Privacy Policy

General Notice and Mandatory Information

Announcement of the Responsible Party

The responsible party for the data processing on this website is:

Hackmanit GmbH
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Marcus Niemietz
Universitätsstraße 60 (Exzenterhaus)
44789 Bochum, Germany

The responsible party decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact details, etc.).

Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing

Some data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legitimacy of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of Complaint to the Responsible Supervisory Authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

In the event of a violation of data protection law, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is located.

Right to data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You have the right to request that data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract be handed over to yourself or to third parties. The information is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place if it is technically possible.

Right to Information, Correction, Blocking, Deletion (Art. 15-17 GDPR)

You have the right to access information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the framework of the applicable legal regulations without any costs. In this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the contact options listed in the imprint.

SSL/TLS Encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL/TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the "https://" address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line.

Server Log Files

In server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system in use
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the request to the server
  • IP address

These data are not merged with other data sources. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. This data will be evaluated and subsequently discarded solely to ensure the smooth operation of the site in terms of stability and security and to improve our services.


Our website uses plugins from YouTube to integrate and display video content. The provider of the video portal is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When a page with an integrated YouTube plugin is opened, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This will tell YouTube which of our pages you have accessed.

YouTube can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile if you are logged into your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Details on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at:


If you wish to receive the newsletter provided on this website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you agree with the owner of the e-mail address provided and with the receipt of the newsletter.

We use the so-called double opt-in process to ensure that the newsletter is sent with explicit consent. In the course of this, the potential recipient is included in a mailing list. Subsequently, the user receives a confirmation e-mail to confirm the registration in a legally secure manner. Only if this confirmation is given will the address be actively added to the mailing list.

We use these data only for the dispatch of the requested information and offers.

As newsletter software Newsletter2Go is used. Your data will be transmitted to the Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go is prohibited from selling your data and from using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a German, certified provider, which was selected according to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Further information can be found here:

You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their usage for sending the newsletter at any time, for example by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.

The data protection measures are always subject to technical updates. For this reason, we ask you to inform yourself about our data protection measures at regular intervals by consulting our data protection declaration.