Office of Communication, Events and Alumni

Data Privacy Policy for TU Berlin Social Media Profiles

This data privacy policy applies to the following social media profiles of Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin):

Facebook page "Technische Universität Berlin"
Facebook page "Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften TU Berlin"
Facebook page "TU Berlin Alumni"

X (formerly Twitter)
X profile "TU Berlin"

Instagram profile "Technische Universität Berlin"

YouTube channel "TU Berlin TV"

Flickr profile "Technische Universität Berlin"

LinkedIn university page "Technische Universität Berlin"
LinkedIn group "Technische Universität Berlin - Alumni"

Xing group "Alumni TU Berlin"

The aforementioned social media profiles are managed by the Office of Communication, Events and Alumni. In addition to TU Berlin, the providers of the respective platforms are also jointly responsible for compliance with data protection requirements.

The social media profiles are operated under a joint controllership in accordance with Art. 26 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DGPR).

Controller for TU Berlin’s social media profiles
Stefanie Terp

Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Telephone: +49 (0)30 314- 23922 -22919
Fax: +49 (0)30 314-23909
Email: pressestelle(at)

TU Berlin Data Protection Team
Annette Hiller, Alexander Hoffmeier, Mattis Neiling

Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Room H 1038
Tel.:  +49 (0)30 314-21784
Fax:  +49 (0)30 314-28033

Platform providers

Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Irland, a subsidiary of Meta Platforms Inc., 1601 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Data privacy policy:
Opt-out settings for advertising:
The controlling entities within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR are Meta Platforms Ireland LTD. and Mayser GmbH & Co. KG. Details regarding the delimitation of responsibility can be found in the following agreement:

Instagram of Instagram LLC, now Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Ireland
Data policy policy:

The controlling entities within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR are Meta Platforms Ireland LTD. and Mayser GmbH & Co. KG. Details regarding the delimitation of responsibility can be found in the following agreement:

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of the LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.
Data privacy policy:

Agreement regarding joint-controllership pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR:

X (formerly Twitter)
X Corp., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
Data privacy policy:

XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Data privacy policy: 

Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
Data privacy policy:

Purpose of data processing

The social media profiles of TU Berlin supplement the University’s websites and provide users the opportunity to consume content prepared for the respective platforms and to interact with the University. All information required to perform sovereign tasks can also be accessed via TU Berlin’s homepage, i.e. without using the social media profiles.

As soon as users access TU Berlin's social media profiles, the terms and conditions stated there apply as do the data processing guidelines of the respective providers.

TU Berlin has no influence on data processing in the respective networks. The data collected about you when using the service will be processed by the provider(s) and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. TU Berlin has no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by the provider, the type of processing and use or transfer of this data to third parties, in particular to countries outside the European Union. Information about what data is processed by the provider and for which purposes can be found in the privacy policy of the respective provider.

Personal data received by TU Berlin's social media team via messages or comments on the University’s social media profiles is processed further as needed. Further information about social media work at TU Berlin.

The social media team at TU Berlin processes data for the following purposes:

  • To generate and make available social media content
  • To process private and public contact requests and communicate with users
  • To respond to comments on posts and moderate discussions
  • To evaluate what content is relevant to users and adjust content accordingly
  • To draw attention to target group-specific events and services offered by TU Berlin

Contact for the social media team

Office of Communication, Events and Alumni
TU Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Email: socialmedia(at)
Tel.: +49 (0)30 314-23820

Legal basis

Insofar as the social media team at TU Berlin obtains the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Data transfer to third parties

TU Berlin will only transfer your personal data to third parties when fulfilling a contract, to comply with a legal obligation, or with your consent.

Twitter management tool Tweetdeck

TU Berlin uses the product Tweetdeck to plan and post content on Twitter, pick up any posts that are relevant to us, and interact with users. Tweetdeck is the in-house tweet management application of Twitter Inc. The same privacy policies apply as for Twitter.

Storage period

The storage period for personal data within the social media platforms depends on the respective platform operators. TU Berlin has no access to data stored by the platform operators.

The TU Berlin social media team deletes or blocks personal data as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose of its collection. Your personal data may continue to be stored if this is provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controlling party is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted whenever a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data to conclude or fulfill a contract.

The social media team may also store data in order to secure illegal content and content posted on TU Berlin's social media profiles that violates the University’s netiquette. The identity of the authors of such content is therefore of interest.

Data subject rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis the data controllers when your personal data is processed:

  • The right to access pursuant to Art. 15 GPDR
  • The right to rectification or erasure pursuant to Art. 16 and 17 GDPR
  • The right to restrict processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR
  • The right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR
  • The right to object to processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR
  • Right to withdraw consent for future processing pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR

Automated decision-making including profiling in individual cases in not conducted.

In addition, you have the right to submit a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority concerning our processing of your data. Other rights you have vis-à-vis the platform operators (in particular the right to object to certain processing by the respective platforms or to revoke consent given to one of the aforementioned platforms) are described in the data privacy policies of the respective platforms.

Detailed explanations can be found in the general data privacy policy of TU Berlin.

Changes to this data privacy policy

TU Berlin reserves the right to change or amend the information contained in this data privacy policy as required. Any changes will be published here. You should visit this page regularly to check for updates and changes to this data privacy policy.