Name and address of the responsible controller
The responsible controller as defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the EU member states as well as other data protection-related provisions is:
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) / University of Münster (WWU)
represented by its Rector, Prof Dr Johannes Wessels,
Schlossplatz 2, 48149 Münster, Germany
tel.: + 49 251 83-0
Contact data of the Data Protection Officer
You can contact the Data Protection Officer at:
Data Protection Office
Schlossplatz 2, 48149 Münster
Tel.: + 49 251 83-22446
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Contact information including email address
- Demographic information such as zip or postal code, preferences and interests
- Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers, including information that assists our compliance to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping
- We may use the information to improve our products and services. If you have opted in to receive marketing communications, we may periodically send promotional emails about products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or post. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for processing your personal data by the University of Münster is Art. 6 (1,1f) GDPR. The data processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the University of Münster or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. In compliance with GDPR, all data is highly secure and strictly confidential.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website experience by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you will be given the option to opt in to our direct marketing
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us through one of the following email addresses:
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information within Flash-Caps to send you promotional information we think you may find interesting.
You may request details of personal information which we hold. This will be provided free of charge, but a small fee will be payable if you make an excessive number of requests. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to the appropriate email address listed above.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at one of the above addresses. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. You have the right to be forgotten, but this may result in a decline in the service we are able to offer you.
Plugins and cookies
Wordfence Security Plugin
This website is secured with the service “Wordfence Security”, which is operated by Defiant Inc., 1700 Westlake Ave N Ste 200, Seattle, WA 98109, USA. The use is based on justified interest in the sense of the GDPR.
All In One WP Security & Firewall
This website uses the security plugin “All In One WP Security & Firewall”. To increase the security and protection of our website and to identify security gaps cookies can be used for this purpose, through which user data such as your IP address can be collected and processed. The data is only stored on our servers. The data is not passed on to third parties.
Borlabs Cookie Consent
This website uses Borlabs Cookie, which sets a technically necessary cookie (borlabs-cookie) to store your cookie consent. Borlabs cookie does not process any personal data. The borlabs-cookie stores your cookie consent that you gave when you entered the website. If you wish to revoke the consent, delete the cookie in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie consent.
This website uses services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyse usage data. By default, no cookies are used for web analysis. Insofar as we use analysis and optimization cookies, we obtain your explicit consent separately in advance. If this is the case and you consent, cookies will be used to enable a statistical coverage analysis of this website. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user’s terminal device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that enables a user to be identified.
The data generated by etracker is processed and stored by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website exclusively in Germany and is therefore subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited, certified and awarded the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval in this regard.
Data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f (legitimate interest) of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Our concern in terms of the DSGVO (legitimate interest) is the optimisation of our online offer and our web presence. Since the privacy of our visitors is important to us, data that may allow a reference to an individual person, such as the IP address, login or device identifiers, are anonymised or pseudonymised as soon as possible. No other use is made of the data, nor is it merged with other data or passed on to third parties.
You can object to the aforementioned data processing at any time. The objection has no adverse consequences.
This website uses Ninja Forms to store and process the data you have entered in our online application form. The data is processed to enable the follow up on concerns and expressions of interest. For more information on our handling of applicant data, please refer to the sections “What we collect” and following. To learn more about Ninja Forms, please visit https://ninjaforms.com/gdpr-compliance-wordpress-forms/.
Duration of storage of personal data
The personal data listed above is stored for as long as necessary for carrying out the project mentioned.
Your rights as a data subject
You have the right to information about your personal data processed by the University of Münster (Art. 15 GDPR), the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR), right to object (Art. 21 GDPR) and the right to withdraw prior consent to such processing (Art. 7 (3) GDPR).
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority is the Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen, Postfach 20 04 44