Privacy policy

1. Data protection overview

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that could be used to identify you personally. Detailed information about data protection can be found in the Privacy Policy provided under this text.

 

Collecting data on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?

The website operator processes data on this website. Their contact information can be found in the Legal Notice on this website.

 

How do we collect your data?

Some of your data is collected when you provide it to us, which could include data that you enter into a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. This primarily takes the form of technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time the page was accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

 

What do we use your data for?

Some data is collected so we can make the website available without any errors, while other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.

 

What rights do you have over your data?

You have the right to receive information, at any time and free of charge, about the origin, recipient and purpose of personal data concerning you that has been saved. In addition, you have the right to request this data be rectified, made unavailable or erased. You can contact us at any time at the address listed in the Legal Notice for more information on this and other questions relating to data protection. Furthermore, you can also make a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.

Under certain circumstances you have the additional right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Details about this can be found in the Privacy Policy, under ‘Right to restriction of processing’.

 

2. General notes and obligatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take protecting your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially, in line with statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

Personal data of various kinds is collected when you use this website. Personal data is data that could be used to identify you personally. This Privacy Policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and to what purpose this occurs.

We would like to let you know that transmitting data online (e.g. during email communication) may involve security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.

 

Information regarding the controller

The controller for data processing on our website is:

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Hansastraße 27c
80686 Munich

Telephone: +49 89 1205- 0
Email: impressum@hightech-forum.de

The controller is any natural or legal person who alone or together with others makes decisions on the nature and purpose of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or similar).

 

Withdrawal of your consent for data processing

Many data processing procedures are only possible with your express consent. Once granted, you can withdraw consent at any time; sending us notification of this via an informal email is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of withdrawal shall remain unaffected by the withdrawal.

 

Right to object to the collection of data in particular cases and for direct marketing (GDPR art. 21)

If data processing is carried out under art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds arising from your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, including profiling based on these provisions. The legal basis upon which processing is based can be found in this Privacy Policy. If you raise an objection, we will cease to process your personal data affected by this unless we can prove compelling grounds for the processing that are worthy of protecting and that overcome your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing serves to establish, exercise or defend legal claims (objection under art. 21 (1) GDPR).

If your personal data is processed for the purposes of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of marketing of this nature. This also applies to profiling if it is connected to this kind of direct marketing. If you raise an objection, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing (objection under art. 21 (2) GDPR).

 

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of an infringement of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual place of residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

 

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive, or to have transmitted to a third party, data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract, in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request that data be directly transmitted to another controller, this shall only occur to the extent technically feasible.

 

SSL/TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you submit to us as the operators of the website. You tell that an encrypted connection exists because the address bar on the browser will change from ‘http://’ to ‘https://’, and a lock symbol will be displayed on your browser bar.

The data you send to us cannot be read by third parties when SSL or TLS encryption is activated.

 

Access, unavailability, erasure and rectification

Under the applicable legal provisions, you always have the right to receive information free of charge about stored personal data concerning you, the origin and recipient of the data, the purpose of processing, and, if necessary, a right to rectify, make unavailable or erase this data. You can contact us at any time in the address listed in the Legal Notice for more information on this and other questions relating to personal data.

 

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. To this end, you can contact us at any time in the address listed in the Legal Notice. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of the personal data we have stored, we generally need time to verify this. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted while verification is being carried out.
  • If your personal data was processed/is being processed unlawfully, you can request that data processing be restricted instead of the data being erased.
  • If we no longer require your personal data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of the data being erased.
  • If you have raised an objection under art. 21 (1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed up against ours. Until it is determined which set of interests outweigh the other, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

 

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data can only be processed (apart from storage) with your consent, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

 

Objection to marketing emails

An objection is hereby lodged against the use of the contact information published in the Legal Notice for sending marketing and information material that has not been explicitly requested. The operator of this website expressly reserves the right to take legal steps in the event that marketing information, such as spam emails, is sent without it being requested.

 

3. Collecting data on our website

Cookies

Parts of this website use ‘cookies’. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. They serve to make our offering more user friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are deposited on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are ‘session cookies’, which are deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain saved on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit.

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are stored, and only permit cookies in an individual instance, approve cookies in certain situations or exclude them in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. The functionality of this website may be restricted if cookies are deactivated.

Cookies required for conducting the process of electronic communication or providing certain functions required by you (e.g. shopping basket) are stored on the basis of art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies so that its services can be provided in an optimised manner that is free from technical faults. If other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your browsing behaviour) are stored, they will be treated separately in this Privacy Policy.

 

Enquiries made by email, telephone or fax

If you contact us via email, telephone or fax, your enquiry, and all personal data (name, enquiry) associated with it will be saved and processed for the purposes of handling your request. We will not disclose this information without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, provided that your enquiry is connected to the performance of a contract or is required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing enquiries addressed to us.

The data sent to us via contact enquiries remains with us until you request that it is erased, withdraw your consent for the storage of the data or the purpose of storing the data lapses (e.g. once your enquiry has been processed to completion). Mandatory statutory provisions, particularly legal retention periods, remain unaffected by this.

 

4. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

This website uses Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure that fonts are displayed in a uniform manner. When a website is accessed, your browser loads the necessary web fonts to its browser cache so it can display texts and fonts correctly.

The browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers to do so. This means that Google becomes aware that your IP address accessed our website. Google Web Fonts are used in the interests of depicting our online offering in a uniform, appealing way. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer’s standard font will be used.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

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