Data Protection

Privacy Policy

With this statement we would like to inform you which data are stored at this site, when the data are stored and how the data are used. All data, without exception, collected during a visit to our web site are processed in accordance with the current German data protection acts. We have taken technical and organizational measures in order to protect your rights.

Controller

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI)
Phone: +49 (0)631 / 205 75-0, E-Mail: info@dfki.de, Legal information

 

Data protection officer

Phone: +49 (0)631 / 205 75-0, E-Mail: datenschutz@dfki.de

 

Purpose of processing

  • Provision of the information offering in the course of the public communication of the DFKI
  • Establishment of contact and correspondence with visitors and users

Anonymous and protected usage

Visit and usage of our web site are anonymous. At our web site personal data are only collected to the technically necessary extent. The processed data will not be transmitted to any third parties or otherwise disclosed, except on the basis of concrete lawful obligations. Within our information offering we do not embed information or service offerings of third party providers.

While using our web site the data transmission in the internet is being protected by a generally accepted secure encryption procedure and hence cannot easily be eavesdropped or tampered.

Access data

On every access to our web site, some usage, transmission and connection data will be collected and temporarily stored in a log file.

On every access/retrieval the following data are stored:

  • IP address
  • transmitted user agent information (in particular type/version of web browser, operating system etc.)
  • transmitted referrer information (URL of the referring page)
  • date and time of the access/retrieval
  • transmitted access method/function
  • transmitted input values (search terms etc.)
  • retrieved page resp. file
  • transmitted amount of data
  • status of processing the access/retrieval

The stored data records can be statistically evaluated in order to adapt and optimize our web site to the needs of our visitors. Any techniques that offer the possibility to retrace the access characteristics of users will not be applied. The creation of user profiles (tracking) is precluded.

The stored data records are not attributable to specific persons. They are generally not being combined with other data sources. However, we express our reservation to retroactively investigate the stored data, if we become aware of concrete indications of any illegal usage.

Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our web site. Cookies are small files that are being stored by your web browser. The cookies used on our web site do not harm your computer and do not contain any malware. They offer a user-friendly and effective usage of our web site.

We transmit so-called session cookies to your web browser. They are valid only for the duration of your visit on our web site and they do not have any meaning outside of our web site. The session cookies are needed in order to identify your session with a unique number during your visit and to transmit our contents in your preferred language. At the end of your visit the session cookies will be automatically deleted upon termination of your web browser.

We also transmit permanent cookies to your web browser with a vality period of at most 365 days. We are exclusively using these cookies in order to respect your settings for the type of presentation (normal, inverted) and for the font size. Furthermore, it will be recorded whether you’ve taken notice of the information about the usage of cookies in your web browser.

You can adjust your web browser such that you will be informed on setting cookies und allow cookies on an individual basis resp. you exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or generally. You also can adjust the automatic deletion of cookies upon termination of your web browser. Upon deactivation of cookies the functionality of our web site can be limited. In any case, our information offerings are available to the full extent.

Social Media

We do not embed social media plug-ins on our web site. When you visit our web site hence no data are transmitted to social media services. Profiling by any third parties hence is precluded. You though have the option to change over to our information services on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For the usage of these services we refer to the data protection notices of the respective service providers.

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

CleverReach

This website uses CleverReach to send newsletters. The supplier is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. The data you provide (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter will be stored on CleverReach servers in Germany.

Sending our newsletters with CleverReach enables us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can find out how many recipients have opened the email containing the newsletter and how often various links contained therein are clicked. With the help of conversion tracking, we can also analyze whether a predefined action (such as the purchase of a product on our website) takes place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on how data is analyzed by CleverReach, please visit https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by CleverReach, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of CleverReach. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

For more information, see the privacy policy of CleverReach at https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.

Completion of an outsourced data processing contract

We have entered into an agreement with CleverReach for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using CleverReach.

Google Maps

This site integrates the Google Maps map service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Correspondence

You have the option to contact us by e-mail. We will exclusively use your e-mail address and other personal contact data for the correspondence with you. Due to lawful obligation every e-mail correspondence will be archived. Subject to our legitimate interests your e-mail address and other personal contact data can be stored in our contact data base.

Contact information

When you have questions that are not answered by this data protection notice, or when you require further information on data protection, please contact our data protection officer.
e-mail address: datenschutz@dfki.de

Image Rights

If not specially marked: ©DFKI GmbH.

Access and Intervention

Besides the information in this data protection policy you have the right of access to your personal data. To ensure fair data processing, you have the following rights:

  • The right to rectification and completion of your personal data
  • The right to erasure of your personal data
  • The right to restriction of the processing of your personal data
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds related to your particular situation

To exercise these rights, please contact our data protection officer.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes statutory data protection regulations.