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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is responsible its websites within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws as well as other data protection regulations. It is legally represented by its President. For contact details, please consult the legal notice on FAU’s central website.

The respective FAU institutions are responsible for any content they make available on the websites of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU). For questions related to specific content, please contact the person responsible as named in the legal notice of this web page.

Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

Norbert Gärtner, RD
Schloßplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

General information on data processing

Scope of processing of personal data

We only process our users’ personal data to the extent necessary to provide services, content and a functional website. As a rule, personal data are only processed after the user gives their consent. An exception applies in those cases where it is impractical to obtain the user’s prior consent and the processing of such data is permitted by law.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) forms the legal basis for us to obtain the consent of a data subject for their personal data to be processed.
When processing personal data required for the performance of a contract in which the contractual party is the data subject, Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR forms the legal basis. This also applies if data has to be processed in order to carry out pre-contractual activities.
Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR forms the legal basis if personal data has to be processed in order to fulfil a legal obligation on the part of our organisation.
Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR forms the legal basis in the case that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make the processing of personal data necessary.
If data processing is necessary in order to protect the legitimate interests of our organisation or of a third party and if the interests, basic rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the interests mentioned above, Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR forms the legal basis for such data processing.

Deletion of data and storage period

The personal data of the data subject are deleted or blocked as soon as the reason for storing them ceases to exist. Storage beyond this time period may occur if provided for by European or national legislators in directives under Union legislation, laws or other regulations to which the data controller is subject. Such data are also blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by one of the above-named rules expires, unless further storage of the data is necessary for entering into or performing a contract.

Provision of the website and generation of log files

Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the user’s computer system.
In this context, the following data are collected:

  • Address (URL) of the website from which the file was requested
  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Date and time of the request
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • Description of the type of web browser and/or operating system used
  • Anonymised IP address of the requesting computer

The data stored are required exclusively for technical or statistical purposes; no comparison with other data or disclosure to third parties occurs, not even in part. The data are stored in our system’s log files. This is not the case for the user’s IP addresses or other data that make it possible to assign the data to a specific user: before data are stored, each dataset is anonymised by changing the IP address. These data are not stored together with other personal data .

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is §§ 14, 15 TMG, § 100 Abs. 1 TKG and Art. 4 BayDSG following the tasks of Art. 11 BayEGovG and Art. 7 and 34 BayHO

Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to deliver the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The storage of such data in log files takes place in order to ensure the website’s functionality. These data also serve to help us optimise the website and ensure that our IT systems are secure. They are not evaluated for marketing purposes in this respect.

Storage period

Data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for fulfilling the purpose for which they were collected. If data have been collected for the purpose of providing the website, they are deleted at the end of the respective session.
If data are stored in log files, they are deleted at the latest after seven days. A longer storage period is possible. In this case, the users’ IP addresses are deleted or masked so that they can no longer be assigned to the client accessing the website.

Options for filing an objection or requesting removal

The collection of data for the purpose of providing the website and the storage of such data in log files is essential to the website’s operation. As a consequence, the user has no possibility to object.

Use of cookies

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved in the user’s web browser or by the web browser on the user’s computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie can be stored in the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a character string that allows the unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some parts of our website require that the requesting browser can also be identified after changing pages.
During this process, the following data are stored in the cookies and transmitted:

  • Log-in information (only in the case of protected information that is made available exclusively to FAU members)
  • Search preferences (from October 2018)

Technical measures are taken to pseudonymise user data collected in this way. This means that the data can no longer be assigned to the user. The data are not stored together with other personal data of the user.
When accessing our website, a banner informs users that cookies are used for analysis purposes and makes reference to this data protection policy. In connection with this, users are also instructed how they can block the storage of cookies in their browser settings.

Legal basis for data processing

he legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is §§ 14, 15 TMG, § 100 Abs. 1 TKG and Art. 4 BayDSG following the tasks of Art. 11 BayEGovG and Art. 7 and 34 BayHO

Purpose of data processing

Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. We learn through the analysis cookies how the website is used and in this way can continuously optimise our web presence.

Storage period, options for filing an objection or requesting removal

As cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are transmitted from it to our website, users have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your web browser. Cookies that are already stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may be the case that not all of the website’s functions can be used in full.

Newsletter

Description and scope of data processing

You can subscribe to free newsletters via our website. When you register for a newsletter, the data from the input form are transmitted to us.
In the course of the registration process, we request your consent for the processing of your personal data and draw your attention to this data protection policy.
No data are disclosed to third parties in connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters. Such data are used exclusively for dispatching and improving our newsletters.

Legal basis for data processing

Once the user has granted consent, the legal basis for data processing following the user’s registration for a newsletter is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The user’s e-mail address is needed to deliver the newsletter.

Storage period

Data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for fulfilling the purpose for which they were collected. Accordingly, users’ email addresses are stored for as long as they subscribe to the newsletter.

Options for filing an objection or requesting removal

Users can cancel their newsletter subscriptions at any time. Each newsletter contains a link for this purpose.

Contact form and contact by e-mail

Description and scope of data processing

Contact forms are available on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of this possibility, the data they enter in the input form are transmitted to us and stored.
The contact forms list and explain which data is required. The contact forms indicate if there are any deviations from or additions to the principles, purpose and duration of storage as presented here.

Legal basis for data processing

Once the user has granted consent, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted by e-mail is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The personal data from the input form are processed solely for the purpose of contacting the user. If the user contacts us by e-mail, this also constitutes our legitimate interests in processing the data.
All other personal data processed during the dispatch of an e-mail serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure that our IT systems are secure.

Storage period

Data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for fulfilling the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case for the personal data from the input template of the contact form and those data sent by e-mail when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is regarded to have ended when it can be seen from the circumstances that the subject matter in question has been conclusively settled.

Options for filing an objection or requesting removal

Users can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, they may withdraw their consent for the storage of their personal data at any time. In such cases, the conversation cannot continue
and all personal data which were stored when contact was made are deleted.

Contact form and contact by e-mail

Description and scope of data processing

Contact forms are available on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of this possibility, the data they enter in the input form are transmitted to us and stored. The contact forms list and explain which data is required. The contact forms indicate if there are any deviations from or additions to the principles, purpose and duration of storage as presented here.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) lit. e DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 4 and 5 BayDSG for the fulfillment of the tasks of § 5 TMG, Art. 3 para. 1 BayEGovG and § 2 BayBITV

If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Purpose of data processing

The personal data from the input form are processed solely for the purpose of contacting the user. If the user contacts us by e-mail, this also constitutes our legitimate interests in processing the data.
All other personal data processed during the dispatch of an e-mail serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure that our IT systems are secure.

Storage period

Data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for fulfilling the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case for the personal data from the input template of the contact form and those data sent by e-mail when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is regarded to have ended when it can be seen from the circumstances that the subject matter in question has been conclusively settled.

Options for filing an objection

For reasons that arise from your particular situation, you may also object to the processing of personal data relating to us by us at any time (Art. 21 GDPR). If the legal requirements are met, we will no longer process your personal data in the following.

Obligation to provide

Insofar as the personal data required for the performance of the contract is not specified, this is not possible for us.

Registration forms

Description and scope of data processing

You can register for seminars, events and courses via the forms available on our website. When you register, the data from the input form are transmitted to us.
In the course of the registration process, we request your consent for the processing of your personal data and draw your attention to this data protection policy.
No data are disclosed to third parties in connection with the data processing required for this purpose. Data are used exclusively for administration purposes related to seminars, courses and events.

Legal basis for data processing

Once the user has issued their consent, the legal basis for data processing following the user’s registration for a seminar, course or event is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from the input form is solely for the purpose of allowing us to process the user’s registration for a seminar, course or event. If the user contacts us by e-mail, this also constitutes our legitimate interests in processing the data.
All other personal data processed during the dispatch of an e-mail serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure that our IT systems are secure.

Storage period

Data are deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for fulfilling the purpose for which they were collected.

Options for filing an objection or requesting removal

The user can withdraw their consent for the processing of their personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, they may withdraw their consent for the storage of their personal data at any time. In such cases, the conversation cannot continue
and all personal data which were stored when contact was made are deleted.

YouTube

Dieses Webangebot bindet Videos des Videoportals YouTube ein. Betreiber von YouTube ist die Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

Beschreibung und Umfang der Datenverarbeitung

Wenn Sie eine unserer Seiten besuchen, auf denen YouTube eingebunden ist, wird eine Verbindung zu den Servern von YouTube hergestellt. Dabei wird dem YouTube-Server mitgeteilt, welche unserer Seiten Sie besucht haben.

Die Einbindung von YouTube Videos erfolgt entweder

  • über ein Plugin des RRZE, welches dafür sorgt, dass Daten erst dann zu YouTube gehen, wenn Sie das Video abspielen,
  • über eine direktes Embedding, in dem das Video über den Proxydienst Youtube-Nocookie.com gesendet wird. Dies verhindert zwar die Übertragung vom Daten bereits beim Abruf der Seite, verhindert diese jedoch nicht, nachdem Sie das Video gestartet haben
  • oder über ein Einbinden des Videos mit Hilfe der originalen YouTube-Embeddings-Codes.

Beim Abruf des Videos kann YouTube verschiedene Cookies auf Ihrem Endgerät speichern. Mit Hilfe dieser Cookies kann YouTube Informationen über Besucher dieser Website erhalten. Diese Informationen werden u. a. verwendet, um Videostatistiken zu erfassen, die Anwenderfreundlichkeit zu verbessern und Betrugsversuchen vorzubeugen. Die Cookies verbleiben auf Ihrem Endgerät, bis Sie sie löschen.

Wenn Sie in Ihrem YouTube-Account eingeloggt sind, ermöglichen Sie YouTube, Ihr Surfverhalten direkt Ihrem persönlichen Profil zuzuordnen. Dies können Sie verhindern, indem Sie sich aus Ihrem YouTube-Account ausloggen.

Rechtsgrundlage für die Datenverarbeitung

Die Nutzung von YouTube erfolgt im Interesse einer ansprechenden Darstellung unserer Online-Angebote. Dies stellt ein berechtigtes Interesse im Sinne von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO dar. Sofern eine entsprechende Einwilligung abgefragt wurde (z. B. eine Einwilligung zur Speicherung von Cookies), erfolgt die Verarbeitung ausschließlich auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO; die Einwilligung ist jederzeit widerrufbar.

Weitere Informationen zum Umgang mit Nutzerdaten finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von YouTube unter: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Usage of Siteimprove Analytics

Description and scope of data processing

This website uses Siteimprove Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Siteimprove. Siteimprove Analytics uses „cookies“, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the FAU analyze how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookies about the visitors’ use of the website will be stored and processed by Siteimprove on servers in Denmark.

IP addresses are anonymized irreversibly before data is made available in the Siteimprove Analytics or Intelligence Suite for the FAU.

The FAU will use this information for evaluating the visitors’ use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and ultimately for improving the website experience for its visitors. Siteimprove will not transmit this information to third parties or use it for any marketing or advertising purposes.

These are the cookies used by Siteimprove on this website:

  • Cookie name: nmstat
    • Type: Persistent - expires after 1000 days
    • About: This cookie is used to help record visitors' use of the website. It is used to collect statistics about site usage such as when the visitor last visited the site. The cookie contains no personal information and is used only for web analytics.
  • Cookie name: siteimproveses
    • Type: Session cookie
    • About: This cookie is used purely to track the sequence of pages a visitor looks at during a visit to the site.

By using this website, the visitor consents to the processing of data about him/her by Siteimprove in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR in relation with Art. 4 BayDSG, especially the specification under § 15 (3) TMG and Art. 10 BayHSchG.

Possibilities of objection and deletion

You can prevent the collection of your data by Siteimprove Analytics by clicking the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie will be set that will prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website:

SSL encryption

Our website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information, for example enquiries you send to us as operators of the website. You can recognise an encrypted connection when the browser’s address line changes from http:// to https:// and a padlock appears in your web browser.

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

Rights of the data subject

With regard to the processing of your personal data, you as a data subject are entitled to the following rights pursuant to Art. 15 et seq. GDPR:

  • You can request information as to whether we process your personal data. If this is the case, you have the right to information about this personal data as well as further information in connection with the processing (Art. 15 GDPR). Please note that this right of access may be restricted or excluded in certain cases (cf. in particular Art. 10 BayDSG).
  • In the event that personal data about you is (no longer) accurate or incomplete, you may request that this data be corrected and, if necessary, completed (Art. 16 GDPR).
  • If the legal requirements are met, you can demand that your personal data be erased (Art. 17 GDPR) or that the processing of this data be restricted (Art. 18 DSGVO). However, the right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 (1) and (2) GDPR does not apply, inter alia, if the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority or in the exercise of official authority vested (Art. 17 para. 3 letter b GDPR).
  • If you have given your consent to the processing, you have the right to withdrawal it at any time. The withdrawal will only take effect in the future; this means that the withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of the processing operations carried out on the basis of the consent up to the withdrawal.
  • For reasons arising from your particular situation, you may also object to the processing of your personal data by us at any time (Art. 21 GDPR). If the legal requirements are met, we will subsequently no longer process your personal data.
  • Insofar as you have consented to the processing of your personal data or have agreed to the performance of the contract and the data processing is carried out automated , you may be entitled to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority within the meaning of Art. 51 GDPR about the processing of your personal data. The responsible supervisory authority for Bavarian public authorities is the Bavarian Data Protection Commissioner, Wagmüllerstraße 18, 80538 Munich.