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Privacy policy

Please note: The English translation is for information purposes only. Only the original German version is legally binding.

1. General information and obligatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible office

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

City of Bayreuth
New Town hall
Luitpoldplatz 13
95444 Bayreuth

PO Box 10 10 52
95410 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 25-1583
Fax: +49 (0)921 25-1149

Data Protection Officer of the City of Bayreuth

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Phone: +49 (0)921 25-1355
Fax: +49 (0)921 25-1780

External hosting

The website is hosted by our external technical service provider:

TMT GmbH & Co. KG
Nürnberger Str. 42
95448 Bayreuth

Phone: + 49 (0) 9 21 507 200 – 0

The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hosters servers. These are IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contact details, names and website accesses. Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and follow our instructions regarding this data.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

2. Data collection on this website


Our internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your terminal device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser

The third-party companies we use (third-party cookies) set cookies. These are described in detail under 6. Plugins and tools.

These enable you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for playing movies).

Cookies have various functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them. Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified.

The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.

Consent to store further cookies is based on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookie consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses Borlabs Cookie’s “cookie consent technology” to obtain your consent to store certain cookies in your browser and to document it in a privacy-compliant manner. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg (hereinafter Borlabs).

When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider.

The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.

Web forms

The following web forms are used:

  • Contact form in general and for the Welcome Service
  • Registration form for events

If you send us a general inquiry via web form or register for an event, the information you provide in the respective web form, including the contact data you enter there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry / registration and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

If you send us inquiries via the Welcome Service web form, your details from the respective web form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by the City of Bayreuth and the University of Bayreuth for the purpose of processing the inquiry / registration and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The data you enter in web forms will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after processing your request has been completed or after the end of the event). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

3. Analysis tools and advertising

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that enable cross-page recognition of the user to analyze user behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Matomo about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before storage.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize its website.
The information collected by Matomo about the use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties.

4. Plugins and tools


This website embeds videos from the website YouTube. The operator of the website is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

If you have agreed to the use of YouTube cookies when you visit our pages, a connection to the YouTube servers is established when you visit our YouTube offers. In doing so, the YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, YouTube may store various cookies on your terminal device or use comparable technologies for recognition (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience, and prevent fraud attempts.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy at:


We use the map service of OpenStreetMap (OSM). The provider is the Open-Street-Map Foundation (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom.

If you have agreed to the use of OpenStreetMap cookies when visiting our pages, your IP address and other information about your behavior on this website will be forwarded to OSMF.

OpenStreetMap may store cookies in your browser or use similar recognition technologies for this purpose.
Furthermore, your location may be recorded if you have allowed this in your device settings – e.g. on your cell phone. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. For details, please refer to the OpenStreetMap privacy policy at the following link: