Data protection

Data protection officer

The data protection officer can be reached via:

Responsible institution

The responsible institution as per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other national data protection laws of the member states as well as additional data protection regulations is the:

AG Keim
Universität Konstanz
represented by its professor, Prof. Dr. Daniel A. Keim
Universitätsstraße 10
78464 Konstanz
Phone +49 7531 88-3161

Responsible for content:

Dirk Streeb, PhD candidate
Phone: +497531 88-4794


Providing access to the website and creation of log files

Description and scope of the processing of data

Every time a user accesses a University of Konstanz web page, file or other resource, the following data related to this process is stored in a log file:

Legal basis

The legal basis for storing log files is § 6 para 1. lit e) in connection with § 3 GDPR in connection with § 4 Landesdatenschutzgesetz (LDSG, law for the protection of personal data) in the version coming into effect on 6 June 2018.

Purpose of processing data

The logged information is used to identify, isolate and fix disruptions or errors in the systems needed to operate the University of Konstanz web pages. These may also include disruptions or errors that lead to the restricted availability of information and communication services or allow unauthorised access to the systems.

Storage duration

The last two bytes of the IP address are deleted after 5 days so that any other data collected in the process can no longer be associated with a particular person.

The anonymised information is used for statistical purposes in order to continually improve the quality of the web services provided.

Using cookies

This website uses cookies only for session management. A cookie identifying you is stored as long as you are logged in. If you refrain from logging in, no cookie will be created.


Personal data entered into forms, especially comments, will be made available publicly on this website. Further, all data you submit will be linked to you, as the author, and augmented with a timestamp. In general, authorship and time of creation will be made public along with the content you created.

Web analysis

We do not engage in web analyses beyond those stated under Providing access to the website and creation of log files.

Rights for the parties involved

In accordance with § 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information from the Data Analysis and Visualization group of the department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Konstanz about any data it saves that is related to your person and/or to have incorrect data corrected as per § 16 GDPR. You also have the right to demand that your data be deleted (§ 17 GDPR) or that the processing and use thereof be restricted (§ 18 GDPR), as well as to object to the processing and use of your data (§ 21 GDPR). If you raise an objection while in a contractual relationship with the university, it may no longer be possible to fulfil the contract. You can withdraw your consent regarding the processing and use of your data at any time. The fact that all data processed between the point in time that consent was given and it being withdrawn was processed lawfully remains untouched. To better understand and exercise your rights, please contact our data protection officer by emailing You also have the right to file a complaint with the regulating authority if you believe that the processing and use of your personal data is in violation of the law (§ 77 GDPR). The responsible contact person at the regulating authority is the Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (state commissioner for data protection and the freedom of information in Baden-Württemberg) (