Information on Data Protection

Name and address of the responsible institution

The responsible institution as per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other national data protection laws of the member states as well as additional data protection regulations is the

Akademie für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung an der Universität Konstanz e.V.
represented by its chairman Professor Michale Stürner
Universitätsstraße 10
Box 218
78457 Konstanz
Phone +49 7531 88-0

Providing access to the website and creation of log files

Every time a user accesses a University of Konstanz web page, file or other resource, the following data related to this process is stored in a log file:

  • date and time of the request
  • address and file size (in bytes) of the resource requested and/or accessed
  • server response (HTTP status code, e.g. “file sent”, “file not found”, etc.)
  • connection information from the browser and operating system used, if available
  • referrer website visited prior to the university web page as well as the search terms entered, if available

The last byte of the IP address is removed to anonymise the log files. As a result, it is no longer possible to associate the collected data with a particular person.

The logged information is used to identify, isolate and fix disruptions or errors in the systems needed to operate the University of Konstanz web pages. These may also include disruptions or errors that lead to the restricted availability of information and communication services or allow unauthorised access to the systems.

The anonymised information is also used for statistical purposes in order to continually improve the quality of the web services provided.

Using Cookies

When a page is visited, the browser will save a so-called “session cookie” to the end device in use. The cookie will be deleted as soon as the browser is closed. The “session cookies” do not contain personal information. It is not intended nor possible to use the session ID to identify a user. The temporary logging of these cookies can be disabled by changing the appropriate settings of the internet browser. This does not affect the access or use of the page, but disabling cookies may increase the server’s response time slightly.

This does not apply to session cookies saved in connection with a one-time authentication process required to access protected areas of the website. The purpose here is to recognise multiple related requests from the same user, which preserves the user's authentification status while using the website. Blocking these cookies can impair access to and utilisation of the website.


Using particular services such as registering for events or filling out contact forms may require collecting, processing, and using personal information. The same applies to personal data transmitted to the email address provided on the respective website (as an alternative to the online form). Information about the legal basis, the purpose of processing and use of the data as well as deletion deadlines is provided on the form pages.

Information about the data entered by the users themselves, the user's browser as well as the date, time and duration of the entry is saved (spam protection).

Rights of the parties involved

  • In accordance with § 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information from the University of Konstanz about any data it saves that is related to your person and/or to have incorrect data corrected as per § 16 GDPR. Please contact us by
  • You also have the right to demand that your data be deleted (§ 17 GDPR) or that the processing and use thereof be restricted (§ 18 GDPR), as well as to object to the processing and use of your data (§ 21 GDPR).
  • If you raise an objection while in a contractual relationship with the university, it may no longer be possible to fulfil the contract.
  • You can withdraw your consent regarding the processing and use of your data at any time. The fact that all data processed between the point in time that consent was given and it being withdrawn was processed lawfully remains untouched.
  • You also have the right to file a complaint with the regulating authority if you believe that the processing and use of your personal data is in violation of the law (§ 77 GDPR). The responsible contact person at the regulating authority is the Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (state commissioner for data protection and the freedom of information in Baden-Württemberg).