(Updated as of 1 September 2016)


Your privacy is important to German Institute of Science & Technology – TUM Asia Pte Ltd (“TUM ASIA”). This Privacy Policy describes the types of information collected from you, what we do with it, with whom we share it, and how you can correct or change such information. It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy carefully, especially before providing any personal data to us in connection with TUM Asia (including promotions), whether through the website known as (“Website”) or other services or web pages operated by TUM Asia.

This Policy describes the types of information we collect from you, how we use that information, and with whom we share it. Such information includes information we use to identify you, such which includes your name, address, email, telephone number and other information relating specifically to you that we may collect from time to time in association with the University and promotions and contests conducted by us.

Personal Data You Provide To Us:

In the course of providing our services, we collect personal information directly from you for a specific purpose. You may choose to provide personal information through our Website. If you choose not to provide us with your personal data you may not be able to, and you should not, access certain services (“Master Degree Application/Registration”). Following are the ways in which you may provide us with your personal information and the types of personal information you may submit.

a) Contact Us

If you communicate with us through the “Notify Me” form on our Website, we may ask you for your personal information so we can respond to your questions and comments. You may also choose to provide additional information as well.

b) Newsletters and Other Communications

On our Website, you may sign up to receive newsletters and other communications about our services and promotions. To sign up, we may ask you for additional personal information such as your date of birth, postcode, email address and mobile telephone number. This personal information is used by us to send you the communications you request. Details of how you may opt-out of receiving any communications from us are described in the “Your Choices” section below.

c) Contests, and Other Promotions (“Promotions”)

We may conduct Promotions via the Website or other Services. If you choose to enter the Promotions, we may ask you for your personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and other information about you that is required, for the purpose of conducting these Promotions and selecting a prize winner (if applicable). By providing this information you consent to us using the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the general Terms of Use and any terms and conditions stated to apply to the particular Promotion.

d) Other Website Features

We offer website visitors various features for their enjoyment, which we may change from time to time. We may ask you to submit certain personal information so we can provide you with these features.

e) Personal Data We Collect Automatically

When you visit the Website and other Services, we automatically collect certain personal information that we then aggregate so that it is not linked to a single, identifiable individual. This information provides us with statistics such as how many users visited the Website and other Services and which pages were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor this Website and other Services to our visitors. We collect this information either through “log files”, “cookie” technology or with “web beacons”, as explained below.

f) Log Files

Log files are web server files (such as the domain name or IP address, URL, the http response code, the website from where you visit us or the date and duration of your visit) that are automatically created when an internet user visits a website. Once you stop using our Website, we process and use this information only to enable further connections, for billing purposes, to detect disruptions to telecommunication equipment and to detect abuse of our telecommunication services. We delete this information routinely.

This information is used to create general aggregated profiles of our Website user base and is not used to create personalised user profiles. In case of disruption or misuse, we reserve the right to file a report with law enforcement agencies. We do not use this information for any other purpose(s) and do not share this information with any third parties, except as set out in the section titled “How We Share Personal Data” below.

g) Cookies

Like many companies, we use “cookies” or similar objects on our Website. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited our Website before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, while you are visiting a particular site.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. The “help” feature of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Website features.

h) Web Beacons

Certain pages on our Website may contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies sent by the third party.

Where Your Personal Data Will Be Used and Stored:

Your personal information will be processed in Singapore. The transfer of information by us outside Singapore, which does not provide an adequate level of protection, is subject to restrictions. TUM Asia has taken steps so that your personal information receives an appropriate level of information protection.

How We Share Personal Data:

We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our Website visitors, except as described in this Policy. We may share your personal information with affiliates of TUM Asia for the purposes contemplated when you registered for our Website and/or Services.

We may also share your personal information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These parties are provided only with the personal information they need to perform their functions and can only use and disclose such personal information as is necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information (a) if we are required to do so by law, legal process, law enforcement authorities, or other government officials, or (b) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

Links to Other Sites:

Our Website may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These other websites may operate independently from the Website. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices in place, which we strongly suggest you review it if you visit any linked sites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are unrelated to TUM Asia, we are not responsible for their content, maintenance or availability.

How We Protect Personal Data:

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Website to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information you provide on the Website. Third party websites, which we link to, are unfortunately unable to be controlled by us and so you must be aware that if you supply your personal information to these other third party websites, even for Promotions, we do not always have full control over this information.

Your Choices:

If you would like to view the personal information we process about you, to update your contact details and preferences, or to tell us you no longer want us to process your personal information, you may email us at If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, you may email us at If you ask that we stop using your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify the personal information. However, we will retain records of your personal information if needed in order to comply with any applicable law.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy:

This Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to reflect changes in our online information practices on the Website. When we update the Policy, we will post a replacement Policy on this Website and indicate at the top of the Policy when it was most recently updated. We encourage you to bookmark this page and to periodically review it to ensure familiarity with the most current version of the Policy.

If you continue to use our Website ten (10) days after the date on which we post the updated Policy, your continued use of our Website will be deemed to be your acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us:

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, or if you would like us to update the personal information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by sending an email to

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