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Data Privacy

Privacy Policy of Organizational Unit AG Datentechnik of the Technical University of Dortmund

General observations

The above mentioned organizational unit and the IT and Media Center (ITMC) of the Technical University of Dortmund take the protection of personal data very seriously. We process personal data that is collected when you visit our web site with applicable data protection regulations. Particularly referencing to the Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW DSG) and the Telemedia Act.

Below we inform you about the nature, extent and purpose of collecting and using personal data. You can view this information at any time on our website.

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1. Data collection and processing with access over the Internet

When you visit our sites, our web server temporarily saves each access in a log file.

The following information is collected and stored until an automatic deletion after three months:

  • The in an anonymous way abbreviated IP address of the computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the downloaded file
  • Volume of data
  • Indication whether download was successful
  • Data identifying the browser software and operating system
  • Web site from which the access was made
  • Name of your Internet access provider

The processing of these data takes place for the purpose of enabling the use of the Web site (connection setup), system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and to improve the website. For security or breaches of the terms of use of IT and Media Centre at the Technical University of Dortmund, the IP addresses may be collected and analyzed time-limited and unabridged in justified cases.

Personal user profiles are created.

Excluding the cases cited above, personal data will not be processed unless your explicit consent to a further processing. This is given e.g. if you use the site to log on to test or exam dates.

The login for access to protected areas is partly recorded in order to detect abuse attempts, and password attacks. No data will be stored from which personal profiles of user behavior could be created.

2. Use and disclosure of personal data

In general, it is not necessary for the use of our website that you provide personally identifiable data. For providing some of our services, in fact, we may need your personal data.

Any use of your personal data is only for those purposes and in the extent necessary to achieve these purposes.

Transfers of personal data to governmental authorities only take place within the framework of binding national legislation.

3. Consent to further use

The use of certain services on our website such as requests, newsletters or forums, requires prior registration and further processing of personal data, such as longer-term storage of e-mail addresses or user IDs. The use of such data only takes place if you have sent us these and prior consent for this use.

Furthermore, applications to test or exam dates require registration and further processing of personal data, such as longer-term storage of e-mail addresses or user IDs. These data are not used for anything else. By submitting the registration form you consent to such use.

Entries on blogs, guest books, forums, comment sections, or similar services are not subject to any control of content. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to delete entries to our discretion and to prohibit users from further use, especially when these contravene the law or facts with which the objectives of TU Dortmund are not compatible. If you leave items on the website, you warrant that they may be unlimited in time and are free from copyright.

4. Cookies

Cookies, which are set by the University of Dortmund, serve to make our website user friendly, effective and save. Cookies are small text files stored by your browser and stored on your computer. Set cookies on your computer do no harm and do not contain viruses. If we want to exceptionally save personal data in a cookie, such as a user ID, you will be especially informed.

When calling pages for which registration is required, a so-called "session cookie" may be set on your computer that is cleared after the browser session. It is possible that a reference is made to the person or a user profile is created.

You can also view our websites largely without cookies, most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting this in your browser settings. If you reject cookies, this may lead to functional limitations of our offerings.

5. Web analytics

The ITMC uses services on some web pages, which are used for web analysis, evaluation and optimization purposes; for that data may be collected and stored. From this data anonymous user profiles may be generated for which cookies might be used (see above).

Cookies allow the recognition of the web browser. Data collected by these measures will not be used for identification of a person or synchronized with the mentioned pseudonymial profile without explicit consent by the affected person.

6. Links to other Web sites

Our web sites may contain links to other web sites. We note that this privacy statement applies only to the web sites of the above mentioned organization unit of the TU Dortmund. We have no control over these pages and no control over that other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

7. Right of disclosure

You have a legal right of disclosure of the personal data we hold about you and have the right to correct incorrect data, blockage and deletion.

If you want information about your personal data, want it to be corrected or deleted or you have other questions concerning the use of data you have provided us, please contact us.

8. Validity and timeliness of the data protection statement

By using our website you consent to the above-described data use. This privacy statement is valid immediately and supersedes all previous statements.