PRIVACY POLICY

NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management

 

Information about personal data

The Northern Institute of Technology Management (NIT) collects personal information. Personal data is information that can be used to identify you. This includes information such as your name, your postal or IP address (unless anonymised), telephone number and e-mail address. Information that is not associated with your identity (such as anonymous log files that log the types of browsers used) is not included.

Data provided by you (e.g. data entered via a web form) may be or contain personal data. We only store your content at your request and to the extent necessary for the respective procedure (e.g. for event registration) or for data backup. The respective use of such data is referred to in the respective context.

 

Web server

The web servers of the NIT Northern Institute of Technology Management are operated by the Computer Center of the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH):

Hamburg University of Technology
Datacenter RZ
Schwarzenberg Campus 3 (E)
21073 Hamburg, Germany

Data protection officer of the TUHH and of UHH, HfMT, HFBK, HCU, SUB is Mr Bernd Uderstadt (phone: 040 / 428 38 2957).

 

Logging of web activities, collection of personal data

When you access this or other websites, you transmit data to our web server via your Internet browser. The following data is temporarily recorded in a log file during a running connection for communication between your Internet browser and our web server

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • date and time of access
  • name, URL and transferred data volume of the retrieved file
  • Access status (requested file transferred, not found, etc.)
  • identification data of the browser and operating system used (if transmitted by the requesting web browser)
  • Website from which the access was made (if transmitted by the requesting web browser)
  • The data in this log file is processed as follows: The log entries are continuously evaluated automatically in order to detect attacks on the web servers and to be able to react accordingly.

In individual cases, i.e. reported faults, errors and security incidents, manual analysis is performed. Log entries older than seven days are anonymized by reducing the IP address.

The anonymized logs are used to generate access statistics. The software used for this is operated locally by the data center. The TUHH computer centre does not merge the IP addresses contained in the log entries with other data stocks, so that the TUHH computer centre cannot draw conclusions about individual persons.

 

Saving data in forms

Personal data that you may provide to us via contact forms, registration forms and similar websites on our web servers will only be accepted with your consent and will only serve the purpose stated in the forms. Please note the relevant information on the forms. Only the personal data that is absolutely necessary is collected in all forms. Usually the personal data is stored on a database server of TUHH. Here we generally work according to the principle of data economy.

Your data will not be passed on to third parties unless this is explicitly stated in the form.

 

Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our Internet pages to enable web-based applications to manage the status of an online visit and to enable smooth navigation between the individual services and content on the website. Cookies are stored on the hard disk of your computer and do not cause any damage there. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred from the web server on your computer when you surf our pages. A cookie only contains information that we ourselves send to your computer - private data cannot be read out with a cookie.

If you accept cookies, we do not have access to your personal information. Individual user profiles are not created. However, we can identify your computer with the help of cookies. Most browsers accept cookies by default. Cookies can be enabled or disabled in the security settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. If cookies are prohibited, certain features on our pages may not be available and some websites may not work properly.

Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. If cookies are prohibited, certain features on our pages may not be available and some websites may not properly integrate third party services and content.

We use third party content such as videos from YouTube and maps from Google Maps within our online offer. This presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") are aware of the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user.

The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavour to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. However, we have no influence on this if the third party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we inform users about this.

 

Use of Youtube plugins

Our website integrates a plugin from www.youtube.com, which is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). If you access pages of our website provided with such a plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the plugin is displayed on the website by notifying your browser. This transmits to the Youtube server which of our Internet pages you have visited. If you are logged into Youtube as a member, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user accounts on these platforms.

When using these plugins, such as clicking/launching a video or sending a comment, this information is assigned to your e.g. YouTube user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plugin. Further information on the collection and use of data by the platform or plugins can be found in Youtube's data protection information under the following link: www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy

 

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of 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 transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand.

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 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 and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. 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. 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 Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link.

An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Please note that the code "anonymizeIp" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

 

Use of Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps, a service of Google Inc. "("Google"). The use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is subject to the Google Terms of Use and the additional terms and conditions for Google Maps. The use of Google Maps is exclusively for internal purposes and accesses the display of map material solely via the Google Maps API in accordance with the general terms and conditions for the API.

 

Newsletter dispatch

Consent procedure: In order to include you in our newsletter distribution list, we need a confirmation that you are the owner of the given e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. The data collected is only used to send the newsletter and to document your consent. No other processing or transfer to third parties takes place.

Right of revocation: You can revoke the newsletter and your consent to the storage of data at any time. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking the "Unsubscribe" button below the newsletter or by sending an e-mail to info@nithh.de.

Online tool: When sending newsletters we use the provider Rapidmail. All servers of the service are located in Germany. Your data will only be stored in Germany. Rapidmail works with 256bit SSL encryption in a secure and monitored high-security data center. Your data including mailings, statistics and recipient data will never be passed on to third parties.

 

Right of information and revocation, deletion

If personal data has been transmitted to us (e.g. via corresponding web forms), you will receive contact data in the respective context of the corresponding web pages in our offer of the above-mentioned site or sub-domain, via which you can obtain information free of charge on request about the data stored on your person. The information can also be provided electronically upon your request. We would like to point out that you have the right to correct incorrect data or delete personal data on the TUHH web servers (by the NIT) if there is no legal obligation to retain such data. In these cases, please write an e-mail.

 

Changes in this Privacy Statement

In view of the constant changes in the Internet, especially the technology and also the relevant legal situation, we reserve the right to adapt our data protection practice from time to time if this becomes necessary. Such changes to data protection practice will then be announced here on this page two calendar weeks in advance, provided that this remains possible due to the circumstances causing the change. If you have any questions, please contact us. Contact person for data protection topics at NIT is Mrs. Stefanie Brückel (Tel.: 040/42878-4287)