Some of the internet sites use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer in any way and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective, and safer. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies that are automatically deleted after you leave the site. Other cookies are saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time to visit the site.

You can change the settings in your browser so that you are informed about cookies being set and allow them only in individual cases, accept cookies only for certain cases, generally not permit them, or to automatically delete the cookies when you close the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website could be limited.

Cookies that are necessary to provide certain functions are saved according to Sec. 4 of Baden-Württemberg’s State Data Protection Act (in the version from 6 June 2018) in conjunction with Art. 6(1) let. e) EU-GDPR. The website operator has an interest in analyzing and optimizing its services as well as their economic operation.

If other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyze your surfing behavior) are saved, they are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.

Sending newsletters
The purpose of sending newsletters is to send information about various University topics. To subscribe to newsletters, it is necessary to give an email address. The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6(1) let. a) EU-GDPR. You may revoke this consent at any time.

If you would like to send us a question (e.g. via contact form or email), your information from the contact form is saved together with the contact information you entered according to Art. 6(1) let. b) EU-GDPR for the purpose of responding to the question and saved in case there are any follow-up questions. We do not transfer this data without your consent. If the data is no longer relevant, it is deleted. The legal archiving requirements apply.

When you visit our websites, personal data is processed. Personal data includes all information that could be used to identify you personally.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data will be treated confidentially according to this data protection declaration and the legal data protection provisions. This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope, and purpose of personal data processing within our website.

Regarding the terms used, e.g. “processing” or “person responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR).


External services

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited. If the responsible body for the data processing that occurs via this website has their basis outside of the European Economic area and Switzerland, then the associated Google Analytics data processing is carried out by Google LLC. Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC. will hereinafter be referred to as “Google”.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on the site visitor’s computer, to help the website analyze their use of the site. The information generated by the cookie (including the truncated IP address) about the use of the website will normally be transmitted to and stored by Google.

Google Analytics is used exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()” on this website. This extension ensures an anonymization of the IP address by truncation and excludes a direct personal reference. Via this extension Google truncates the site visitor’s IP address within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional situations will the site visitor’s full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. The IP address, that is provided by the site visitor’s browser in using Google Analytics will not be merged by Google with other data from Google.

On behalf of the site operator, Google will use the information collected to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other website and internet related services to the site operator (Art. 6 (1)( f) GDPR). The legitimate interest in data processing lies in the optimization of this website, the analysis of the use of the website and the adaptation of the content. The interests of the users are adequately protected by the pseudonymization of their data.

Google LLC. has certified their compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and on that basis they provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection law. The data sent and linked to the Google Analytics cookies, e.g. user IDs or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 50 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.

The website visitor may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in their browser. The website visitor can also prevent Google from collecting information (including their IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

The website visitor can prevent data collection via Google Analytics on this website by clicking here. An “Opt-out Cookie” shall then be applied which shall prevent any future collection of the site visitors data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning data processing and use by Google, the settings and deactivation possibilities can be found in the Google Privacy Policy ( as well as in the Google Ads Settings (