Privacy Policy

I. Names and addresses

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

University of Trier
Universitätsring 15
54296 Trier
Telefophone: +49 651 201 0
Sales tax identification number: DE 149 881 695

The University of Trier is a corporation under public law. The President, Prof. Dr. Michael Jäckel, legally represents it. The responsible supervisory authority is the Ministry of Education, Science, Further Education and Culture of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mittlere Bleiche 61, 55116 Mainz.

Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the person responsible is:

Mrs. Regine Schmirander
University of Trier
Telephone: +49 651 201 0
Content responsibility
Dr. Ulrike Graßnick
University of Trier

Online editing & social media
Dr. Marcel Lorenz
University of Trier
Implementation and technical support
ZIMK of the University of Trier

II. General information on data processing

Extend and purpose of processing of personal data

In principle, we only process the personal data of our users to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services.

When accessing our website, the following information is recorded:

  • IP address of the computer from which the request was sent,
  • Browser information (web browser used, operating system, language setting, etc.),
  • information about the server service used,
  • protocol version,
  • name of the retrieved file or offer page (URL),
  • date and time of access,
  • amounts of data transferred,
  • Status information (e.g. error messages).

This is necessary to enable the website to function properly. For security reasons, the data is stored for a certain period. Since the collection and storage of the data is necessary for the proper operation of our website, the user has no possibility of objection.

Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 6 (1) (e), (2), (3) (b) GDPR, § 3 State Data Protection Act of Rhineland-Palatinate.
If you have given your consent regarding the processing of personal data, the legal basis for the processing of this data is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
If the processing of the personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject, the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. If the processing is carried out to fulfill a legal obligation of the person responsible, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR. If the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR.

Data deletion and storage duration

The data is stored from the time it is collected. The data will be deleted in accordance with data protection as soon as the purpose of the processing no longer applies.

Data transfer to third parties

A transfer of data to third parties does not take place. In individual cases, data can also be transmitted to third parties based on legal permission. If technical service providers are given access to personal data, this is done based on a contract in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

Consequences of not providing personal data

Law does not require the provision of personal data. You are not obliged to provide personal data. You will not draw any negative consequences from non-provision, apart from the consequence, that you may not be able to use the website or not be able to use it properly.

Cookies, range analysis & tracking

So-called “session cookies” are used as part of the content management system used to provide the website; these are required to provide certain content in the desired manner. These session cookies are deleted after you close your browser.
When using external content via the website, e.g. in the case of a link, cookies from third parties may be used without us being able to expressly point this out to you. Common browsers allow the processing of such cookies to be defined so that you can deactivate the storage of these cookies, set the type of processing by your browser, or delete these cookies.
This website does not use any mechanisms with which visitors to the site can be recognized or tracked across website or device boundaries (tracking).

Social Plugins

This website does not use any mechanisms with which information automatically flows to the providers of social media services (social plugins) when you visit our website.
Any forwarding to providers of social media services such as Youtube, Facebook etc. takes place exclusively via a link, so that data about your visit to our website (e.g. IP address, time, URL) or data available on your device (e.g. cookie information ) will only be transferred to the respective provider if the link is used consciously.


This website offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. A transfer of data to third parties does not take place.
When registering at our website, the following information is additionally recorded:

  • IP address of the computer from which the registration was sent,
  • date and time of registration.
III. Your Rights

Right of providing information

You shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information:

  • the purposes of the processing,
  • the categories of personal data concerned,
  • the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations,
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period,
  • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing,
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority,
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source,
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Since we only collect data from and about you to the extent described above, we only have information about you from the use of the website if you have contacted us via the online services and provided the relevant information. Rights of providing information can be asserted in writing or by Email to us.

Right to withdraw the declaration of consent

Insofar as the processing of your data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time (Article 7 (3) GDPR). The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. You can withdraw your consent in writing or by Email.

Right to rectification

You have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you from the controller without undue delay (Article 16 GDPR).

Right to restriction of processing

Under the conditions of Article 18 GDPR you have the right to obtain a restriction of the processing of the data concerning you.

Right to erasure

Under the conditions specified in Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data.


If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data contradicts data protection regulations, you have the option of contacting our data protection officer as well as the option of complaining to the supervisory authority, namely the State representative for data protection and freedom of information Rhineland-Palatinate (LfDI, Hintere Bleiche 34, 55116 Mainz, Germany).