Prof. Dr. Sönke Ahrens

Information Regarding the Processing of Personal Data according to Article 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

1. Name and Contact Details of the Controller:
Prof. Dr. Sönke Ahrens
Überseeallee 10, Watermark Tower | 14. OG, 20457 Hamburg, Deutschland
Phone: +49 40 80 80 74 751
Telefax: +49 (0) 322-23 40 08 64

2. Collection and Processing of Personal Data as well as Kind, Purpose and Use of the Personal Data
When visiting the Internet page your browser will automatically send information to the server of our Internet page. This information will temporarily be saved in a log file. The following information will be collected and saved until automatically deleted:
IP-address of the device entering the Internet page,
date and time of the request,
browser and operating system of your device,
name and URL of the requested file.

The data is collected for the following purposes:
to ensure a smooth connection to the Internet page,
to ensure a comfortable use of the Internet page,
analysis of the system security and stability as well as
other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the above-mentioned purposes of the collection. In no case will we use the collected data to identify your identity.

3. Transfer of Data to Third Parties
Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for other than the purposes mentioned in the following.

We will only transfer your data to third parties if:
you have given your consent according to article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 (a) GDPR,
the transfer is necessary according to article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR to exercise, execute or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest which requires not transferring your personal data,
according to article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR the transfer is necessary for compliance with the legal obligation to which the controller is subject,
the transfer is legally permitted and necessary for the performance of the contract with you according to article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 (b) GDPR.

4. Social-Media-Linking
Social Media Linking is not used in these Internet pages.

5. Rights of the Data Subject
You have the right : to receive information according to article 15 GDPR about your personal data which we process. In particular you have the right to receive information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine the period, the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of your personal data, to object to such processing, where the personal data are not collected from you, any available information as to their source, the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority and the existence of automated decision making, including profiling, including meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for you;

to obtain according to article 16 GDPR without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data relating to you and to have incomplete personal data completed;

to obtain the erasure of your personal data without undue delay according to article 17 GDPR to the extent that processing is not necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data according to article 18 GDPR where you contest the accuracy of your personal data, where the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request a restriction of their use instead, where we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or where you have objected to processing pursuant to article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR;

to receive according to article 20 GDPR your personal data which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance and

to withdraw your consent at any time according to article 7 paragraph 3 GDPR. As a consequence, for the future we will no longer be allowed to continue the processing of data which was based on that consent;

the right to launch a complaint with the supervisory authority according to article 77 GDPR, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or the place of business of my office.

6. Right to Object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on purposes of a legitimate interest according to article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

If you would like to exercise your right to object, you can do so by sending an email to

7. Updating of and Changes to this Information
This information was created in May 2018. Since our Internet pages are constantly being refined and due to changes to legal or administrative requirements it can become necessary to adapt this information. The respective latest version can be found on and printed out from the Internet page