Imprint / Privacy Policy


Imprint of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg

Administration of the digital repository
The University Library of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg is responsible for editing and maintenance of the database as well as for the content of the FAQ-page within the meaning of Sec. 55 (2) of the German Interstate Broadcasting Treaty (Rundfunkstaatsvertrag).

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
University Library
Platz der Deutschen Einheit 2
03044 Cottbus


Technical support
For the technical implementation, the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg contracts the Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB) as a processor. The ZIB hosts the digital repository based on the publication software OPUS 4.

Zuse-Institut Berlin
Kooperativer Bibliotheksverbund Berlin-Brandenburg
Takustraße 7
14195 Berlin

Imprint and privacy policy of the KOBV (in particular point “a”)

Privacy Policy

Privacy policy of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg

Data protection officer
Sergey Romanov
Data protection office
Konrad-Wachsmann-Allee 5
03046 Cottbus
T +49 (0) 355 69-2112

Personal metadata
Personal metadata is created, processed and distributed under the CC0 license for the purpose of dissemination and re-use of scientific publications.
  • Surnames and first names of persons involved in the publication
  • Surnames and first names of reviewers and supervisors
  • E-mail addresses of the involved persons
  • Affiliation of the involved persons to a chair (Fachgebiet)
  • ORCID ID of the involved persons

Usage data
Each time a user accesses the digital repository and each time a file is called up, the following data is temporarily stored in a log file and processed:
  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of the request
  • Access method chosen by the requesting computer
  • Input values transmitted by the requesting computer (e.g. file name)
  • Web server access status
  • URL from which the file was requested or the chosen function initiated
  • Browser ID
The data is stored for a period of one month and then deleted, unless a detected web attack leads to civil or criminal prosecution.

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Processing of IP addresses for statistical purposes
  • The logged IP addresses are further processed for the evaluation of user access on the document server.
  • The number of downloads of a document and accesses to the front door are evaluated.
  • The IP addresses are pseudonymized before processing.
  • The logged data is stored for a period of one month and then deleted.
  • The ePuSta software is used to create the statistical data.
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