Please note that any data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Therefore, complete protection of data against third parties access isn’t possible. It is not permitted to use any contact data that we publish due to imprint regulation for sending unsolicited advertising or information material. The operators of these pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example via spam mails.

Personal Data

If we need to collect personal data we aim to do so only with your consent and only as described on our web pages. Unless we have your explicit consent we won’t transfer any personal data to third parties.

Names, dates of birth and e-mail addresses given in the context of publishing are used exclusively for our communication with you.

All personal data will only be stored as long as necessary for the respective purpose. Existing legal retention periods are taken into account.

Information on the processing of personal data

Name and contact details of responsible persons
Contact details of the institution’s data protection officer
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Wiebe
  • Lehrstuhl für Bürgerliches Recht
  • Wettbewerbs- und Immaterialgüterrecht
  • Medien- und Informationsrecht
  • Platz der Göttinger Sieben 6
  • 37073 Göttingen
  • Tel.: +49 551 39-7381
  • E-Mail: datenschutz AT

Purposes and legal basis of data processing

We collect your data for the purpose of processing your request. Your data will be collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1e.

Recipient of personal data

In order to adress your query we transfer your personal data to those staff members at SUB that are in charge to handle your query.

Transfer of personal data to other countries

We do not intend to transfer any personal data to other countries.

Storage duration of personal data

We will store your data to provide the requested services. As soon as we have delivered our services or you ask for your data to be deleted, we’ll store your data only until all current processes have been completed. It will then be deleted unless legal requirements require longer storage.

Right of access by the data subject

According to the EU general data protection regulation (GDPR), you have the following rights: If your personal data is processed, you have the right to receive information about the data stored about you (Art. 15 GDPR). If incorrect personal data is processed, you have the right to have it corrected (Art. 16 GDPR). If the legal requirements are met, you can request the deletion or restriction of the processing and object to the processing (Art. 17, 18 and 21 GDPR). If you can’t provide the required data your request won’t be processed. If you have consented to data processing or if a contract for data processing exists and the data processing is carried out using automated procedures, you may have a right to data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR). Should you make use of your above mentioned rights, the Lower Saxony State and University Library Göttingen will check whether the legal requirements are fulfilled. To exercise your rights, please contact the instition’s data protection officer.

If you have any complaints regarding data protection, you can contact the relevant supervisory authority.

The State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time via the website operator's address given in the imprint.

Statistical data for website operators

Our website uses the open source software MATOMO for statistical analysis of visitor access. MATOMO is configured in accordance with data protection, all data is stored anonymously. "Session cookies" used for this purpose are text files stored on your computer to enable an analysis of website use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a protected server of the university’s computing centre GWDG. Your IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before saving. MATOMO collects data in anonymised form to improve our service. IP addresses are stored in MATOMO without the last tuple. We can identify the network of a query, but not an individual computer.

These "session cookies" contain no personal data and expire at the end of the session. We don’t use tracing software such as Java applets or Active-X controls.

In detail, the following data is stored for each access/retrieval:

  • - First two parts of IP-adresses
  • - Date and time of access
  • - User agent of access software
  • - Accessed pages, accessed files
  • - ütransmitted data volume
  • - Message whether access/retrieval was successful

You can decide here whether a unique web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the website operator to collect and analyse various statistical data.

By using our website, you consent to processing of your data with MATOMO in the manner and for the purposes set out above. If you wish to opt out, click the following link to place the MATOMO opt-out cookie in your browser

Opt-out and removal option:

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