Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously and aim to conform with best practices and legislation. The following describes what we do with your data and what rights you have. If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch.


This website is published and maintained by members of the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

What data we collect, and why

We aim never to collect any more data than necessary.


We use cookies to save information about the choices you have made on this website, for example by logging in, participating in polls, or choosing the language you want to have content displayed in. These cookies are kept for up to one year to improve your experience.

Cookies may also be collected by third parties on pages that use embedded content.

You can use third-party services such as to identify the cookies running on this site.

Known cookies are detailed below. If you discover more cookies running on this site, please let us know.

cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarypersistent1 hourThis cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for cookies in the category "Necessary".
cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessarypersistent1 yearThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie stores user consent for the cookies in the category "Non-necessary".
pll_languagepersistent1 yearThis cookie is set by Polylang plugin for WordPress powered websites. The cookie stores the language code of the last browsed page.


We allow visitors to leave comments on many of our web pages. We believe that this allows an easy exchange of ideas and opinions and is valuable to visitors.

Comments are only allowed by people who are logged in to the site either directly or through one of the social media services that we use for authentication.

When visitors leave a comment, we only collect the data shown in the comments form.

Other Forms

We use forms to collect registration details for mailing lists, conferences, and other purposes.

When you submit a form you may be asked to provide certain personal information. This information may be stored in a database on this website or elsewhere.

The ways in which we will store and use this data will be set out in more detail on each form.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.

On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.  Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Registration and logging in

It is not necessary to log in to the site to access basic or public information.

Logged-in users at have the ability to add comments and access restricted areas of the site. This feature may be used to add content, for project development, and other internal activities.

You can register for directly using the “create a new account at” option.

You can also use selected social networking platforms to register for this website. Currently this includes LinkedIn and Google. Registering or logging using your LinkedIn and Google ID means that your identitiy is authenticated by LinkedIn and Google respectively. receives a confirmation from those providers that you are correctly authenticated.

Registering or logging in through those services gives access to basic information such as your name, affiliation, your e-mail address, and other personal information that you have already chosen to reveal to those services.

Embedded content from other websites

Sometimes we may use content from third parties’ websites. This could include videos, pictures, and other content. This is known as embedded content.

This content will behave in the same way as though you had directly visited the website that the content comes from.

This may include collecting data about you, using cookies, tracking what you do with that content, and third party tracking. This may also depend on whether or not you are logged in to that website, or other social media networks.

Who we share your data with

This website is maintained by employees at the University of Stuttgart. It is hosted on servers at the University of Stuttgart.

We do not sell your data or knowingly share it with anyone else.

Third party services

Some services offered through this website use third-party service providers. You will be informed of this, and given the chance to opt out both before and after submission.

Your rights over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we might be obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.