Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

Data collection and storage

OpenCampus attaches great importance to protecting personal data.
Personal data

Personal data are items of information that can be used to ascertain your identity. This includes information such as your name, street and/or postal address, telephone number and e-mail address. Information that cannot be directly associated with your identity (such as the number of users of the site) is not considered to be personal data.

Personal data is collected on our website only insofar as required for technical purposes and is stored if you sign up to receive our newsletter, register for an event or send us information in connection with a call for application.

We continually work to improve our online content and for this purpose we gather statistical information and analyse the technical possibilities for usage. Visits to our website are logged and analysed in anonymised form.
Storage of IP addresses; use of JavaScript and cookies

In order to access our website the short term registration of your IP address is required. An IP address is a unique, globally valid identifier of your computer. As a private user, in most cases you will not use a constant IP address because an IP address is only assigned to you temporarily by your provider. However, the connection of user data to particular individuals is in principle possible with static IP addresses. Our server stores IP addresses for up to 24 hours. After this the access data is automatically anonymised.

We use cookies (small text files containing visitor information that are temporarily stored on your computer's hard drive) in order to track frequency of use, repeated use and number of users of our website. The cookies used by us are anonymised and are used exclusively for the above purposes. We do not use them to learn about your personal user behaviour or to adapt the content of our website to your personal browsing habits.

The data relating to your visit is collected via a JavaScript program embedded in the source code of our website and forwarded to our web server. If JavaScript is disabled in your browser settings only some of the information will be recorded and the number of page views counted.

During your visit to our website the following information is automatically logged in our user statistics

    Your IP address - abbreviated after a maximum of 24 hours and thereby anonymised *
    A unique number to distinguish visitors (if cookies are enabled)
    URLs visited within our website
    Timing of page views
    Type of HTML queries
    Previously visited URL (if transmitted by browser) *
    Name and version of your operating system *
    Name, version and language preference of your browser *
    Screen resolution and colour depth
    Technologies and formats supported by browser (cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, Realplayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears)
    * If JavaScript is disabled only the information marked with an asterisk (*) will be collected.

Our website can generally be used without you having to disclose your identity. It is possible to configure your browser by modifying the browser settings so that cookies are rejected and the execution of JavaScript programs is disabled. If you want to do this, we recommend that you consult the information provided by your browser maker (for example, in the Help menu of your internet browser or on the relevant website), or contact your browser supplier for further assistance and information.

In addition, you can delete already enabled cookies yourself at any time by selecting the appropriate menu item in your internet browser or by deleting the cookies from the relevant directory on your hard drive.
Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies" to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, there is Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your current web browser: is externa

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Data required for newsletter/event registration and other personalized services

If you wish to subscribe to a newsletter from OpenCampus or to use another personalised service, the data required for this will be stored by us. This generally includes your e-mail address, first name and surname as well as other data - depending on the type of offer. Your data are used only in order to provide you with the requested service and in order to respond to any queries. The data sets will be used for statistical evaluation to analyse system performance. We do not pass your data on to third parties and we do not use the data for other purposes. When you register for a personalised service, by ticking the appropriate box you can indicate that you agree to us sending you further information and notification of events relating to OpenCampus GmbH on a regular basis. In this case we will also store and use your data for these purposes. You can cancel your registration for or unsubscribe from a newsletter service or other personalised service at any time on the appropriate webpage.

In order to be able to operate the website and the services we offer we work together with other service providers who may also receive personal data for these purposes. These service providers are under contract to the OpenCampus GmbH and are only permitted to use personal data that they receive in this connection for the authorised purpose.

We guarantee that your data will not be sold or rented to other companies or organizations in the context of general address trading.
Data collection in relation to a call for application

As in all other cases, your data which we collect in this context will be treated confidentially. Please see the relevant notification documents for the separate data protection provisions relating to the collection of data in the context of a call for application.
Data transmission

Your personal data will only be transmitted to government organisations and authorities in legally required cases and/or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. Your personal data are not provided to third parties for any other purpose.
Right to information

You have the right at any time to information about your stored personal data, including the origin and recipients of the data and the purpose for which the data is being stored. This information can be obtained from the data protection officer at the OpenCampus GmbH.

Please send any questions or comments about data protection to this address: privacy(at)
Liability for our own content

As the content provider within the meaning of section 7(1) of the Telemedia Services Act, the OpenCampus GmbH is responsible in accordance with general legal provisions for its own content which it makes available for use. The OpenCampus GmbH endeavours at all times to offer up-to-date, correct and complete content and information on its website. However, errors or mistakes cannot be completely ruled out. The OpenCampus GmbH accepts no liability for the information and content published on its website being current, accurate and complete, unless the errors or mistakes demonstrably resulted from wilful or negligent acts. This also applies to any material or non-material third party loss or damage caused by the use of this website and also to information made available for download.

The OpenCampus GmbH reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.
Disclaimer in relation to links to external websites

This website includes links to external sites and/or servers that are not within the control or responsibility of the OpenCampus GmbH The relevant provider shall be responsible for the content of any linked external pages. The OpenCampus GmbH assumes no liability and provides no warranty in relation to this information and does not approve or support the content of the linked sites. In establishing the initial link, the OpenCampus GmbH reviewed the relevant external content in order to determine whether such link might give rise to civil or criminal liability. However, a constant review of the content of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the OpenCampus GmbH determines, or if it is pointed out by others, that an external site to which it is connected via a link may give rise to civil or criminal liability, then the OpenCampus GmbH will immediately eliminate any link to this site. The OpenCampus GmbH expressly dissociates itself from such content.

This disclaimer also applies to the Add2any service. The external provider enables you to share the content on our website, or to bookmark it or subscribe to it via various other portals in a simple way by your independently linking the content on our site to the Add2any service.

This information also applies to any subdomains of where responsibility for content lies with the respective author who has been given the right to use the OpenCampus GmbH subdomain.
Protection of minors

Children and persons under the age of 18 should not send any personal data to us without the approval of their parent(s) or guardian(s). We do not request personal data from children, we do not collect such data and we do not pass on such data to third parties.
OpenCampus® Authentication System

This system uses the OpenCampus® engine for distributed authentication. To enable authentication for this website your user credentials and e-mail are stored on the central OpenCampus® authentication server.