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Leuphana University of Lüneburg is a foundation under public law.

It is legally represented by the President Sascha Spoun.

Sales tax identification number according to § 27a Umsatzsteuergesetz:

DE 811 305 548

Responsible for the content within the meaning of § 18 II MStV are the persons indicated in the imprint of the respective documents.

General contents, unless otherwise stated, are represented in terms of § 18 II MStV by Prof. Dr. Claudia Equit, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg:

Prof. Dr. Claudia Equit
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg

Legal information (disclaimer)

Please note the important legal information regarding the contents of this website, copyright and external links.

Liability for content and external links

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general legislation pursuant to Section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). These own contents are to be distinguished from cross-references (“links”) to contents provided by other providers.

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a legal violation. If we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will remove such links immediately.


The contents and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. The only exceptions to this are content and works that are explicitly marked with a different usage authorisation. In this case, the licence stated there applies.

Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Notes on data protection

Data protection is of particular concern to us. We process your personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) in accordance with the legal requirements and would like to do this in a transparent manner. Therefore, we would like to briefly explain to you in the following data protection information which data we process in connection with the use of our website, and for what purposes and on what legal basis this is done. In addition, you will receive information about contact persons and your rights in connection with data processing.

Name and contact details of the person responsible:

Leuphana University of Lüneburg

represented by the President

Universitätsallee 1

21335 Lüneburg

Contact details of the data protection officer:

Leuphana University of Lüneburg

– Data Protection Officer –

Universitätsallee 1

21335 Lüneburg


Purposes and legal basis of data processing

Log files

As soon as you visit our website, we save so-called log files. This records your IP address, the date and time of the page access, the URL called up, the URL you last visited (referrer URL), the browser you use and its version, as well as the version of the operating system you use.

In addition, the URL called up, the browser used and its version, the version of the operating system you are using and the screen size used are sent together with JavaScript error messages to a server of our maintenance service provider in order to be able to analyse and eliminate error messages of the JavaScripts used on our site. In this way, we prevent downtimes of JavaScripts working on the website. A link with your IP address does not take place. We have concluded an order processing contract with our maintenance service provider eCentral GmbH for this processing.

We use this data to prevent misuse of our website and to enable you to visit our website smoothly and optimally. The legal basis for this processing is § 3 S.1 Nr. 1 Lower Saxony Data Protection Act (NDSG) in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 (e) Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) in conjunction with Art. 3 (1) p.1 no. 10 Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG).

Member area

  1. registration

When you contact us by e-mail to register for the INPAC member area, you will first receive an e-mail from us by means of the so-called double-opt-in procedure, in which we inform you about the processing of personal data and ask for your confirmation that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you wish to receive the notification as well as the processing of personal data taking place in connection with the registration. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and then deleted immediately. In addition, we store your IP address used and the time of the registration request and confirmation in each case. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify any possible misuse of your personal data.

Once you have confirmed your registration, the data you have provided (your e-mail address, your full name and, if applicable, the URL of a website containing further information about you) will be stored by us in order to carry out your registration and to display your membership in the access-protected area for all INPAC members to see. In addition, we use the data to send you further information about INPAC membership by e-mail. We process the personal data relating to your registration request on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO, which we obtain from you separately by e-mail.

  1. INPAC profile

If you are accepted into the access-protected INPAC member area, you have the possibility to add your personal data for your presentation and for the professional exchange with the other INPAC members. Your INPAC profile contains the name from your registration request as a username, as well as your email address and, if applicable, a website URL. In addition, you can optionally enter your first and last name, a photo, information about your projects and publications, as well as other personal details and make files available to other INPAC members by uploading them. If you use the chat function, your status (online yes/no) will be made visible by a coloured light and we will save your name, the chat topic, the time and your personal message for exchange with INPAC members. In addition, you have the possibility to initiate general discussions in the INPAC forum. For this we need your name, the topic, date and time, as well as your personal message. The time information, as well as your online status and the presentation of further information about you in the chat and forum function is necessary for the direct or chronologically traceable exchange on current topics. The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO, which we obtain from you separately by e-mail.

Provided you hide your profile as part of the privacy settings, none of your data will be visible to other INPAC members.

General information:

Even if you do not make use of your rights below, your data will only be stored by us for as long as it is necessary for the purposes mentioned above. The log files are generally stored for a maximum of 7 days. The specified storage periods do not apply if, in derogation thereof, a longer storage or retention period is required by law or is necessary for legal enforcement within the statutory limitation periods. If data is only retained for the aforementioned purposes, data access is limited to the extent necessary for this purpose.

If we have not provided any information to the contrary in this regard, we will generally keep your data to ourselves and only make it available to those employees who need it for their work within the scope of fulfilling their tasks. This does not apply if we are legally obliged to disclose it.

In order to be able to guarantee a secure transmission of your data, all data is encrypted with a TLS certificate.

We would like to inform you that the provision of your data is neither legally nor contractually required. If you do not provide your data, this may mean that the website cannot be displayed to you or only to a limited extent.

Automated decision-making including profiling as defined in Art. 22 (1) and (4) DSGVO does not take place.

Your right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO:

Insofar as we process your data on the basis of tasks in the public interest on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 (e) DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 (1) p. 1 (e) DSGVO within the meaning of Art. 4 (4) DSGVO.

In this case, we will no longer process this data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Your right of revocation pursuant to Art. 7 (1) sentence 1 DSGVO

If we process your data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. This means that the lawfulness of the processing that took place on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected. The declaration of revocation can be made informally and does not require any justification.

Your other rights:

You have the right to request information from us about the processing of data concerning you. In addition to a copy of the data, this right to information also includes the purposes of the data processing, the data recipients and the storage period.

If incorrect data is being processed, you can demand that we correct this data without delay. If the legal requirements according to Art. 17 or 18 DSGVO are met, you also have the right to immediate deletion or restriction of the processing of the data. Please note that restricted processing of the data may not be possible.

Furthermore, you can make use of your right to data portability under the conditions of Art. 20 DSGVO.

Otherwise, to assert your rights, please contact:

Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Claudia Equit
Universitätsallee 1
21335 Lüneburg

If you have any further questions, our data protection officer will be happy to advise you.

You can also contact a competent data protection authority with data protection-related complaints.