Every time a web page or file of Ulm University is accessed, the following data are recorded and analysed for statistical purposes and error diagnostics:
- date and time
- IP address of the accessing programme
- address of our web server
- accessed file (accessing address)
- HTTP status code
- volume of transferred data (bytes)
- referring address, if available
- browser type, if available
- operating system
Search function of this website
The search function on this website utilises a Google service. We integrated a 2-click solution to ensure that data are collected only when the search function is activated. If you do not want your data to be collected by Google, please do not use the search function. Your data are only transferred when you activate the search button.
Some websites of Ulm University use so-called social plugins. These social plugins normally transfer user data to the respective social networks (e.g. Facebook, Google+, Twitter) every time the site is accessed, and provide information to these social networks on your browsing behaviour (user tracking). You do not need to be logged in nor do you need to be a member of the network for this.
You can prevent the above mentioned social networks from collecting your data by logging out before visiting our website. Furthermore, you can install specific blockers in the add-ons section of your browser.
Even if you don't have accounts with Facebook, Google+, Twitter or YouTube is it possible that these networks collect data. This might be, for example, the IP address. If you don't want your data to be collected by these social networks, please look into their privacy policies. They will also provide information on the purpose and extent of the data collection as well as on the further processing and use of data and your rights and configuration options to protect your privacy.
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To prevent this from happening we use the c’t project 'Shariff' offered by magazine publisher Heise. Shariff allows you to use the social media channels and share contents without unnecessarily exposing your privacy. Shariff has an intermediary function: instead of the browser it is the server of Ulm University that retrieves the number of likes every minute (less traffic). The visitor stays anonymous. This means that a Shariff button only creates direct contact between the social network and the visitor if the visitor clicks on the share button.
For further information on Shariff, please see: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html
Right of information, rectification and revocation
At any given time, you have the right to access the information held about you free of charge. This includes origin, recipient and purpose of processing. This furthermore includes the right of rectification, blocking or deletion of these data, §§21, 22 Federal State Data Protection Act (LDSG BW). Please contact us under -Ulm University, Helmholtzstr. 16, 89081 Ulm