Status 05.11.2022

Data privacy and security

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains the personal data we process on this website, how we process it, and for what purposes, and who to contact in case of IRTG 2804 data privacy questions.

Scope of data collection, processing and use

We pursue the goal of limiting the collection, processing and use of personal data during your visit to our webpages to the minimum necessary. We also generally only collect the data from you that we absolutely need to fulfill the purpose.

Also, we do not knowingly collect any personal data from minors (= persons under the age of 18). In cases where we determine that personal data has been provided to us by minors, we delete this data immediately if no downstream process follows. We recommend that legal guardians keep an eye on the internet activities of minors in their care.

No data is shared with any country or company outside of the EU.

All data of visitors will be only processed internally, i.e. from which country are most of our visitors.

Responsible for the data privacy statement and this website

University of Tübingen

Contact for data privacy

Data Protection Officer
72074 Tübingen
 Phone: +49 70 71 29-0
Data protection officer’s webpage

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Postbox 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart, Germany
Königstraße 10a, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: 0049 711/61 55 41 – 0
Fax: 0049 711/61 55 41 – 15

Online applications

If you make an application to the IRTG 2804 at the University of Tübingen and send us your application documents in electronic form, we will process and use this data, which you have voluntarily provided to us, solely for the application procedure. Your data will only be passed on to third parties if you expressly authorize us to do so in writing, stating the recipients.

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application process. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to us electronically, for example by e-mail. When an employment contract is concluded with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If no employment contract is concluded with the candidate, the application documents shall be automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG).

SSL encryption (HTTPS-protocol)

In order to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way, the website operators use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix „https://“ in the page link in the address line of your browser. Unencrypted pages are marked with „http://“. All data that you transmit to this website – such as inquiries or logins – cannot be read by third parties thanks to SSL encryption.


Cookies, which are necessary for the execution of the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
The IRTG 2804 website uses cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

The following cookies are set:

  • Server cookies for the use of the website. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit („session cookies“).
  • Cookie compliance: this cookie stores your consent status and will be automatically deleted after 7 days.

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 in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Cookies help us

  • to identify the frequency of visits to the website areas
  • to recognize the preferences of our website visitors and to be able to optimally design the webpages accordingly
  • to facilitate navigation on our webpages and thus to increase the user-friendliness of our webpages
  • To keep information for a certain period of time and to identify the website visitor’s computer as soon as they return to our webpages. This makes it possible, for example, to use the settings you have previously selected so that you do not have to choose the settings again (e.g. language settings, log-in information, cookie consent).

Use of the web analytics service Matomo

We use Matomo, an open-source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo enables an anonymized analysis of your use of the website. Cookies are only used for the opt-out option. Matomo is configured so that no tracking cookies are set. It is not possible to draw conclusions about a specific person, as your IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

Linked websites

Our webpages provide links to external websites. We have no influence on the content of these websites and therefore accept no responsibility or liability for the permissibility, accuracy, presentation and completeness of the content published, displayed or retrievable there.

We hereby inform you that when you access these external websites, your IP address may be logged by the relevant website operator. When you leave our website, we recommend that you check the privacy policy of the external website operators before you access the website or use the functions there.

These are your data protection rights

Within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and possible recipients and the purpose of data processing (Art. 15 DSGVO) and, if applicable, your personal data. a right to correct incorrect data (Art. 16 DSGVO), to delete such data (Art. 17 DSGVO), to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, to object (Art. 21 DSGVO) and to transfer data provided by you in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO). The restrictions according to §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply to the right to information and the right to cancellation.

In addition, in the event of violations of data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO in conjunction with §19 BDSG). The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of Data Protection Officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to information

In accordance with article 15 GDPR, visitors to our website have the right to request information about their personal data processed at the University of Tübingen at any time, free of charge. The scope of the information is set out in article 15 GDPR.

Please send your request for information via e-mail to the following address () or by post to the following address: University of Tübingen, Data Protection Officer, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, 72074 Tübingen, Germany

Right to correction of your data

In accordance with article 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete information about you. We will examine such requests and take the necessary measures in justified cases.

Right to deletion and blocking of your data

Under article 17 GDPR, you have the right to deletion of your data. The data we store about you will be destroyed or deleted in accordance with data protection law if 

  • the legal retention periods have expired, or
  • the collection or processing is or was unlawful, or 
  • the data is no longer required to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or
  • if you have revoked your consent to the processing and use
  • provided you object to the processing of your data in accordance with article 21 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.

We inform you that a complete deletion will only take place after the expiry of the corresponding deadlines under tax and commercial law. Until the expiry of these periods and until final deletion, your data will be blocked accordingly and will not be further processed by us.

How long will your data be stored?

In principle, we store all information that you transmit to us until the respective, e.g. contractual purpose is fulfilled. E.g. with inquiries up to the completion, with newsletters up to you the newsletter again unsubscribe. If a longer storage is provided for by law, the storage takes place within this framework.

Should you no longer wish us to use your data, we will of course comply with this request immediately. You can contact us at any time by sending an e-mail to .

When will your data be deleted?

The deletion of the stored personal data takes place if you revoke your consent for storage, if the knowledge of the data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued with the storage or if the storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. Data for billing and accounting purposes will not be affected by a deletion request.

Legal basis for data processing

Insofar as we obtain the consent to process personal data from the data subject, Art. 6 (1a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) serves as the legal basis.

In the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract of which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1b) DS-GVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.

Insofar as it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1c DS-GVO serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to preserve the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Art. 6 para. 1f DS-GVO serves as the legal basis for the processing. Authorized interests include, in particular, ensuring the operation and security of the website, investigating the manner in which the website is used by visitors and facilitating the use of the website.