Data policy

Data policy

SUSFANS takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law.

SUSFANS processes personal data that is collected when visiting our websites, in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. In particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) applies.

Keep in mind that data transmission on the Internet can generally be subject to security vulnerabilities. Full protection against access by strangers is not possible.

When accessing our web pages, we ask you to consider the following procedural principles.


Access data

Each time you access our web pages and retrieve a file, the following data is logged and saved as log files:

  • Requested URL
  • Date and time of the request
  • Error message returned, if any
  • Size of the answer in bytes

The data collected is for statistical purposes only and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to retrospectively check the server logfiles should concrete evidence point to unlawful use. There will be no evaluation of this data to form individual user profiles.


Use of cookies

This site uses cookies. These are only session cookies (validity of 20 minutes) and temporary cookies (validity up to 30 days), which serve to measure the number of readers / visitors. No user-related data is collected via these cookies. Via the web server, only the traffic data of the transmission is stored in the log files of the web server whose recording may take place without the express consent of the user.

When entering pages that require a login, a session cookie is set which is deleted from the client's computer after the end of the browser session. No reference to the person is produced and no user profile is created. The login process for accessing protected areas will not be logged, nor will any data be stored that could be used to profile the duration and frequency of use of the websites.


When commenting, your name, email-address and IP-address will be stored for legal purpose.

Handling contact information

If you contact the website operator through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.  


If you sign up for the SUSFANS Newsletter your mail adress will be included in the distribution list, which is saved on the server of the University of Bonn, Germany.

Google Analytics

This website uses the "Google Analytics" service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze users' website usage. The service uses "cookies" - text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there. On this website the IP anonymization is used. The IP address of users within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area is shortened. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address.

Under the terms of the agreement, which website operators have entered into with Google Inc., they use the information collected to compile an evaluation of website activty and site activity, and provide Internet-related services. You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies. Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc.

The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin:

By clicking on the link above you download an "opt-out cookie". Your browser must allow cookies to be stored. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link each time you visit this website.

Google Fonts

This website uses „Google Fonts“ service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Here's more information on Google Inc's data usage: and a link to turn off ads personalization from Google or any of the other participating ad networks here:  


You have a right of access to the personal data stored about you and also a right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion. If you wish to receive information about your personal data or to correct or delete it, or if you have further questions about the use of your personal data provided to us,
please contact us: