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Data Privacy Statement / Data Protection Declaration of the University of Liechtenstein

 

Introduction

The protection of personal data is of particular concern to us. Please read this declaration carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time.

This declaration serves as information for all persons, who are in contact with the University of Liechtenstein.

In the event of a request for information, this declaration is therefore also referred to or mentioned if necessary. Unless otherwise stated, the University of Liechtenstein is the data protection officer for the data that we collect directly, via services, websites and apps or commissioned data processors.

It is incompatible with the university's legal remit and ethos for us to sell, trade or rent your information.

The names of persons and functions used in this declaration apply equally to persons of the female and male sex. For better readability, no gendering of the text has been used in this information.

This information is for your information in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 GDPR

General declaration

As a university and a place of academic exchange, the protection of personal data is a major concern of the University of Liechtenstein. It processes this data on the basis of legal provisions in Art 50a of the University Act (HSG) and Art 39 of the Law on the University of Liechtenstein (LUG) in conjunction with Art 3 para. 1 letter a number 2 of the Data Protection Act (DSG). These purposes result from Art 3 LUG and Art 3 HSG. These purposes are in particular:

  • teaching, further education and research in architecture, business informatics, economics and business law;
  • the implementation of consecutive courses of study and those of continuing education;
  • dealing with the historical development, present and future problems of economy, society, state, environment and international cooperation;
  • to gain knowledge and solve technological problems in cooperation with other universities at home and abroad in the service of science and art;
  • public relations work, which includes dialogue with the population, lifelong training and the formulation of long-term, sustainable development concepts;
  • knowledge and technology transfer to commercial enterprises and public administration;
  • the performance of all activities related to this purpose;
  • the performance of these tasks takes place almost exclusively within the territory of the Principality of Liechtenstein;
  • the special processing of data on event participants is carried out to fulfil contractual obligations and any subsequent legal obligations or to make data available for legal proceedings;
  • the special processing of data on contractual partners is carried out to fulfil contractual obligations and any subsequent legal obligations;
  • the specific processing of data in the employment relationship is based on the fulfilment of contractual obligations and the subsequent legal obligations (e.g. reporting obligations to the tax administration, AHV Social Security, the Office for Statistics, etc.);
  • Only in justified cases do we process data due to overriding interests (e.g. documentation of public events) or due to special consent (e.g. publications for advertising purposes).

II. Responsible person and data protection officer

The University of Liechtenstein (foundation under public law) is responsible for the purposes and means of data processing (Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Tel.: 00423 265 11 11, E-Mail: info@uni.li, Website: www.uni.li).

The Data Protection Commissioner of the University of Liechtenstein is also available for inquiries and information at the address mentioned above, for the attention of Dr. Rainer Silbernagl, Tel.: 00423 265 1373 or at datenschutz@uni.li.

III. Competent data protection supervisory authority

The Data Protection Agency (DSS) is responsible for your data protection concerns in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Its contact details: Städtle 38, P.O. Box 684, FL-9490 Vaduz, T +423 236 60 90, info.dss@llv.li.

IV. If you wish to assert rights in connection with data protection

According to the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (DSG) you are entitled to the following rights:

  • obtain information on the personal data processed or the categories of personal data processed, the purposes of the processing, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the intention to transfer the data to a third country or international organization, including appropriate guarantees, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on the details thereof,
  • to demand the correction, completion or deletion of your personal data which are incorrect or processed in a manner not in conformity with the law,
  • to require us to limit the processing of your personal data,
  • under certain circumstances, to object to the processing of your personal data or to revoke the consent previously given for the processing,
  • to receive your personal data, which you have provided us with, in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another person in charge, as far as the process is related to the tasks of the University,
  • to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.
  • Optionally, you have the right of revocation, if you have given your consent. Should you have consented to processing by the University of Liechtenstein by means of a corresponding declaration, you can revoke your consent at any time for the future. The legality of the data processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected by this revocation.

V. Procedure for complaints or requests for information

At any time you have the right to make an inquiry, a request for information, a complaint or any other request related to your personal data. You can send us your request informally by post or e-mail. In the case of requests made by e-mail, we will reply in this way until you wish to return to postal service. Please address your requests to info@uni.li or datenschutz@uni.li.

The processing of your requests is free of charge, except for obviously unfounded or excessive requests. In such cases, we may legally either charge a reasonable fee or refuse to act on the basis of the request.

For your request, we may establish your identity, provided that it does not arise from other sources, or request proof of this identity.

We will reply to you in writing or by e-mail within one month of receiving your request. This period can be extended by a further two months in the case of extensive questions or more difficult surveys.

If you are not satisfied with the information provided to you, you may contact the Data Protection Agency (DSS) (Städtle 38, P.O. Box 684, FL-9490 Vaduz, T +423 236 60 90, info.dss@llv.li), after we have provided you with the information or dealt with the matter.

VI. Duration of the storage of personal data

Your data will be stored by the University of Liechtenstein after collection for as long as necessary in compliance with the legal retention periods. Here are some examples:

  • account books, accounting vouchers and business correspondence (Art 1059 PGR) - 10 years
  • statute of limitations on assessment (Art 115 SteG) - 10 years
  • social security contributions (Art 46 and 29 AHVG) - 5 years
  • claims arising from the employment relationship (§ 1173a Art 69 ABGB) - 5 years
  • special statute of limitations (§ 1486 ABGB) - 5 years
  • actions for damages (§§ 1489, 1489a ABGB) - 3 years
  • general status of limitations (§ 1478 ABGB) - 30 years

So these periods are necessary for the fulfilment of the above-mentioned legal purposes, a contract or due to legitimate interests. As a public institution the University of Liechtenstein is obliged to offer documents containing personal data and data blocked under data protection law, as well as documents subject to special secrecy protection, to the National Archives of Liechtenstein (Art 7 of the Archives Act).

VII. Supervisory measures in the university sector

No video surveillance run by the university can be found on the university premises. The areas surrounding the university are monitored by the parking management (https://www.uni.li/de/universitaet/portraet/standort-und-anreise/parkplatzbewirtschaftung-auf-dem-campus-der-universitaet)

VIII. Confidentiality of university staff

All employees of the University of Liechtenstein are legally bound to secrecy on the basis of Article 23 of the Public Enterprise Control Act (ÖUSG) or other provisions (e.g. § 1173a Art 4 Para. 4 and Art 28a ABGB or Art 26 DSG).

IX. Passing on of personal data

We will only pass on your data if this is necessary within the framework of our contractual obligations or if we are required to do so by law. Your personal data can be passed on to the following parties:

  • authorities
  • public sector entities
  • IT service providers
  • banks / Insurances
  • software producers
  • service providers

In all other cases, data will not be passed on without your express consent or your personal request.

As a rule, our external service providers (commissioned data processors in accordance with Art 28 GDPR) process your personal data within the European Union (EU) or the contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). However, in the event that your personal data is transferred to a service provider located in a third country and processed there (e.g. in Switzerland), the respective processor has been contractually instructed by us to ensure the protection of your data by means of suitable guarantees, such as the conclusion of standard data protection clauses, the examination of the adequacy of the level of data protection by the European Commission or the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Data from students and participants in advanced education

X. Student data
In order to carry out the university's training courses, we need data on our students. We collect this data on the basis of our legal mandate and process it for the purposes of study and training. The protection of these data is of particular concern to us.
We collect student data for the following reasons:

-registration and application for studies
-to have active students on record
-to keep records of interested students
-handling of teaching and examination operations, e.g. collection of data about grades and course performance
-to award academic degrees and graduations
-event and excursion management within the framework of the study programme
-statistical purposes
-quality assurance management
-data synchronization Accession to the University of Liechtenstein Student Union (ULSV), University of Liechtenstein Alumni (ULA), student events, student discounts and benefits
-accounting and payment service (e.g. with regard to tuition fees according to the University of Liechtenstein's scale of fees)

XI. One-Stop Services
The University of Liechtenstein strives to provide comprehensive support during throughout the course of the students' studies and therefore tries to make their studies easier, more pleasant and more efficient by offering a variety of services. This also includes passing on services provided by third parties from the Principality of Liechtenstein through simplified channels and fundraising activities that can make the student environment easier. The passing on of personal data to these third-party providers will only be done at the student's own request, and it is not a mandatory service. For data forwarded on request, the data protection declarations of the third-party providers apply and the University cannot accept any liability for their conduct. We act in the preponderant interest of the person concerned.

XII. Alumni and Graduate Discounts (ULA)

Graduate students have the opportunity to receive discounts on events at the University of Liechtenstein. Contact and exchange with our graduates is part of our academic interest. Therefore, we offer alumni services within the framework of the University of Liechtenstein Alumni (ULA) Membership is voluntary. Hence, your data will only be transferred to the ULA on the basis of your explicit consent and processed according to the regulations of this declaration.

XIII. Student Associations and Events
During the course of studies, events are organized through the commitment of the students. These are in various fields such as scientific exchange, joint sports and cultural activities or joint celebrations and excursions. The University of Liechtenstein is happy to participate in these events and provides infrastructure and rooms.
It is the responsibility of the organizers to comply with data protection regulations, especially with regard to photographic documentation.

XIV. Training and studies in cooperation with third parties

If courses of study, study programmes, advanced training or joint formats are held, created or carried out with private or public cooperation partners, the University of Liechtenstein shall only assume responsibility for those data protection processes that can be attributed to it or fall within its area of responsibility. Any further liability is excluded. Within the framework of our legal mandate, we are obliged to pass on some surveys and data to public bodies (e.g. the Office of Statistics).

XV. Forwarding student data to third parties
Data of students will only be passed on to third parties on the basis of legal authorization or explicit consent by the student. Data will only be passed on in the interest of the student, if it concerns measures for education and further education, career advancement, career entry or training or international university exchanges.
Partner universities and countries of residence that the student visits in the course of his or her education, even if mediation has taken place via the University of Liechtenstein, may have different standards of protection than in the Principality of Liechtenstein.
The University of Liechtenstein tries to maintain the level of protection in Liechtenstein in each case, but cannot accept any liability for the actions of other universities or educational institutions the student gets in contacts with or visits.
The University of Liechtenstein cannot be held liable for data processing by third parties (e.g. future employers) in the case of advertising and contact events for career entry, if the data has been passed on by the student or at the student's request.
We have reached appropriate agreements with our cooperation partners and universities on the observance of data protection standards, provided they are not subject to the regulations of the GDPR. Most of our cooperation partners are themselves obliged to comply with the protection standards of the GDPR in the context of further education and training via exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus).

Employee and applicant data

XVI. Employee data
The University of Liechtenstein employs numerous staff members, teachers and lecturers who are involved in one way or another in the running of the university. We therefore require personal data in order to handle the respective legal relations of these persons with the University. In the following, all these categories are referred to as "employees". The protection of the data of our employees is our highest priority in order to ensure a smooth workflow. This process includes the following topics in particular:
-accounting and reporting for tax administration
-accounting and reporting to domestic and foreign social security institutions
-accounting procedures
-residence permits and cross-border commuter permits
-internal human resources administration
-application procedure

XVII. Legal basis

The processing, systematization and collection of our employees' data is based on the GDPR, the DSG as well as the LUG and HSG. Otherwise we act according to the fulfilment of pre-contractual relationships, contractual relationships or on the basis of given consent.

XVIII. Application procedure

By registering on the University of Liechtenstein's application portal, you provide us with your personal data about a specific application for the purpose of job search. The University of Liechtenstein is not subject to any contractual obligation to conclude a contract (obligation to contract). The University of Liechtenstein processes and checks the data received as part of its academic and legal duty of care.

IXX. Data protection and confidentiality

The University of Liechtenstein and its software partners have taken the necessary organizational and technical measures to ensure the confidentiality of your application. All employees of the Human Resources Department and of our software partner are bound by law (§ 1173a Art 28a ABGB; Art 23 ÖUSG) to secrecy about personal data within the scope of their employment contract and by law (§ 1173a Art 28a ABGB; Art 23 ÖUSG). On the basis of an automatically activated 128-bit encryption, a secure transmission of your data via the application portal is ensured. During data processing, the general standards for data security are taken into account in accordance with the current state of the art.

XX. Use of your personal data

During the application procedure, your address, surname and first name as well as your postal address, e-mail address and telephone numbers are stored in the applicant database. In addition, application documents such as letters of motivation, curriculum vitae, vocational, education and training qualifications and references are recorded.
These data are stored, evaluated, processed or forwarded internally exclusively in the context of your application. They are only accessible to employees of the personnel department and the persons responsible for selection. Under no circumstances will your data be passed on to companies nor will they be used for other purposes.
The data may be processed for statistical purposes (e.g. reporting). No conclusions can be drawn about individual persons though.

XXI. Right of access to information in the application process

With a request for information you can request information about which data about you is being processed. Please address your request directly to our personnel department at bewerbungen@uni.li in case you do not already have other personal contacts.
At any time you have the possibility to access, change and delete your electronic data or to have your data deleted.
If you have further questions, please also contact info@uni.li or datenschutz@uni.li.

XXII. Storage and deletion of applicant data

If you take up a job at the University of Liechtenstein, your personal data, or an excerpt of those data, will be added to your personal file.
If you have applied, but no employment relationship is established, your documents will be stored for about 3 months after completion of the application procedure and then deleted (profile and application). There will be no separate notification about the deletion of the data.
If you have applied but we cannot offer you a suitable position at this time, we reserve the right to assign your application to a talent pool. In this case, you will receive a message for your information. If you do not agree or are no longer interested, you can delete or have your data (profile and application) deleted independently at any time. If your application is assigned to a talent pool, the data is stored for 12 months and then deleted.

XXIII. Data synchronization with external offices

Due to legal regulations, public authorities may request data from us. This applies to the tax administration, social security, the Office of Statistics, the courts or the local authorities' reporting system. The University of Liechtenstein only provides public domestic offices with the information required by law. Otherwise, external offices without a legal basis have no right to the disclosure of your personal data.

XXIV. Control mechanisms

In order to fulfil legal and contractual obligations, the University of Liechtenstein collects employee data in various forms.
This data is collected exclusively for the fulfilment of a contractual obligation, for example the obligation to pay wages, and is used for accounting and payment purposes as well as for compliance with the protection and due diligence obligations towards employees (e.g. monitoring of periods of rest).

Data of lecturers, teachers and lecturers

XXV. Performance of the contract
Lecturers, instructors and docents are an important part of academic life at our university. They provide impulses and help to expand the university's area of knowledge with their expertise in teaching and events.
Data on lecturers, instructors and docents are processed similarly to data about employees, for the purpose of fulfilling contracts on both sides.

Photos and video recordings

XXVI. Purpose of picture taking and video or audio recordings
Please note that our events are publicly announced and advertised. Our courses, student events, advanced education and training events are also publicly known. Since we are a public educational institution, the public has a legitimate interest in being properly informed about our activities.Photo and video recordings during events is carried out for the purpose of public relations and event documentation of the University of Liechtenstein. The photographs and film recordings are stored on the University of Liechtenstein's internal server and used on its homepage and for press, print media and social media coverage.However, it may happen that we record teaching for quality assurance reasons or in order to make it available to students in a targeted manner.
XXVII. Legal basis for the creation of images and consideration
The production and publication of event photographs is based on legitimate interests in accordance with (Art 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit f GDPR) and fulfils legal obligations (documentation).
It is to be assumed that the university's interest in the production and use of photographs does not interfere excessively with the rights and freedoms of natural persons, especially as they have entered public space, the production and use of photographs has been pointed out in advance or during the event to them, and care has been taken both in the production of photographs and in their publication to ensure that no legitimate interests of depicted persons are violated.
If the rights and freedoms of a person depicted are infringed for reasons worthy of special consideration, we will take appropriate measures to prevent further processing.
It is not possible to make them unrecognizable in print media that have already been issued. Deletion on the website or in social media channels will take place within the scope of technical possibilities. There will be no transfer to a third country.If you are in a course or event that is being recorded or are participating in a video conference, we will inform you as best we can in advance.
In order to protect your rights to your own image, especially in the case of video conferences, we ask you to note that other people can see the place you are using and you may wish to remove any files, books or notes there. Also inform third parties who are not connected to the video conference that they could be recorded and choose the location accordingly.
XXVIII. Duration of storage
The production of the photographs and films takes place for the purpose of public relations, teaching and event documentation. Due to the duty of documentation, deletion is not planned. Teaching videos are only made available for a limited period of time, unless they are part of a format for which they were explicitly recorded. A deletion will take place as soon as the data is no longer required or a legitimate objection has been received.
IXXX. Rights in connection with the image creation
You can inform yourself about your rights in the general part of this declaration.If you appear on a published photo, but do not wish to be included, please contact us at info@uni.li or datenschutz@uni.li so that we can delete this photo. You can also ask the photographer on site to delete the photo. We will delete it if there is a legitimate reason for deletion and we will in any case follow up your request in order to find an appropriate solution.

Data of business event participants

With your registration you transmit to us the requested data for the proper event handling. This includes:
-registration and administration
-attendance check for possible verification
-the method of settlement

on a contractual basis.

The data of your event registrations will be stored. We use the collected data exclusively for the proper processing of your registration. We delete all data that we do not have to keep due to legal regulations, e.g. in accounting, as soon as the event is completed.

Children's data

Data from children until they reach the age of majority at 18 years (Art 12 PGR) is considered by the university to be particularly sensitive.

XXXI. Collection of children's data

If we process data from minors or children, we obtain the consent of their parents, unless the processing is in the overriding interest of the adolescent.According to our consideration such an overriding interest is given if one is interested in an education at the university, obtains information about further education or career paths, or if one is interested in our educational offers or visits the university as part of school education.

XXXII. Taking pictures of children and minors

Should we take pictures or have photos of children or minors taken, we obtain the consent of their parents or guardians.In any case, children are entitled to revoke such consent at any time, even without their legal guardians.
We also offer the option of revocation if the child is now entitled to do so on his or her own. However, the lawful processing carried out up to this point in time does not prevent this.Our employees are especially sensitized in the processing of data of children.

Data in the scientific operations of the university

XXXIII. Scientific data

The University processes scientific data to fulfil one of its core tasks. This data includes in particular

-data from literary works
-statistical data
-data from the creative work of other scientists and institutions
-personal data from statistical records
-published works (Publications)

XXXIV. Purpose of processing scientific data

As a university we have to promote science and ensure its quality. To this end, our staff, affiliated scientists, lecturers and teachers participate in scientific discourse. For this purpose they create,for example
-publications
-photos
-videos
-statistics
-computer programs
-business models
-events
-collaborations
These data are to be processed for the legal purpose of the university to participate in the scientific process. We have a legal authorization to do so in articles 32 and 34 LUG.

XXXV. Duration of processing

Scientific findings in particular are not affected by a limitation of storage, since they are to be made available to posterity for the purpose of gaining knowledge and they are made available to the public and to science by means of retrieval and archiving measures (Art 29 DSG). One of the core tasks of the University of Liechtenstein is to keep these data available and to keep them on record, also in the context of libraries.

XXXVI. Scientific quality assurance

In order to ensure the scientific quality of our work, the University is permitted to examine questions of authenticity, plagiarism, honesty or truthfulness of scientific work, especially with regard to employees, students and participants in further education and applicants. This examination is carried out in order to achieve the statutory tasks.Data is processed for archiving purposes in the public interest, for scientific or historical research or statistical purposes, and does not aim to produce personal consequences.In the case of intending to use personal data for scientific purposes, we may obtain the consent of the data protection authority if the collection is in the interest of research and the person concerned cannot be reached or can only be reached with difficulty. An exception would be that the data is publicly accessible.

XXVII. Distinction from copyright

This privacy policy does not contain any statements about copyright issues.

Notes on processing operations

XXXVIII. Description and scope of data processing operations
Your data is stored and processed on the systems of our software partner Haufe-umantis AG. The European Commission has adopted an adequacy decision regarding the transfer of data to Switzerland (Commission Decision of 26 July 2000 pursuant to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the adequate protection of personal data provided in Switzerland; 2000/518/EC).
IXL. Google Analytics
On our website, "Google Analytics", a web analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94.043 USA) is used to evaluate the website use. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer. The information contained therein about the website and internet use of the visitor can be processed and evaluated by Google.The data collected by Google may be transmitted by Google to countries outside the EU and EEA, in particular the USA. However, Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield Framework. You can find more information about your rights under this framework at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/dataprotection/document/citizens-guide_en.pdf.In addition, we ensure that your IP address is made anonymous before it is transmitted to Google.This website has implemented Google Display advertising (remarketing).
Visitors can use the Ads Preferences Manager to disable Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize ads on the Google Display Network. Use of remarketing with Google Analytics for online advertising involves the placement of ads on websites by third parties, including Google, use of cookies by this website or third parties, including Google. The combined use of Google Analytics cookies and third-party cookies (DoubleClick cookies) allows ads to be targeted, optimized and served based on a user's previous visits to this website.If you do not wish to have your visit to our site evaluated by Google Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics deactivation add-on for browsers. According to Google, this add-on informs the JavaScript (//ga.js) of Google Analytics that no information about the website visit should be transmitted to Google Analytics.
XL. Cookies
We use cookies on our website to make our offer user-friendly. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. The cookies remain stored until you delete them. This enables us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us. If you do not wish this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and you allow them in individual cases. We would like to point out, however, that deactivation will mean that you will not be able to use all functions of our website.
XLI. Contact forms
If you fill out a contact form or send us an e-mail or other electronic message, your details will only be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry, possible related further questions and will only be used within the scope of the enquiry.We will delete your e-mail address after completion of your inquiry.
XLII. Newsletter
If you register for our newsletter, we will immediately send an e-mail to the specified e-mail address, which contains a hyperlink. By clicking on this link, you confirm your newsletter registration (double opt-in procedure). If this confirmation of registration is not received within 7 days, we will delete the e-mail address from our temporary list and no registration will be made. If you confirm your newsletter subscription, you give your consent to the storage of your e-mail address including the date of registration. We use your e-mail address and the personal data collected at the same time only for the administration and the sending of the newsletter.Our newsletters do not contain any obvious or hidden counters, third-party advertising or links to third-party sites that are not directly related to the content of our newsletter. Each newsletter contains a note on how you can unsubscribe from the newsletter.
XLIII. Social Plugins
All integrated social plug-ins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) work via the 2-click procedure; this means that recording your surfing behavior by a plugin only starts when you activate the corresponding plugin by clicking on it in the first place. If, for example, you are logged in with your Facebook account at the same time as you visit our website, Facebook registers your visit to the site after activating the plugin (first click) and can assign this visit to your user account.
XLIV. Facebook Remarketing/Retargeting
Remarketing tags of the social network Facebook (1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) are integrated on our pages. When you visit our pages, the remarketing tags establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We can use the information thus obtained to display Facebook Ads. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in the Facebook privacy policy at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you do not wish to collect data via Custom Audience, you can deactivate Custom Audiences here.
XLV. Data security
When you visit our website, we use the common SSL procedure in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the address bar of your browser. In addition, we apply further suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
XLVI. Disclaimer
The University of Liechtenstein makes every effort to ensure the secure operation of this website. Similarly, the University of Liechtenstein endeavors to check the content and trustworthiness of all external links in advance. However, defects such as loss of data, viruses, interruptions or the like cannot be excluded. The content of linked pages is the sole responsibility of the respective operator and we would like to point out that the operator of linked pages may have a different privacy policy. Likewise, the University of Liechtenstein cannot guarantee that the website and its content are always up-to-date, correct or complete.The University of Liechtenstein therefore disclaims any liability for damage or consequential damage resulting from access to this website or the use of content found on the website (e.g. downloads) or from a link to another website, as well as any other damage related to this website.The University of Liechtenstein expressly points out that the use or distribution of content, text or images is only permitted with the express permission of the University of Liechtenstein.

Special processing operations in emergency situations

XLVII. Emergency situations
Basically, we contact our customers personally or via established communication channels such as telephone, contact forms or e-mail. However, there are also emergency and crisis situations which are beyond our control and in which we are required to maintain operations as well as possible. Such situations can be elementary events such as natural disasters, health crises, supply shortages or social emergencies. In these situations we are also obliged to exercise entrepreneurial diligence and comply with legal requirements.
XLVIII. Change in communication channels
In such situations, we must reserve the right to change, adapt or adapt communication channels at short notice in order to maintain operations in line with the university's mission. In this case, it may happen that we switch to other communication media at short notice, where we could not prepare for a specific pre-selection, but instead use the media with which we reach most of our students or customers. At such times, this leads to the need to carry out data protection clarifications in parallel with the procedures to be installed.For such times we ask for your indulgence that on the one hand the normal operation cannot be maintained, on the other hand data protection clarifications may be delayed. Should tools that we use appear too insecure for you, we ask you not to use them on your own responsibility and to contact us in the usual way.

Functionality of Websites and data transfer to third countries

XLIX. Data recipients in third countries, especially the USA

Due to various technical services offered via social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, You-Tube, etc.), links may be triggered by visiting our website. These links can only be technically blocked to a certain extent, as they also influence the user-friendliness and functionality of the site. Most providers of social media accounts can, usually with an open profile, establish connections to specify the advertising offer in the social media channels. As a result of these services, data is also transferred to third countries where data protection laws are uncertain, primarily the United States of America (USA).
Therefore, before visiting the website of the University of Liechtenstein, we ask for your permission for this data to be transferred. This is a general question, since the transmission of data, especially the IP address, depends on the settings of your browser and your user account in the social media channel.

L. Personal responsibility of the site user

These data transfers cannot be controlled by us alone, as they also depend on which user profiles you have, which you have opened when you visited the website, which settings you use and which usage contract you have concluded with the social media platform or your browser. In addition, the type of your browser settings and which data your browser stores for you and which data may be transferred by it.

A complete deactivation of all cookies, social plug-ins and technical connections would, according to the current status, lead to a non-functioning Internet presence of the University.

We therefore ask you to check your browser settings and the settings of your user accounts and social media channels before visiting our website. If you are unsure whether data takes place through open accounts or your browser when you visit our website, please do not visit our site until you have adjusted these settings to your Internet behavior.

LI. IP Addresses

IP addresses generally do not represent personal data. However, they can be assigned to users, since they act as the user's delivery address on the network. For this purpose, the IP address stores data such as the equipment of the terminal device, surfing behavior, visits to the Internet and, over time, the preferences of the user. All this data can be assigned to a natural person over time. IP addresses are stored when visiting Internet pages in order to allow data exchange between the site and the user.

LII. Consent to data transfer to third countries

Our banner at the start of your visit to the website informs you that data may be transferred to third countries for which no adequacy decision has been issued by the EU Commission, in particular the USA.
With this banner we ask for your consent that these data could be transferred to the USA. The categories include the functionality of the university's website, statistical data, and the marketing category.
Technical cookies and scripts allow the site to function. Statistical data is sent to third parties, such as data processing companies. Google Analytics to aggregate information about the visiting behavior of our users and adjust the site accordingly. Marketing cookies and technical services evaluate the areas of interest e.g. via social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube etc., so that you can stay in contact with the university according to your interests and be informed about our offers.

LIII Why is such data collected?

Such data serves two purposes: On the one hand, it makes the functionality of websites and end users more accessible and thus improves the networking between your own accounts, interests and providers. The data is then used and evaluated for advertising purposes. Campaigns and advertising measures of the university are adapted to the channels from which interested parties come to our site in order to provide targeted information to prospective students. This means that if Google Analytics shows that many prospective students come from Eastern Switzerland, we would be more likely to visit a job fair there than in Western Switzerland. If many prospective students come to us via Facebook, we will not run a campaign on LinkedIn. We will not receive personal data such as name, address, date of birth, address, etc.".