PRivacy policy

Information on the collection of personal data

We take data protection very seriously and attach great importance to your rights and the security of your data. With the following information we will give you an overview of the processing of your personal data in connection with this website as well as of your rights under data protection law.

Personal data

When you use this website, we process your personal data to the extent necessary for the provision of our content and services.

According to Article 4 No. 1 of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DS-GVO), personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (e.g. name, address, e-mail and user behaviour).

Responsible institution

Responsible for data processing according to GDPR (Article 4 No. 7) as well as other data protection regulations is:

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Kaiserstraße 12

76131 Karlsruhe


Tel.: +49 721 608-0

Fax: +49 721 608-44290


KIT is a public corporation. It is represented by the President Prof. Dr. Holger Hanselka.

You can contact our data protection officers at or via the postal address with the addition “Die Datenschutzbeauftragte”.

Contact/Registration Form

In case you complete a form to receive our newsletter, for instance, your data entered in the form, inclusive of your contact data indicated there, will be stored by us to send you the information required and to answer additional questions, if necessary. We will not transfer these data to third parties without your approval. For registration, we use the so-called double-opt-in method, which means that your registration will be completed only, if you have confirmed it by clicking the link contained in the confirmation email sent to you for this purpose. If you do not confirm your registration within 48 hours, your registration will be deleted automatically from our database.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You have the possibility to refuse the processing of these data at any time. In this case, we will delete the data stored when you contact us.

Access to the website and server log files

When you visit the website on which this data protection declaration was provided, we collect personal data which your browser transmits to our server according to the settings you have made. To view our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary for this and to ensure stability and security:

  • IP address

  • Internet service provider of the user

  • Date and time of access

  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

  • Content of the access (concrete site)

  • Status of access/HTTP status code

  • Data volume transmitted

  • Website from which an accessing system reaches our