Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy METALLA

Authoring Contracts/Data Shipping/Data Processing/Data Storage

With this privacy policy we inform you how we handle your author/editor data. Please also note the data protection declaration of the DMT-Gesellschaft für Lehre und Bildung mbH (DMT-LB):

Contact details of the responsible person

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum
Am Bergbaumuseum 28
44791 Bochum
Tel: +49 (234) 5877 0

Contact details of data protection officer

DMT-Gesellschaft für Lehre und Bildung mbH
Herner Str. 45
44787 Bochum
+49 (234) 968 8300

Data protection officer:

Martina Brinkmann
Cortina Consult GmbH
Hafenweg 24
48155 Münster
+49 (251) 29 79 47 40


Author and editor management for a publication

By signing your author or publisher contract, we collect and process your data in the manner described here on the basis of legal entitlement.

The data collection and data processing (personal and copyright-related) is carried out for the purpose of creating and publishing a publication (e.g. book or article) / article in printed and digital form. In addition, the data is used for publication for an online database in digital form (open access), for the implementation of pre-contractual measures and for accounting and tax purposes. Furthermore, we store your data in order to inform you about the creation of a new publication (monograph, article, contribution) or about new publications (Art. 6 para. 1 DS-GVO in connection with §§ 147 AO, 257 HGB).

We store and use your personal data only to the extent necessary for the execution of the contract, provision of services and invoicing.


Data categories

Personal data

Surname, first name, address data (private or institutional), telephone number, e-mail address

Copyright data

Author's manuscript, related materials such as photos, graphics, tables etc.

Recipient of data

Internally, the departments that are responsible for processing the respective task have access to personal data. Externally, data is transferred to the respective service provider (e.g. publishers, printers, graphic designers, sales, technical service providers and technical infrastructure service providers).

Obligation to provide data

There is no contractual or legal obligation on your part to provide us with personal data. However, without the data you provide, we will not be able to conclude a contract with you and publish your book or article.

Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected. After the storage purpose has ceased to apply, the retention periods are generally at least six or ten years. In accordance with our deletion concept, data is generally deleted immediately, unless this is contrary to any obligation to retain data, the necessity to fulfil the contract or a legitimate interest. In addition, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU ordinances, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

Rights of persons affected

You are entitled to request information about the data we have stored about you, to demand correction if the data is incorrect or to demand deletion of the data, data transferability and restriction of processing if the data is stored in an inadmissible manner. You can exercise your right of objection at any time without stating reasons and amend or completely revoke the given declaration of consent with effect for the future.

However, there will be no retroactive effect when you withdraw your consent. Detailed explanations of the rights of the persons concerned can be found in our data protection policy on our homepage (

If you have any questions or uncertainties, you can contact our data protection officer at any time at You also have a right of appeal to the supervisory authority LDI-NRW (

Information regarding the handling of personal data for the Open Journal System (OJS) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This information relates to data-related processes that apply specifically to the handling of the OJS publication of the journal METALLA by the University Library of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Further information on settings and processes provided by the hosting facility can be found at

Responsibility in terms of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states lies jointly with the institutions: DBM (see above) and RUB.

The technical responsibility for the OJS RUB internet pages lies with:

University Library of the Ruhr University Bochum

Dr. Oliver Dohndorf
Gebäude: UB 6/15
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.