Privacy Policy

Effective date: 2022-08-25

Last updated on: 2024-02-16

This Privacy Policy explains what kind of personal data we collect as well as how and why we collect your personal data in terms of visiting our website ( With regard to the terminology used, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To ensure that our privacy policy always complies with the current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies if the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services for example, new services. The new data protection statement will then apply the next time you visit our website.

Note: When we talk about 'you' or 'your' in this policy we mean any living person whose personal data we collect.


About us

The website ( is a private website owned by Dr. Kathrin Gabler. When we talk about 'we' or 'us' in this privacy policy we mean the owner as well as the people involved in the maintenance of the website.

For any questions concerning our privacy policy, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Dr. Kathrin Gabler
Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Kairo
German Archaeological Institute Cairo
31, Sharia Abu el-Feda,
11211 Kairo-Zamalek

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Collection of personal data

External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external host (Hostpoint AG). The data which is collected from this website is saved on the host’s servers. This data may consist mainly of IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contact data, names, website accesses and other data which are generated by using the website.

The host is used for the purpose of contract fulfilment vis-à-vis our potential and existing internet users (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Our host will only process your data insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of its service obligations and will follow our instructions about this data.

Data collection

Data that your browser transmits during the merely informational use of the website, i.e. when you do not log in to the website, register for it or otherwise send us information, in order to enable you to visit the website, are collected automatically or after your consent when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data by the provider Hostpoint AG takes place automatically as soon as you enter this website.

Data may be passed on to our provider for the provision of this website.

Data security

We maintain up-to-date technical measures to ensure data security, in particular to protect your personal data from risks during data transmission and from third parties gaining knowledge. These are adapted to the current state of the art.

Log File Data

In order to ensure the functioning of the website, the provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called log files on their servers. This data is also used to ensure the security of our information technology systems and to optimise the website. These are:

  • IP addresses
  • Date and time
  • Protocol information such as protocol type, version, the desired action, status codes or information about the transferred data (e.g. the size of a question or an answer)
  • Error messages
  • Depending on the application, information such as message IDs in the case of e-mails or, in the case of web access, information on the browser used (user agent string) or, if applicable, the page from which the visitor accessed the website.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website - for this purpose, the log files must be collected.

Storage period

The data remains on our provider's systems until the operational necessity ceases and the legally or contractually stipulated time limits expire, after which it is automatically deleted. For most data, this is a maximum of six months.

Data for statistical analysis

This website is using a basic statistical analysis by the web analytics company Logaholic. The only personal data that the Logaholic software collects and stores are IP numbers.


Our website uses local storage (such as cookies) in order to provide you with the best possible experience.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent to your computer or mobile phone from a website's computer (server) and enable that website to 'remember' you, either for the duration of your visit (using a 'session cookie') or for repeat visits (using a 'persistent cookie'). Persistent cookies are stored on your device's hard drive and activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. Most websites you visit will use cookies or similar technologies (both included within the term 'cookies' in this notice) in order to improve your user experience, for example by remembering which items you have placed in your shopping basket. Cookies usually consist of letters and numbers and will not identify you directly but in some cases they could indirectly identify you if combined with other information.

Cookies Used on Our Website

All of our cookies are first party which means they’re set by us. Cookies are categorized based on their function.

Our cookies fall into the following categories:

Strictly necessary cookies. Strictly necessary cookies allow core website functionality such as user login and account management. The website cannot be used properly without strictly necessary cookies.

Note: Our cookie classification is based on a free cookie scan by

Our cookie banner appears when you enter our website for the first time. The banner allows you either to accept or to decline all of our cookies. Please note that declining all cookies will affect your experience with our website. We shall not ask you for your cookie preferences every time you visit our website but if you have not recently updated them, you'll be asked to refresh your preferences every year.


Legal Notices

Links to external websites

On some pages of our website, there are links to other pages on the internet. We emphasise that we have no influence on the design and content of the linked pages. We therefore expressly distance ourselves from any illegal content on the linked pages. This applies in principle to all links on our homepage.

Our content

We make every effort to ensure that the material contained in our website is current, complete and correct. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out. We do not accept liability for the relevance, accuracy or completeness of the information and material offered on our website unless the mistake occurred intentionally or through gross negligence. This refers to possible damages of a material or non-material nature to third parties caused by the use of this website.


The graphics and images used on the homepage as well as individual contributions are protected by copyright. For any questions or requests please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Control of your personal data

Your rights

We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data and that you understand your legal rights, which are:

  • The right to know whether we hold your personal data and, if we do so, to be sent a copy of the personal data that we hold about you (a 'subject access request')
  • The right to have your personal data erased (though this will not apply where it's necessary for us to continue to use the data for a lawful reason)
  • The right to have inaccurate personal data rectified
We use cookies

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.