Privacy Policy

We at SEnECA take the protection of personal data very seriously. As operator of this website, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), together with the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), are committed to protect any personal information that is collected from you via our website. We will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the statutory data protection regulations of the countries of the institutions headquarters.

In line with the GDPR, we will inform you in this privacy policy on what personal data is collected, for which purposes and for how long it is saved. Furthermore, we will educate you about your rights regarding your personal data we collected.

1. What information we collect, why and for how long?

You can generally serve our website without the provision of your personal data. However, there are several services we provide that might make a provision of your personal data necessary, in this case, we specifically will obtain your consent to this.

a. Newsletter

SEnECA offers to send a newsletter to all those interested in the project. The newsletter is published quarterly and contains updates from the SEnECA project, interesting contributions from our consortium members as well as news and events concerning EU-Central Asia relations. Anyone who would like to stay updated on the project’s progress can register for the newsletter via the registration form on our website. If you register for the newsletter, we ask you for your name and e-mail address, in order to be able to deliver the newsletter to you.

As TEPSA is responsible for the SEnECA Newsletter, they are the processors of this data. The registration requests are sent directly to them, so they can add the interested to the mailing list. This mailing list for the newsletter will not be shared with any other institution.

Your name and e-mail address will be stored until you unsubscribe or  request that weerase your personal information.

b. Contact Form or E-Mail

In case you have questions, requests or comments concerning SEnECA, you are welcome to contact us via the provided contact form on our website or our e-mail address In order to provide you with answers to your questions, requests or comments, we will ask for your name and e-mail address.

The contact requests and therewith personal data are handled by CIFE. Depending on your request, they might share the mail including your name and e-mail address with TEPSA or UDE and the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) as project lead. In case the question would only be able to be answered by another consortiums member, they will share the request but without your personal information.

Your name, e-mail address will be stored in connection to your request until you request that we erase your personal information.

c. Cookies

Our website only uses first-party cookies. First-party cookies means that the cookie is created by this website. These cookies allow us to give you the best expierence while surfing on our website.
pll_language is a cookie which remembers the language you choose. This cookie will expire after one year.
cookie_notice_accepted is a cookie remembering you accepted the cookie notice. This cookie will expire after one day.

You can disable all cookies in your browser settings: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Safari.

2. Your rights

a. Access to your personal data

You are entitled to request and obtain the personal data we have collected from you. Just write an e-mail with your request to and we will answer as quickly as possible.

b. Correction of your personal data

Furthermore, you have the right to amend and correct any personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete, in this case please write an e-mail to

c. Erasure of your personal data

You also have the right to request and obtain the erasure of the personal data we collected concerning you from our records. You can request this via our e-mail address or the contact form on the website, and we will delete your personal data from our records.

3. Our commitment to data protection

We are committed to the protection of any personal information we collect and will treat any of that information confidentially. But even though we implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure the best possible protection of personal information processed through this website, complete protection cannot be guaranteed, since internet-based data transmission is not absolutely secure itself.

Therefore you can also contact us via traditional mail or telephone, for the contact information please refer to the imprint.

4. Changes to this privacy policy

We regularly check and if necessary adjust and update our privacy policy. This privacy policy was updated last on May 25, 2018.

5. Contact

In case you have any further questions regarding or beyond this privacy policy, you can contact us via our e-mail address or the contact form on our website.