Specific privacy notice for the LinkedIn pages of TH Bingen and the Biotechnology Academy RLP


Specific privacy notice for the LinkedIn pages of TH Bingen and the Biotechnology Academy RLP

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) and the Biotechnology Academy RLP on their LinkedIn pages. TH Bingen does not have a declared objective to store or utilise the data of LinkedIn users. Nevertheless, users can visit the public LinkedIn 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: https://www.th-bingen.de/datenschutz

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 the LinkedIn pages of TH Bingen (https://www.linkedin.com/school/th-bingen/) and the Biotechnology Academy RLP (https://www.linkedin.com/company/biotech-akademie/).

II Access data/server log files/data processing on LinkedIn

The LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company collects data for its products every time the service is accessed (known as server log files). LinkedIn collects data for its products every time the 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.

Along with data you enter voluntarily such as profile, login, contact and calendar data, LinkedIn also collects and processes data such as location and device information as well as internet protocol addresses (IP addresses). LinkedIn can also use cookies or similar technologies to identify you outside of its own services and across different devices. LinkedIn collects and analyses data from the content, news, and messages you publish and upload, as well as data from partners and affiliated companies, such as information provided by your workplace/educational institution, websites, or third-party services.

LinkedIn also states that it may use the services of third parties (partner companies and external service providers) to support it in the provision of its services (such as maintenance, analysis, auditing, payment, fraud detection, marketing, and development). These third parties have access to your information to the extent reasonably necessary to perform the relevant tasks for LinkedIn and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose. More information can be found at: https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in LinkedIn’s privacy policy. You can find a list of all the data collected here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

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 a LinkedIn account, LinkedIn may display the profile name, profile picture, and actions performed by the user on LinkedIn or in third-party applications linked to the LinkedIn account in its services as well as in adverts and in other commercial contexts.

TH Bingen and the Biotechnology Academy RLP reserve 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 LinkedIn collects and stores data.

IV Photos on LinkedIn

(Personal) photos and videos are only posted on our LinkedIn page 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 and Biotechnology Academy RLP. 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]th-bingen.de will suffice.

V Users/likers of our LinkedIn page

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]th-bingen.de 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
Berlinstr. 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, 13.06.2023