takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We process personal data collected during visits to our website in accordance with applicable data protection regulations. Your data will be published by us, nor transferred to third parties without authorization. Below we explain what information we collect during your visit to our website and they are used as well:

1. Data collection and processing with access over the Internet

If you visit our website, our web servers temporarily each access in a log file. The following data is collected and stored until an automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the downloaded file
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Notification of whether the access was successful
  • Data identifying the browser and operating system used, Carried by the website of the access
  • Name of your Internet service provider

The processing of this data is for the purpose of enabling the use of the (connection setup), for system security, for technical administration of the network infrastructure and to optimize the website. The IP address is only evaluated in attacks on the network infrastructure of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

About the above-mentioned cases, personal data will not be processed unless you explicit consent in any further work. Pseudonyms user profiles can gem. to create the designs for Web analysis (S.U.).

2. orders

When you order information materials or other goods through our website, we use the address data you only for the purpose of processing the order.

3. Use and disclosure of personal data

All use of your personal data is only for those purposes and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes. Any disclosure to third parties.

Transfers of personal data to state institutions and authorities only if required by law or if the disclosure in the case of attacks is necessary on our network infrastructure to take legal action. Disclosure for other purposes does not take place.

4. Consent to further use

The use of certain services on our website, such as newsletters or forums may require prior registration and involves more substantial processing of personal data, such as a longer-term storage of e-mail addresses, user IDs and passwords. The use of such data is only when you are received and these have explicitly prior consent for this use. In the following cases, we ask you, for example, at a separate place to your consent.:

4.1 Newsletters and press distribution

To sign up for a newsletter service of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we need at least your e-mail address to which the newsletter should be sent. Additional information is optional and will be used only on the basis of your consent, for example. Order to contact you and to be able to clear up questions concerning e-mail address. For regular mail delivery we need your address data. In press distribution list are the media outlet for which you work necessary so that we know that actually receiving our press is supplied.

Usually we use opt-in procedures for registering the Double. That is, we will only send newsletters when you confirm your registration after notification of your e-mail address on a return from us, e-mail and a link contained therein. The registration and confirmation are logged. This is to ensure that only you can log in as the specified e-mail address in the Newsletter service itself. Your confirmation must be timely in order to send the e-mail be done by us, otherwise your registration and e-mail address will be deleted in our database. Until we receive your confirmation, our newsletter service will refuse to accept any other registration requests using this e-mail address.

You can cancel subscriptions to our newsletters at any time. For this you can either send us an email or make a cancellation via a link at the bottom of the newsletter.

4.2 guestbooks and forums

To register for an Internet forum run by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we need at least a user ID, a password, and your e-mail address. The registration to such a service can be done at your own protection, the registration for a newsletter service only when you confirm your registration via a return from us, email and the link provided and you, to the extent necessary for the use of the forum , consent to the use of other personal data.

You may cancel the service at any time, by sending us an e-mail via the Web page of the service.

Guestbooks and forums shall not normally content monitoring by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Nevertheless, we reserve the right, in its sole discretion to delete messages and to prohibit users from further use, particularly when entries contravenes the law or are incompatible with the objectives of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.

5. cookies

On our website we use cookies only when the user is active for this decision, s. Item 6.

6. Web analysis

Personal user profiles are not created. . ยง 15 para 3 German Telemedia Act (TMG) allowed, however, for purposes of advertising, market research and tailoring of offers the use of user profiles under a pseudonym, provided that the user does not contradict this: We use on our website for web analytics software Piwik. The software is checked by supervisors or evaluators and meet all requirements of the German and European data protection law. Data on our website is collected and stored – With Piwik – after user consent. From these data, user profiles for marketing and optimization purposes are created under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the Internet browser of the site visitor. Cookies enable recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected by the tracking technologies be without your separate consent is not used to identify you personally. The collected data will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. A cross-site analysis also does not take place.

7. Social PlugIns

On our website, we sometimes use social plugins, eg., Those of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google+. These are often technically operated in the United States or other countries outside of Germany and the EU and partially available through national companies in the EU (see Fig. On the providers the sites, or The plug-ins are eg. The logo of the company, comment fields or a so-called. “Like-“, “Likes” or labeled “+1” button.

We use the privacy-2-click solution of Heise Verlag. Only when you activate the plugin, your browser will connect directly to the servers of the respective provider in the country.

If you enable the plug-in, the seller receives at least the information that you have visited a particular page of our website, if necessary, additional information, reveal your web browser or your used device. The content of the plug-in is loaded by your web browser from the manufacturer and included in our website. If you are registered and logged in with that provider, your visit can be assigned to your user account.

When you interact with a plug, for example. Click the “Like” button or leave a comment in a form field, this information is also transmitted from your browser directly to the provider and stored there and possibly further used and published.

Purpose and scope of data collection and use described are V. A. Marketing activities of the provider and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Details, and your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy can be read in its privacy statement directly with the provider.

By visiting our website you agree to the above rules.

8. Security

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft implements technical and organizational security measures to safeguard stored personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

9. Links to other websites

Our websites may contain links to other Web sites. Please note that this privacy statement applies exclusively to the website of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. We have no control over and can not monitor whether other providers comply with the privacy policy.

10. Right to information and contact details

You are entitled to a legal right to the personal data stored about you and have a right to correct inaccurate data, blocking and deletion.

If you are a registered user of certain services provided by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we offer you the possibility to view the data on a user account for yourself and delete or change as necessary.

If you want information about your personal data or their correction or deletion or further questions about the application of your personal data provided, please contact:

11. Acceptance, validity and modification of data protection declaration

By using our Website you consent to the data as specified above. The Privacy Statement is current as of 17/05/2016.

As our Web site evolves, new technologies may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reserves the right at any time to change the privacy policy with effect for the future. We recommend that you read the current Privacy Policy from time to time.