With the exception of the data mentioned below, no data is collected about visitors to our website that allows conclusions to be drawn about any natural persons.

If personal data is collected on the Leipzig University website (e.g. when registering for events), we request your consent in advance.

If, in individual cases, Leipzig University processes personal data, the data subject may at any time request information about the personal data processed about them (“right of access”) and about possible recipients of the data to whom it has been transmitted. Leipzig University is required to provide this information within one month of receiving the data subject’s request for information.

We have taken all necessary and suitable technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection can be complied with within Leipzig University. If, however, you believe that Leipzig University has violated your right to protection of your personal data, then you may file a complaint with the University’s data protection officer or the Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection and Transparency.

We would like to point out that transferring data, especially by email, over the internet is essentially insecure. It cannot be ruled out that unauthorised parties may gain access to and possibly even falsify transmitted data.

Data protection officer at Leipzig University
Leipzig University
04109 Leipzig
Tel.: +49 341 97-30081
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Competent data protection supervisory authority
Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection and Transparency

Postal address
Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection and Transparency
Postfach 11 01 32                                                                                  
01330 Dresden

Visitor address
Saxon Commissioner for Data Protection and Transparency
Devrientstraße 5
01067 Dresden

Phone: +49 351 85471-101
Fax: +49 351 85471-109


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Information obligations on the part of the University

Leipzig University would like to point out in particular that

  • Data processing in our campus management system, AlmaWeb, is carried out by Leipzig University exclusively for the purposes of admitting students and conducting studies in accordance with Sect. 14(1) No. 1 of the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG),
  • The data processing is carried out on the basis of the following legal and statutory provisions:
    • Sect. 14, 17 and 18 SächsHSFG
    • Sect. 25 of the Leipzig University enrolment regulations
    • Sect. 2, 3 and 6 of the Saxon Ordinance on Personal Data in Higher Education (SächsHSPersDatVO)
    • Sect. 3(1) of the Higher Education Statistics Act (HStatG).
  • Unless otherwise stipulated by law or you have consented in individual cases, your data will not be transferred to third parties and your personal data will be erased at the earliest possible time after your exmatriculation in compliance with Sect. 18(2) SächsHSPersDatVO,
  • You may at any time request information about the personal data processed concerning you as well as the possible recipients of such data to whom it has been transferred, and that you are entitled to receive a response within one month of receipt of the request for information, and
  • The data subject has the right to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning them which occurs on the basis of Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • The controller will then no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • You can contact Leipzig University’s data protection officer and the competent supervisory authority for data protection at any time if you believe that your right to protection of your personal data has been violated in the processing of your personal data or if access has not been provided or has not been provided in full.

Privacy information

Please log out after each session and close your web browser. Only if you log out will your data will be protected from access by other parties. This is especially true if you have logged in from a public computer, PC pool or internet cafe.

Leipzig University, Ritterstraße 26, 04109 Leipzig, uses the Facebook messaging service (hereinafter referred to as the “service”) via the technical platform and services of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025 (hereinafter referred to as the “provider”) on the basis of its legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1) Sentence 1(e) GDPR in effectively informing and communicating with students, prospective students, members of staff, alumni and interested parties active there on topics such as study, teaching, research, university policy, and knowledge and technology transfer: https://www.facebook.com/UniLeipzig

Leipzig University points out that this provider processes data when you visit Facebook. User data may be processed outside the European Union. Leipzig University has no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by the provider. We would like to point out that you use the service offered here and its features on your own responsibility. Information about which data the provider processes, and for which purposes, can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Under the GDPR, you have a right of access to your data as well as a right to rectification, data portability, and erasure. To request access to your data and exercise your other rights, please contact the provider directly, as only the provider has access to your user data. Information about how you can exercise these rights vis-à-vis the provider can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects various data, including your IP address and other information that is present on your device in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the Facebook account owner, with statistical information about how people use our Facebook page (“Facebook Insights”). Facebook provides more information about this at the following address: http://en-gb.facebook.com/help/pages/insights

The provider also uses cookies to process user data for market research and advertising purposes. Based on this data, it is possible to tailor the content or advertising shown to you. Facebook provides information about how to manage or delete information at the following address: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies If you ask us questions in direct messages or in comments, then we require your personal data in the individual case (your Facebook name) so that we can respond to you. We will only use this data for the purpose requested by you, for example to answer your question or to contact you.

Using this service is not required to contact Leipzig University or to receive its information. Information can also be obtained in the same or similar form from the Leipzig University website at www.uni-leipzig.de/en. Here you can also find information on the many ways the University can be contacted off of social media.

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Use of analytics services

We use the web analytics program Matomo (formerly Piwik). This program enables us to record information about how our website is used and, if necessary, to optimise it. For this purpose, the program uses so-called cookies (see above). The usage information obtained in this way is forwarded to our server together with your IP address and stored for the purpose of analysing usage behaviour. During this process, your IP address is immediately anonymised so that we cannot draw any conclusions about you as a user. The information obtained in this way will not be disclosed to third parties. You can configure your browser software to prevent cookies from being used. In this case, you may not be able to use all of the features of our website to their full extent.

You can object at any time to the storage and use of this data during your visit to our website. To do this, you only need to opt out by ticking the box below so that the set check mark is no longer visible. Doing this will store a so-called opt-out cookie in your browser so that Matomo can no longer collect session data. Please note that deleting your cookies from the session will also delete the opt-out cookie, so you may need to repeat this procedure the next time you visit our website.

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