Regional University Computing Center

Legal basis


According to the Telemedia Act, there is an imprint obligation for websites in Germany. The imprint must be easily recognizable, immediately accessible and always available.
The layout of the TU Kaiserslautern provides for a uniform imprint on the lower right edge of the web pages. As a provider of the entire website of the TU Kaiserslautern and the faculties, the president of the TU is called, only he can legally represent the university to the outside world.

privacy statement

The TU Kaiserslautern uses the web analysis software Matomo. The software stores a lot of information about the visitors of the websites. Both the data protection law and § 13 of the German
Telemedia Act stipulate that users must be informed about the storage of their data. Visitors can decide for themselves whether their data may be captured and stored by our web analytics software. The privacy policy is placed on all websites of the TU next to the imprint.

picture copyrights

1. Right to own picture

Every person has the right to his/her own picture. This means that each person is allowed to decide on the publication of a picture on which he is to be recognized. The legal basis forms §22 of the Art Copyright Law (KUG). The person depicted must give his/her consent to the publication of the picture. Exceptions formulated § 23 KUG. Without the consent required by § 22 may be distributed and displayed:


  • Portraits from the field of contemporary history
  • Images in which people appear only as an accessory next to a landscape or other locations
  • Pictures of meetings, lifts and similar events in which the persons represented participated
  • Portraits that are not made to order, provided that the distribution or exhibition serves a higher interest of the art


2. Copyright

The Copyright (UrhG) protects the author of works of literature, science and art. The protected works include, but are not limited to, written works, computer programs, film and photographic works, scientific-type presentations (such as articles, drawings, plans, maps, tables, sketches). The exploitation rights are mentioned in § 15 UrhG ff.

Basically, if you are not the author of a work, you must obtain permission to distribute the author or the institution prior to publication.

Photos are always legally protected and may not be used for your own website without the prior consent of the creator. This also applies if you can view and download pictures on the internet without paying for them. If you buy images from an image agency (e.g., IStockphoto, Fotalia, Shutterstock), the terms and conditions of the agency apply.

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