This data protection directive explains what data is processed by the UCT when using its range of Internet services uct.de and what data, where necessary, is collected from users, and how this data is subsequently protected.
The protection of personal data is a key issue for the UCT. The design of our online services is in accordance with the regulations of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), as well as with federal and state data protection legislation (BDSG/LDSG).
2. Personal data
Whenever you visit our website, our web servers temporarily save every access in a log file. The data listed below is recorded and saved until it is automatically deleted after a period of six months:
- IP-address of the computer placing the request
- date and time of access
- name and URL of the requested file
- volume of transmitted data
- report whether the request was successful
- identification of the browser and operating system used
- website the access originated from
- name of your Internet service provider
The purpose of processing this data is to enable users to access the university website, to secure online systems, to allow the technical administration of the network infrastructure as well as to optimise Internet services. An IP address is only analysed in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure of the UCT.
No data relating to user profiles is compiled.
In addition, we use personal data exclusively with your permission in order to deal with your enquiries, to process the booking of your lectures and other events, or to send you information by e-mail.
You may withdraw your permission for us to store your personal data at any time.
3. Transfer of data to third parties
Your personal data will only be used within the university. No personal data will be passed on to third parties. An exception to this rule is the case that we are required by authorised public institutions and law enforcement agencies to disclose data in the event of any misuse of our services, and in particular a deliberate attack on our system.
Your data is saved on specially protected servers in Germany. Only specially authorised members of staff, who are bound by law to maintain confidentiality, have access to your data.
6. Google Analytics
In order to analyse access to our website we use Google Analytics, which is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics analyses the cookie stored on your computer during your visit to our website. The data generated on the use of our website by the cookie is, as a rule, transmitted to the server operated by Google Inc. and subsequently stored there.
Your IP address will be shortened, i.e. anonymised before it is transmitted to the server operated by Google Inc. if you access our website from a member state of the European Union or EEA.
Furthermore, you can prevent the compilation of data generated by the cookie and by your using our website (including your IP-address), as well as the processing of this data by Google Inc. by installing the browser-plugin available via the following link:
7. Links to other providers
Our websites may contain links to other providers as well as to our social media services. We assume no responsibility in the event that providers or operators of social media platforms fail to adhere to any data protection regulations currently in force.
8. Right to information
In the event that your personal data is stored by us, we undertake to disclose the details of such stored data if you so wish.
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