Data Protection Notice

We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data. The data collected when you visit our website are stored and used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We regard your personal data as strictly confidential. This data protection notice provides information on how we deals with the data and information that are collected when you visit our webpages.

Data Collection and Processing

Personal data are, according to Art. 4 GDPR, all information relating to an identifiable person, e.g. Name, postal and e-mail address or telephone number. This includes usage data such as IP addresses. We ensure that only relevant data is collected and stored. Whenever personal data such as your name and e-mail-address are collected on our webpages, this is subject to your consent, for example if you order further information on the network according to the GDPR, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) and f). Your personal data are used exclusively for the intended purpose and within the scope required; under no circumstances are the data shared with third parties. IP addresses are held by the hosting service for three days. The hosting operator itself works with other providers to protect the websites from fraudulent activity. In doing so, he ensures compliance with legal requirements through data processing contracts and appropriate guarantees for data transfers to third countries.


If you wish to get listed in our network contact database, we require your name, your home institution (if applicable) and your email address for mailing. Upon registering, subscribers to the network contact database will be explicitly informed about the filing of their personal data. They can unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to unsubscribe@doctoral-education.info. The legal basis of this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) and b) GDPR.


Whenever you visit our web pages, this entails the automatic collection of data in the form of cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data that is saved by the web-browser on your computer. It interacts with your web browser and is designed to enable the full functionality of the web pages. To do so, the cookie reads data regarding the model of computer used, the operating system, the location, and the duration spent browsing the pages in question. No personal data are stored in the cookies used to access our webpages.

Links to Websites of Other Providers

Our web pages may contain links to other websites. No data are transmitted to "social media" companies. Unless the user follows a clearly marked link, there is no data transmission to the link in question. On our website, we may embed videos on the Youtube platform. When you visit a page with the YouTube videos, it will connect to Youtube's servers. If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. We cannot influence or monitor whether other providers comply with data protection laws. This data protection notice applies only to our website.


In order to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personal data, we undertake all necessary technical and organizational security measures to prevent loss of data, its misuse or unlawful access. For this reason, the data are stored in a secure system environment. Please be advised that there is a risk of security breaches during data transmission by email via the Internet. We cannot guarantee complete protection against unauthorized outside access to computer material and data.

Data Subject Access Requests

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Art. 15 para. 1 you may ask to see the information about yourself that is held on computer, and may exercise the right for the data in question to be corrected, blocked or deleted. You have the right to object to data processing and a right to data portability according to Art. 20, GDPR. In order to do so, please send an email to network@doctoral-education.info.