Privacy Policy

Privacy policy of RWTH International Academy gGmbH

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR is:
RWTH International Academy gGmbH
Campus-Boulevard 30
52074 Aachen
Phone: +49 (0) 241 - 8099367

We have a data protection officer who you can contact as follows:
Bernd Ritscher
23-1 Service GmbH
Moselstr. 9
47051 Duisburg

You can exercise your right to information as well as correction, deletion or restriction or blocking of the processing of your data - insofar as this is permissible due to other existing legal obligations - at any time.

Please contact us if you have any further questions or comments. If we are unable to help, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes data protection law, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.


1. Privacy policy for our customers, interested parties and students

Personal data is requested from you in order to process and implement your inquiries and your order and is processed in our systems for the provision of services, documentation and invoicing.

In order to implement your order as a future or current student or participant in one of our events or other services offered, we process the necessary information from your CV and further performance development in our study/training programs and, if necessary, transmit this to the respective instructor/teacher/supervisor.

As a user of our more extensive services - such as rentals or individual support - we process your personal data in order to be able to provide our services and transmit them to authorities, institutions in your home countries, clients, etc. insofar as this is contractually necessary.

We only ask you for information that is necessary for our contractual relationship with you or due to legal requirements.  We delete your data as soon as the legally prescribed periods have expired or they are no longer required for other reasons.

If we have to commission other service providers as part of our service provision for you - such as subcontractors - your data will be passed on to the extent necessary. These service providers may also process your data outside the EU. In this case, we have concluded binding agreements in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, which stipulate the corresponding level of data protection at the service providers.

If there are legal obligations to pass on your data, e.g. to authorities, we will comply with these obligations.

In addition, we have service providers who look after our computer and telephone systems and help us to provide our services, but who may only process your data on our instructions.

The transmission of information via e-mail entails risks with regard to confidentiality. If you nevertheless contact us by e-mail, we understand that we should and may also contact you in this way.

We may also contact you by e-mail to send you information about our concerns and our offers (§7 UWG). However, you can object to this at any time.

We are always keen to recommend tailored training options and keep you informed about the latest news from our training programs.

We use the double opt-in procedure to register for newsletters via the Internet. You can only receive information material from us if you confirm an e-mail sent by us and the link contained therein after providing us with your e-mail address.

In this way, we ensure that the registration is made exclusively by you as the user of the specified e-mail address. Your registration and confirmation will be logged.

Images and video material

We will publish pictures of events as part of our social media activities. We will only publish individual images if you have given us your consent to do so.

Duration of processing, storage and erasure

Your data will be stored for the required duration of the respective purposes, but at least until the end of the educational program you have selected or the contractual provision of services. If the purpose of storage no longer applies, the personal data collected from you will be deleted or blocked.

Data may also be stored beyond this if this is prescribed by international or national legislation, if a storage period prescribed by international or national legislation expires and there is no need for further storage to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Application procedure

We process the personal data you provide in order to process your application in response to the advertised vacancies or unsolicited applications. Your data will be transmitted directly to the HR department and to the respective responsible persons and used exclusively for the purpose of filling the advertised position. Once the application process has been completed, your data will be blocked for further processing and deleted after any retention obligations have expired.


2. Privacy policy for our website

It is generally possible to use the website without providing personal data. A separate and explicitly recognizable consent is always required for the collection and processing of this data.

We use your data to answer your inquiries, for further communication, to process your registration and the associated business activities for program implementation and for all purposes to optimize and secure your online experience. Any other data not explicitly required by us for the purposes stated is always provided on a voluntary basis.

We use your personal data exclusively for the purposes and to the extent specified in this privacy policy.

External links

The website contains external links (links to third-party websites) in some places. We have no influence on their content and for this reason cannot accept any liability for the data protection measures practiced there. The respective website operators are solely responsible for the information shown there and its accuracy.


Through the use of suitable technical and organizational measures, the International Academy guarantees the protection of your personal data against both accidental and intentional loss through manipulation, destruction or unauthorized access.

Integration of third-party services and content

We use third-party content within our online offering, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, fonts from Google Fonts, graphics from other websites. This means that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") can see your IP address, because without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to the respective user's browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party providers store the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. As a rule, you will find the data protection information on the respective provider's website.

The online offer contains links to other websites (so-called external links). We have no influence on whether the operators of other websites comply with data protection regulations. You can recognize such external links by the fact that the text is underlined on the website.

Integration of cookies

This website uses so-called cookies in order to enable our Internet presence to function at all. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

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. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted or certain functions may not be available.


The provider of the website 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
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we become aware of specific indications of unlawful use.

Privacy policy for the use of tracking tools

We use third-party tracking tools to improve our reach and the usability of our website. These are only used with your consent.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator. 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.

Contact form and general information on contacting us

You can use the contact forms integrated on the website and other forms of contact (e.g. by e-mail, post, telephone) to send us messages and inquiries and to book participation in the educational event you wish to attend. The data you provide there (e.g. name, address, e-mail address) will be stored by us for the purpose of processing and any follow-up questions until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies.


3. Our Facebook page

Facebook Ireland Ltd (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland; hereinafter referred to as Facebook Ireland) and we are jointly responsible for the Facebook page.

Current information about our company is posted on the Facebook page and can be commented on and/or liked by users. Users can also post so-called visitor contributions on our page. The comments, likes and contributions are publicly visible and therefore it is also publicly recognizable by whom they were left.

Users can also send us messages, but these are not publicly visible. Insights allow us to retrieve certain statistical, anonymized data on user behavior (

These are, for example, the total number of page views, "Like" information, page activities, post interactions, reach, video views, post reach. Data on the Facebook groups linked to our Facebook page is also provided in this way. The Insights data is generated and provided by Facebook using cookies. We can only change the time period for which we want to view the analysis. We can also define certain settings for the target group of our posts, which have a corresponding effect on the statistics. We cannot deactivate the Insights function.

Facebook uses the data in particular for advertising purposes (creation of personalized advertising), creation of user profiles and market research purposes. If the visitor to the fan page has a Facebook user account and is logged in with this account while accessing the page, the information provided by the cookies is stored across all devices. Facebook passes on data, including to Facebook Inc, the US parent company of Facebook Ireland, without us being able to influence this. Details on data processing by Facebook can be found here:

We use the Insights data as well as the other visible data to optimize our offer on our Facebook page and to interact with users. For example, we use the information on visit times to optimize the timing of our posts. Information about the type of end devices used helps us to design our posts etc. in such a way that they are optimally displayed on all types of end devices. Based on Facebook's terms of use, which every user has agreed to when setting up their Facebook profile, we can identify subscribers and fans of the site and view their profiles and other information shared by them.

The legal basis for data processing is the legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The measurement of visitor behaviour serves the optimized presentation and orientation of our online offer on Facebook as well as effective communication with you. The data processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement between the joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR; Facebook Ireland is the primary controller within the meaning of the GDPR (Art. 26) with regard to the Insights data:

(As of 31.08.2020: In addition, the Controller Addendum to the Facebook Business Tools Terms must be observed:

You can assert your data subject rights against both us and Facebook Ireland.

Further data protection information on Facebook Ireland in accordance with Art.e 13 GDPR can be found here:

Current Status: December 2023