The “Polytopia” project aims to provide mathematics to students from a different angle, as well as to interested adults. On our website users can register and adopt an individual mathematical object, namely a polyhedron. Through this adoption, a relationship is created, which is intended to stimulate intensive study and to develop mathematical questions. Results of this activity can be presented as a photo in one of our galleries, to inspire other participants as well.
We try to avoid the collection of personal data as much as possible. However, an inquiry of e.g. the email address is essential. Here, you will find the following information:
- Name and address of the responsible person
- General information about data processing
- Extent of processing of personal data
- Legal basis for the processing of personal data
- Data erasure and storage duration
- Creation of log files
- SSL encryption
- Rights of the person concerned
Name and address of the responsible person
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations:
- Prof. Dr. Alexander I. Bobenko
- Institut für Mathematik, MA 8-4,
- Technische Universität Berlin,
- Straße des 17. Juni 136,
- 10623 Berlin, Germany
- E-Mail: bobenko[at]math.tu-berlin.de
General information about data processing
Extent of processing of personal data
In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent cannot be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as legal basis.
In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation which the persons responsible must fulfill, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the persons responsible or of a third party, and if the interest, fundamental rights, and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as legal basis for processing.
Data erasure and storage duration
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, such storage may be provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, laws, or other regulations to which those responsible are subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.
Creation of log files
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data is collected here:
- The IP address of the user
- Time of access
- Websites from which the system of the user comes to our website
- Websites that are accessed by the user’s system on our website
A storage of this data takes place in a log file. This is regularly evaluated in order to identify and correct incorrect links and queries. The log file will then be deleted and the data will not be processed or passed on to third parties.
The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
- Log-in information
- Consent to this privacy declaration
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
On our website we use different forms to make our offer available online. Below is a section for each form that explains this in more detail.
The following data is collected during the registration process.
- E-Mail address
At the time of registration, the following data will also be stored:
- Date and time of registration
As part of the registration process, the consent of the user to process this data is obtained. There is no disclosure to third parties in this context.
Registration allows the user to adopt a polyhedron and upload images. Account details can be deleted by e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the profile of the user.
Contact form and e-mail contact
On our website, a contact form is available which can be used for electronic contact. If a user utilizes this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved.
This data is:
- Specified e-mail address
- Message body
Alternatively, contact via the provided e-mail address email@example.com is possible. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.
Visitors of the website can subscribe to a newsletter.
The following data is collected:
- E-mail address
Regularly, the responsible persons inform the registered website visitors, who have signed up for the newsletter about news on the project. The de-registration from the newsletter is made by the user by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The user is pointed to the opt-out option in every newsletter e-mail. There is no transfer of the collected data to third parties.
Rights of the person concerned
If your data is processed by our site, you have the following rights according to the GDPR:
- Revocation of consent (Art. 7 Abs. 3 GDPR)
- Information (Art. 15 GDPR)
- Corrigendum (Art. 16 GDPR)
- Deletion (Art. 17 Abs. 1 GDPR)
- Restriction of processing (Art 18 GDPR)
- Data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR)
- Opposition to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
- Appeal to the supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)