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Privacy Policy

The Media Education Lab respects the personal information that you provide to us when using our website. We do not collect personal information about visitors to our website unless you choose to provide it to us. We collect two types of information about our website visitors: 1) anonymous information that is automatically collected from all visitors to our site, and 2) personally identifiable information that you knowingly and voluntarily submit, like your name and email. This website is compliant with German General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 


If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. This information does not identify you personally. We collect the following information:


  • The Internet domain (e.g., “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and the Internet Protocol (IP) address (the unique numerical expression of the domain from which your computer operates and the computer that you are using) from which you access our website

  • The types of browser and operating systems used to axccess our website

  • The dates and times our website is accessed

  • The pages visited

  • The number of accesses to each page

  • If users linked to our website from another website, the address of that website



The Media Education Lab collects personal information when you voluntarily register as a user of the site and provide information to us. Personal information we may collect includes your name and e-mail address. When you register to receive our newsletter, you are giving consent for us to use the information for the stated purpose, such as to:


  • Share information with our community

  • Respond to your message

  • Help us get you the information you have requested


If you decide to give us personal information, we may contact you about other Media Education Lab programs or opportunities.  Our website has some pages on which members of our community are invited to comment or provide feedback, such as message boards. Any information (comments, photos, sounds) posted on these pages becomes public information.


We may collect some information through the use of cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that are transferred either to your computer’s hard drive (“long-term” or “persistent” cookies) or temporarily to your computer’s Random Access Memory (“session” cookies). A cookie cannot read data off your computer hard disk nor can it read cookies files created by other websites. We use cookies to make visiting and using our site easier. We only use long-term cookies to enable us to measure return visits to the website. These cookies contain no personal information and will only be used in aggregate form. You may refuse to accept long-term cookies by adjusting your browser preferences. When you visit the Media Education Lab, session cookies may be stored that last only as long as your session. They expire when your session ends and are not written onto your computer's hard drive.



We do not disclose personal information to third-party service providers.



The personal information we collect is stored on a secured server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies to prevent your personal and financial information from being seen as it travels over the Internet to our servers.


If you participate in one (or more) of our webinars, you will be informed when you register that by turning on your camera, microphone, and providing your real name, you also consent to personal data being collected, processed, and shared by the medialogues project team.  Audio, images and/or video may be used for the following purposes: 


  1. Provision of teaching and learning materials via the learning management system (LMS) OpenWueCampus of the JMU Wuerzburg
    Webinar recordings will be uploaded into a password protected courseroom in the JMU’s LMS. Only registered members of the “Medialogues on Propaganda” Community will have access to the recordings. All data shared on the LMS OpenWueCampus is stored on the JMU’s secure server. 

  2. Publication of scientific articles
    The “Medialogues on Propaganda” project aims to add value to the practice of media literacy education through training for teachers and teacher educators. At the same time, the project team would like to expand the theoretical framework for the design of transnational professional communities for the promotion of media-related teaching competencies through accompanying research. For this reason, we may transcribe and qualitatively content-analyze webinar recordings. In the course of the transcription process, all personal data that could be clearly associated with you will be anonymized. For example, image/audio/video recordings or your name will not appear in scientific publications. 


If the audio, images, and/or video recordings are used for purposes other than those listed above, you will be notified. There is no time limit on the validity of this agreement and no geographical limit on where these materials may be distributed.  By taking part in our webinars, you are also declaring that you have read and understood the notices below in accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO. Your consent is voluntary and may be revoked at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected by it. If recordings that include video/audio/images through which you can be identified are available online in OpenWueCampus, they will be edited as soon as possible. This consent applies exclusively to audio, image and/or video recordings made as part of the webinars you attended. 

1. name and contact details of the responsible persons:


1.1 Chair of School Pedagogy at the University of Würzburg

Responsible for compliance with the data protection regulations of the data collected at the Chair of School Pedagogy is: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. Your contact person for queries:


1.2 Media Education Lab of the University of Rhode Island. Your contact person for queries:


2. Purpose of processing 

Audio, image and/or video recordings are used solely for the purposes stated above.


3. Legal basis of the processing

The processing of audio, image and/or video recordings (collection, storage and transfer to third parties is based on the explicit consent of the person(s) with parental authority or the person(s) concerned, therefore in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) DSGVO and serves the legitimate interests of the parties involved, Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO.


4. Categories of recipients of the personal data

The audio, image and/or video recordings are first forwarded to the data controller named in (1). Furthermore, they will be transferred to the publication channels stated above.


5. Data subject rights

You have the possibility to assert the following rights at any time:

  • Art. 7 (3) DSGVO: Right to withdraw consent. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

  • Art. 15 DSGVO: Right to informationYou have the right to obtain information from us about what data we process about you.

  • Art. 16 DSGVO: Right to rectification.  If the data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete, you may request that incorrect information be corrected or that incomplete information be completed.

  • Art. 17 DSGVO: Right to deletion. You may request the deletion of your data at any time.

  • Art. 18 DSGVO: Right to restriction of processing. You may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you.

  • Art. 21 DSGVO: Right to object. You may object to the processing of data concerning you at any time.

  • Art. 77 DSGVO: Right to complain to a supervisory authority. If you believe that we have not complied with data protection regulations when processing your data, you may lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, which will investigate your complaint.



If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact Renee Hobbs at or by mail at: Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island, 108 Davis Hall, Kingston RI USA 02881.

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