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Privacy Policy

General Preliminary Remarks

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity and its IT and Media Center (ITMC) of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity take the protection of personal data very seriously. We process personal data which are collected when visiting our websites in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. In particular, the North-Rhine Westphalia Data Protection Act (DSG NRW), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG) apply.

Contact Details of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the responsible person of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity can be reached at:

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity
Data Protection Officer

August-Schmidt-Str. 4
44227 Dort­mund
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)231-755 2593
Send email

 

I. Scope of Processing of Personal Data

We only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional website and if this is required to make our contents and services available. The processing of personal data of our users takes place as a rule only after consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted under statutory regulations.

 

II. Data Erasure and Duration of Storage

The personal data of the data subject will be erased or made unavailable as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other ordinances to which the responsible person is subject. The data will also be made unavailable or erased if a storage period prescribed by the named norms expires, unless the continued storage of the data is necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

 

III. Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and in­for­mation from the computer system of the accessing computer.

The following data are collected here:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • Operating system of the user
  • IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access

The data are also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

2. Purpose and legal basis for data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. For this purpose, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session. (Necessity for the fulfillment of the task of the uni­ver­si­ty Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR)

Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data are used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our in­for­mation technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. (Necessity for the fulfillment of the task of the uni­ver­si­ty Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR).

3. Duration of storage

Processing will take place during use until the end of each session.

If the data are stored in log files, this is the case for a maximum of 24 hours. After that, the IP addresses of the users are anonymized, so that an assignment to the accessing client is no longer possible.

 

IV. Rights of the Person Concerned

If your personal data are processed, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR, and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the responsible person:

If you want to exercise your rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity.

1. Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)

You have the right to in­for­mation about personal data concerning you that is collected, processed or, if relevant, transferred to third parties.

2. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data if the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) e or f GDPR.

3. Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)

In particular, after the legally prescribed retention periods have expired, you have the right to have your data erased.

4. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

In special cases, you have the right to restrict processing. This is the case if the data processing is unlawful, if you dispute the accuracy of the data collected or if you have filed an objection to the processing. You can also request a restriction of the processing if the data are subject to an erasure obligation because the purpose of the processing has been achieved, but you need these data to assert legal claims. You must request a processing restriction.

5. Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

You have the right to have incorrect personal data rectified.

6. Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration (Art. 7 GDPR)

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

7. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

If you have any questions or complaints regarding data protection, you can always contact a data protection supervisory authority. In our case, the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in North Rhine-Westphalia is responsible.

Please note that this privacy policy does not apply to all parts of the TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity website.

 

V. Use of YouTube Videos

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to view selected videos from YouTube directly on the site. In order to protect user data, a link to YouTube is established by clicking on a link and the video is started. Only then will data be sent to the provider. If you do not click on the link, there will be no exchange between the user and YouTube. Information about the collection and use of your data on YouTube can be found here.

 

VI. Web Analytics

Scope of processing of personal data

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity uses the open-source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) to improve its websites by analyzing the surfing behavior of its users. The software works with digital fingerprints which assign online activities to a single browser session and are deleted after 24 hours. Matomo does not use cookies.

The following data are saved when individual pages of our website are accessed:

  1. Two bytes of the IP address of the accessing user system
  2. The accessed website
  3. The website from which the user accessed the requested page (referrer)
  4. The sub-pages which are accessed from the visited website
  5. The time spent on the webpage
  6. Which browser with which plug-ins, which operating system and which screen resolution is used

The software only runs on our website servers. The users’ personal data is only saved to the website server and not shared with third parties.

Preventing data recording

You can prevent the above-mentioned recording of data by activating the "Do-not-track" setting in your browser. Our Matomo system is configured to respect this setting.

VII. Contact/Suggestion Forms and E-mail Contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

On TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity websites, there are contact/suggestion forms that can be used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask are transmitted to us and stored.

After sending the form, the following data will also be stored:

- Date and time

- URL from which the contact form was sent

For the processing of data, your consent is obtained during the submission process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the provided e-mail addresses. In this case, the user's personal data that are transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data are used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Purpose of data processing and legal basis

The processing of personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR if the user has given his consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR.

3. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

Name and Address of the Responsible Person

The responsible person within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity
The President
August-Schmidt-Str. 4
44227 Dort­mund
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)231/755-1

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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