Privacy Policy


In accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Landesdatenschutzgesetz – DSG M-V (State Data Protection Act), we process personal data that is collected when our website is visited. This data protection declaration is intended to inform the users of this website about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider.

The person responsible pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states and other data protection regulations is:

University of Greifswald
Legally represented by the Rector
Prof. Dr. Katharina Riedel
Postal Address:
17487 Greifswald

Address: Domstraße 11, Entrance 2
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 0
Fax: +49 3834 420 1105

Legal Basis

If processing is required to preserve a legitimate interest of the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties” and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the previously mentioned interest, Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR shall serve as the legal basis for the processing.

Log Files

The following data is stored in log files every time a visitor accesses our website for reasons related to data security and statistic purposes:

  • IP address,
  • time when the website was accessed,
  • User agent (browser and operating system),
  • Visited pages or content and
  • Referer URL, if provided (page visited previously).

Our legitimate interest for the necessary processing of data in these purposes is also covered by Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The IP addresses will not be merged with other data sets. The data will be stored for a maximum of seven days, after which they will be stored in anonymous form for website statistics. No personal data is stored.


When visiting our website, so-called ‘session cookies’ will be sent to and stored on your device. Cookies are small text files that are used to make the internet more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Our legitimate interest for the necessary processing of data in these purposes is also covered by Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. They do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Session cookies are usually deleted automatically after you have left our website. You can deactivate the storage of cookies by changing the corresponding settings in your browser. Please note that deactivation can mean that you will not be able to use all of the functions of our website to their full extent.

Social Networks

In addition to this website, the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties” provides and manages a profile on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter) in order to provide the public with a broad range of information and to enable effective communication with the users.

If users visit our X profile, their data could be processed outside the boundaries of the European Union, resulting in a lower level of data protection. The processing of your personal data is performed by the third parties who run these social networks, based on their own data protection declarations. Please contact the respective third parties to learn more about the kind and scope of data processing. Please contact the respective person who runs the platform if you would like to make any information enquiries and exercise your rights as only they have access to your user data.

X (X International Unlimited Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland)
Privacy policy:
Terms of service:

Your Rights

You are entitled to withdraw your consent for the collection of personal data at any time and without having to provide reasons, with effect for the future, by writing to the IRTG “Baltic Peripeties”, University of Greifswald, Anklamer Straße 20, 17489 Greifswald, or via email to

You also have the right to receive information upon request and free of charge about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose, and the length of data processing. Furthermore, under certain circumstances, you have the right to the correction, limitation of the processing (e.g. block), deletion, and the data portability of your data. You have the right to object to direct marketing and the processing of your data, which is regulated by Art. 6(1) lit. e and f GDPR. If you would like to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data, we ask you to inform us of the reasons that apply to your particular situation so that we can perform an investigation into the balance of interests in accordance with Art. 21(1) sentence 2 GDPR.

In addition, you also have the right to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory authority for data protection, if, in your opinion, your details are not being processed in a lawful manner. The supervisory authority is: Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer for the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Werderstraße 74a, 19055 Schwerin.

For questions pertaining to data protection, please contact the University’s official Data Protection Officer:

René Schülke
SIS – Schweriner IT- und Servicegesellschaft mbH
Eckdrift 93
19061 Schwerin
Tel.: +49 385 545 5203

Objection to Processing for Direct Marketing

Third-party usage of contact details such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, as well as email addresses that are published on the website as part of the privacy and legal terms, or similar details, for sending information that has not been expressly solicited, is not permitted. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against the sender of so-called spam emails if this prohibition has been violated.


IRTG “Baltic Peripeties. Narratives of Reformations, Revolutions and Catastrophes”
University of Greifswald
Anklamer Straße 20
17489 Greifswald
Phone: +49 3834 420 3591