Fachinformationsdienst BAUdigital

A platform for research: civil engineering, architecture and urbanism

Privacy Statement

Data protection is of high priority for the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB). As a general rule, the use of TIB’s services does not require the provision of any personal data. However, the processing of personal data may be required where a data subject wants to use special services via the TIB’s web pages. Where the processing of personal data is required and where there is no legal basis for such processing, we shall obtain the data subject’s consent.

The processing of personal data, such as for example the data subject’s name, address, email address, or telephone number shall always be carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the state and institution-specific data protection rules and regulations applicable to the TIB. This privacy statement serves to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process, as well as of the rights data subjects are entitled to.

The terms used in this privacy statement are to be understood within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Name and address of the controllers

The Specialised Information Service Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Studies digital ("FID BAUdigital") is a joint project of the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), the Braunschweig University Library (UBBS), the Darmstadt University and State Library (ULB) and the Fraunhofer Information Center for Spatial Planning and Building (Fraunhofer IRB), which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Each of the participating institutions is responsible for its own compliance with data protection requirements. Therefore, the responsible party in terms of data protection law is in each case the institution that carries out the processing of personal data in question.

The controllers under data protection law shall be:


Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover

Phone: +49 (0)511-762-8989
Email: information@tib.eu
Website: www.tib.eu


Technische Universität Braunschweig
Universitätsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 (0)531-391- 0
Email: praesidentin@tu-braunschweig.de

Represented by the President
Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel
Website: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/praesidentin


Technische Universität Darmstadt
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

Phone:+49 (0)6151-16-01
Email: presse@tu-darmstadt.de
Website: www.tu-darmstadt.de


zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Hansastraße 27 c,
80686 München

For the Fraunhofer Information Center for Space and Building IRB (hereinafter Fraunhofer IRB)

Email: irb@irb.fraunhofer.de
Website: https://irb.fraunhofer.de/


Name and address of the data protection officers

Any data subject may contact the data protection officer of the Library directly regarding any and all questions and suggestions regarding the processing of personal data at any time.

The data protection officers of the controller shall be:

Elke Brehm

Postal address:

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
data protection officer
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover

Visiting Address:

TIB Conti-Campus
Königsworther Platz 1 B
30167 Hannover

Phone: +49 (0)511 762-8138
Email: Datenschutz@tib.eu
Website: https://www.tib.eu/en/data-protection


Dr. Bernd Nörtemann
Bienroder Weg 80
38106 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 (0)531-391-7654
Email: datenschutz@tu-braunschweig.de
Website: https://www.tu-braunschweig.de/datenschutz


Jan Hansen
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 (0)6151-16-27063
Email: datenschutz@tu-darmstadt.de
Website: www.tu-darmstadt.de/datenschutz


zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Betrieblicher Datenschutzbeauftragter      
Hansastraße 27 c,
80686 München

Email: datenschutz@zv.fraunhofer.de
Website: https://irb.fraunhofer.de/


Registration for FID BAUdigital services

Users may register for services via FID BAUdigital’s web pages. When registering, FID BAUdigital collects personal data in order to be able to provide such services to users. The services cannot be used without providing the required data.

Which  data is collected depends on the service. The legal basis for the collection of such data is the Terms of use applicable to the respective service or the consent of the user. For further information, please refer to the information sheets on data protection provided for the respective services offered by the TIB.

TIB respectively FID BAUdigital services with registration:

  • Registration for workshops, meetings and conferences (joint processing)
  • Registration for the use of the FID BAUdigital Research Atlas (TIB)

The FID BAUdigital processes and stores the data subject’s personal data only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or for the period of time for which the consent was given and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation as well as the state and institution-specific data protection rules and regulations applicable to the respective data protection officers of the FID BAUdigital. Thereafter, the personal data shall routinely be blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions. If the user no longer wishes to use the services of the FID BAUdigital and in the absence of any claims of the FID BAUdigital against the user and of any other legal basis for storage, we shall delete the personal data upon request. Where the user does not use the service for a prolonged period of time, the personal data will be deleted after the expiry of a period separately specified for the respective service.



This website contains information and forms that enable quick electronic contacting via contact form or by email providing name and email address. The indication of name and email address is necessary to establish contact following clarification of the data subject’s concerns.  The personal data transmitted by the data subject to one of the project partners via email or via a contact form are automatically stored internally and only for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject.



This website does not use any cookies.


Use of web analysis tools

For the creation of the web statistics we use the open source software Matomo (formerly PIWIK) in anonymized form. This means that no personal data is processed. The use of cookies in the web analysis software Matomo is deactivated.

When saving the user IP address, the last two octets are not processed. The collection of the user ID is deactivated. For the analysis, the following data is collected in addition to the access to the site and the anonymized IP address: Date and time of the request, page title of the requested page, URL of the previously requested page (referrer URL), screen resolution of the client system, local time zone, URL of clicked and downloaded files, URL of clicked external domains, geolocation of the client (country, region, city), main language of the used browser, user agent of the used browser.


Matomo Opt-Out

The information generated with Matomo about the use of this website is processed and stored exclusively with the TIB.

In this case, an opt-out cookie is placed in the browser of the data subject, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. When the cookies are deleted, the Matomo opt-out cookie is also deleted. Such objection (opt-out) must be redeclared when visiting the TIB website again.


Collection of general data and information (logfiles)

Whenever a data subject calls this website, the website automatically collect information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to the TIB. This is:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • IP address
  • Internet service provider of the accessing system
  • Time of the server request

As a general rule, this data is not attributable to a particular person. This data will not be merged with other data sources.


Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store the data subject’s personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of such storage and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the country and institution-specific data protection regulations applicable to the project partners.  Thereafter, the personal data will routinely be blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.


Rights of the data subject

You shall at any time be entitled to obtain information about the data stored by the project partners, its origin and recipient and about the purpose of such data processing, as well as to rectification or erasure or restriction of processing or – to the extent that such processing is based on your consent – a right of withdrawal, possibly a right of objection and the right to data portability. Complaints may be lodged with the above-mentioned supervisory authority. You can contact us at any time for further questions on the subject of personal data.