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Data protection

As a public body, the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act of Saxony (SächsDSG) and to the relevant legal framework with provisions for protecting the right to informational self-determination.

To protect your rights, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with the regulations on data privacy within the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies as well as by any external service providers collaborating on the Web content in question.

Your data may be processed only to the extent permitted by special laws or given your consent.

When you access the Website of the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, your data will be temporarily stored on our servers for data security purposes and may allow identification. This can, for instance, include:

  • Name of the file requested
  • Date and time of the access
  • Indication whether the query was successful
  • IP address
  • Browser used
  • Your operating system

In using the provided e-mail links, only the data you enter will be forwarded to the e-mail recipients. Log files may contain the connection data for the purpose of ensuring operation as well as data security. No analysis of these data occurs. Exceptions to this rule are:

  • Analyses in connection with a suspected criminal offence
  • Analyses in connection with a warranted suspicion of misuse
  • Analyses in anonymous form for statistical purposes

Please keep in mind that data transmission, in particular by e-mail and through the internet, is currently unsecured. We cannot rule out the possibility of unauthorised persons taking note of and even falsifying transmitted data. If you have reason to suspect non-compliance with the aforementioned data protection or the misuse of personal data by the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, you can also contact the Data Protection Officer of the Institute.


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Data protection officer

Dr. Claudia Böttcher
Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies e. V. at the TU Dresden
01062 Dresden
Telephone: +49 (0)351 463 32802