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Data subject information according to GDPR

Data subject information according to GDPR


Data subject information according to GDPR - transfer of personal data

Dear user,

in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we would like to inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of this data processing.

We would like to inform you that when using MATLAB Simulink online, your status, your RWTH email address (ending in and pseudonymized eduperson Target ID, which you have at RWTH Aachen University, will be transferred. No other data will be transferred from RWTH to MathWorks. The other personal data that is requested is not transferred by RWTH, but must be provided by yourself in order to use MATLAB, etc. These are:

  • Last name, first name (a pseudonym should be used),
  • your physical location,
  • your job title,
  • older than 13 years (select yes/no),
  • Department: selection options and
  • the name of the company; RWTH is given.

Responsible for the EU General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations.

Rector of RWTH Aachen University
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen (home address)
52056 Aachen (postal address)
Telephone: +49 241 80 1
Fax: +49 241 80 92312

Responsible specialist department and specialist for data protection

IT Center
Seffenter Weg 23,
52074 Aachen
Technical contact: Nadja Binz
Telephone: +49 241 80 28897

Staff units of data protection of RWTH Aachen University
Templergraben 83
52062 Aachen (home address)
52056 Aachen (postal address)
Telephone: +49 241 80 94114

Purposes and legal bases of data processing

MATLAB is a programming and numerical computing platform used by millions of engineers and scientists to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models. MATLAB provides an end-to-end development environment with a comprehensive set of sophisticated features and algorithms. MATLAB offers better and easier graphical analysis capabilities for displaying results. It has been used for many years at RWTH Aachen University for the purpose of teaching and research.

The status of the RWTH email address and the eduperson Target ID is transmitted.
According to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR the input of the login data is mandatory for the fulfillment of the contract.
(Note: The legal basis refers exclusively to the transmission for the purpose of license management).
The basis for the transmission of the SSO data is the DPA with the standard contractual clauses.

Categories of recipients of the personal data

Your personal data will be transferred to Mathworks, Inc. based in the USA.

Duration of storage

Your personal data will be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or for as long as legal retention periods exist.

Data subject rights

You have the following rights regarding the processing of the status:

Pursuant to Article 15 et seq. DS-GVO the right to information about the personal data concerned, the right to rectification or deletion or to restriction of processing, a right to object to processing and the right to data portability. Also, pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority ( if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes this Regulation.

To exercise these rights, please send an email to

For more information on data processing by MathWorks independent of RWTH, please see the following privacy notice at MathWorks Privacy Policy.

last changed on 11/30/2023

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