We process personal data, which are collected when visiting our website, in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the State Data Protection Act Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DSG M-V) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Insofar as the opportunity to enter personal or business data (such as first and / or surnames, addresses or e-mail addresses) exists within the Internet offer, the user discloses this data on a voluntary basis. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without the express consent of the user.

The use and payment of all offered services is – as far as technically possible and reasonable – also allowed without specification of personal data or under specification of anonymised data or a pseudonym.


Each time you access our website, the following data is stored in log files for data security and statistical purposes:

IP address,
time of access,
user agent (browser and operating system used),
retrieved page or content elements and,
if provided, referrer URL (the previously visited page).

The data are stored for a maximum of seven days, after which they are kept in anonymous form. A combination of the IP address with other databases does not occur.


When you visit our website, so-called „session cookies“ are stored and archived on your computer. Cookies are small text files designed to make the Internet offerings more user-friendly, effective and secure. You do not damage your computer and they do not contain viruses. As a rule, session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.
You have the option of deactivating the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note that if you deactivate it, you may not be able to fully use all functions of our website.

Our website uses the open-source software Matomo for the strategic evaluation of user access. For this purpose, cookies are stored on your computer, which allow us to analyse the use of our website. The resulting usage information is transferred to our server along with your IP address and stored for usage analysis purposes. Your IP address will be immediately anonymised during this process so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. This information will not be disclosed to third parties.

Contact form

The personal data submitted by you via the contact form will only be stored for the purpose of answering your request and will be deleted at the latest after the completion of the administrative process. Your request will be forwarded directly to the responsible employee within the university. Your data will not be shared with third parties.

Your rights

You have the right to revoke in writing a consent granted to collect personal data at any time and without giving reasons with effect for the future addressed to Universität Rostock (University of Rostock), Universitätsplatz 1, 18055, Rostock or by e-mail to pressestelle(at)uni-rostock(dot)de .

Furthermore, you have the right to request free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing. In addition, you have the right to correct, block or delete your data.

If you have questions about privacy, you can contact the official Data Protection Officer of the University:

Annette Meier
Parkstraße 6, room 308
D-18057 Rostock
Tel.: +49 381 498-8333
Fax: +49 381 498-5620


Universität Rostock (University of Rostock)
Presse- und Kommunikationsstelle (Press and communications)
Universitätsplatz 1
D-18055 Rostock
Tel.: +49 381 498-1012
Fax: +49 381 498-1032

Last amended: 18.05.2018, Responsible: pressestelle(at)uni-rostock(dot)de