Privacy policy

The translation of this impressum is solely intended as a service for the non-german speaking public. In case of any discrepancies or differences arising from this translation the german version is the legally binding version.

The translation of this privacy policy is solely intended as a service for the non-german speaking public. In case of any discrepancies or differences arising from this translation the german version is the legally binding version. This data protection declaration serves to fulfill the duty to inform required by Article 13 EU DSGVO when collecting data from data subjects at the time of collection.

This data protection declaration serves to fulfill the duty to inform required by Article 13 EU DSGVO when collecting data from data subjects at the time of collection.

Name and address of the person in charge and the administratively responsible persons

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main
Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
60629 Frankfurt

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
studiumdigitale – Central eLearning-Instition of the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main
Varrentrappstraße 40-42
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Phone : +49-69-798-24600 | Fax: +49-69-798-24619

If you have any inquiries or complaints regarding data protection, you can contact the data protection officers at Goethe University.

Contact details of the data protection officer

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
The data protection officers
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Rights and complaint options

You have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority in the event of data protection problems.

The Hessian Data Protection Commissioner
Postfach 3163
65021 Wiesbaden
Phone : +49 611 1408 – 0 | Fax : +49 611 1408 – 611

You have the following rights vis-à-vis Goethe University regarding your stored personal data:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to rectification or erasure,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to withdraw your consent,
  • Right to object to processing,
  • Right to data portability, in a common, structured and machine-readable form (as of May 25, 2018).

To exercise these rights, please contact studiumdigitale:

Type of data stored, purpose and legal basis, deletion periods

Purpose and duration of the collection

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to fulfill the purpose of storage, or for the time required by laws, statutes, orders, guidelines, or regulations. After discontinuation or fulfillment of the purpose, your personal data will be deleted or blocked. In the event of blocking, the data will be deleted unless legal, statutory or contractual retention periods conflict with this, there is no reason to assume that deletion would impair your interests worthy of protection ,and deletion would not cause a disproportionately high expense due to the special nature of the storage.

Handling personal data

Personal data is information with the help of which a natural person can be determined, i.e. information by which persons can be identified. This includes in particular names, e-mail addresses, matriculation numbers or telephone numbers. However, data about preferences, hobbies, memberships, or even information about websites that have been visited also count as personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used, and passed on by us if this is permitted by law or the users have consented to the use of the data.

The use of personal data of students for the purpose of their studies is largely based on the applicable Hessian Higher Education Act in conjunction with the applicable enrollment regulation of the State of Hesse and thus refers to EU GDPR Article 6(1)(c).

The data of Goethe University employees for the purpose of personnel administration, teaching, research, and examination activities are collected and processed on the basis of the Hessian Higher Education Act, the Enrollment Ordinance of the State of Hesse, TV-GU, regulations under civil service law, and personnel law.

Log data

When you visit our website, we collect data that is technically necessary to display the website to you and to ensure the correct operation of the site. In doing so, we collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”).

  • The URL of the visited website
  • The date and time of access
  • The source from which you opened the website
  • Amount of data sent
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

This data is used solely for the purpose of monitoring functionality, security and troubleshooting, and to detect possible misuse. This use is based on EU DSGVO article 6 paragraph 1 f). The legal basis is in particular the IuK usage regulations of Goethe University. All log files are deleted automatically after at most 7 days. In the case of legitimate interest of Goethe University or on the basis of a legal provision (e.g. law, legal ordinance, statutes of Goethe University, copyright law, etc.), both longer storage and transmission to third parties may occur for the purpose of preserving evidence or in the case of legal claims by third parties.


When visitors post comments on the site, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and the user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.

An anonymized string can be created from their email address (also called a hash) and passed to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service can be found here: After their comment is approved, their profile picture is publicly visible in the context of their comment.

When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata.

This way we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users who register on our site, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change, or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed).

Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information. If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any data you have shared with us.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website might download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.


Cookies are small files that enable specific information related to the device to be stored on your access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites (e.g. storage of login data). You can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies can be restricted or completely prevented. However, it should be noted that the use and especially the comfort of use may be limited without cookies.

When you write a comment on our website, it may be a consent to store their name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you do not have to enter all this data again. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display options cookies expire after one year.

If you select “Stay logged in” when you sign up, their login will be maintained for two weeks. When they log out of their account, the login cookies are deleted. When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in their browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded content from other websites

Within some pages of this online offer, third-party content (such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds, graphics, etc.) from other websites are integrated. This always requires that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) perceive your IP address. Without the IP address, the third-party providers could not send the content to your browser. The IP address is thus necessary for the display of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on any further use of your data (e.g. if the third-party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes).

Video streaming and data traffic via (Steinmann GbR)
Content and services of the company Video-Stream-Hosting, Sören und Linda Steinmann GbR, Am Sennehügel 20, 32052 Herford are integrated on our pages. In particular, a video player, but also, where applicable, associated services (media library, chat, feedback module, etc.). Hereinafter referred to as VSH. See also

This video player and other data offered enable us to display content transmitted via VSH on this website.

When displaying the transmitted data and content (streaming videos, video player, chat, etc.) on our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and the servers that provide these VSH services. Your browser sends a request including your IP address and receives the requested data back. Examples would be the retrieval of the video player when loading the website, a video content or the chat texts as soon as you retrieve them.

The IP address required for this is only stored by VSH for a short period of time and is used for the transmission of the data and the technical and security-related provision of the service. If the IP address is stored for a longer period of time, it will be anonymised – this makes it impossible for VSH to trace it back to your connection (i.e. it is not personal).

If you enter text, your name or personal data via chat, feedback module, etc., these will be used and stored for the use of the service. VSH deletes this data after 7 days at the latest, but may offer the option for us to store this data.

VSH also stores so-called cookies in your browser. These cookies enable VSH to recognise your browser between individual requests and the next time you visit the website. This can be used, for example, to count the number of calls. This serves the technical and security-related service (detection of attacks and illegitimate calls) and the pseudonymised collection of statistical data.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited. The cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them.

The use of video stream hosting services is in the interest of trouble-free provision and optimisation of our offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Further information on this can be found in VSH’s privacy policy at

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