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1. Introduction

With the following information, we would like to give you as a “data subject” an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection laws. It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.

The processing of personal data, such as your name, address or e-mail address, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the “Bauhaus-Universität Weimar”. By means of this privacy policy, we would like to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.

As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone or post.

You can also take simple and easy-to-implement measures to protect yourself against unauthorised access to your data by third parties. We would therefore like to take this opportunity to give you some tips on how to handle your data securely:

Protect your account (login, user or customer account) and your IT system (computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device) with secure passwords.

Only you should have access to the passwords.

Make sure that you only ever use your passwords for one account (login, user or customer account).

Do not use one password for different websites, applications or online services.

Especially when using publicly accessible IT systems or IT systems shared with other people, you should always log out after logging in to a website, application or online service.

Passwords should consist of at least 12 characters and be chosen in such a way that they cannot be easily guessed. Therefore, they should not contain common everyday words, your own name or the names of relatives, but should contain upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.


2. Controller

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is the:

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 8, 99423 Weimar, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 36 43/58 11 10

Representative of the controller: President


3. Controller

You can reach the data protection officer as follows:

Office of the Registrar
Telephone: +49 (0) 3643/58 12 22

You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
Our services are generally aimed at adults. Persons under the age of 16 may not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and young people, do not collect it and do not pass it on to third parties.


4. Techonology

4.1. SSL/TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact enquiries that you send to us as the operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser contains a “https://” instead of a “http://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.

4.2 Data collection when visiting the website

If you only use our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called “server log files”). Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you or an automated system accesses a page. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded

Browser types and versions used, the operating system used by the accessing system the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website the date and time of access to the website an internet protocol address (IP address) and, the Internet service provider of the accessing system.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required in order to deliver the content of our website correctly optimise the content of our website and the advertising for it ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.

This collected data and information is therefore analysed by us both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.


5. Your rights as a data subject

5.1 Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed.

5.2 Right to information Art. 15 GDPR

You have the right to receive information from us at any time free of charge about the personal data stored about you and a copy of this data in accordance with the statutory provisions.

5.3 Erasure Art. 17 GDPR

You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay where one of the grounds provided for by law applies and insofar as the processing or storage is not necessary.

5.4 Complaint to a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of personal data with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.


6. Routine storage, deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this is provided for by the legal provisions to which our company is subject.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


7. Duration of the storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required for contract fulfilment or contract initiation.


8. Topicality and amendment of the data protection declaration

This privacy policy is currently valid and is dated: January 2024.

It may become necessary to amend this privacy policy due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changes in legal or official requirements. You can access and print out the current privacy policy at any time on the website at

This privacy policy was created with the support of the data protection software: audatis MANAGER.


coordinating university of the alliance
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Eva Léchelle | Coordinator
Phone: +49 (0) 3643 582384

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