Data protection and privacy

Special data protection and privacy policy for Bingen University of Applied Sciences’ Instagram and Facebook presence


Specific privacy notice for TH Bingen’s Instagram and Facebook pages

Information on privacy/privacy notice in accordance with Article 12 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation

I. Scope/area

This privacy notice informs users about the type, scope, and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by Bingen Technical University of Applied Sciences (TH Bingen) on its Instagram and Facebook pages. TH Bingen does not have a declared objective to store or utilise the data of Instagram and Facebook users. Nevertheless, users can visit the public Instagram and Facebook pages, read the content, and comment on it. Privacy issues may be affected when third parties comment on or create posts.

The legal bases for the protection of data are set out in the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the State Data Protection Act of Rhineland-Palatinate (LDSG), and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

TH Bingen’s general privacy notice applies in all cases. This can be viewed at:

This will provide you with all further necessary information as well as an explanation of your data protection rights.

This specific privacy notice provides information about the particular features of TH Bingen’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

II Access data/server log files/data processing on Instagram and Facebook

Instagram and Facebook are Meta products. Meta collects data for its products every time a service is accessed (known as server log files). The access data include:
name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address, and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operating, safeguarding, and improving the service. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data at a later date if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use based on tangible evidence.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Instagram and Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in the Meta Privacy Center. You can find a list of all the data collected here: 

III User/visitor comments and posts

When users leave comments in a blog or other posts, their IP addresses are stored. This is done to protect the provider in case someone enters illegal content in comments and posts (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In such cases, the provider can be held liable for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.

If the user has an Instagram or Facebook account, Instagram/Facebook may display the profile name, profile picture, and actions performed by the user on Instagram/Facebook or in third-party applications linked to the Instagram/Facebook account in its services as well as in adverts and in other commercial contexts.

TH Bingen reserves the right to delete posts from third parties. Unauthorised third-party advertising and commercial use by third parties is excluded.

Users are hereby informed that Meta collects and stores data.

IV Photos on Instagram and Facebook

(Personal) photos and videos are only posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages with the consent of the persons concerned. They can withdraw their consent at any time. Ownership and rights of use remain exclusively with TH Bingen. It is prohibited for unauthorised third parties to copy or further reproduce this document.

You can request the deletion of a photo by contacting the data controller at TH Bingen at any time and without giving any reason. A message to praesidentin[at] will suffice.

V Users/likers of our Instagram and Facebook pages

Users who subscribe to, like, or like and/or comment on these pages declare their consent to the registration, visibility, and viewing/reading of personal data by third parties/third-party users in the context of their use of these pages. Likes and comments can be edited or deleted by the respective user at any time.

VI Revocation, amendments, corrections, and updates

The user has the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information about the personal data stored about them. In addition, the user has the right to rectification of incorrect data, blocking, and erasure of their personal data, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligation. A message in text form to praesidentin[at] will suffice.

VII Data controller

The president of Bingen Technical University of Applied Sciences is responsible for data protection. The contact details are available in the legal notice on this page or in sections VII/VIII of this notice.

President of TH Bingen
Professor Antje Krause
Berlinstraße 109 55411 Bingen am Rhein
Phone: +49 6271 409-402
Fax: +49 6721 409-100

VIII Complaints office for data protection

For the domain of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)

The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Husarenstr. 30
53117 Bonn

For the domain of the German State Data Protection Act (LDSG)

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Rhineland-Palatinate
P.O. Box 30 40
55020 Mainz


Bingen Technical University of Applied Sciences, 25.5.2018