Data Privacy

1. Data Storage and Data Use

The data entered in connection with an event is collected, processed and saved by Hasso Plattner Institute Academy GmbH for the purpose of invoicing and for the forwarding of further information offers. Under no circumstances is the data disclosed to unauthorized third parties, unless required by law. You may revoke the consent you have given at any time and/or object to the future use of your data.

2. Right of Objection and Right to Access

Your consent regarding the receipt of information offers by post and/or by email, or any other kinds of consent granted, can be revoked at any time with future effect by sending an informal letter to: Hasso Plattner Institute Academy GmbH, August-Bebel-Straße 88, 14482, Potsdam, Germany or by sending an email to our data protection officer (datenschutz(at)hpi.de).

Furthermore, our data protection officer can provide you information about your data stored with us. At your request, we will undertake the necessary steps to erase or block your data completely.

Please send your request in writing to:

Hasso Plattner Institute Academy GmbH
Data Protection Officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
August-Bebel-Straße 88
14482 Potsdam, Germany

or alternatively by email to: datenschutz(at)hpi.de.

Please note that we are only able to provide you with information if you have already given us your complete first and last name, your current address and (where appropriate) your former address, as well as your date of birth and your email address. This information is for comparison purposes only and thereby serves to prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to your personal data. It would also be helpful for us to have the names of any events from which we have previously collected data from you in the past so that we can identify the relevant data more quickly.

3. Cookies and Tracking Technology

This website uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical analysis of visitor traffic. The tool uses so-called “cookies” for this purpose. Every time you access the HPI Academy website the following data is stored in a protocol file:

•          Name of the accessed file
•          Date and time of the access
•          Volume of data transmitted
•          Notification of whether file retrieval was successful
•          IP address
•          Web address previously accessed (referrer URL)
•          Information about the operating system
•          Browser
•          Host name

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on the server of the service provider in Germany. This data is evaluated for the sole purpose of optimizing the website. This data is not disclosed to third parties whether for commercial or noncommercial purposes.

The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage (for Piwik). You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that by doing this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

In addition, we also use JavaScript and Flash to increase the user-friendliness of our website. JavaScript does not store any personal information. If you disable JavaScript via your browser setting, you can still make extensive use of our Internet services.

Cookies serve to make our site more user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser. Most of the cookies use are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted after your visit. HTTP cookies are transmitted in the header via HTTP. They serve to identify the subscriber, whereby the browser usually offers the user restrictive settings:

•          Non-acceptance of cookies
•          User query with each cookie
•          Deletion of all cookies after user has visited site 
and much more …