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Privacy Policy

We are highly committed to the protection of your data. To inform you fully about how we use personal data, please take note of the following privacy policy before you make further use of the website. 

 

Name and contact details of the controller pursuant to Article 4(7) GDPR

Förderverein Forschungs- & Anwendungszentrum für digitale Zukunftstechnologien Lichtenfels e.V.
[Society for Lichtenfels Center of Next Generation Digital Technologies]

Mauer 14, 96450 Coburg
Telephone: +49 (0) 95 61 / 745 91 0
Email: foerderverein@fadz-lichtenfels.de

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer
Email: datenschutz@fadz-lichtenfels.de

 

The security and protection of your personal data

It is our top priority to maintain the confidentiality of the personal data provided by you and to protect them against unauthorised access. Hence, we take the utmost care and employ advanced security standards to ensure maximum protection for your personal data.

As a private enterprise, we are governed by the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure that we and our external service providers comply with the statutory data protection provisions.

 

Definitions

The GDPR requires that personal data be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject (‘lawfulness, fairness and transparency’). To this end, we herewith inform you about the individual statutory definitions which are also used in this Privacy Policy:

1. Personal data

‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

2. Processing

‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

3. Restriction of processing

‘Restriction of processing’ means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

4. Profiling

‘Profiling’ means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

5. Pseudonymisation

‘Pseudonymisation’ means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data could not be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

6. Filing system

‘Filing system’ means any structured set of personal data which are accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralised, decentralised or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.

7. Controller

‘Controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

8. Processor

‘Processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

9. Recipient

‘Recipient’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

10. Third party

‘Third party’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

11. Consent

‘Consent’ of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

 

Lawfulness of processing

The processing of personal data is lawful only if it is based on legal grounds which are established by law. Pursuant to points (a) to (f) of Article 6(1)

GDPR, the legal basis for the processing may be in particular:

  1. The data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
     
  2. processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
     
  3. processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
     
  4. processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
     
  5. processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
     
  6. processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

 

Information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following section, we provide information about our collection of personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are for example your name, address, email addresses, user behaviour.

(2) If you get in touch with us by email or by using a contact form, we will store the data communicated by you (your email address, possibly your name and your phone number) to permit us to reply to your questions. We will delete the data so obtained when we no longer need to store them, or restrict their processing where statutory retention duties apply.

 

Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When you use our website merely for information purposes, in other words, if you do not register or otherwise send us data, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data that we need for technical reasons to display our website for your benefit and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis: Sentence 1, point (f), of Article 6(1) GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Data volume transmitted in each case
  • Website from which the request is launched
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its user interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

 

Purpose limitation of the processing of personal data

(1) We will process the data provided by you in accordance with the principles of data minimisation and purpose limitation. The principle of purpose limitation means that data shall be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes. Further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes. 

(2) In principle, we process your data to reply to your questions, to process your orders or to provide you with access to certain information or offers. For the purpose of maintaining customer relations, it may also be necessary that we, or a service provider commissioned by us, use these data to inform you about product offers or to carry out online surveys to better satisfy the responsibilities and requirements of our clients.

(3) We will process the data provided online by you only for the purposes communicated to you. Your data will not be transmitted to third parties without your express consent. Data will only be collected and transmitted to public institutions and authorities authorised to obtain such information within the framework of the relevant laws and/or to the extent that we are required to do so by a court order. 

(4) We naturally respect your desire not to make your data available to us in aid of building our customer relations (in particular for direct marketing or market research purposes). We will neither sell your data to third parties nor market them in any other manner unless you have consented to our doing so.

 

Erasure and storage of data

(1) Your data will be stored only as long as necessary to achieve the specific purpose and in the absence of other statutory retention duties (e.g. commercial or tax-related retention duties).

(2) If you have given us consent, we will store your data until you revoke your consent, provided there is no other legal basis for the processing of your data, and no statutory retention duties prevent us from erasing the data.

(3) In addition, in individual cases, e.g. for evidentiary purposes, longer storage of the data may be required to pursue/defend against claims under civil and/or public law.

 

Use of cookies

(1) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are saved on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using, and via which the entity that placed the cookie receives certain information. Cookies cannot run programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make the website more user-friendly and more efficient overall.

(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:

transient cookies (see a)

permanent cookies (see b).

  1. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include session cookies in particular. These save a ‘session ID’, with which various requests made by your browser can be assigned to the same session. This means that your computer can be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
     
  2. Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a set period of time, which can differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time via your browser’s security settings.
     
  3. You can configure your browser settings in accordance with your wishes and can disable third-party cookies. ‘Third-party cookies’ are cookies which were set by a third party, in other words, not by the actual website you are currently visiting. Please note that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website if you deactivate cookies.
     
  4. We use cookies in order to be able to identify you on future visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again on each visit.

 

Other functions and offers on our website

(1) Apart from using our website merely for information purposes, we offer various services that you can access if they are of interest to you. In this case, you normally have to provide additional personal data, which we will use to provide the respective services subject to the aforementioned principles of data processing.

(2) To some extent we use external service providers for processing your data. Those providers were carefully selected and commissioned by us; they are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly.

(3) If our service providers or partners have their registered office in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the description of the offer will include information about the consequences resulting from this fact.

 

Children

Our services are generally intended for adults. Persons under the age of 16 should not send us any personal data without the agreement of their parents or guardians.

 

Rights of the data subject

(1) Withdrawal of consent

If personal data are processed on the basis of consent which has been given, you have the right to revoke such consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

To exercise your right of revocation, you may contact us at any time by post at (Förderverein Forschungs- & Anwendungszentrum für digitale Zukunftstechnologien Lichtenfels e.V., Mauer 14, 96450 Coburg) or by email at (foerderverein@fadz-lichtenfels.de).

(2) Right of confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from the controller as to whether we process personal data relating to you. You can request such confirmation at any time from the contact address stated above.

(3) Right of access

Where personal data are being processed, you have the right pursuant to Article 15 GDPR to obtain access at any time to those personal data and the following information:

  1. the purposes of the processing;
     
  2. the categories of personal data concerned;
     
  3. the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
     
  4. where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
     
  5. the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
     
  6. the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
     
  7. where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
     
  8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer pursuant to Article 46 GDPR. We will provide a copy of the personal data which are the subject of the processing. For any further copies you may request, we can charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If you file an electronic application, the information must be provided in a commonly used electronic format, unless otherwise stated. The right to obtain a copy referred to in paragraph 3 shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

To exercise your right of access, you may contact us at any time by post at (Förderverein Forschungs- & Anwendungszentrum für digitale Zukunftstechnologien Lichtenfels e.V., Mauer 14, 96450 Coburg) or by email at (foerderverein@fadz-lichtenfels.de).

(4) Right to rectification   

Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to obtain rectification of incorrect personal data relating to you from us without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.

You can assert your right by getting in touch with us at the contact details provided above.

(5) Right to erasure (‘Right to be forgotten’)

Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, and we are obliged to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds apply:

  1. the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
     
  2. the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6 (1), or point (a) of Article 9 (2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
     
  3. the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR;
     
  4. the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
     
  5. the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
     
  6. the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) GDPR.

Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to paragraph 1 to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

The right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) shall not apply to the extent that the processing is necessary:

  • for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
  • for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) GDPR;
  • for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
  • for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You can assert your right by getting in touch with us at the contact details provided above.

(6) Right to restriction of processing

Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to obtain a restriction of the processing of your personal data by us where one of following applies:

  1. the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
     
  2. the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
     
  3. the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
     
  4. the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the requirements referred to above, such personal data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the consent of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

In order to assert the right to restriction of processing, the data subject can get in touch with us at any time at the contact information provided above.

You can assert your right by getting in touch with us at the contact details provided above.

(7) Right to data portability

Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data relating to you which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance on the part of the controller to whom the data have been provided, where:

  1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR; and
     
  2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising the right to data portability pursuant to Paragraph 1, you have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability shall be without prejudice to the right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’). That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

You can assert your right by getting in touch with us at the contact details provided above.

(8) Right to object

Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1), you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

You can exercise your right to object at any time by contacting the controller concerned.

You can assert your right by getting in touch with us at the contact details provided above.

(9) Automated decision-making and profiling

We refrain from automated decision-making or profiling.

(10) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to them infringes this [GDPR] Regulation.

A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses is available at:

https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html:

(11) Right to effective judicial remedy

Without prejudice to any available administrative or non-judicial remedy, including the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you consider that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed as a result of the processing of your personal data in non-compliance with this [GDPR] Regulation.

 

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

(1) This website uses the Matomo web analysis service to analyse the use of our website and continuously improve the website. The statistical information gained helps us improve our website and to make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Sentence 1, point (f), of Article 6(1) GDPR.

(2) Cookies are saved on your computer for the purposes of such analysis. The controller stores the information thus collected only on its servers in Europe. You can cease the analysis by deleting existing cookies and by preventing the storage of cookies. Please note that you may not able to use the website to its full extent if you disable the storage of cookies.

(3) This website uses Matomo with the extension ‘AnonymizeIP’. This means that the IP address will be truncated before further processing to prevent any direct personal identification from it. The IP address transferred by your browser through the use of Matomo will not be merged with any other data collected by us.

(4) The Matomo programme is an open source project. For information from this third-party provider on privacy, please see matomo.org/privacy-policy/.

 

Changes to our Data Protection Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify our security and data protection measures if this is necessitated by technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our Privacy Policy accordingly. Please take note of our Privacy Policy as amended. The current version was last updated in February 2020.