In the following sections, we explain what types of data we record when you visit our Web site, and precisely how they are used:
1. Recording and processing of data in connection with access over the Internet
2. Use and transfer of personal data
3. Consent to use data in other contexts
Newsletters and press distribution
Visitors’ books and forums
6. Links to Web sites operated by other providers
7. Right to information and contact data
8. Acceptance, validity and modification of data protection conditions
? IP address of the requesting processor
? Date and time of access
? Name and URL of the downloaded file
? Volume of data transmitted
? Indication whether download was successful
? Data identifying the browser software and operating system
? Web site from which our site was accessed
? Name of your Internet service provider
The purpose of recording these data is to allow use of the Web site (connection setup), for sys-tem security, for technical administration of the network infrastructure and in order to optimize our Internet service. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of fraudulent access to the network infrastructure of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
We do not compile personal profiles of users. The German Telemedia Act (TMG) states that user profiles are permissible under the condition that pseudonyms are used, and on condition that the user does not withhold consent. If we intend to make use of this option anywhere on our Internet site, a notice informing you of your right to withdraw consent will be posted on the corresponding page.
Apart from the special cases cited above, we do not process personal data without first obtain-ing your explicit consent to do so.
Personal data will not be transferred to government bodies or public authorities except in order to comply with mandatory national legislation or if the transfer of such data should be necessary in order to take legal action in cases of fraudulent access to our network infrastructure. Personal data will not be transferred to third parties for any other purpose.
As a general rule, we employ the double opt-in method when sending out newsletters. In other words, after you have registered for the service and informed us of your e-mail address, you will receive an e-mail in return from us, containing a link that you must use to confirm your registra-tion. The newsletter will not be sent until this has been done. This procedure is used to ensure that only you yourself can register with the newsletter service under the specified e-mail address. You must confirm your registration as soon as possible after receiving our e-mail, otherwise your registration and e-mail address will be erased from our database. Until we receive your confirma-tion, 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. To do so, either send us an e-mail or follow the link at the end of the newsletter.
You can cancel your registration for this type of service at any time, by sending us an e-mail via the Web page offering the service.
As a general rule, the content of visitors’ books and forums is not subject to any form of moni-toring by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Nevertheless, we reserve the right to delete posted contri-butions and to prohibit users from further use of the service at our own discretion, especially in cases where posted content contravenes the law or is deemed incompatible with the objectives of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
If, exceptionally, one of our applications requires the storage of personal data in a cookie, for instance a user ID, we will point out you to it.
In some cases, if you are a registered user of certain services provided by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we offer you the possibility of inspecting these data online, and even of deleting or modifying the data yourself.
If you wish to obtain information on your personal data, or want us to correct or erase such da-ta, or if you have any other questions concerning the use of personal data held by us, please contact:
Dr. Niklas Speer, Zentrale der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Hansastraße 27C, 80686 München, +49 89 1205-2015, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you communicate with us by e-mail, please take note that the content of unencrypted e-mails can be intercepted and openly read by unintended parties. For this reason, we recommend that confidential information should be transmitted in encrypted form or sent by post in the tradi-tional way.
As our Web site evolves, and new technologies come into use, it may become necessary to amend the statement of data protection conditions. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reserves the right to modify its data protection conditions at any time, with effect as of a future date. We recommend that you re-read the latest version from time to time.