Contact, Liability and Privacy Policy


Dr. Claudio Abels
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Friedrich-Heinrich-Allee 25
47475 Kamp-Lintfort


Liability for content

We maintain our pages with great care. Nevertheless, it is not possible to completely rule out mistakes, errors or ambiguity of meaning. We therefore provide neither assurances nor any guarantees of up-to-dateness, correctness or completeness for information presented on the website of the Fluctomation Project.

Liability for links

The website of the Fluctomation Project contains links to third party websites (external links). As we have no control over the current or future content of third party websites, we cannot assume any liability for their content. By placing external links in the pages of this website, we in no way assume ownership of linked content. In all cases, the content provider of a linked website is liable for the information provided on that website. Each external link placed on our website is carefully scrutinised for any illegal or illicit content. We recognised neither infringements of the law, nor offensive content on any external pages linked on our website.

Nevertheless, should an external link to a third party website contain illegal or offensive content somewhere, then we hereby expressly disassociate ourselves from said content. Continuous monitoring of external links without specific indications of infringements of the law is not reasonable for us. However, should an infringement of the law in an external link become known to us, we will immediately remove said link from our website.

If you discover any illegal or illicit content via external links placed on the website of the Fluctomation Project, please contact us immediately at

Privacy Policy according to Article 13 GDPR

The protection of the data and privacy of visitors to our website is important to us. For that reason, we pledge to protect your personal data and collect, process and use your data in strict accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and applicable German data privacy regulations. The following Privacy Policy contains a full and comprehensive overview of how your personal data is collected and subsequently used on our website. Our Privacy Policy is updated regularly in accordance with legal and technical requirements. Please always refer to the most current version of our Privacy Policy.

The following Privacy Policy only applies to the website of the Fluctomation Project of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences:

I. Name and Address of Controller

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR and other German privacy regulations as well as all other applicable data privacy regulations is:

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Dr. Claudio Abels
Marie-Curie-Strasse 1
47533 Kleve

II. Name and Address of Data Protection Officer

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences
Official Data Protection Officer
Marie-Curie-Strasse 1
47533 Kleve

III. General data processing information

1. Scope of processing personal data
Your personal data will only ever be processed to the extent required to provide a fully functional website, the contents thereof or our services.

2. Lawfulness of processing
Article 6(1) GDPR governs the lawfulness of processing the personal data of users according to specific criteria, in particular:

a) Article 6(1) point (a) GDPR, provided we have obtained the consent of the data subject to the processing of his or her data for one or more specific purposes.
b) Article 6(1) point (b) GDPR, provided that processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party. This also applies to processing that is necessary for taking steps prior to entering into a contract with the data subject.
c) Article 6(1) point (c) GDPR, provided that processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our University is subject.
d) Article 6(1) point (d) GDPR, provided that processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.
e) Article 6(1) point (f) GDPR, provided that processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests of our University or of a third party and these interests override the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject.

3. Erasure and duration of storage
As soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies, your personal data will be erased or made unavailable. If European Union or German provisions, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject obligate storage periods for personal data extending beyond the original purpose, storage may continue until the end of the storage period mandated by the aforementioned legislation. Following this storage period, personal data will be erased or made unavailable unless continued storage thereof is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

IV. Providing the website and the creation of log files

1. Description and scope of processing
Whenever you access our website, data about your computer system is collected automatically.

This includes, in particular:

a) your IP address (anonymized)
b) date and time of access
c) information about the type of browser used and its current version
d) your operating system
e) websites from which you accessed our website

This data is stored as a log file in our system. Log files are not stored in connection with any other personal data.

2. Lawfulness of processing
The lawfulness of the temporary storage and processing of technical data and log files is established by Article 6(1) point (f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of processing
The provision of the website to your computer requires the temporary storage of your IP address by the system. To do this, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

To ensure the functionality of the website and the security of our IT systems and to optimize the website, this data is stored in log files. This gathered data is not evaluated for marketing purposes.

These purposes also represent our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) point (f) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage
If the data is stored in log files, these will be deleted after 9 weeks at the latest.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination
There is no possibility for you to object, as data collection and storage in log files is absolutely necessary for the provision and operation of the website.

V. Use of cookies

We provide content in multiple languages. To keep track of the automatically oder manually selected language, we create a session cookie. Apart from this, our website does not set any additional cookies.

VI. Third-party services

We do not use any additional third-party services such as a content delivery network or cloud storage to improve the performance of our site. We also do not use external services to provide webfonts, JavaScript libraries or any other assets for the website. In general, we do not load any data from servers under foreign control.

VII. Analytics and tracking

We do not use any trackers, social media buttons or analytics services on our website.

VIII. Hosting

The server for our website is provided by

Elgendorfer Str. 57
56410 Montabaur

You can find their privacy policy here:

IX. Current version and amendments to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is in force and was last updated in January 2019.

The continued development of our website and its offers, or changes to legal provisions, or recent court rulings, or official guidelines can necessitate amendments to this Privacy Policy. The version of our Privacy Policy that is currently in force can be found on and printed from our website at any time at the following address: