Head of the Business Software Research Group
Prof. Dr. Petra Schubert
University of Koblenz-Landau
Institute for IS Research
Universitaetsstrasse 1
D-56070 Koblenz
Phone: +49 261 / 287 2520
Fax: +49 261 / 287 2521


All contents of the CEIR Website are protected by copyright. The reproduction, adaptation, translation, storage and use of text, images, graphics, sounds and video files or any other electronic resources is not permitted without the author’s consent. This does not affect the copying and downloading for private, scientific and non-commercial use.

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We permit explicit quotations from our documents and webpages and welcome you linking to our sites.

References and Links

We would like to point out that we have no influence on the design and content of linked pages on other websites. Therefore we dissociate ourselves from all contents of all linked pages on the entire Website including all subpages. This statement is true for all our webpages, links and for all content of the sites to which our links and banners are leading.

Picture Credits

Unless specified otherwise, the rights are held by CEIR.

Guideline for Privacy

The available privacy policy clarifies, which information from CEIR are captured by using the website, which are entrusted by the user and how we protect these data.

1. Privacy Policy

The protection of personal data is important for the University of Koblenz-Landau. In the design of our website we are governed by the regulations of the German Teleservices Act (TMG), the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Nation Data Protection Act (LDSG).

2. Use of Personal Data

When you visit our website our webserver stores the viewed pages and their data elements in a log file. The following data is collected and stored for six months until its automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the downloaded file
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Indication whether download was successful
  • Data identifying the browser software and operating system
  • Referring website
  • Name of the visitor’s Internet Service Provider

The processing of this data is intended to allow use of the website (connection setup), for system security, for technical administration of the network infrastructure and the optimization of the website. The IP address is only evaluated in case of attacks to the university network infrastructure.

No personal user profiles are created.

Personal information is only used with your explicit consent and when necessary (e.g. if you register a user account to download resources) or to respond to your enquiries.

You can always revoke your consent.

3. No Disclosure to Third Parties

Your personal information will be used only within the university network. There will be no passing on of information to third parties. The only exception is a transfer on request of an authorized government agency or law enforcement agency e.g. in the event of a misuse of our services, in particular a deliberate attack on our system.

4. Technical Privacy

We save your data on especially protected servers in Germany. A small number of employees with specific technical responsibility have access to it and they are bound to rules of confidentiality.

5. Use of Cookies

When you access our website, we store information in the form of a cookie on your computer.

If you refuse the use of cookies, we ask you to change the settings of your browser. You generally have the option to reject all cookies, or allow for storage only after your approval. The refusal of cookies does not restrict the use of our website. For more information, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions.

6. Google Analytics

For the analysis of hits on our website we use Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics evaluates the cookie stored on your computer during your visit to our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually transmitted to servers operated by Google Inc. and is stored there.

Your IP-adress, so far as you use our website from a member state of the European Union or from another signatory of the agreement of the European Economic Area, will be shortened, i.e. pseudomized before its transmission to the servers, operated by Google Inc.

You can reject our use of cookies as described above.

Furthermore you can prevent the acquisition of the data, which is created by the cookie and applied on your usage of our website, including your IP-adress, as well as the processing of these data through Google Inc. with the installation of the browser-plugin, which the link listed below is leading to:

7. Links to other service providers

Our website may contain links to other providers (e.g. social media platforms). We are not responsible for whether these providers or operators comply with the statutory data protection regulations.

8. Access Right

In case that we collected personal data, we agree to provide information about the saved data as far as you want it.

9. Privacy Policy

In the event of updates on our Website or the implementation of new technologies it may become necessary to change this privacy policy document. CEIR reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time. Therefore, we recommend reading the current privacy policy from time to time. The privacy policy is based on the actual version of: