Privacy Statement

In the privacy declaration, we inform you about the processing of personal data on our websites and online offers. You can thus see at a glance which personal data we process for what purpose and on what legal basis. We process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal provisions on data protection and data security, in particular the Austrian Data Protection Act ("DSG"), the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the Telecommunications Act ("TKG").


The responsible party for the processing of your personal data is Graz University of Technology, Rechbauerstraße 12, 8010 Graz (hereinafter "TU Graz" or "we").

The data protection officer of TU Graz is x-tention Informationstechnologie GmbH, Römerstraße 80A, 4600 Wels,

If you have any data protection concerns, please contact

Creating log data (access data)

In order to be able to provide our online service, technically necessary log data is stored each time our online offer is accessed (web pages, retrieval of files or other resources). The log data enables us to detect, limit and eliminate system malfunctions, system errors, malfunctions that lead to a restriction in the availability of the online services as well as unauthorised access to our systems. The log data is not linked to other personal data.

Categories of data

Date and time of the request, name and URL of the retrieved resource, amount of data (in bytes) of the requested and/or retrieved resource, response of the server (e.g. http status code), identification data of the browser and operating system used, website from which the access was made, IP address, MAC address, user name.

Legal basis

We store the log data for a limited period of time based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

Storage period

Your log data is generally stored for eight weeks. Depending on the system, data may be stored for a longer period, but not longer than twelve months.


Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser when visiting websites. The text files contain information about the user's surfing behaviour, such as which websites were visited. If a website is visited again, users can be recognised by us. For this purpose, in addition to technically necessary cookies (functional cookies), we also use analysis cookies. You can find out which cookies are used in detail in this section.

The legal basis for processing varies according to the type of cookies. We process functional cookies (session cookies and permanent cookies) on the basis of the exceptional provision in § 96 para. 3 TKG. The consent of the user is not required.

The legal basis for data processing regarding analysis cookies is your voluntarily given consent according to § 96 para. 3 TKG. You give us your consent by actively double-clicking on the integrated service. No cookies will be set before you give your consent. In the course of using social media plugins (see point 5), data is transmitted to the USA (third country). These qualify as electronic communications services within the meaning of 50 U.S.Code § 1881 (b) (4) and as such are subject to monitoring by U.S. intelligence agencies pursuant to 50 U.S.Code § 1881a ("FISA 702"). Compliance with European data protection requirements can therefore not be guaranteed. The transfer of this data to a third country for a specific purpose (see point 5) is carried out under the exemption clause of Art 49 (1) lit a GDPR by you giving us your consent after being informed of the risks.

The consent given will be stored by us for six months so that the cookie banner is not displayed every time you visit the website.

Information on the storage period can be found in the cookie list.

You can control the setting of cookies (functional cookies, analysis cookies) and their storage duration via your browser settings.

Revocation of consent is therefore possible at any time by deleting all or individual cookies in the browser settings.

If you revoke your consent or change the browser settings so that cookies are no longer stored, you can no longer be recognised by us when you visit our websites again. The cookie banner with the option to give your consent will therefore be displayed again.

Here you will find a how-to guide for deleting cookies in the most common browsers:

We would like to point out that the deactivation of certain cookies can lead to functional restrictions (i.e. reduced access) to some of our online content.

Functional cookies (session cookies, permanent cookies)

When you visit our web pages, we use technically required cookies as defined in § 96 (3) TKG 2003. Session cookies enable us to provide users with our online services (e.g. website-navigation, navigate on the website). The cookies are deleted when the browser is closed.

In addition to session cookies, we also set permanent cookies. These help us to improve the user-friendliness of the website. For example, if the user has selected a language on the website, this information is stored in the cookies. If the user visits the same website again, we can provide the user with the appropriate language from the beginning (storage of user settings). The functions contained in the cookies only relate to the website visited. No data are transmitted to third parties.

Analysis of website visits (analytical cookies)

By setting analysis cookies, we can collect information about the interaction of users with our online offers (e.g. information about the use of our websites, creation of reports about website activities) in order to be able to ensure the continuous development of our offers.

Matomo with anonymisation function

We use our own analysis tool TU Graz Analytics, based on the open source web analysis service Matomo, for the statistical evaluation of the accessed content. The information is only stored after the IP address has been shortened or anonymised. The shortened IP address therefore no longer allows any conclusions to be drawn about the user. By using this website analysis tool, no personal data is transmitted to third parties. Your data will only be processed on secure servers of the Graz University of Technology.

Social media plugins

We use social media plugins (hereinafter referred to as "plugins") on our websites. The use of such a plugin is exclusively based on your consent according to § 96 para. 3 TKG. The purpose of setting up such a plugin is to offer our users a wider range of content and services. We do not collect any personal data via the plugins. When our websites are accessed, no user data is transmitted to the social network. The plugins only appear as a preview image. Only when you click on the link "Activate video/stream" will the content be loaded and/or played. By doing so, you agree to the data transfer, on the basis of which personal data (e.g. IP address) is transmitted to the social network. This happens regardless of whether you have a user account with the social network. If you are a member of a social network and are logged into your user account on one of our websites when you give your consent, the data collected via the respective plugin will be directly linked to your social media account. If you do not wish to be linked to your user account, you must log out of your social media account before activating the plugin. We have no influence on the extent to which and the purpose for which the social networks actually collect personal data via the plugins. For more information about the processing and use of your data by the respective social network, please refer to the privacy policies of the service providers listed below.

Integrated services


We use plugins (videos) from the provider YouTube on our websites. For more information about the processing and use of your data by YouTube, please refer to the privacy policy of the service provider: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94103, USA. Follow the link to the privacy statement.

Data subjects' rights

You have the right to information, correction and deletion of your data. In addition, you have the right to restriction as well as the right to surrender the data you have provided. If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time without giving reasons. However, please bear in mind that a revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing that took place until the revocation. If the data processing is based on the legal grounds of legitimate or public interest, you can lodge a justified objection to the data processing.

You can revoke your consent to the setting of cookies at any time via your browser settings.

More information is available about the data subject rights.

In order to be able to process your request regarding the abovementioned rights and to ensure that personal data are not disclosed to unauthorised third parties, we must ensure that you are clearly identified. Therefore, we ask you to exercise your data protection rights by using the following form.

There is also a right of appeal to the Austrian Data Protection Authority.

Revocation of consent is possible at any time by deleting all or individual cookies in the browser settings.