Privacy Policy

Data protection information for the website of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy

We process personal data collected during visits to our website in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) and the Brandenburg State Data Protection Act (BbgDSG).

The person responsible within the meaning of Art. 26 DSGVO and other national data protection laws of the member states and other data protection regulations is the:

University of Potsdam
represented by the President Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D.
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam, Germany
Phone +49 (0)331 977-1220
fax +49 (0)331 977-1089

Purpose of data processing and legal basis
The website serves to inform the public about the activities of the Harding Center for Risk Literacy. The legal basis for the data processing associated with accessing the site is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e DSGVO in conjunction with §§ 3 para. 7 BbgHG, 5 para. 1 BbgDSG.

Insofar as the Harding Centre for Risk Competence obtains the consent (including the contact form) of the person concerned for the collection of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

Whenever our website is accessed, the following data is stored in log files for operational and data security and statistical purposes:
- your IP address,
- date and time of access,
- name and version of your browser/operating system (if transmitted),
- address of the page visited and
- if provided, referrer URL.

The data will be stored for a maximum of 7 days.

The collection of this data is necessary within the framework of the legal basis for data processing stated above (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. e DSGVO in conjunction with §§ 3 para. 7 BbgHG, 5 para. 1 BbgDSG) for technical reasons in order to display the website and to guarantee its stability and security. 

No cookies are placed and stored on your computer when visiting our website. 

Use of web fonts
External fonts (Google Fonts) are used on the website. Google Fonts is a service of Google LLC. ("Google"). This resource is accessed through the web browser. The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call at Google LLC. ("Google"). For more information, please refer to the Google privacy policy (

Your rights
You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection of personal data at any time and without stating reasons in writing to the Harding center for Risk Literacy (hardingcenter(at) with effect for the future. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation.

In addition, you have the right to request information free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin, recipients, the purpose and duration of data processing. In addition, under certain conditions, you have the right to correction, restriction of processing (e.g. blocking), deletion and the right to data transferability of your data. For reasons arising from their particular situation, they may at any time object to the processing of their personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority if you consider that your personal data are being processed unlawfully.

For the exercise of your rights mentioned above, you can contact

Dr. Felix Rebitschek
Harding Center for Risk Literacy
University of Potsdam
Faculty of Health Sciences
Joint Faculty of the University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg and the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane
Virchowstr. 2
14482 Potsdam, Germany
Phone +49 (0)331-9799-8399

You can request information from the Chief Information Officer (University of Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany). The form provided for this purpose can be found at:

If you have questions about data protection, you can contact the official data protection officer of the University of Potsdam:

Dr. Marek Kneis
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam, Germany
House 22, Room 1.14
phone +49 (0)331 977-124409
fax +49 (0)331 977-1297


Objection to advertising mails
The use of contact data published in the imprint or comparable information such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail addresses by third parties for sending information that has not been expressly requested, is not permitted.