Legal Notice & data protection declaration

Legal notice / Data protection declaration

The University of Hohenheim is a body governed by public law. 
It is legally represented by its President Prof. Dr. sc. agr. Stephan Dabbert.

Tel. +49 711 459 0
Fax +49 711 459 23960

Postal address
University of Hohenheim
70593 Stuttgart

Visitor’s address
Schloss Hohenheim 1
70599 Stuttgart

Bank account details
Baden-Württembergische Bank
IBAN: DE20 6005 0101 0002 5601 08

VAT-ID number: DE 147 794 207
Tax number: 99134/02103


Please take note of the important legal information about the content and availability of these websites, about copyright, and about external links.

Website content

The content of this website was produced with due diligence. However, the University of Hohenheim is not liable for the correctness, completeness, or up-to-dateness of the content provided.

Website availability

The University of Hohenheim will make every effort to offer the service without interruption. However, even with all due care, interruptions cannot be completely prevented. It retains the right to change or stop its offer at any time. We do not accept liability for interruptions or other disruptions due to files that have not been linked properly or formats that have not been structured properly.


© 1996-2019, Universität Hohenheim. All rights reserved.

All of the content and structures of this website are protected by copyright and ancillary copyright. Publication on the world wide web or other internet services is not equivalent to consent for use by third parties. Any use not permitted by German copyright requires the prior written agreement of the University of Hohenheim.
We expressly permit and welcome citation of our documents and setting links to our website as long as it is made clear that it is the content of the University of Hohenheim’s website and as long as this content is not connected to third-party content that conflicts with the interests of the University of Hohenheim.
Please direct questions to the web editors:, Tel. +49 711 459 23340. – > Bitte anpassen

Note on problems with external links
According to Sec. 7(1) of the German Telecommunications Act, the University of Hohenheim as a content provider is legally responsible for its “own content” that it provides. Links to content from other providers is considered separate from the University’s own content. “External content” is provided in a way by the University of Hohenheim that is marked in the following way: 
“Links” are always “living” (dynamic) references. When first linking the site, the University of Hohenheim checked the content to ensure that no civil or criminal legal responsibility could arise. However, the University does not continually check the content linked for changes that could lead to civil or criminal responsibility. If it discovers or if it is told that specific content to which it has linked could lead to civil or criminal responsibility, it will remove the link to this content.

Gender-Neutral Language

Whenever we speak of people on these pages, we of course mean men and women equally. That is why we use gender-neutral language whenever possible. If it is not possible in some instances, then we use the basic form (generic feminine / masculine).

Data protection declaration

When you visit our websites, personal data is processed. Personal data includes all information that could be used to identify you personally. 

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated confidentially according to this data protection declaration and the legal data protection provisions. This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope, and purpose of personal data processing within our website. 

Regarding the terms used, e.g. “processing” or “person responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR). 

Who is responsible for processing the data on this website?

Responsible for this website’s data processing is: 

University of Hohenheim
represented by 
President Prof. Dr. Stephan Dabbert
70593 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 459 0

“Responsible” is the natural or legal person, agency, institution, or other office that decides alone or together with others about the purpose and method of processing personal data. 

Data Protection Representative according to Art. 37 EU-GDPR is: 

Bernhard Witt
70593 Stuttgart 
Tel. +49 731 2058929

What rights do you have regarding your data?

At any time, you have the right to receive information for free about the origin, recipient, and purpose of the personal data saved about you. You also have the right to request that this data is corrected, restricted, or deleted. On this and other questions related to data protection, you can contact us at any time under the address given in the legal notice. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. 

Revocation right
Many data processing tasks are only possible with your express consent, e.g. when we publish pictures that are subject to your copyright or in which you are shown. You have the right to revoke consent given according to Art. 7(3) GDPR for the future. It is sufficient to send us informal notification of this by email. 

Revocation right
At any time, you may revoke your consent for us processing your personal data in the future according to Sec. 21 GDPR. The revocation can be done in particular for processing for direct marketing purposes. 

Right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority
For data protection violations that affect you, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection matters is the state data protection representative of the federal state in which our organization is located. List of data protection representatives

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we have automatically processed based on your consent or to fulfill a contract sent to you or a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the data to be transferred directly to another responsible person, this will only be done if it is technically possible. 

Information, restriction, erasure
In the context of the valid legal regulations, you have the right to receive information free of charge about the personal data saved about you, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification, processing restrictions, or erasure of this data. On this and other questions related to personal data, you can contact us at any time under the address given in the legal notice. 

Transferring data
Personal data will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent unless we are legally obligated to do so (e.g. transferring to agencies for prosecuting criminal acts). 

What data is collected on our website?

Access logs
When you visit our site, our web server automatically processes information given to us by your browser based on Art. 32 (1) let. b) EU-GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6(1) let. c) EU-GDPR: 

  • Browser type and language
  • Operating system used
  • The site you last visited (referrer URL)
  • Date and time of the server request
  • The data amount transferred and access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.) 
  • IP address

We collect and use this data solely in non-personalized form, that is, personal processing does not take place. It primarily serves security purposes and to ensure an error-free provision of the website; in addition, it is used for statistical analyses. This data is not merged with data from other sources. This data is deleted automatically after 8 days. 

Some of the internet sites use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and saved by your browser. 

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies that are automatically deleted after you leave the site. Other cookies are saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time to visit the site. 

You can change the settings in your browser so that you are informed about cookies being set and allow them only in individual cases, accept cookies only for certain cases, generally not permit them, or to automatically delete the cookies when you close the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website could be limited. 

Cookies that are necessary to provide certain functions are saved according to Sec. 4 of Baden-Württemberg’s State Data Protection Act (in the version from 6 June 2018) in conjunction with Art. 6(1) let. e) EU-GDPR. The website operator has an interest in analyzing and optimizing its services as well as their economic operation. 

If other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyze your surfing behavior) are saved, they are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration. 

Sending newsletters
The purpose of sending newsletters is to send information about various University topics. To subscribe to newsletters, it is necessary to give an email address. The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6(1) let. a) EU-GDPR. You may revoke this consent at any time. 

If you would like to send us a question (e.g. via contact form or email), your information from the contact form is saved together with the contact information you entered according to Art. 6(1) let. b) EU-GDPR for the purpose of responding to the question and saved in case there are any follow-up questions. We do not transfer this data without your consent. If the data is no longer relevant, it is deleted. The legal archiving requirements apply. 

External services

Google Analytics
This website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of the website created by the cookie is typically transferred to and saved on a Google server in the USA. IP anonymization is activated on this website. Before being transferred, your IP address is therefore abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide other services for the website operator in conjunction with website use and internet use. The IP address transferred by your browser for Google Analytics is not compiled with other data by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved in your browser’s settings; however, we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to fully use all of this website’s functions. In addition, you can prevent the data created by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected by Google or prevent the further processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-inAdditional information the conditions of use and data protection  

Google Maps
On our website, we use Google Maps (API) by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Maps is a web service to depict interactive maps to visually display geographic information. For example, using this service our location can be shown to you, making it easier to reach us. When calling up the pages on which the Google Maps map is imbedded, information about your use of our website (e.g. your IP address) is transferred to and saved by the Google server in the USA. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account in which you are logged in or whether you do not have a user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data is assigned directly to your account. If you do not want this information to be assigned to your profile by google, then you will need to log out of your Google user account. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as a user profile and analyzes it. This analysis is done in particular based on Art. 6(1) let. f) EU-GDPR based on Google’s legitimate interests for showing personalized advertising, market research, and/or a needs-based design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of this user profile, although you will need to voice your objection to Google. Google LLC with its headquarters in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” that ensures the data protection level required for the EU is upheld. If you object to your data being transferred to Google in the future for the use of Google Maps, then it is possible to completely deactivate Google Maps’ services by turning off the application JavaScript in your browser. Google Maps and the maps shown on this website can then not be used. Using Google Maps is done in the interest of an aesthetic presentation of our online services and to make it easier to find the locations we refer to on our website. This represents a legitimate interest in terms of Art. 6(1) let. f) GDPR. Additional information the conditions of use and data protection

YouTube in the expanded data protection mode
This websites embeds YouTube videos in its information content. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page from us that includes such a video, a connection is made to the YouTube server. In this connection, the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you are signed in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube uses cookies among other reasons to collect video statistics, avoid fraud, and improve user-friendliness. The website operator receives statistics from the YouTube cookies on the views for individual videos embedded in the website without information about the respective users. This website uses embedded YouTube videos in the expanded data protection mode. This means: YouTube does not save cookies for a user that visits a website with an embedded YouTube video who does not click on the video to start it. If the YouTube video is clicked, then YouTube can save cookies on the user’s computer. However, no personal cookie information is saved for playing embedded videos. Additional information the conditions of use and data protection

Data security

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data that arises or is collected, especially to protect against intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or attacks from unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continually improved according to technological developments. However, we still point out that transferring data online can have security risks. Perfect protection of data from third-party access is not possible. 

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect confidential information that is transferred, e.g. orders or questions sent to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection in the URL shown in the browser – it changes from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol appears in your browser URL line. 

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

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