Research group for the ethnographic inquiry into ecologies, infrastructures, bodies and knowledges
Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy (Datenschutzerklärung)

Who we are

The Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations is an initiative of scholars of both the Institute of European Ethnology and the IRI THESys. For more information, see the About page. Our website address is: (will forward to correct URL).

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.

Mailing list

You can choose to 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.