Data Policy

Data Privacy

University of Bremen
Bibliothekstraße 1
28359 Bremen



1. General Preliminary Remarks

RISE is a joint research project of nine partners. The overall coordinator is Prof. Dr. Nina Heinrichs from the University of Bremen, Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.


2. Responsibilities and Competences

The editor of each web presence (as mentioned in the footnote) is responsible for the correctness and topicality of the information contained. If not otherwise specified in the footnote, the University of Bremen is responsible for the content.

Within the meaning of Article 55 section 2 RStV the following partners are responsible for the respective websites of each individual person and work package:

I. Name and address of the partners


University of Bremen
Department of Psychology
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Prof. Dr. Nina Heinrichs
Grazer Straße 2
28359 Bremen,

Universität Klagenfurt
Institute of Psychology
Prof. Dr. Heather Foran
Universitätsstraße 65-67
9020 Klagefurt


University of Oxford
Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention,
Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Prof. Dr. Frances Gardner
32 Wellington Sq
Oxford OX1 2ER
United Kingdom


University Bangor
Prof. Dr. Judy Hutchings
LL57 2DG
United Kingdom


University of Cape Town
Department of Psychology
Prof. Dr. Catherine L. Ward
Chemistry Road
7701 Rondebosch
South Africa


Universitatea Babes Bolyai
Department of Psychology
Prof. Dr. Adriana Baban
Republicii 37
400015 Cluj-Napoca


Institute for Marriage, Family and Systemic Practise –ALTERNATIVA
Prof. Dr. Marija Raleva
Bul. Jane Sandanski 65
1000 Skopje
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia


Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Health Management & Policy
Prof. Dr. Xiangming Fang
140 Decatur Street
30303 Atlanta, GA
United States


University of Oxford
Social Policy and Intervention
Dr. Jamie Lachman
Barnett House, 32 Wellington Squarey
OX1 2ER Oxford
United Kingdom


Asociatia Obsteasca Sanatate pentru Tineri
Health for Youth Association and YFHC “Neovita”
Dr. Galina Lesco
19 Socoleni str.
MD-2020 Chisinau
Republic of Moldova


Legal Form

The University of Bremen is a corporation under public law, officially represented by its President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter. The responsible supervisory authority is Bremen’s Senator for Science and Ports, Katharinenstraße 37, 28195 Bremen.


German VAT ID

DE 811 245 070 (pursuant § 27 a UStG)


1 Name and address of the person legally responsible

University of Bremen
Institute of Psychology
Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

Prof. Dr. Nina Heinrichs

Grazer Straße 2

28359 Bremen,




2. Name and address of the data protection officer:

University of Bremen
Petra Banik
Referat 06
Bibliothekstrasse 1-3
28359 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 421 218-60211
Fax: +49 421 218-60210


III. General Information about Data Processing

(1) We take data privacy very seriously. We process the personal data collected when visiting our website in full compliance with the applicable data privacy regulations. These include, in particular, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), the Bremen Implementation Act on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (BremDSGVOAG) and the Bremen University Law (Section 11 BremHG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

(2) In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and present content and services. The processing of our users’ personal data takes place only after obtaining their consent. An exception applies in cases where prior consent is de facto not possible and the subsequent processing is permitted by law. Any use of your personal data takes place solely for the stated purposes and to the extent necessary to serve these purposes.

(3) Your data will neither be published by us nor without authorization passed on to third parties. We point out, however, that we are entitled in individual cases and on the order of the competent bodies to provide information on collected data for law enforcement purposes, to aid the police forces of the Länder in the prevention of risks and the Federal Intelligence Service in fulfilling the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities of the Federal Government and the Länder (legal basis Article 6 section 1 item c DS-GVO).

(4) In the following, we wish to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data.


1. Data collection and processing when accessing from the Internet

(1) When you visit our website, our web servers automatically save each access in a log file.

(2) This data is stored separately from other data that you enter when using the website. It is not possible for us to assign this data to a specific person. No storage of this data or other personal data of the user takes place. The storage in log files serves to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. This data is used in anonymized form for the statistical evaluation of our website with AWStats and subsequently deleted. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6 section (1) item (f) DS-GVO.
The following data is recorded:

  • Browser information, the IP address of the requesting computer is not recorded
  • Date and time of access
  • Access method / function desired by the requesting computer
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Transmitted amount of data
  • Access status of the web server (file transfer, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
  • The URL from which access is acquired

(3) The login for access to protected areas is partially logged in order to detect attempts at abuse and password attacks. Thereby, no data is stored with the help of which personal profiles could be created about the user’s behavior.

(4) The collection of such data and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the provision and the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility for users to protest such use.


2. Cookies

(1) Our website uses cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly and effective. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer. Most of the cookies we use are so-called session cookies (legal basis, Article 6 section 1 item f DS-GVO), which are deleted when you end your browser session.

The following cookies are set:

  • session cookies (for session detection, duration: one session)
  • WordPress session cookie (for session detection, duration, one session)

(2) In your browser settings, you can specify whether cookies may be set or not.


3. Links to websites of other providers

Our Internet pages contain links (references) to external websites of third parties. Our websites may also contain links to external social networks; however, no plug-ins belonging to these networks are used. These websites are subject to the liability of the respective operator. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. At the time the links are included, there is no evidence of illegal contents on the respective pages. However, we have no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked sites. A permanent control of these third-party sites would be unreasonable. If we become aware of a violation, we will remove the link immediately. When you leave this site, it is recommended that you carefully read the privacy policy of each website first.



IV Rights of the Data Subject

Insofar as the University of Bremen processes the personal data you provide, you, as the person affected, are entitled in accordance with DS-GVO to the following rights:


  1. Right to information (Article 15 of the DS-GVO)

You may request confirmation as to whether personal information concerning you is being processed by us and you may request information about the data concerning you that is being stored by us.


  1. Right to rectification (Article 16 of the DS-GVO)

You have a right to rectification and / or completion vis-à-vis the controller if the personal data processed is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must make the correction without delay.


  1. Right to limit processing (Article 18 of the DS-GVO)

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.


  1. Right to cancellation (Article 17 of the DS-GVO)

You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay. The controller is then obliged to delete this data immediately. The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is deemed necessary

(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the European Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) item (h) and (i) as well as Article 9 (3) DS-GVO;

(4) for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) of the DS-GVO, in so far as the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of such processing, or

(5) to assert exercise or defence of legal rights.


  1. Right to object (Article 21 DS-GVO)

You shall have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to protest against the processing of your personal data based on Article 6 section (1) item (e) or (f) DS-GVO ; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he/she can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of establishing, exercising and defending legal claims.

  1. Right to revoke data protection consent (Article 7 (3) DS-GVO)

You also have the right to revoke a possibly given data protection consent form at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. For this purpose and for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact the above addresses as well as by email to the following address:


  1. Right to complain to a supervisory authority (Article 77 DS-GVO)

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you have your residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you constitutes a breach of DS-GVO. The supervisory authority to which the complaint is submitted shall inform the complainant of the ongoing status and outcome of the complaint.




1. Content of Online Offer

The contents of our website were created with our utmost caution. We can accept no liability whatsoever for the correctness, accuracy or completeness of the information it provides. As a service provider under article 7 section 1 TMG we are responsible for the content on these websites. However, under articles 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor external information nor to search for information that indicates illegal activity. We cannot be held liable for any claims whatsoever of either a material or immaterial nature which are based on the use or non-use of the information provided or through the use of flawed or incomplete information, always provided that in respect of the claim in question it can be proven that we have not acted wilfully or gross negligently. We expressly reserve the right to change, complement or delete online information either in part or in whole and without prior notice to change, complement or delete information either temporarily or permanently.

2. References and Links

We have no influence over the current or future design and content of other Internet sites that may either be referred to or linked to on our website. We therefore expressly distance ourselves from any and all content on linked pages. The respective service providers are responsible for the contents of their websites. By the time of the creation of the links to external websites they were examined for potential legal violations. However, a continuous monitoring of external sites is unreasonable. If we should get knowledge of any legal violations such links will be removed immediately.

3. Copyright and trademark

In all of our publications we shall observe the copy rights of the authors of the graphics, audio recordings, video sequences and texts used, whereby we do our utmost to use graphics, audio recordings, video sequences and texts or copyright-free graphics of our own. Third-party, copyrighted contents will be labelled as such. The reproduction or use of the graphics, audio recordings, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications appearing on the Internet presence of the RISE project shall only be allowed with the prior permission of the author, unless such material is expressly free of copyright. The download and copying of the contents on our website are only permitted for the private, not the commercial use.

4. Opposition to junk mail

The use of released contact data in the accordance with the site notice requirements for sending not explicitly requested ads and or information material is hereby dissented. The content provider reserves his right to take legal action in case of unrequested receiving of advertising information such as spam or junk mail.

5. Data Protection

Insofar as the possibility exists to include personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, post addresses), the provision of such shall be voluntary and take place solely with the express permission of the user concerned.

5. Copyright – University of Bremen

All rights reserved, RISE Consortium.

The online documents and websites are in whole and in part protected by copyright. They may only be copied and/or printed for private, scientific, scholastic and non-commercial information purposes when they contain reference to the RISE Consortium copyright. The RISE Consortium reserves all rights to withdraw such permission at any time. Such documents/websites may only be reproduced, archived, saved on another server, included in news groups, used in online services, or saved on CD-ROM with express prior permission. They may, however, be copied into a cache or proxy server for the purpose of optimizing speed of access.

We welcome and expressly encourage the citation of our documents and websites as well as the inclusion of links to our website.