Data Privacy Statement

1. Name and contact data of the party responsible for the processing (relevant controller)

This Data Privacy Information applies for the data processing through: 

The responsible party (external data protection officer):

Prof. Dr. Uwe Baumgarten
Tel.: +49 89 289 18564
Email: baumgaru[at]
Fax: +49 89 289 18557

Postal address:

Informatik F13 - Chair of Operating Systems
TUM Department of Informatics
Technical University of Munich
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching

Visiting address:

Informatik F13 - Chair of Operating Systems
TUM Department of Informatics
Technical University of Munich
Parkring 37 
85748 Garching


2. Collection and storage of personal data, as well as type and purpose of the use of personal data

a) Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When using our website purely for information, in other words if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to us. If you want to view our website we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us in order to display our website to you and to ensure the stability and security (legal basis is art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (f) of the GDPR):

–             IP address

–             Date and time of the inquiry

–             Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

–             Content of the request (specific page)

–             Access status/HTTP status code

–             Data quantity transmitted

–            Website from which the request comes

–             Browser

–             Operating system and its user interface

–             Language and version of the browser software


b) When using the contact email address

For questions of any type we offer the possibility of contacting us via a contact email address. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us occurs in accordance with art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (a) of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily provided consent. The personal data that we collect for contacting will be deleted automatically after we have dealt with the inquiry you have placed.

3. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your end device (laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc.) when you use our website. Cookies do not harm your end device; they do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie, which in each case arises in conjunction with the specific end device used. However this does not mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity through the information stored in the cookie. On one hand cookies make the use of our offering more pleasant for you. Thus we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited specific pages of our website. These session cookies are deleted automatically after you exit our website. Moreover, we also use temporary cookies to optimize the user-friendliness of our website; these temporary cookies are stored on your end device for a specified period of time. If you visit our website again to avail yourself of our services, our system automatically detects that you have already visited us, and it detects the inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to re-enter these inputs or make these settings again. The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes cited above to protect our legitimate interests, and the legitimate interests of third parties in accordance with art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (f) of the GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However you can configure your browser in such a manner that no cookies are stored on your computer, or that a notice always appears before a new cookie is created. Please note that complete deactivation of cookies may result in the situation that you cannot use all the functions of our website.

4. Integration of third-party services and content

For uniform presentation, this website uses so-called web fonts that are provided by Google. When accessing a page your browser loads the web fonts into your browser cache that are necessary to correctly display texts and fonts. For this purpose, the browser you are using must establish contact with the servers of Google. Through this means Google obtains knowledge that you have accessed our website via your IP address. Use of Google Web Fonts occurs in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offerings. This constitutes a legitimate interest as stipulated in art. 6(1) point (f) of the GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. Additional information concerning Google Web Fonts is provided at and in Google's Privacy Policy:

Use of YouTube plugins (videos)

Our website uses plugins from the video portal YouTube, which is operated by YouTube, LLC, Cherry Ave., USA. When you visit websites with such a plugin on our website, a connection is made to the YouTube servers and the plugin is displayed on the website by notifying your browser. This will tell the YouTube server which of our web pages you visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user accounts. This can only be prevented by logging out before using the plugin. For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy at

We point out that as provider of the web pages we do not receive any information on the collection and use of the data by the platform or plugins. You can also find more information in the Google Privacy Policy at

5. The rights of those affected

You have the right:

• In accordance with art. 15 of the GDPR to demand information from us concerning your personal data that is processed by us. In particular, you can demand information concerning the purposes of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned duration of storage, the existence of a right of correction, deletion, restriction of, or objection to the processing, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if it was not collected by us, and concerning the existence of an automated decision-making procedure, including profiling and if necessary you can demand meaningful information concerning the details thereof;

• In accordance with art. 16 of the GDPR you have the right to demand the immediate correction or completion of your personal data stored by our company;

• In accordance with art. 17 of the GDPR you have the right to demand deletion of your personal data stored by us, if the processing is not required for the exercise of the right of free expression of opinion and information, for fulfillment of a legal obligation or for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims;

• In accordance with art. 18 of the GDPR you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, you however refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data, you however need the information for establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or if in accordance with art. 21 of the GDPR you have lodged an objection to the processing;

• In accordance with art. 20 of the GDPR you have the right to demand that you receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, prevalent and machine-readable format or transmission of said personal data to a different responsible party (controller);

• In accordance with art. 7(3) of the GDPR you have the right to revoke at any time the consent that you have granted to us. This has as its consequence that we are no longer allowed for the future to continue with the data processing on which this consent was based and

• In accordance with art. 77 of the GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory government agency. As a rule, for this purpose you can contact the responsible supervisory government agency for your usual place of residence or workplace.

6. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with art. 6(1) sentence 1 point (f) of the GDPR, you have the right as set forth in art. 21 of the GDPR to object to the processing of your personal data that arises from your particular situation or that is directed to the objection against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without specification of a particular situation. If you want to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an email to contact.leibniz-lsb(at) suffices.

7. Data security

This website uses an SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as operator of this website. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock icon in your browser line. When the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

8. Topicality and amendment of this Data Privacy Statement

This Data Privacy Statement is currently valid and has the status of May 2018. Through the further development of our website and offerings thereby provided, or due to changed statutory or government agency requirements it may be necessary to amend this Data Privacy Statement. You can call-up and print-out the current Data Privacy Statement at any time on the website at