Privacy policy

Responsible in the sense of the data protection basic regulation is the:

Freie Universität Berlin
represented by the President
Kaiserswerther Straße 16-18
14195 Berlin
Phone: +49 (30) 838-1

If you have any questions about the data protection information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please send us an e-mail to:

Scope of application:
The following data protection information refers to the web application “Remembering Westerbork. Learning with Interviews” (in the following: Learning Environment).
Data protection concerns the protection of personal data. This concerns data that can be uniquely assigned to a person. When we collect and use personal data, we strictly limit ourselves to what is technically necessary and comply with the statutory provisions. We only collect and use personal data if you have consented to this or if we are legally permitted to do so. It is important to us that you understand why we collect which data and what we use it for. We explain this in the following notes on data protection.
Usage data is stored in the context of the use of this website. This data is used to identify and track unauthorised attempts to access the learning environment. It is also used to compile anonymous access statistics and thus to improve the structure of the learning environment.
On 25 May 2018, the EU-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, which strengthens the rights of the individual user. We will inform you about your rights under point 10 “Rights of the persons concerned”.

1. Personal data
Personal data is information that can be used to identify you. This includes information such as name, postal or IP address (unless anonymised), telephone number and e-mail address. This does not include information that is not associated with your identity (such as anonymous log files in which the browser types used are logged).

2. Use of the web application “”.
Your IP address, the page from which you came to us, date, time, the operating system you are using and the browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera etc.) will be assigned to your user ID after you have registered to use the Learning Environment. This is necessary for technical support. Furthermore, this data is collected and used anonymously for statistical purposes (e.g. to analyse user behaviour, which pages are accessed, which browsers are used, etc.) and contributes to improving our services. By accepting these data protection provisions, you consent to the data processing described above.

3. Who stores data
The personal data you provide will be collected and used electronically by Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS, see below for contact details in point 6) and stored in the Data Center of Freie Universität Berlin.
They will not be passed on to third parties or processed outside Freie Universität Berlin unless you have given your consent or we are legally obliged or entitled to pass on data (for example, for reasons of criminal prosecution, in the case of a presumption of plagiarism, or other copyright infringements).

4. Cookies
Like other Internet providers, we use so-called cookies. A cookie is a small entry that is stored in special file directories on your computer. Cookies can be used to store information about your visit to our website.
However, our cookies do not contain any personal data (such as IP addresses or login data), but only anonymous “session IDs”. Some of the cookies we use remain on your computer so that the web server recognizes your computer on your next visit. Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera etc.) are set by default to accept cookies. However, you can set your browser to refuse cookies or to ask you for confirmation beforehand. However, if you reject cookies, you may no longer be able to use certain functions of the website.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6, paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

5. Active components
Javascript applications are used for the Learning Environment. You can set your browser to refuse to execute such applications or to ask you for confirmation beforehand, if necessary by using appropriate, freely available additional programs. If you reject these applications, however, you may no longer be able to use certain functions of the Learning Environment.

6. Processing your registration data
Registration is required to use the Learning Environment. Only registered users can access the access-protected contents and no user account can be assigned without complete specification of the above-mentioned data.
When the user registers for the first time, he/she will be informed about the processing of this data. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e GDPR.
We store the personal data required for the use of our services permanently – i.e. at least as long as your registration exists. This is your name and your e-mail address (hereinafter: “registration data”). In addition, the user name and password you have chosen yourself will be stored (hereinafter: “login data”).
Your registration data is processed by us for user administration purposes insofar as it is necessary for your use of our offer or for our offer, i.e. above all insofar as we have to use it to contact you about the use of the service or to communicate with you about it. We may also use your registration data (in particular your e-mail address) to communicate with you regarding your use of the Learning Environment, for example for usage evaluations or technical adjustments/improvements.
You can request the deletion of your data at any time by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address Campscapes, quoting the keyword “Deletion of registration data Learning environment” and stating your user name and surname.
By accepting these data protection regulations, you agree to the data processing described above.

7. Processing of usage data
We process usage data (i.e. information about the usage processes) that is generated during the use of the learning environment. We need it to optimise the Learning Environment by analysing user behaviour and data flows. The individual actions are assigned to the respective account. If you log into the Learning Environment under your identification and use the functions of the Learning Environment, usage data will be collected. The creation date or the last modification date of the respective contribution are logged internally once. Your ID, which enables you to identify yourself as an author, is also stored internally for this article. Only the user name generated in the Learning Environment is publicly visible. By accepting these data protection regulations, you agree to the data processing described above.

8. Processing of content data / user generated content
When using the Learning Environment, content can be added in the form of text entries (for example, task results). This content data is a central component of the service. Contents entered by users are assigned to them. After deletion of the users this reference will be removed.
When an article is created, the IP address, the selected user name, the e-mail address entered and the date and time of storage are recorded. The storage of the texts and the associated data (e.g. IP address) is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and on our legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR in order to prevent misuse and to be able to take legal action against the authors in the event of infringements such as insults or propaganda.
The text entries and the associated data (e.g. IP address) remain on our website until they have been deleted by the user (e.g. in the course of deleting the corresponding article) or the texts must be deleted for legal reasons.

9. Change of data protection practice
In view of the constant changes on the Internet, above all the technology and also the relevant legal situation, we reserve the right to adapt our data protection practice from time to time if this becomes necessary. Such adjustments to our data protection practices will then be announced here on this page with a notice period of two calendar weeks, provided that this remains possible due to the circumstances causing the adjustment.

10. Rights of the data subjects
You have a right of access to personal data and to the information specified in Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You have the right to demand from us the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data (Article 16 GDPR).
You have the right to demand that we delete any personal data concerning you immediately if one of the reasons specified in Article 17 GDPR applies (right to deletion). We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. Personal data may only be processed if there are compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing of the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims applies (Article 21 GDPR).
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you revoke it.
Please send the corresponding inquiries or claims in writing (with signature) to the contact data mentioned under point 12.

11. Deletion of the data after the end of the user relationship
If your registration for the Learning Environment is terminated, all personal data will be exchanged with placeholders. All personal data is anonymised and can be used for statistical purposes in anonymised form. This anonymisation of user data blocks access to the learning platform. You can terminate your registration for the Learning Environment at any time and thus request anonymisation of your data. Write to the contact address given under point 12 for this purpose.

12. Contact
Freie Universität Berlin
CeDiS – Center for Digital Systems
Digitale Interview-Sammlungen
Ihnestr. 24
14195 Berlin