Data protection information regarding application log files While you are using the IT applications of the University of St.Gallen such as Compass, Atlas, person profile manager, so-called log files are continually being kept. Without the management of such log files, the regular operation of IT applications could not be guaranteed. These log files contain the following categories of information: web browser used, operating system used, date of the logged event, URL information (history within the IT application), error information, user information. The following list provides information about the use and individual storage period and type of the log files: Overview Use of the log files Storage period and type of the log files Statistics no time limit, anonymised Provability of events 6 months, pseudonymised Error search 30 days, non-anonymised Anonymised log files do not allow for conclusions to be drawn about specific persons and are used for statistical evaluations by developers. Pseudonymised log files enable a strictly limited number of people to relate events to a specific person for evidential purposes if required. Non-anonymised log files are very important for error search; access to them is exclusively limited to development. Log files are not passed on to any third parties and are exclusively used for the purposes mentioned above. Log files are not used for checks on users’ behaviour. If you have any questions about data protection, please contact the data protection officer of the University of St.Gallen.