FH Bielefeld collects and processes the data specified here which is required for technical operation in log files to ensure the technical security of the systems in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of the university in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f. GDPR. The data is necessary for the provision of internet sites, for the secure operation of the web servers and for the optimisation of the website, and is only used for the purposes stated in each case.
Access data is stored every time a user accesses a page of the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences' website and every time a file from the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences' website is retrieved. Each data record consists of:
- date and time of access,
- IP address of the client (or requesting machine),
- the user-agent string (i.e. browser identification and, if applicable, operating system),
- the URL called up,
- HTTP status code
The data is evaluated anonymously and solely for statistical purposes. FH Bielefeld does not create personal user profiles.
The short-term registration of the IP address is indispensable for accessing FH Bielefeld's www pages. The IP address is the globally valid, unique identification of a computer. When a page is called up, the IP of the requesting computer is used as the address for the reply. The requesting computer has either acquired this address permanently or it has been temporarily assigned by the provider.
Registration of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the above-mentioned access data is imperative for operation of the web pages. There is thus no possibilty to object. Although IP addresses are considered personal data, FH Bielefeld does not attribute them to any person. It is therefore not possible to provide information on this data.
We use session cookies on our website. Cookies are small amounts of data that are stored by the operator of a website on the computer of the authorised user. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. They only contain an identification number (session ID), which allows the server to arrtibute successive browser enquiries to the same user. Temporary cookies are used by many servers, they do not constitute a security risk. The data is not stored permanently. It is automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies in most browsers. If you have deactivated cookies, it is no longer possible to log in to the university's own portals or services. FH Bielefeld does not use web analysis services.
The collection of further data in forms and web-based services is based on the consent of the data subjects pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. GDPR or is required for the fulfilment of the university's tasks pursuant to Art. 6, Sec. 1, letter e. GDPR in conjunction with the Higher Education Act of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW).
Personal data collected via forms is only available to those employees who have been charged to process electronically-transmitted enquiries and who are responsible for the collection of such data. Please refer to the notes in the relevant forms for details of which data is collected and processed and for what purpose. This data is generally deleted by the person processing it after one month, at the latest when the administrative process is completed.
The central search form on the FH Bielefeld website is the sole responsibility of FH Bielefeld; no data is passed on to third parties. Other search forms, for example the search form on the sites of the university library, may be excluded from this.
Portals of the FH Bielefeld
The FH Bielefeld website contains links to the university's own portals and services at various points. These include the e-learning platform ILIAS, the Campus Management Online Portal LSF for study places and workplaces, the email programme Webmail, the media portal, the online catalogue of the university library (webOPAC) and the user administration. Each of these has its own data protection declaration.