Privacy Policy of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Website

The Brandenburg Technical University of Cottbus Senftenberg (BTU) wants to make our use of data transparent and to inform you which data is being stored and how it is being used. This privacy policy applies to the domain as well as accessible web sites and web services of the BTU (hereafter also referred to as the BTU website). For the personalized services of the same domains, different or extended provisions may apply and these will be indicated on the respective homepages. Personal data is only collected on university web servers to the extent necessary for technical purposes and is not shared with third parties. The processing of data is subject to applicable data protection legislation, in particular the Brandenburg Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act.

The following informs you of the nature, extent and purpose of the gathering, processing and using of personal data. This information can be accessed on our website at any time.

Technical Implementation

The web servers of the Brandenburg Technical University are operated by the University Computing Centre (UCC), as a unit within the Information, Communication and Media Centre (IKMZ).

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, IKMZ/University Computer Centre, Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 5, 03046 Cottbus


If you access this or another website of the BTU, you submit your internet browser data to our web server. This information will not be transferred to third parties. The following data is temporarily recorded in a log file during an active connection to the Internet for communication between your browser and our server: 

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name, URL, and transmitted data quantity of the requested file
  • Access status (file transferred requested, not found, etc.)
  • Data identifying the browser and operating system used (if transmitted by the accessing web browser)
  • The website from which access was obtained (if transmitted by the accessing web browser)

The processing of the data in this log file is as follows:

  • The log entries are continuously automatically evaluated in order to detect attacks on web servers and react accordingly.
  • In certain cases, such as reported incidents, errors and security incidents, a manual analysis is carried out.
  • The logs continue to be used for creating anonymous usage statistics. The software used for this purpose is locally operated by the IKMZ.

The UCC do not merge IP addresses contained in the log entries with other data, it is therefore not possible for the UCC to make conclusions regarding individual users.

Active Components

Active components such as JavaScript, Java applets or Active-X controls are used on this website. This feature can be disabled through the settings on your Internet browser.

Evaluation of user conduct (Web Tracking)

The BTU website uses Piwik, an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor traffic. Piwik uses cookies, these are text files that are stored on your computer to help us analyze how users use the web pages. Your IP address will be anonymized right after processing and before storage. The information generated by the cookie (this includes your shortened and thus anonymized IP address) will be transmitted to our servers and stored there. We use this information to optimize the information provided and to adapt our web presence to your needs.

If you have an alternative DNT (Do-Not-Track) setting in your web browser, it will be respected by the services operated by the Piwik software and web-tracking data will not be collected.


We use cookies in order to optimise the functionality of our website and to make browsing easier for you. These cookies enable data to be stored on your computer when you visit our website. You can choose to disable the saving of cookies, or set your browser to only accept cookies for the duration of the connection to the Internet. However this could limit the functionality of our site.

Videos on this web site are partially embedded through YouTube. When playing the video, the service provider may store cookies on the user's computer. We are unable to influence this storage.

Warning: If you delete your cookies, this will cause the Piwik opt-out cookie to also be deleted and should be re-activated by you.

Here you can read the full privacy policy of Piwik:

Links to social networks

Links to social networks are used on our website. These can be recognized by use of the respective logos or will be indicated in text.
During your visit to our websites, no data is transmitted to these networks.

When you access a site by clicking on a link and are redirected to the network provided by the respective website you will then be subject to the user guidelines of the operator.

For rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, please consult the privacy policies of the respective networks or websites.

The following social networks are linked to our website in the above-mentioned manner:

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt our privacy policy so that it always adhere to the latest legal requirements or in order to incorporate changes to our services into our privacy policy. We recommend that you regularly read this Privacy Policy to read to keep up to date on the protection of collected personal data. By continuing to use this service, you consent to this privacy policy and the updating thereof.