Privacy Policy

    Thank you for your interest in this website. The protection of the personal data of our users is very important for us. Therefore, we would like to inform you about data protection.

    This privacy policy is based on the privacy policy of the central websites of the TU Berlin and has been adapted in individual points to the special features of the site.

    Subject of Data Protection

    Data protection deals with personal data. According to Article 4 No. 1 of the EU´s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this is any data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. any data that can be used to identify you. This applies for data such as name, private address, e-mail address or telephone number, but also usage data such as your IP address.

    Of course, the legal requirements of data privacy and other applicable regulations are observed.

    We do everything to ensure that you can trust us with regard to your personal data. For example, the transmission of personal and sensitive data is encrypted. In addition, our websites are protected by technical measures against damage or unauthorized access.


    General Data Privacy

    (1) When you visit this blog or download data from these web pages, information about this is stored in a log file with the following content: Your IP address, the date and time of site access, visited website and name of the downloaded file, respectively, the amount of data transferred, the “user agent-string” of your web browser, the website from which you referred to the current page or file, and the status message as to whether the access or retrieval was successful. The non-anonymized log data will be automatically deleted after 1 month and will not be archived.

    (2) This data is used exclusively for non-commercial purposes: it will only be viewed manually if necessary, to evaluate visitor numbers. Further, it may be accessed for error analysis, optimization or investigation of cases of abuse or performance bottlenecks.


    Extent of Data Collection and Storage

    For our handling of personal traffic data, please refer to the “General Data Privacy” (above, regarding log data). For the most part, the active communication of your personal data is not required for the use of our websites. In order to fullfill our service mandate, we require special personal data in individual cases. This applies in particular to answering individual e-mail inquiries. In exceptional cases, e.g. in the context of event registrations, you will be asked whether your data can be stored beyond the event date in order to inform you about similar events. In this case, refusal will not result in any disadvantages for you.


    You can revoke your consent at any time and without giving reasons and request the deletion of your data.


    Collection and Storage of Usage Data

    We collect, process and store your personal data exclusively within TUB (usually in the TUB computer center) only for the purpose for which you have provided it to us and thus observe the principle of purpose-related data use. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary for the provision of the service. We also only pass on data to State institutions and authorities that request information within the framework of the legal obligation to provide information or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision.

    We also take internal university data protection very seriously. Our employees, as well as any service providers we may engage, are bound by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of data protection legislation.


    Registration for our Newsletter and Newsletter Distribution via CleverReach

    This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service which enables the organization of the newsletter distribution. The data entered by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on the servers of CleverReach in Ireland and Germany, respectively.

    For sending the newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed your consent to the sending of newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive future newsletters by clicking on an appropriate link. The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

    The data you have provided to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of CleverReach after you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

    We have concluded an order processing agreement with CleverReach, in which we oblige CleverReach to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties.

    You can view CleverReach’s privacy policy here.


    Right of Access to Personal Data

    You can obtain information about the data we have stored about you free of charge at any time without having to give a reason. For this purpose, please contact us at the address given in the imprint. We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about our privacy policy.


    Right of Complaint

    If you have any reason to believe that we are not handling your data in accordance with data protection regulations, you can contact the data protection officer at the Technische Universität Berlin at any time:


    Annette Hiller

    Data Protection Officer of the Technische Universität Berlin

    Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin,

    Room H 1038

    Phone: +49 30 314 21784

    Fax: +49 30 314 28033



    Of course, you have the right to contact the local controlling authority:

    Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit)

    Friedrichstr. 219 / visitor entrance via Puttkamerstr. 16 -18

    10969 Berlin

    Phone: +49 30 13889-0

    Fax: +49 30 2155050



    Final Note

    Please note that data privacy regulations and handling of data privacy (e.g. at Google) can change from time to time making it necessary to inform oneself about changes of data protection.