Legal notice


Silvia Hansen-Schirra
(legal representative)
Tel +49 7274 508 35140

Editorial staff

Editorial Staff of University of Hildesheim and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in cooperation with contributers of Easy-Plain-Accessible.

Barrier-free internet presence

We have tried hard to keep our website as barrier-free as possible according to the Ordinance on the Creation of Barrier-Free Information Technology in Accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons (BITV).

Copyright – Open Access Policy

Easy-Plain-Accessible provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Our standard license is
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
All content of the Easy-Plain-Accessible website is protected by copyright. Copying, modifying, translating, saving, processing, and/or reproducing contents in data bases or other electronic media and systems requires the approval by the copyright holder.
We expressly permit photocopying and downloading our websites for private, academic, and non-commercial use. Easy-Plain-Accessible avenges all violations of its copyright.
We explicitly allow quoting from our documents and webpages and welcome your linking up to our site.

General information on data processing / Data Protection Declaration

Extent of personal data processing

As a rule, we process personal data only as far as it is necessary in order to provide a functional website as well as our content and services. We process our users’ personal data only with their consent or if processing is permitted by law.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Provided we have the user’s consent to process their personal data, Art. 6 Subsection 1 Lit. a of the GDPR is the legal basis for the processing.

When the processing of personal data is necessary for carrying out a task in the public interest or for exercising official authority, Art. 6 Subsection 1 Lit. e of the GDPR is the legal basis.

Deletion of data and storage period

The subject’s personal data will be deleted or locked once the purpose for which they were collected and stored ceases to apply. Personal data may be stored beyond that period if such storage was intended by European or national legislators in EU regulations, laws, or other rules the controller is subject to.

Links to other providers’ websites

This Easy-Plain-Accessible Data Protection Declaration is valid for the website of the “ ” domain wherever Easy-Plain-Accessible is responsible for matters of data protection. If cross-references (links) are made to content from other providers, their data collection and data use may be based on principles other than those presented here. Such cross-references within domain are marked with the “external link” tooltip and/or the symbol Symbol for external link.

You can find information on who is responsible for the proffered information of a website in the relevant website’s site information.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

Personal data processed based on using the website Easy-Plain-Accessible are, as a rule, not transferred to third parties. The transfer of personal data might take place in individual cases on the basis of legal permission.

Description and extent of data processing

Every time a user accesses our website, our system automatically collects data in the form of a log file. The following data are collected and stored until they are automatically deleted:

  • the user’s IP address;
  • the date and time of access;
  • the name, URL, and transferred amount of data of the accessed file;
  • the access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.);
  • information on the user’s browser type and operating system.

The purpose of data processing

Processing the collected data occurs in order to guarantee the use of our website (connection establishment), system security, and the technical administration of the network infrastructure as well as to optimize our website (error analysis). IP addresses are evaluated only in case the Easy-Plain-Accessible network infrastructure is being or has been attacked.

Storage period

The data will be deleted once the purpose for which they were collected and stored ceases to apply. The data collected for accessing and using the website will be deleted when the respective session has ended. IP addresses are stored for 7 days for identification purposes in case of a cyber attack. If attacks and malfunctions are pursued beyond that period, the data resulting from the access will be stored until the relevant procedure is completed.

Right to object and deletion of data

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, the user has no option to object.

Right to erasure Art. 17 GDPR