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Legal Seat: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Kaiserstraße 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Phone: +49 721 608-0
Fax: +49 721 608-44290
Legal Form: Corporation under Public Law
Authorized Representative: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka (President of the KIT)
VAT Identification Number: DE266749428

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These web pages are for information purposes only. Their content has been compiled with due diligence. However, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology does not guarantee, either expressly or implicitly, the nature or accuracy of the material presented and does not assume any liability (including liability for indirect loss or profit or revenue losses) in relation to the material or the use of this material. If content from the web pages of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology violates applicable legal regulations, please notify us immediately. We will then remove the page or the relevant content as quickly as possible.

External Web Page References

The web pages of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology contain references (links) to information offers on servers that are not under the control and responsibility of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology assumes no responsibility or guarantee for this information and does not endorse or support its content.

Data Protection and IT Security

For information on data protection, please refer to our privacy policy.
If you have further questions about our data protection standards, please contact our data protection officer. If you want to learn about the concepts and technical realization of our IT security, please contact our information security officer.

Data Protection

Information on the Collection of Personal Data

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Personal data are all data that can be personally related to you, e.g., name, address, email addresses, and user behavior (information that refers to an identifiable natural person (Art. 4 No. 1 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)). The responsible party according to Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR is the President of KIT, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka, Kaiserstraße 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, (see Impressum). Our data protection officer can be reached at or by mail with the addition "The Data Protection Officer". When you contact us by email or through a contact form, the data you provide (your email address, possibly your name and phone number) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if there are statutory retention obligations. Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by email) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Collection of Personal Data

When using the website purely for informational purposes, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server according to your settings (Server Log Files). To view our website, we collect the data that is technically necessary for this purpose and to ensure stability and security in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR:

  • Anonymized IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. We do not merge this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

Contact/Registration Form

If you send us inquiries via form, e.g., to receive press information or our newsletter, the information from the form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration, i.e., your registration is only completed when you have previously confirmed your registration via a confirmation email sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein. If your confirmation does not occur within 48 hours, your registration will automatically be deleted from our database.

SSL Encryption

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

Your Rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to correction or deletion,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to object to processing,
  • Right to data portability.

2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.

(3) In the case of obviously unfounded or excessive requests, we may charge a reasonable fee. Otherwise, the information will be provided free of charge (Art. 12 para. 5 GDPR).

(4) In the case of justified doubts about the identity of the person asserting the aforementioned rights, we may request additional information necessary to confirm the identity (Art. 12 para. 6 GDPR).


In addition to the data previously mentioned, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser and provide us (the server of our website) with certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective, especially faster. Session cookies (transient cookies) and persistent cookies are distinguished. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. We use exclusively session cookies. Persistent cookies or flash cookies are not used by us. You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.