Catalogue of Soundscape Intervention

Privacy policy

This data privacy policy applies to the website of Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions ("CSI" or "we"/"us"), a project of the Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany and the services made available to users at ("this website" or “this site”).

Data privacy addresses issues concerning personal data. According to Article 4 no. 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), these are data referring to an identified or identifiable individual. This applies to data such as your name, private address and email address.

We are committed to ensuring that you can trust us concerning your personal data. For this reason, transfers of personal or sensitive data are encrypted. In addition, our site is protected by technical measures against damage or unauthorized access.

This privacy policy explains how we collect, use, disclose and safeguard the information you provide while accessing and using our site. It also explains how you can exercise your privacy rights. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints about our use of your personal information or this privacy policy, please contact us using the details provided at the bottom of this page.
<li>What data do we collect?</li>
<li>How do we collect your data?</li>
<li>How will we use your data?</li>
<li>How do we store and process your data?</li>
<li>What are your data protection rights?</li>
<li>What are cookies and how do we use them?</li>
<h4>What data do we collect?</h4>
<h5>Personal data</h5>
The use of the Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions website is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if you want to use certain services of our website, processing of personal data could become necessary.  In this case we may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily, such as your first and last name and email address.
<h5>Entry data</h5>
Entry data refers to any data you voluntarily transmit via our submission form that is not directly related to an identified or identifiable person. Entry data are content contributions to the Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions, concerning specific soundscape interventions and projects you want to inform us about.
<h5>Service-related data</h5>
The website of the Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions collects a series of general data and information when a user or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) your browser’s cookie settings, (2) your current session with respect to PHP applications (3) whether you access the site from a mobile device and (4) data and information that is used to prevent attacks and unauthorized access to our site.
<h4>How do we collect your data?</h4>
We collect personal and entry data when you make use of the submission form of our website, or when you contact us directly via e-mail. Service-related data are collected automatically when you access our website. In order to protect your transmitted data as best as possible, we use SSL encryption for any data transmission. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix "https://" in the page link in the address line or by the green/closed lock symbol of your browser. Unencrypted pages are marked by "http://" or an open or red lock symbol.

All data that you transmit to this website – for example when you use our submission form – cannot be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.
<h4>How will we use your data?</h4>
<h5>Personal data</h5>
We only use personal information to correspond with you and to address any issues you raise about our services. This information will not be transmitted to third parties, will not be displayed publicly and may be edited or removed upon request at any time.
<h5>Entry data</h5>
Entry data refers to particular soundscape projects you submit/upload. This data helps us expand our Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions and may be published on the website and related scientific publications after undergoing a manual review process by our team. The identity of the submitting party will not be published nor communicated to third parties.
<h5>Service-related data</h5>
When using general, service-related data and information, the Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our site, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
<h4>How do we store and process your data?</h4>
The data you send us via our submission form, including your contact details, will be stored on our server, so that we can process your request and ask follow-up questions. Personal data you provide voluntarily via the submission form will not be passed on to third parties. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information in regards to the use of the submission form and related data processing.

The processing of the data entered in the submission form is based exclusively on your consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a EU-GDPR). A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. For the revocation, an informal notification to our e-mail address is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data transmitted via the submission form will remain with us until there is no longer any need to store the data, you request us to delete it or revoke your consent to storage. According to the recommendations of Good Research Practice (DFG, German Research Foundation) the retention period for anonymized, research-related data is 10 years in case of legitimate interest.
<h4>What are your data protection rights?</h4>
You can obtain information about the data we have stored about you free of charge at any time without having to give a reason. For this purpose, please contact us at the address given in the imprint. We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about our privacy policy.

In addition, you have the right to correct, delete, restrict and transfer your data.

You also have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you that is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. e and f EU-GDPR. Thereafter, our institution may no longer process your personal data, unless our institution can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
<h4>What are cookies and how do we use them?</h4>
Cookies are often additionally used for data collection and storage. Cookies are small data packets consisting of text that are stored by your web browser when you call up a website.

Cookies are used by us to enable you to make optimal use of the websites. They are never used to track personal user actions or for behavioral analysis. They are only used where they are technically necessary or more useful than other techniques (in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-DSGVO). As a result, the use of the websites is mainly possible without the use of cookies.

<h5>Overview of our used cookies:</h5>
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<td>This cookie determines whether the use of cookies has been disabled in the browser. Duration of storage: Until the end of the browser session (will be deleted when closing your internet browser).</td>
<td>This cookie stores your current session with respect to PHP applications, ensuring that all features of this website based on the PHP programming language are fully displayed. Duration of storage: Until the end of the browser session (will be deleted when closing your internet browser).</td>
<td>These cookies are only used for the administration area of ​​WordPress.</td>
<td>1 Year</td>
<td>These cookies are only used for the administration area of ​​WordPress and do not apply to other site visitors.</td>
<td>These cookies are only used for the administration area of ​​WordPress and do not apply to other site visitors.</td>
<td>These cookies are only used for the administration area of ​​WordPress and do not apply to other site visitors.</td>
<td>Is used for A / B testing of new features.</td>
<td>saves if the visitor wants to see the mobile version of a website.</td>
<td>1 Day</td>

Cookies from DSGVO AIO for WordPress

Name Purpose Validity
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dsgvoaio_vgwort_disable This LocalStorage key / value stores whether the service VG word standard is allowed or not (setting of the page operator). variable
dsgvoaio_ga_disable This LocalStorage key / value stores whether the service Google Analytics Standard is allowed or not (Hiring the site operator). variable

<h4>Changes to our privacy policy.</h4>
We keep our privacy policy under regular review. Changes to our privacy policy are published on this web page.

We reserve the right to modify or delete at any time and without notice any content, services and information that are published on this site, as well as limit or modify these terms and conditions. Any modification will take effect as from the date of publication and is binding for all users accessing our site.
Catalogue of Soundscape Interventions
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