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Esther Muschelknautz


University of Freiburg
Graduate School Environment, Society and Global Change (ESGC)
Tennenbacher Str. 4
79106 Freiburg


Esther Muschelknautz
Phone: +49 (0)761 203 3607

Privacy Policy

1. Responsible institution for data protection purposes:

University of Freiburg
Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources
Graduate School Environment, Society and Global Change (ESGC)
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg
+49 (0)761 203 3607

2. Data protection representative

University of Freiburg
Data protection representative

3. Collection of personal data

Processing of log data (access data): When using the web service, the access to the pages, whether or not the access was successful, the time, the data volume transferred and the IP address of the device are evaluated in order to recognise errors. The processing happens only internally and on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) EU-GDPR, whereas the interest lies in error detection. The stored log data is deleted automatically after 7 calendar days.
The collection of data for the purpose of making the website available and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Users who do not want their data to be processed as described may contact the university in other ways (by telephone, in writing, in person) to obtain information. You will find the contact details under 1.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored on the user’s computer system by the internet browser. When a user visits a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s computer system. This cookie includes a distinctive sequence of characters that enables a clear identification of the browser the next time the user visits the website.
The following data are stored in cookies and sent to the user’s computer system by this website:
Name Content (example) Purpose Validity
serverid wn02-3-anon Load balancer classification Until the end of the browser session
_ZopeId "73763172A9gmf636tqo" Browser session Until the end of the browser session
I18N_LANGUAGE "en" Language selection Until the end of the browser session

The purpose of using the technically necessary cookies named in the table is to simplify the use of the website for the user. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these functions, it is necessary for the browser to be recognized when the user visits the website again later after leaving it.
These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with § 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR
The recipient of the information contained in the cookies is exclusively the authorized web server, i.e., the university web server that sent the cookie.
Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted to our site from it. As the user, you therefore also have complete control over the use of cookies – irrespective of the retention periods listed above. You can deactivate or limit the transfer of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. You can also delete already stored cookies at any time. You can even set your browser to do this automatically. If you deactivate cookies for our website, you may no longer be able to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

5. Your rights

You have the right to receive information from the University of Freiburg on your personal data that has been retained and/or to have retained data that is incorrect corrected.
You also have the right to demand that your data be deleted or that the processing thereof be restricted as well as to object to the processing of your data.
For more information, please contact us at
You have the right to file a complaint with the regulating authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of the law. An example of such a regulating authority is Baden-Württemberg’s state commissioner for data protection and freedom of information

Further Information

For information on overall responsibility, the responsible regulatory authority, tax ID numbers, general bank account information, and exclusions of liability for your own content, cross-references, and links, please consult the central legal information page of the University of Freiburg.