Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle

Data Privacy Statement

Information and notes on data protection in the context of the scientific study "Innovation behaviour of users" (sub-project "Power of Patients") of the IT-Entrepreneurship Research Group at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute and the University of Potsdam.


Person 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 9770
Fax: +49 331 972163

Data Protection Officer

Dr. Marek Kneis
Chief Information Officer
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 977-124409
Fax: +49 331 977- 701821
e-mail: datenschutz(at)uni-potsdam.de 

Purpose of data processing

For an empirical study in the context of my doctoral thesis on innovation behaviour of users, survey data of individuals are collected for scientific research purposes. Individuals are surveyed anonymously. The evaluation of the data serves exclusively as a basis for scientific publications. The data evaluation takes place on the level of individuals.

Legal basis of the data processing

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent).

Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until the revocation.

Duration of data storage

The consent forms and survey data, in anonymised form, are stored for a maximum of 10 years after the publication of the scientific publications as proof of the correct scientific work. The data is stored on a secure server at the University of Potsdam.

Recipient of the data

The survey data are made available in aggregated form exclusively for the scientific review process to internally and externally appointed reviewers. Personal data are not affected by the transfer.

The data is collected with the survey software SoSciSurvey. SoSciSurvey is an established German software for conducting surveys in the scientific community. All data is stored exclusively on German servers in accordance with applicable law for the duration of the data collection. There is a contract for order-related data processing with SoSciSurvey. The data is only processed by the project owners (University of Potsdam). SoSciSurvey does not process or handle the data.

Your rights

You have the right to request information from us about the processing of personal data concerning you. In addition to a copy of the personal data, this right of information also includes the purposes of data processing, data recipients and the storage period.

Should incorrect personal data be processed, you can demand that we correct this data immediately. If the legal requirements of Art. 17 or 18 DSGVO are met, you also have the basic right to immediate deletion of personal data or to a restriction of processing. Please note that a limited processing of the data may not be possible under certain circumstances. You have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party (Art. 20 DSGVO). Furthermore, you can object to the processing under the conditions of Art. 21 DSGVO.

In order to exercise your above-mentioned rights of revocation, rectification, cancellation or limitation of processing, please contact

Prof. Dr. Katharina Hölzle, MBA
Hasso Plattner Institute, Digital Engineering Faculty, University of Potsdam
Research Group IT-Entrepreneurship
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
14482 Potsdam

You can request information from the Chief Information Officer (University of Potsdam, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Germany).
The form for requesting information can be found on the website of the Chief Information Officer.

If you believe that your personal data is being processed unlawfully, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority for data protection.