Information on data protection

We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions on data protection, in particular with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Brandenburg Data Protection Act (Brandenburgisches Datenschutzgesetz BbgDSG).

Responsible for data processing:

University of Potsdam
represented by the President, Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D.
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 977-0
Fax: +49 331 97 21 63

Purpose of data processing:
The collected data will only be used for organizational purposes relating to incoming student mobility organized by the International Office.

Legal basis for data processing:
The legal basis for the processing of data is your consent to the processing of special categories of personal data (GDPR Article 6(1)(a)).

Duration of data storage:
Your data will be stored until the end of the mobility period and afterwards deleted.

Data transfer to third parties:
Your data may be transferred to departmental exchange coordinators at the University of Potsdam involved in the organization of the student mobility.

Your rights:
You have the right to request information from us regarding the processing of personal data pertaining to you. Apart from the possibility to obtain a copy of your personal data, this right allows you to request information on the purposes of the processing, the recipients of the data as well as the duration for which the data is stored.
Should the personal data being processed be incorrect, you can ask for it to be corrected. Should the legal requirements of Art 17 or 18 of the GDPR apply, you also have the right to have personal data deleted or to restrict its processing. Please note that restricted processing of your data might not be possible in some cases. You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format or to request the transmission of your data to another controller (Article 20 GDPR). Insofar as data processing is permissible without your consent, you can object to the processing of your data in accordance with the requirements of Article 21 GDPR.

Should you want to make use of your above-mentioned rights, please contact:

University of Potsdam
International Office
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 977-1760
Fax: +49 331-977-1798

You can also request access to your data from the Chief Information Officer (University of Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, 14476 Potsdam). The necessary form can be found here:

If you have questions on data protection, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the University of Potsdam:

Dr. Marek Kneis
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 977-124409
Fax: +49 331 977-701821

If you believe that your data protection rights have been violated, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection authority.