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This is a website of the Communication Design Department of the Faculty of Design at Mainz University of Applied Sciences.

Prof. Monika Aichele
Prof. Katja Davar

Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Communication Design
Holzstrasse 36
55116 Mainz
Phone +49(0)6131 628 2411

Disclaimer and copyright

Information according to § 5 TMG
Prof. Florian Jenett
Holzstrasse 36
55116 Mainz

Represented by President of the Mainz University of Applied Sciences,
Prof. Dr. Susanne Weissman
Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Lucy-Hillebrand-Strasse 2
55128 Mainz

T +49 6131 628-0F
+49 6131 628-7777
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Sales tax ID no.DE 149 065 597

Liability for contents
The contents of our pages were created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with § 7 Para.1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, however, we are not obligated as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under the general laws remain unaffected. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the point in time at which a concrete infringement of the law becomes known. If we become aware of any such infringements, we will remove the relevant content immediately.

Liability for links
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

The contents and works created by the site operators on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution, or any form of commercialization of such material beyond the scope of the copyright law shall require the prior written consent of its respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is identified as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Data protection
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. As far as on our sides personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected, this is as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible. The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending advertising and information material not expressly requested is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.
Your visit to the is logged. Essentially, the IP address currently used by your PC, the date and time, the browser type and the operating system of your PC as well as the pages you have viewed are recorded. These data do not belong to personal data, but are anonymized. This data is evaluated by us exclusively for statistical purposes and for the improvement of our offer.
When you visit our web pages, data may be stored on your computer, so-called “cookies”, which make it easier for you to use our Internet offer. However, you have the option of deactivating this function within your web browser; this may lead to restrictions in the usability of our pages.Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data transmitted to us, such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, will only be processed for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you have provided us with the data. We will not pass on your data to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have given us your prior consent. All personal data will only be stored by us as long as it is necessary for the respective purpose or as long as we are legally obliged to store it.
If you have provided us with personal data, you can have it deleted at any time.

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via e-mail. In doing so, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address so that we can answer the inquiry.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. The personal data we collect (e-mail address, your name and address, if applicable, etc.) will be deleted after we have dealt with the request you have made.

Integration of third-party services and content
We use within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) to integrate content or services offered by third-party providers, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).
This always requires that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is thus required for the display of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be combined with such information from other sources.

Your rights and information
If you no longer agree with the storage of your personal data or if this data has become incorrect, we will arrange for the deletion or blocking of your data or make the necessary corrections (insofar as this is possible according to the applicable law) on the basis of a corresponding instruction.
Upon request, we will provide you with information free of charge about all personal data that we have stored about you.Data subject rights according to DS-GVO
Article 13 DS-GVO Information of the data subjectsArticle 15 DS-GVO Right to information of the data subjectArticle 16 DS-GVO Right to rectificationArticle 17 DS-GVO Right to deletionArticle 18 GDPR Right to restriction of processingArticle 20 GDPR Right to data portability to another controllerArticle 21 DS-GVO Right to object based on the particular situation of the data subject, with the result that the controller no longer processes the personal data. The right to object also includes a right to object to direct marketing. In the event of an objection, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.Article 22 DS-GVO Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing. Any exceptions are defined via paragraph 2.

Responsible in the sense of the DS-GVO

Chair Communication Design
Prof. Florian JenettProf. Katja DavarHolzstrasse 36
55116 Mainz

Right of complaint
The right of complaint pursuant to Article 13 DS-GVO must be asserted with the supervisory authority responsible for the Hochschule Mainz:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Rhineland-Palatinate
LfDIP.O. Box 304055020 MainzAddress
University of Mainz
University of Applied SciencesDepartment of Communication Design
Holzstr. 3655116 Mainz
Room H3.02

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