Data privacy

Privacy statement

Theinternet sites of the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg can alwaysbe used without providing any personal data. The processing of personal datamay be necessary however when a data subject wishes to access and useparticular services of our business through our website. If personal data haveto be processed and if there is no legal basis for such processing then we willgenerally obtain the consent of the data subject.

Personaldata such as the name, postal address, email address or phone number of a datasubject are always processed according to the General Data ProtectionRegulation (GDPR) and in compliance with the country-specific data protectionrequirements applicable to the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg.Our business uses this privacy statement to inform the public about the nature,extent and purpose of the personal data which we collect, use and process. Thisprivacy statement also advises data subjects about the rights to which they areentitled.

As theparty responsible for processing this data (‘the controller’) the OstbayerischeTechnische Hochschule Regensburg has put in place numerous technical andorganisational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for thepersonal data processed on this website. However internet-based datatransmissions can have security vulnerabilities such that total protectioncannot be guaranteed. Every data subject is therefore at liberty to transmitpersonal data to us by alternative means, e.g. by phone.


‘Personal data’

This isall information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘datasubject’ hereafter); a natural person is considered to be identifiable whenthey can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by being associatedwith an identifier such as a name, with an identification number, with locationdata, with an online identification or with one or more particularcharacteristics which are an expression of that natural person’s physical,physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity;


Thisinvolves any operation, executed with or without the aid of automatedprocedures, or any such series of operations in conjunction with personal data,such as collecting, recording, organising, ordering, storing, adapting oraltering, reading out, retrieving, using, disclosure through transmission,distribution or other form of supply, matching or linking, restricting,deletion or destruction;

Other definitions will be found in GDPR Section 4.

The party responsible for data acquisition on thiswebsite is:

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Prüfeninger Str. 58
93049 Regensburg
Phone +49 (0) 941 943 02 
Email: prä

TheOstbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg is a public law body underArticle 11(1) sentence 1 of the Bavarian Higher Education Act.
The Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg is legally represented by theChair of the University Board, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Baier, President.
You will find further details/supervisory authority in the Legal Notice. 

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Dipl.-Ing. Hans Buberger
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Prüfeningerstr. 58
93049 Regensburg
Phone 0941 / 943-1069
Any data subject can contact our data protection officer directly at any timewith any questions and suggestions for data protection.

When our website is visited the followinginformation is stored in the server log files as standard:

  • the page from which the file was requested – referrer URL
  • the name of the file
  • the date and time of the query
  • a description of the type of web browser/browser version used
  • the installed operating system, its language and preset resolution
  • the host name of the accessing computer
  • the transmitted data volume
  • the access status/HTTP status code (i.e. whether the file was sent or possibly not found etc.)
  • the used IP address and its localisation.

Thestored data are used solely for internal statistical purposes and do not allowfor any conclusions by which you could be identified.

We process the said data for the followingpurposes:

  • to guarantee the proper and frictionless connection set-up to the website,
  • to guarantee the use of the website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability.

GDPR Article6(1) point f constitutes the legal basis for data collection. The legitimateinterest follows from the described purpose of the data collection. You canvisit our website without giving any details about your person. Under nocircumstances do we use the collected data to draw any conclusions by which youcould be identified.


Thewebsite of the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg uses cookies.

Cookiesare small text files which your browser automatically creates and stores onyour terminal (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit our website.

Cookiesdo not cause any damage to your terminal, they contain no viruses, trojans orother malware. Cookies store information which arises in conjunction with theterminal that is specifically used, but this does not mean that we receivedirect knowledge of your identity as a result. 

We usecookies to gather statistics about the use of our websites and to optimise ouroffer for you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can configureyour browser so that cookies are not stored on your computer or so that amessage always appears before a new cookie is created. Completely blockingcookies can mean that you may not be able to use all the functions of ourwebsite.

GDPRArticle 6(1) point f constitutes the legal basis for the use of cookies on ourwebsite.

Instructions (examples) for blocking cookies:

Contact form

When yousend us enquiries using the contact form your details from the enquiry form,including contact data which you provide in it, are stored with us forprocessing the enquiry and for any follow-up questions. We will not disclosethis data without your consent.

The dataprovided on the contact form is therefore processed solely on the basis of yourconsent (GDPR Article 6(1) point a). You can cancel your consent at any timesimply by sending an informal message by email The lawfulness of data processing operationscarried out up until consent is cancelled remains unaffected by thecancellation.

The datayou provide in the contact form stays with us until you ask us to delete it,cancel your consent to its storage or until the purpose of storing the dataceases to apply (e.g. when your enquiry has been dealt with). This shall notaffect mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

Communication by email

We alsocommunicate by email with the consent of the particular data subject (GDPRArticle 6(1) point a).

Emailscan be business letters, so we store these emails including the email addressuntil the end of tax-law and/or commercial-law periods and/or retention periodsaccording to other regulations.

After theexpiry of the retention obligation and towards the end of the calendar year wereview whether there is any continuing need for processing. If this is not thecase then the data are deleted.

Data protection when sending application documents

If yousend us application documents we will only use them to decide on yourapplication, your data are not disclosed to third parties.

Since anapplication usually contains sensitive personal data, we must point out thatyou are yourself responsible for encrypting the data if necessary. If youencrypt your data then we would ask you to let us know the password bytelephone.

Applicationdata are stored and administered separately from other records and only usedfor the purpose of application selection. If an employment relationship comesinto being then the necessary data are transferred from the application processto the personnel file.

If no employmentrelationship comes into being then the application documents are automaticallydeleted no later than six months from notification of the decision to rejectand provided such a deletion is not opposed by other legitimate interestspursued by the controller or the applicant has expressly consented to a longerstorage and retention period for their application (applicant pool).

The legalbasis for data processing is GDPR Article 6(1) points a and b (consent andcontract initiation). The retention period after rejection follows from GDPRArticle 6(1) point f (statement of legally compliant action, e.g. under theGeneral Equal Treatment Act - AGG).

Plugins and Tools


We usethe Matomo open source software to analyse and statistically evaluate the useof our website. Cookies are used for this purpose. Information which isgenerated by cookies about the use of our website is sent to our servers andsummarised in pseudonymous usage profiles. This information is used to analysethe use of the website and to facilitate its needs-based design. Theinformation is not disclosed to third parties. Under no circumstances is the IPaddress associated with other data relating to the user. The IP addresses areanonymised so that association is not possible (IP masking). In the sense ofthe General Data Protection Regulation the analysis of visitor behaviourrepresents a ‘legitimate interest’ pursuant to GDPR Article 6(1) point f toimprove our website.
Your visit to this website is currently recorded by Matomo web analytics. Clickso your visit is no longer logged.

Yourvisit to this website is logged by Matomo web analytics in the default setting.Disable (or enable) the following checkbox so your visit is no longer logged(is logged).

Embedding of YouTube videos

We useYouTube plugins to embed videos.

If you are logged in with YouTube as a member then YouTube will assign thisinformation to your personal user account. Using the plugin, such as clickingthe start button of a video for example, will also assign this information toyour user account. You can stop this by logging out of your YouTube useraccount and other user accounts operated by YouTube LLC and Google Inc. beforeyou use our website, and deleting the corresponding cookies of these companies.To find out more about data processing and to get hints on data protection byYouTube (Google) go here:

GDPR Article 6(1) point f constitutes the legal basis. YouTube videos areembedded to make the pages more attractive. The underlying promotional purposeis deemed to be a legitimate interest in the sense of the GDPR


Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, Xing are not embedded in our website and we do not collectdata. Clicking on a link will take you to the respective website where the dataprotection regulations published on it will apply.

What do we use your data for?

We useyour data to deliver our products and services (fulfilling the contract purpose),to evaluate site visitor numbers and access numbers and to optimise and protectour website. With your consent, we use data you have entered to respond to yourcontact enquiry/message.

Disclosure of data

Yourpersonal will not be disclosed to third parties for any purposes other thanthose listed below.
We only pass on your personal data to third parties when:

  • You have expressly consented to this under GDPR Article 6(1) point a,
  • disclosure is necessary pursuant to GDPR Article 6(1) point b for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or to carry out pre-contractual measures in response to your enquiry,
  • in the event that disclosure is required under GDPR Article 6(1) point c for compliance with a legal obligation or that processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject,
  • in the event that under GDPR Article 6(1) point d processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
  • in the event that under GDPR Article 6(1) point e processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • in the event that under GDPR Article 6(1) point f processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

  • pursuant to GDPR Article 7(3) to withdraw at any time the consent you have given. As a result, we shall thenceforth no longer be able to continue the data processing that is based on this consent;
  • pursuant to GDPR Article 15 to obtain information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can demand information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to rectification, erasure, restriction or objection, the right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if they were not collected by us, and about the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if necessary, meaningful information about the details thereof;
  • pursuant to GDPR Article 16 to obtain without delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data or the completion of incomplete personal data about you that are stored with us;
  • pursuant to GDPR Article 17 to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored with us unless processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • pursuant to GDPR Article 18 to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose their erasure and we no longer need the data but you still require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or if you have objected to processing pursuant to GDPR Article 21;
  • pursuant to GDPR Article 20 to receive your personal data which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to obtain the transmission of those data to another controller;
  • pursuant to GDPR Article 77 to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this purpose you can usually contact the supervisory authority at your habitual place of residence or place of work or our domicile.
        Follow this link to see a list of German, European and international privacy officers. You will also find our supervisory authority in our Legal Notice

Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of GDPR Article 6(1) point e or on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to GDPR Article 6(1) point f, you have aright to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to GDPR Article 21. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exerciseor defence of legal claims.

Where your data are processed for direct marketing purposes you have a general right to object which we will observe without the indication of a particular situation. (GDPR Article 21(2))
Your rights to withdraw consent or to object can be exercised without formalities. Just send us an email for example. (

Length of time for which personal data are stored

The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only forthe period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage and/or so far as this is necessary/mandatory under relevant legal requirements.

After the expiry of the retention obligation and towards the end of the calendar year we review whether there is any continuing need for processing. If this is not the case then the data are deleted.

Data security

We usethe SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol on our website. Whether an individual page of our website is transmitted encrypted can be seen from the closed key orlock icon. We also deploy suitable technical and organisational measures toprotect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or totalloss or destruction or against unauthorised third party access. Our security measures are being constantly improved in line with technological developments.

Amendment of this Privacy Statement – as at 17.06.2019

Theongoing development of our website and offers about it, or changes in legal or official requirements may make it necessary to amend this Privacy Statement.You can view and print off the current Privacy Statement at any time on our website under privacy protection.