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Responsible in accordance with Telemedia Act (TMG):
HafenCity University Hamburg
Überseeallee 16
D-20457 Hamburg
Germany

Phone +49 (0)40 - 42827-5354, -5355
Email: infothek(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Legal form and legal representation
HCU is a Corporation of public law.
HCU is legally represented by
Dr.-Ing. Walter Pelka, President of the HCU.

Regulatory authority
The regulatory authority is the authority for Science and Research of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (BWFG)
Hamburger Straße 37
D-22083 Hamburg
Germany
VAT ID number
DE256502509
Responsible for the content of this website

Teaching and Research Programme Urban Design.
Project Project Management in Urban Design
Hamburg Open Online University - HCU Hamburg
Überseeallee 16
D-20457 Hamburg
Germany

Contact
Room: 3.111.1
Email: bernd.kniess@hcu-hamburg.de
Phone: +49 40 42827 4321
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Contents of the e-learning arrangement
The provider shall make this service available to the users free of charge within the scope of his technical and economic possibilities. The provider endeavours to keep his service available. The provider does not assume any further obligations, in particular the user is not entitled to a permanent availability of the service. The provider assumes no liability for the accuracy, completeness, timeliness and usefulness of the content provided. The provider is entitled to make changes to his service and to terminate his service at any time without notice.

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Zuzana Kostelanska, Laslo Strong, Dodo Voelkel

Privacy Policy

We are delighted that you show interest in our e-learning offering. Data protection is of high priority for the management of the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU). The usage of this website of HCU is possible without any indication of your personal data; however, if you use the services via this website as well as our social media channels (pl. see below), this entails the processing of personal data.
The processing of personal data shall be in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to HCU. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, the use and the processing as well as the rights you are entitled to in the context of the data processing.
As the controller of the data, HCU implements numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed.
(1) Name and address of the controller of the data
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU)
Überseeallee 16
D-20457 Hamburg
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)40 42827-2730
Email: hcu-kommunikation@vw.hcu-hamburg.de
Website: http://urban-design-reader.de
(2) Name and address of the Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:
Bernd Uderstadt
Privacy officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter, DSB) of Universität Hamburg [Hamburg University] (UHH) and external DSB of Hamburg's universities HfMT, HFBK, HCU, TUHH and the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Hamburg (SUB) Universität Hamburg [State and University Library of Hamburg University], Stabsstelle Recht, DSB (UHH/R16)
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Hamburg
Phone: +4940428382957
Email: hcu-datenschutz@vw.hcu-hamburg.de
Website: https://www.hcu-hamburg.de/en/b/privacy-statement/
You may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.
(3) Cookies
This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an internet browser.
By using cookies, HCU can provide user-friendly services. By means of a cookie the information and offers on our website can be optimized. Cookies allow recognizing website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make the usage of our website easier.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
(4) Collection of general data and information
The website of HCU collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
By doing so HCU does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is rather needed to (1) deliver the content of this website correctly, (2) optimize the content of this website (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, HCU analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our university, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
(5) Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely deleted in accordance with legal requirements.
(6) Rights of the persons concerned
You have the following rights regarding the processing of your personal data.
Right to information
You may contact us at any time in order:
• to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed (see Article 15 GDPR);
• to obtain rectification of inaccurate personal data about you (see Article 16 GDPR);
• to obtain the erasure of personal data about you (‘right to be forgotten’, see Article 17 GDPR);
• in certain cases to obtain restriction of processing personal data about (see Article 18 GDPR);
• (where suitable) and/or to receive personal data concerning you which have been processed by us (see Article 20 GDPR).
Right to object
You also have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you (see Article 21 GDPR).
Right to complaint
You also have at any time the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the regulations stipulated in GDPR (see Article 22 GDPR).
Right to revoke your consent
You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time (see Article 7 section 3 GDPR).
(8) Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the social network Facebook.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) are integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.
(7) Data protection provisions about the application and use of Instagram
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the service Instagram.
The operating company of the services offered by Instagram is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding Instagram component of Instagram. During the course of this technical procedure, Instagram becomes aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Instagram, Instagram detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject - and for the entire duration of their stay on our website - which specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Instagram component and is associated with the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, then Instagram matches this information with the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website provided that the data subject is logged in at Instagram at the time of the call to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Instagram button or not. If such a transmission of information to Instagram is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their Instagram account before a call-up to our website is made.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram may be retrieved under https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
(8) Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the microblgging service Twitter.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.
(9) Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube
On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.
YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
(10) Data protection provisions about the application and use of SlideShare
On this website, the controller has integrated SlideShare components. LinkedIn SlideShare as a file hosting service allows you to exchange and archive presentations and other documents, such as PDF files, videos, and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media content in all popular formats, with the documents either publicly-accessible or private-labeled.
The operating company of SlideShare is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. For privacy matters outside of the United States the LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.
LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embedded codes for the media content (e.g. presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.) stored there. Embedded codes are program codes that are embedded in the Internet pages to display external content on their own website. Embedded codes allow content to be reproduced on its own website without storing it on its own server, possibly violating the right of reproduction of the respective author of the content. A further advantage of the use of an embedded code is that the respective operator of a website does not use its own storage space and the own server is thereby relieved. An embedded code may be integrated at any point on another website so that an external content may also be inserted within the own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to relieve our server and to avoid copyright infringements, while at the same time using third-party content.
With each call-up to our Internet site, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embedded code), this component prompts the browser that you are using to download the according embedded data from SlideShare. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in on SlideShare at the same time, SlideShare recognizes with each call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned to the respective SlideShare account of the data subject through LinkedIn.
LinkedIn obtains information via the SlideShare component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at SlideShare at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the embedded media data or not. If such a transmission of information to SlideShare is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their SlideShare account before a call-up to our website is made.
LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions for LinkedIn is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
(11) Legal basis for the processing
Legal basis for the data processing in the context of storage of logfiles is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The temporary storage of your IP address by the system is necessary in order to be able to deliver the website to your computer. Your IP address therefore must remain stored for the duration of the session.
Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected (logfiles: regularly after 7 up to 14 days). With regard to the collection of data for reasons of the provision of the website, data will be deleted when the respective session has ended.
Legal basis for the data processing in the context of using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram) and Slideshare is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
(12) Legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to provide convenient access to social networks as well as to offer appealing interactive learning content on this website.
(13) Further information/contact
In case you wish any further information on your personal data stored or in case you wish to revoke your consent, please sent your request to the following email address: ud-master@hcu-hamburg.de.