Privacy and Copyright
Please pay attention to the following!
We take the privacy and copyright concerns on our learning platform very seriously.
For teachers the leaflet for "Special Copyrights for using external sources in Moodle" is relevant. The copyright permissibility (and the barriers) of making external sources available for studying and teaching is derived from § 52a! UrhG
. A leaflet informs about copyright regulations and gives appropriate recommendations. The leaflet is on every personal starting page.
The following regulations apply to all registered participants of e-learning courses on the Moodle learning platform of the Berlin School of Economics and Law as well as users of visitor access. The use of the learning platform is granted by the data protection officer of the University of Economics and Law Berlin under data protection law.
Storage of Data
In order to participate in Moodle, personal information will be collected from you and stored in a Moodle internal database, including at least the required for setting up a Moodle account like name, university-related e-mail address, city, country, username and password. In addition, you may voluntarily provide further information in your "personal profile". Moodle also allows you to publish posts in forums, chats, blogs, wikis, journals etc. under your name. Moodle also allows you to provide files for other participants to retrieve.
Type of Stored Data
When using Moodle, your posts and activities will be stored in log files of the web server as well as in the Moodle software, as long as it is required for the customized features in Moodle. Neither course instructors (e.g., in the role of "teacher"), nor other students (e.g., in the role "student") have access to this usage data. Course instructors (in the role of "teacher") have access to "activity overviews" for teaching purposes, the organization of the course, and evaluate test in the course. Personal contributions to activities such as forums, wikis, blogs or tasks are shown in this context. Such data may be used for educational purposes only, as long as they are necessary for the handling of tasks and as long as the purpose of data processing is executed in the light of the principle of data economy to the related proportionate.
The persons entrusted with the technical management of the Moodle platform and the database and web server have access to all personal data stored in the system. These people may only use this information to the extent necessary to ensure the operation of Moodle.
Processing of Data
Your personal data (based on § 6 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 Berliner Hochschulgesetz (! BerlHG
)) will be processed exclusively for your participation in Moodle-based courses. The collection, storage, use or disclosure of any additional personal data in Moodle is based on a consent in accordance with § 6 paragraph 1 of the Berlin Data Protection Act (! BlnDSG
) in electronic form. The personal data processed in Moodle will not be passed on to third parties or used for purposes other than those intended, subject to legal provisions.
Use of External Services
Those responsible for the course (in the role of "teacher") have the option to connect external services (eg YouTube, WikiMedia) and to transfer files to Moodle. These offers are not operated by HWR Berlin and are only subject to the procedures of the external provider with regard to security and data protection. The external repositories are marked as external repositories. A transfer of personal data from HWR-Moodle to the providers of external repositories is excluded.
Deletion of Data
Your user account, including the personal details of the corresponding user profile, will be deactivated 120 days after deregistration and will be deleted after another 30 days. Profile data that you have entered on a voluntary basis can be deleted by yourself at any time.
Courses are left on the server for a period of 5 years and then deleted. 14 days before the deletion a notification will be sent by e-mail. The deletion of a course can be arranged earlier by the lecturer. Personal posts in wikis and forums, as well as files you provided, will be available to other users until the deletion of the affected Moodle account.
Privacy Statement of the User:
Stand: 30. September 2014