Privacy policy

We process personal data collected during visits to our website in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (General Data Protection Regulation GDPR) and the State Data Protection Act of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (DSG M-V).

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states and other data protection regulations is the:

University of Rostock
Legally represented by the Rector
Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Schareck
Universitätsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 498-0

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (such as first and/or last name, addresses or e-mail addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties without the express consent of the user.

The use and payment of all services offered is – as far as technically possible and reasonable – also permitted without the provision of personal data or by providing anonymous data or a pseudonym.

Legal basis

Insofar as the university obtains the consent (including a contact form) of the person concerned for the collection of personal data, Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of the university and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Data Collection

Whenever our website is accessed, the following data is stored in log files for data security and statistical purposes:

IP address,
Time of access,
UserAgent (browser and operating system used),
called page or content elements and
if provided Referrer URL (the previously visited page).

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f GDPR. The IP address will not be merged with other databases. The data is stored for a maximum of 7 days, after which it is kept in anonymised form for access statistics. Our website uses the open source software AWStats for access statistics. No personal data is stored.

YouTube videos

We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offering, which are stored at and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in “enhanced privacy mode”, which means that no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the following data be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transfer.

By clicking on the play button, YouTube/Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in the section “Logging” above is transmitted. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be associated directly with your account. If you don’t want the assignment to your profile on YouTube, you have to log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website.

Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide advertising tailored to your needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube, please see the Privacy Policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has accepted the EU-US Privacy Shield,

Your rights

You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection of personal data at any time and without stating reasons with effect for the future in writing to the University of Rostock, Universitätsplatz 1, 18055, Rostock or by e-mail to

Furthermore, you have the right to request information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your data.

Furthermore, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority for data protection if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not lawful.

If you have any questions regarding data protection, you can contact the University’s official data protection officer:

University of Rostock
Data Protection and Information Security Officer
Dr. Katja Fröhlich
Albert-Einstein-Str. 22
18059 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 498-8333
Office: Konrad-Zuse-Haus, Albert-Einstein-Str. 22, Room 104

Objection to advertising mail

The use of the contact data published in the imprint or similarly (such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses) by third parties for the purpose of sending information that has not been expressly requested is not permitted. In case of violations of this prohibition, we expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of such spam mails.


University of Rostock
Press and Communication Office
Universitätsplatz 1
18055 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 498-1012
fax: +49 381 498-1032

Last change: 18.05.2018, Responsible: