Privacy policy

Data Protection Officer
Phone +49 241 80 93665

Insofar as the Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (DSG NRW) applies to the processing of data entered by you, we will take this into account accordingly. RWTH Aachen University has appointed a competent and reliable data protection officer.


Collection and processing of personal data

You can use our online offer without disclosing your identity. By sending us the information you disclose within contact fields, you consent to this being used for our own business purposes - sending the requested materials or information, processing for advertising and market research purposes - unless you have objected to this possibility. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his or her consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO.

The processing of personal data from the input mask is used by RWTH Aachen University solely to process the contact. The other personal data processed during the submission process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of the university's information technology systems.

Each time the contents of this website are accessed, the following data is processed for statistical purposes, whereby the individual user remains anonymous:

  • Name of the requested file
  • Date and time of the retrieval
  • data volume transferred
  • IP address

A transfer to third parties, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, expressly does not take place.


Liability for own contents

RWTH makes every effort to ensure that the material contained in its web site is current, complete and correct. Nevertheless, the occurrence of errors cannot be completely ruled out.

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws pursuant to § 7 I TMG. RWTH does not accept liability for the relevance, accuracy or completeness of the information and material offered in its web site unless the mistake occurred intentionally or through gross negligence. This refers to any material or non-material damage to third parties caused by the use of this website.


Liability for links - third-party content

A distinction must be made between our own content and cross-references, i.e. links, to content provided by other providers. We have no influence on their content; the respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages.


Google Maps

The Google Maps API, which is provided by Google Inc., 1700 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, is embedded in this website so that geographical information can be displayed for contact and journey purposes. By calling up the map service, Google can determine your IP address and the language of the system, as well as various browser-specific details.

Google uses cookies. The data processing operations as well as the purposes of the processing can be requested and viewed directly at Google.



The layout of the homepage, the graphics and images used, the collection and individual contributions are protected by copyright.

RWTH Aachen University reserves all rights including the rights of photomechanical reproduction, the duplication and distribution via special processes, e.g. data processing, data carriers, data networks, in full or in part.



If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly, who is also available with his team in the event of requests for information, applications or complaints.


Legal validity

This data protection declaration is part of this website. If individual formulations or parts of this text no longer comply or no longer fully comply with the applicable legal situation, this shall not affect the remaining parts of this declaration.