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Data Protection Information

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
Domstraße 11, 17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 0

The Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (BSZ) is responsible for maintaining this server's hardware and software:
University of Konstanz
Felix-Wankel-Straße 4
78457 Konstanz
Tel.: +49 7531 88 2929
Fax: +49 7531 88 3703

Legal basis
If the University requests consent for the collection of personal data from the data subject (e.g. contact form, publishing agreement, declaration from the doctoral candidate on the submission of an electronic version of the thesis), Art. 6(1) item a GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, Art. 6(1) item b GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. This also applies to processing activities that are required in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

If processing of personal data is required to comply with a legal obligation to which the University is subject, Art. 6(1) item c GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

For performing university tasks pursuant to the State Data Protection Act, Art. 6(1) item e GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

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:

- Name of the retrieved file,
- Amount of data transmitted,
- Feedback from your browser that it has successfully retrieved the currently displayed web page,
- IP address,
- Time website was accessed,
- User agent (browser and operating system),
- Visited pages or content, and
- Referer URL, if provided (page visited previously).

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) item 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.

Contact form
Your personal data that is transmitted in connection with a message via the contact form is only stored for the purpose of answering your query and will be deleted as soon as the administrative process has been completed. Your query will be forwarded directly to the responsible member of staff at the university. Your details will not be forwarded to third parties.

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 Universitätsbibliothek Greifswald, Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 10, 17489 Greifswald, or via email to openaccess@uni-greifswald.de.

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. blocking), deletion, and the data portability of your data. You have the right to object to direct marketing and the processing of your data taking place on the basis of Art. 6(1) items e and f GDPR. If you would like to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data, we ask you to inform us of the reasons that apply to your particular situation so that we can perform an investigation into the balance of interests in accordance with Art. 21(1) sentence 2 GDPR.

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:

Renè Schülke
SIS - Schweriner IT- und Servicegesellschaft mbH
Eckdrift 93, 19061 Schwerin
Tel.: +49 385 20092 1213

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 information and terms and conditions, 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 Library Greifswald
Felix-Hausdorff-Straße 10
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1531

Last revised: 25 April 2023, responsible: University Library Greifswald