Privacy policy according to the DSGVO

  1. Name and address of the responsible person

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the:

Comparative Research Network e.V.

Belziger Str. 60

10823 Berlin


Tel.: +491717791386



  1. General information on data processing

1.Scope of processing of personal data

We process personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content. The processing of personal data of our users is regularly carried out only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where it is not possible to obtain prior consent for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

  1. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the former interest, Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

  1. Data deletion and storage period

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Storage may take place beyond this if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

III. Provision of the website and creation of log files

  1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.

The following data is collected in this process:

Information about the browser type and the version used.

The operating system of the user

The user’s Internet service provider

The IP address of the user

Date and time of access

Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website

Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

This data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that allow the data to be assigned to a user. Storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

  1. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

  1. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

In these purposes also lies our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

  1. Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

  1. Possibility of objection and deletion

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small set of data that is sent from the web server to the user’s browser and stored by the browser on the user’s device (computer, tablet, mobile phone, or others), it can be read or subsequently retrieved by the server itself. It allows the website to store some useful information within a session or in subsequent accesses that the user makes.

Use of cookies on the site?

Yes. Cookies are used to improve the site and to provide services and features to users. You can limit or disable the use of cookies through your web browser. However, in this case, some features may become inaccessible.

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies can be used for various reasons. In some parts of the portal cookies are essential and without them it would not be possible, for example, to navigate correctly.
In other parts they are used to obtain useful information to provide specific services; in addition, some external services (third parties) may need to install specific cookies on the user’s browser in order to provide the related services.

What types of cookies are used on our site?

Technical cookies

Technical cookies are those used for the sole purpose of “carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network, or as strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user to provide this service “(see Article 122, paragraph 1, of the Privacy Code). They are not used for other purposes and are normally installed directly by the website owner or manager. They can be divided into:

Navigation cookies

They are used to record data useful for normal navigation and use of the site on the user’s computer (allowing, for example, to remember the preferred page size in a list). These cookies can then be distinguished by their persistence on the user’s computer in:

session cookies, those that are automatically deleted at the end of each navigation;
permanent cookies, those that have a longer life.

Functional cookies

These cookies allow the site to remember the choices made by the user to optimize functionality. For example, functional cookies allow you to remember a user’s specific settings, such as country selection and, if set, permanent access status.

Third party cookies

Some features are implemented using third-party services, listed below.

– YouTube: the videos are viewed through the service offered by Youtube.
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– Google Analytics: to optimize the information and services offered, the portal of the Ministry of the Interior uses Google Analytics, a Google service that allows you to track and analyze the behavior of online users with regard to times, geographical location and behavior on the site.
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These services produce cookies that are linked to the services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in exchange for information regarding the user’s visit to our portal. It follows, even for third-party cookie suppliers, the obligation to comply with the relevant legislation. For this reason, we refer to the links on the web pages of third-party sites, where the user can find the cookie consent forms and their related information. If the services were provided by indirect contacts with third parties, the user must consult the sites of the subjects who act as intermediaries between us and the third parties themselves:

How can cookies be deactivated or removed?

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but it is possible to set the browser so that they are not accepted, automatically or upon request. We do not recommend such deactivation as normal navigation may be compromised and some or all of the features of some sites may not be available. If you do not want your computer to receive and store cookies, you can change the security settings of your browser.

Below are the addresses of the pages of the relevant manufacturers of the most popular browsers:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Windows Internet Explorer
Apple Safari


Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (OJ L 119, 4.5.