Data protection information / data protection declaration
Status June 2022
The web servers of the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) are operated by HLRS, Nobelstr. 19, 70569 Stuttgart. The processed personal data are subject to the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection (BDSG), and the State of Baden-Württemberg Data Protection Act (LDSG BW).
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Universität Stuttgart Datenschutzbeauftragter Breitscheidstraße 2 70174 Stuttgart Phone: +49 711 685-83687 Email
This information concerning data protection / this data protection declaration relates to the web servers of the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (in particular www.hlrs.de).
Should you access this or other websites, you transfer data to our web server via your browser. The following data is temporarily recorded in a log file whilst a connection is established:
The processing of the data in this log file takes place as follows:
In addition, when accessing websites, the date and time stamp, IP address + port (source), IP address + port (target) and the package size are recorded in the active network components of the University of Stuttgart.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to deliver the website to the computer of the user. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must remain saved for the duration of the session.
Saving in a log file takes place in order to ensure the functional capability of the website. In addition, the data enables us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. IP addresses contained in the log entries are not combined with other data inventories, unless there are concrete indicators of a disruption to the correct operation.
The recording of active network components also enables us to ensure the security of the IT systems.
These purposes also represent our legitimate interest in the data processing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and log files is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR.
Should criminal investigations be initiated due to attacks against our IT systems, the data named under 4.1.1 and log files can be passed on to state investigative bodies (for example the police, criminal prosecution authorities).
The same applies if relevant authorities and/or courts make inquiries of the University and we are obliged to respond to these.
The data will be deleted once it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was gathered. In case of the recording of data for provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has come to an end.
The storage of the data in log files is completely deleted after fourteen days.
The recording of data for provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary in order to operate the website. Users who do not wish for their data to be processed as described can contact the University via alternative channels (by telephone, in written form, in person) in order to receive corresponding information or carry out actions.
For this purpose, please contact us via email: recht(at)hlrs.de.
The competent supervisory authority is the State Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officer of Baden-Württemberg - Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg.
On our website, components of various third-party providers are used in order to provide additional content. For example, these include YouTube videos, as well as share and like buttons of social media platforms.
If we were to directly integrate the social medial elements made available by the third-party providers into the website, then when loading the website in which they are integrated, the URL of the website which has just been loaded, the IP address and any other information (for example browser type) would be transferred to the third-party provider and cookies may be set by the third-party provider also. This would also happen if you are not registered with the third-party provider or are a member of it.
If you were also logged into the third-party provider when accessing the website, it would be able to assign additional information to your user account (for example which video you are accessing, which commentary you submit and what information you share etc.).
Therefore, it is the case that social media elements of third-party providers are not directly integrated into our websites. Rather, solutions are used which only establish a connection to the server of the third-party provider once the social element has been intentionally clicked on and only then is the associated data processing carried out.
Please bear in mind that the data processing which is carried out as a result is outside of the area of control of the university and the data protection provisions of the third-party providers must be observed.
You can find some the data protection provisions here:
Wenn Sie mit der Datenverarbeitung wie oben und durch den Drittanbieter beschrieben nicht einverstanden sind, klicken Sie bitte das Social-Media-Element nicht an.
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High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart
Nobelstraße 19, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
+49 (0) 711 / 685-87 209
A member of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, HLRS is one of three German national centers for high-performance computing.
HLRS is a central unit of the University of Stuttgart.