Imprint & Privacy




Annette Barthelt-Stiftung e.V. c/o. Annegret Stuhr, GEOMAR
Düsternbrooker Weg 20, D-24105 Kiel
Tel.: +49 431 600-4028

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Annette Barthelt-Stiftung e.V., Dr. B. Ueberschär
©2024 Annette Barthelt-Stiftung e.V., Dr. Bernd Ueberschär

We thank the various sources for the data, images and text contributions which have contributed to the creation of this website (H.J. Neubert, Hamburger Abendblatt, French Foreign Legion, Geomar, Spiegel).

According to § 5 Abs.1 TDG we are only responsible for our own content. According to § 5 Abs.2 TDG, we are only responsible for links to third-party content if we have positive knowledge of illegal or criminal content and it is technically possible and reasonable to prevent its use. We are also not obliged to periodically check the content of third-party offers for their illegality or criminal liability. As soon as we learn of the illegal content of third party websites, the corresponding link will be removed from our site. Furthermore, we would like to emphasize that we have no influence on the design and content of the linked pages. Therefore, we hereby expressly distance ourselves from all content of all linked pages on the entire website, including all sub-pages. This declaration applies to all links on the homepage and to all contents of the pages to which links or banners lead. If contents of these internet offers should offend against valid copyright or the trademark law, these are removed on reference as fast as possible.

Declaration on the Basic Data Protection Regulation

As a user of our website, this privacy policy provides you with all the necessary information about how, to what extent and for what purpose we or third-party providers collect data from you and use it. The collection and use of your data is strictly in accordance with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG), the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and - once in force - the ePrivacy Regulation. We feel particularly committed to the confidentiality of your personal data and therefore work strictly within the limits set by the legal requirements. The collection of this personal data takes place on a voluntary basis, if this is possible for us. We also only pass this data on to third parties with your express consent. We ensure a high level of security for particularly confidential data, such as with regard to your inquiries to us, by using SSL encryption. However, we would like to take this opportunity to point out the general dangers of Internet use over which we have no control. Particularly in e-mail traffic, your data is not secure without further precautions and may be collected by third parties.

Disclosure, deletion, blocking

You can obtain information free of charge at any time about the personal data we have stored about you and about the origin, recipient and purpose of data collection and data processing. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. Excluded from this is data that is kept due to legal regulations or is required for proper business processing. To ensure that a data block can be implemented at any time, data is kept in a blocking file for control purposes. If data is not covered by a legal archiving obligation, we will delete your data at your request. If the archiving obligation applies, we will block your data. For all questions and concerns regarding the correction, blocking or deletion of personal data, please contact our data protection officer using the contact details in this privacy policy or at the address given in the imprint.


We do not use cookies on our website.

Collection of access data

The delivery and presentation of content via our website technically requires the collection of certain data. When you access our website, these so-called server log files are recorded by us. These log files do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you and your person. The corresponding information consists of

  • Information about the computer and its connection to the Internet, such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform
  • the complete Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream
  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address connecting the user's computer to the Internet
  • the name of the page or file retrieved
  • the date and time of the retrieval the amount of data transferred
  • a code indicating whether the retrieval was successful or resulted in an error

We use this data for the presentation and delivery of our content as well as for statistical purposes. The information supports the provision and continuous improvement of our offer. We also reserve the right to check the aforementioned data retrospectively should there be any suspicion of illegal use of our offer.

Personal data

In the context of data avoidance and data economy, we collect personal data only to the extent and for as long as it is necessary for the use of our website, or as required by law. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and strictly adhere to the relevant legal regulations and this privacy policy when collecting and processing personal data. If the purpose of the data collection ceases to apply or the end of the legal storage period is reached, the collected data will be blocked or deleted. As a rule, our website can be used without disclosing personal data. If we collect personal data - such as your name, address or e-mail address - this data collection is voluntary. Without your explicit consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties. Please note that data is generally not always transmitted securely on the Internet. Especially in e-mail traffic, protection during data exchange cannot be guaranteed.

Contact form

This site does not use contact forms; contact is only possible via the e-mail addresses provided.

Server Logfiles

The server log files are anonymized data that are collected when you access our website. This information does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you personally, but is indispensable for technical reasons for the delivery and presentation of our content. Furthermore, they serve our statistics and the continuous optimization of our content. Typical log files are the date and time of access, the amount of data, the browser used for access and its version, the operating system used, the domain name of your provider, the page from which you came to our site (referrer URL) and your IP address. Log files also enable a precise check in the event of suspicion of unlawful use of our website.


In order to protect the transmission of confidential or personal content of our users as best as possible, our websites generally use SSL encryption. The use of encryption is easy to recognize: The display in your browser line changes from "http://" to "https://". Data encrypted via SSL cannot be read by third parties. Only transmit your confidential information when SSL encryption is activated and contact us in case of doubt.

The basis of this privacy policy was created by and adapted to our site conditions.

As of January 2023