Privacy Policy

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Phone: +49 234 32-201
Fax: +49 234 14-201

Data Protection

In the following, we inform you about the processing of personal data when using the website Personal data is any data that can be related to you personally. Other conditions may apply on other pages of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.


The responsible party in terms of the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung and the Landesdatenschutzgesetz NRW is the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, Executing: RUB Research School, Dr. Christiane Wüllner,


Description and scope of the data processing

Each time our website is called up, data on the calling computer is required for the provision of the information (required for the provision of the information, Rechtsgrundlage Art. 6 Abs. 1, Buchst. e). The following data is processed:


  • Information about the type of browser and used version
  • The operating system of the user
  • The user’s IP address, which is anonymised by shortening immediately after the information is provided.
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our website


The anonymised data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.


The processing of the data is absolutely necessary for the provision of the website. Therefore, there is no possibility for the user to object.


Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the calling system. We use cookies to maintain the user’s language preference. No identifying cookies are used on our websites.


E-mail contact

When contacting us by e-mail, the data you provide (e-mail address, further information you provide) will be processed and stored by us in order to answer your questions. Files of this kind are kept at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for 5 years (necessary for the fulfilment of the task, retention period according to the Ruhr-Universität directive, Rechtsgrundlage Art. 6 Abs. 1, letter e).


Your rights as a data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the DSGVO and you have the following rights towards the controller:


You can request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed. If such processing is taking place, you can obtain information about the purpose, the data, the origin of the data, recipients of data (including international transfers) and the duration of storage.


You have the right to have the data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete. Under various conditions, you have the right to have the data deleted or to restrict the processing. In particular, data that you have provided voluntarily must be deleted if you withdraw your consent. If data has been disclosed, the deletion also applies to the recipients of data and we will inform you of the recipients of your data.


If you have any questions or complaints, you can always contact the competent supervisory authority (Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz NRW,


You can also contact the RUB data protection officer at You can find further information here

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