Privacy Policy

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

IP addresses are made anonymous every night; only the last two domain segments are conserved. It is therefore not possible to create personal user profiles based on these IP addresses. The anonymous IP addresses and all other data are evaluated statistically once a month and get deleted after 35 days. The information provided by Ulm University partly requires JavaScript functions for the information and navigation aids to be displayed in a visually appealing manner. However, all relevant information is accessible without JavaScript as well. You can deactivate this function in your internet browser.The website of Ulm University uses session cookies. A cookie is a text file that is sent to every visitor of the website. The cookie is saved temporarily on your hard drive. When you open the website again, the browser sends the cookie back to the server. This procedure allows the server to analyse the received information, which facilitates easier navigation of the website, among other things. Session cookies are deleted when the browser is closed. The session cookies are necessary, for example, for functionalities like login, Powermail and the web analytics software Piwik.It is possible to disable the use of cookies in the settings of your browser. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of this website.When you communicate with Ulm University via email, the University uses the personal data transferred in the process for specified purposes only.

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.
For Google's privacy policy, please see: https://www.google.de/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

Social Networks

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

Changes to our Privacy Policy

To keep our Privacy Policy in line with the current legal requirements at all times, we reserve the right to amend our Privacy Policy when necessary. For your own protection we recommend that you check the Privacy Policy on a regular basis. By using our website, you accept our Privacy Policy and its updates.

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