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    Consultation of this site is subject to the terms and conditions set out below.

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    Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) 
    University of Luxembourg
    2, Avenue de l’Université
    L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette (LUXEMBOURG)

    Tel.: +352 46 66 44 1

    Members of the Editorial board

    Editor in Chief: Joëlla van Donkersgoed

    Website developer: Omen studio
    Technical advisor: Lars Wieneke

    Terms of use

    Consultation of this site is subject to the terms and conditions set out below.
    By consulting the pages of this site, you agree to respect these terms and conditions.

    You are solely responsible for the selection, use and interpretation of the data which you consult, search and transmit on the Internet.
    The C²DH reserves the right to modify this legal notice at any time. By using this site, you agree to abide by the terms of use set out in the most recent version of the legal notice available on the website at the time of use.


    All the information available on the website https://historesch.lu, together with the information and documents that it contains (texts, images, photographs, etc.), is protected by intellectual property laws and by copyright legislation in all countries.

    You undertake to respect these intellectual property regulations and the copyright usage restrictions provided with each document without prejudice to the rights and exceptions envisaged by any binding provisions of applicable law. All rights of reproduction, public communication, adaptation, distribution or rebroadcasting via the Internet, an intranet or any other means are strictly reserved in all countries. The documents available on this website are the exclusive property of the University of Luxembourg and/or of their authors or right holders.

    You undertake not to remove or alter the copyright notice indicating the author or the source of a document, nor to circumvent the digital rights management protection of the documents, such as restrictions on printing or downloading and visible or invisible watermarking. Any infringement may give rise to civil or criminal proceedings.The photographs and personal documents available on the site may also be subject to the exclusive rights held by the persons photographed or by the owners of the aforementioned documents, all use being consequently subject to their prior authorization.The official documents are authentic solely in their original version, which may be consulted by contacting their publisher.Content provided by the C²DH is not necessarily comprehensive, exhaustive, accurate or up to date. If, despite our best efforts, errors were to be found, the C²DH may not be held responsible.

    The C²DH would nevertheless appreciate being informed of any such errors.Permitted useUsers are solely responsible for their use of material provided on the site.Short quotations are permitted, provided that the name of the author of the quoted document and its source are cited.Unless otherwise indicated, reproduction of texts from this site for non-commercial purposes and especially in educational situations is permitted, subject to the following three conditions being met:

    • Free ​​dissemination;
    • Respect for the integrity of the reproduced documents: no modification or alteration of any kind;
    • Explicit mention of the site historesch.lu as a source and statement that the rights of reproduction are reserved and limited.

    Any exception to these rules shall be subject to the prior written approval of the University of Luxembourg and the author/contributor of the website content.

    Policy regarding links

    Links to external websites or other sources do not constitute a recommendation or guarantee on the part of the C²DH regarding their content, which remains the exclusive responsibility of their authors.

    The C²DH is happy to authorize any website (source site) to insert, for non-commercial purposes, a hyperlink to the home page of the site historesch.lu or to one of its inner pages (sites or target pages), provided that:

    the source site does not disseminate information of a political, religious, pornographic or xenophobic nature or which might offend the sensibilities of others;
    the target page of the site historesch.lu does not launch in a frame as part of the source site but in a new window.

    The C²DH reserves the right to refuse this permission.

    The C²DH would appreciate being informed by e-mail (historesch@uni.lu) of the creation of any links to the site historesch.lu.

    Social Media Links
    You can access the HistorEsch social media platforms by clicking on the provided links. 

    These social media platforms have their own privacy policies. 
    The use of these social media platforms by HistorEsch does not imply the approval of their privacy policies.

    Data privacy

    Your personal data and our website

    The data collected on our site stem exclusively from personal information provided on a voluntary basis, for example when you contribute an item to the memory bank.

    It will not be shared with any organization – commercial or otherwise excepted in case of external consultancy in relation with the website. In such case appropriate measures will be implemented.

    We will never divulge your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

    We put in place measures to ensure that your data are kept up-to-date and processed securely in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (hereafter “GDPR”). Our purpose is the collection of public contributions to build an online archive about the city of Esch-sur-Alzette, for and by the people of Esch.

    According to the GDPR you have a right to access, rectify, erase, object to or restrict the processing related to your personal data. You can exercise your rights by sending a message to historesch@uni.lu.

    We do not keep your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes for which we collected it.
    However, we may keep your information for a longer period for historical, statistical or scientific purposes with the appropriate safeguards in place.


    The C²DH uses cookies on this website for its technical functioning and for gathering statistics.

    The legal basis for processing personal data is public interest for conducting the project (Art. 6. 1. E.) and legitimate interest for answering queries submitted via the webform (Art. 6. 1. F). Without the use of the session cookies especially, several functions could not be offered on our website.

    A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on the visitor’s computer or mobile device.

    The information on this page lists the cookies that this website uses and describes their purpose. You will also find some more detail here about cookies relating to our social media channels.

    Social media cookies

    The C²DH is active on the following social media platforms: Facebook and LinkedIn. These communities strengthen our online presence and visibility.

    This project is active on Instagram and Facebook, the links to our social media channels contain cookies.

    Session cookies

    The historesch.lu website is using session cookies to ensure the correct usage of the website. Cookies used are deleted after the session.

    Persistent cookies

    Persistent cookies are saved on your computer and are not deleted automatically when you close your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you close your browser.

    Privacy measures

    Cookies are used by historesch.lu to track the following information about visitors. We use this information to prepare aggregated, anonymous statistics reports of visitor activity: 

    • IP address (masked)
    • Location: country, region, city, approximate latitude and longitude (Geolocation)
    • Date and time of the request (visit to the site)
    • Title of the page being viewed (Page Title)
    • URL of the page being viewed (Page URL)
    • URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page (Referrer URL)
    • Screen resolution of user’s device
    • Time in local visitor’s time-zone
    • Files that were clicked and downloaded (Download)
    • Links to an outside domain that were clicked (Outlink)
    • Pages generation time (the time it takes for webpages to be generated by the webserver and then downloaded by the visitor: Page speed)
    • Main language of the browser being used (Accept-Language header)
    • Browser version, browser plugins (PDF, Flash, Java, …) operating system version, device identifier (User-Agent header)
    • Language of the visited page
    • Campaigns
    • Site Search
    • Events

    Do not track preferences

    Do not track is a function that allows visitors to opt out from being tracked by websites for any purpose including the use of analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. Do not track options are available in a number of browsers including:

    Internet Explorer

    • If you have enabled the do not track function, you will not be tracked. This is in addition to your opting-out of the aggregation and analysis of data for our website statistics;
    • If you have not enabled the do not track option but you choose to opt-out, the cookie ‘ga-disable-UA’ will be stored in your browser. 
    • If you have disabled all cookies from your browser, we will still collect some general data about your browsing (e.g. a record of a visitor to our website) but they will be less accurate and your visit will not be tracked.

    Restricted access to information

    All analytics data communication is encrypted via HTTPS protocol. The analytical reports generated can only be accessed through by authorized University staff or by duly authorized external sub-contractors, who may be required to analyze, develop and/or regularly maintain certain websites.

    Masking of IP addresses

    Note: Institution, city and country origin are determined from the full IP, then stored and aggregated before a mask is applied. 


    Specific questions about the storage and use of data by the University can be sent to us by contacting us at historesch@uni.lu.

    Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction

    Luxembourg law is applicable and the courts of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute regarding this site.

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