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Privacy Policy

The Sustainability Summer School

We process personal data that is collected when our website is visited in accordance with the valid data protection laws and regulations, in particular the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Landesdatenschutzgesetz – DSG M-V (State Data Protection Act).

The person responsible pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states and other data protection regulations is:

University of Greifswald
Legally represented by the Rector
Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel
Postal Address:
17487 Greifswald

Domstraße 11, Entrance 2
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 0
Fax: +49 3834 420 1105

Legal Basis

If the University requests consent for the collection of personal data from the data subject (e.g. contact form, newsletter), Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

If processing is required to preserve a legitimate interest of the University and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the previously mentioned interest, Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for the processing.

Log Files

The following data is stored in log files every time a visitor accesses our website for reasons related to data security and statistic purposes:
• IP address,
• Time website was accessed,
• User agent (browser and operating system),
• Visited pages or content and
• Referer URL, if provided (page visited previously).

Our legitimate interest for the necessary processing of data in these purposes is also covered by Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The IP addresses will not be merged with other data sets. The data will be stored for a maximum of seven days, after which they will be stored in anonymous form for website statistics. Our website uses the open-source software AWStats for website statistics. No personal data is stored.


When visiting our website, so-called ‘session cookies’ will be sent to and stored on your device. Cookies are small text files that are used to make the internet more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Our legitimate interest for the necessary processing of data in these purposes is also covered by Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. They do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Session cookies are usually deleted automatically after you have left our website. You can deactivate the storage of cookies by changing the corresponding settings in your browser. Please note that deactivation can mean that you will not be able to use all of the functions of our website to their full extent.

Social Networks

In addition to this website, SustainMV provides and manages profiles and pages on the social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram in order to provide the public with a broad range of information and to enable effective communication with the users.

If users visit one of our profiles on one of the platforms mentioned above their data could be processed outside the boundaries of the European Union, resulting in a lower level of data protection. The processing of your personal data is performed by the third parties who run these social networks, based on their own data protection declarations. Please contact the respective third parties to learn more about the kind and scope of data processing. Please contact the respective person who runs the platform if you would like to make any information enquiries and exercise your rights as only s/he has access to your user data.

You are not required to use one of these services to get in contact with us or to receive our information. Generally, the information that we publish using these online services can be found in the same or similar form on the SustainMV website.

Your Rights

You are entitled to withdraw your consent for the collection of personal data at any time and without having to provide reasons, with effect for the future, by writing to the University of Greifswald, Domstraße 8, 17489 Greifswald, or via email to

You also have the right to receive information upon request and free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose, and the length of data processing. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, you have the right to the correction, limitation of the processing (e.g. block), deletion, and the data portability of your data.

In addition, you also have the right to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority for data protection, if, in your opinion, your details are not being processed in a lawful manner. The supervisory authority is:

Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer for the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Werderstraße 74a
19055 Schwerin

For questions pertaining to data protection, please contact the University’s official Data Protection Officer:

René Schülke
SIS – Schweriner IT- und Servicegesellschaft mbH
Eckdrift 93, 19061 Schwerin
Tel.: +49 385 545 5203

Objection to Processing for Direct Marketing

Third-party usage of contact details such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, as well as email addresses that are published on the website as part of the privacy and legal terms, or similar details, for sending information that has not been expressly solicited, is not permitted. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against the sender of so-called spam emails if this prohibition has been violated.


University of Greifswald
International Office
Domstraße 8, Entrance 1
17489 Greifswald

Tel.: +49 3834 420 1116

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