Copyrights and inventions
Art. 34 Copyrights and inventions
1 Students grant the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts the right to use and exploit their copyright-protected works and inventions developed during their studies. This includes the free and unlimited right in terms of time and place to publish or copy the copyright-protected works or inventions, as well as any related trademarks, or to use and exploit them in any other manner.
2 The moral rights of the author and the student’s right to continue to personally use and exploit the copyright-protected works, inventions or trademarks remain protected. Art. 35 forms an exception.
Art. 35 Audiovisual works
Students assign all rights to use and exploit audiovisual works to the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts as producer for its exclusive use, together with the right to use and exploit these works free of charge and without any restrictions in terms of time and place. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences may transfer these rights to third parties or return them to the student.
Art. 36 Purpose of use
1 The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts generally uses the rights transferred to it for study-related purposes, in particular for archiving, documentation, information, cataloging in the library or media library, advertising and public relation activities. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is also entitled to grant or transfer rights to copyright-protected works of students, the related patent rights and inventions to third parties within the framework of cooperation, in particular regarding thesis or project work by students, in the fields of applied research and development as well as services.
2 After informing the student, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts may record presentations, performances or screenings of a work on audio, video and data storage systems. The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts may publish such recordings on the Internet (live stream, podcast).
Art. 37 Compensation
1 If the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts earns a financial profit on the commercial use of copyright-protected works and the related patent rights or inventions, it is obliged to agree suitable compensation with the student.
2 A financial profit is earned if the net revenue exceeds the total unsubsidized costs incurred by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (e.g. production costs).
Digital teaching activities
Health insurance and accident insurance/pension plan
Copyright and personal rights as well as the right to one’s own image also apply to online teaching activities. Written material, videos and other teaching materials made available on ILIAS and in web meetings must not be shared with third parties. The recording of web meetings requires the prior express consent of all parties involved.
In Switzerland, health insurance and accident insurance are prescribed by law and therefore compulsory. Students are responsible for ensuring their social security matters are in order, particularly by taking out insurance and by closing gaps in their insurance coverage, etc.
Old-age and survivors’ insurance (AHV)
The personal details of all students over the age of 18 will be passed on to the Lucerne Compensation Office (Ausgleichskasse Luzern), which is in charge of collecting AHV contributions. The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture would like to point out that the students themselves are responsible for the payment of their contributions. Each year during which no contributions are paid can lead to a significant reduction in pension payments (a particularly serious consequence in the event of disability). Further information can be found at www.ahv.ch.
Theft insurance (property insurance, electronic equipment)
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and its Schools provide no insurance coverage for the damage, destruction or loss of electronic equipment (e.g. laptops, digital cameras, storage devices or similar) owned by students. It is therefore the students’ responsibility to take out an insurance policy for this kind of occurrence.
Students undertake to comply with the internal order, health and safety regulations of the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture. Students are responsible for taking out liability insurance. The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture accepts no liability of any kind.
Data protection guidelines
1. Use of personal data
The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture conforms to the applicable data protection legislation when handling the personal data of students.
With their binding application, students consent to the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture processing and/or linking their personal data (e.g. first name, surname, matriculation number, ECTS credits, degree program etc.) and photos for the purposes of planning, organization, evaluation, funding, statistics, information, in-house learning platforms and classroom portraits. This applies before, during and after the degree program. This also includes the transmission of the necessary data to the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (BFS), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SBFI), the Intercantonal Agreement, Cantons the Swiss Confederation and the Central Compensation Office (CENT). Furthermore, data will be forwarded to the Central and University Library, Lucerne, for the creation of a user account so that students can borrow media at all major university libraries across Switzerland.
With their binding application, students also consent to their data (first name, surname, address, phone number, e-mail address, date of birth, specialization, commencement of studies, date of graduation, School) being passed on to the alumni association of the University of Applied Sciences for Central Switzerland (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Alumni) after completion of their degree program/continuing and executive education program in order to take out their free-of-charge one-year membership. If students do not wish for their personal data to be disclosed to the alumni association for the purpose of taking out a free-of-charge one-year membership, they may notify the association office via e-mail (email@example.com
2. Use of third-party services
By using third-party services such as Mobility car sharing, University Sports etc., students consent to their data being passed on for the administration of these services by the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture. Only data given voluntarily by students as part of the registration process will be passed on to third parties. It cannot be ruled out, however, that data may be seen by others while being passed on by third parties.
The degree program conforms to the applicable regulations in place at the start of a given degree program. We expressly reserve the right to make changes and/or amendments to existing regulations and to issue new regulations during the degree program. These shall apply for all students as soon as they come into effect. The regulations can be read online at any time and are available on request from the Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture (Bachelor’s and Master’s Secretariat).