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Privacy Policy - 13.05.2022

The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use on your visit to our homepage is an important concern for us. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that data protection regulations are observed both by us and by external service providers. We would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your personal data provided to us as well as about its processing and use.



Personal data is information about your identity. This includes, for example, information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address.

As a matter of principle, we only process personal data to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. Personal data is regularly processed only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent is not possible, and the processing of personal data is permitted by law.



Insofar as we obtain the consent of users for the processing operations of personal data, Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the user is a party, Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

If processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Graduate Campus is subject, Art. 6 (1) c) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

If vital interests of the user or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) d) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

Art. 6 (1) e) DSGVO is the legal basis for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Graduate Campus.



The users' personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the processing no longer applies. Any processing beyond this will only take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator. Blocking or deletion of personal data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.



If you provide us with personal data, we will only use it to respond to your inquiries or for the further use of information and communication systems within the scope of legal requirements.

We will collect, process, and use the personal data you provide online only for the purposes disclosed to you. Personal data will not be passed on to third parties. The entire offer is SSL-encrypted; this applies to contact forms. The encrypted data transmission excludes knowledge by third parties.

We only disclose personal data about customers if we are legally obliged to do so, or if we are obliged to do so by a court decision, or if disclosure is necessary to enforce or protect our General Terms and Conditions or other agreements. This applies accordingly about the storage of the data. The data will not be disclosed for commercial purposes.

Our employees and the companies commissioned by us are obliged by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. Access to personal data by our employees is restricted to those employees who require the respective data due to their professional duties.

Upon written request, we will be happy to inform you about the personal data stored about you. By taking all technical and organizational measures, we endeavour to store your personal data in such a way that it is not accessible to third parties. When communicating by e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

You can object to the use of personal data at any time. To do so, simply send an e-mail to kurse(at)





Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects personal data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following personal data is collected:

  • Name and URL of the website called up
  • File
  • Date and time of the call
  • Message about faulty call (error log)
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system of the user
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • IP address



Consent of the user according to Art. 6 para. 1 a) in conjunction with. Art. 7 DSGVO (EU General Data Protection Regulation).

To fulfill the public tasks of our further education institution according to Art. 6 para. 1 e) DSGVO.

Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, Art. 6 (1) c) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

To ensure the operational security of our web offer as well as to optimize the presentation of the answers on your computer according to Art. 6 para. 1 c) in conjunction with. Art. 32 (1) DSGVO: IP address, end device details, https cookie.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.



The temporary storage of personal data by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer and to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the personal data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the personal data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.



Personal data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of personal data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. In the case of the processing of personal data in log files, this is the case after seven (7) days at the latest. Processing beyond this is possible; in this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.



The collection of personal data for the provision of the website (and storage in log files) is mandatory for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.



This website uses cookies. By using this website, you consent to the setting of cookies. Cookies are small text files used by websites to make the user experience more efficient. By law, we may store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other cookie types, we need your permission. This site uses different cookie types. Some cookies are placed by third parties that appear on our pages.

You can change or withdraw your consent at any time from the cookie statement on our site.

Your consent applies to the following domains:



When contacting the Graduate Campus of Aalen University (for example, via contact form or e-mail), the user's information is processed for the purpose of processing the request and if follow-up questions arise.



You can contact us with your request using our contact form. If you provide us with your e-mail address, we will use it to send you information about our study and further education programs and invitations to information events. Of course, you have the option at any time to object to receiving the form of contact that you have permitted. In addition, we would like to point out that the data you provide may be used to compile statistics on the development of demand. These statistics are compiled exclusively for our own purposes and are not personalized in any case but are anonymized.



You can use the application form to register for our continuing education programs. The data will be stored internally at the Graduate Campus Hochschule Aalen and in the system Eduframe. The personal data is used for the organization of the continuing education.


This offer uses so-called "social plugins". Via these plugins, data, including personal data, can be sent to the US service providers and possibly used by them.



This offer uses social plugins from Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: If the user actively clicks on a Facebook social plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user's browser, which then integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to its level of knowledge: By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the Facebook social plugin (e.g. by clicking the "Like" button or posting a comment), the corresponding information is transmitted directly from the user's browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is a member of Facebook and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this offer and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook before interacting with the Facebook social plugin.

Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will learn and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and settings options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy:



Provider: Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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Provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

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Specific information about YouTube accounts or channels: When you visit our YouTube site, YouTube processes your personal data.



This website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. Each time you access a page of this website that contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click the "Recommend Button" of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to this website to you and your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plugin is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring the greatest possible visibility in social media. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: For more information, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy at:



This website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior is analyzed. The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in ensuring the greatest possible visibility in social media. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING's privacy policy at:



To prevent data from being transferred to the service providers in the USA without the user's knowledge, the offer uses the so-called Shariff solution. This solution ensures that no personal data is initially transferred to the providers of the individual social plugins when the offer is used. Only when the user actively clicks on one of the social plugin buttons can data be transmitted to the service provider and stored there. Further information about the Shariff solution can be found on the pages of Heise Medien Gmbh & Co. KG:



We use the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and, as part of Google AdWords, conversion tracking. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 90 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across AdWords customers' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. Users who do not wish to participate in the tracking can easily deactivate the Google conversion tracking cookie via their internet browser under user settings. These users will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.



This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Information on terms of use and data protection can be found at or at



If you have any further questions, please contact our data protection officer Ms. Alexandra Jürgens.

Graduate Campus Aalen University
Beethovenstr. 1
73430 Aalen

E-Mail: alexandra.juergens(at)



We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. Therefore, please refer to the current version of our privacy policy.



If you use external links that are offered within the framework of our Internet pages, this data protection declaration does not extend to these links. If we offer links, we make every effort to ensure that they also comply with our data protection and security standards. However, we have no influence on other providers' compliance with data protection and security regulations. Therefore, please also inform yourself on the websites of the other providers about the data protection declarations provided there.



Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We also expressly point out that we neither explicitly request nor collect personal data from children and young people, nor do we pass it on to third parties.



The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and e-mail addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action against the senders of so-called spam mails in the event of violations of this prohibition.



You can revoke your consent to the collection and storage of your personal data by us at any time. Also, if you have any questions about our data protection or requests for correction or deletion regarding your data, you are welcome to send them to us by e-mail to info(at) or by mail to Graduate Campus Hochschule Aalen GmbH, Beethovenstr. 1 73430 Aalen.