can be found in the section on processing purposes and legal grounds. If data is transferred to third parties on the basis of a legitimate interest, this is explained in this data protection notice. In addition, data may be transferred to other data controllers if we are required to do so by law or by enforceable official or court order.

Analytics tools and third-party tools

When visiting this website, your browsing behaviour may be statistically analysed. This is done primarily with so-called analytics programs.


This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that enable the cross-page recognition of the user for the analysis of user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Matomo about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised before storage.
With the help of Matomo, we are able to collect and analyse data about the use of our website by website visitors. This allows us to find out, among other things, which page views were made when, and from which region they come. We also collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browsers and operating systems used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and § 25 (1) of the Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymisation

We use IP anonymisation for the analysis with Matomo. In this case, your IP address is shortened before analysis so that it can no longer be clearly assigned to you.


We host Matomo exclusively on our own servers, so that all analysis data remains with us and is not passed on.

Matomo tracking opt-out




We have integrated Wordfence on this website. The provider is Defiant Inc, 800 5th Ave, Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (hereinafter Wordfence).
Wordfence is used to protect our website from unwanted access or malicious cyberattacks. For this purpose, our website establishes a permanent connection to Wordfence’s servers so that Wordfence can match its databases with the accesses made to our website and block them if necessary.
The use of Wordfence is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website as effectively as possible against cyberattacks. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here:

Google Web Fonts (local hosting)

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. Google Web Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.
Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at and in Google’s privacy policy:

9. User rights

You have the right to receive information, free of charge and at any time, about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Please use the information in the contact form section to assert your rights. In doing so, please ensure that we are able to clearly identify you.

Right to information and disclosure

You have the right to receive information from us about the processing of your data. To this end, you may assert a right of access in relation to the personal information we process about you.

Withdrawal of consent

If you have given us consent to process your data, you may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data until the revocation remains unaffected.

Data portability

You still have the right to receive data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or – if technically feasible – to request that the data be transferred to a third party.

Right of complaint

You have the right to file a complaint with the Data Protection Officer at TU Berlin or the supervisory authority.


10. Data protection officer

Data Protection Team at TU Berlin:
Annette Hiller
Alexander Hoffmeier
Dr Mattis Neiling
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Raum H 1038
Tel.: +49 30 314 21784
Fax: +49 30 314 28033


11. Supervisory authority

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Friedrichstr. 219 / Visitor entrance via Puttkamerstr. 16–18
10969 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 13889-0
Fax: +49 30 2155050


TU Berlin
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZfA)
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104–106, 10553 Berlin