The Legacy of European Social Psychology

An online compendium of ideas, schools and people in the field of Social Psychology

Privacy Policy

Personal data (usually referred to just as data below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and any services offered through the website.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), processing refers to any operation or set of operations such as the collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data, either under our own control, or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about any third-party components used to optimise our website or improve user experience.

Our privacy policy is structured as follows:
I. Information about us as controllers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

For the purposes of the EU data protection law, the party responsible for this website (i.e., the so called controller and/or data protection officer) is:

European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)
c/o Sibylle Classen, P.O. Box 420 143, D-48068 Münster, Germany
Email: sibylle@easp.eu, Website: https://www.easp.eu

Represented by its president: Prof. Dr. Kai Sassenberg
IWM, Schleichstr. 6, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing described below in more detail, both users and data subjects have the right to:

  • confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller's future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.

Server data

For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website. These server log files record:

  • the type and version of your browser,
  • operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL),
  • the webpages on our site visited,
  • the date and time of your visit,
  • as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.

The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data. The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.

The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.

Cookies

Session cookies

We use cookies, set by Matomo (Piwik) on our website. In general, cookies are small text files or other storage technologies stored on your computer by your browser. Such cookies typically process certain specific information about you, such as your browser, location data, or IP address.

This processing makes a website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing, for example, to display the website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function. The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships. If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your browser, such session cookies are deleted.

Third-party cookies

Currently this website does not use any cookies from third-parties. However, in future our website may use such cookies from companies whose services we may use, e.g., for the purpose of advertising, analysing, or improving the features of our website.

Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Likewise, you can use the browser to delete cookies that have already been stored. However, the steps and measures required vary, depending on the browser you use. If you have any questions, please use the help function or consult the documentation for your browser or contact its maker for support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.

Contact

If you contact us via email, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Social media links via graphics

We have integrated social media sites into our website. The integration takes place via a linked graphic of the respective site. The use of these graphics stored on our own servers prevents the automatic connection to the servers of these networks for their display. Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic will you be forwarded to the service of the respective social network. Once you click on such a graphic, that network may record information about you and your visit to our site. It cannot be ruled out that such data will be processed in the United States. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective site, to find out which information is collected by them.

  • Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

Our website uses Matomo. This is open-source software with which we can analyze the use of our site. Data such as your IP address, the pages you visit, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the duration of your visit, and the frequency of your visits is processed. Matomo stores cookies on your device via your browser in order to collect this data. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis and optimisation of our website.

We use Matomo with the "Automatically anonymize visitor IPs" function. This function truncates your IP address by two bytes so that it is impossible to assign it to you or to the internet connection you are using. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above. In addition, you have the option of terminating the analysis of your usage behaviour by opting out. By confirming the link

A cookie is then stored on your device via your browser to prevent any further analysis. Please note, however, that you must click the above link again if you delete the cookies stored on your end device.

YouTube

Although we currently do not use YouTube on our website, we may do so in future. In this case, please take note of the following information. YouTube is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube". It is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, hereinafter referred to as "Google". Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google and its subsidiary YouTube, guarantee that they will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

On this website, YouTube will be or is used in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video. Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our web-pages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account. For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behaviour, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google's privacy policy found at https://policies.google.com/privacy

This privacy policy is based on information generated by the Model Data Protection Statement from Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner.