Privacy

Protecting your personal data and therefore your privacy is a top priority for our institution. With this privacy statement, we would like to inform you which data HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL gemeinnützige GmbH) collects and processes when you visit and use its website.

Responsible authority in accordance with the Data Protection Act:

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

T: +49 (0)341 9851-60
Email: info@hhl.de

1. Purpose of collection

HHL processes personal data solely to pursue its own business purposes. Personal data is processed solely to the extent which is required to render or provide the services you have ordered. Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties without your express consent.

2. Collecting general information

When you visit our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This relates to details about your browser, operating system, internet service provider, time of access, IP address and similar information. None of the collected information can be used to identify you directly.

The collected information is used for the statistical evaluation, maintenance, safety and optimization of the website.

Regarding the storage, we observe the general regulations for deletion and the principles of data avoidance and minimization. According to these, personal data is deleted when the purpose of continued storage ceases to exist and there is no more reason to store personal data.

3. Personal data

Personal data is information with which a natural person is or can be clearly identified. This relates to details of personal or material circumstances which allow for a direct identification of an individual.

We process personal data only insofar as the data protection regulations will allow us. When doing so, we strive to comply with all necessary technical and organizational measures to appropriately ensure the safety of your personal data and protect against unauthorized access or misuse.

If we process personal data, we use security measures such as firewalls, encryption technology and physical access barriers for the IT department. We take the necessary precautions using state-of-the-art technology to minimize the risk of manipulation, unauthorized access, data loss etc.

4. Contacting us

If you contact us via the contact form or e-mail, your data will be stored in order to process the inquiry and any subsequent questions. Please note that this information is transmitted unencrypted. Your data will not be forwarded to third parties without your consent.

Salesforce

We use cloud-based services to process personal data during the admission and study process. Agreements in accordance with section 11 of BDSG have been concluded with the provider of these services (Salesforce) regulating the processing of the data as well as allowing for processing outside the scope of the EU Data Protection Directive. Due to sovereign authorities outside the EU being able to access to your data, we recommend that you do not upload particularly sensitive data (in accordance with section 3, paragraph 9 of BDSG) to the system but instead send them to your contact person vial e-mail.

By confirming you have read and accepted our Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Statement, your consent to the processing of personal data as described above will be logged. The consent may only be revoked with effect for the future. At this stage, we can only assure logical deletion of the data stored so far. Revoking your consent will be accompanied by further limitations during the application and study process of which we will gladly inform you on a case-by-case basis. Salesforce participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. For further information, please visit www.privacyshield.gov/participant;

5. Integration of third-party services and content

At times, we also integrate third-party content into our online offer. This includes, among other things, graphics from other websites or Google Maps. These third-party providers will be notified of your IP address; otherwise the content could not be displayed. We do not have any influence on whether the third-party providers store your e-mail address (e.g., for statistical purposes) but we seek to only use images where no such data is stored. As soon as we learn about IP addresses being stored, we will inform the user of this circumstance.

6. Registration feature

If you wish to use our offer, we require the data which you submitted during the registration process. The data entered into the input during registration is collected.

7. Cookies

To be able to offer you certain features on our website, we use cookies. These are small text files which allow for specific device-related information to be stored on your access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). Cookies serve the purpose of increasing the user-friendliness of our website (e.g., saving login data) as well as collecting statistical data about the website use to improve our offer following an analysis of the data. You can limit or prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by changing your browser settings. Please note, however, that you might no longer be able to use all the features on our website to their full extent when doing so.

8. Newsletter/MailChimp

To sign up for the newsletter offered on our website, we need an e-mail address from you as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address as indicated and that you agree to receiving the newsletter. We use this data exclusively for the newsletter service and do not forward this information to third parties.

You may revoke your consent to the storing and processing of your personal data and the newsletter subscription at any time. You can do so by clicking the respective link which is included in every newsletter.

We use MailChimp as a list provider to send out our newsletter. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318. Arrangements in accordance with section 28 of the GDPR on data processing are in place with the provider. MailChimp participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. For further information on data protection at MailChimp, please visit mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

9. Google AdWords

This website uses Google AdWords and, in doing so, its conversion tracking feature as well, from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. If you come to our website by clicking on a Google ad, Google AdWords will add cookies to your computer. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and do not serve as a means of personal identification. If you visit specific pages of the AdWords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, both Google and we, the customer, can see that the user clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to the current page. Every AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked over AdWords customer websites. The information collected with the help of the conversion cookies are used in the creation of conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers receive information about the total number of users which have clicked on their advertisement(s) and also how many of these customers were redirected to a website with a conversion tracking tag. However, these AdWords customers do not receive any information which could personally identify the users. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can block the Google AdWords conversion tracking cookie by changing your browser settings (block cookies from the www.googleadservices.com domain). Google’s privacy statement on conversion tracking is available at https://services.google.com/sitestats/en_US.html.

10. WordPress.com

HHL’s blog is based on the WordPress.com service. For the purposes of the statistical evaluation of user access, the website uses a tool by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street, 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, which includes the use of tracking technology by Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA and com Score Inc., 11950 Democracy Drive, Suite 600 Reston, VA 20190, USA. WordPress.com also uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to enable an analysis of the use of the website. This includes information on your pattern of use and is stored on servers based in the United States. Your IP address will be anonymized before it is saved. You can prevent the installation of cookies on your computer by changing your browser settings. Please note, however, that you might no longer be able to use all the features of this website to their full extent when doing so. You can opt out of the collection and use of data by Quantcast with future effect by clicking on the “Click here to opt out” link, which will place an opt-out cookie in your browser: www.quantcast.com/company/opt-out. If you delete all cookies on your computer, you will have to re-install the opt-out cookie. For further data protection information, please visit automattic.com/privacy/.

11. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. 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. We have activated IP anonymization. 

On this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and shortened there only on an exceptional basis. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use to the website operator. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted under Google Analytics by your browser with other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we must advise you that in this case, you might not be able to use, to the full extent, all functions of this website. You may prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie and pertaining to your use of the website (including your IP address), or processing these data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in available through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

12. Google +1

Our website uses Google +1 features provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and forwarding of information: By clicking the Google +1 button, you can share information worldwide. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you clicked +1 for certain content as well as the information about the site which you viewed by clicking +1. Your +1s can be displayed as notes together with your user name and photo in Google services such as search results or in your Google profile or in other areas on websites and ads on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a Google profile which is publicly visible worldwide and contains at the very least the name selected for the profile. This name will be used for all Google services. In some cases, this name can replace other names which you used when sharing content through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of the collected information: In addition to the intended purposes described above, the information provided by you is used in accordance with Google’s privacy policy. Google may publish collated statistics about the +1 activities of its users and/or forward these to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

13. Facebook

Plug-ins from the social network Facebook provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, have been integrated into our website. The Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by the Facebook logo. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins is available at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Consequently, Facebook receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from our website to your Facebook profile. Therefore, Facebook can link your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the website, do not have any knowledge of what kind of data is transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. For further information on the subject, please see Facebook’s data policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish for Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

14. Twitter

Our website uses features provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use the Twitter button, Twitter will link your Twitter account to the website used by you. This information is shared with other Twitter users, especially your followers. As a part of this process, data is transmitted to Twitter.

HHL as the operator of this website does not obtain any information from Twitter about the content or use of the transmitted data. For further information, please click the following link: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.

15. YouTube

Our website uses at least one plug-in by YouTube, which is a part of Google Inc., San Bruno, California, USA. As soon as you visit a page which is equipped with a YouTube plug-in on our website, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. In the process, the YouTube server will be notified of which specific website you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube may link this information directly to your personal YouTube profile. If you wish to prevent this, please log out of your YouTube account before visiting the HHL website. For further information, please refer to the privacy policy at www.youtube.com.

16. Xing

This website uses the XING Share button. Therefore, a connection to the browsers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, is established through your browser when you access this website. XING does not store any personal data about your visit to this website. Your IP address is not stored either. For the latest information on data protection, please visit www.xing.com/app/share.

17. LinkedIn

On our website, we use plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). The plug-in establishes a connection between your internet browser and the LinkedIn server every time you visit our website. Consequently, LinkedIn receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. By clicking the LinkedIn button, you can link content from the HHL website to your LinkedIn profile page. In this case, LinkedIn can link your visit to our website to your user account. HHL does not have any knowledge of what kind of data is transmitted or how it is used by Facebook.

More details on how the data is collected, your legal options and possible settings are provided by linked in at this address: www.linkedin.com/static.

18. Tumblr

On our website, we use the “Follow” button of the social network Tumblr, Tumblr Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. Through the embedded “Follow” button, Tumblr receives information that you accessed our website from your IP address. If you are logged into Tumblr at the time, your visit to our website might be linked to your Tumblr account. If you wish to prevent this, you should log out of Tumblr before visiting our website. For further information on Tumblr’s privacy policy, please visit: www.tumblr.com/policy/de/privacy.

19. Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. We have no influence over whether the operators of external websites comply with the data protection regulations.

20. Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

You have the right to demand information at any time regarding the personal data HHL gGmbH has stored about you. You also have the right to have your data corrected, limited, transferred or deleted or object to the processing of your data as far as this is permitted and does not violate any legal stipulations.

To exercise your rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer of HHL.

Furthermore, you also have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

We reserve the right to update this privacy statement occasionally so that it complies with the legal requirements and to reflect any changes made to our offer. For any subsequent visit to our website, the new privacy statement shall then apply.

Data Protection Officer

For any queries regarding data protection at HHL gGmbH, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly or send us an e-mail.

Data Protection Officer:

MGID
Mitteldeutsche Gesellschaft für Informationssicherheit und Datenschutz mbH
Lars Nöcker
Mozartstraße 10
04107 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 (0) 341 96273553
Email: datenschutz@hhl.de

Last update: June 8, 2018