Privacy Policy



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If you provide personal data via this website, these will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (DSG NRW). RWTH Aachen University has appointed a data protection officer who is responsible for administering the Act and who advises on the respective duties.

Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

On principle, you can use our website without revealing your identity. By sending any information to RWTH (through a contact form, for example) you consent to this information being processed for our own purposes (e.g. sending of desired information, processing for advertising or for market opinion research) unless you declared an objection. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in the future, to immediate effect.

Upon a visit to our website the following data will be stored exclusively for statistical purposes, and the identity of the user is being kept anonymous:

  • the name of the file requested,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • the amount of data transferred,
  • IP number

We will not give any stored data to third parties - neither for commercial nor non-commercial purposes.

Responsibility for our Web Content

RWTH Aachen University makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the contents of its web site are up-to-date, complete and accurate. Despite these efforts, the occurrence of errors or omissions cannot be completely ruled out.

As a provider of teleservices and media services we are responsible only for own contents according to § 7 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). RWTH Aachen University does not accept liability for the relevance, accuracy or completeness of the content provided on its web site unless the error or inaccuracy occurred intentionally or through gross negligence. This refers to any loss, additional costs or damage of any kind suffered as a result of the use of material provided by this web site.

Responsibility for External Content

Some hyperlinks on this website link to contents which are not operated by RWTH but provided by third parties. Please note that RWTH Aachen University is not responsible for contents offered by other organisations.


The Layout of the Homepage, graphics and pictures used and the collection of individual contributions are protected by copyright.

The RWTH reserves all rights including the rights of photomechanical reproduction, the duplication and distribution via special processes (e.g. data processing, data carriers, data networks).

Any Questions?

If you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer who will be glad to assist you with your query.

Legal Validity

This general disclaimer is part of the contents provided by this web site. If any of the terms and conditions is found to be invalid by reason of the relevant laws then the remaining terms and conditions shall remain in full effect.


Statistical Analysis as Part of the German Library Statistics

Data Privacy Statement: As part of its participation in the GLS, the RWTH Aachen University Library uses a process to count visits to its websites. When the homepage and/or catalog page are visited, an identifier of the library and relevant page, the time of the visit, and the signature of the computer used to access the site are saved.

The signature is created using a one-way function and is made up of the IP address, browser recognition, and proxy information. The collection, storage, and evaluation of this data is all conducted under a pseudonym, meaning the signature is not assigned to a specific person. The information, particularly the IP address, is not saved. The pseudonymous data is summarized and thus anonymized within 24 hours. The saved data are statistically analyzed in order to modify and further develop the website based on needs. The data are only used for this purpose and are deleted after the analysis. The Stuttgart Media University is responsible for the technical and organizational implementation of this process. It developed the process according to the legal stipulations of the German Protection Act and the German Teleservices Act and has committed itself to adhering to them.

You have the possibility to object to the collection, editing, and use of the data recorded from your visit for the purpose listed above. To do so, click on the following external link.

Match Display in Catalog

After a search is conducted in our catalog, book covers, tables of content, etc. are displayed via Google. You have the option of turning this display off under the search bar, if you do not wish to see it.