Disclaimer: The CO:RE Website is growing continuously and certain elements and user areas will be added progressively. Thus, the privacy policy will be adapted and updated over time.

Date since last update: April 30, 2020

CO:RE is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to www.core-evidence.eu. If your concern should not be covered by the questions and answers below, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@core-evidence.eu.

Who is CO:RE?

Wherever you see a reference to “CO:RE” or “we”, it refers to the coordinators of the CO:RE Project:

CO:RE – Children Online: Research and Evidence

Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)

Rothenbaumchaussee 36

20148 Hamburg



The HBI is responsible for processing your data and acts as a data controller. If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this privacy policy or our processing of your information, please contact HBI´s Data Protection Officer Per Christiansen via the HBI postal address or Email: datenschutz@leibniz-hbi.de.


TAKEPART Media GmbH advises the HBI and provides the technical infrastructures necessary.

TAKEPART Media + Science GmbH

Maria-Hilf-Str. 15 -17

50670 Cologne


How does CO:RE process data and with what purpose?

The CO:RE website provides a pan-European knowledge platform that offers access to published evidence, empirical data and a range of resources and materials, such as blog posts, reports and e-brochures for researchers, educators, and policy-makers concerned with children and youth online.

The CO:RE website processes personal data. “Personal data” means any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.

The CO:RE website processes personal data that are provided by you directly, e.g. by using a contact form, sharing a blogpost or registering for a newsletter. The purpose is to provide you with the services of the CO:RE website or the services you registered for. Besides, some personal data will be automatically captured by IT systems every time you visit the CO:RE website. CO:RE uses these data to assist in providing and improving effective services and analysing the use of the CO:RE website.

CO:RE does not use your data for automated decision making which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. However, CO:RE uses your data to suggest you content and services which may be of interest.

You will find more detailed information under the sections below.

How does CO:RE process my data for the informational use of the website?

Server data

When you visit the CO:RE website for informational reasons, i.e. without registering for any services listed and without providing CO:RE with personal data in any other form, the CO:RE website server may automatically collect additional information about you which will contain personal data only in limited cases and which is automatically recognised by our server, such as:

  • IP address
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname
  • your device type, name and IDs
  • the date and time of your requests
  • the content of your requests
  • information on your browser version
  • your screen resolution
  • information on your operating system, including language settings.

CO:RE uses such information only to assist in providing an efficient service (e.g. to adapt the website to the needs of your device or to allow you to log in to the website), and to collect broad demographic information for anonymised, aggregated use.

The personal data automatically collected is necessary for CO:RE to provide the website, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR, and for the legitimate interest to guarantee the website’s stability and security, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.

These data will be deleted within no more than 14 days unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes.


The CO:RE website is hosted on the servers of Domainfactory GmbH, Oskar-Messter-Str. 33, 85737 Ismaning, Germany.

Here you can find the privacy policy statement of our host service provider: https://www.df.eu/de/datenschutzrichtlinie/

Google Fonts

The CO:RE website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts for website optimization. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043) through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

To enable the display of specific fonts on the CO:RE website, a connection to the Google servers in the US is established whenever our website is accessed. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. When you access the CO:RE website, a connection to Google is established, which enables Google to identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at



on the option for preventing the use of data.

How does CO:RE process my data for specific services?


You have the option to subscribe to our newsletter with which we keep you posted on any activities taking place on our website, on events, news and much more. The data you provide for that purpose, i.e., your name, organisation and e-mail address will be encrypted and stored on our technical infrastructure provider’s servers and are exclusively used to share the CO:RE newsletter. Your email address will be retained as long as you subscribe to our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from receiving this newsletter at any time via an unsubscribe button at the bottom of all newsletters sent out. If you choose to unsubscribe, all data will be deleted from our servers. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR.


If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data.

How does CO:RE use my data for analytics and statistical analyses?

For statistical analyses, we use web analytics tools to collect information about the use of the CO:RE website.

General tracking information

The CO:RE website uses tools for statistical analyses that collect information such as

  • Device and browser information (operating system information, Mobile device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
  • IP address
  • Page accessed; URL clickstream (the chronological order of our internet sites you visited)
  • Geographic location
  • Time of visit
  • Referring site, application, or service

We use these data only to determine the most useful information you are looking for, and to improve and optimise the CO:RE website. We do not combine the data collected through the use of the tools with personal data.

Depending on the provider of the tools, the data on your website use may be transferred to and processed in third countries, e.g. the United States. For further information about the potential risks of a cross border data transfer, please refer to the section below. The tools collect only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or any other identifying information. The provider will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services relating to website and internet use to us.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and represents our legitimate interest to analyse our website’s traffic to improve the user’s experience and to optimise the site in general.


Cookie Group: Analysis & Tracking (3)

Statistics cookies help us understand how users interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.


Used to distinguish users (Google Tag Manager, Google), Duration: 2 Years


Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate (Google), Duration: 10 Minutes


Used to distinguish users (Google Tag Manager, Google), Duration: 1 Day

If you have given your consent, the CO:RE website www.core-evidence.eu uses cookies, i.e., saves a small piece of data onto your computer while you are browsing the page. This allows us, for instance, to retain preferences you set on the page or to follow your journey through our website – of course, anonymised. Generally speaking, using cookies makes for smoother browsing experiences.

Allowing our cookies means, when you visit the CO:RE website, we track your browsing on our page based on your IP address, which is anonymised and cannot be linked to you. This tracking includes which pages you visit, the time you spend, and where your IP address is located.

However, you have the possibility to withdraw your consent and to deactivate cookies in your browser at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies. If you need help with that, check out https://www.youronlinechoices.com.

The legal basis for the use of cookies is your consent following Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (“Google”) will be used for the CO:RE website. By this, it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user’s activities across devices. The purpose is to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet activity in connection with the use of the website.

Information about your use of the CO:RE website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA (through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield) and stored there.

We have activated the IP-anonymisation within the Google Analytics service, and your IP address will be truncated within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-address your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

The data sent by us and linked to cookies or user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data, whose retention period has been reached, is automatically deleted once a month.

Besides, Google provides further information about its data protection practices at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners, including options you can exercise to prevent such use of your data (see also https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de).

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies or by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Additionally, you may prevent the collection of the information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google if you download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This add-on offers you further control over the data that Google collects when you visit our website. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, this does not prevent information from being sent to us or to other web analytics services we may use as detailed herein.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent following Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Does CO:RE use links to third-party websites?

Yes, we do. You should note that when you click on such links, you visit another website and thus the protection of your privacy and data lies with the respective site and website provider.

Does CO:RE embed content from third-party websites?

No, on the CO:RE website, we do not integrate posts, contents and recommendation functions.


We may integrate a Twitter plug-in into the CO:RE website. The Twitter service is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”). Twitter (certification, according to the EU-US Privacy Shield) guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you visit on our website, your browser will download an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s servers in the USA. For technical reasons, it is necessary for Twitter to process your IP address. Also, the date and time of your visit to our website will be recorded.

If you are logged in to Twitter while visiting one of our plugged-in websites, the information collected by the plug-in from your specific visit will be recognized by Twitter. The information collected may then be assigned to your account on Twitter. If, for example, you use the Twitter Tweet button, this information will be stored in your Twitter account and may be published on the Twitter platform. To prevent this, you must either log out of Twitter before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your Twitter account.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Twitter’s privacy policy found at https://twitter.com/privacy.


We may embed Youtube videos into the CO:RE website. YouTube is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

Google (certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield) and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you start a video.

Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our web pages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. Besides, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube, when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For functionality and analysis of usage behaviour, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google’s privacy policy found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

How long does CO:RE retain my data?

We strive to keep our processing activities concerning your data as limited as possible. In the absence of specific legal retention periods set out in this policy, your data will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required by statutory retention requirements.

Which rights do I have concerning my data?

Under the legislation applicable to you (Art. 15 ff GDPR),

  • you can ask us anytime to give you free access to your data (including the source of the personal data, the purpose of the processing and recipients of these data) or give you a copy thereof.
  • You can demand that we delete any of your data.
  • You can anytime withdraw your given consent and object to the future processing of your data without impact to data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal. Just send an Email to info@core-evidence.eu.
  • You can deny all cookies used by Google Analytics.
  • You can update your data anytime or request rectification.
  • You can require to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller.
  • You can lodge complaints concerning any potential breach of your rights regarding the processing of your data before the supervisory data protection regulators.


If any of these apply to you or you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us under the subject ‘privacy policy’ at info@core-evidence.eu.

How does CO:RE take care of data security?

We have reasonable state of the art security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal data under our control, e.g., SSL/TLS-encryption. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.

You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our website while it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk.

Other websites that may be helpful:

The European Data Protection Board lists all national contacts of Data Protection Authorities of EU Member States under https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.