Privacy statement according to the GDPR

The person responsible within the scope of the basic EU data protection regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations:

Ruhr University Bochum
Center for Science Didactics
Head of eLearning (RUBeL)
Simone Sulzer

Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum, Germany
Phone 0234/32-25900
Fax 0234/32-05871

The data protection representative of the person responsible is:

Dr. Kai-Uwe Loser

We only collect and use personal data of our users insofar as this is necessary to provide the Open RUB web pages. This is done for the purpose of fulfilling the task assigned to us (support of teaching by means of eLearning) in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e DSGVO. If we obtain consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

Data processed

The following data is collected when using the Open RUB website:

Connection Details

The storage of connection data, in particular 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 users must remain stored for the duration of the session. The data (connection data) is also stored in log files. The data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. For these purposes we fulfil the task assigned to us in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. The data in the log files are deleted after 7 days.

Contact Details

It is possible to contact the user via the provided e-mail address and the personal data of the user will be stored accordingly. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. This is the case after one year at the latest.


Social Media

Beyond this website, we provide online services within social media and platforms for the purpose of further networking and communication (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). When using these media and platforms, the data protection regulations and terms of use of the respective providers apply.


Rights of the data subject

If personal data is processed by you, you are affected within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis the person responsible:

You can request information from us regarding personal data concerning you that is processed by the Open RUB website. In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR , you may request a copy of this data.
You also have the right to have your personal data concerning you corrected (pursuant to Article 16 GDPR ) or deleted (pursuant to Article 17 GDPR ), to have processing by the controller restricted (pursuant to Article 18 GDPR ) or to object to such processing (pursuant to Article 21 GDPR ) and to have your data transferred (pursuant to Article 20 GDPR ).

If the legal basis for the processing of the data is the existence of a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR , you have the right to revoke your data protection consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

To exercise your rights, write an e-mail to the person responsible at the above contact address.

Furthermore, you have a right of complaint with a supervisory authority (pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR ). For NRW: