Data Privacy Policy for the Multilingual Sign Language Wordnet

Contact Details

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation, national data protection laws of the various Member States, and other privacy regulations, the responsible entity (“Controller”) is:

Universität Hamburg

Mittelweg 177

20148 Hamburg


Tel.: +49 40 42838-0

Fax: +49 40 42838-9586

Universität Hamburg is a corporate body organized in accordance with German public law. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren, President of Universität Hamburg, Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg, Germany is authorized to represent the University.

DGS-Korpus Data Protection Officer Contact Details (The project DGS-Korpus is maintaining the Sign Language Wordnet site.)

Universität Hamburg Data Protection Officer contact details:

Datenschutzbeauftragter der Universität Hamburg

Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 40 42838-2957

A. Data Processing

1. Accessing this Website and Creation of Log Files

Data and information are collected every time this website is accessed or used. These data and information are stored in log files on the server and can include:

The temporary storage of data and log files is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f General Data Protection Regulation.

The IP address is temporarily stored in the system as it is necessary to provide website access to the user's computer. The IP address is retained while that website is being accessed.

These log files are stored to ensure website functionality, optimize the content of our website, and ensure the security of our IT system.

The data will be deleted when they are no longer needed for the purpose they were collected. For data collected to provide access to the website, this will be at the end of every session.

For log files, this will occur after seven days at the latest. Some data may be preserved for a longer period of time, in which case user IP addresses are deleted or removed, rendering it impossible to link the data to any individual.

2. Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small data files, created and stored by the Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Accessing a website may result in a cookie being saved on your operating system.

We only use so-called session cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Session cookies are deleting when a browser session is terminated.

The processing of personal data based on the use of cookies is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The purpose of these technically necessary cookies is to simplify website use.

Cookies are stored on the User’s computer and transferred to us. That is why you, as the User, have full control over cookie implementation. You can deactivate or restrict cookies by changing your browser settings. Cookies already stored on your hard drive can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. However, disabling cookies for our website may result in some functions not working correctly.

3. Registration

This website does not offer any registration that would involve storing User data.

4. Contact Forms, other Mail Forms and E-mail Contact

There are contact forms and other mail forms on this website that can be used to communicate electronically. When submitting, the data entered by you into the online data entry form will be transmitted. Your consent is required for the processing of this data, and you will be referred to our Privacy Statement and asked to grant your consent when you send the form.

Alternatively, contact may be initiated using an email address provided by you. In this case, the personal data provided in the email will be stored. This information will not be passed on to third parties.

This processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR in conjunction with Section 4 Hamburg data protection and privacy act (Hamburgisches Datenschutzgesetz, HmbDSG), where the processing of the personal data provided by you to process your inquiry is required to discharge our duties. Communication of additional information by you is voluntary, based on your consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR.

In principle, the personal data from the input mask of the contact forms and other mail forms and the personal data sent by e-mail are used exclusively for processing the conversation. In this case, the data will be deleted after the end of the respective conversation with the user.

C. Data Transfer to Third Parties

This website uses no external online tools for searching, social media integration or any other purposes.

D. Your Rights

You have the following rights:

E. Revocation of Consent / Objecting to Processing of Personal Data

You can exercise your right to object, your right of rectification and your right to revoke consent to the processing of your personal data by contacting either one of the data protection officers:

Datenschutzbeauftragter des Projektes DGS-Korpus

Datenschutzbeauftragter der Universität Hamburg

Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg, Germany