Journal of Ethnic Microhistory
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Privacy Policy

Legal Site Notice

This legal notice is specific to the website of Journal of Ethnic Microhistory (JEMH) that is released by Ausbildungs- und Forschungszentrum ETHNOS e.V. (AFZ ETHNOS):

Chairperson and chief editor:
Dr. (Inst. f. Orient.) Walther Friesen

Prof. Dr. Ileskan Smanov,
Tatiana Friesen,
Artёm Scheller,
Peter Friesen

Artёm Scheller

Reference address:
AFZ Ethnos e.V.,
Bermesdickerstr. 9,
44357 Dortmund, Germany

Tel.: +49 231/317 30 20

©Journal o Ethnic Microhistory
ISSN (online): 2749-9588
ISSN (print): 27499685

By using the Website, you are agreeing to the practices set out in this statement. You may access certain parts of the Website without registering or providing JEMH or AFZ ETHNOS with your details.

As the information on the Website may be incomplete, out of date or inaccurate and may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, JEMH reserves the right to update the Website at its sole discretion. Thus, such information may be changed or updated without notice.

JEMH reserves the right to make changes to this legal notice. Any changes that could be made to this legal notice will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, subscribers also notified by e-mail. Certain provisions of this legal notice may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages of the Website.

Usernames and passwords

After having been registered on the Website the subscriber is provided with a username and password and agrees not to make available the assigned username and/or password to anyone. If there has been a disclosure of the username and/or password, the subscriber agrees to notify JEMH promptly of such disclosure so that the appropriate security measures could be taken and the subscriber provided with a new username and password.


Under the licence to access restricted content on the Website accepted by a subscriber (which may be an individual or an institution to which the subscriber is affiliated) is permitted for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study to

• search, view, retrieve, and display parts of restricted content
• electronically save parts of restricted content; and/or
• print out single copies of portions of restricted content in each case, subject to any specific restrictions which appear on particular pages of the Website.

Under the licence accepted by the subscriber, it is not allowed to
• remove or alter the copyright notices or other means of identification or disclaimers;
• systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts for any purpose except as permitted by law or as authorised by JEMH;
• display, place or distribute the restricted content on any electronic network;
• permit anyone to access or use restricted content;
• use any content on the Website whether restricted content or otherwise for any commercial use.

For details on how to obtain permissions to use the content beyond that described above, please contact JEMH.

Intellectual property rights

JEMH is the owner of all intellectual property rights in the Website, and the Website and the materials on the Website are protected by intellectual property laws around the world including copyright and trade mark laws.

All rights are reserved. No illustration from the Website may be copied, modified, published or broadcast or otherwise distributed.


JEMH makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy or suitability of the information contained on the Website. Further, JEMH and the learned societies who publish in JEMH make no representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, or as to the accuracy or efficacy of the treatments or dosages in the content, and they do not accept, and expressly disclaim, responsibility for any liability, loss or risk that may be claimed or incurred as a consequence of the use or application of any of the content.

JEMH provides their online-services with good will and does it to the best of its ability, but makes no warranties or representations of any kind that the services provided by this Website will be uninterrupted, error-free or that the Website or the server that hosts the Website are free from viruses or other forms of harmful computer code.

In no event shall JEMH be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of opportunity, loss of data, loss of goodwill, loss of anticipated savings or loss of profits resulting from the use of the Website even if advised of such loss.

The exclusions, disclaimers and limitations of liability set out in this legal notice only apply to the extent permitted by law.

The mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations, and the inclusion of advertisements on the Website or in connection with the content do not constitute any endorsement by JEMH, or the learned societies who publish in JEMH.


Links to other websites are provided by JEMH in good faith and for information only.  JEMH disclaims any responsibility for the materials contained in any website linked to the Website. In addition, a link to a non-JEMH website does not mean that JEMH endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website or the products and/or services offered on such website. It is up to subscribers or website visitors to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for their use is free of viruses, worms, trojans and other items of a destructive nature.

Service access

While JEMH endeavours to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, JEMH shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of JEMH.

The subscribers and visitors are prohibited from posting or transmitting links to the Website any material:

• that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience;
• which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
• which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or malicious links).

Global nature of Website

Subscribers and visitors recognise the global nature of the Website and thus, agree to comply with all applicable local laws in their jurisdiction when using the Website.

Information we publish on the Website may contain references or cross-references to our services and/or products offered that are not announced or available in your country. Such references do not imply that JEMH intends to announce such services and/or products in their countries.

Governing law

Subscribers and visitors agree that this legal notice shall be exclusively governed in accordance with the laws of and the courts in Germany. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this legal notice will preclude JEMH from applying to any court to bring an action for the infringement of its intellectual property rights.


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Privacy Policy


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).