Data Protection Declaration

This data protection declaration informs the user about the nature, the scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider on this website (hereinafter referred to as “offer”).

Student Support Services Münster (a public law institution)
Bismarckallee 5
48151 Münster

Postal address:
Post box 76 29
48041 Münster

E-mail: [email protected]

The legal basis of data protection is to be found in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG, i.e. the Federal Data Protection Act) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG, i.e. the German Telemedia Act)
Access data/ Server log files

The provider (or more specifically his webspace provider) collects data regarding every access to the offer (so-called server log files). Access data include:

Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of the access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the site previously visited), IP address and the provider who is inquiring.

The provider uses the log files only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, the security and the optimisation of the offer. The provider, however, reserves the right to check the log files subsequently if there is concrete evidence of a justified suspicion of illegal usage.

The handling of personal data

Personal data gives information which helps to identify a person. That means information that leads directly to a person. This includes the name, the e-mail address or the telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships and which websites a person has visited are also personal data.

Personal data is only collected, used and transferred by the provider if this is legally allowed and the user has consented to the collection of data.

Establishing contact

When contact is established with the provider (e.g. via a contact form or e-mail), the   information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry as well as for answering follow-up questions.



Our newsletter is meant to inform you about us and our offer.

If you wish to receive the newsletter, we require from you a valid e-mail address as well as information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address given or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. This data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be transmitted to third parties.

When you subscribe to the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of the subscription. The purpose of this storage is merely as proof in the case of misuse of an e-mail address by a third party who subscribes to the newsletter when the owner of the address is unaware of the activity.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can be carried out via a link in the newsletters, in your profile or with a notification via the contact possibilities mentioned above.


Integration of services and contents of third parties

It may happen that contents of third parties, for example videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are integrated in this online offer. This always requires that the providers of these contents (hereafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the IP address of the users. It should be clear that without the IP address they could not send the contents to the browser of the respective user. Thus the IP address is required to display these contents.  We endeavour to use only such contents whose providers use the IP address solely for the provision of the contents. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party provider stores the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. Insofar as we are aware of this, we inform the users.


Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific, device-related information on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone etc.) On the one hand, they help make websites user-friendly and, thus, also help the users (e.g. storing login data). On the other hand, they make it possible to collect statistical data regarding the use of the website so that they can be analysed to improve the offer. The users can influence the usage of the cookies. Most browsers have an option which can limit or even completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it should be noted that without the cookies the use and, in particular, the convenience of use is limited.

You can manage many online advertising cookies from companies via the US American site or the EU-site


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics utilizes so-called “cookies”, text files, which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your utilisation of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In case the IP anonymisation on this website is activated, the IP address of the Google user within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Agreement Area will be truncated beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP anonymisation is activated on this website. On behalf of the provider, Google will use this information to evaluate the utilisation of the website by the user, to compile reports about the website activities and to render further services linked to the website and internet use for the website host.

The IP address transmitted by your browser for Google Analytics will not be linked to other Google data. The users can prevent the cookies from being stored with an appropriate setting of their browser software. This offer, however, points out that in this case it may not be possible to fully use all of this website’s functions. Moreover the users can prevent the collection of the data (including their IP address) created by the cookie and related to their use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or in browsers in mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. Then an opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you wish to delete your cookies, you must click this link again.


Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

Upon request the user has the right to receive information about his or her personal data that was stored free of charge. In addition the user has the right for incorrect data to be corrected and for his or her personal data to be blocked or deleted as long as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.