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Privacy Policy for the Blog
at the Berlin School of Economics and Law
on the WordPress server

The Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin) is operated in accordance with the EU-wide Basic Data Protection Regulation (EU-DSGVO). The following notes explain which personal information is collected when using the blog page or and how this data is used.

1 General Information

The Berlin School of Economics and Law, Badensche Strasse 52 10825 Berlin, represented by Professor Dr. Dmitry Ivanov, is responsible for the data processing of this website and for the relevant procedures therein.

Contact details of Professor Dr. Ivanov:
HWR Berlin
Badensche Strasse 52
10825 Berlin
E-Mail: divanov [at]
Phone: 030-30877-1155

Contact details of the official Data Protection Officer:
HWR Berlin
Data Protection Officer
Old Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin
E-Mail: datenschutz [at]

2 Reference to Data Rights

According to Article 15 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), individual persons have the right to free information on whether and which of their personal data are processed. Provided that no statutory exception or higher interests of third parties exist, if the data is incomplete or incorrect then individual persons have right to a correction pursuant to Art. 16 EU-GDPR.
Other relevant personal data rights include:
• Art. 17 EU-DSGVO: Deletion of personal data on request for appropriate reasons, given that no overriding reasons prevent erasure.
• Art. 18 EU-GDPR: Limitation of the processing of personal data.
• Art. 20 EU-GDPR: Free provision of the data stored to the individual person who consented to providing it.
• Art. 21 EU-GDPR: Right of the individual person to object at any time to the processing of their data for reasons relating to their particular situation.
• Art. 22 EU-GDPR: Right of the individual person not be subjected to decisions made on the basis of automatic processing.

3 Right of Appeal

Individual persons have the right to lodge complaints with the supervisory authority responsible for the Berlin School of Economics and Law:

Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Friedrichstrasse 219
10969 Berlin
Tel .: +49 30 13889-0
Fax: +49 30 2155050

4 Purpose of the Processing of Personal Data

The website serves to provide information concerning the research, publication, teaching, and services provided by Prof. Dr. Dmitry Ivanov of the Berlin School of Economics and Law.

The website is used to provide information to all relevant groups of the Berlin School of Economics and Law and is publicly accessible to external persons who have a relevant interest in the content. Personal data is collected to ensure the operation of the website and for registrations, publications etc. The personal data of website users will not be used for purposes other than those mentioned. If in the future data should be used outside this framework, website users will be informed in advance.

All personal will be processed according to the basic data protection regulations of the EU (EU-DSGVO), the federal data protection law, the federal state data protection law of Berlin, and the students data regulation of the federal state of Berlin.

5 Collection and Use of Personal Data

For the use of our service, it is not necessary to register or provide personal information.

Editorial and Administration Users:

Registration is only required for administration or editorial processing of the website. The blog is created by the IT department. The person responsible for the blog receives an administrative account from the IT department. With this account, the creation of further administrative or editorial users is possible. These credentials are created and maintained by the person responsible for the blog’s remote user management. The necessary registration data are transmitted and stored by the responsible person(s). A transfer of data to third parties does not take place.

The following data is collected during the registration process.
• User name
• Password in encrypted form
• (University-related) e-mail address
• First name
• Surname

The registration process will include information about the processing of this data. The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO. Registration of the user(s) is required to provide the content and features of WordPress for the purpose of providing content.

In principle, we collect and use the personal data of our users only to the extent necessary for the provision of WordPress and its functions.

If the processing of personal data is required to perform an assigned task, then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO serves as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of the Berlin School of Economics and Law or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights, and fundamental freedoms of those concerned do not prevail over the former interest, then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for processing. Insofar as we obtain the consent of the user(s) for processing of their personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as thelegal basis.

When using WordPress without plugins, the following data is collected:
• Connection data (e.g., IP address, date and time of access)
• Access data: Username, password in encrypted form, (university-related) e-mail address, first name, last name
• content data (e.g., uploaded files, posts).

The temporary storage of the connection data, in particular IP addresses, by the system is necessary to enable delivery of WordPress to the user’s computer. To do this, the IP address of the user(s) must be saved for the duration of the session. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The data (connection / access and types of content data) is also stored in log files. Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of WordPress. We also use the function Fail2ban on the server side to block IP addresses. In addition, the data is used to ensure the security of our information technology systems. For these purposes, our legitimate interest in the processing of data exists according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The data in the log files are deleted after 14 days. Access to the log files is restricted to administrators. The collection of data for the provision of WordPress and the storage of data in log files is essential for operation. Consequently, there is no possibility of contradiction on the part of the user.

6 Duration of Storage of Data / Deletion Periods

Registered User
The personal data of the administrative or editorial users of the WordPress Blogs will be stored until the user is deleted, because no administrative or editorial access is any longer required. This applies if the person leaves the Berlin School of Economics and Law: in this case, the blog page is deactivated or the responsibilities change.

7 Use of Cookies

WordPress uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If WordPress is called, then a cookie can be stored on the operating system of the user. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.
While logging in to the blog, a cookie is temporarily set to determine if the browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal information and will be discarded when the browser is closed. While logging in to the blog, some cookies are also set up to store credentials and display options. Login cookies expire after two days, cookies for display options expire after one year. If the option “Stay logged in”is selected during registration, the registration will be maintained for two weeks. By logging out of WordPress, the login cookies will be deleted.

When an article is edited or published, an additional cookie is stored in the browser. This cookie contains no personal information and only refers to the post ID of the item being edited. This cookie expires after one day.

8 Inserted Plugins

The following plugins are used to run

Yoast SEO:

Yoast SEO has been the original WordPress SEO plugin since 2008 for search engine optimization.

9 Information

At your request, we will inform you immediately which personal data about you is stored in WordPress on the blog Please contact the administration of the WordPress site by e-mail. The e-mail address is: ivanov [at]
Information is also provided by our official data protection officer: Prof. Dr. med. Hartmut Aden: privacy [at]

10 Legal Foundations

General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR)

Student Data Ordinance (StudDatVO)

Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)

Berlin Data Protection Act (BlnDSG)

Telemedia Act (TMG)

Data processing statute of HWR Berlin (DVS HWR Bln)

Further information on data protection can be found on the website of the federal state commissioner for data protection:
As of: 24.05.2018