Privacy Policy

We, the Technische Universität Dresden Institute of Advanced Studies GmbH (TUDIAS), welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest. The protection of your data is something we take very seriously with our online services. In the following you will find all the information you will need to understand how we handle your data.

The processing of personal data is always carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation. However, if you would like to make use of special services from our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, or email address) is collected, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as it is possible. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek to obtain the consent of the person concerned.

We store this data for as long as you want to use the corresponding service, after which it is deleted. Of course, we treat your personal data confidentially and never pass it on to third parties. You can request information about your data and its use at any time (more on this in the section "User rights").

TUDIAS has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.


Name and address of the person responsible for the processing of data

The person responsible according to the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union, and other provisions of a data protection nature is:


TUDIAS TU Dresden Institute of Advanced Studies GmbH
Freiberger Straße 37
01067 Dresden

Managing Director
Brian Bjørndal-Pedersen

Telephone: +49 (0) 351/40470 – 299


Collection of general data and information (log data)

When accessing our website, data of the user such as the IP address of the computer, internet server provider, internet browser used (including version), operating system, date and time of use, and length of stay as well as websites from which the system of the user accessed our site or that are called up by the user's system via our website are automatically logged for technical reasons and stored in the log files of our system. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to your computer. For this, the IP address must be saved for the duration of the session. The storage in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website and the security of our information technology systems. The legal basis for the storage of data is Article 6, Section 1 f DS-GVO (legitimate interests). It will not be merged with other user data. The data in the log files are automatically deleted after one week.

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no possibility on the part of the user to object to this function.


Registration on our website

On our website we offer the option of registering by entering personal data using an input mask. Registration is on a voluntary basis within the scope of your consent under Article 6 § 1 a DS-GVO.

The data will not be passed on to third parties.

Of course, you have the option of revoking your consent for the future at any time by logging out and deleting your account. The data stored about you will then be deleted immediately. Please note that it is no longer possible to use the XXX in this case.


Contact options via the website

There is a contact form on our website that can be used to contact us electronically. Alternatively, you can contact us using the contact details provided in the legal notice. If you would like to use this contact form, we will collect and process the data you have entered.

The data are processed and stored based on a legitimate interest (Article 6 1 f DS-GVO) or, in the case of quotation requests, according to Article 6 1 b DS-GVO.

It will not be passed on to third parties unless this is necessary in individual cases due to the nature of your request. The data will be deleted after your request has been implemented (i.e. after final determination of the request) or on the basis of an objection by you, insofar as no statutory retention periods prevent deletion.


Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage in the first place or if a period has been determined by the European directives and regulations or other legislation in laws or regulations to which the person responsible for the processing is subject.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and ordinances or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


User rights

For all data protection concerns related to exercising your rights under Article 15 ff. DS–GVO (e.g. information on the processing of your personal data, its origin, recipient, and the purpose of processing and the right to correct, limit the processing of, deletion, and revocation or objection), you can contact our company data protection officer at

In order to be able to consider a blocking of data at any time, it is necessary to hold the data in a blocked file for control purposes. If there is no statutory archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you wish.

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.


Links to other websites

Our online presence contains links to other websites (so-called external links). We have no influence on whether the operators of other websites comply with data protection regulations. Please note that by clicking on a link to another website you are subject to different data protection regulations. We have no influence on the data processing there.


Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Web Fonts

In order to present our content correctly and in a graphically appealing way across all browsers, we use script libraries such as Google Web Fonts on this website. To avoid multiple loading, Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser's cache. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or access is prevented, the content is displayed in a standard font.

Calling up such script libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible that operators of such libraries collect data.

Data processing is performed on the basis of Article 6 § 1 lit. f DS-GVO for the purpose of operating the site.

You can find the privacy policy of the library operator Google here.


Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.


  • IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. The full IP address will only be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.


  • Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link.


  • Objection against data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google's data protection declaration.


  • Order data processing

We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.


  • Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information on the age, gender, and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. These data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.


Facebook pixel

Our website uses the visitor action pixel from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) to measure conversion.

In this way, the behavior of the page visitors can be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider's website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of the Facebook advertisements to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and future advertising measures to be optimized.

The data collected is anonymous for us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines. This enables Facebook to place advertisements on Facebook pages as well as outside of Facebook. As the website operator, we cannot influence this use of the data.

You can find further information on protecting your privacy in Facebook's data protection information.

You can also deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the advertising settings area. To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.