Privacy Policy

General information

We are pleased about your visit to our web pages! The protection of your personal data is very important to us. The use of our web pages is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, individual services of our website may require the processing of personal data. If there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent. The processing of personal data of a person concerned always takes place in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (European GDPR) and in accordance with relevant national laws. The following declaration gives you an overview of what kind of data is collected for what purpose.

Responsible body

The responsible body within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and other national laws is
University of Education Freiburg.
It is legally represented by the Rector Prof. Dr. Ulrich Druwe.

International Centre for STEM Education (ICSE)
Kunzenweg 21
79117 Freiburg, Germany
Phone: 0761 / 682-0
Website: or

Contact the data protection officer of the responsible body

E-Mail: datenschutz(atnospam)

Processing of personal data

Every time our website is accessed, our web server automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.
The following data is collected:

  • System data of the browser and operating system used by the user (if transmitted by the requesting web browser)
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system reaches our website
  • Websites accessed by the user’s system through our website

This information is required to correctly deliver the contents of our website, to optimize the contents of our website and to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website and is provided for legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. The IP addresses are only recorded for the duration of the visit in order to enable the website to be delivered to the user’s computer and are not stored after the end of the visit. The remaining data is stored in the log files of our system. These data are not processed together with other personal data of the user. Some offers on our website (e.g. registration for newsletters and events, contact forms) require the collection of personal data. Only those data are collected which are absolutely necessary and they are only used for the stated purpose and deleted after the purpose has been fulfilled.


If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you. A double opt-in procedure (confirmation of your registration) ensures that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected, or only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for the desired salutation in the newsletter and do not pass them on to third parties. The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing processes already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. Your data will only be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose (sending the newsletter).


Our websites use first party cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored on a computer system via a web browser. Cookies consist of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to a specific web browser. A specific web browser can thus be recognized and identified.

The International Centre for MINT Education (ICSE) uses so-called session cookies. These serve to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure (e.g. you do not have to log in every time you log in during a session). These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GMO.
The session cookies are deleted when you end the session.

You can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the web browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common web browsers. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our websites.

 Rights of the person concerned

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, in accordance with the DSGVO, to request information from the responsible body about his or her personal data stored. In addition, there is a right to immediate correction or deletion of incorrect personal data concerning him or her, or to limitation of the processing or a right to object to the processing. A data protection consent for the processing of personal data can be revoked at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. In addition, you may contact the competent supervisory authority if there are doubts as to the lawfulness of the processing of personal data concerning you.

Deletion of personal data

Personal data collected by us will only be processed and stored for as long as this is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or this is required by laws or regulations.

Email Security

If you send us an e-mail, your e-mail address will only be used for correspondence with you. Please note that data transmission of e-mails on the internet can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.