Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you visit the webpages of theEuropean Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science (Knowmad Institut) and thank you for your interest in our association. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. When using our website and services, personal data on you will be collected, processed and stored. Your data is protected based on statutory regulations. Please find more information on which kind of data is collected and how it is used below.

1. Subject of data protection

The subject of data protection is personal data. According to Section 3 Subsection 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG, Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), personal data refers to specific data about the personal or material circumstances of a specific or specifyable natural person. It includes, for instance, information such as your name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, if necessary also user data such as your IP address.

2. Collection and processing of data

The European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science (Knowmad Institut) collects, processes and stores information provided when visiting our website and using our services (e.g. name, address, telephone number, participation in surveys, ordering of publications, registration for an event or signing up for our newsletter). 


When visiting our webpage, the device you use to open the page automatically transfers log data (communication data) to our server. This is the case when you log on. Log data contains, for instance, the IP address of the device with which you have accessed the website. We save your IP address only to the extent necessary to manage the foundation panel and document and prevent misuse. IP addresses will be deleted within a reasonable period.

3. Use and disclosure of personal data

If you commission us to provide a service or send publications, we will use your personal information without express permission only to the extent necessary to provide such service or perform such contract. This includes in particular the disclosure of your personal data to shipping companies, credit institutions or other service providers engaged to provide such a service or fulfill the contract. After completion of the contract your personal data will be blocked for further use and deleted after expiry of the legal fiscal and commercial regulations applicable if you have not expressly agreed to any other further use of the data. 

The European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science (Knowmad Institut) discloses data to authorities and third parties only in accordance with legal regulations or a legal title. Information may be disclosed to authorities to meet security needs or for law enforcement purposes. Third parties will receive information only by order of a legal regulation. Stored personal information will be deleted once you revoke your consent to store your data, if knowledge of it is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it is stored, or if storage is not permitted for any other legal reasons.


a) Newsletter
If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, in addition to your e-mail address we will require a confirmation that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. This information must be provided only for us to be able to send you the newsletter and to document our right to do so. The information will not be disclosed to any third party. You may revoke your subscription to our newsletter and your consent to store your e-mail address at any time.


b) Online questionnaire
Data submitted to us via the online questionnaire will be saved and processed in our database. Such data will be used by the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science (Knowmad Institut) for communication purposes as well as to prepare statistics and analyses.

4. Web analysis using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) for the statistical evaluation of visitor accesses. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer that facilitate the analysis of website use. 
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transferred to and stored on a server of the provider in the United States of America. If you active the anonymisation-mode, Google will cut your IP-address within the borders of the European Union or other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP-address will be transferred to Google’s server in the USA and be cut there. By order of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to analise your use of the website, to compile reports on website use and to provide further services linked to the use of this website and the internet to the provider of this website. The IP-address transmitted by your browser will not be merged with other Google-data.


You can prevent the installation of cookies through this website by clicking on the following link and install an opt-out-cookie in your browser. However, we would like to inform you that in such a case you might not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent.

5. Use of cookies

We use cookies on different pages in order to make our website more attractive, to improve our services and to facilitate the use of certain functions. Cookies are identifiers that our server sends to the device with which you access our website or services. We use permanent and so-called session cookies. You can set your browser so that it informs you before setting cookies or blocks cookies from being saved. As a result you might not be able to use certain functions.

6. Right to information

You have the right to demand information about any identifying data stored, including the origin and recipient of your personal data as well as the purpose for which it is processed. Please send your request in writing or by e-mail to our addresses given below. This privacy policy shall only apply to content on our servers and does not pertain to webpages linked on our site.