Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Hertie School of Governance is pleased that you are visiting our application portal and that you are interested in studying at our School. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the provisions of current data privacy laws (e.g. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), German Data Protection Act (BDSG), Telemedia Act (TMG) and Unfair Competition Act (UWG)).

The following policy provides you with insight into how we guarantee this protection.

1. Name and contact details of the Controller:

Hertie School of Governance (hereinafter: Hertie School), Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Telefon: +49 (0)30 259219-0´
Fax: +49 (0)30 259219-111

2. Name and address of Hertie School's data protection officer:

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Hagen
Veilchenweg 6a
D-30989 Gehrden
Tel.: 05108 90 90 112
Tel.: 05108 87 82 529
Fax.: 05108 64 29 07

3. Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data are only collected based on the current applicable regulations and only for the purposes of processing your application and to contact you during the application process in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 b) GDPR. In case of admission to one of our programs, we will keep the data you provide to us to meet legal obligations and to contact you during your studies in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 b) GDPR . All other applications will be deleted at the end of the admission process. Beyond this, your data are only used for the purposes of advertising and market research, also to tailor our electronic services to meet current needs, if you have provided us with your prior consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 a) GDPR.

We use the so-called double opt-in method on this page. The way this system functions is that upon registration, you initially provide your access data and a valid email address, also a password of your choice, in the logon portal. You then receive from us an email with a confirmation link. We do not release your account until you have confirmed this link.

4. Transmission of data

Your personal data will be transmitted to any third party exclusively for the following purposes.

We will disclose your personal data to a third party only if

5. Cookies

This website uses a session cookie to keep you logged in as you move between pages on this website.

6. Rights of data subjects

You have the following rights:

7. Right to object

Where your personal data are processed on the basis of a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 f) GDPR, you have the right according to Art. 21 GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data if your objection is based on reasons relating to your particular situation or is raised against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object which we will respect without you having to specify a particular situation.

To exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, it is sufficient to send an e-mail to

8. Data security

Hertie School takes suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or access by unauthorised third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved based on the progress of technology.

9. Current state of and changes to this Data Privacy Statement

This Data Privacy Statement is presently valid and its version is May 2018.

The further development of our website and the services offered on it, or changes of legislation or official requirements, may make it necessary to amend this Data Privacy Statement. You can at any time access and print out the current version of this Data Privacy Statement.


Hertie School of Governance, as of 22/05/2018