Data protection ­declaration­

FAU takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. FAU always treats your personal data in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations. FAU therefore is working together with a reliable external data protection expert. The external data protection expert is provided by UIMC Dr. Voßbein GmbH & Co KG.

In the following, FAU informs you about the processing of your personal data.

Collection and processing of personal data

In general, you can use the online offer of FAU without disclosing your identity. Should FAU request personal data (such as name, address, or e-mail address) on the website, e.g. as part of contact forms or when registering, you give your personal data on a voluntary basis. FAU uses this information for its own business purposes (such as sending the materials and information requested).

If you have any questions, FAU offers you the opportunity to contact FAU using the form provided on the website. The data marked as mandatory are required to assign and answer the inquiry. Further information can be given on a voluntary basis. Data processing for the purpose of getting in contact with FAU is carried out in accordance with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.

The personal data collected for the use of the contact form will be deleted after completion of your inquiry and after expiration of the tax and commercial statutory storage obligations.

You can always revoke your consent once given – for example, for receiving a newsletter or other interesting information from FAU – without giving any reasons at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, you can use the above-mentioned contact form, or any other contact option mentioned in the newsletter.


This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files stored on your computer that allow an analysis of the use of the Internet presence and automatically recognize you on your next visit. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. As a result, you might not be able to make full use of all offers.


Each time you access the website, a protocol is created and processed for statistical purposes, with the individual user remaining anonymous:

  • referrer (page by whose link you got to this website)
  • search term (with search engine as referrer)
  • evaluation of the IP for the determination of the country of origin and the provider
  • browser, operating system, installed plug-ins, and screen resolution
  • time spent on the pages

FAU processes the data mentioned on basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6(1) sentence 1(f) GDPR only for the following purposes:

  • to ensure a smooth connection setup of the website,
  • to ensure a comfortable use of the Internet presence,
  • to evaluate the system security and stability, and
  • for further administrative purposes.

FAU reserves the right to check this data retrospectively if FAU becomes aware of concrete indications for illegal use. The data will be deleted immediately if they are no longer necessary for the purpose, but at the latest after six months.

Information disclosure

Without your express consent, there will be no information disclosure to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes. FAU only passes on your personal data to third parties if this is legally permissible (e.g. on the basis of Art. 6 GDPR) and/or necessary. In some cases, FAU uses service providers for the legally required order processing of data. The website is hosted by and maintained by »Büro Friedland // Kommunikation & Design« and »Fragmentdesign«. The full responsibility for the data processing remains with FAU. Partly, FAU also uses plug-ins of other providers on its website: you will find more details below.

Liability for own content

The content of this website was created with utmost care. However, FAU does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness, and up-to-dateness of the content. According to general law, FAU, as a service provider, is responsible for its own content on this website.

Liability for links (content of other providers)

The content of this website was created with utmost care. However, FAU does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness, and up-to-dateness of the content. According to general law, FAU, as a service provider, is responsible for its own content on this website.

Rights of the data subjects

FAU hereby informs you that, pursuant to Art. 15 et seq. GDPR, under the conditions defined therein, you have the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing of relevant personal data, and the right to data transfer. According to Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates this regulation. If the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9(2)(a) GDPR (consent), you also have the right to revoke the consent at any time, without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Changes to the data protection regulations of FAU

FAU reserves the right to make changes to its data protection regulations from time to time, so that the regulations always comply with current legal requirements, or in order to implement changes to the services of FAU in the data protection regulations, e.g. when introducing new services. Any further visits will then be subject to the new data protection regulations.

Any questions?

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

Data Protection Expert

Tim Hoffmann
external data protection expert, UIMC
Nützenberger Straße 119
42115 Wuppertal

P +49 (0) 202 / 265 740

Google Maps

To simplify your journey, FAU offers to you the use of Google Maps for the display of maps and for the creation of route maps. Google Maps is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The pages indicate the appropriate copyright.

By using this service, you agree to the collection, processing, and use of your personal data by Google. For the Terms of Use of Google Maps click on [external website].

Web analytics with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, or rather text files stored on your computer that allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activities for the website operators, and providing other services related to website and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, if required by law, or if such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Under no circumstances, Google will associate your IP address with other Google data.

You can object to the use of your data by Google Analytics by installing a so-called add-on in your browser. For this purpose, click on the following link, which leads you to the website of Google: [external website].

Facebook Pixel

To measure our conversion rates, our website uses the visitor activity pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA („Facebook“).

This tool allows the tracking of page visitors after they have been linked to the website of the provider after clicking on a Facebook ad. This makes it possible to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising campaigns.

For us as the operators of this website, the collected data is anonymous. We are not in a position to arrive at any conclusions as to the identity of users. However, Facebook archives the information and processes it, so that it is possible to make a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook is in a position to use the data for its own promotional purposes in compliance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This enables Facebook to display ads on Facebook pages as well as in locations outside of Facebook. We as the operator of this website have no control over the use of such data.

The use of Facebook Pixel is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in effective advertising campaigns, which also include social media.

In Facebook’s Data Privacy Policies, you will find additional information about the protection of your privacy at:

You also have the option to deactivate the remarketing function „Custom Audiences“ in the ad settings section under To do this, you first have to log into Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate any user based advertising by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance:


The website of FAU uses plug-ins from the website YouTube operated by Google. The website is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of the sites of FAU equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is being established to YouTube servers. The YouTube server will be informed about which of the sites of FAU you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. You can find more information about the handling of user data in the Privacy Policy of YouTube: [external website]

Data Protection Regulations (date of publication: March 21, 2018)