Privacy Statement and Consent to the Use of Data

Data privacy is a question of trust and we value your confidence in us. We respect your privacy. The protection of your personal data and their collection, processing and use in compliance with the law are important to us. To reassure you when you are visiting our websites, we process your personal data in strict observance of the statutory requirements and we wish to inform you about the collection and utilization of your data.
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By agreeing to the following privacy statement, you give your consent to Universität Vechta, Driverstraße 22, D - 49377 Vechta to collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the data protection laws and the following provisions.


1. Controller
Universität Vechta, Driverstraße 22, D - 49377 Vechta is the controller (verantwortliche Stelle) within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data.

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by Ziegelei Hebrock pursuant to these data protection provisions, or any single measure relating to such collection, processing or use, you may submit your objection to the following address by email, fax or letter:

Universität Vechta
Driverstraße 22
D - 49377 Vechta
Tel. +49. (0) 4441.15 757
Fax. +49. (0) 4441.15 470
E-Mail: sabine.bohne@uni-vechta.de


2. Collection, processing and use of personal data

2.1 Personal data
Personal data are any information regarding the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes e.g. your name, telephone number, address and all master data you submit to us when you register and create your customer account. Statistical data we collect when you visit our website and which cannot directly be associated with your person are not included. This concerns, for example, statistics on how many logins occur on the website.

2.2 Collection, processing and use of your personal data
Data protection is very important to us. That is why in collecting, processing and using your personal data, we act in strict compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz - TMG). We collect, store and process your data for use in connection with our services and technical administration. Any other use of the information is prohibited.

Your personal data shall be erased if no statutory requirements for their retention apply (gesetzliche Aufbewahrungspflichten) and/or if you assert a claim for erasure (Löschungsanspruch), if the data are no longer required for the purpose intended by the storage, or if its storage is impermissible for other statutory reasons.

2.3 Use of your data for marketing purposes
In addition to processing your data to render our services, we use your data
in order to present advertising, and/or special offers and services.
You may object to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes at any time (both in principle or with regard to specific measures), without incurring any costs other than communication costs at basic rates. A message in text form addressed to the contact details under § 1 (e.g. email, fax, letter) is sufficient.

I hereby agree that Universität Vechta may use, store and process the data submitted by me and additional stored data relating to my customer account (if applicable) as well as pseudonymized usage data, in order to present me with advertising, and/or special offers and services and that Universität Vechta may contact me for such purposes.


3. Cookies
You are not required to accept cookies to use this website. However, please be aware that some functions are only usable if you allow us to use cookies.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files stored on your drive which store certain settings and data for the purpose of communicating with our system via your browser. There are two general types of cookies: session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser and temporary/permanent cookies which are saved on your drive for a longer period of time or indefinitely. This helps us tailor our website and our offers to your requirements and makes using our website more convenient for you, for example by storing certain information so that you don't have to enter it repeatedly.

Which cookies does Universität Vechta use?
The cookies we use are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (session cookies). Session cookies are required, for example, for offering our service across multiple pages.

Which data are stored in the cookies?
No personal data are stored in the cookies used by Universität Vechta. The cookies we use cannot be attributed to any particular person, including you.

How can I prevent the storing of cookies?
You can configure your browser to accept cookies only with your express approval.
In general, you can get information on how to reject new cookies or deactivate existing ones in your web browser's help, accessible via your browser's menu bar.
If you share a computer with other users and the browser is configured to accept cookies and flash cookies, you should always log out completely when you are done.


4. Log files

Each time the web pages of Universität Vechta are accessed, usage data are communicated by the respective web browsers and stored in the so-called server log files. These data sets contain the following data: access date and time, name of the accessed website, IP address, referrer URL (the URL from which you accessed the EGERA website), the amount of data transferred and information regarding the type and version of the browser used.

The user IP addresses are erased or rendered anonymous at the end of the session. "To render an IP address anonymous" means modifying it in such a way that details of personal or material circumstances can no longer or only with disproportionate investment of time, cost and labour be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

We evaluate the anonymized log file data sets in order to further improve our website and make it more user-friendly, to find errors more quickly and allocate server capacity. In this way, we can, for example, find out at what times our website is most heavily frequented and make the necessary data volume available. In addition, analysis of the log files facilitates the quick identification and elimination of errors on the website.

I hereby agree that Universität Vechta evaluates and analyses the data contained in the so-called log files in order to optimize the service and its application.


5. Web analytics/Google Analytics
We use so-called tracking technology to constantly improve and optimise our website. We use the services of Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "Cookies" (text files) stored on your computer which enable Google to analyse how users use our website. The information collected by the cookie about the use of our website (including your IP address) will generally be transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-masking).

At our request, Google therefore only records your IP address in a truncated form, ensuring anonymity and making it impossible to identify you. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate your IP address if you are located in Member States of the European Union or any other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and truncated by Google servers in the USA. Furthermore, Google complies with the data protection provisions of the US Safe Harbor framework and is registered with the Safe Harbor Program of the US Department of Commerce. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports about the website activities for us and to provide us with further services relating to the website use and the Internet use. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics with other data. Google will transmit these data to third parties only if legally prescribed or insofar as third parties process these data on behalf of Google. In no event will Google associate your data with other data collected by Google.

By using this website, you consent to Google processing your collected data in the manner described above and for the purposes mentioned.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by cookies and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).For further information on Google Analytics and data privacy, please visit: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.


6. Data subject's rights of access, erasure, blocking and objection
Under the Federal Data Protection Act, our customers have a right, inter alia, to request access to their stored data (free of charge) and (if applicable) a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of data. In particular, you are furthermore entitled, pursuant to section 15 para. 3 TMG, to object to the creation of pseudonymised usage profiles for purposes of advertising, market research or tailoring tele media services according to demand.

We take the protection of your data very seriously. To ensure that personal data are not disclosed to third parties, please submit your request (clearly stating your personal identity) via email or letter to

Universität Vechta
Driverstraße 22
D - 49377 Vechta
Tel. +49. (0) 4441.15 757
Fax. +49. (0) 4441.15 470
e-mail: sabine.bohne@uni-vechta.de