Privacy Policy


Knowledge-Based Systems Group
Prof. G. Lakemeyer, Ph.D.
RWTH Aachen University
Ahornstrasse 55
52056 Aachen

What we collect

We collect information about the use of this website, this includes the time of access, the part of the website accessed, information about the used browser and operating system, referring websites, and the client address and Internet service provider. We use this information to improve our website and services, and to ensure the security of this website through automated analysis. The data is kept for four weeks and then deleted. The data is not combined with any other identifiable information. The data is not used for any marketing related activity.

Sharing information

We may disclose your personal information to appropriate third parties, such as law enforcement agencies, if legally required. We will not sell or rent any information to third parties.


We are committed to keeping your information secure. We have put in place appropriate systems and procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites. We have no control over the content and privacy policies of other websites. You are responsible for checking the privacy policy on these websites.

Third Party Services

While we do not use cookies on our website, we may embed or link to content that does make use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and sent to the respective service to identify users. You may disable cookies in your browser settings. The services may also provide other means to opt-out of tracking. Please refer to the individual service privacy policies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

IP-anonymization is activated on this website, thus your IP address will be truncated. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:

You can read more about Google’s use of data from their partner site privacy policy.


We embed videos from YouTube one some pages. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal. The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, a subsidiary of Google Inc.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages on which a YouTube video was integrated, the Internet browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under When playing a video, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited.

If you are logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account. This may be prevented by logging out of YouTube before accessing pages that contain YouTube videos.

YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Google Maps

Some pages embed maps from Google Maps. Google Maps is a service to provide geographic information. It is required to visualize addresses and locations on this website. You can learn more about Google Maps at

With each call-up to one of the individual pages on which a Google Maps map was integrated, the Internet browser is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding map component. When showing a map, Google gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited.

Contact Form

We provide a contact form and email address to contact us. Data submitted through the contact form is proocessed by and then send to us. Please see the privacy policy about the handling of your data. If you contact us by email or via the contact form, the personal data transmitted are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you in response.

Supervisory Authority

In case of complaints, please contact the Data Protection Officer of the RWTH Aachen University.

Changes to this policy

We may revise this policy from time to time. If we make material changes, then we change the revision date below. You should check periodically for changes.

Last revised: May 24th 2018