Privacy Policy

1. General Information And Principles Of Data Processing

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our website. The protection of your privacy and of your personal data when using our website is an important concern for us. According to Art. 4 No. 1 DSGVO, personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your first and last name, your address, your telephone number, your e-mail address, but also your IP address. Data for which no reference to your person can be established, such as through anonymization, is not personal data. Processing (e.g. collecting, storing, reading, querying, using, transmitting, deleting or destroying) according to Art. 4 No. 2 DSGVO always requires a legal basis or your consent. Processed personal data must be deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing has been achieved and there are no longer any legally required retention obligations to uphold. Here you will find information on how we handle your personal data when you visit our website. In order to provide the functions and services of our website, it is necessary for us to collect personal data about you. We also explain to you the type and scope of the respective data processing, the purpose and the corresponding legal basis and the respective storage period.
This privacy policy only applies to this website. It does not apply to other websites to which we merely refer by means of a hyperlink. We cannot accept any responsibility for the confidential handling of your personal data on these third-party websites, as we have no influence on whether these companies comply with data protection regulations. Please inform yourself about the handling of your personal data by these companies directly on these websites.

2. Responsible Body

Department of Energy Systems
c/o Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Spliethoff

Boltzmannstr. 15
85747 Garching b. Munich
Phone: +49 (0)89 289 16272

3. Data Collection

A) Server-Logfiles
In server log files, the external provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

• IP address
• Date and time of the request
• Name and URL of the file accessed
• Website from which the access was made (referrer URL)
• Access status/HTTP status code
• Browser type and version
• Operating system used

This data is not merged with other data sources. The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.

B) Cookies
Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser. In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services). Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising. Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO); consent can be revoked at any time. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited. Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.

C) Other Inquiries
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests sent to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO) if this has been requested. The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – remain unaffected.

4. External Analysis Tools And Advertising

A) Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics 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 this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. 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. The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to store cookies), the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time. Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here:
In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google, downloading and installing the browser plugin available under:
For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit:

B) LinkedIn
Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend Button” of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. For more information see the LinkedIn policy:

C) YouTube
Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at:

5. Data Security And Safety Measures

We are committed to protecting your privacy and treating your personal data confidentially. To this end, we take extensive technical and organizational security precautions, which are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. To protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line of your browser and the lock symbol in the browser line.

6. Rights Of The Data Subjects

In the following, your rights regarding personal data are presented. Details can be found in Articles 7, 15-22 and 77 DSGVO. You can contact the controller in this regard (item 2).

a) Right to revoke your consent under data protection law pursuant to Article 7 (3) sentence 1 DSGVO:
You may revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. However, the lawfulness of the processing carried out until the revocation is not affected by this.

b) Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO:
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. If this is the case, you have the right to information about this personal data as well as further information, e.g. the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients and the planned duration of storage or the criteria for determining the duration.

c) Right to rectification and completion according to Art. 16 DSGVO:
You have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate data without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete data.

d) Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) according to Art. 17 DSGVO:
You have a right to erasure insofar as the processing is not necessary. This is the case, for example, if your data is no longer necessary for the original purposes, you have revoked your declaration of consent under data protection law or the data was processed unlawfully.

e) Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 DSGVO:
You have a right to restriction of processing, e.g. if you are of the opinion that the personal data is incorrect.

f) Right to data portability according to Art. 20 DSGVO:
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

g) Right of objection according to Art. 21 DSGVO:
You have the right to object to the processing of certain personal data concerning you at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation.
In the event of direct marketing, you as the data subject have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

h) Automated decision in individual cases including profiling according to Art. 22 DSGVO: You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – except in the exceptional circumstances mentioned in Art. 22 DSGVO. No decision-making based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – shall take place.

i) Complaint to a data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Art.


Contact Us

Chair of Energy Systems,  TU Munich
Boltzmannstraße 15, 85748 Garching

Tel.: +49 (0)89 289 16272

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