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Imprint and data security

This website is published and maintained by the Hohenheim Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystems (GFE) at the University of Hohenheim.


Phone +49 711 459 23472, +49 711 459 23201

Postal address
Universität Hohenheim
GFE (702)
70593 Stuttgart

Visitor‘s address
Wollgrasweg 43
70599 Stuttgart


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 GFE 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.


© 2018 – 2019, GFE. 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 GFE.

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 GFE’s website and as long as this content is not connected to third-party content that conflicts with the interests of the GFE.

Note on problems with external links

According to Sec. 7(1) of the German Telecommunications Act, the GFE 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 GFE that is marked in the following way:

“Links” are always “living” (dynamic) references. When first linking the site, the GFE checked the content to ensure that no civil or criminal legal responsibility could arise. However, the GFE 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 men and women 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).

Privacy Policy

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

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated confidentially according to this data protection declaration and the legal data protection provisions. This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope, and purpose of personal data processing within our website.

Regarding the terms used, e.g. “processing” or “person responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR).


Who is responsible for processing the data on this website?

Responsible for this website’s data processing is:

University of Hohenheim
Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystem (GFE)
Wollgrasweg 43
70599 Stuttgart

“Responsible” is the natural or legal person, agency, institution, or other office that decides alone or together with others about the purpose and method of processing personal data.

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

University of Hohenheim

Research Center for Global Food Security and Ecosystem (GFE

)Wollgrasweg 43

70599 Stuttgart



What rights do you have regarding your data?

At any time, you have the right to receive information for free about the origin, recipient, and purpose of the personal data saved about you. You also have the right to request that this data is corrected, restricted, or deleted. On this and other questions related to data protection, you can contact us at any time under the address given in the legal notice. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.


Revocation right

Many data processing tasks are only possible with your express consent, e.g. when we publish pictures that are subject to your copyright or in which you are shown. You have the right to revoke consent given according to Art. 7(3) GDPR for the future. It is sufficient to send us informal notification of this by email.

Revocation right

At any time, you may revoke your consent for us processing your personal data in the future according to Sec. 21 GDPR. The revocation can be done in particular for processing for direct marketing purposes.

Right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority

For data protection violations that affect you, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection matters is the state data protection representative of the federal state in which our organization is located. List of data protection representatives

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we have automatically processed based on your consent or to fulfil a contract sent to you or a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the data to be transferred directly to another responsible person, this will only be done if it is technically possible.

Information, restriction, erasure

In the context of the valid legal regulations, you have the right to receive information free of charge about the personal data saved about you, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectification, processing restrictions, or erasure of this data. On this and other questions related to personal data, you can contact us at any time under the address given in the legal notice.


Transferring data

Personal data will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent unless we are legally obligated to do so (e.g. transferring to agencies for prosecuting criminal acts).


What data is collected on our website?

External services



Data security


We use technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data that arises or is collected, especially to protect against intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or attacks from unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continually improved according to technological developments. However, we still point out that transferring data online can have security risks. Perfect protection of data from third-party access is not possible.

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect confidential information that is transferred, e.g. orders or questions sent to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection in the URL shown in the browser - it changes from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol appears in your browser URL line.

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

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