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TU Dortmund University Privacy Policy for Social Networks

This privacy policy (as of September 2022) applies to the following social media profiles of  TU Dortmund University:







The Office of University Communications is responsible for all accounts; the Office of University Marketing is also responsible for the YouTube account. In addition to TU Dortmund University, the providers of the respective platforms mentioned below are also jointly responsible for compliance with data protection requirements.

Name and contact details of the controllers and data protection officers

The social media profiles are operated under a joint responsibility pursuant to Section 26 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, DS-GVO).

The person responsible on the TU Dortmund University page is:
TU Dortmund University
The President
Technische Universität Dortmund
August-Schmidt-Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Telephone: +49 231 755-1

Name and address of the Data Protection Officer of TU Dortmund University is:

TU Dortmund
Data Protection Officer
August-Schmidt-Str. 4
44227 Dortmund
Phone: +49 231 755-2593

The persons responsible for the respective platforms are:

Facebook and Instagram
Meta Platforms Ireland Limited
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy policy:
Standard Contractual Clauses:

Twitter International Company
One Cumberland Place
Fenian Street
Dublin 2
D02 AX07

Privacy policy: 
Standard contractual clauses:

YouTube LLC is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. For more information on data protection at YouTube, please refer to the provider's privacy policy at:
Standard contractual clauses:

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company
Wilton Place
Dublin 2

Privacy policy:
Data processing agreement:

New Work SE
Am Strandkai 1
20457 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 40 419 131-0

Privacy policy:

General information on data processing

Purpose of data processing and categories of data subjects

The central social media accounts of TU Dortmund complement the web pages of the main TU Dortmund website ( and provide users with the opportunity to enter into a dialog with the university.

As soon as users access TU Dortmund University's social media profiles in the respective network, the terms and conditions there and the data processing guidelines of the respective operators apply.

The TU Dortmund University has no influence on the data processing in the respective networks. The data collected about you when using the service is processed by the provider and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. TU Dortmund University has no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by the provider, the type of processing and use, or the transfer of this data to third parties, in particular to countries outside the European Union. Information about which data is processed by the provider and for which purposes can be found in the privacy policy of the respective provider.

TU Dortmund University processes personal data that arrives at the University Communications office via the social media accounts within the institution in order to answer service questions.

TU Dortmund University social media team processes data for the following purposes:

  • To generate and provide social media content
  • To process contact requests and communicate with users
  • To moderate comments and discussions on posts
  • To evaluate which content is relevant for users and adapt the content accordingly
  • To point out interesting dates and offers of the TU Dortmund University

Contact the social media editorial team

Office of University Communications
TU Dortmund
Baroper Straße 285
44227 Dortmund
E-Mail: socialmediatu-dortmundde

Legal basis

Insofar as the Socia Media Editorial Office of TU Dortmund University obtains the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a DS-GVO serves as the legal basis. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of social media work, Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. e DS-GVO serves as the legal basis.

Cooperation with third parties

Insofar as the TU Dortmund University discloses data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties) in the course of processing, transfers it to them or otherwise grants them access to the data, this will only be done if it is necessary for the performance of the contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b DS-GVO with you, the TU Dortmund University is legally obligated to disclose the data or you have given your consent in this respect.

If TU Dortmund commissions third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "order processing agreement", this is done on the basis of the provisions of Art. 28 DS-GVO.

Storage duration

Within the social media editorial department of TU Dortmund University, personal data is deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage may also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

The storage period of personal data within the social media platforms depends on the respective platform operators. TU Dortmund University has no access to the data stored by the platform operators.

  • Data may also be stored in order to secure illegal content that users post on TU Dortmund University's social media accounts within the social media editorial team. The identity of the authors of such content is therefore of interest.

Data subject rights

For concerns regarding personal communication (for example, in relation to direct messages to TU Dortmund University channels), you can assert data subject rights against TU Dortmund University (e.g., request deletion of a chat history). For all other concerns, contact the social media platforms directly.  You have the following rights vis-à-vis the responsible parties if personal data of yours is processed:

  • the right to information according to Art. 15 DS-GVO,
  • the right to rectification or erasure according to Art. 16 and 17 DS-GVO,
  • the right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 DS-GVO,
  • the right to data portability according to Art. 20 DS-GVO,
  • the right to object to processing pursuant to Art. 21 DS-GVO,
  • Right to withdraw consent for future processing pursuant to Art. 7(3) DS-GVO.

An automated decision in individual cases including profiling does not take place.

In addition, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your data by us. Other rights you have vis-à-vis the platform operators (in particular the right to object to certain processing by the respective platforms or to revoke consent given to one of the aforementioned platforms) are described in the data policy of the respective platforms (see link above).

Detailed explanations can be found in the general privacy policy of TU Dortmund University:

Amendments to this declaration

TU Dortmund University reserves the right to change or amend this data protection information as required. The changes will be published here. Therefore, you should visit this page regularly to inform yourself about the current status of the privacy policy.



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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 15 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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