Terms of Use / Online Privacy Policy

By accessing this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of use set out below. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with these terms of use, please do not access or use this site. Please address any questions you may have to the university's data protection officer.

Saarland Data Protection Act

As a public body, we are subject to the provisions of the Saarland Data Protection Act (SDSG). To protect your rights, we have implemented technical and administrative measures to ensure that data protection and privacy requirements are also met by external service providers that contribute to this website. Your data may only be used to the extent permitted by specific laws or with your express prior consent.

Data transmission over the internet

Please be aware that at the present time most data transmitted over the internet, in particular by e-mail, are unsecured. It cannot be ruled out, that transmitted data will be accessed and even falsified by unauthorized persons.

Data storage

To preserve the integrity of the data stored on our web server, accessing our web pages will result in the temporary storage of IP addresses, access dates and times, etc. that could be used for identification purposes. No further analysis of data is performed, except for statistical purposes, with the user remaining anonymous in all cases.

Active content

To improve the visual appearance of our website, we have occasionally used active content. This content has been examined. If you have doubts about the integrity of the content, please contact the webmaster or turn off the active content option in your browser's safety settings.

Forums and chat rooms

If you access pages or files on this website and are requested to provide personal information, you are free to decide whether or not you wish to supply such information. If you post information or make entries in guest books, in internet forums or chat rooms, you should be aware that your name and e-mail address may be gathered by search engines.

External links and disclaimer

We accept no liability for any possible violation of privacy or breach of law in other web content linked from this website. We hereby expressly dissociate ourselves from the publication of, for example, libellous, sexist, racist or extremist material.

PIWIK statistical analysis

This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will be stored on one of the servers of the Saarland University in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.