Privacy statement

Protecting your personal data and therefore your privacy is a top priority for our institution. With this privacy statement, we would like to inform you which data HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL gemeinnützige GmbH) collects and processes when you visit and use its website. 

Responsible authority in accordance with the Data Protection Act:

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Jahnallee 59
04109 Leipzig

T: +49 (0)341 9851-60
Email: info@hhl.de

1. Purpose of collection

The processing of personal data provided by you (such as name, address, date of birth, telephone number) by us is necessary for the proper processing of the underlying contractual relationship. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the later described purposes. However, we store your personal data as long as we are legally obliged to do so, for example due to retention obligations or limitation periods of potential legal claims that have not yet expired.

HHL uses your personal data that was provided though the upload of your curriculum vitae for the purpose of advertising and distribution to third parties that are listed below until revoked. Your curriculum vitae and personal data may be distributed to the following companies:

PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg, 2 rue Gerhard Mercator, B.P. 1443, L-1014 Luxembourg

67rockwell Consulting GmbH, Große Elbstrasse 45, D-22767 Hamburg

eSport Event GmbH, Trottenacker 413, CH-5078 Effingen (for tournament moderation)


For the Fitness Challenge, your name, university and submitted fitness activities will be used for the purpose of determining the most active participants, as well as publishing these on our website and social media.

This consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time. Your data protection rights are outlined in the following section.You can obtain information about your stored personal data from us at any time (Art. 15 of the GDPR), demand its correction (Art. 16 of the GDPR), deletion (Art. 17 of the GDPR) or restriction of processing (Art. 18 of the GDPR), and assert your right to data portability (Art. 20 of the GDPR). In addition, you can change or revoke your declaration of consent at any time without giving reasons with effect for the future (Art. 21 GDPR). Please note that data processing that took place before the revocation is not affected by this. For the aforementioned purposes, please contact us: ivyleague@hhl.de.

2. Collecting general information

When you visit our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This relates to details about your browser, operating system, internet service provider, time of access, IP address and similar information. None of the collected information can be used to identify you directly.

The collected information is used for the statistical evaluation, maintenance, safety and optimization of the website.

Regarding the storage, we observe the general regulations for deletion and the principles of data avoidance and minimization. According to these, personal data is deleted when the purpose of continued storage ceases to exist and there is no more reason to store personal data.

3. Personal data

Personal data is information with which a natural person is or can be clearly identified. This relates to details of personal or material circumstances which allow for a direct identification of an individual.

We process personal data only insofar as the data protection regulations will allow us. When doing so, we strive to comply with all necessary technical and organizational measures to appropriately ensure the safety of your personal data and protect against unauthorized access or misuse.

If we process personal data, we use security measures such as firewalls, encryption technology and physical access barriers for the IT department. We take the necessary precautions using state-of-the-art technology to minimize the risk of manipulation, unauthorized access, data loss etc.

4. Contacting us

If you contact us via the contact form or e-mail, your data will be stored in order to process the inquiry and any subsequent questions. Please note that this information is transmitted unencrypted. Your data will not be forwarded to third parties without your consent.

5. Integration of third-party services and content

At times, we also integrate third-party content into our online offer. This includes, among other things, graphics from other websites or Google Maps. These third-party providers will be notified of your IP address; otherwise the content could not be displayed. We do not have any influence on whether the third-party providers store your e-mail address (e.g., for statistical purposes) but we seek to only use images where no such data is stored. As soon as we learn about IP addresses being stored, we will inform the user of this circumstance.

6. Registration feature

If you wish to use our offer, we require the data which you submitted during the registration process. The data entered into the input during registration is collected.

7. Cookies

To be able to offer you certain features on our website, we use cookies. These are small text files which allow for specific device-related information to be stored on your access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). Cookies serve the purpose of increasing the user-friendliness of our website (e.g., saving login data) as well as collecting statistical data about the website use to improve our offer following an analysis of the data. You can limit or prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by changing your browser settings. Please note, however, that you might no longer be able to use all the features on our website to their full extent when doing so.

8. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We have activated IP anonymization. 

On this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google Server in the USA and shortened there only on an exceptional basis. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet use to the website operator. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted under Google Analytics by your browser with other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we must advise you that in this case, you might not be able to use, to the full extent, all functions of this website. You may prevent Google from recording the data generated by the cookie and pertaining to your use of the website (including your IP address), or processing these data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in available through the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

9. Facebook

Plug-ins from the social network Facebook provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, have been integrated into our website. The Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by the Facebook logo. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins is available at developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Consequently, Facebook receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the Facebook button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from our website to your Facebook profile. Therefore, Facebook can link your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the website, do not have any knowledge of what kind of data is transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. For further information on the subject, please see Facebook’s data policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish for Facebook to be able to link your visit to our website to your user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

10. Twitter

Our website uses features provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. If you use the Twitter button, Twitter will link your Twitter account to the website used by you. This information is shared with other Twitter users, especially your followers. As a part of this process, data is transmitted to Twitter.

HHL as the operator of this website does not obtain any information from Twitter about the content or use of the transmitted data. For further information, please click the following link: https://twitter.com/en/privacy

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in the account settings at twitter.com/account/settings.

11. YouTube

Our website uses at least one plug-in by YouTube, which is a part of Google Inc., San Bruno, California, USA. As soon as you visit a page which is equipped with a YouTube plug-in on our website, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. In the process, the YouTube server will be notified of which specific website you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube may link this information directly to your personal YouTube profile. If you wish to prevent this, please log out of your YouTube account before visiting the HHL website. For further information, please refer to the privacy policy at www.youtube.com.

12. Xing

This website uses the XING Share button. Therefore, a connection to the browsers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, is established through your browser when you access this website. XING does not store any personal data about your visit to this website. Your IP address is not stored either. For the latest information on data protection, please visit www.xing.com/app/share.

13. LinkedIn

On our website, we use plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). The plug-in establishes a connection between your internet browser and the LinkedIn server every time you visit our website. Consequently, LinkedIn receives the information that you visited our website with your IP address. By clicking the LinkedIn button, you can link content from the HHL website to your LinkedIn profile page. In this case, LinkedIn can link your visit to our website to your user account. HHL does not have any knowledge of what kind of data is transmitted or how it is used by Facebook.

More details on how the data is collected, your legal options and possible settings are provided by linked in at this address: www.linkedin.com/static.

14. Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. We have no influence over whether the operators of external websites comply with the data protection regulations.

15. Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

You have the right to demand information at any time regarding the personal data HHL gGmbH has stored about you. You also have the right to have your data corrected, limited, transferred or deleted or object to the processing of your data as far as this is permitted and does not violate any legal stipulations.

To exercise your rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer of HHL.

Furthermore, you also have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

We reserve the right to update this privacy statement occasionally so that it complies with the legal requirements and to reflect any changes made to our offer. For any subsequent visit to our website, the new privacy statement shall then apply.

Data Protection Officer

For any queries regarding data protection at HHL gGmbH, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly or send us an e-mail.

Data Protection Officer:

MGID
Mitteldeutsche Gesellschaft für Informationssicherheit und Datenschutz mbH
Lars Nöcker
Mozartstraße 10
04107 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 (0) 341 96273553
Email: datenschutz@hhl.de

Last update: April 3, 2021