Privacy Statement

Data protection is of high priority for the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB). As a general rule, the use of TIB’s services does not require the provision of any personal data. However, the processing of personal data may be required where a data subject wants to use special services via the TIB’s web pages. Where the processing of personal data is required and where there is no legal basis for such processing, we shall obtain the data subject’s consent.

The processing of personal data, such as for example the data subject’s name, address, email address, or telephone number shall always be carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the state and institution-specific data protection rules and regulations applicable to the TIB. This privacy statement serves to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process, as well as of the rights data subjects are entitled to.

The terms used in this privacy statement are to be understood within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Name and address of the controller

The controller under data protection law shall be:

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 762-8989

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller shall be:

Elke Brehm
Phone: +49 511 762-8138
Email: datenschutztibeu

Postal address:

Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
data protection officer
Welfengarten 1 B
30167 Hannover

Visiting Address:

TIB Conti-Campus
Königsworther Platz 1 B
30167 Hannover

Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly regarding any and all questions and suggestions regarding data protection at any time.

Contact possibility via the web pages

The TIB’s web pages contain information and forms that enable quick electronic contacting via contact form or by email providing name and email address also for customers not registered with the TIB. The indication of name and email address is necessary to establish contact following clarification of the data subject’s concerns. The personal data transmitted by the data subject to the TIB via email or via a contact form are automatically stored internally and only for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject.


The TIB websites use cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser and serve to render the offer of the TIB more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Most of the cookies used are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted at the end of the visit. Other cookies remain stored on the user’s terminal device until he or she deletes them. These cookies enable the TIB to recognise the user’s browser on his or her next visit.

Users can prevent and permanently object to the setting of cookies by TIB websites at any time by choosing the corresponding settings of the Internet browser used. Furthermore, cookies already set can be deleted at any time with the Internet browser or by other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, the TIB web pages may not function properly.

Use of web analysis tools

The TIB uses the open source web analytics service Matomo ( to analyse usage data in order to optimise this online offer. Cookies are used to enable a statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-related content. There is no other use, merging with other data or disclosure to third parties.


Die mit Matomo erzeugten Informationen über die Benutzung dieser Webseite werden ausschließlich bei der TIB verarbeitet und gespeichert.

In diesem Fall wird im Browser der betroffenen Person ein Opt-Out-Cookie hinterlegt, der verhindert, dass Matomo Nutzungsdaten speichert. Wenn die Cookies gelöscht werden, wird auch das Matomo Opt-Out-Cookie gelöscht. Der Widerspruch (Opt-Out) muss bei einem erneuten Besuch der Internetseite der TIB wiederholt werden.

Collection of general data and information (logfiles)

Whenever a data subject calls the TIB web pages, these pages automatically collect information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to the TIB. This is:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • IP address
  • Internet service provider of the accessing system
  • Time of the server request

As a general rule, this data is not attributable to a particular person. This data will not be merged with other data sources.

Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The TIB processes and stores the data subject’s personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of such storage and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the country and institution-specific data protection regulations applicable to the TIB. Thereafter, the personal data will routinely be blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Rights of the data subject

You shall at any time be entitled to obtain information about the data stored in this library, its origin and recipient and about the purpose of such data processing, as well as to rectification or erasure or restriction of processing or – to the extent that such processing is based on your consent – a right of withdrawal, possibly a right of objection and the right to data portability. Complaints may be lodged with the above-mentioned supervisory authority. You can contact us at any time for further questions on the subject of personal data.