Data Privacy Statement


1. Right of Objection and Right of Access


Your consent regarding the receipt of information offers by post and/or by email, or any other kinds of consent granted, can be revoked at any time with future effect by sending an informal letter to: Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH, Prof. Dr. Helmert Strasse 2–3, 14482, Potsdam, Germany or by sending an email to our data protection officer (datenschutz(at)hpi.de).

Furthermore, our data protection officer can also provide you information about your data stored with us.

At your request, we will undertake the necessary steps to erase or block your data completely. In this case, please send your request in writing to:

or alternatively by email to: datenschutz(at)hpi.de.

At all times you have the right to disclosure of your stored, personal data, as well as its provenance, recipients and the purpose of its use. You also have a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. In the event of such queries, please use the addresses stated in the imprint to contact us.

2. Cookies and Tracking Technology

This website uses so-called cookies. Every time you access the HPI website the following data is stored in a server log file:

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. This data is evaluated for the sole purpose of optimizing the website. This data is not disclosed to third parties whether for commercial or noncommercial purposes.
The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that by doing this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

In addition, we also use JavaScript and Flash to increase the user-friendliness of our website.
JavaScript does not store any personal information. If you disable JavaScript via your browser setting, you can still make extensive use of our Internet services.

Cookies serve to make our site more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted after your visit. HTTP cookies are transmitted in the header via HTTP. They serve to identify the subscriber, whereas the browser usually offers the user restrictive settings:

3. Server Log Files

The page provider collects and stores information in so-called “server log files,” which your browser automatically transmits to us.(See also Point 2)

his data cannot be associated with specific individuals. A combination of this data with other data sources is not carried out. We reserve the right to retroactively check this data if we become aware of warranted indications of unlawful use. Full IP-Address is stored in the event of an error for a maximum of 14 days.

4. SSL Encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content—such as the requests you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in the change of the browser’s address line from "http: //" to "https: //" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. When SSL encryption is activated, the data you have sent us cannot be read by third parties.