We, the Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum gGmbH (DRZ)/German Resilience Center, will inform you below in accordance with Article 13 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GDPR), or in accordance with Article 14 DS-GVO if data is directly obtained.

We are pleased to fulfil this obligation and inform you in detail and transparently about which personal data are processed by us.

The purpose of the following explanation is to describe what data we process for what purpose and what your rights are (in accordance with Articles 15 to 22 and Article 34 of the GDPR).


Scope of validity of this notification

This notification applies to the websites of the domain Insofar as cross-references (links) refer to the contents of other providers, their use of data may be based on principles other than those set out here. Such cross references are usually marked with the symbol “external link” and/or the tooltip 'external link'.

Further information can be found in the central privacy policy of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.



If you open individual pages, so-called temporary cookies are used. These session cookies contain no personal data and are automatically deleted after the session ends when you close your web browser.


Statistical evaluations with Piwik

Some of the University's websites, including this one, use Piwik, an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor traffic. Piwik uses so-called 'cookies': text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage.

The above mentioned data is used solely for statistical purposes and to ensure proper operation. Personal user profiles will not be created. A transfer to third parties does not take place. This website does not use techniques that aim to evaluate the access behaviour of individual users.

This saves or deletes a Piwik-deactivation-cookie.

Please note that the Piwik deactivation cookie will also be deleted if you clean up the cookies stored in your browser. Therefore, you must also redo the deactivation procedure if you are using another computer or another web browser.

Hierdurch wird ein Piwik-Deaktivierungs-Cookie gespeichert bzw. gelöscht.


Social plugins

This offer does not use mechanisms that automatically provide information to social media service providers when visiting our service (social plug-ins).

Any redirection to providers of social media services such as Youtube, Facebook etc. happen exclusively via a link, so that data about your visit on our website (e.g., IP address, time, URL) or on your device (e.g., cookie information) to the respective providers will only be transferred with a deliberate use of the link.


E-mail contact and registration form

On the website, contact via the provided e-mail addresses is possible. There are also registration forms for conferences. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail or via the form will be stored and transferred to the DRZ gGmbH. There is no disclosure to other third parties in this context. The data are used exclusively for correspondence and event registration.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection.

For the personal data from the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective correspondence with the user has ended. The correspondence ends when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts are finally clarified.


The user has the opportunity to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us, he/she may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the correspondence cannot be continued.


Rights of the data subject

As far as one’s personal data are processed, one is according to the GDPR a so-called data subject. If you are the data subject, you have the following rights listed below. The right to negative information is added if we have not saved anything about you.


Information to be provided were personal data is collected

In addition to providing information on whether any data has been stored about you, you have a general right to information. When we are processing your personal data, you can request the following information:


According to the legal wording according to Article 15 GDPR we will inform you upon request about:

  • the purposes for which the personal data is processed
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed
  • the planned duration of the storage of your personal data
  • if specific information is not possible, criteria for determining the duration of storage;

Furthermore, we provide you with information about your rights. These are detailed below. You have a right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR) or a right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR) of your personal data. In addition, you have the right to restriction of processing by the controller (Article 18 GDPR) or a right to object to such processing (Article 21 of the GDPR). You have also the right to complain to a supervisory authority (Article 77 DS-GVO).

We also inform you about all available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not directly collected from the data subject (Article 14 GDPR).

We will generally not use profiling and will not use your data for automated decision-making in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR.

You also have the right to know whether your personal information is being transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, we will inform you about the appropriate guarantees according to Article 46 GDPR regarding the third-country transfer.


Right to rectification

The right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR) and the new right to completion of data are guaranteed if personal data about you is incorrect or incomplete. The correction will be made immediately, which means without any undue delay by us.


Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data (Article 18 GDPR). In this case, your data will only be saved and no longer used. According to the law you can assert this right if:

  • you deny the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal information;
  • the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of personal data;
  • if the controller no longer needs personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or if you have lodged an objection to the processing according to Article 21 (1) GDPR and one has to check whether there are other legitimate reasons data processing.


If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, these data may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of major public interest by the Union or a Member State.

As soon as we would like to continue to process the data again, i.e. the restriction of the processing would be cancelled, you will be informed.


Right to erasure

You have the right to request the erasure of your data (Article 17 GDPR) if one of the following cases applies.

We will delete your personal data without undue delay,

  • if your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
  • if you revoke your consent to the processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) a or Article 9 (2) a GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing
  • if you according to Article 21 (1) GDPR object to the processing and no other justifiable reasons for the processing exist, or you according to Article 21 (2) GDPR object to the processing
  • if your personal data have been processed unlawfully
  • if the erasure of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject to
  • if the personal data relating to you have been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8 (1) GDPR


Right to be forgotten

If the controller has made the personal data relating to you public and is in accordance with Article 17 (1) GDPR required to erase them, the controller will, by taking the currently available technology into account as well as the implementation costs, inform all instances that are processing the data about your request to delete any links to such personal data as well as copies and replications.


Exceptions to the right of erasure

The right to delete may be restricted. This is the case if the data is required for the following purposes:

  • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject to, or to carry out a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health according to Article 9 (2) h and i as well as Article 9 (3) GDPR;
  • for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes according to Article 89 (1) GDPR;
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

Right to notification obligation

If you, as the data subject, exercise the right to rectify, delete or restrict data processing, we as controllers are required to notify each recipient to whom the relevant personal data have been disclosed of the correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing by the data subject (Article 19 GDPR). However, this does not apply if this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.

Right to data portability

You, as the data subject, have the right to request the personal data that you have given to a controller in a structured, standard and machine-readable format (Article 20 GDPR).

Added to this is the right to send this data to a third party of your choice. The controller will not prevent you from transferring the data to the new person responsible, provided that the processing is based on a consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) a GDPR or Article 9 (2) a GDPR or on a contract according to Article 6 (1) b GDPR the processing is done using automated procedures.


As far as this is technically feasible and the liberties and rights of other persons are not affected by this, you also have the right that your personal data will be transferred directly from the original person responsible to the new person in charge.


However, the right to data portability does not apply in all cases. An example would be if the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the controller.


Right to object

In several situations, you are entitled to a right of objection (Article 21 GDPR) against data processing. You are therefore informed that you have the right to object the processing of your personal data at any time, which was based on Article 6 (1) a and e GDPR or Article 9 (2) a and file your opposition with the controller. In this case, your personal data will no longer be processed, unless the person responsible can prove that there are compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests as a data subject and your rights and freedoms. Likewise, processing may continue if it serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


If the processing of your personal data serves direct marketing purposes you continue to have the right to object at any time to this processing for such advertising.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You may object to the processing of personal data relating to you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes under Article 89 (1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task of public interest.


Right to withdraw the data protection consent declaration

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without giving reasons. The revocation is valid only for the future. This means that by revoking the declaration of consent, the previous processing, until receipt of the revocation of the consent, is not unlawful.


Automated decision-making on a case-by-case basis, including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision-making process based solely on automated processing in so far as it has a legal effect or similarly affects you in a substantial way (Article 22 GDPR). This also applies to so-called "profiling".

We generally will not use personal information for profiling or automated decision making.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR). The supervisory authority responsible for you is that of your place of residence. In addition, you are free to assert any other remedies from administrative or civil courts.

The supervisory authority with which you filed your complaint will be pleased to inform you of the current status of the results and to provide you with any legal remedies.