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Privacy Policy

Data Protection Declaration for the project website SUITCEYES

Our website address is:

We process personal data that we collect when you visit our website under the applicable data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The responsible party in the context of GDPR and other national data protection laws of member states, as well as other data protection regulations, is:

The University of Applied Sciences Offenburg
represented by Adrian Rees

Badstraße 24,
77652 Offenburg,

Legal foundations

If the University solicits consent (for example, a contact form) from data subjects for the collection of personal data, then Section 6 subsection 1 a GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing of information is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest of the project (partners: and this does not outweigh the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the data subject, then Section 6 subsection 1 f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.


Every time our website is accessed, the following data is stored in log files for the purposes of operational and data security as well as statistical purposes:

  • IP addresses,
  • Time at which the site was accessed,
  • UserAgent (browser and operating system),
  • The sites and content elements called up, and
  • Referrer URLs provided.

Our legitimate interest in data processing under Section 6 subsection 1 f GDPR lies in these purposes. Data is saved in an anonymized form. We do not aggregate IP address with other data sets.


When you visit our website, “session cookies” are filed and stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that serve to make Internet offerings more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Our legitimate interest in data processing under Section 6 subsection 1 f GDPR lies in these purposes. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer, nor do they contain any viruses. Session cookies are usually deleted automatically after you leave our website. You have the option of deactivating the saving of cookies by adjusting your browser’s settings. Please note that if you deactivate cookies you may not be able to use the full scope of all the functions on our website.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Social Media

The website of the EU-funded project SUITCEYES integrates links to various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others. The website does not integrate data such as the “Like” button; instead, the links are meant exclusively to connect to the project’s external presence on the respective platform. No data relevant to data protection is saved.

Search function

Our websites use the Google search function. This is a service provided by Google LLC. (“Google”). The web browser calls up this resource. During this process, the browser transmits data to Google. For more information, please see Google’s data protection information (

Google Analytics

For website analysis, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ( This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in order to optimize the representation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) Clause 1 lit. f GDPR. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow you to analyze the use of the website, such as cookies. The information is not transmitted to external parties.

Contact form

The personal data that you provide in the contact form is only used for answering your query and is deleted after the end of the project duration (June 2021). Data which is required in the contact form is name and e-mail address. If your query requires the expertise of a specific partner, your data will be transferred to the respective project member. Your data is not transmitted to external parties.


When subscribing or unsubscribing to the project newsletter, your name and e-mail address is collected. If you subscribe to the newsletter, your e-mail address will be saved in a separate list, to ensure you get the digital newsletter via mail. You e-mail address will be saved until the end of the project (June 2021). Your data is not transmitted to external parties. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your name and e-mail address will be deleted completely.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained until the end of the project (June 2021). This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your rights

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the collection of personal data in the future, at any time and without reason, by writing to the University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Badstraße 24, 77652 Offenburg, or via email at

Furthermore, you have the right to receive at no cost to your information about your saved personal data, its origins, receivers, the purpose and the duration of data processing. In addition, under certain requirements, you have the right to the rectification, the limitation of processing (i.e. blocking), the deletion and the right to data portability for your data. Further, you have the right to submit a complaint to the responsible supervisory agency for data protection if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not being done in a lawful way (, chapter 16 – 18, 20 and 22).

Objection to promotional emails

Third parties are not allowed to use contact data published in the website’s legal notice or comparable information, such as postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, or email addresses to send information that has not been explicitly requested. We reserve the right to take legal action against senders of spam mail in cases which violate this prohibition.