Privacy Policy

A. General Information

Name and contact details of the person responsible

The responsible person within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:

Frank Elsinga representing "OpenSource @ TUM e.V.".

Postal address: Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching b. München, Germany.
Telephone: 089/289-17052
E-mail: navigatum (at-symbol)

Contact details of the data protection officer

The Data Protection Officer of the Technical University of Munich
Postal address: Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, Germany
Telephone: 089/289-17052
E-mail: beauftragter(at)


The feedback form is used on a purely voluntary basis. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. In order to use the feedback form, the Tearms of Service and GitHub Privacy Policy must be agreed to. Please note that data may be transferred outside the European Union. For non-public communication, please refer to the contact option via the Imprint.

Recipients of personal data

The technical operation of our data processing systems is carried out by:

Leibniz Computing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Boltzmannstraße 1
D-85748 Garching near Munich
Telephone: (089) 35831 8000
Fax: (089) 35831 9700
E-mail: lrzpost(at)

If necessary, your data will be transmitted to the competent supervisory and auditing authorities for the exercise of the respective control rights.

In the event of electronic transmission, data may be forwarded to the State Office for Information Security in order to prevent threats to information technology security and processed there on the basis of Art. 12 et seq. of the Bavarian E-Government Act.

Duration of storage of personal data


The data voluntarily provided by a user will not be technically deleted unless the user so requests.

In addition, a user can have his or her comment deleted by us at any time. To do so, please write an e-mail to us (navigatum (at-symbol) and provide the link to your comment. In addition, you can also contact the data protection officer listed below and/or the person responsible for data protection.

Your rights

If we process your personal data, you have the following rights as a data subject:

  • You have the right to information about the data stored about you (Art. 15 DSGVO).
  • If incorrect personal data is processed, you have the right to have it corrected (Art. 16 DSGVO).
  • If the legal requirements are met, you can request the deletion or restriction of processing (Art. 17 and 18 DSGVO).
  • If you have consented to the processing or if there is a contract for data processing and the data processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures, you may have the right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO).
  • If you have consented to the processing and the processing is based on this consent, you can revoke the consent at any time for the future. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected by this.

You have the right to object to the processing of your data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation, if the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO (Art. 21(1) sentence 1 DSGVO).

Right of complaint to the supervisory authority

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection. You can contact the Bavarian State Commissioner for Data Protection at the following address:

Postal address: P.O. Box 22 12 19, 80502 Munich, Germany.
Address: Wagmüllerstraße 18, 80538 Munich, Germany
Telephone: 089 212672-0
Fax: 089 212672-50
E-mail: post office(at)

Changes to our data protection policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly. You can find this person under the contact options mentioned in the imprint.

B. Information about the website

Further information

For more detailed information on the processing of your data and your rights, you can contact us using the contact details given above (at the beginning of A.).

Information on the Internet presence

Technical implementation

Our web server is operated by the Leibniz Computing Centre of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (LRZ). The personal data you transmit when visiting our website is therefore processed by the LRZ on our behalf:

Leibniz Computing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Boltzmannstrasse 1
D-85748 Garching near Munich
Telephone: (089) 35831 8000
Fax: (089) 35831 9700
E-mail: lrzpost(at)


When you call up this or other Internet pages, you transmit data to our web server via your Internet browser. The following data is temporarily recorded in a log file during an ongoing connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

  • Date and time of the request
  • Amount of time the request took
  • Name of the requested file
  • Page from which the file was requested
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • web browser and operating system used
  • amount of data transferred.

In particular, no IP addresses are logged.

The data in this log file is processed as follows:

  • The log entries are continuously evaluated automatically in order to detect attacks on the web servers and to be able to react accordingly.
  • In individual cases, i.e. in the case of reported malfunctions, errors and security incidents, a manual analysis is carried out.

Since no information is logged that can be clearly traced back to individuals, it is not possible to draw conclusions about individual persons.

Log entries are automatically deleted after a maximum of 2 weeks.

External service providers

We have no current contracts with external service providers.

Active components

Active components such as JavaScript, Java applets or Active-X controls are used on this website. This function can be switched off by you through the settings of your Internet browser.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Search queries

Search queries are not stored beyond the regular logging (see above). However, to reduce the server's response times, queries can be cached (temporarily stored) in the server's main memory. The caching period is a maximum of one week.

Anonymous statistics

In order to recognise problems and to further improve the offer, anonymous statistics are collected when using the services. These do not allow any traceability to the persons using the services.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information under the following links:

Technically necessary cookies

Type and purpose of processing

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that settings selected by the user are also available after a page change. The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to make websites easier for users to use. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies.

We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Adoption of language settings
  • Acceptance of theme settings

This website uses these cookies solely for the purpose of storing language and theme settings. A corresponding, non-personal, cookie is only set when the default setting is changed.

Storage period

Cookies are not logged or stored on the server side. Therefore, tracking via cookies is not possible. In the browser, the storage period is one year.

C. Information on individual processing


When contacting us via a feedback form, the user's details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact enquiry and its processing pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. A traceability to the person is only possible insofar as personal data is contained in the sent text. In addition to the data provided by the user, the room about which feedback was given, the date and the time of the feedback creation are also sent. It is also stored whether the user wishes the transmitted data to be deleted after the feedback processing has been completed.


The transmitted feedback is stored publicly accessible on GitHub as part of our commitment to transparency. This means that they are not technically limited to one group of people. The user is presented with an issue link to track the processing of the feedback. If the user has requested immediate deletion, this function can no longer be technically provided.

Provision mandatory or required

The provision of this non-personal data is voluntary.