Privacy policy

In the following, Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK), Baseler Str. 27-31, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (also known as the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, PRIF) informs you on the collection of Personal Data when using the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament e-learning platform available via the website („Site“). 

1. Information about the Collection of Personal Data and Provider Identification

In the following, Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK), Baseler Str. 27-31, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (also known as the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, PRIF) informs you on the collection of Personal Data when using the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament e-learning platform available via the website („Site“). 

Personal Data are all data that are personally attributable to you, such as name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour. 


In accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, we would like to inform you about the collection and usage of your data:

Paragraph 1:
Name and contact details of the person responsible:
Prof. Dr Nicole Deitelhoff (, Executive Director of PRIF, 

Contact details of PRIF's data protection officer:
Dr Annette

The legal basis for the processing of data on this website are Article 6, No. 1a and Article 6, No. 1f of the GDPR.  


2. Rights of Access and Withdrawal

This website might ask you for personal data (see below). This data is stored and processed only to the extent which is necessary for you to use this site. PRIF ensures that this personal data is processed in compliance with the current laws on data protection.

You have the right to request at any time that HSFK provides information about personal information attributable to you, i.e. stored data, as well as the origin of such data, recipients or categories of recipients to which the data is forwarded, and the purpose of storage. If your consent is required for the use of data and you have granted it, you may withdraw this consent at any time. All information requests, withdrawals or contradictions to the data processing shall be e-mailed to or sent to the address provided above under 1. 

3. Data Security

HSFK maintains current technical measures to guarantee for data security, in particular to protect your personal information against risks during data transfers, as well as knowledge acquisition by third parties. These technical measures will be adapted to the current state of the art from time to time. However, such adaptation may require that updates (e.g. new web browser) are installed by the user. 

4. Collection of Personal Data

The Site is generally built up in two sections. You may access certain parts of the Site without the requirement of a registration (Portal Section and linked learning units). To access certain other parts of the Site (Certificate Section), a registration is required (see Terms of Use for more information). 

Use of Portal Section without registration 

If you prefer a merely informative use of the Site, i.e. if you do not register and/or log-in to the Certificate Section, only the following data will be acquired when you visit the Site and will be evaluated in anonymized form for statistical purposes and to improve the Site and the Programme (see 
Terms of Use for further reference to the Programme):

- IP address 
- date and time of the page request 
- time zone difference to the Greenwich mean time (GMT) 
- content of page request (specific page) 
- access status/HTTP status code 
- amount of data 
- address of the site which may have referred you to the Site 
- web browser 
- operating system and its surface 
- language and version of the web browser software. 

All log-data will either be deleted or anonymized automatically after 7 days. See also section 7 on tracking (below).

Use of Certificate Section and/or of Portal Section if you are a registered user 

If you wish to use the Certificate Section of the Site, you must register by placing your name and your email address when prompted to create an account ("account"). Optionally, you may provide your affiliation, e.g. your university, organisation etc. You will be prompted to confirm your registration in an e-mail to your e-mail account. HSFK will not verify your name, but the name provided when registering will appear on your certificate and cannot be changed after registration. Your e-mail address will only be used to confirm your registration. In addition to your name, e-mail address and, if applicable, your affiliation, we will also save your examination progress, i.e. the tests you have taken after each learning unit.

If you are logged-in to your account, the categories of data specified above under „Portal Section” will also be acquired and used for statistical purposes and to improve the site and the programme. However, we will not evaluate the data in a way attributable to you. 

Please note that, if you are a registered user and are logged into your account, the Site will not distinguish between your use of the Portal Section and your use of the Certificate Section, i.e. that also data about your use of the Portal Section is theoretically attributable to your account. In any event, we will not evaluate this data in a way attributable to you. If you do wish to browse the Portal Section without your data being attributable to your account, please make sure to log-out before visiting the Portal Section. 

All data necessary to provide specific users with a certificate will be stored as long as the possibility to obtain a certificate is offered by PRIF. We do not terminate accounts after a certain time of inactivity nor do we terminate accounts after the successful completion of all tests necessary to obtain the full certificate. 

If you terminate your account, we will delete all personal data attributed to your account. If you wish to terminate your account, please send an e-mail to

5. Cookies

This Site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer and which allows us to recognize your computer. The cookie is required to keep you logged-in to your account and in order to save your learning progress which is necessary for taking the certificate related exams. If you decide to refuse the acceptance of cookies, you can do so by changing your web browser settings accordingly. Please see the FAQ section of your web browser or contact the developer’s website to learn how to disable cookies. Common web browsers also provide means to remove cookies manually or after a certain period of time or after you close your web browser. However, if you modify your web browsers settings relating to the acceptance of cookies, you may not be able to use certain functions of the Site, and your learning progress may not be saved.


6. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

PRIF will not transmit your personal data to any third parties for any reason other than keeping up the site’s functionality. Some subpages offer third-party content (e.g. implemented interactive maps, videos etc.) which is stored on the third party’s server. In order to provide you this content in the context of the particular learning unit, it cannot be prevented that your IP address is passed on to the particular third-party provider. We have no influence over the third-party’s use of your personal data but share no other information as the information necessary to provide you with the content in question. 

7. Tracking

You may choose not to have a unique web analytics cookie identification number assigned to your computer to avoid the aggregation and analysis of data collected on this website. 

To make that choice, please click the checkbox on the privacy policy to receive an opt-out cookie.