Contact with the HIE-RO Institute:



The Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

at the University of Rostock

Richard-Wagner-Straße 31 | Haus 1

18119  Rostock-Warnemünde

phone: +49 (0) 381 498 -5624 or -5635

fax: +49 (0) 381 498 5634

e-mail: info(at)

Board of Directors:

Simone Brenner

Stephan Redlich

Paweł Warszycki

To get in contact with any member of HIE-RO staff via e-mail just use the first name and the surname of the person then use the following format: name.surname(at)


Data protection declaration


1. General information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any information that personally identifies you.

Note on the body responsible

Society for the advancement of the Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development at the University of Rostock

represented by the board of directors, consisting of: 

Simone Brenner

Stephan Redlich

Pawel Warszycki

Richard-Wagner-Str. 31 | Haus 1

18119 Rostock

Telefon: +49 (0) 381 468 4586

E-Mail: info(at)

Executive Director / Contact person: Pawel Warszycki

In this data protection declaration you will find information on the collection and storage of personal data as well as the type and purpose of its use.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by you communicating it to us. This may involve, for example, data that you send us by e-mail or enter in a corresponding contact form.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the site view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website runs error-free. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.

Third-party analysis tools and tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following privacy statement.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this data protection declaration.

2. General and mandatory information 

Data protection

The operator of this website, the Hanseatic Institute for Entrepreneurship and Regional Development at the University of Rostock (HIE-RO), takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. The HIE-RO treats your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection explanation.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains what data is collected and how it is used. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your expressed consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to the indicated e-mail address is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the person concerned has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found in the following link: 

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data that is automatically processed by the operator of the website on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address stated in the imprint and at the e-mail address stated in this declaration for this purpose as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Objection to advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The website operator expressly reserves the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.


3. Data collection on our website



Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.


The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

- Browser type and browser version

- used operating system

- Referrer URL

- Hostname of the accessing computer

- Time of the server request

- IP address

These data will not be merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.