Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is an important concern for Leuphana University Lüneburg. We would like you to be informed about which data we collect and when, as well as how, we use those data. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that both the University as well as external service providers comply with the provisions governing data protection. As we continue to develop our website and implement new technologies in order to enhance our services, it may become necessary for us to amend this privacy policy. Therefore we recommend that you occasionally re-read this privacy policy.

Data Collection and Storage

Every visit to the Leuphana University Lüneburg website is stored in a log file.  This log file exists solely to prevent the misuse of data and for the purposes of anonymous, statistical evaluation about the use of our internet services so that we may optimize our website. At certain points in our internet services, you will be asked to provide personal data (for example, when ordering our newsletter) in forms. We need this information in order to fulfill your request. It remains your decision whether you provide this information. Your personal data will never be connected or compared with other data, rather it will always be used solely for the purpose you intend. If it is necessary to store data in order to fulfill your request, your information will be filed on a secure server. Data will not be stored longer than required to fulfill your request.       

Transmission of Personal Data to Third Parties

Data collected from visits to Leuphana University's website and stored on log files are transmitted to third parties only when required by law or court decision, or in cases when attacks on the University's internet infrastructure make it necessary to forward such data for purposes of legal action or criminal prosecution. We do not transmit data for other commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The University will use the personal information you enter solely for the purpose you intend; it will remain within the University and will be shared only with the departments, offices and facilities relevant to your request. Data will not be transmitted to third parties for other purposes.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text file generated by the server and sent to the user's internet browser. Certain functions of the Leuphana Internet presence use session cookies.  Session cookies store a series of numbers to identify the user (ID). The website server needs this ID, for example, in order to save sections of forms that you have already filled out. No other information concerning use shall be recorded. The session cookies ceases to be valid once you have sent the form, after four minutes of computer inactivity, or after you have closed the internet browser; the cookies are then automatically erased. 

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser so that it enables you to decide on a case-by-case whether to accept cookies, or you may set your browser so that all cookies are refused. You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we wish to note however, that if you do so, you may, on occasion, not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Statistical Evaluation

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which enable analysis of how websites are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google can use this information in order to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or when such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will under no circumstances connect your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; we wish to note however, that if you do so, you may, on occasion, not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Email-Adresses

At your request, we store your email address for the purposes of identification when fulfilling specific information services (such as newsletters, preferred programs of study). The addresses are encrypted when stored in a database. The database and the distribution lists are available only to the system administrator and cannot be accessed through the internet.

Links zu anderen Anbietern

Our internet presence contains links to websites operated by third parties. We have no influence on whether these parties observe data privacy regulations.

For further information regarding the processing of personal data at Leuphana University Lüneburg, please contact the university's data security office.