Jun.-Prof. Dr. Laura Kunold (née. Hoffmann)

Ruhr University Bochum, Faculty of Psychology, work unit: Human Centered Design for socio-digital systems.


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In the following we inform you about the processing of personal data when using the website Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally. Other conditions may apply on other sites of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Responsible in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and the State Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia is the Ruhr University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, executing: Human-Centered Design work unit for socio-digital systems, Jun.-Prof. dr Laura Kunold,

Description and scope of data processing
Each time our website is called up, data about the accessing computer is required to provide the information (required for the provision of the information, legal basis Art. 6 Para. 1, Letter e). The following data is processed here:
(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The IP address of the user, which is made anonymous by shortening it immediately after the information has been provided.
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
The anonymized data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

The processing of the data is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website in order to provide the website. There is therefore no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

Use of cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the calling system. We use cookies to receive the language setting of the user. No identifying cookies are used on our websites.

E-mail contact
When you contact us by email, the data you provide (email address, other information you provide) will be processed and stored by us in order to answer your questions. Files of this type are kept at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for 5 years (required to fulfill the task, retention period in accordance with the guidelines of the Ruhr-Universität, legal basis Art. 6 Para. 1, Letter e).

Your rights as a data subject
If personal data is processed by you, you are affected within the meaning of the DSGVO and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:
You can request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed. If such processing is available, you can obtain information about the purpose, the data, the origin of the data, the recipients of data (including international transfers) and the duration of storage.
You have the right to have the data corrected if it is incorrect or incomplete. Under various conditions, you have the right to have the data deleted or to restrict the processing. In particular, data that you have provided voluntarily must be deleted if you withdraw your consent. If data has been passed on, the deletion also relates to the recipients of data and we will inform you of these persons or institutions.

If you have any questions or complaints, you can always contact the responsible supervisory authority (state commissioner for data protection in North Rhine-Westphalia,
You can also contact the RUB data protection officer at Further information can be found here