Data privacy


1. Online content

Despite thorough checking of content, the Press Office does not assume any liability that the information provided is up-to-date, correct or complete. All the content provided is subject to confirmation and without obligation. The Press Office reserves the right to amend or supplement parts of the pages or the entire online content without a separate announcement.

2. References and hyperlinks

As the content provider, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (Kiel University) is responsible for its own content, which it provides for use, in accordance with the applicable law. A distinction is to be made between its own content and external links where the content is supplied by other providers. This third-party content does not originate from Kiel University and also does not reflect the views of Kiel University, but is solely for information purposes. Kiel University is not adopting this content as its own.

3. Copyright and trademark law

The copyright for illustrations, audio and video clips as well as text compiled by the Press Office itself and then published remains with the Press Office alone, or the relevant authors of the pages. Such items may only be copied or used in other electronic or printed publications with the express permission of the authors. This does not apply to official press releases from the Press Office and images made available for the media there: these releases are intended to be used and copied on a large scale.

4. Data privacy

Insofar as there is the option of entering personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) online, this data is expressly provided on a voluntary basis by the user. If you send inquiries or information to the Press Office or the project management of the University anniversary celebrations via this site, the data that you have entered in the relevant form or e-mail and then sent, will be used with your consent. The data will be used only insofar as this is necessary for processing the inquiry etc. Under no circumstances will the data collected be sold or passed on to a third party for reasons not permitted under data privacy law. Other personal data will be processed when using this website only to the extent absolutely necessary for technical reasons or usage purposes. When accessing the website, your browser will also send the following data to the Press Office, which will be saved automatically in the server log files: browser type and version, the operating system used, the URL of the website visited before, if applicable, the IP address of the computer being used and the time of the inquiry.

5. Usage statistics

Data on this website is collected and saved for marketing and optimisation purposes by using technology from etracker GmbH ( User profiles can be established from this data under a pseudonym and cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files, which are saved locally in the Internet browser cache of the person who has visited the website. The cookies make it possible to re-identify the Internet browser. The data collected using the etracker technology will not be used to personally identify the guests of this website and will not be combined with personal data via the bearer of the pseudonym without the permission of the user. Such permission must be granted separately. The user of this site may refuse the data collection and storage at any time with effect for the future.

6. Kiel University and social media

This legal information also applies to the presence of Kiel University on the social networks Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Please note that Kiel University has no influence on the conditions of use of the social networks and the services they offer as well as data collection, its subsequent use and compliance with data privacy provisions. The Press Office will handle your data with the utmost care, but assumes no liability for the conduct of the operators of social networks and third parties. You are welcome to send suggestions and feedback to socialmedia(at)