Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

For purposes of this Agreement, the terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the chair of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hoinkes. “You” und „your“ refers to you, as a user.

The privacy policy explains what personal data we collect, how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information according to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Web Hosting

Strato AG is hosting this website. This website is built using WordPress. For further information please contact the particular websites. 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

By accessing our website and especially by voluntarily providing us with information and using the comments function, you accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, and you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. You consent to receive emails or otherwise be contacted, as described in this Privacy Policy. Whether or not you use the comments function, this Privacy Policy applies to all users of the website.

We collect non-personal identification information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as your Internet Protocol address, information about your device and referral information for the purposes of providing the online offer, its functions and contents, improving and both the navigation and marketing of the website. Data and process data are collected when you voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email, when you use or view our website via your browser’s cookies. We collect personal information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address and email address if you make use of the comments function on our blog sites. There you have to fill in your name and your email address. Your email address will not be published on the website. 

Personal data is collected in log files.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select „Remember Me“, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your personal Information with third parties without your consent. However, comments on blog articles appear publicly on our website including the stated name. In addition, we may disclose your Personal Information if we are required to do so by law.

In general, we use non-personal information to help us improve our website. We also aggregate non-personal information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our sole discretion.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We implement reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices in order to protect your Personal Information and ensure that such Personal Information is not accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By making use of the comments function, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

Additional information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or wish to withdraw your consent for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your Personal Information, please contact us by sending an email to