Data protection

Data protection declaration

Studierendenwerk Thüringen appreciates your visit to our website and your interest in our comprehensive services to support your studies. We are very serious about protecting your private data and would like you to feel comfortable when visiting our website and to quickly find all the information you need. The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is an important issue for us, which we consider in all our business and administrative processes. We process personal data collected when visiting our website in accordance with the data protection provisions of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Thuringian State Data Protection Act (ThürLDSG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Furthermore, our data protection policy is based on our own data privacy guidelines.

The Studierendenwerk Thüringen website may contain links to websites of other offers (e.g., the job market or websites of the Thuringian universities), which are not covered by this data privacy policy. However, we would like to point out that the Studierendenwerk Thüringen does not assume any liability for the contents of the linked websites, as we have no influence on the design of these websites and do not claim the contents of the linked websites as our own.

Collection and processing of personal data

When you visit our website, we do not collect any personal data. The web servers only store system data by default - including information on the browser and operating system you use, the website from which you visit us, the web pages you visit on our site, the date of your visit for security reasons (e.g., to detect attacks on our websites) and, for a period of seven days, the IP address assigned to you by your Internet service provider. This system data is stored separately from other personal data that you provide voluntarily (e.g., as part of an online application for a place to live). In this respect, it is not possible to assign the system data to a specific person. The system data is only evaluated for statistical and security purposes and subsequently deleted.

Use and forwarding of personal data, purpose limitation and deletion

We strictly follow the principles of data economy and data avoidance and collect or use your personal data (e.g. name, address, date of birth) only if this is necessary for the accomplishment of our tasks. Thus, of course, we require and store personal data when you apply online for one of our residences. Mandatory fields in the forms on the relevant website, which are required for the execution of our tasks, are marked with an asterisk (*). All other fields contain voluntary information.
We process, use and store personal data only for the accomplishment of the respective task - for example, for the establishment, execution and termination of a tenancy with you, for answering your inquiries and for technical administration.

The deletion of stored personal data is performed when their storage is no longer required for the purpose pursued so far or when the various storage periods specified by the legislative body require it. We check at least once a year which personal data is still required to carry out our tasks and then delete data that is no longer required from the electronic storage media.

We protect your personal rights by not passing on your data to third parties as a matter of principle (e.g., for advertising purposes or similar). Data is only forwarded if we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal provisions or if you have expressly consented in writing to the forwarding of your personal data (e.g., as part of a competition or contest participation). We may use external service providers for the technical operation of the websites or our services by way of commissioned data processing. In this case, however, we ensure by means of corresponding contractual declarations of commitment and controls that the company commissioned to process the data complies with the statutory data protection provisions. The persons employed by Studierendenwerk Thüringen have been obligated by us to maintain confidentiality.


To expand the range of functions of our Internet offer, we use cookies and comparable technical procedures, as do many other Internet offers, in which an identifier is transmitted to your computer. You have the option of preventing these cookies from being stored on your computer by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that some functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.


This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. No cookies are used for tracking.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.

The information generated about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties.

If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and usage here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. Deleting your cookies will have the effect that the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be deleted. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.

Data security

We have implemented technical and organizational measures for both our websites and the components available for data processing and data storage in order to protect your data against intentional or accidental manipulation, access by unauthorized third parties, loss, destruction or modification. We constantly keep these protective measures at the latest technical level.

Ihre Rechte auf Auskunft, Berichtigung, Sperrung, Löschung und Widerspruch

You have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored by Studierendenwerk Thüringen at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to have your personal data corrected, blocked, or deleted (apart from the, purpose-oriented and time-limited data storage for the purpose of performing our tasks). Changes to your data or the revocation of consent can be made at any time with effect for the future by notifying the relevant department (e.g., Student Housing, Office for Educational Support).

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection at Studierendenwerk Thüringen or would like to know what personal data we have stored about you, please contact our data protection officer at:

Studierendenwerk Thüringen
Data protection officer
Philosophenweg 22
07743 Jena

As of March 2021

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