Privacy Policy


Collection and Processing of Personal Data

You can normally visit our website without having to provide us with any personal data. We only see your IP address, the Internet page that you visited last, the web pages that you click upon, and the date and duration of your visit. We analyse the data received for statistical purposes and in order to improve our website. Every individual user always remains anonymous.

Use and Transmission of Personal Data and Defined Use

In accordance with current regulations for the protection of personal data, all personal data collected within the context of service offers are collected, processed and used only for the purposes of executing contracts and for the protection of our own business interests with respect to advising, invoicing and serving our business partners. All data are used exclusively by the Chair for Materials Science and Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum and its associated companies and except for the purpose of fulfilling a contract concluded with you, or executing an order placed by you, will not be transmitted to third parties.

Cookies

In common with many other websites, our website uses the technology generally known as "cookies" in order to collect data on how you use our website and to ensure that your visit goes smoothly. Our cookies do not identify any personal data nor do they contain such data. Cookies cannot read information from your computer or interact with other cookies on your hard drive. However, cookies enable us to recognize you the next time you visit our website. If you don't want your browser to accept cookies, you can disable this option in the browser settings. However disabling the cookie function can prevent this website from working properly. Under certain circumstances, you may not be in a position to make use of all the functionality and information available on this website.

Security

The Chair for Materials Science and Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum protects your data against unauthorised access, loss or destruction by the implementation of technical and organisational measures. We aim to ensure that our security measures are continuously updated to reflect advances in technology.

User's Right to Information

According to the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG), as a user you have the right to information on the data the Chair for Materials Science and Engineering at the Ruhr University Bochum has stored regarding you as a person or as a pseudonym. Your consent to the collection, processing and usage of your personal data can be revoked at any time and will be effective for the future. Your data will then be deleted.
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