Thank you for your interest in the websites of the Technical University Berlin (TUB). The protection of the personal data of visitors of TUB websites is very important to us. Therefore we would like to inform you about the data protection polocies at our university.
Data protection officer of the Technical University Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 135
Phone: + 49/30 / 314-21784
Content of data protection
Scope of data collection and storage
For the use of our web pages the communication of your personal data is basically not necessary. In order for the TU Berlin to be able to fulfill its service contract, we may require special personal data. This applies in particular to answering individual e-mail inquiries, ordering special services or applications. If you entrust us with the provision of a service, we only collect and store your personal data as far as it is necessary to provide the service.
Collection and storage of usage data
To optimize our website, we collect and store data, such as accessed pages, the date and time of the page visit, the page from which you accessed our page, etc. An automated processing is done for the purpose of generating weekly access statistics that are made available to TUB facilities upon request for analysis. For this, the log data is anonymized by hiding the last two digits of the IPs and removing GET parameters from the URLs. In this way, the statistics are based on anonymous data, so that a conclusion on natural people and linking them with associated user data is not possible. The non-anonymized log data will be automatically deleted after two weeks and not archived; permanent storage is excluded The anonymized log files and access statistics are archived on a long-term basis. On some websites, using the web analysis service software Matomo (formerly known as Piwik, see www.matomo.org) based on the legitimate interest of the TUBan statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO data collected and stored.
The affected web pages are explicitly indicated at the end of the right-hand column. We use our own Matomo instance on servers of the TU Berlin, which was set up according to the recommendations of the “Independent Center for Data Protection” (ULD) Schleswig Holstein. When accessing the pages, your access data will be anonymized immediately. A unique web analytics cookie can be used to assign access to a person without this becoming identifiable. Saved next to accessed pages and files are information on the operating system in use, browser, browser plugins (eg whether the Flashplayer is active or not), screen resolution, the approximate location (eg “Berlin”, but no concrete address) and the length of stay. If you do not agree with the save and analysis of the collected data by Matomo from your visit, you can contradict to the storage and use at any time by a simple mouse click. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo does not collect any data of the session. Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies will result in the opt-out cookie being deleted as well and possibly has to be re-activated by you.
Purposeful data usage
We only collect, process and store your personal data exclusively for TUB purposes and only for the purpose for which you have transfered them to us and thus observe the principle of earmarked data usage. There will be no disclosure of your personal data to third parties without your explicit approval, unless this is necessary for the provision of the service or for the performance of the contract. The transmission to information-requesting state institution and authorities takes place only in the context of the legal information obligations or if we are obliged by a court decision to provide information. We also take the internal university data protection very serious. Our employees as well as the service companies commissioned by us are obliged to maintain secrecy and to comply with data protection regulations.
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