The use of this website may involve the processing of personal data. In order to help you understand why we process these data, we should like to give you an overview of this processing in the following information. In order to guarantee fairness in the processing we should also like to inform you about your rights in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal German Data Protection Act (FGPA).

The controller of the data processing is the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden (hereinafter: we or us).

General data


If you have questions or suggestions on this information or wish to assert your rights with us, please address the request to:

Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB)
Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden

Tel.: +49 351 4677 123

General information on data processing

When you use this website your personal data may be processed. Under data protection law the term, "personal data" designates all the information, which refers to an identified or identifiable person. The IP address may also be an item of personal data. An IP address allocates the individual with the device connected to the Internet by the Internet provider, so that it is able to send and receive data. When you use the website we collect data, which you yourself provide. During your visit to the website we also automatically collect information about your use of the website.

We process personal data in accordance with the relevant data protection provisions, in particular the GDPR and the FGPA. We process data only on the basis of legal admissibility. When you use this website we process personal data only with your consent (Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (a) GDPR), to fulfil a contract, to which you are a party, or to perform pre-contractual measures (Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (b) GDPR), to fulfil a legal obligation (Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (c) GDPR) or if the processing is necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, provided that your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms, which require that your personal data be protected, are not overridden (Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (f) GDPR). 

Duration of storage

Unless otherwise stated in the following notes, we store the data only as long as necessary to achieve the purpose of the processing or to satisfy our contractual or legal duties. Such a legal duty to preserve the records may arise in particular from the provisions of commercial or tax law.

Processing of data

When you use our website for purely information purposes in the first instance general information is automatically stored (in other words, if you have not registered) and this information is transferred to our server. As a standard feature this information includes: browser type and version, operating system used, site accessed, the site previously accessed (referrer URL), IP address, date and time of the server request and HTTP status code.

The data are processed to safeguard our legitimate interest and the processing relies on the legal base in Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (f) GDPR. This processing serves the technical management and security of the website. The data stored are erased at the end of 14 days, unless specific evidence gives rise to legitimate suspicion of an unlawful use and further investigation and processing of the information is necessary on this ground. Any further storage (log files of the firewall with IP, access data and amount of data transferred) takes place for security reasons for 30 days. If storage is required beyond this, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that it is no longer possible to assign the calling client. The execution and evaluation of pentests involve the exceptional storage of test-related data for 8 weeks; there is no divergent use of this data during the extended storage period.


Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files, which are stored by your browser, whenever you visit a website. This allows us to recognise your browser when you visit our website on subsequent occasions.

To do this we use in particular permanent cookies. Permanent cookies are automatically erased after a specified time, which may vary from cookie to cookie.

Insofar as these coolies are used to process personal data, this relies on the legal basis in Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (f) GDPR. This processing serves our legitimate interests in making our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure.

You can erase cookies at any time by adjusting the security settings of your browser. As a matter of principle you may refuse to accept the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings. The German Federal Office for Information Security offers you further information on this on

Analyses of our website

On our website we use the services of the Matomo web analysis service (formerly Piwik). Matomo is a type of open source software for website optimisation, which uses an anonymous method to analyse access by visitors to our website. In this process immediately on being processed and prior to being stored your IP address is anonymised. Matomo undertakes no further processing of personal data. The information generated by the use of cookies on your use of our site is not used for analysis based on personal identity or the creation of profiles and is also not transferred to third parties. 

The data are processed in order to safeguard our legitimate interests and the processing relies on the legal basis in Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (f) GDPR. The processing is performed in the interest of optimising our site and in so doing to waive as far as possible the processing of personal data.

You may object to the processing of your data in its entirety at any time. For this purpose you can use a browser extension, which blocks advertising content or you can prevent cookies being installed on your browser by adjusting your browser settings. Moreover, you may subsequently object to the processing of your data by Matomo by clicking the mouse. In this case an opt-out cookie will be installed on your browser. As a consequence of this Matomo will not collect data of any kind. If you erase your cookies from your Internet browser, the opt-out cookie will also be erased. If you visit our website again, you will therefore need to activate it again.

Linked services and third party contents

On our website we use services and contents provided by third-party suppliers (hereinafter: contents). For such links it is necessary for technical reasons to process your IP address, so that the contents can be sent to your browser. Your IP address is therefore transferred to the respective third-party supplier.

These data are processed in every case to safeguard our legitimate interests in the optimisation and the economic operation of our website and the processing relies on the legal base in Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (f) GDPR.

The programming language, JavaScript is routinely used to link the contents. You can therefore object to the processing of the data by deactivating the execution of JavaScript in your browser or by installing a JavaScript blocker. Please note that this may result in restrictions to certain functions on our website.

We have linked the contents from the following services provided by third-party suppliers:

On our website we use the plug-in from the social network from International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (Twitter).

Withdrawal of consent

If you have granted your separate consent to the data processing, you may withdraw this consent at any time in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR. Such a withdrawal of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing, which was carried out by virtue of the consent up until the withdrawal of consent.

Data Protection Officer

Our external data protection officer can be contacted at the following contact details:

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