Prof. Dr. Martin Wrobel
Consulting, Keynotes & Workshops

Privacy Policy

1. Data Protection at a Glance

General Information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data refers to any information that personally identifies you. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.
Data Collection on this Website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the "Note on the Responsible Entity" section of this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may include data that you enter into a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems or with your consent when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipients, and purpose of your stored personal data at any time, free of charge. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. Additionally, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. For these matters and any other questions related to data protection, you can contact us at any time.

2. Hosting

We host the content of our website with the following provider:


The provider is Strato AG, Otto-Ostrowski-Straße 7, 10249 Berlin (hereinafter "Strato"). When you visit our website, Strato collects various log files, including your IP addresses.
For more information, please refer to Strato's privacy policy:

The use of Strato is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in presenting our website as reliably as possible. If consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG, to the extent that the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's device (e.g., device fingerprinting) in accordance with TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.

Data Processing Agreement

We have concluded a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) to use the aforementioned service. This is a legally required contract that ensures the processing of personal data of our website visitors is carried out in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

3. General Information and Mandatory Information

Data Protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data refers to data that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g., communication by email) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the Responsible Entity

The responsible entity for data processing on this website is:

Dr. Martin Wrobel
c/o Alexander von Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft
Französische Straße 9
10117 Berlin

Phone: 030 20076082
E-Mail: martin.wrobel(at)

The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).

Storage Period

Unless a specific storage period is specified within this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing ceases to exist. If you request deletion, or if you revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion will take place once these reasons no longer apply.

General Notes on Legal Bases for Data Processing on this Website

If you have given consent to data processing, we process your personal data based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR if special categories of data are processed. In case of an explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, the processing is based on Art. 49(1)(a) GDPR. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or access to information on your device (e.g., via device fingerprinting), the processing is additionally based on § 25(1) TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. If the processing of your data is necessary for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. Furthermore, we process your data to fulfill a legal obligation based on Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. Processing may also take place based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Information on the specific legal bases for each case is provided in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.

Recipients of Personal Data

In the course of our business activities, we collaborate with various external entities. The transmission of personal data to these external entities may be necessary. We only disclose personal data to external entities if it is required as part of contract fulfillment, if we are legally obligated to do so (e.g., disclosure of data to tax authorities), if we have a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR in the disclosure, or if another legal basis permits data disclosure. When using processors, we only disclose personal data of our customers based on a valid Data Processing Agreement. In the case of joint processing, a joint processing agreement is concluded.

Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and Direct Marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

If data processing is based on Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this privacy policy. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims (objection according to Art. 21(1) GDPR).

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising, including profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection according to Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to Lodge a Complaint with the Supervisory Authority

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

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 responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

Information, Correction, and Deletion

Within the framework of applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of data processing, and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For these matters and any other questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Right to Restriction of Processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

* If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

* If the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.

* If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense, or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.

* If you have lodged an objection according to Art. 21(1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data – apart from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.

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

4. Data Collection on this Website


Our websites use so-called "cookies." Cookies are small data packets that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until automatic deletion by your web browser.

Cookies can be from us (first-party cookies) or from third-party companies (so-called third-party cookies). Third-party cookies enable certain services of third-party companies to be integrated into websites (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies can be used to evaluate user behavior or for advertising purposes.

Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process, for the provision of certain functions requested by you (e.g., shopping cart function), or for the optimization of the website (e.g., cookies for measuring the web audience) are stored based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent for the storage of cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively based on this consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG); consent can be revoked at any time.
You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
You can find information on which cookies and services are used on this website in this privacy policy.

Contact via Email, Telephone, or Fax

If you contact us by email, telephone, or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, insofar as your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries directed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been requested; consent can be revoked at any time.

The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular, legal retention periods – remain unaffected.

5. Plugins and Tools


This website incorporates videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
When you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube video, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your device or use similar technologies for recognition (e.g., device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent fraud.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly associate your browsing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user's device (e.g., device fingerprinting). Consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information on how user data is handled, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at:

The company is certified under the "EU-US Data Privacy Framework" (DPF). The DPF is an agreement between the European Union and the United States designed to ensure compliance with European data protection standards for data processing in the United States. Each company certified under the DPF undertakes to comply with these data protection standards. Further information can be obtained from the provider at the following link: