Privacy Policy

Data protection information according to art. 13 and 21 GDPR

We take data protection seriously. We process your personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") in accordance with the legal requirements and aim at making this procedure transparent. That is why we provide this brief explanation of how we protect the data in connection with the use of our website, for which purposes and on which legal basis this takes place. You will also receive information about contact persons and your rights in connection with data processing.

Name and contact information of the person in charge:
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
represented by the President
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg

Contact information of the data protection officer
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
- Datenschutzbeauftragter -
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg

Purpose and legal bases of data processing:

As soon as you visit our website, we save so-called log files. These log files record your IP address, the date and time of access, the URL called up, the referrer URL, the browser you are using and its version, as well as the version of the operating system you are using. We use this data to prevent misuse of our website and to enable a smooth and optimal visit to our website. The legal basis for this processing is Art 3(1), No 1 GDPR in conjunction with Art 6(1,1,e) of GDPR.

We also use the web analysis tool Piwik, as well as “cookies” to better understand user behaviour on our website and to continuously improve it. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyse the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie is transferred to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes. The evaluation of cookies serves to optimise the website. The legal basis for this processing is Art 3(1), No 1 GDPR in conjunction with Art 6(1,1,e) of GDPR.

During this process, your IP address will only be transmitted in truncated form and thus rendered anonymous, so that you as a user remain anonymous for us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the automatic use of cookies by setting your browser. The following instructions are intended to enable you to make the appropriate changes in your browser. Please note that these changes may limit the use of some of the website's functions.

Mozilla Firefox:           

Google Chrome:

Apple Safari:

General Information:

Even if you do not exercise the rights set out below, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary for the above-mentioned purposes. We store log files a maximum of 7 days. The stated storage periods do not apply if the law prescribes a longer retention period, in deviation from this, a longer storage or retention period is prescribed by law or requires law enforcement within the statutory limitation periods. If data is only stored for the aforementioned purposes, access to the data is limited to the extent necessary.

In principle, we keep your data for ourselves and make them available only to the employees who need them for their work within the scope of their tasks. This does not apply if we are legally obliged to pass on such data.
In order to guarantee a secure transfer of your data, all data is encrypted with a TLS certificate.

We would like to inform you that the provision of your data is neither required by law nor by contract. If you do not provide your data, this may result in the website not being displayed to you or being displayed only in a restricted form.

There is no automated decision-making including profiling within the meaning of Art 22(1 and 4) of GDPR.
Your right to object pursuant to Art 21 of GDPR:
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on Art 6(1, 1,e) of GDPR as defined in Art 4( No 4) of GDPR.
In this case, we will no longer process this data unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Your further rights:

You have the right to request information from us about the processing of data concerning you. In addition to a copy of the data, this right to information also includes the purposes of the data processing, the data recipients and the storage period.

Should we have processed incorrect data, you can demand from us that we immediately correct this data. If the legal requirements according to Art 17 or 18 GDPR are met, you also have the fundamental right to immediate deletion or restriction of the processing of the data. Please note that under certain circumstances, it may not be possible to limit the processing of certain data.

To exercise your above rights, please contact us:
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Thomas Puls
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg

If you have any further questions, our data protection officer will be happy to advise you.
If you have any complaints regarding data protection, please contact

Die Landesbeauftragte für den
Datenschutz Niedersachen
Prinzenstraße 5
30159 Hannover.