Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website.
The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use on the occasion of your visit to our website is very important to us. Your data will be protected in accordance with legal regulations.
Please take a moment to read the information below. These give you information about how we handle your personal data, how and for what purpose this data is used, to whom we pass this data on and how we protect your personal data. Your personal rights are our top priority and we do our best to protect and guarantee these rights.

The person responsible for processing your personal data within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation is:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hanover Welfengarten 1 30167 Hanover Tel .: +49 511 762 0 Fax: +49 511 762 3456 E-Mail : </ p >

Data protection officer:
If you have any questions about data protection, our data protection officer will be happy to assist you at:
Königsworther Platz 1
30167 Hannover
Tel .: + 49 511 762 8132
Fax: +49 511 762 8258

Collection and processing of data
Every access to our website and every retrieval of a file stored on the website is logged. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes.
The following are logged: • Name of the file called up, • the date and time of the request, • amount of data transferred, • notification of successful access, • the operating system used, • browser and browser type, • the website from which you were redirected, • the internet service provider, • Pages visited and • requesting domain.

In addition, the IP addresses of the requesting computer are logged. However, the person responsible does not draw any conclusions about a person.
These data are only required to be able to display the content of our website correctly, to optimize the content permanently for you and to support criminal prosecutions in the event of hacker attacks. The data processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Subparagraph 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Use and disclosure of personal data
Insofar as you have provided us with personal data, we will only use this in accordance with European and German data protection regulations to answer your inquiries, to justify, process and terminate Contracts concluded with you, for the technical administration and possibly for the implementation of advertising measures for our products and services, provided that you have given your consent or a legal requirement allows this.
Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or otherwise transmitted, if this is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the contract - in particular forwarding order or order data when integrating service providers and / or suppliers, etc. - this is necessary for billing purposes or you have given your prior consent. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Rights of data subjects
According to Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to information about the processing of your personal data.
In addition, you are free to exercise your rights to correction, Deletion or, if deletion is not possible, to exercise restriction of processing and data portability in accordance with Articles 16-18, 20 GDPR. Should you wish to exercise this right, please contact our data protection officer.
You also have the right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority at any time. If you are of the opinion that your personal data is not being processed in compliance with data protection laws, we would kindly ask you to contact our data protection officer.
Furthermore, in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time.

Protection of stored data
We use techniand organizational security measures to protect the personal data you have made available to us against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved and adapted according to the state of the art. It cannot be ruled out that data transmitted by you in unencrypted form can be viewed by third parties during the transmission. It should be noted that with regard to data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail), no ultimately secure transmission can be guaranteed. Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL) over the Internet.

Protection of minors
Consent to the processing of personal data can only be given by a person of legal age. For information society services, a child's consent is permitted from the age of sixteen in accordance with Art. 8 GDPR.

Google Maps
Our website uses Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) for the visual display of geographic information (site plans). Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This enables us to make it easier for you to find us or to point out specific locations. In this respect, our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR lies in offering you a user-friendly website.

By using Google Maps, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the data automatically collected during the use of Google Maps and the data you have entered by Google or one of its representatives or third-party providers.

Google should therefore also be named as the recipient of the data. When using Google Maps, information about the use of our website including your IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The transmission of data to the USA is associated with risks in terms of data protection law. If you do not want the data to be transmitted, you have the option of deactivating the Google Maps service and preventing data transfer to Google. To do this, you have to deactivate JavaScript in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use the map display. You can find more information about the collection and processing of your data by Google as well as your rights as a data subject in Google's privacy policy at http: // and in the additional terms of use for Google Maps or Google Earth under /help/terms_maps.html .

Social Media
We would like to get in touch with you and other interested parties, customers and users. We use different social networks for this. You can find out which individual social networks we use in the following section.

We would like to point out, however, that we generally have no influence on which data is collected. As a rule, however, this is data that is used in the context of market research and for advertising purposes. This is usually done by creating user profiles and the interests determined from them. This makes it possible to show you customized advertising. Therefore, cookies may also be set on your computer when you use social networks.

Furthermore, we would like to point out that your data can also be processed outside of the European Union and therefore there is a risk that you will not be able to properly enforce your rights. With regard to providers based in the United States, however, it should be noted that there is an EU-US Privacy Shield, which guarantees an equivalent level of data protection as in the European Union.

Basically, we would like to provide you with information in the easiest and fastest way possible or give you the opportunity to share it. Therefore, if you have not consented to the data processing on the respective platform, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Subpara. 1 lit.f) GDPR. If you have given your consent to the respective platform, your consent is the legal basis for processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR. S.You have the right (Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR) to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the data processing until the revocation remains unaffected.

Facebook (Link)
On our website we use a reference (link) to the social network Facebook (Facebook fan page) to communicate with Facebook users who access the fan page to interact. For this Facebook fan page we are with Facebook Ireland Ltd. (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter “Facebook”) joint controller in accordance with Art. 26 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The agreement on joint responsibility can be found under the following link:

We hereby inform you about the type and scope of the personal data that is processed when you use our Facebook fan page.

By processing your personal data, we pursue the purpose of providing visitors with a modern information platform and an opportunity to interact on Facebook. The basis of the processing is therefore our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Subparagraph 1 lit. f) GDPR, whereby the interests of the user are always taken into account. Information on the legal basis of processing on Facebook can be found at When you visit our Facebook fan page, Facebook will respond on the basis of the legitimate interest in accordance with Art 6 para. 1 subpara. 1 lit.f) GDPR collected and processed personal data. Part of this data is made available to us in a summarized form via the so-called "Insights" (Facebook user statistics). A cookie is stored on the user's device for this purpose. The purpose of this is to be able to use this information again at a later point in time. The cookie remains active for two years if it is not deleted. Further information from Facebook on the use of cookies can be found in the Facebook cookie policy at The transmission of these user statistics takes place exclusively in anonymized form and there is no possibility of access on our part to the respective underlying data.
Whether Facebook transmits personal data to third parties is beyond our control. It is possible that Facebook Inc., based in the USA, processes personal data outside of the European Union. Facebook Inc. was certified under the US-EU data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and has thus committed itself to complying with the requirements of European data protection.
We do not pass on personal data to third parties. Further information on the "Privacy Shield" can be found at:

If you are already logged in to Facebook via your personal user account, the information about your visit to our website will be automatically forwarded to Facebook. It is then possible for Facebook to assign the visit to the website to your account.
If you do not want Facebook to transmit and save your data, please log out of your Facebook account.