Privacy Policy

Thank you for your visit to my website and your interest in my work.

With this Privacy Policy, I would like to provide information about the handling and processing of your personal information on the website This Privacy Policy is based on the definitions and regulations set forth in the German Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (General Data Protection Regulation) or DSGVO (GDPR). Please read the following information carefully. The German text of this Privacy Policy is the binding version. This English translation was provided for your convenience. General information, such s term definitions according to the DSGVO, are available at

This Privacy Policy applies to data processing executed by:

Responsible: Dr. rer. nat. Marlies Koel, Fritz-Arnold-Straße 22 a
, 78467 Konstanz, Mobile +49 160 968 94 625, Email:

Basically, you can use my website without entering any personal information. The server logfile automatically collects information transmitted by your browser. It includes:

– Browser type and version
– Operating system
– URL of the web page you visited last before coming to the current page (referrer URL)
– IP address of the accessing device
– Date and time of the server request, transferred data volume

This information cannot be connected to specific persons. Following statistical analysis, the information is deleted.

The information as mentioned above is used for the following purposes:

– Ensuring a smooth website connection
– Analysis of system security and stability
– Finding and addressing website errors; adapting and improving the website

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO. My legitimate interest arises from the data processing purposes listed above. Under no circumstances would I use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

If you would like to use the Contact tab and the provided email address to contact me, you’ll have to enter a valid email address. This is necessary for me to know who sent the inquiry and to answer it. You are free to state other information in your email.

I process data for the purpose of establishing contact according to Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO based on your consent.

The personal information I collect for the purpose of email correspondence are automatically deleted as soon as your query has been answered.

I will never give your personal information to any third party.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will however be truncated by Google beforehand within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how you use the website, compiling reports on website activities and providing further services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software. However, we would like to point out that if you do so, it may not be possible for you to make use of the full scope of all this website’s functions. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being conveyed to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in available through the following link:

You can prevent data collection by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the following browser add-on: (

You can find more information about Terms and Privacy at: or

Please note that this website has added the code “anonymizeIp” to Google Analytics to ensure IP masking, anonymized IP address processing.


If you have configured your browser to accept cookies, we will use them on several different pages. Cookies are text files which are stored on your device to facilitate data exchange with our system. This exchange makes it easier to use our website, because certain entries don’t have to be repeated.

Session cookies: These are deleted once the browser session ends.
Long-term cookies: These cookies remain on your device to enable us to recognize your browser at the beginning of the next session. This means that you don’t have to re-enter your password or complete customer information forms again.

You can set your browser to inform you if cookies are placed on your device in order to decide for each individual cookie, if necessary. Please note that rejecting cookies might limit the functionality of this website.

On our site, so-called Social Plugins (“Plugins”) of the Facebook social network are used, which is

Facebook plugin (Like button)

operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the words “social plug-in from Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”. You can find an overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance here:

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct link to the Facebook servers. Through the integrated plugin, Facebook receives the information that you visited our website from your IP address. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you click on the “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content on our site with your Facebook Profile.

As operator of the website we receive no information regarding the nature of the data sent to Facebook or how it is used. More information can be found at
If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you must log out of Facebook prior to visiting our website.


Our site uses so-called Social Plugins (“Plugins”) of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States (“Twitter”). The Plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue “Twitter birds.” You will find an overview of Twitter plugins and their appearance here:

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. The contents of the plugin are delivered by Twitter directly onto your browser and embedded in the page. By means of this integration Twitter receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Twitter or are currently not logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can link your visit to our site to your Twitter account directly. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Tweet” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information is also published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts there.

To see the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Twitter, and your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policies of Twitter:

If you do not want that Twitter immediately links the data collected via our website to your Twitter account, you must log out before you visit our website at Twitter. You can completely block the loading of plugins with add-ons for your browser, for instance with the script blocker “NoScript” (

According to Art. 15 DSGVO, you have the right to information about the personal information processed by me. You also have the right to request corrections, according to Art. 16 DSGVO, or deletion, according to Art. 17 DSGVO, or limitation of data processing, according to Art. 18 DSGVO. If your personal information is being processed based on legitimate interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 DSGVO, you also have the right, according to Art. 21 DSGVO, to object to the processing of your personal information.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about my data processing, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

May 2018