Data Protection Declaration
The responsible party within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is indicated as representative here.
Your data subject rights
You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection representative:
Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 DSGVO),
Correction of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
Deletion of your data stored with us (Art. 17 DSGVO),
Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 DSGVO),
object to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 DSGVO) and
Data portability, provided you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 DSGVO).
If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.
You can contact a supervisory authority at any time with a complaint, e.g. the competent supervisory authority in the federal state of your residence or the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.
A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html.
Collection of general information when visiting our website
Nature and purpose of the processing:
When you access our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address and the like.
In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:
Ensuring a problem-free connection of the website,
Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
Evaluation of system security and stability, and
to optimise our website.
We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Information of this kind is evaluated anonymously by us statistically, if necessary, in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.
Legal basis and legitimate interest:
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.
Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as order processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. This is generally the case for data used to provide the website when the respective session has ended.
In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after 14 days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are anonymised so that it is no longer possible to assign the calling client.
Provision prescribed or required
The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the IP address, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be restricted. For this reason, an objection is excluded.
Use of Matomo
If you have given your consent, this website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. The provider of the Matomo software is InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand.
Matomo sets a cookie (a text file) on your end device, with which your browser can be recognised. If sub-pages of our website are called up, the following information is stored:
the IP address of the user, shortened by the last two bytes (anonymised)
the sub-page called up and the time of the call-up
the page from which the user reached our website (referrer)
which browser with which plug-ins, which operating system and which screen resolution is used
the length of stay on the website
the pages that are accessed from the sub-page called up
Matomo is used to improve the quality of our website and its content. This enables us to find out how the website is used and to constantly optimise our offer.
By anonymising the IP address by six digits, we take into account the interest of the website visitor in the protection of personal data. The data is not used to personally identify the website user and is not merged with other data. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties.
Withdrawal of consent:
You can revoke your consent to the storage and analysis of your data by Matomo at any time via the link below. A so-called opt-out cookie will then be stored on your device, which is valid for two years. As a result, Matomo will not collect any session data. Please note, however, that the opt-out cookie is deleted when you delete all cookies.
INSERT THE IFRAME FOR THE OPT-OUT FROM MATOMO HERE
For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please see the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.
Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)
In order to display our content correctly and in a graphically appealing manner across browsers, we use "Google Web Fonts" from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google") on this website to display fonts.
Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO
Right to object on a case-by-case basis
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DSGVO.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Recipient of an opposition
The recipient of an opposition is indicated as the institute representative here.
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your next visit.
Questions to the Data Protection Representatives
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly.
The contact details to the Data Protection Representatives can be found here.