Deutsche Hochschulstiftung

German University Foundation

Legal notice

Deutsche Hochschulstiftung | Gemeinnützige Stiftung für Studium und Lehre

Foundation administration:
Georgstraße 38, 30159 Hannover

Phone (0511) 807 127 0, Fax (0511) 807 129 9

Contact person: Chairperson Volker Hoepfl

Imagine Copyright: ©

Deutsche Hochschulstiftung is a public foundation based in Hamburg. It has no political, religious or economic alignment. Due to its support of education, schooling, science and research, it is classified under tax ID 17/415/00708 as non-profit.

Please note: we provide no individual legal consultations. If you should require legal counsel, please contact a specialist lawyer instead!

Data privacy provisions

All data collected on this website are treated in accordance with the media and data privacy regulations. Our website provides you, as the user, with access to information. We provide information below on how we treat your data. You can revoke any assent granted at any time with effect on future instances. If you should have questions regarding the use of your personal data by us and our cooperation partners, please contact Volker Hoepfl by e-mail Your e-mail will be read as soon as possible and processed directly.

Collection and use of personal data, access by third parties

You can visit our website without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data are collected on our website, they are collected on a voluntary basis. ‘Personal data’ are all individual pieces of information concerning your personal or material relationships. This includes all information allowing conclusions to be drawn as to your identity (in particular name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, bank details).

When visiting our website, you remain anonymous. However, whenever a user visits the website or downloads a file, corresponding anonymous access data are saved in a protocol file on our server as follows: internet protocol, IP address, page from which the file was downloaded, date, time, browser type and operating system, the page visited by you, volume of data transferred, access status (file transferred, file not found etc.). Statistics are generated from these data which help us to analyse the use of our services on offer, correct errors and improve our services.

Use of cookies

Our website uses what are known as ‘cookies’; text files (also known as ‘web beacons’) which are stored on your computer. These are technology which allow user-specific settings and technical information to be collected, through which you can be identified. This information displays when and how users use the website and allows us to continually improve it. The use of cookies is of advantage to you because you do not have to repeatedly enter your personal data when filling in forms on the website. The use of cookies is common and is standard practice on many websites. Cookies are saved on your computer, not on this site.

We only use cookies to read information on your hard drive saved by a cookie from this website. If you do not wish cookies to be saved on your device, would like to delete a saved cookie or would like to be informed that cookies have been saved, you can change the settings in your browser accordingly. For detailed instructions, please read the help documentation in your browser. However, please note that this may prevent you from being able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

Google Analytics – web analysis service

This website uses Google Analytics; a web analysis service by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States of America (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’; text files stored on your computer which allow analysis of how you use the website.

Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. If you anonymise your IP address on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance if it is located within a Member State of the European Union or within another country within the European Economic Area: only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of in order to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide additional services relating to website and internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other information belonging to Google.

You can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by changing your browser settings; however, please note that this may cause you to be unable to make full use of all functions on this website. Furthermore, you can prevent information generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to Google and further processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via this link:

You can find more information on Google Analytics here: de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Third party advertising, links to other websites

Our website may contain advertising from third parties and/or links (interactive references) to third-party websites, for which we are not responsible. In particular, we have absolutely no influence on the content and layout of the external target websites which you reach via our website. The providers of these third-party websites are expressly responsible for the content and layout of these websites, as well as for adherence to the data provision regulations. The advertisers or companies may use technologies through which advertisements which appear on our website are sent directly to your browser, thereby automatically transferring your IP address. Such advertisers or companies also sometimes use the cookies described under item 2 as well as other technological means to gauge the effectiveness of their advertisements or optimise the content thereof. This includes in particular, but is not limited to, the filing of internet pages under certain interest categories as part of their use on the internet. In this case, no connection is made between this information and your name, address, phone number or e-mail address. We can neither access nor control these cookies or other technological means. The treatment of data by these third parties is therefore not encompassed by this data privacy statement. For more information, please consult the data protection provisions of the provider in question. You can deactivate the use of cookies in your browser settings. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of interest-related data and its categorisation by Google by deactivating it on this page:

Protection of your data

We constantly endeavour to take reasonable precautions to prevent unauthorised access to and the unauthorised use or falsification of your personal data, as well as to minimise the corresponding risks. However, please note that the transfer of personal data – be it by persons, telephone or internet – is always subject to risk and no technological system is fully impervious to manipulation or sabotage.


We can amend these data privacy provisions and the content of our website at any time without prior notice. We can also change or block access to this website at any time without prior notice.

Data privacy queries

You can contact us at any time if you would like information on your user profile and personal data, or that they be blocked or deleted. Furthermore, we will send you information at any time on which of your data have been saved, the origins and recipient thereof and the reason for saving the data.

Copyright law, trademark law and linking on our website

The content of this website, including texts, images, graphics and stylistic elements, is protected by copyright. Any use, duplication, display, transfer, lease and/or loan of the website or individual content is forbidden without the consent of Deutsche Hochschulstiftung. Deutsche Hochschulstiftung can implement amendments to the website or individual content at any time and without prior notice. The names ‘Deutsche Hochschulstiftung | Gemeinnützige Stiftung für Studium und Lehre’ and and the logo/symbol are protected by naming rights and trademarks. Abuse and unauthorised access, as well as mimicry, will be prosecuted under either criminal or civil law. Other brands and logos used on this website belong to the respective owners.

Deutsche Hochschulstiftung will only be responsible for links (external content) if it has concrete knowledge (i.e. also of illegal or punishable content) of the links and it is technologically possible and reasonable to prevent their use. This homepage and its individual pages may only be linked to with the prior written consent of Deutsche Hochschulstiftung.


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