Privacy Policy

Last updated in April 2022.

Data privacy statement

Our privacy policy informs you about the processing of your personal data and your data protection rights when using our website. We respect the privacy and personal data of each person who visits our website. Your data will be processed exclusively within the framework of the data protection regulations of the European Union, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


With the exception of the data stated below, no data is collected about visitors to our websites that allows conclusions to be drawn about a natural person. We reserve the right to update our privacy policy as needed.

Data controller

The data controller in accordance with Article 4 Clause 7 of the GDPR is


Kim Chung
Leipzig University
SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”
Nikolaistraße 6-10, 5th Floor
D-04109 Leipzig
If you have questions or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us via our contact form.


We use cookies to enhance the experience of using our website. For more information, please read our Cookie Policy.

What personal data we collect and why

Whenever you contact us via our contact form or email, we save the data provided by you (your email address, your indicated name and other personal information) to be able to reply to your messages.
Whenever you access our website, we only collect data provided by your browser for technical purposes. Technical data we collect includes the internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, access status/HTTP status code, browser plug-in types and versions, browser language, operating system and platform, device identifiers, geolocation information, and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is to recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


Data contained in messages you have submitted to us (via email or our contact form) will be deleted if storage is no longer required, and we restrict the processing of the data in case there are legal obligations to retain data.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left a comment on our website, you can request that we erase any personal data that is connected to your comment. You may also request that any form of data submitted to us via our contact form or email be deleted. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise disclose your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated below.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments will be checked through the automated spam detection services of Google reCAPTCHA and Antispam Bee. For more information, please read below.

Other functions of our website

Media: Visitors to our website are technically restricted from downloading and extracting any location data from images on our website.


Embedded content from other websites: Pages on our website may include embedded content (e.g. 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.


Google reCAPTCHA: We use the reCAPTCHA function of Google LLC on our website. The use of this service is primarily to distinguish whether input is made by a natural person or automated processing (i.e. “bots”). This is to protect our website from misuse. The service includes the transmission of the IP address and possibly further data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. Detailed information about the Google reCAPTCHA service and Google’s privacy policy can be found at


Antispam Bee: We use filter tools of the Antispam Bee WordPress plugin provided by pluginkollektiv to detect spam in our comment sections. Our filters automatically process the approval of trusted comments, the detection of BBCode links, the use of regular expressions, and the comparison of user comments with our local spam database. The plugin does not save any personal data. More information about the Antispam Bee service and the privacy policy of pluginkollektiv are available at