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Legal Notice and Privacy Statement

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Universität Bielefeld
Postfach 10 01 31
D-33501 Bielefeld

National (0521) 106-00
International ++49 521 106-00
Area Code of the University: 0521-106-..


Bielefeld University is a Public Corporation.
It is officially represented by the Rektor Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sagerer.

Responsible supervisory authorities

Ministry for Innovation, Science and Research, Völklinger Straße 49 , 40221 Düsseldorf

Value Added Tax identification number

Pursuant to § 27 a, VAT ID: DE811307718 - Finanzamt [tax office] Bielefeld Innenstadt

Responsibility for Content

Each individual department, faculty, institute, seminar, and administrative office of the University is responsible for constructing and maintaining its own Website. In compliance with § 7 of the Telemediengesetz [telemedia act, TMG], the authors named at the end of each set of Internet pages are accountable for its contents. If you have any questions regarding these Internet pages, please get in touch with the author concerned.

There are also various decentralized services on their own servers that do not belong to the domain "". These are all the responsibility of their specific operators.

URLs beginning with "" lead to private or personal web pages of members of Bielefeld University. The University has no influence on their contents, and these in no way represent any official publication of Bielefeld University.

Information manager ?responsible for the Internet presence of Bielefeld University (without the Faculties and Institutes): Dr. Markus Paulußen

Liability Disclaimer

Although we take great care to control their content, we accept no liability for external links. They are not a provision of Bielefeld University. The sole responsibility for the content of linked pages lies with their particular operators. The University distances itself expressly from the content of external pages and accepts no legal responsibility in any way for either this content or its layout.


All copyrights and rights of use for texts, graphics, images, designs, and source codes are the property of Bielefeld University. Permission in writing must be obtained for any generation, usage, and dissemination of copies in electronic or paper form.

Privacy Statement

We value your trust in us. Therefore, we respect data privacy and wish to inform you about which data are collected and stored..

Data collection and storage

When you visit any Website, your browser always sends information on the type of browser it is, which version it is running, which operating system is being used, the referrer URL, the IP address, the file names, the access status, how much data is transferred, the date, and the time of the server request. This data is stored and used exclusively to identify and pursue unauthorized attempts to access the Web server. It is not compared with other datasets or passed on to third parties. The data is stored for a maximum of 30 days, analysed statistically in an pseudonymous form, and then simply deleted.

The Internet presence of Bielefeld University provides several options for entering personal data (E-mail addresses, names, postal addresses) to subscribe for newsletters, receive replies, and participate in discussion forums. All use of these services is completely voluntary. Naturally, data is used only for the one specific purpose and is not passed on to third parties.
E-mail addresses for newsletters are stored and used for no other purpose than mailing them. Subscribers can personally cancel their subscription at any time; their e-mail addresses will then be deleted.


Your browser also stores so-called cookies. These are files designed to make surfing in the Internet more user-friendly. You can switch off the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser settings.


This website uses Piwik, a web analytics open-source software. Piwik uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address pseudonymous prior to its storage) will be stored on the server of Bielefeld University in Germany. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You may choose not to have a unique web analytics cookie identification number assigned to your computer to avoid the aggregation and analysis of data collected on this website.

To make that choice, please click below to receive an opt-out cookie. If you delete the opt-out cookie from your browser, you must repeat the process.


Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice "Facebook Social Plugin". For a full list of all social Plugins please see

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge:

The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking ?Like?, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy:

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the "Facebook Blocker".

Copyright Images

The image rights are - unless indicated otherwise - at Bielefeld University.

The images used on the homepage of Bielefeld University in the "UNI.FOCUS" are detected on the following page: