Privacy policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your data is protected within the scope of the legal regulations. Personal data is only collected on our Internet pages to the extent necessary. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or passed on to third parties for other reasons.

Person responsible

The responsible party according to article 4 paragraph 7 EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the University of Osnabrück.

Represented by the President Prof. Dr. Susanne Menzel-Riedl

Neuer Graben 29 / Schloss
49074 Osnabrück

Collection and processing of data

Every access to one of our Internet pages and every retrieval of a file stored on the Internet pages are logged by common web server log files. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. Logged are among others:

  • which file was requested
  • the name of the file,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • the amount of data transferred,
  • the access status (file not found, file transferred, etc.),
  • the type of web browser used and
  • the IP address of the website visitor

All of this data is stored and evaluated exclusively anonymously. For this purpose, the IP address of the system from which the Internet page or file was requested is suitably anonymized. The legal basis is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). It is therefore neither possible to draw conclusions about a specific person, nor is there a combination with other data.


On our website we use cookies, which are necessary for the use of our website.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device and can be read. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted again as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session.

We do not use these necessary cookies for analysis, tracking or advertising purposes.

In some cases, these cookies only contain information about certain settings and are not personally identifiable. They may also be necessary to enable user guidance, security and implementation of the site.

We use these cookies on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR and in the interest of optimizing or enabling user guidance and adapting the presentation of our website.

You can set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you. You can also delete cookies at any time via the appropriate browser setting and prevent the setting of new cookies. Please note that our websites may then not be displayed and some functions may no longer be technically available.

Data security

In order to protect your data from unwanted access as comprehensively as possible, we take technical and organizational measures. We use an encryption procedure on our pages. Your data is transferred from your computer to our server and vice versa via the Internet using TLS encryption. You can recognize this by the fact that the lock symbol is closed in the status bar of your browser and the address bar begins with https://.

Please note that outside the aforementioned framework, especially when communicating by e-mail, complete data security can naturally not be guaranteed by us.

Use of data

We adhere to the principle of purpose-oriented data use and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have communicated them to us and for technical administration. 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 or the execution of the contract. Also, the transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information will only take place within the framework of the legal obligations to provide information or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision.

Use of social plugins

We use social plugins from social networks only in the form of the so-called 2-click solution, i.e. you must first activate the plugin (1st click) before you can use it (2nd click). In this way, personal data (see above, Collection and processing) is only transferred to the social network when you activate the plugin yourself. In this way, you determine whether your data is transferred.

Deletion of data

Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if knowledge of it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose for which it was stored, or if its storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons.

Your rights as a user

When processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a website user:

1. right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the information listed in detail in Art. 15 GDPR.

2. right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):

You have the right to request without undue delay the rectification of any inaccurate personal data concerning you and, where applicable, the completion of any incomplete personal data.

You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be deleted without undue delay, provided that one of the reasons listed in detail in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued.

3. right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):

You have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 GDPR applies, e.g. if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of any review.

4. right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):

In certain cases, which are detailed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of such data to a third party.

5. right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):

If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

6. right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of data concerning you violates data protection provisions. The right of complaint may be asserted in particular before a supervisory authority in the Member State of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Data Protection Officer

Our data protection officer, Dipl.-Kfm. Björn Voitel, can be reached at the address Nelson-Mandela-Straße 4, 49076 Osnabrück, phone +49 541 969 7880,