Data protection

for this website and our social media channels

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt offers services and administrative services as well as information for the public about its activities on its website in accordance with Art. 2 Para. 6 BayHSchG, Art. 4 Para. 1 S. 1 and 2 BayEGovG.

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions (European Data Protection Regulation - DSGVO, Bavarian Data Protection Act - BayDSG).

In order to adequately protect your data during transmission, we use secure technical systems and other measures such as encryption. In doing so, we are guided by the current state of the art.

In accordance with these provisions, we inform you in this data protection information about the aspects of the processing of your data in this application that are relevant for you.

Responsible for data collection

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI)
Esplanade 10, 85049 Ingolstadt
represented by the President Prof. Dr. Walter Schober
Phone +49 841 9348-0
Email: info@thi.de

Please reach the data protection officer at

Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
Esplanade 10, 85049 Ingolstadt

Tel. +49 841 9348-1234
Fax +49 841 9348-99 1234
Email: datenschutz@thi.de

Your data subject rights

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

  • If your personal data is processed, you have the right to obtain information about the data stored about you (Art. 15 GDPR).
  • If incorrect personal data is being processed, you have the right to have this data corrected (Art. 16 DSGVO).
  • If the legal requirements are met, you may request the erasure or restriction of processing (Art. 17 and 18 DSGVO).
  • If you have consented to the data processing or if there is a contract for data processing and the data processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures, you may have the right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO).
  • If you make use of your above-mentioned rights, the public body will check whether the legal requirements for this are met.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for us is the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection, Wagmüllerstraße 18, 80538 Munich.
We will inform you separately about your right to object and your right to revoke consent:

Right of objection

For reasons arising from your particular situation, you may object to the processing of personal data relating to you by us at any time (Art. 21 DSGVO). If the legal requirements are met, we will subsequently no longer process your personal data.

Right of withdrawal

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future (Art. 7 (3) DSGVO). This does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Operation of the web server

When you contact our web servers (for example via app or browser), we automatically collect the following access data:

  • the page from which the file was requested
  • the name of the file accessed
  • the date and time of the request
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the access status
  • the description of the type of web browser or operating system used
  • the IP address of the requesting computer.

Purpose and legal basis

We process the data in particular to ensure the smooth use and maintenance of our platform, as well as to guarantee network and information security. Information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, in order to optimise our platform and the technology behind it.

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 3 DSGVO. Art. 6 para. 3 DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 BayDSG for the operation of our platform.

1. recipient

THI only passes on your data on a legally permissible basis or with your consent. No data will be passed on beyond this.

2. storage period

Your data will be deleted after 90 days at the latest.

3. provision prescribed or required

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is not required by law or contract. However, without this data, the functionality of our platform cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, an objection is excluded.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. The use of these functionalities can be switched off by the respective user through browser programme settings.

 

Matomo-Statistics

On this website, anonymised visitor data is collected and stored with the help of the tracking system "Matomo" in order to optimise our offer. Cookies may be used for this purpose. The data collected is used to create user profiles under pseudonyms and is not passed on to third parties. The data is not used to personally identify visitors to the website.

There is no linking of the data with the bearer of the pseudonym. You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time. This objection will also be stored in your browser for future visits to this website.

Social Media

Purpose and legal basis

Our social media presences are part of our public relations work in accordance with Art. 2 Para. 6 BayHSchG. For target group-oriented information and communication, we enable you to quickly contact us electronically and communicate directly via the media of your choice.

We reserve the right to disclose, block or delete content, posts and enquiries that violate the rights of third parties or that constitute a criminal offence or misdemeanour or do not comply with legal or contractual obligations of conduct by transmitting them to the competent authority or social media service.

We use statistics from the social media providers to compile business statistics, to conduct organisational studies, to optimise the content offered and to ensure network and information security in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 BayDSG, Section 13 Para. 7 TMG, Art. 11 Para. 1 BayEGovG. Insofar as the processing purpose is not impaired, we anonymise or pseudonymise personal data.

Recipients

If you use our social media channels and pages, their providers also process your personal data. The processing of your data may also take place outside the scope of the GDPR. This may result in additional risks for you, as, for example, the enforcement of data subject rights may be more difficult.

Social media providers usually create comprehensive profiles of their members and those who come into contact with their media services. These profiles are used for the respective providers' own purposes. This also includes the marketing of advertising. Should you use our offers with these providers, the providers can recognise the relationship between you and us.

You can limit the scope of this data processing by configuring or using browser extensions. Some providers also offer individual settings, e.g. to control advertisements and tracking. Details on the use of your data by the providers can usually be found in their privacy policy:

Facebook

https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/

Instagram

https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Youtube und Google

https://policies.google.com/privacy

https://www.youtube.com/intl/ALL_de/howyoutubeworks/our-commitments/protecting-user-data/

LinkedIn

https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

XING

https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

Storage period

We store your data until you request us to delete it, you revoke your consent to processing it or the purpose for storing it no longer applies. Mandatory legal provisions (e.g. statutory retention obligations) remain unaffected.

Provision mandatory or required

The provision of your data to social media providers is voluntary. You can also access all information on our website.

Chatbot

Purpose and legal basis

On some pages, we provide a chatbot that answers questions about THI study programmes in a dialogue. No personal data is collected in the chat, it is without exception the possibility to retrieve general information. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 2 Para. 6 BayHS. Art. 2 para. 6 BayHSchG.

Recipient

The chat is operated as a digital service of IBM Deutschland GmbH on an infrastructure of IBM der Deutschland GmbH, IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen. Your data will not be passed on beyond this.

Storage period

The chat history is stored for four weeks exclusively for the purpose of improving the quality of the responses generated and then deleted.

Provision mandatory or required

The provision of your data is voluntary. All information is also available on the website without using the chatbot.

Enquiries by mail or telephone

Purpose and legal basis

If you contact us by e-mail or telephone, we store and process personal data for the purpose of processing your enquiry.

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, our legitimate interest in responding to your enquiry pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO or, if your enquiry is related to a contract or is required for pre-contractual measures, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Recipients

Recipients of your data may be service providers who act as order processors for THI. We oblige these service providers to comply with data protection regulations within the meaning of Art. 28 DSGVO.

Your data will not be passed on beyond this.

Storage period

We store your data until you request us to delete it, you revoke your consent to processing it or the purpose for storing it no longer applies. Mandatory legal provisions (e.g. statutory retention obligations) remain unaffected.

Provision mandatory or required

The provision of your data is voluntary. However, we cannot process your request without this data.

 

Other information about our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.