1. data protection at a glance
The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website.
when you visit this website. Personal data is any data that can be used to personally identify you.
personally identifiable. For detailed information on the subject of data protection
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. His contact details
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example
Data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website.
systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page
of the page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other
data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipients and purpose of your
stored personal data. You also have the right to demand the correction or
deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing,
you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right, under
certain circumstances, to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed. This is done mainly
mainly with so-called analysis programs.
Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data that
collected on this website is stored on the hoster's servers. This can be v.
IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data,
names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.
The use of the hoster is for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and
existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient
provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the
basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent permits the storage of
of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) in the
within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Our hoster will process your data only insofar as this is necessary for the fulfillment of his service obligations
necessary and follow our instructions with regard to this data.
We use the following hoster:
Chair and Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management.
RWTH Aachen University
3. general notes and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your
personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this
When you use this website, various personal data are collected.
Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This
and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have
can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not
Note on the responsible office
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
Chair and Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management.
RWTH Aachen University
Phone: +49 (0) 241 80 25263
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on
the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this data protection statement, your personal data will remain
Your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a
legitimate request for deletion or revoke consent for data processing,
your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your
personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax law or commercial law); in the
latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.
General information about the legal basis for data processing on this
Insofar as you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on
basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO, provided that special categories of data
are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. In the event of express consent to the transfer of
personal data to third countries, the data processing is also carried out on the basis of Art.
49 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. If you consent to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in
your terminal device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing is also carried out on the basis of
on the basis of § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for
fulfillment of the contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your
data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Furthermore, we process your data insofar as these are
are necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
Furthermore, the data processing may be based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f
DSGVO. Information on the relevant legal bases in each individual case is provided in the following
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke
revoke any consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation
data processing remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of objection to data collection in special cases and to
Direct advertising (Art. 21 DSGVO)
IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS
SITUATION, TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO
THIS ALSO APPLIES TO A PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS.
PROFILING. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH A PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND
THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LODGE AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR
NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING
DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS,
RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ASSERTION,
EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21(1) DSGVO).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR
PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS SHALL ALSO APPLY TO
TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU
OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT
USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21 (2) DSGVO).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have a right of appeal to a
supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work
or the place of the alleged infringement. The right of appeal exists without prejudice to other
administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to transfer data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract to yourself or to a third party.
automated, to yourself or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format.
hand over. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible
this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
Information, deletion and correction
Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free of charge
information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the
purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this as well as
other questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
For this purpose, you can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in
If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we need
usually need time to check this. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to
Restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data has happened/is happening unlawfully, you may
Request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
If we no longer need your personal data, but you wish to use it to exercise,
defense or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of the deletion.
Request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of the deletion.
If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, a balancing must be made between
your interests and ours will be carried out. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests are
prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data - apart from its
only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of
defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or
legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a
of a Member State.
4. data collection on this website
Our internet pages use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files and do not cause
do no harm to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session
(session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) stored on your end device. Session cookies
are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your terminal
until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter
enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain
services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain
website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos).
of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.
Cookies that are used to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide
functions you have requested (e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies for
website (e.g. cookies for measuring the web audience) are necessary (necessary cookies), are stored on the
basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified.
The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of necessary cookies for the
technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as consent to the
storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, the
exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1
TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to
allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally
as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. With the
If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
If cookies are used by third parties or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the scope of this data protection declaration.