Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to the website

This website is run by the CrimScapes team which can be contacted via crimscapes [at]

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That means you should be able to:

  • use the accessibility tools provided provided on the right side of your screen.
  • use the website from different devices such as computer, tablet or phone.
  • zoom in without the text spilling off the screen.
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard.
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software.
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of NVDA, VoiceOver and Narrator).
  • We’ve also made a simpler website text available.
Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format such as accessible PDF, large print or easy read, please email to crimscapes [at]
The timelines displayed with the help of the “TikiToki” software can be sent to you in a different format. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We hope that our website meets your requirements. We know that there are some issues that need to be resolved, including:

  • Simple language is only available for some and not all content.
  • Blog posts are mostly written in formal language.
  • The CrimLines are made with the help of the “TikiToki” software which might not be compatible with all screenreaders.

If we are not meeting further accessibility requirements, please contact crimscapes [at]

Enforcement procedure

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

CrimScapes is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on April 27th 2021. It was last reviewed on 27th April 2021. © 2021 CrimScapes


Information According to § 5 TMG:

Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Anschrift: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Sitz: Möhrenstraße 40/41, 10117 Berlin

Represented by:

Prof. Dr. Beate Binder


crimscapes [at]

Responsible for Content According to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV:

See above



The authors reserve the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.
All offers are not-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

Referrals and links

The authors are not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from their pages – unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site fromviewing those pages. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages. Furthermore the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks or mailinglists provided on his page.

Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

Privacy Policy

Who we are

The CrimScapes Project is an initiative of scholars of four universities. For more information see the landing or contact page. Our website adress is

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In general, this website can be used without the use of personal data. This means that, in general, when you visit and browse this website, no personal data is being collected. By default, the website does not use and store cookies, the comments feature is disabled, and there are no contact forms on the website. We use of web analysis service which uses neither cookies nor your IP address (see additional information below). It is possible that personal data is processed and stored by third parties in the case of third party content embedded on a page of this website (see additional information below). Personal data is processed and collected in any case if you choose to sign up to our mailing list (see additional information below).

Web analytics

We use the web analysis plugin Statify in order to gather very simple web statistics. The web analysis plugin Statify does not make use of cookies and it does not process and collect IP addresses or any other personal data.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. audio, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Contact Form

You can choose to contact us via the contact form or sign up for our mailing list in order to get updates on our activities and get notified about events/dates especially. If you chose to do so (meaning that you have signed up for the mailing list), your email address and the date and time of the registration are collected and stored. Your name will be collected and saved too, but only if you choose to state it.

The email address is stored in order to be able to send you information. The other personal data that is collected in the registration process is necessary to prevent abuse of the service and the email address. Therefore the double opt-in method is used for the registration process of the mailing list subscription: This means that the registration is only completed when it is confirmed via visiting a web address which is sent via a initial email. The personal data stated above is used only for distributing information via our mailing list. The personal data is not processed for any other use and it is not shared with third parties.

Once you subscribed to the mailing list, you consent to the data processing as stated above. The legal basis for this data processing is article 6 paragraph 1a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU. You can revoke your consent any time by signing off of the mailing list. You have the right to request which personal data is stored by us about you and obtain a copy of the data. For such inquiries and other questions, please contact us.

How long we retain your data and whom we share your data with

Personal information is only stored as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for the storage or in accordance with laws and regulations. In case you registered for the mailing list, the above stated personal data is stored and processed on servers of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University Berlin) as long as we have your consent and you did not revoke it. Your personal data is deleted once they are not necessary for the purpose of the collection and storage anymore. (Your email address is thus only stored as long as you are subscribed to our mailing list.)

The personal data can only be accessed by the administrators and those responsible of this website (see imprint) and, due to technical reasons, also by the administrators of the mailing list service of the Computer and Media Service (Computer- und Medienservice) of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University Berlin). Personal information is not shared with third parties in any case.

What rights you have over your data

In case you have subscribed to the mailing list, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contact information

Who is the responsible for this website is stated in the imprint.

Responsible in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU is the president of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University Berlin). Name, address and contact information is stated in article 1 of the privacy policy for the official website of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

The name, address and contact information of the chief privacy officer of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Humboldt University Berlin) is stated in article 2 of the privacy policy for the official website of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.