Privacy policy

A. General information


Munich University of Technology
Postal address: Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, Germany

Phone: 089/289-01

Fax: 089/289-22000



The data protection officer of the Technical
Munich University

Postal address: Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, Germany

Phone: 089/289-17052




The purpose of the processing is to fulfill the obligations imposed on us by the public duties assigned by the legislator, especially the information of the public. The legal basis for the processing of your data results from are derived, unless otherwise stated, from Art. 4 Para. 1 of the Bavarian Data Protection Act (BayDSG) in In connection with Art. 6 para. 1 UAbs. 1 letter e of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Accordingly, it is allows us to use the information necessary for the fulfillment of a task to process the data required.



The technical operation of our data processing systems takes place through:
Leibniz Computing Center (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy

of the sciences

Boltzmannstraße 1

D-85748 Garching near Munich

Phone: (089) 35831 8000

Fax: (089) 35831 9700

If necessary, your data will be forwarded to the responsible
Supervisory and auditing authorities to the exercise of the respective control rights.
In order to avert threats to safety in the
Information technology can, in the case of electronic transmission Data to the State Office for Safety in the information technology and are forwarded there to Based on Art. 12 et seq. of the Bavarian E-Government ActLaw are processed.


Your data will only be stored as long as required under Observance of legal retention periods for the is necessary for the fulfillment of the task.



As far as we process personal data from you, you have the following rights as a data subject:
You have the right to information about the data relating to your person stored data (Art. 15 GDPR).
Should incorrect personal data be processed you have a right of rectification (Art. 16 GDPR).
If the legal requirements are met, the following may be you request the deletion or restriction of processing (Art. 17 and 18 GDPR).
If you have consented to the processing or a contract for data processing exists and the Data processing with the help of automated procedures is carried out, you may be entitled to a right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO).
If you have consented to the processing and the processing is based on this consent, you can revoke the consent at any time for the future. The Legality of the data collected on the basis of the consent until the revocation of the data processing carried out by this not touched.

You have the right, for reasons arising from your
special situation, at any time against the processing of your data, if the processing is not Processing exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (e) or (f) of the GDPR (Art. 21(1), 1st sentence). GDPR).


Furthermore, there is a right of appeal to the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection. This can You can reach us at the following contact details:
Postal address: P.O. Box 22 12 19, 80502 Munich, Germany

Address: Wagmüllerstraße 18, 80538 Munich, Germany

Phone: 089 212672-0
Fax: 089 212672-50



For more detailed information on the processing of your data and to your rights, you can contact us at the above (at the beginning of of A.) can be reached.

B. Information about the Internet presence

Data protection is an important concern for the Technical University of Munich. We want you to know when we store which data and how we use it. Personal data is only collected on this central web server of the university ( to the extent technically necessary. Data processing is subject to the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) the Bavarian Data Protection Act (BayDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

In the following, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. This information can be accessed at any time from our website.


Technical implementation

The web servers of the Technical University of Munich are operated by the Leibniz Computing Center (LRZ) operated.

Leibniz Computing Center (LRZ)
Boltzmannstraße 1
85748 Garching b. Munich



When you call up this or other Internet pages, you transmit data to our web server via your Internet browser. The following data is temporarily recorded in a log file during an ongoing connection for communication between your Internet browser and our web server:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name, URL and transferred data volume of the retrieved file
  • Access status (requested file transferred, not found, etc.)
  • Recognition data of the browser and operating system used (if transmitted by the requesting web browser)
  • Web page from which the access was made (if transmitted by the requesting web browser)

The processing of the data in this log file is done as follows:

  • The log entries are continuously evaluated automatically in order to detect attacks on the web servers and react accordingly.
  • In individual cases, i.e. in the case of reported malfunctions, errors and security incidents, a manual analysis is carried out.
  • Log entries older than seven days are anonymized by shortening the IP address.
  • The anonymized logs are used to generate access statistics. The software used for this is operated locally by the LRZ.

The IP addresses contained in the log entries are not merged by the LRZ with other databases, so that the LRZ cannot draw any conclusions about individual persons.


Active components

Active components such as JavaScript, Java applets or Active-X controls are used on this website. This function can be switched off by you through the setting of your internet browser.



In order to expand the functionality of our website and to make it more convenient for you to use, we sometimes use so-called "cookies". With the help of these cookies, data can be stored on your computer when you call up our website. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that cookies are only stored for the duration of the respective connection to the Internet. However, this could limit the functionality of our offer.


Online forms

Personal data that you may send to us via contact forms, registration forms and similar web pages on our web servers will only be accepted with your consent and will only be used for the purpose stated in the forms. Please note the relevant information on the forms.In all forms, only the personal data that is absolutely necessary is collected. Usually, the personal data is stored in a database of the Leibnitz Computing Center and is accessible to the respective responsible employees of TUM. If the purpose of the data collection is to make the data accessible to other members of TUM, the principle of data economy will be observed. Your data will not be passed on to third parties unless this is explicitly stated in the form.Your personal data will be deleted after the purpose has been fulfilled, unless you have given your consent for further contact.You can revoke your consent at any time for the future. To do this, please contact Your data will then be deleted immediately.


Electronic mail (e-mail)

Information that you send to us unencrypted by electronic mail (e-mail) can possibly be read by third parties during transmission. As a rule, we are also unable to verify your identity and do not know who is hiding behind an e-mail address. Legally secure communication by simple e-mail is therefore not guaranteed. Like many e-mail providers, we use filters against unwanted advertising ("SPAM filters"), which in rare cases automatically classify even normal e-mails as unwanted advertising by mistake and delete them. E-mails containing harmful programs ("viruses") are automatically deleted by us in any case.


Use of Twitter

On our homepage you will find functions of the provider Twitter. These are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transferred to Twitter.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter's privacy policy at


Use of YouTube plugins (videos)

On our website are plugins from which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

If you call up pages of our website that are provided with such a plugin, a connection is established to the Youtube servers and the plugin is displayed on the website by informing your browser. This transmits to the Youtube server which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube assigns this information to your respective personal user accounts of these platforms. When using these plugins, such as clicking/starting buttons of a video or sending a comment, this information is assigned to your e.g. YouTube user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin. For more information on the collection and use of data by the platform or plugins, please refer to the privacy policy of YouTube under the following link:

We use embedded YouTube videos in enhanced privacy mode. This means that YouTube does not store cookies for a user who views a website with an embedded YouTube video player, but does not click on the video to start playback.


Use of Vimeo plugins (videos)

Plugins of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA are integrated on our website. Each time you visit a page that offers one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct connection is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. In the process, information about your visit and your IP address are stored there. Through interactions with the Vimeo plugins (e.g. clicking the start button), this information is also transmitted to Vimeo and stored there.

If you have a Vimeo user account and do not want Vimeo to collect data about you through this website and link it to your membership data stored with Vimeo, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting this website.

The privacy policy for Vimeo with more information on the collection and use of your data by Vimeo can be found under


Two clicks for more data protection

Only when you click on a social network button does it become active and your browser establishes a direct connection with the respective servers. The first click on the button thus means that you give your consent to the data transfer to the corresponding provider.

By activating the button, the social network receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to the respective social network, the visit can be assigned to your account from this moment on, even if you do not confirm the button a second time. If you interact with the plugins, for example by submitting a comment by pressing the button a second time, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to the provider and stored there.


Amendment of the privacy policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adjust our privacy policy to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any updates to it.


Data protection officer

You can reach the data protection officer of Technische Universität München by e-mail beauftragter(at) or via

C. Information on individual processing operations


When you log in to the system, your personal data towards the Directory service of the Technical University of Munich verified.



Personal data that you enter in the forms are entered exclusively in the directory of the Processing activities according to Art 30 DSGVO used. In all forms, only the personal data collected, which are absolutely necessary.


The Institute for the History and Ethics of Medicine welcomes your contact.

T  +49 89 4140 4041

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Ismaninger street 22
81675 Munich