Cologne, 01.03.2018


1. Usage authorization

The portal serves to expand languagre skills and intercultural exchange. All students who have an email address of the approved domains are entitled to use the central tandem portal of the UzK for the above mentioned purposes. Use of the central tandem portal for other purposes, in particular commercial use, is not permitted.


2. Access data

Students independently select their access data. For didactic reasons it's not allowed to select a username that is xenophobic, racist, politically extrem, extremely religious or sexually offensive, because it is a learning platform. A transfer of the access data to third parties is not permitted.


3. User data in personal profil

Each user can determine freely which further personal information are set in his personal profil and are accessible for the other users of the tandem program.


4. Course-specific user data

The administrators can consult the user data which are actively leaved by the participants themselves. The use of this data is permitted for platform management or to ensure the operability and to optimize the system. The data protection regulations are observed.


5. Setting content

Users can post content (e.g. texts or media files) into the central tandem portal; they have to ensure themselves that they are entitled to do this (for example, copyright, trademarks, personality rights). It is inadmissible to distribute content in the central tandem portal of the UzK for which there are no rights of use or which are xenophobic, racist, politically extreme or sexually offensive. A fair polite and respectful tone is expected in personal dealings. The central tandem portal and its internal mail system is not allowed to be used for the distribution of advertising (spam). 


6. Use of content

The retransmission of content in the central tandem portal of the UzK is generally only permitted in agreement with the respective right holder; in case of doubt with the Tandem Administrator Team. This also applies to forum posts as well as messages from internal mail system of the central tandem portal.


These rules of use can unilaterally be changed by the University of Cologne. The users will be informed of the changes automatically 


Dezernat 9

Department 92 International Students

Dr. Susanne Preuschoff



Susanne Preuschoff

Department 92 International Students

University of Cologne


50923 Cologne

+49 (0)221 470 4089/8392