We consider the protection of privacy and the personal right of the individual as the basis for trustworthy and serious actions. We process personal data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions. Our employees and partners are committed to data protection and confidentiality.
We process personal data to the extent necessary to provide a functional website. Personal data is processed if you have given us your consent (e.g. in an online form). Or the processing is permitted by legal regulations. Your personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply.
This website uses the web space provider DomainFactory. DomainFactory collects data about every access to the offer (so-called server log files).
The access data includes:
- Name of the accessed website
- file, data and time of access
- amount of data transferred
- message about successful retrieval
- browser type and version
- the operating system of the user
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
- IP-address and therequesting provider
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 3 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be retained for evidentiary reasons, they are exempt from deletion until the incident has been finally clarified.
You have the right of access to the personal data concerning you, as well as the right to rectification or erasure or to restriction of the processing of this data. You also have the right to object to the processing of this data and the right to data portability.
You have the right to contact a data protection supervisory authority in the event of a complaint.
Session cookies are used for WordPress and are deleted when the browser window is closed.
This site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. Information on the respective data protection policies can be found on the sites in question.
The data protection officer at HfWU is Prof. Dr. Alfred Stöber
This website uses the WordPress analytics plugin WP Statistics. Provider of this plugin is wp-statistics.com. Simple statistics are created from the data in anonymized form. For this purpose, no usage profiles are created and no cookies are set. All data collected by WP Statistics is stored completely anonymously on this web server. A personal identification of a visitor is therefore not possible, even subsequently.
We strive to avoid tracking and cookies as much as possible. However, we would like to inform you about the possibilities to prevent the tracking of your online visit by using cookies:
Browser-Add-on to deactivate Google Analytics
(disables only the tracking and setting of cookies by Google Analytics)
With all common browsers, online tracking and cookies that have already been set can generally be deactivated/deleted via the browser settings. You can find examples under:
Examples: Uses the private mode of your web browser to avoid permanently storing cookies:
Mozilla Firefox: Private Mode
Google Chorme: Private Surfing
Apple Safari: Private Surfing
Microsoft Edge: InPrivate-Browse in Microsoft Edge
The above deactivation tool cannot be installed on every mobile device such as smartphone or tablet. Here, tracking can be done directly in the browser or via the device settings:
- On iOS devices via “Settings”, then “Safari” and here under the heading Privacy & Security, tracking can be rejected and prevented, and cookies can be blocked.
- On Android devices with Google Chrome, the “Do not Track” item can be activated in the browser in the options menu (three dots) under “Settings” under the heading Advanced, then “Privacy”.
Deviations in the instructions and options for older / newer operating system versions are possible. The information about this can also be found in the instructions of the respective providers of the browsers, operating systems and device manufacturers.
For social media communication, we currently use official accounts in the social networks Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
The publications of the study program Landscape Architecture (project group LANT) that can be found in the social networks are additional, voluntary offers, where there is no obligation to participate. All relevant information about LANT can be found on this website. In case of doubt or questions about social media, use the contact form on the LANT website.
We do not collect or process any personal data from your use of our pages on the aforementioned social networks. Our pages are for information and communication purposes only.
However, the data you enter, in particular your username and the content published under your account, will be processed by us insofar as we may comment on your postings or also make postings from us that refer to your account. The data freely published and disseminated by you on the social networks will thus be included by HfWU in its offer and made accessible to its subscribers.
Please take into account that the social networks are offered by external service providers and have their own data protection regulations. Please inform yourself before using these platforms and always handle your data with care.
When visiting our pages on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, users’ data may therefore be processed outside the area of the European Union, where German or European data protection law does not apply. The enforcement of your rights may be more difficult as a result. US providers certified for the Privacy Shield have committed to comply with EU data protection standards.
Please take into account that the Landscape Architecture Program cannot provide any information about what data is stored about you by using our pages in the aforementioned social networks, as we do not have access to the data of individual users.
Requests for information and the assertion of user rights are best directed to the providers themselves. This is because only they have access to all user data and can provide the requested information or take action.
The data protection declarations for our social media accounts are aligned or based on the data protection declaration of the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LfDI) Baden-Württemberg.
You can find more information on this at: www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de
We access the technical platform and services of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland for the information service offered here.
We would like to point out that you use this Facebook page and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating). Alternatively, you can also access the information offered via this page on our website at www.la-nuertingen.de.
When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects, among other things, your IP address and other information that is present on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as operators of the Facebook pages, with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page. Facebook provides more detailed information on this under the following link: https://de-de.facebook.com/help/pages/insights.
The data collected about you in this context is processed by Facebook Ltd. and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. Facebook describes in general terms what information it receives and how it is used in its data usage guidelines*. There you will also find information on how to contact Facebook and on the settings options for advertisements. The data usage guidelines are available at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Facebook’s full data policy can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy
In what way Facebook uses data from visits to Facebook pages for its own purposes, to what extent activities on the Facebook page are assigned to individual users, how long Facebook stores this data and whether data from a visit to the Facebook page is passed on to third parties, is not conclusively and clearly stated by Facebook and is not known to us.
When you access a Facebook page, the IP address assigned to your terminal device is transmitted to Facebook. According to Facebook, this IP address is anonymized (for “German” IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also stores information about the end devices of its users (e.g. as part of the “login notification” function); if necessary, this enables Facebook to assign IP addresses to individual users.
If you are currently logged in to Facebook as a user, a cookie with your Facebook ID is located on your end device. This enables Facebook to track that you have visited this page and how you have used it. This also applies to all other Facebook pages. Via Facebook buttons embedded in websites, it is possible for Facebook to record your visits to these website pages and assign them to your Facebook profile. Based on this data, content or advertising can be offered tailored to you.
If you want to avoid this, you should log out of Facebook or deactivate the “stay logged in” function, delete the cookies present on your device and exit and restart your browser. In this way, Facebook information through which you can be directly identified will be deleted. This will allow you to use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook identifier. When you access interactive features of the page (like, comment, share, message, etc.), a Facebook login screen will appear. After any login, you will again be recognizable to Facebook as a specific user.
You can find information on how to manage or delete information about you on the following Facebook support pages: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy#
What data does the Landscape Architecture program (LANT project group) collect through its Facebook page and what does it do with the data?
As the provider of the LANT Facebook page, we do not collect or process any personal data from your use of our service. The page is solely for information and communication purposes.
The information and publications found on our Facebook page are exclusively additional, voluntary offers in which there is no obligation to participate. All relevant information about LANT can be found on the official website www.la-nuertingen.de.
Please note that when you interact with content on our site (like, comment, share, message, etc.), information and links to your profile become visible and are collected and processed by Facebook. Check your privacy settings in this regard. In your private profile, you can find numerous setting options under the item “Settings” and there “Privacy”, with which you can better protect your data against third parties.
It is currently not possible to object to Facebook’s use of your data; if necessary, you must log out as a fan of a page or deactivate or delete your account.
Duty to provide information:
The LANT project group as the site operator cannot provide any information about what data is stored about you through the use of Facebook’s service, as the LANT project group does not have access to the data of individual users. Therefore, please use above all the contact option for Facebook and the download function for user data (https://www.facebook.com/settings).
Data processing by Facebook:
The following data is collected by Facebook (excerpt of examples from Facebook’s data policy, the full information can be found at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy#):
Information and content you provide, such as content, communications, and other information you provide when you use our products, including when you register for an account, create or share content, and exchange messages or communicate with others.
Your Usage. We collect information about how you use our products, such as the types of content you view or interact with.
Information about transactions made on our products. When you use our products to make purchases or other financial transactions (for example, when you make a purchase in a game or make a donation), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, other account and authentication information, and billing, shipping and contact information.
Activities of others and information they provide about you. In addition, we receive and analyze content, communications, and information that others provide when they use our products, e.g., photos, contact information
Device information about internet-connected devices that have integrations with Facebook products (HfWU note: currently Instagram LLC, WhatsApp Inc, Facebook Payments Inc, Atlas, Onavo, Moves, Oculus, Masquerade, CrowdTangle): Device attributes, e.g., operating system, operations on the device, e.g., mouse movements, identifiers, e.g., device IDs Device signals, e.g., Bluetooth signals, Wi-Fi access points, data from device settings: e.g., GPS location, your camera or photos. Network and connections, e.g. name of your mobile or internet provider, cookie data.
Information from partners about your Facebook activities but also through other interfaces about your activities outside of Facebook, e.g., websites you visit, purchases you make, ads you see, and how you use their services, regardless of whether you have a Facebook account or are logged into Facebook.
How Facebook uses this data?
Providing, personalizing, and improving Facebook products across Facebook products and devices, for location-based information, for product research and development, for facial recognition, and for ads and other sponsored content.
Providing measurement, analytics, and other business services.
Promoting privacy, integrity and security.
Communicating with users.
Research and innovation for social purposes – e.g., on topics related to technological advancement.
Facebook shares this data in the following forms:
By sharing the content on the platform itself
Active status and presence on all products, so whether the user is currently online on Instagram, Messenger, or Facebook.
Third-party apps, websites, and integrations that run on or use our products. If one uses the “comment” or “share” button on websites, personal data is passed from the website to Facebook. In addition, devices for which there is no app provided by Facebook and Instagram have access to all the information that the user shares with you and that the friends share with him.
New owner: If one of the Facebook products is sold, the data will also be shared with the new owner.
Third Party Providers: Facebook shares data with the following groups of people: partners who use the analytics services. Advertisers. Partners for measurements. Partners who provide goods and services in Facebook products, vendors and service providers who support the company. Researchers and scientists. Law enforcement or enforcement agencies or legal inquiries.
Forwarding of data to other EU countries:
We use the messaging service Instagram offered here via the technical platform and services of Facebook Inc, 1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, CA 94025: https://www.instagram.com/instagramhandle
Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for the data processing of persons living outside the United States. We would like to point out that you use the Instagram profile offered here and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. liking and commenting). Alternatively, you can also access the study or work-related information offered via this page on our website at www.hfwu.de.
1. data processed by Instagram:
Even though Instagram is a non-European provider with a European branch only in Ireland, it is bound by the GDPR. This concerns, for example, your rights to information, blocking or deletion of data.
Options to restrict the processing of your data are available to you in the general settings of your Instagram profile under the various menu items listed there. More information on these points is available on the following Instagram support page: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
You can find out about the possibility of viewing and downloading your own data on Instagram here: https://help.instagram.com/181231772500920
Information about the available personalization and privacy settings can be found here: https://help.instagram.com/116024195217477
Furthermore, you have the option to send privacy concerns and objections directly to Instagram via a form: https://help.instagram.com/contact/1845713985721890
Information on the right to object to data processing by Instagram can be found here: help.instagram.com/contact/1845713985721890
2. data processed by the HfWU:
HfWU / LANT also processes your data. We do not collect any data ourselves via your Instagram profile. However, the data you enter on Instagram, in particular your username and the content published under your account, are processed by us insofar as we may comment on your postings or write postings from us that refer to your account. The data you freely publish and distribute on Instagram is thus included by HfWU in its offer and made accessible to its subscribers.
3. rights, documentation, evaluation:
If you have any questions about our information service, you can contact us at info@la-nürtingen.de. You can assert your rights to information, blocking or deletion of data with our data protection officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of changes, you can also find the previous versions here, as well as all information about the evaluation of our documents. For more information about Instagram and other social networks and how you can protect your data, please visit www.youngdata.de.
For the YouTube video platform offered here, HfWU / LANT uses the technical platform and services of Google Ireland Limited, with its registered office in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The authorized service agent for Google Ireland Limited within the meaning of Section 5 (1) of the NetzDG in Germany is Google Germany GmbH, – Legal Department -, ABC-Straße 19, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
We would like to point out that you use the YouTube platform offered here and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. sharing, rating, commenting, embedding).
1. data processed by YouTube:
Google Ireland Limited has committed to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can find more details about this at: www.privacyshield.gov/participant
The HfWU has no influence on the scope of the data processed by YouTube, the type of processing and use, or the transfer of this data to third parties. Nor does it have any effective means of control in this respect.
By using YouTube, your personal data will be collected, transferred, stored, disclosed and used by Google Ireland Limited and thereby transferred to and stored and used in the United States and any other country in which Google Ireland Limited does business, regardless of your residence.
In addition, you can restrict YouTube’s access to contact and calendar data, photos, location data, etc. on mobile devices (smartphones, tablet computers) in the settings options there. However, this depends on the operating system used. More information on these points is available on the following YouTube support page: support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801895
Information about the inferences drawn or data collected by YouTube or Google about you can be found here: myactivity.google.com
Information on the available personalization and privacy setting options can be found here (with further references): support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801895
Furthermore, you have the option to query the information stored about you by Google services such as YouTube: support.google.com/accounts/answer/162744
2. data processed by HfWU Nürtingen-Geislingen:
HfWU Nürtingen-Geislingen also processes your data. Although it does not itself collect any data about its YouTube account or your YouTube usage behavior. However, the data you enter on YouTube, in particular your username and the content published under your account, are processed by us insofar as we share your videos on our own channel after consultation, if necessary. This may be the case, for example, if you are a scientist or employee at HfWU or external scientific institutions and have produced a thematically relevant video as part of your work. The data you may have published and disseminated on YouTube will thus be included by HfWU in its offering and made available to its subscribers.
3. rights, documentation:
If you have any questions about our information service, you can contact us at: email@example.com.
You can assert your rights to information, blocking or deletion of data with our company data protection officer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find the current version of this data protection declaration here. In the event of changes to the data protection declaration, you can find the previous versions here: www.hfwu.de/datenschutz
The concept underlying the offer can be found at the following Internet address: YouTube usage concept: https://www.hfwu.de/datenschutz
Further information on YouTube and other social networks and how you can protect your data can also be found at www.youngdata.de.
we respect freedom of expression and take your posts on our social media channels seriously. For this reason, we generally try to avoid deleting posts. Respectful and level-headed interaction on our channels is very important to us, so please observe our netiquette.
What we wish:
- respectful, open, polite and friendly comments
- Tolerance, even if you disagree
- Constructive, factual and stimulating contributions, which fit the topic
What we do not want:
- Commercial content, advertising and spam
- Untruths and fake news
Discrimination and defamation of persons and groups, in particular on the basis of their religion, origin, nationality, physical condition, income level, sexual identity, age or gender. Corresponding statements are not covered by freedom of expression
- Threats, bullying, harassment, insults, degradation, disparagement, insinuations, slander, provocation, defamation, and hate speech in any form
- Posts with attitudes/views that are xenophobic, sexist or discriminatory towards minorities, communities or individuals, this is content harmful to minors
- Posts that explicitly represent party-political, religious and/or ideological content and goals. Endorsement, incitement to or glorification of: Violence, war, discrimination, unconstitutional or anti-democratic acts.
- defamatory, insulting, pornographic or otherwise inadmissible or even punishable comments
- dissemination of national socialist terminology (cf. § 4 JMStV)
- violation of the intimacy or privacy of other users
- Violations of German law
What happens in case of disregard:
We reserve the right to delete without notice contributions that violate the principles formulated here. The author will be informed and admonished. Visitors who ignore the netiquette of our social media pages despite repeated warnings may be temporarily or permanently excluded from using our social media pages. Depending on the nature of the content and/or the intensity of the insult, discrimination, threat, etc., we reserve the right to report this incident and the user to the respective site provider. These all have their own community standards, which also underlie our netiquette.
Here you can find Facebook’s Community Standards:
Here you can find YouTube’s community standards: https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/communityguidelines.html
We would like to point out that comments that violate applicable law are also subject to criminal prosecution on the Internet and can be reported – by the university or by users.
Respect privacy and anonymity! Please help us to protect the privacy and rights of other users. Do not disclose personal/private details of yourself and others.
If you feel that you have not been treated properly, please feel free to let us know. The easiest way to do this is to send a direct message to the site administrator (see Contact).
Comments, opinions, and links posted by users on social media channels operated on behalf of LANT, the Landscape Architecture program, and the Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Sciences (HfWU) do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the LANT team, the Landscape Architecture program, or the HfWU. Furthermore, copyrighted works of students, staff, HFWU or trademarks of HfWU may not be used without prior written consent of the rights holders / HfWU.