Privacy Policy

This privacy notice contains information on the data processing of the website, which falls under the scope of the HTW Berlin privacy policy and is subject to the data protection provisions of the GDPR. As a user of our website, you expect a high level of quality and competence in the processing of your personal data. It is important to us that you know at all times what personal data is collected when using the app and how we use it in compliance with data protection regulations.

Person responsible and data protection officer

The website is part of the INKA research group at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW). As the publisher of the website, the research group is responsible in the sense of Art. 5 II DSGVO.

The data protection officer of HTW Berlin is:

Prof. Dr. Horst Theel
University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Treskowallee 8
10318 Berlin

Tel.: 030 5019 2603

You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

Data security

We take technical and organizational security precautions to protect your personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons and to ensure the protection of your rights and compliance with applicable data protection laws of the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany (Art. 32 DSGVO).


Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your end device (e.g. PC, smartphone) by means of your web browser or other programs. These are stored locally on your end device and kept ready for later retrieval.

If you click on or off the consent banner on our website, you thereby revocably agree to the use of cookies described there at any time (Art. 6 para.1 a DSGVO).

Use of cookies

We also use cookies from our service providers on our website,

to enable and ensure the necessary technical functions (Art.6 para.1 b, f DSGVO).
to make our website user-friendly and optimally adapt it to your needs (Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO)
to evaluate visits to our website itself or by our contractors in pseudonymized form (web tracking) and to show you the most interesting offers possible on our website and also on websites in associated advertising networks
to observe the rejection of cookies and/or the revocation of their consent to the use of cookies (“Do not track or retarget” cookies).

Session cookies are only used for the respective session. These cookies are deleted after the session ends, i.e. after you leave our website or when you close the browser window.

Other cookies remain on your terminal device for a longer period of time and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us

You can set your web browser to notify you when cookies are set or to reject all or at least certain cookies (e.g. only third-party cookies) in order to generally prohibit web tracking and retargeting. If you disable cookies using your browser, however, then various functions on our website will no longer be usable for you.

If you have not made or do not make any deviating settings, cookies that are intended to enable and ensure the necessary technical functions will remain on your terminal device until you close the browser; other cookies may remain on your terminal device for longer.

Your rights according to DSGVO

If you have any questions or requests, we are at your disposal. We process your information to respond to your requests (Art.6 para.1 b, f DSGVO). We usually store the information from your inquiry for three months after answering the inquiry in case of further inquiries, if they are not commercial or business letters; we store these for at least six or ten years (§ 257 para. 4 HGB, § 147 para. 3 AO, Art.6 para.1 c DSGVO). Contact data will not be passed on to third parties.