Privacy Policy

What we collect

We collect information about the use of this website, this includes the time of access, the part of the website accessed, information about the used browser and operating system, referring websites, and the client address and Internet service provider. We use this information to improve our website and services, and to ensure the security of this website through automated analysis. The data is kept for four weeks and then deleted. The data is not combined with any other identifiable information. The data is not used for any marketing related activity.

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are text files that are stored in your browser. They allow us to provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. Cookies allow us to recognize our website users. You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you disable cookies, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

If you create an account on this website, we collect additional information. This may include your name, email, phone number, login name and password, address, birth date, and a photo. This also includes the preferences and settings that you enable for your account on our site. We use these information to provide, personalize, maintain and improve our service.

Sharing information

We may disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties, such as law enforcement agencies, if legally required. We will not sell or rent any information to third parties.

Security

We are committed to keeping your information secure. We have put in place appropriate systems and procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

This website may contain links to other websites. We have no control over the content and privacy policies of other websites. You are responsible for checking the privacy policy on these websites.

Third Party Services

While we do not use cookies on our website, we may embed or link to content that does make use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and sent to the respective service to identify users. You may disable cookies in your browser settings. The services may also provide other means to opt-out of tracking. Please refer to the individual service privacy policies.

YouTube

We embed videos from YouTube one some pages. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal. The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, a subsidiary of Google Inc.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages on which a YouTube video was integrated, the Internet browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. When playing a video, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited.

If you are logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account. This may be prevented by logging out of YouTube before accessing pages that contain YouTube videos.

YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://policies.google.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Vimeo

We embed videos from Vimeo one some pages. Vimeo is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. Vimeo allows you to publish all kinds of videos via the Internet portal. The operating company of Vimeo is Vimeo, Inc.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages on which a Vimeo video was integrated, the Internet browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Vimeo component. Further information about Vimeo may be obtained under https://vimeo.com/about. When playing a video, Vimeo gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited.

If you are logged in on Vimeo, Vimeo recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a Vimeo video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited. This information is collected by Vimeo and assigned to your Vimeo account. This may be prevented by logging out of Vimeo before accessing pages that contain Vimeo videos.

Vimeos’s data protection provisions, available at https://vimeo.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Vimeo.

Google Maps

Some pages embed maps from Google Maps. Google Maps is a service to provide geographic information. It is required to visualize addresses and locations on this website. You can learn more about Google Maps at https://www.google.com/intl/en/maps/about/.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages on which a Google Maps map was integrated, the Internet browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding map component. When showing a map, Google gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited.

Contact

We provide a contact email address to contact us. If you contact us by email, the personal data transmitted are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you in response.

Supervisory Authority

In case of complaints, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the RWTH Aachen University.

Changes to this policy

We may revise this policy from time to time. If we make material changes, then we change the revision date below. You should check periodically for changes.


Last revised: May 24th 2018