Blinken OSA Archivum
Blinken OSA Archivum
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Privacy Policy for the use of the website

The website is operated by the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (Blinken OSA), an organizational unit of Central European University (in Hungarian: Közép-európai Egyetem). Blinken OSA informs its visitors herewith about its data processing practices, the organizational and technical measures it introduced in order to protect personal data, and the users’ possibilities for remedies.

1. Data Controller

Közép-európai Egyetem (registration number: FI 272861, seat: 1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9.)

2. Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of Közép-európai Egyetem is Szilárd Bedecs, IT Director; available in matters concerning data processing by Blinken OSA at

3. Scope of Processed Personal Data

Anyone can visit without providing any personal data beyond those recorded automatically and necessary for technical reasons.

In order to maintain the technical connection, the website sends so-called cookies to the user’s computer, and these are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. lets Google Analytics, YouTube and Twitter install cookies capable of individual identification on the user’s computer. Google Analytics serves the purpose of analyzing the website’s visitor statistics, while the connection with YouTube and Twitter is the consequence of making Blinken OSA accessible through these services. Google, YouTube and Twitter are data controllers independent from Blinken OSA, who – through the cookies installed by them – can determine the users’ profile and analyze their activities on the Internet.

Visitors of can delete cookies installed on their computer any time during browsing. Deleting the cookies installed by our website does not limit the further use of the website, only search history is deleted on such occasions.

4. The Purpose of Data Processing

Recording and storing data relating to the time of the visit, the IP address and the data of the browser and the operating system are characteristics of the system, processing thereof is indispensable, and serves statistical purposes and ensures the availability of the service.

5. The Legal Basis of Data Processing

In compliance with the provisions of Act CVIII of 2001 on Certain Aspects of Electronic Commerce and Information Society Services, the data controller is authorized to process personal data indispensable for providing the service. The operator of the website processes data necessary for providing the service, for the necessary extent and time period.

6. Period for Storing Personal Data

The personal data processed by (necessary for maintaining the service technically) are automatically deleted when closing the browser, or within one month the latest.

7. Scope of Those Accessing Personal Data

Access to data recorded in the course of the technical operating of the website are accessible solely to staff members of the data controller. The operator of the website does not employ intermediaries as data processors.

The data controller does not transfer personal data to third persons, except for transfers prescribed by law. About cookies installed on the user’s computer by external data controllers, see section 2 above.

Please note that clickable web addresses (links) available on our website, if not pointing to pages within the domain, belong to the sphere of responsibility of other data controllers.

8. Data Security Measures

Personal data relating to visiting the website are stored on our own servers operating in Blinken OSA’s server room, guarded 24 hours a day.

9. Rights of Users Relating to the Processing of Their Personal Data

If you find that the operator of the website has infringed your rights to protection of personal data, please contact us at so that we can redress the possible infringement.

We inform our users that they can file complaints at the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information ( or file a claim with a civil court. The details of this and the data controller’s legal obligations are included in Act CXII of 2011 on on the Right of Informational Self-Determination and on Freedom of Information as well as in Section 13/A of Act CVIII of 2001 on Certain Aspects of Electronic Commerce and Information Society Services.

Should you need further information about the processing of personal data, please contact us at