Data Privacy Policy

Contact Details

Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation, national data protection laws of the various Member States, and other privacy regulations, the responsible entity (“Controller”) is:

Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

Tel: +49 40 42838-0
Fax: +49 40 42838-9586

Universität Hamburg is a corporate body organized in accordance with German public law. Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen, President of Universität Hamburg, Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg, Germany is authorized to represent the University.

Universität Hamburg Data Protection Officer contact details:

Data Protection Officer Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg
Tel: +49 40 42838-2957
datenschutz@uni-hamburg.de

A. Data processing

1. Accessing this website and creation of log files

Data and information are collected every time this website is accessed or used. These data and information are stored in log files on the server and can include:

  • IP address
  • browser type / browser version
  • date and time the website was accessed
  • user Internet service provider
  • user operating system
  • referring website
  • websites accessed by the User’s system through our website

 

The temporary storage of data and log files is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f General Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung—DSGVO)

The IP address is temporarily stored in the system as it is necessary to provide website access to the User’s computer. The IP address is retained while that website is being accessed.

These log files are stored to ensure website functionality, optimize the content of our website, and ensure the security of our IT system.

The data will be deleted when they are no longer needed for the purpose they were collected. For data collected to provide access to the website, this will be at the end of every session.

For log files, this will occur after seven days at the latest. Some data may be preserved for a longer period of time, in which case user IP addresses are deleted or removed, rendering it impossible to link the data to any individual.

2. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small data files, created and stored by the Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Accessing a website may result in a cookie being saved on your operating system. This cookie contains a specific string of characters that allows the browser to be clearly recognized every time the website is accessed.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly.

The processing of personal data based on the use of cookies is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

The purpose of these technical cookies is to simplify website use.

Cookies are stored on the User’s computer and transferred to us. That is why you, as the User, have full control over cookie implementation. You can deactivate or restrict cookies by changing your browser settings. Cookies already stored on your hard drive can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. However, disabling cookies for our website may result in some functions not working correctly.

 

B. Data transfer to third parties

1. Social media

We use social media share buttons on our website to help increase Universität Hamburg’s profile. The individual providers are responsible for ensuring that your privacy is protected according to data protection regulations. We have integrated these buttons for the Facebook social network using the Shariff plugin.

Facebook

We use the Facebook social network share button on our website provided by Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA (“Facebook”).

The share button is an automated embedding of layout buttons with links and identical click events to the individual services. No service content is integrated, nor are any data transferred before the User clicks.

Once the button has been clicked, the operator of the social media platform receives the information that the individual page has been accessed, for which personal data are transmitted to the platform operator.

The purpose and scope of Facebook’s data collection, its processing and use of your data as well as your rights and potential settings to protect your private information are explained in the Facebook privacy policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy?ref=new_policy).

Facebook also processes your personal data in the USA, and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

C. Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • the right to information regarding personal data pertaining to you that is stored by us (Art. 15 DSGVO)
  • the right to correction of any incorrect or incomplete personal information (Art. 16 DSGVO)
  • the “right to be forgotten”: erasure of stored personal data insofar as the relevant data are not necessary for the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or the purposes of establishing, exercising, or defending a legal claim (Art. 17 DSGVO)
  • the right to limited processing of personal data (Art. 18 DSGVO)
  • the right to object to the processing of your data conducted in our legitimate interest, public interest, or for profiling purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling grounds for processing said data that outweighs your interests, rights, and freedoms or where the processing of said data is required for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim (Art. 21, DSGVO);
  • the right to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing, and use of your personal data at any time with future effect (Art. 7 (3) DSGVO)—this means that the data processing related to that consent will no longer be carried out;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority where you believe the processing of personal data related to you is in breach of the DSGVO (Art. 77 DSGVO)

 

E. Revocation of Consent / Objecting to Processing of Personal Data

You can exercise your right to object, your right of rectification and your right to revoke consent to the processing of your personal data by contacting:

Datenschutzbeauftragter der Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg
datenschutz@uni-hamburg.de