Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The protection of your data is very important to us. In addition to the responsible handling of personal data, we make an effort to operate the website as data-minimising as possible from the outset.

Only essential cookies are installed on your device when you visit our site. When you call up pages of our website, this visit is anonymously recorded on our server. No conclusion can be drawn about your person and we have no knowledge of your complete IP address. We delete this data automatically after a period of 14 days.

Personal data is only generated by us if you actively transmit such data to us, for example by email.

As soon as you follow external links on our website, the data protection conditions of these providers apply. We have no influence on what data these providers collect and how they use it.


Centre Responsible Digitality (ZEVEDI) is responsible in the sense of the data protection laws, in particular the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO). ZEVEDI is affiliated to the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

Contact person within Centre Responsible Digitality is

Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring

Zentrum verantwortungsbewusste Digitalisierung (ZEVEDI)
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Karolinenplatz 5
D – 64283 Darmstadt

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details of our data protection officer given below: Information about your data stored with us and the processing thereof (Art. 15 DSGVO), correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO), deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 DSGVO), restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO), objection to the processing of your data with us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and data transferability, provided you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You may at any time submit a complaint to a supervisory authority, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority of the federal state of your residence or to the authority responsible for us as the responsible body. The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is responsible for us:

Prof. Dr. Alexander Roßnagel
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
D – 65189 Wiesbaden
Telefon: +49 611-1408 0
Telefax: +49 611-1408 611

A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses can be found at:

Transfer to third countries

We process all data exclusively on servers in Germany. If you follow external links on our website (e.g. to our accounts on Twitter or YouTube or to other providers), the data that these providers collect may be processed in third countries. We have no influence on this.

Podcast Hosting

We use the podcast hosting service Podigee from the provider Podigee GmbH, Schlesische Straße 20, 10997 Berlin, Germany. The podcasts are loaded by Podigee or transmitted via Podigee. The use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimisation of our podcast offer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

Podigee processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data, such as call-up figures. This data is anonymised or pseudonymised before being stored in Podigee’s database, unless it is necessary for the provision of the podcasts.

Further information and objection options can be found in Podigee’s privacy policy:

Information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 DSGVO

Right of objection on a case-by-case basis

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you, which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f DSGVO (data processing based on a balancing of interests); this also applies to profiling within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO based on this provision.

If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Where to file an objection

Zentrum verantwortungsbewusste Digitalisierung (ZEVEDI)
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Karolinenplatz 5
D – 64289 Darmstadt

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration then applies to your renewed visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:

Gerhard Schmitt, Dezernet II, Datenschutzbeauftragter
+49 6151 – 16 28221
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Karolinenplatz 5
D-64289 Darmstadt