Imprint / Data Protection

The Innovation Greenhouse is a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy at the University of Hohenheim. 

The University of Hohenheim is a body governed by public law.
It is legally represented by its President Prof. Dr. sc. agr. Stephan Dabbert.


Tel. +49 711 459 0
Fax +49 711 459 23960

Contact form

Visitor’s address
University of Hohenheim
70593 Stuttgart

Visitor’s address
Schloss Hohenheim 1
70599 Stuttgart

Map / directions

Bank account details
Baden-Württembergische Bank
IBAN: DE20 6005 0101 0002 5601 08
Please do not use this bank account information for student payments. more

VAT-ID number: DE 147 794 207
Tax number: 99134/02103


Please take note of the important legal information about the content and availability of these websites, about copyright, and about external links.

Website content

The content of this website was produced with due diligence. However, the University of Hohenheim is not liable for the correctness, completeness, or up-to-dateness of the content provided.

Website availability

The University of Hohenheim will make every effort to offer the service without interruption. However, even with all due care, interruptions cannot be completely prevented. It retains the right to change or stop its offer at any time. We do not accept liability for interruptions or other disruptions due to files that have not been linked properly or formats that have not been structured properly.


© 1996-2020, Universität Hohenheim. All rights reserved.

All of the content and structures of this website are protected by copyright and ancillary copyright. Publication on the world wide web or other internet services is not equivalent to consent for use by third parties. Any use not permitted by German copyright requires the prior written agreement of the University of Hohenheim.
We expressly permit and welcome citation of our documents and setting links to our website as long as it is made clear that it is the content of the University of Hohenheim’s website and as long as this content is not connected to third-party content that conflicts with the interests of the University of Hohenheim.
Please direct questions to the web editors:

Note on problems with external links
According to Sec. 7(1) of the German Telecommunications Act, the University of Hohenheim as a content provider is legally responsible for its “own content” that it provides. Links to content from other providers is considered separate from the University’s own content. “External content” is provided in a way by the University of Hohenheim that is marked in the following way:
“Links” are always “living” (dynamic) references. When first linking the site, the University of Hohenheim checked the content to ensure that no civil or criminal legal responsibility could arise. However, the University does not continually check the content linked for changes that could lead to civil or criminal responsibility. If it discovers or if it is told that specific content to which it has linked could lead to civil or criminal responsibility, it will remove the link to this content.

Gender-Neutral Language

Whenever we speak of people on these pages, we, of course, mean women, men and other genders equally. That is why we use gender-neutral language whenever possible. If it is not possible in some instances, then we use the basic form (generic feminine / masculine).

Data protection declaration

When you visit our websites, personal data is processed. Personal data is all information that can be used to identify you personally.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated confidentially in accordance with this privacy policy and the statutory data protection regulations. This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope, and purpose of processing personal data within our online services.

With regard to the terms used, such as “processing" or "controller" we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who is responsible for data processing on this website?

Responsible for the data processing on this website is:

University of Hohenheim
represented by the President Prof. Dr. Stephan Dabbert
70593 Stuttgart
Tel. +49 711 459 0

“Controller” shall mean the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

The Data Protection Commissioner according to Art. 37 EU-GDPR is:

Bernard Witt
70593 Stuttgart
Phone 0731 2058911

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time and free of charge to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking, or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice for this and other questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Right of revocation
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent, e.g. when we publish pictures which are subject to your copyright or on which you are depicted. You have the right to revoke consent granted in accordance with Art. 7(3) GDPR with effect for the future. For this purpose an informal email to us is sufficient.

Right to object
You may object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. The objection may be made in particular against processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority
If there are data protection violations, you as the data subject have the right to lodge a complaint to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our organization is based. List of Data Protection Commissioners

Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only take place as far as it is technically feasible.

Access, blocking, erasure
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectify, block, or erase this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

Disclosure of data
Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so (e.g. disclosure to authorities for the investigation of criminal offenses).

What data is collected on our website?

Access protocols
When you call up our pages, our web server automatically processes the information that your browser transmits to us on the basis of Art. 32(1) let. b) EU-GDPR in conjunction with Art. 6(1) let. c) EU-GDPR:

  • Browser type and language

  • Operating system used

  • The page you last visited (referrer URL)

  • Date and time of the server request

  • Amount of data transferred and the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)

  • IP address

We collect and use this data exclusively in a non-personal form, i.e. no personal evaluation takes place. Its primary purpose is to ensure security and to guarantee error-free provision of the website and also for statistical purposes. This data is not consolidated with other data sources. This data is automatically deleted after 8 days.

The internet pages partly use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies which are necessary for the provision of certain functions requested by you are stored on the basis of Sec. 4 of the State Data Protection Act of Baden-Württemberg (as amended on 6 June 2018) in conjunction with Art. 6(1) let. e EU-GDPR. The website operator is interested in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of its services.

Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyze your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Sending of newsletters
The purpose of sending the newsletter is to provide information on various topics of the University for specific occasions. To subscribe to the newsletter, an email address is required. The legal basis for the processing is Article 6(1) let. a) of the GDPR. You may revoke this consent at any time.

If you send us enquiries (e.g. by contact form or email), your details from the enquiry, including the contact details you provided there, will be used in accordance with Art. 6(1) let. b) GDPR for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent. If this data is no longer relevant, it will be deleted. Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.

External services

Google Analytics
This website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization is activated on this website. Your IP address will therefore be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser pluginFurther information on terms of use and data protection 

Google Maps
On our website we use Google Maps (API) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Maps is a web service for the display of interactive maps to visually present geographical information. By using this service, you can, for example, display our location and make it easier for you to find us. When calling up those sub-pages in which the map of Google Maps is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to Google servers in the USA and stored there. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information is directly associated with your account. If you do not want to be associated with your Google profile, you will need to log out of your Google account. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. In particular, such an evaluation is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1) letter f GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interests in the display of personalized advertising, market research, and/or needs-based design of its website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right. Google LLC, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of the use of Google Maps, there is also the possibility to completely deactivate the web service of Google Maps by switching off the application JavaScript in your browser. Google Maps and thus the map display on this website can then not be used. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and easy findability of the locations we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(1) let. f) of the GDPR. Further information on terms of use and data protection

YouTube in enhanced privacy mode
This website integrates YouTube videos into its information offering. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites where such a video is embedded, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Youtube uses cookies to collect video statistics, prevent fraud, and improve user experience, among other things. Through the YouTube cookies, the website operators receive statistical values for the retrieval of individual videos embedded in the website without a reference to the respective user. This website uses embedded YouTube videos in enhanced privacy mode. This means: YouTube does not store cookies for a user who visits a website with an embedded YouTube video, but does not click on the video to start playback. If the Youtube video is clicked, Youtube may store cookies on the user's computer. However, no personal cookie information is stored for playback of embedded videos. Further information on terms of use and data protection

Data security

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data that is created or collected, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or against attack by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Nevertheless, we would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet may have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Privacy Shield

The University of Hohenheim is developing solutions in order to put the processes concerned on a different basis or to use alternative mechanisms.