Centre for Security and Society CSS
Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmuth Gander

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Werthmannstrasse 15
79098 Freiburg

Phone: +49 0761 / 203 – 97374
Email: kontakt(at)

The Centre for Security and Society CSS is an institution of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Friedrichstraße 39
79098 Freiburg

Telefon: [++49] 0761 / 203 – 0
Fax: [++49] 0761 / 203 – 4369

General liability
The University of Freiburg is a corporation of public law
represented legally by the rector Prof. Dr. Kerstin Krieglstein.

Competent supervisory authority
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Königstraße 46
70173 Stuttgart

Sales tax identification number
DE 142116817

Responsible for the content
Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmuth Gander (Executive Director)
Dr. Nicholas Eschenbruch (Managing Director)

Design and Conception of Website
Jellyfish-media, Freiburg


Privacy Notice

Access to our website

Our website is hosted exclusively on servers of the University of Freiburg (maintained either by the University IT Service or by the Institute of Computer Science).

Each access to the website is stored in a log file. None of this data, however, is personal data, i.e. we are not able to establish which pages or files you as a person have accessed.

The following data is stored in the log file:

  • The name of the retrieved file
  • The date and time of the retrieval
  • An indication of whether the retrieval was successful
  • The IP address (anonymized)

The stored data will only be processed to optimize our website. The IP address used to access our website is only stored in an anonymized form. The log file will not be disclosed to third parties or merged with data from other sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively in case we become aware of specific indications of illegal activity.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing any personal information. Insofar as personal data (for example, name, home address or e-mail addresses) is collected through the website, this always happens on a voluntary basis. Data that is collected through the contact forms on our website will only be used so as to forward your message to our e-mail inbox. Apart from this data processing, it will not be saved or disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, in communicating via e-mail) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, it is technically impossible to ensure the confidentiality of digital communication to the fullest extent.


This website uses the following types of cookies:

  • used to improve the performance and responsiveness of our website and protect it from cyberattacks.
  • necessary for some of the website’s functionalities.
  • Google Analytics (anonymized): used as a tool for anonymized data collection for statistical analysis of website visits in order to optimize and further develop the website.

Cookies are not dangerous and do not contain viruses. Cookies help us to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure.

In case you wish to do so, you can configure your browser’s handling of cookies to allow individual control over cookies, to accept or reject cookies in general or in specific cases or to delete cookies upon closing the browser.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption to improve security and protect the confidentiality of communication with our website, e.g. when you contact us through our web form. Depending on your browser, an encrypted connection can be identified by ensuring that the address in the address bar begins with "https://", that it is displayed in green colour and/or that it is marked with a locked padlock symbol.

If SSL encryption is enabled, it should not be possible for third parties to gain access to the communicated data.

Right to information, deletion, correction

At any time and free of charge, you have the right to information about your personal data stored by this website, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing. Furthermore, you have the right to have this data corrected or deleted. For this, as well as for further information on personal data collection through our website, please contact us. Our imprint lists ways to contact us.

Disclaimer for content created by employees of the Centre for Society and Security CSS
The content of this website is researched and implemented with a high degree of care. However, the possibility of errors in the processing and implementation cannot be fully excluded. Please send any remarks or corrections to:
Despite our care in designing this website, we can assume liability neither for its correctness and completeness, nor for information on it that is not current. More specifically, the Centre for Security and Society CSS assumes no liability for damages or other consequences directly or indirectly resulting from the use of content on this website.

Disclaimer for cross-references and links
In accordance with common law, the Centre for Security and Society CSS is responsible for contents created by persons associated with the university. Such content does not include cross-references to content from other websites. This foreign content neither originates from Centre for Security and Society CSS, nor does the Centre for Security and Society CSS possess any influence over the content of such third party sites. The content of foreign sites with which the Centre for Security and Society CSS is associated by links does not reflect the opinion of the Centre for Security and Society, serving merely as a source of further information and the description of connections. These remarks hold for all links and references on this website as well as for entries in guest books set up by the Centre for Security and Society CSS, discussion forums, and mailing lists. Legally responsible for illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content or especially for damages incurred as a result of the use of such information is solely the owner of the page the reference refers to.

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