Data protection

Clio-online takes the protection and safety of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy. The use of our website is generally possible without providing any personal data. Insofar as any personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is saved on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. Explicit consent is obtained for the provision of login data. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
For the technical operation of the portals and for the purpose of maintaining our scientific standards, personal data is stored to a certain extent; this is explained in detail in this privacy policy.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Full protection of data against access by third parties is not entirely possible.


DThe internet pages of Clio-online partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies", which are used when you enter data in forms. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, deny cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.


As the provider of the pages, Clio-online e.V. automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. This information includes browser type and version, operating system used, referrer URL, IP number of the accessing computer as well as date and time of the request. This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use and to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive one of the Clio-online / H-Soz-Kult newsletters offered on the website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is always collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time via the MY CLIO page.

Right to information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data, provided that there are no legal requirements to the contrary or the data is still necessary for the purposes for which it was collected (including public interest). Data that is required for the implementation of technical and organisational processes, the archiving of published contributions and for the billing of a service is exempt from deletion. You can contact us at any time about this and other questions on the subject of personal data at the address given in the imprint.
IIn this context, reference is again made to the General Terms and Conditions of Clio-online e.V., § 11 Data Protection.

Compliance with the applicable data protection regulations is monitored by the Association's data protection officer, namely:
Claudia Prinz, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institute for Historical Sciences