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This data privacy statement provides information concerning the processing and storage of your personal data logged each time you access this website or make use of the services offered.

Controller of the personal data (responsible entity) in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the EU member states as well as other data protection regulations:
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (HAW Hamburg)
Berliner Tor 5
20099 Hamburg, Germany

T: +49.40.42875-0
F: +49.40.42875-9149
datenschutz (at) haw-hamburg (dot) de

Data protection officer

datenschutz nord GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Straße 88
28217 Bremen

Project manager

Prof. Dr. (mult.) Dr. h.c. (mult.) Walter Leal
Faculty Life Sciences
Director of the Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainability and Climate Change Management”
University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW Hamburg)
Ulmenliet 20
D-21033 HamburgPhone +49 40 42875 6313
Email walter.leal2(@)

Data collection when visiting and using this website


This website temporarily logs certain information each time you visit our website or any files offered (log files).
In particular, the following data will be logged:

  • IP address
  • date and time of the visit
  • site visited
  • file requested
  • operating system
  • used browser (type and version)
  • name of the internet access providerThis information will be kept only for the following purposes:
  • statistic purposes
  • managing and optimizing the site system

The temporary storage of your IP address by the system is necessary in order to be able to deliver the website to your computer. Your IP address therefore must remain stored for the duration of the session.

Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for the purpose for which they have been collected (log files: regularly after 7 days). With regard to the collection of data for reasons of the provision of the website, data will be deleted when the respective session has ended.

Data processing in the context of storage of log files is legally based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.


You may register and login at this website by providing personal data.
User registration and login are necessary in order to be able to make use of the specific content on this website, including the creation and administration of user accounts, participation in courses and communication among users.

In case we obtain your consent for processing of personal data logged in the context of registration and/or login as well as usage of the platform your data are processed only for those specific above mentioned purposes, and are only stored as long as required for the respective processing or related purposes.

We collect the following data as part of the registration process:
username, email address, first name, surname, city/town, country.

As part of the registration, also the following data will be collected:
IP address and time stamp (date and time of registration).
As part of the registration you agree to the processing of these data.

Regarding personal data and any other data you insert to the extent you decide, Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR serves as legal basis.

SSL encryption

In order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way, we use SSL encryption. You can recognize encrypted connections by the prefix https:// in the URL of the website called up in your browser. (Unencrypted pages are marked by “http://”.) SSL encryption ensures that all data that you transmit to this website – such as inquiries or logins – cannot be read by third parties.

Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

reCAPTCHA is used in order to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on the registration form) has been entered by a human being or by an automated program. In order to do so, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information such as your IP address, how long you have been on our website, your input behavior as well as mouse movements in the area of ​​the “reCAPTCHA” checkbox plus further logfile information. The data collected during this analysis will be forwarded to Google.

Data processing with regard to the usage of the service reCAPTCHA is legally based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to avoid abusive automated crawling and spam and thus to make this website safer.

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Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share such data with any third parties.

The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for instance by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.

Matomo analytics service

Our website uses the Matomo, an Open Source web analytics service. Matomo uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow us to analyse the usage of our website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes, which in turn serves to optimize our website and to make a scientific evaluation of the usage. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website remains on HAW Hamburg servers and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Legal basis for the usage of Matomo is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. HAW Hamburg has a legitimate interest to make an anonymous analysis of the usage of this website, in order to optimize this offer and in order to evaluate the usage for scientific purposes.

You may prevent the usage of cookies by changing the relevant settings in your browser. Please be advised, however, that in this case you may no longer be able to use the full functionality of this website. For further information, please visit:

Embedded videos

In order to embed videos into our website we use the services provided by the platform Podcampus is operated by Multimedia Kontor Hamburg gGmbh, Saarlandstr. 30, 22303 Hamburg.

When you click a video, your IP address, the site from which you access it, the date, time, the operating system and the browser you used are automatically stored in the log files created by the server. This is necessary in order to display the content.

The processing of the information stored in the log files is only anonymous for statistical purposes (such as to analyse the use of which pages are accessed, which browsers are used, etc.), so that the services can be improved, protected and developed further. Podcampus saves your IP address anonymously; they do not log the last three digits.

Data processing with regard to the integration of content is legally based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to make this website more interesting and educational through different media formats.

Revocation of consent

You are entitled to revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. We will delete your personal data

  • in case you revoke your consent,
  • if they are no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose of storage, or
  • if the storage is not allowed due to other legal reasons.

If you wish to revoke your consent, please send your .

Applicability privacy Statement

This privacy statement is only applicable to content directly offered by us; for embedded and linked content the privacy statement of the corresponding offers apply.

Rights of the persons concerned

You have the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data.

Right to information

You may contact us at any time in order:

  • to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed (see Article 15 GDPR);
  • to obtain rectification of inaccurate personal data about you (see Article 16 GDPR);
  • to obtain the erasure of personal data about you (‘right to be forgotten’, see Article 17 GDPR);
  • in certain cases – to obtain restriction of processing personal data about you (see Article 18 GDPR);
  • (where suitable) and/or to receive personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (see Article 20 GDPR).

Right to object You also have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you (see Article 21 GDPR).

Right to complaint

You also have, at any given time, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the regulations stipulated in GDPR (see Article 22 GDPR).

Right to revoke your consent

You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time (see Article 7 section 3 GDPR).

Further information/contact
In case you wish any further information on your personal data stored, or in case you wish to revoke your consent, please sent your request to the following email address: