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 relevant data protection regulations:

University of Applied Sciences Hamburg (HAW Hamburg)
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW Hamburg)
Berliner Tor 5
D-20099 Hamburg

Phone +49 40 42875 0
Fax +49 40 42875 9149
Email info[at]

Data protection officer

datenschutz nord GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Straße 88
28217 Bremen
Email office[at]

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.

Session Cookies

This website uses session cookies that are stored on your computer and transferred to our servers. Cookies allow an assignment of the user as well as a better managing of the site system. They make this website more effective and user-friendly.

The usage of cookies is legally based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

The purpose of cookies is to simplify the usage of this website.

The storage of cookies can be undone or prevented at any time by setting your browser. Please note, however, that this may prevent you from using all the functions of this website.




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
plus, on a volunteer basis:
gender, age, highest academic degree, affiliation, photo.

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.


This website uses an H5P plugin from, with servers in Norway. H5P is a free and open source software for creating interactive learning content for the Internet using videos or presentations with various embedded quizzes and memory tasks. H5P will store data about our users’ interactions on our host system. For each interaction that you complete, H5P may store your user’s account identification on our host system, the start time, the finish time, the score that was achieved, and the maximum score possible.

Legal basis for the data processing in the context of using H5P is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f EU GDPR. Legal grounds for using them is to provide appealing interactive learning content on this website. It is in our legitimate interest to process these data to learn about our users, which may in turn help you to improve your learning outcome.

Privacy Statement H5P:

Embedded videos and audio files

In order to embed self-produced videos and audio files 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 on a video or audio file (this applies to videos and audio files produced by third parties, too), 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.

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:

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 request to the following email address:

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: