Privacy and Data Protection Information
We process personal data that is collected when our website is visited in accordance with the valid data protection laws and regulations, in particular the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Landesdatenschutzgesetz - DSG M-V (State Data Protection Act).
The person responsible pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states and other data protection regulations is:
University of Greifswald
Legally represented by the Rector
Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel
Domstraße 11, Entrance 2
Tel.: +49 3834 420 0
Fax: +49 3834 420 1105
If the University requests consent for the collection of personal data from the data subject (e.g. contact form, newsletter), Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.
When processing personal data that is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. This also applies to processing activities that are required in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.
If processing is required to comply with a legal obligation to which the University is subject, Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.
For performing University tasks pursuant to the State Data Protection Act, Art. 6(1) lit. e GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.
If processing is required to preserve a legitimate interest of the University and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the previously mentioned interest, Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for the processing.
The following data is stored in log files every time a visitor accesses our website for reasons related to data security and statistic purposes:
• IP address,
• Time website was accessed,
• User agent (browser and operating system),
• Visited pages or content and
• Referer URL, if provided (page visited previously).
Our legitimate interest for the necessary processing of data in these purposes is also covered by Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The IP addresses will not be merged with other data sets. The data will be stored for a maximum of seven days, after which they will be stored in anonymous form for website statistics. Our website uses the open-source software AWStats for website statistics. No personal data is stored.
When visiting our website, so-called ‘session cookies’ will be sent to and stored on your device. Cookies are small text files that are used to make the internet more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Our legitimate interest for the necessary processing of data in these purposes is also covered by Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. They do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Session cookies are usually deleted automatically after you have left our website. You can deactivate the storage of cookies by changing the corresponding settings in your browser. Please note that deactivation can mean that you will not be able to use all of the functions of our website to their full extent.
Your personal data that is transmitted in connection with a message via the contact form is only stored for the purpose of answering your query and will be deleted as soon as the administrative process has been completed. Your query will be forwarded directly to the responsible member of staff at the university. Your details will not be forwarded to third parties.
If you would like to receive a newsletter, you must provide us your email address. All other details are voluntary. The details that you have provided will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Your details will then be deleted from our system immediately.
In addition to this website, the University of Greifswald provides and manages profiles and pages on the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Xing, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram in order to provide the public with a broad range of information and to enable effective communication with the users.
If users visit one of our profiles on one of the platforms mentioned above their data could be processed outside the boundaries of the European Union, resulting in a lower level of data protection. The processing of your personal data is performed by the third parties who run these social networks, based on their own data protection declarations. Please contact the respective third parties to learn more about the kind and scope of data processing. Please contact the respective person who runs the platform if you would like to make any information enquiries and exercise your rights as only s/he has access to your user data.
- Facebook (Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland)
Data policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update
Terms of service: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms?ref=pf
- Twitter (Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland)
Terms of service: https://twitter.com/de/tos
- Xing (New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany)
Terms & Conditions: https://www.xing.com/terms
Legal notice: https://www.xing.com/legalnotice
- YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland)
Terms of service: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms
- LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland)
User agreement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/user-agreement
About us/Imprint: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/impressum?trk=hb_ft_copy
- Instagram (Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland)
Data protection: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
You are not required to use one of these services to get in contact with us or to receive our information. Generally, the information that we publish using these online services can be found in the same or similar form on the University of Greifswald’s website.
You are entitled to withdraw your consent for the collection of personal data at any time and without having to provide reasons, with effect for the future, by writing to the University of Greifswald, Domstraße 11, 17489 Greifswald, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have the right to receive information upon request and free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose, and the length of data processing. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, you have the right to the correction, limitation of the processing (e.g. block), deletion, and the data portability of your data. You have the right to object to direct marketing and the processing of your data, which is regulated by Art. 6(1) lit. e and f GDPR. If you would like to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data, we ask you to inform us of the reasons that apply to your particular situation so that we can perform an investigation into the balance of interests in accordance with Art. 21(1) sentence 2 GDPR.
In addition, you also have the right to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority for data protection, if, in your opinion, your details are not being processed in a lawful manner. The supervisory authority is:
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer for the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
For questions pertaining to data protection, please contact the University’s official Data Protection Officer:
SIS - Schweriner IT- und Servicegesellschaft mbH
Tel.: +49 385 545 5203
Objection to Processing for Direct Marketing
Third-party usage of contact details such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, as well as email addresses that are published on the website as part of the privacy and legal terms, or similar details, for sending information that has not been expressly solicited, is not permitted. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against the sender of so-called spam emails if this prohibition has been violated.
University of Greifswald
Domstraße 11, Entrance 1
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1150
Last updated: 01/04/2021, responsible: University Communications
The English translation of this privacy information is intended solely as a convenience to non-German-reading visitors to our website. Only the German text on this page [de] is legally binding. In the event of any conflict between the English and German text, its structure, meaning or interpretation, the German text, its structure, meaning or interpretation shall prevail.