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Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy: the compact version

​The following data protection information will give you an overview about the collection and processing of your personal data by our website.If you are interested in more detailed information, you will find this here.

Who are we?

Welcome to the Ulm University of Applied Sciences website.You can find more detailed information about our University of Applied Sciences under Legal information.
We sometimes use partner companies for processing data. We retain full responsibility for data processing.

Why do we collect your data?

We collect your personal details exclusively within the legally-defined limits for the following purposes:
• To ensure the operational reliability of our website, i.e. to detect misuse and remedy faults.
• To optimize the display of the answers on your computer.
• To fulfill legal disclosure obligations for government bodies.
• To provide information to the owners of copyrights and ancillary copyrights, at their request.

What data do we collect about you?

Our website already collects some data about your computer while you are using the website.If necessary, we use appropriate contact forms to collect data which directly concerns personal details.
We record technical characteristics via your computer. Essentially these are the name or IP address of your computer, the browser used (manufacturer, version number), your computer’s operating system, as well as the requests made by your web browser and the answers made to these by our web server.

How do we protect your data?

First of all, we reduce the collected data to a minimum and do without cookies and social media plug-ins (e.g. “Like” buttons) as far as is possible. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the browser calling our webpage can still be identified after changing pages. This way, we prevent you from constantly having to log in again and perhaps becoming the victim of a hacker attack.

For how long do we store your data?

We only store your data for as long as we need it to fulfill the relevant purpose.For newsletters, this is for as long as you do not unsubscribe.
Data needed for longer periods for use in statistical evaluations are only stored in an anonymized form, without a direct reference to your person.We store protocol data to detect misuse for seven days, in accordance with legal requirements.

Use of external services

Ulm University of Applied Sciences (THU) will alert you to the existence of content from external providers at the appropriate points. When linking to external content, THU always uses a "data protection-friendly" solution and will alert you to the existence of external links at the appropriate point.

What rights do you have?

You have the right to information about the type, purpose and scope of the data processing we carry out.
You have the right to further information about the processing of your personal data, if there are errors you have the right to deletion or correction, or limiting of the data-processing.
You can withdraw any permissions you have given at any time in writing (a special form is not required).

If you believe that our response to your data protection concerns is inadequate, you have the right to make a complaint to the responsible Data Protection Authority.

To whom should I go if I have questions about data protection?

If you have questions about data protection, the best place to start would be to contact our official data protection officer by e-mail or by phone: +49 (0)731/50-208 (telephone switchboard).

Where do I find more information?

This data protection information gives you an overview about the collection and processing of your data.You can find more detailed information in our full length Privacy Policy.

Information on the use of Social Media

It is generally possible to use our social media offer without explicitly submitting personal data. However, in certain circumstances, it may be necessary to process your personal data. The processing of personal data is performed in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a public educational institution, we take our responsibility to set an example very seriously. When using social media, we adhere to the following fundamental principles:

View our Privacy Policy for Social Media.