Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Computer Science and Media
Applied Linguistics/Special Languages
|PF 30 11 66, D-04251 Leipzig, Germany |
Gustav-Freytag-Str. 42a, D-04277 Leipzig
|Course design, content development,|
project & course management
|Prof. Dr. phil. Uwe Bellmann|
Phone +49 (0) 341 3076 -6166
|Programming, platform & media design||Marco Blättermann|
Special thanks to
Renate Abraham, Doug Abuelo, Kennon Ballou, Henriette Beranek, Christian Birkner, Mirko Braams, Jeremy Day, Rebecca Didt, Stephan Flad, Andreas Flechtner, Carsten Hänel, Alan Hamilton, Anne E Janusch, Patricia L Joliet, Christian Keymer, Sebastian Klein, Jörg Kohlsdorf, Mario Kolberg, Bettina Kreuzburg, Evan H Magill, Mark Martin, Alexander May, Thomas Mosig, Manfred Nietner, Sebastian Paul, Claudia Pfeil, Ursula Pittler, Sebastian Poppe, Darren Richardson, Paul D Ronning, Barbara Schoder, Uwe Schwarzer, Volker Schweitzer, Deborah A Steiger, Kerstin Steinberg-Rahal, Bruce A Stewart, Uwe Thieme, Vincent Torcheux, Karen Walzer, Paul Warrington, Richard Wells, Michael Wengler, Angela Wurche, Udo Zimmer and hundreds of students for their individual contributions as assistants, beta testers, cameramen, consultants, photographers, programmers, server administrators, sound engineers and speakers.
Mandatory information under the German law
Die HTWK Leipzig ist eine Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts. Sie wird durch die Rektorin, Frau Prof. Dr. p.h. habil. Gesine Grande, gesetzlich vertreten.
Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst, Wigardstraße 17, 01097 Dresden, http://www.smwk.de
Inhaltlich Verantwortlicher gemäß § 6 MDStV
Prof. Dr. phil. Uwe Bellmann
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Any interested party may sign up and become a WebCourse member without any cost or further obligation. WebCourse members may study any one of the activated terminology trainers to e-Xplore Terms and they may use selected information and services to e-Xplore Technical English, all without any cost or further obligation. Studying a WebCourse under the label e-Xplore Technical English®, however, includes individual tutoring and is, therefore, bound to membership in a group. Group codes may be obtained from the responsible department or authority at many universities. WebCourse members, who want to join certain groups on a voluntary basis, can be charged course fees, especially in cases when the chosen WebCourses are not compulsory parts of their applicable study and examination regulations. All WebCourse members who successfully complete a WebCourse will be awarded an ESP (English for Specific Purposes) certificate in accordance with the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
|Our Obligations||Individuals who are eligible for WebCourse membership are entitled to make personal use of all terminology trainers and all free contents offered to e-Xplore Technical English.
All personal data will be handled with the strictest confidentiality. Aside from your English teacher or the examination office of your university, if applicable, no third party will have access to your personal data. Please refer to our privacy statement for more detailed information.
|Your Obligations||WebCourse members agree to use the courses or parts of them exclusively for purposes of personal studies, further qualification and information. You are supposed to study your WebCourse on your own, i.e. without assistance from third parties, their resources or utilities. Individual learner feedbacks and hints on solutions, which you receive in response to your completions of certain parts of your course, must not be shared in public or closed groups of social networks, news forums or (cloud) storage services -- neither during nor at any time after your group membership. In cases of non-compliance or fraud, previously obtained certificates may become invalid.|
|Your Account||Access to WebCourses is free and without any obligation. Just sign up, become a WebCourse member, and study the terminology trainers of your choice -- e-Xplore Terms immediately. Furthermore, you can use selected services and information to e-Xplore Technical English. Note, however, that you will additionally have to join a group if you want to study a WebCourse under e-Xplore Technical English or if, according to your university degree programme, you need to earn credits for having passed a WebCourse under e-Xplore Terms.
If you are required to e-Xplore Technical English or to e-Xplore Terms as a compulsory component of your English course at university, you will receive your group code directly from your English teacher or from the department which administrates your studies. If you would like to take a WebCourse to supplement an English course at your university, please ask your English teacher to contact us to make arrangements with our user administration, or contact us directly.
|Email for You||We want you to learn as much as possible and pass your course successfully. To this end, we offer you a wide range of tutorial support, part of which is via email. As a WebCourse member, you agree to our sending you an email whenever we feel this would be a valuable support to your individual learning path and your progress in the course.|
|Contact Us||Whenever you contact us, please mark the applicable addressee, so that we can respond as quickly as possible.|
The processing of data by the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur (HTWK) Leipzig complies with the General Data Protection Regulation in force since 25 May 2018. This regulation aims to ensure that people keep or regain control of their data, which is an important concern for us as members of the HTWK Leipzig. Therefore, we repeatedly explain which personal data we need to collect to conduct our WebCourses properly, why we need them, what we do with them, and how you can object to this and arrange for us to delete your data.
WebCourses are part of the courses offered by the HTWK Leipzig. Legal bases for the collection, processing, and storage of user-related data in WebCourses, i.e. within the framework of university courses, which include the assessment, certification of achievement, mailing and archiving of course results, are the applicable state and university-specific laws, ordinances, administrative regulations, policies, statutes and documents. These include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Data Ordinance, the university-internal and faculty-specific regulations, as well as the particular study and examination regulations of degree programmes in their most current or applicable versions.
The supervisory authorities in charge are the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts and the Saxon Data Protection Commissioner. The responsible bodies are the HTWK Leipzig and the University's Data Protection Officer.
|Processing of your data
When you enrol for our WebCourses under e-Xplore Technical English and e-Xplore Terms, we store your title, first name, family name, date of birth, and e-mail address. We require this information to guide you through your course, provide personal support in subject-related, organisational and technical matters, to be able to issue and send you your assessment - and, if you have passed the course, your certificate of achievement - at the end of the course.
When you enter a group code that you have received directly from a supervisor, e.g. your English teacher or us, we register your membership in a specific study group. This affiliation determines two things: firstly, which of our courses we offer you and secondly, if and if so, who may view the learning outcomes you have achieved in your course. Apart from the WebCourse administrators, this can include your English teacher, who supervises your classroom course, or another person responsible for organising the course or recognising your academic achievements, where we have been instructed to do so by the university.
We collect various usage data during the course: date and time of the first and last WebCourse attendance, number of attempts per task, your latest answers per task and the relevant evaluations and results, our communication with you, your aggregated study results per course and, if successful, copies of your Technical English certificates. This data combined with a cookie is essential for course management, learner guidance, and support. You need it to achieve your learning goals. We need it to measure your learning progress and to assess and document your achievement.
|Storage and deletion of your data
As soon as you have completed a WebCourse and obtained a certificate at level C1.1 or B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, everyone to whom you present this certificate can instantly verify it as a proof of your skills in Technical English. To check the certificate's authenticity, they enter your name and the certificate ID under "VerifyCertificate" on the given course website. This means, in order that you can prove to potential employers, that the certificate, which you earned online, is valid without carrying a seal nor a signature, we keep your aggregated records in combination with your personal data for a provisionally indefinite period.
You may object to the use and storage of your data if you are or previously were registered course members. In this case, you have two options: Either you tell us to remove only the results you have achieved in one of our courses or you instruct us to delete not only your results, but your entire user profile.
Note that your claim for deletion will remain subordinate as long as we still need your data to fulfil our statutory tasks, for example, if we are obliged to processing by legal regulation or if we have to comply with statutory obligations to store the records of study and examination results. In any case, you should be aware that deletions, as described above, will make it impossible to verify the authenticity of previously earned Technical English certificates.
For the practical implementation of your objection to the described data processing or your claim for deletion, please notify the contact person named on our website under Contact Info > About Us.
If you have not yet registered with us and do not agree to the described use of your data, we urge you not to take any of our courses.