Our Data Protection Guideline

1. General Information

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and would like to point out that when you visit our website, data is also processed where a personal reference cannot be completely excluded. If you log into the protected area as a registered user, the personal reference is sometimes also desired. Why this is so and to what extent we collect which data from you on which legal basis and when we delete this data again, we would like to explain to you in the context of this data protection declaration.

The principle of data economy is important to us: personal data is therefore only collected and processed by us in technically necessary circumstances and in accordance with this data protection declaration. Your data will not be sold to third parties by us, nor will it be passed on to third parties by us. Registered users can log in to various protected areas of our website. For data processing in the respective protected areas, please refer to the separate data protection declarations and the information on the data processing carried out by us.

2. Responsible person and data protection officer

Responsible for the processing of personal data in the context of the use of this website is:

Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences Schellingstr. 24 D-70174 Stuttgart Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2660 rektorat@hft-stuttgart.de

As data protection officer is appointed:

Prof. Dr. Christof Mosler Phone +49 (0)711 8926 2796 datenschutz@hft-stuttgart.de

The website is hostet bei IONOS 1&1. The relevant data protection notice of Ionos can be retreived at:


No data will be given to third parties out of the EU

3. Provision of the website and creation of log files

When you call up a website, your browser regularly transmits data from your calling up device to the web server, such as the IP address to which the website is to be sent.

In detail the following data record is collected for each retrieval and stored in the log files of our system:

  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Message whether the retrieval was successful
  • URL of the referring page
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system

The full IP address of the computer from which the request was sent is not stored. Personal user profiles can therefore not be created.

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must be stored for the duration of the session. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and for logging in the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO (in conjunction with § 2 LHG). The provision of information on our website also serves to inform the public about what is going on in our institution and to advise and support students and other interested persons about the content, structure and requirements of a course of study.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of their collection. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is ended.

4. Processing and use of personal data within the scope of registration on our website

A prerequisite for the use of non-public areas of the website is the existence of a user account. Please note for data processing in the respective protected areas, the separate data protection declarations as well as the information on the data processing carried out by us, which you will receive when you register.

7. Use of Cookies

When you visit our homepage, so-called cookies are automatically set. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie may be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when you return to the website.

Cookies can be provided with an expiration time. We primarily use so-called session cookies. These are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can block the storage of cookies by us by blocking the setting of cookies by our website in your browser. In this case, however, the functions controlled by the cookies can no longer be used. You also have the option of viewing the cookies stored in your browser and deleting individual cookies.

We use the cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. Some functions cannot be offered without the use of cookies. The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Log-in information

If you have set up a user account on our website and you have activated the “Remember Me” or “Stay logged in” function when you log in, a permanent cookie (for 30 days) will be set in the browser of your end device, which ensures that our website will recognize you the next time you visit it. This cookie can be deleted at any time via the settings in your browser.

We also use cookies on our website, which enable an analysis of the surfing behaviour of the users. For details please refer to the subitem Web Analysis using Matomo. The analysis cookie is used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and are thus able to constantly optimize our offer.

8. Rights of data subjects

They have a right of access (Art. 15 DSGVO) and a right of rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO) or deletion (Art. 17 DSGVO) or restriction of processing (Art. 18 DSGVO) or a right to object to processing (Art. 21 DSGVO) and a right to data transferability (Art. 20 DSGVO).

Further information on the right of information and the right of deletion can be found here https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/DSK-Kurzpapier-6-Auskunftsrecht.pdf


You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

You also have a right of appeal to the data protection supervisory authority LfDI Baden-Württemberg.

Do you have questions regarding the collection, use or processing of your personal questions? Do you want to make use of your right of information or your right to correct, block or delete your data? Or would you like to object to the use of your data or revoke an already given consent?

Then please contact our data protection officer Prof. Dr. Christof Mosler

You can reach him by e-mail at: datenschutz@hft-stuttgart.de

If you wish to report a data protection incident or a data protection violation at the HFT to the university management and the HFT data protection officer, please use the following e-mail address: