Data Protection

Below we inform about the processing of personal data when using the website Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally. Other conditions may apply to other sites of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and the State Data Protection Act NRW is the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44780 Bochum, executing: Institute of Geography, Prof. Dr. Bernd Marschner, bernd.marschner(at)rub(dot)de.

Contact Information Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer of the Ruhr University Bochum
Dr Kai-Uwe Loser
dsb (at) rub (dot) de

Description and scope of data processing

Each time you visit our website, information about the calling computer is required to provide the information (required for the provision of information, legal basis Art. 6 (1), letter e). The following data is processed here:

  1. Information about the browser type and version used
  2. The operating system of the user
  3. The IP address of the user that will be anonymized immediately after completion of the provision of information by curtailment.
  4. Date and time of access
  5. Websites from which the system of the user comes to our website

The anonymized data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place. The processing of the data is necessary to provide the website is required for the operation of the website. There is therefore no contradiction on the part of the user.

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the calling system. We use cookies to maintain the user's language preferences. On our websites, no identifying cookies are used.

E-mail contact

When contacting us by email, the information you provide (email address, other information you have provided) will be processed and stored by us to answer your questions. Files of this kind are kept at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum for 5 years (required for the fulfillment of the task, retention period in accordance with the directive of the Ruhr-Universität, legal basis Art. 6 para. 1, letter e).

Your rights as a concerned person

If you process personal data, you are in the sense of the data protection basic regulation and you have the following rights to the person responsible: You may ask for confirmation as to whether personal information relating to you is being processed. If such processing is available you may receive information about the purpose, the data, the origin of the data, the recipient of data (including international transfers) and the duration of the storage. You have the right to correct the data if it is incorrect or incomplete. Under different conditions, you have the right to delete the data or limit the processing. In particular, data that you have voluntarily provided must be deleted if you withdraw your consent. If data has been disclosed, the deletion will also apply to the recipients of data and we will inform you of the recipients of your data. For questions and complaints you can always contact the responsible supervisory authority (Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz NRW, You can also contact the RUB Data Protection Officer at dsb(at)rub(dot)de. Further information can be found here