Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to the website

And as a supplement insofar as we process personal data on our own responsibility for:

We currently assume that we are not subject to any joint responsibility under data protection law insofar as your data is processed by these providers for purposes specified by them.

In General

Data protection is our concern and our legal obligation.
In order to adequately protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL/TLS) and secure technical systems.

Javascript is used as an active component for the web pages. If you have disabled this function in your browser, you will receive a corresponding message to activate the function.


Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule (OTH) Amberg-Weiden
Represented by the President Prof. Dr. med. Clemens Bulitta

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 23 
92224 Amberg 

Tel.:+49 (9621) 482-0 
Fax: +49 (9621) 482-4991

Contact details of the appointed data protection officer

Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Martin Hofmann

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 23 
92224 Amberg

Telefon: +49 (961) 382-1709 
Fax: +49 (961) 382-2709

Purposes and legal bases of the processing

In accordance with Art. 2 Para. 6 BayHSchG, Art. 4 Para. 1 S. 1 and 2 BayEGovG, we offer our services and administrative services as well as information for the public about our activities on our websites.

Our social media presence is part of our public relations work. Our aim is to inform and exchange information with you in a way that is appropriate for the target group, Art. 2 para. 6 BayHSchG . We enable you to make fast electronic contact and direct communication via the media of your choice, § 5 para. 1 no. 2 TMG.

We disclose and block or delete content and posts, requests that violate the rights of third parties or that constitute a criminal offence or misdemeanour or do not comply with legal or contractual obligations of conduct by transmitting them to the competent authority or social media service.

We use cookies, log files, statistics from social media providers and the web analysis tool Matomo to compile business statistics, to conduct organisational studies, to test or maintain our web service and to ensure network and information security in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 BayDSG, Section 13 Para. 7 TMG, Art. 11 Para. 1 BayEGovG. Insofar as the processing purpose is not impaired, we anonymise or pseudonymise personal data.

Data categories

Administration and editing

For administration and editing, function identifiers and personal identifiers with access protection mechanisms are created and changes made with these identifiers are logged.

Log files

When you access this or other Internet pages, you transmit data to our web server via your Internet browser. The following data is recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

  • Date and time of the request
  • Name of the requested file
  • Page from which the file was requested
  • Access status (e.g. file transferred, file not found)
  • Web browser and screen resolution used as well as the operating system used
  • complete IP address of the requesting computer
  • amount of data transferred


If you communicate a concern or an opinion to us by e-mail, post, telephone, fax or social media, the information provided will be processed for the purpose of dealing with the concern as well as for possible follow-up questions and for the exchange of opinions. We always use the same communication channel for this, unless you wish to change.

Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data

If you use our social media channels and pages, their providers also process your personal data.

Our IT service providers may also be recipients of your personal data as part of the contract processing agreements we have entered into. However, to ensure the security of our data processing facilities, we do not disclose our service providers.

Transfer of personal data to a third country or international organisations

All of our social media providers are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield and available for anyone to view, so there is a legally adequate level of protection for personal data:

Facebook, Inc.

Youtube (Youtube LLC) und Google+ unter Google LLC

Duration of the storage of personal data

Administration and editing

Personalised administration and editorial access to our website will be restricted in processing after the person concerned leaves and will be deleted one year after the end of the year at the time of leaving.

Log files

Are usually kept as personal data for a maximum of seven days.


Mail, emails and social media posts and messages will be deleted 6 years after the end of the year in which the relevant event occurs.

Data subjects' rights

According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the following rights:

If your personal data is processed, you have the right to obtain information about the data stored about you (Art. 15 DSGVO).

If inaccurate personal data is processed, you have the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR).

If the legal requirements are met, you may request erasure or restriction of processing as well as object to processing (Art. 17, 18 and 21 DSGVO).

If you have consented to the data processing or if there is a contract for data processing and the data processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures, you may have a right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO).

If you make use of your above-mentioned rights, the public body will check whether the legal requirements for this are met.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection.

Technical objection solution for Matomo web statistics

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (Like button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in the facebook privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. You can find more information on this in Twitter's privacy policy at

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at

Other information about our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.

If you have any questions, in addition to the data protection officers, you can also write an e-mail to: