Privacy Policy

Data protection and data security is very important to us. This includes customers, partners and applicants of the University of Applied Management Studies (HdWM) as well as our website visitors. Especially important is transparency in the processing of personal data as well as the protection of your data. In the following we will give you an overview of how the collected personal data is processed while using our website and what you can do yourself to protect your data.

Party responsible for data processing

Hochschule der Wirtschaft für Management gGmbH
Oskar-Meixner-Str. 4-6
68163 Mannheim
Phone: +49 (0)621 490 890-00


Data protection officer of the IB-Group

Valentin-Senger-Straße 5
60389 Frankfurt am Main


Data protection policy

Using our website is generally possible without entering any personal data. Personal data are particulars about personal or material conditions of a specific or identifiable natural person (e.g. name, address or e-mail-addresses). If they are collected, it always happens on a voluntary basis. These data are not shared with third parties without your expressed consent. Since this data enjoys special protection, we only collect it in the extent that is technically necessary. In the following, we will explain which information we collect during your visit on our website and how it is used.

Our data protection practice is in harmony with the rules of the Federal Data Protection Act, the European Basic Data Protection Ordinance and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We will only collect, process and store your personal data exclusively for the purpose of processing your queries. We will only use your data for other purposes when you have granted prior consent and these purposes will be specified precisely in the statement of consent, e.g. for information about new services or products, newsletters, etc. Your personal data will not be made available to third parties, either by us or by any persons commissioned by us, without your consent or a corresponding order from public officials.

We remind you here that data transfer in the internet (e.g. in e-mail communication) can evince gaps in its security. Absolutely secure protection of your data from any access by third parties is not possible.


Our website uses some so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “Session-Cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for use to recognise your browser on your next visit.

Our cookies are also used in the context of services provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, referred to below as “Google“) in the field of re-marketing. This process sends you advertisements based on interests defined by your user activity on the site of Google Partner networks. You can deactivate the use of cookies by Google for these purposes by calling up the page Alternatively, you can de-activate the use of third-party cookies by call up the de-activation page of the network advertising initiative. We remind you that Google has its own data protection guidelines which are independent of ours. Please inform yourself about Google’s data protection provisions before you use our website.

You can set your browser so that you are notified when cookies are set and only allow cookies in specific cases, prevent the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or generally block them. You can also set your browser to automatically delete cookies when you close it. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be impaired.

Collecting access data

Delivery and presentation of content over our website requires for technical reasons that certain data is collected. When you access our website, these so-called server log files will be recorded by use or by the provider of the webspace. These log files do not allow any inferences to be draw about you or your person. The corresponding information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the data quantity, the web browser and its version, the operating system used, the domain-name of your internet-providers, the referring-URL i.e. that of the site from which you came to our site, as well as the corresponding IP-address.

We use this data to present and deliver our content as well as for statistical purposes. The information supports us in providing and constantly improving our internet presence. We reserve the right to review this data after the fact should we suspect any illegal use of our internet materials.

Content and services of third-party providers

The range of products on our website may include in some cases content, services and products from other providers that supplement our service. Examples of such products are maps from Google maps, YouTube-videos, our newsroom at MyNewsdesk or graphic illustrations from third parties. Using these services from third parties regularly requires the transmission of their IP-address. This allows these providers to detect and also save your user-IP-address. We make every effort only to use third parties who only use the IP-addresses to deliver content.

We have however no influence on which third party provider may save the IP address. It can be saved for example for statistical purposes. Should we become aware of data being saved by third party providers, we will immediately notify our uses of this fact. In this context pleases note also the specialised data protection policies of individual third-party providers and service providers whose services we use on our website. You will find it also in this data protection policy.


You can also subscribe to our newsletter on our website. To do this we need your e-mail-address. Additionally, we must, taking into account the corresponding legal regulations, check to determine if you really are the owner of the e-mail address given and really want to receive the newsletter. We therefore collect information which makes it possible to check this. The data collected in this framework allow us to send and you to receive the newsletter. It has no other purpose and will not be shared with third parties. Beyond those data required for sending the newsletter, no additional data will be collected by our site. Since sending and receiving the newsletter is dependent on your consent, you can revoke this consent to collect and save your data at any time without stating a reason. Just use the “unsubscribe link” provided in the newsletter.

Sending the newsletter via Rapidmail

In order to get the newsletter offered on our website, you can sign up using our form. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure. First, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you provided with a request for confirmation. You will only be registered if you click on the activation link included in the confirmation e-mail. We will only use the data sent to use for sending the newsletter, which can contain information or offers.

We use rapidmail to send our newsletter. Your data will therefore be transmitted to rapidmail GmbH. rapidmail GmbH is prohibited from using your data for purposes other than sending the Newsletter. rapidmail GmbH is not allowed to share or sell your data. rapidmail is a certified German newsletter software provider which was selected carefully according to the requirements of the GDPR and the Federal Data Protection Act.

You can revoke your consent to save your data and use it to send the newsletter at any time, e.g. using the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

 Personal data

Personal data means all information which refers to an identified or identifiable natural person. The decisive factor is whether the connection to the person can be established by the data collected. This includes information such as e.g. your name, your address, your telephone number, e-mail address. Information that cannot be directly connected to your real identity, e.g. favourite websites or number of users on a site, do not constitute personal data.

When you visit our websites, our webservers as standard practice temporarily stores the connection data of the querying computer, which of our websites that you visit, the date and duration of your visit, identification data of the browser and operating system used as well as the referring website, all for purposes of system security. Personal information going beyond this, such as your name, your address, telephone number or e-mail-address, are not recorded unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. in the context of a registration, survey, competitions, the execution of a contract or a request for information.

To the extent that, within our internet presence, there is the option of entering personal or business data (e-mail-addresses, names, addresses), the user only discloses this information on a voluntary basis. If you send us a message of this kind, your personal data will only be collected to the extent that we need it for a response. The e-mail will be sent un-encrypted.

The personal data you provide will be used exclusively for the purposes of technically administrating the website and for the fulfilment of your wishes and requests, that is, as a rule, for executing the contract we concluded with you or to answer to your question.

Only to the extent that you have given us your prior consent, or if you have – to the extent that legal regulations provide for this – have not registered any objection, we will also use this data for product-related survey, marketing purposes and statistical purposes.

Your personal data will not be shared, sold or otherwise communicated to third parties unless this is absolutely necessary for the purposes of contract fulfilment or you have granted your expressed consent. Any consent issued can be revoked with future effect at any time.

Basically, we save all information that you send to us until the specific purpose e.g. contractual purpose for which it was collected is fulfilled. For example, in the case of questions, until they are resolved, in the case of newsletters, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. If the law requires us to store it for a longer period, then it will be stored within those limits.

Should you want us to stop using your data, then we will be glad to grant this request immediately (please use the address we provide under “contact”).

The personal data stored will be deleted when you revoke your consent to its storage, when the data is no longer required for the fulfilment of the purpose for which it was stored, or when storing the data is no longer permitted for other legal reasons. Data for billing purposes and accounting purposes is not affected by any request to delete.

Server Log Files

The provider of the sites collects and automatically stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer and clock time of the server query

Anonymous/pseudonymised use of the website

You can generally visit our website without entering personal data. For the optimisation and improvement of the site, we may collect anonymous data, to analyse trends, for administrating the page and for market research purposes. Anonymous user data either does not refer from the very beginning to an identified or identifiable person or is rendered anonymous after the fact in such a way, that no or no further identification of the person is possible. User data rendered pseudonymous will not be combined with the data on the entity bearing the pseudonym. No pseudonymous user profiles are generated.

We would like to remind you, that we reserve the right to access the personal data we collect and other information and disclose it to the extent this is necessary in the framework of legal or official orders in order to enable us to conduct investigations into suspicions of fraud, harassment or other violations of the law or breaches of provisions of the law, rules on the site or infringe on the rights of third parties or investigating any conduct that appears dubious to us.

Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies (cf. “cookies”), which are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about using this website (including your IP-address) is transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there. Based on the use of the anonymized IP-Plugins, the IP-addresses are abbreviated by Google in the USA directly after being stored. Google will use this information to assess your use of the website, in order to generate reports on website activities for the website operators and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the internet.

Google may also communicate this information to third parties, to the extent that this is legally prescribed or to the extent that third parties process this data on commission by Google. Third-party providers, including Google, control advertisements on websites in the internet and based on stored cookies from the user’s prior visits to this website. Google will not combine your IP-address with other data from google. You can prevent the installation of cookies using your browser settings but we must warn you that in that case you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

Here you can download a browser-add-on from Google. It will then set an opt-out-cookie, so that your data will not be recorded in the future when you visit this website. You may need to follow additional instructions stored there in order to completely prevent storage or use of cookies for the aforementioned purposes. 

Demographic characteristics for Google Analytics

This website uses the function “demographic characteristics” from Google Analytics. This makes it possible to generate reports that contain statements about age, sex and interests of visitors to our site. These data come from interest-related advertisements from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to any specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the display settings in your Google-account or generally refuse the recording of your data by Google Analytics as described in point “refuse data recording”.

Use of Google AdWords remarketing

This website uses Google remarketing tags. These are services provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; referred to in the following as “Google“). Google uses cookies, which are saved on your computer and which facilitate analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transferred (including your IP-address) will be transferred to a server owned by Google in the USA and saved there. The IP address will then be abbreviated by Google to the last three characters, a clear assignment of the IP address will therefore no longer be possible (anonymize IP-plug-ins).

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order generate reports about the website activities for the website operator and in order to perform other services associated with the use of the website and internet use. Google may also transmit this information to third parties to the extent that this is legally prescribed or to the extent that third parties process this data on commission for Google.

Third party providers, including Google, operate websites on the internet. Third parties, including Google, use stored cookies to control advertisements based on a user’s prior visits to this website. Google will in no case link your IP-address with other data held by Google. The collection and storage of data be rejected at any time with future effect.

You can deactivate the use of cookies by Google by calling up the site for deactivating Google-advertisements ( We warn you however that in this case you possibly may not be able to use all the functions of this website in their full extent. By using this website, you declare your consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purposes mentioned above. The collection and storage of data can be rejected at any time with future effect.

You can find additional provisions from Google under You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the indicated link. It will set an opt-out-cookie which will prevent the recording of your data when you visit this website in the future: Google Analytics deactivate.

Google Webfonts

This page uses so-called Webfonts to display written words. These are provided by Google ( To this end one downloads the required Webfont in your browser cache when you call up our site. This is necessary so that your browser can display an optically improved presentation of our texts. If your browser does not have this function, a standard font from your computer will be used for the display.

Additional information about Google Webfonts can be found under­fonts/faq?hl=de-DE&csw=1

General information about the topic data protection by Google can be found under­intl/de-DE/policies/privacy/

Use of GoogleMaps

We use the feature to embed maps on our website using GoogleMaps-maps from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).

The function enables the visual representation of geographic information and interactive maps. This allows use to integrate maps from Google Maps, provided by Google, when you call up the page. When you do this visitor data are also collected, processed and used. You can find more information about the collection and use of the data by Google you will find the Google data protection policy under There you also have the option of changing your settings in the data protection centre, so that you can manage and protect your data that Google processes. Your data may in these cases be sent to the USA. A European Commission ruling of the suitability of data transmission to the USA is available.

You have the right for reasons deriving from your particular life situation to reject the processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

To this end you must shut off the application JavaScript in your Browser. We must warn you however that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website, such as e.g. the inactive map display, in their full scope.


Browser Plugin

You can prevent cookies from being stored using the settings in your browser-software; we warn you however that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their full scope. You can also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP-address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:


We use the function "Activate IP-Anonymisation" on this website. This means your IP address will firsts be abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Region. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address be transmitted to a server operated by Google in the USA and abbreviated there. On commission for the operator of this website, Google shall use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to generate reports about the website activities and in order to perform other services associated with the use of the website use and internet use for the website operator. The IP address of your browser communicated in the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google.

Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

Auf unseren Seiten sind Plugins des sozialen Netzwerks Facebook, Anbieter Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integriert. Die Facebook-Plugins erkennen Sie an dem Facebook-Logo oder dem "Like-Button" ("Gefällt mir") auf unserer Seite. Eine Übersicht über die Facebook-Plugins finden Sie hier:

Wenn Sie unsere Seiten besuchen, wird über das Plugin eine direkte Verbindung zwischen Ihrem Browser und dem Facebook-Server hergestellt. Facebook erhält dadurch die Information, dass Sie mit Ihrer IP-Adresse unsere Seite besucht haben. Wenn Sie den Facebook "Like-Button" anklicken während Sie in Ihrem Facebook-Account eingeloggt sind, können Sie die Inhalte unserer Seiten auf Ihrem Facebook-Profil verlinken. Dadurch kann Facebook den Besuch unserer Seiten Ihrem Benutzerkonto zuordnen. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass wir als Anbieter der Seiten keine Kenntnis vom Inhalt der übermittelten Daten sowie deren Nutzung durch Facebook erhalten. Weitere Informationen hierzu finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von Facebook unter

Wenn Sie nicht wünschen, dass Facebook den Besuch unserer Seiten Ihrem Facebook-Nutzerkonto zuordnen kann, loggen Sie sich bitte aus Ihrem Facebook-Benutzerkonto aus.

Instagram Plug-in

Our website uses the functions of Instagram. These features are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. While being logged in with your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our website with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This enables Instagram to assign your visit on our website to your user account. Please be informed that we as the owner of this website receive no information about the transferred data and their usage by Instagram.

Using the Instagram plugin underlies Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. The website provider has a justified interest in as much visibility in social media as possible. For further information, please visit the Instagram privacy policy:

Data protection policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses the functions of the network LinkedIn. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you call up one of our sites containing functions from LinkedIn, a connection will be established to servers operated by LinkedIn. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our internet site with your IP-address. If you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend-Button" and are logged in to your account with LinkedIn, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit to our internet site to you and your user account. We must inform you that we as the site provider have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.

You can find more information about this in the LinkedIn data protection policy under:

Data protection policy for the use of Xing

Our website uses the functions of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you call up one of our sites that contains Xing functions a connection with Xing’s servers will be established. To our knowledge, none of your personal data will be stored. Specifically, no IP-address will be stored and user behaviour will not be evaluated.

You can find additional information about data protection and the Xing Share-Button in Xing’s Data Protection Policy under


Our website uses plug-ins from the site operated by Google, YouTube. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube-Plugin, a connection with YouTube’s servers will be established. The Youtube-Server will be notified which of our sites you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube-account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube-account.

You can find additional information about the handling of user data in YouTube’s Data Protection Policy under:


Questions and Comments

If you have questions, concerns or comments on the topic of data protection, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the International Association via e-mail: The rapid development of the internet makes adjustments to our data protection guidelines necessary from time to time. You will be notified of any changes.