Data protection declaration

This university takes data protection extremely seriously indeed. We would like to inform you what kind of data we process.



Our internet site uses Piwik (, an open-source web analysis service. Piwik uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to enable your use of our website to be analysed. In doing so, the information produced on your use of the website (including your IP address) will remain under the sole sovereignity of the Folkwang University of the Arts. We will make use of this information to evaluate use of our internet site and compile reports on the website activities. We will not pass this information on to any third-parties. The last part of all IP addresses saved will be deleted when saving, so that we will only know which network your access came from, not however, from which computer.

You are free to block the installation of cookies on your computer by a correspondingly setting of your browser software. We would, however, point out to you that if you do, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions available on our website. When you use our website, you declare your agreement to our processing of the data we record of your activities at our website in the manner described above and for the purpose specified above. This data will only be used for statistical purposes and to improve our service, and will be subsequently deleted.

If you do not wish your activities to be analysed by the web analysis, then remove the tick on the right side of this dialogue.

Active components

Only the web analysis cookies specified above will be used in our information service. We do not use technologies, such as Java applets or active X-controls, which enable statements to be deduced on users' access behaviour.

Saving and use of data

As a matter of principle, we do not use our website to record any personal data (e.g. postal and email addresses), unless you have consented to make such data available to us on a voluntary basis (e.g. when registering, or making requests), or unless the relevant legal provisions relating to the protection of your data so permit. This data will be solely used for the purpose intended (e.g. to reply to enquiries, process orders, provide information and services). We do not pass on your data (e.g. through sale) to third-parties, unless you have consented to this. You may revoke your consent to the recording, saving and using of your data at any time with effect for the future.

Email security

The transmission of unencrypted data via emails on the internet generally ensues without any protection. Therefore it cannot be excluded that this data (emails) may be read or even manipulated on its way to the intended recipient.

SSL encryption

Within our internet website, all data recorded in forms for the purpose of sending to the Folkwang University of the Arts will be encrypted. SSL is the abbreviation for "Secure Socket Layer" and enables the encryption of data sent via the internet.


Our offer contains links to external third-party websites, over whose content we have no influence. We are therefore unable to accept any liability for these external contents. The contents of the linked websites are invariably the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of these websites. The data protection regulations of the respective provider shall apply. The linked websites were checked at the time of linking for any possible legal infringements. No illegal contents were detected at the time of linking. A permanent control of the linked websites, however, is not deemed reasonable without a specific indication of a legal infringement.  On any legal infringements becoming known to us, we shall immediately remove such links.

Your web analysis status

Refer to the text on the left side under "logging"