The responsible body within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO), is
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Gillert (Chairman of the Executive Board)
Your data subject rights
You can exercise the following rights at any time by using the contact details provided on data protection issues:
- Information about your data stored with us and how it is processed,
- Correcting incorrect personal data,
- Deletion of your data stored with us,
- Restriction of data processing, provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
- opposition to the processing of your data by us and
- Data transferability, if you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.
If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.
You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state in which you live, work or are suspected of having committed an infringement. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with their addresses can be found at
Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties
you have given your express consent,
- the processing is necessary for the execution of a contract with you,
- the processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation,
- the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.
Deletion or blocking of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as required by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
If you contact us by e-mail with regard to questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting us. To do so, you must provide us with a valid e-mail address. This serves the purpose of assigning the enquiry and the subsequent response to it. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your enquiry and for possible follow-up questions. Personal data will be automatically deleted once the enquiry you have made has been dealt with.
Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data on the use of the map functions by visitors. You can find more detailed information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.
You can find detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products here.
Embedded YouTube videos
On some of our websites we embed Youtube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection is established to servers of Youtube. This tells Youtube which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by first logging out of your Youtube account.
If you have deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad programme, you will not have to expect such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in your browser.
Web analysis, monitoring and optimisation
Web analysis (also known as "reach measurement") is used to evaluate the streams of visitors to our online offering and may include behaviour, interests or demographic information about visitors, such as age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of the range analysis we can, for example, identify at what time our online offer or its functions or contents are most frequently used or invite reuse. We can also understand which areas require optimisation.
In addition to web analysis, we can also use test procedures, e.g. to test and optimise different versions of our online offer or its components.
For these purposes, so-called user profiles can be created and stored in a file (so-called "cookie") or similar procedures with the same purpose can be used. This information may include, for example, content viewed, web pages visited and elements used on those pages, and technical details such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, this data may also be processed, depending on the provider.
The IP addresses of users are also stored. However, we use an IP masking procedure (i.e., pseudonymisation by shortening the IP address) to protect the users. In general, no clear user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) are stored in the context of web analysis, A/B testing and optimisation, but pseudonyms. This means that we as well as the providers of the software used do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective procedures.
- Persons concerned: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
- Security measures: IP-Masking (pseudonymisation of the IP address).
- Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a DSGVO), legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f. DSGVO).
Services used and service providers: Google Analytics: coverage measurement and web analysis; service providers: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration then applies to your renewed visit.
Questions about data protection
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Gillert (Chairman of the Executive Board)
phone: +49 3375 508 409
The data protection declaration was created and slightly modified using the data protection declaration generator of activeMind AG. activeMind AG