The controller under Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) is:
Name and address of the controller
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Tel. +49 06151 / 16-01
For inquiries or complaints regarding data protection, you may contact the data protection officer of Technische Universität Darmstadt.
Official data protection officer
Technischen Universität Darmstadt
The official data protection officer
Rights and complaint options
You have the right to contact the following competent supervisory authority for any issues related to data protection:
The Hesse Data Protection Officer
P.O. Box 3163
E-Mail to HDSB (link to contact form of the Hesse Data Protection Officer)
Tel.: +49 611 1408 – 0
Fax: +49 611 1408 – 611
What rights do you have?
- Right of access
- Right to erasure
- Right to object
- Right to data portability
- Right to lodge a complaint to the HDPO
Type of data stored, purpose and legal basis, periods for erasure
Handling of personal data
Personal data is information that can be used to specify a natural person; that is, information that identifies individuals. Such data includes, in particular, names, e-mail addresses, student numbers or telephone numbers. However, data regarding preferences, hobbies, memberships or even information regarding web pages that have been visited are also included in personal data.
We collect, use and transfer personal data only if this is permitted by law or the users have consented to the data collection.
You can find out about the use of personal data of students and doctoral candidates under:
The data of the employees of Technische Universität Darmstadt are collected and processed for the purposes of personnel administration, teaching, research and examination activities on the basis of the Higher Education Act of Hesse (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz), the Enrolment Regulation (Immatrikulationsverordnung) of the State of Hesse, the GU Collective Bargaining Agreement (Tarifvertrag) and regulations under civil service law and personnel law.
Access data / server log files of WWW pages
When accessing the pages of this web server, the following data is generally stored in the server log files:
- IP address
- Date and Time
- Type of client browser
- URL of the visited page
- If necessary, the error message regarding the error that occurred
- If necessary, the requesting provider
Such data solely serves the purpose of checking functionality, security and troubleshooting. Such use is based on point (c) of the Article 6(1) EU GDPR.
All log files are automatically erased or anonymised after 10 days.
Establishing of contact
In order to contact members of Technische Universität Darmstadt (for example, by contact form or e-mail), your details will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. After processing your request or after fulfilling the legal obligation or the service used, the data will be erased, unless the storage of the data is required for the purpose of realising legitimate interests of the Technische Universität Darmstadt or on the basis of a statutory provision (for example, a law, a regulation, the bylaws of the Technische Universität, etc.).
If you register for events of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, your name, address, e-mail address and, if applicable, your company name will be collected. For events subject to fees, your payment details will be added. The processing of your specified data is based on your request, and is required in accordance with point (b) of Art. 6 (1)(1) GDPR for carrying out the event (and possibly for invoicing). After the fulfilment of the stated purpose, your data will be erased, unless the storage of the data is required for the purpose of realising legitimate interests of the Technische Universität Darmstadt or on the basis of a statutory provision (for example, a law, a regulation, the bylaws of the Technical University, etc.).
If, in accordance with point (a) of Art. 6 (1)(1) GDPR, you have expressly consented to e-mail transmission, we will use your e-mail address to send you regular newsletters. For this purpose, we will collect your name, your e-mail address and possibly your interests.
De-registration is possible at any time by revoking your consent.
After your de-registration, your data will be erased, unless the storage of the data is required for the realisation of legitimate interests of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, such as the processing of payments or on the basis of a statutory provision (for example, a law, a regulation, the bylaws of the Technische Universität, etc.).
See the website of the official data protection officer for more information regarding students and employees.