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Responsible for the content of this site:
  • Saxon Akademy of Sciences an Humanities in Leipzig 
    Research Centre Spenerbriefe Edition
    Franckeplatz 1 | Haus 24
    D . 06110 Halle (Saale)
  • Tel.: ++49 345 55 23073 / 75

Head of the research team (Data Protection Officer):


Limitation of liability for internal content

The content of our website has been compiled with meticulous care and to the best of our knowledge. However, we cannot assume any liability for the up-to-dateness, completeness or accuracy of any of the pages.

Pursuant to section 7, para. 1 of the TMG (Telemediengesetz – Tele Media Act by German law), we as service providers are liable for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws. However, pursuant to sections 8 to 10 of the TMG, we as service providers are not under obligation to monitor external information provided or stored on our website. Once we have become aware of a specific infringement of the law, we will immediately remove the content in question. Any liability concerning this matter can only be assumed from the point in time at which the infringement becomes known to us.

Limitation of liability for external links

Our website contains links to the websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the provider of information of the linked websites is liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were placed, no infringements of the law were recognisable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.


The content and works published on this website are governed by the copyright laws of Germany. Any duplication, processing, distribution or any form of utilisation beyond the scope of copyright law shall require the prior written consent of the author or authors in question.

Data protection

A visit to our website can result in the storage on our server of information about the access (date, time, page accessed). This does not represent any analysis of personal data (e.g., name, address or e-mail address). If personal data are collected, this only occurs – to the extent possible – with the prior consent of the user of the website. Any forwarding of the data to third parties without the express consent of the user shall not take place.

We would like to expressly point out that the transmission of data via the Internet (e.g., by e-mail) can offer security vulnerabilities. It is therefore impossible to safeguard the data completely against access by third parties. We cannot assume any liability for damages arising as a result of such security vulnerabilities.

The use by third parties of all published contact details for the purpose of advertising is expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal steps in the case of the unsolicited sending of advertising information; e.g., by means of spam mail.

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Piwik with DM Solutions ( is collected and stored data for marketing and optimization purposes on this website.

privacy statement

Who we are

The address of our website is:

Please see our Imprint for more details at the top of this page.

What personal information we collect and why we collect it


When visitors write comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user-agent string (which identifies the browser) to the user Support detection of spam.

From your email address, you can create an anonymous string (also known as a hash) and submit it to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: . Once your comment is approved, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you’re a registered user and you’re uploading photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF ​​GPS location. Visitors to this site may download photos that are stored on this site and extract their location information.


In the contact form, we ask for your name and email address to process your request. If you ask a question, surely you want an answer. However, we can only send them if you give us a chance to do so.

You agree that your personal information (name and e-mail address) will be stored to process the request. We will not share this information with third parties and will only use it to process the request.

The contact form does not provide any additional information about you (for example, IP address, or so on). We do not need these data to process your request. We do not evaluate this data and therefore we do not collect this data.


When you post a comment on our website, it may be a consent to save your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so you do not have to re-enter all this data if you write another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have a WorPress & reg; account and you sign up for this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and will be discarded when you close your browser.

When you sign up, we’ll set up some cookies to store your credentials and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days, and cookies expire after one year. If you sign in & Log in & ldquo; Your registration will be maintained for two weeks. Logging out of your account will cancel the login cookies.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal information and only refers to the post ID of the item you have just edited. The cookie will be deleted after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Contributions to this website may include embedded content (such as videos, pictures, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves just as if the visitor visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into this website or at WordPress & reg.

Analysis Services

This site uses the analytics service Piwik / Netstatz of DM Solutions ( ), the data collected through the use of this website (eg IP address) is collected and stored for marketing and optimization purposes.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any data that you leave by using this site.

How long we save your data

If you write a comment, it will be stored indefinitely, including metadata. In this way, we can automatically detect and approve episode comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we additionally store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username can not be changed). Site administrators can also view and change this information.

What rights do you have to your data

If you have an account on this site or have written comments, you may request that we export your personal information to us, including any data you have provided to us. In addition, you may request the provision of any personal information we have stored about you. This does not include the data that we need to keep for administrative, legal or security-related needs.

Where to send your data

Visitor comments could be examined by an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

Your data is as secure as it can be on the Internet.

What measures we took in offering privacy breaches

If you have the impression that we are infringing the privacy of your data, please contact us immediately: Marcus Heydecke (Head of the research team) to give us the opportunity to investigate and review our privacy policy.

We would like to protect your data. Therefore, we only collect the technically necessary data from you. If you have a request about our resolving of the DSGVO  please contact us, so that we can review your message. Please do not send a warning immediately.

From which third parties we receive data

We do not request data from third parties and will not use third party data for this website.

What automated decision making and / or profiling we do with user data

This site uses the analytics service Piwik / Netstatz of DM Solutions (, the data collected through the use of this website (eg IP address) are collected and stored for marketing and optimization purposes. The technical details are used from their IP address and from their brewer, who queries our pages. Includes: server time visits, local time visits, weekday visits, screen resolutions, visitor browser, browser version, browser by family, list of plugins, normal / widescreen, operating systems, global visitor configuration, operating system family , Mobile vs. Vs. Desktop, Browser Language, Actions – Core Metrics, Page URLs, Inbox Pages, Exit Pages, Page Titles, Home Page Title, Exit Page Labels, Outbound References, Downloads, References, All References, Keywords, Web Sites, Search Engines, Campaigns, Social Networks, Goals, Visits To for conversion, days to conversion, country, continent, region, city, custom variables, visit lengths, pages per visit, visits by number of visits, visits per day since last visit, recurring visits, providers.