Data Protection Declaration

This data protection declaration serves to fulfill the duty of information required by Article 13 EU DSGVO when collecting data from data subjects at the time of collection.

Name and address of the person responsible

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postal address:
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
60629 Frankfurt, Germany

Phone: +49-69-798-0 | Fax: +49-69-798-18383

If you have any questions or complaints regarding data protection, please contact the data protection officer of the Goethe University.

Contact details of the data protection officer

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
The data protection officers
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Internet: http://www.uni‐

Rights and possibilities of complaints

You have the right to complain to the supervisory authority about data protection problems.

Contact address of the supervisory authority of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main:

The Hessian Data Protection Commissioner
PO Box 3163
65021 Wiesbaden

E-mail to HDSB (link to the contact form of the Hessian Data Protection Officer:über-uns/kontakt)

Phone: +49 611 1408 – 0
Fax: +49 611 1408 – 611

You have the following rights vis-à-vis the Goethe University with regard to your stored personal data:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to correction or deletion,
  • Right to limitation of processing,
  • Right to revoke your consent,
  • Right of opposition to the processing,
  • Right to data transfer, in a common, structured and machine-readable form (from 25 May 2018).

To assert these rights, please contact our support via email.

Type of stored data, purpose and legal bases, deletion periods

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information by which a natural person can be identified, i.e. information by which individuals can be identified. This includes in particular names, e-mail addresses, matriculation numbers or telephone numbers. Data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or even information about websites that have been visited also count as personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by us if this is legally permitted or if the user has consented to the data collection.

The use of personal data of students for the purpose of studying is based as far as possible on the applicable Hessian Higher Education Act in conjunction with the applicable enrollment ordinance of the State of Hesse and thus refer to EU DSGVO Article 6 paragraph 1 c).

The data of the employees of the Goethe University for the purpose of personnel administration, teaching, research and examination activities are collected and processed on the basis of the Hessian University Act, the regulations on matriculation of the State of Hesse, TV-GU, civil service law and personnel law regulations.

Access Data/Server Log Files

When accessing the pages of this web server, the following data is generally stored in the server log files

  1. IP address
  2. Date and time
  3. Type of Client Browser
  4. URL of the called page
  5. Optionally, the error message for the error that occurred
  6. Optionally, the requesting provider

This data is used solely for the purpose of checking functionality, security and troubleshooting. This use is based on EU DSGVO Article 6 paragraph 1 f). All log files are automatically deleted or made anonymous after 7 days at the latest.


In order to contact members of the Goethe University (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), your details will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise. After processing your request or after fulfilment of the legal obligation or the service used, the data will be deleted, unless the storage of the data is necessary for the implementation of legitimate interests of Goethe University or due to a statutory provision (e.g. law, ordinance, statutes of Goethe University etc.).


Cookies are small files that allow us to store specific information about your device on your access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). They serve on the one hand the user friendliness of web pages (e.g. storage of login data). You can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with which the storage of cookies can be restricted or completely prevented. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the comfort of use without cookies can be restricted. Cookies are mandatory for using the login-secured pages. They serve to determine the access authorization and are deleted after the end of the session.

Access-protected websites and user-based services

In addition to the data mentioned above, the user name or an identifier is collected in addition to the authorization control of data access. This data will be deleted or made anonymous after 7 days at the latest, unless the storage of the data is necessary for the implementation of legitimate interests of the Goethe University or a statutory provision (e.g. law, ordinance, statutes of the Goethe University, etc.).

For all services not covered by these requirements, explicit declarations of consent are obtained. The deletion takes place here according to the specification of the used service. The deletion period is clearly defined in the list of processing activities. The legal basis here is EU DSGVO Article 6(1a).

Integration of third-party services

Within some pages of this online offer contents of third parties (such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds, graphics, etc.) from other websites are integrated. This always assumes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”) are aware of your IP address. Because without the IP address, the third-party providers could not send the content to your browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. However, we have no influence on any further use of your data (e.g. if the third party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes).

Version: 2018-05-09