The Kunsthochschule Mainz/Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We collect and process personal data collected from visitors to our website in compliance with the applicable data protection provisions of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the Federal and State Data Protection Act (BDSG / LDSG).

Your data will neither be published by us nor passed on to third parties without authorization. In the following, we explain which data is collected during your visit to our website and how exactly it is used.

Central data protection declaration of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


Data collection and processing when accessing from the Internet

When you visit our website, our web servers temporarily store every access in a log file. The following data is collected and stored until it is automatically deleted:

– IP address of the requesting computer
– Date and time of access
– Name, URL and transferred data volume of the retrieved file
– Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
– Identification data of the browser and operating system used
– Website from which the access was made

This data is processed for the purpose of enabling the use of our website (connection establishment), system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and optimization of the Internet offering. IP addresses are only analyzed in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.

Personal user profiles are not created. The German Telemedia Act (TMG) permits the use of user profiles under a pseudonym in accordance with Section 15 (3) TMG, unless the user objects. If we make use of this option on our website, we will inform you of your right to object at the appropriate point.

Personal data will not be processed beyond the cases mentioned above unless you expressly consent to further processing. You have the option of revoking your consent for the future at any time.


Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data transmitted to us, such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have provided us with the data. We will not pass on your data to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have given us your prior consent. All personal data is only stored by us for as long as is necessary for the respective purpose or as long as we are legally obliged to store it.

If you have provided us with personal data, you can have it deleted again at any time.


Use of cookies

So-called temporary cookies are used when individual web pages are accessed. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and are automatically deleted at the end of the session when you close your browser.

Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. However, most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent cookies from being saved by changing your browser settings. If you do not accept cookies, this can lead to functional restrictions of our offers.


Integration of third-party services and content

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. GDPR) content or service offers from third-party providers in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, as they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags can be used to analyze information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.


Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps” service of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data may be processed in the USA.

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References (links to Facebook and Twitter)

Our websites contain links to the external social networks Facebook and Twitter. The links are identified on our website by the Facebook and Twitter logos. Social plugins are not used. When you visit our websites with links to Facebook and Twitter, no data is transmitted to third parties. Data is only transmitted when you access the social media service’s website and have registered or logged in to this service.

You can find the data usage guidelines of Facebook and Twitter here: FacebookTwitter.
We are not responsible for whether the operators of the social media platforms comply with the statutory data protection regulations.